Explore beautiful canopy design ideas for inspiration for your own outdoor creation. You don't have to worry about anything, except maybe getting your guests to leave.
Most canopy roof designs are of a single slopped (Shed) design to help shed water off of the roof. It may or may not incorporate some type of a overhang or cantilever overhang. Some designs are a Cable or Hip type of roof design and may be built using pre-designed and engineered trusses made from wood or metal building materials. Without the use of trusses the cable or hip roofs are custom made using custom cut rafters.
A patio cover can be a great addition and investment to your home. Not only does it provide shade and shelter for your outdoor living space, but also protection from the sun and rain. But before running out and getting one, there are a few things you should know about these structures.
Patio covers can range in size and style. You may want to consider what materials you want your patio cover to be made from, as well as if you would like a gable or flat roof style.
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A truss roof is a pre-design roof system that are made from various different wood or steel composites with various different pitch rises. The trusses are normally design and made off site and trucked to the build site.
A roof truss is best described as a structural framework of timbers that's designed to provide support for a roof. They're also used to bridge the space above a room. They typically occur at regular intervals, and they're linked by horizontal beams known as purlins.
Though both rafters and trusses are triangles in shape, the trusses have more triangle webs inside the principal frame. Rafters consist of sloping outer beams which provide support. As the trusses come with a web of triangles inside the main frame, they provide more support than the rafters.
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These underside side coverings are used to cover up the cross beams on a C-beam types of structure. They are used to dress up or finish a carport / patio cover / walkway type of structure. It is also a way to keep any birds or insects from entering the structure. The fact that soffit and fascia materials are used adds aesthetics of the structure and merits design consideration. You can Sheetmetal on the top side and the fascia panels to meet your design needs.
Metal soffit panels are most commonly placed on the underside of the eave of a roof that connects the roof overhang with the side of a building. However, soffit panels can be used anywhere that has a visible ceiling including porches, columns, and flights of stairs. The soffit panels serve both functional and aesthetic purposes.
Investing in a protective structure to house them in can increase the life of your vehicles and even increase the value of the home if you build your project to code.
There are numerous different types of poles and beams. Poles are mainly some type of form of tubing and beams come in various different types such as but not limited to Open and Closed C-beams, I-beams, Lattice beams, W-beams and so forth.
The poles and the beams are the single most important parts of any structure. They are the bones of the structure that does all the heavy lifting. It is all about the poles and the beams when it comes to the snow, wind and the live load requirements and not the roof top canopy materials. All building materials must be used within the own standards and engineering requirements, for what they were intended and never exceed their design limits.
Most local cities now have design requirement to size, open span and engineering in a form of a carport permit application. A lot of time a code enforcement person might ask for a spec sheet on any building material to make sure the products are being used for the purposes they are intended.
Every City or local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) have their own set of rules and regulations that are subject to chance for the better at any time without notice. There are standard building code requirements and best rules of thumb building practices, but more and more Cities have their own building requirements to keep us all safe.
Don't never skimp on the poles and beams!
We also offer bent formed metal pole covers for any unfinished type of squire pole.
Most Cities want to keep those, cheap sold by side of the road vendors and all over the internet prefabricated blow-a-way type of so-called carports from being used as most can't be permitted because they don't meet any building code requirements for a permanent type of structure. Most of those cheap so cheaply built carports are designated as only portable or a temporary only structure. Those temporary things start flying around doing damage to other people property during one of high wind whether events.
Our customer Ms. Shannon sent us this photo on the morning after a small tornado hit the school on Norman St, in Moore, OK. She was thanking us for building a quality carport that withstood the tornado and some very high winds that literally blew the roof off the house and blew out the windows on Just look at the house that is next door!
The house was a total loss and it had to be demolished. Our carport canopy had survived the very high wind loads that were right next door. This rolled formed carport canopy was built to replace an older one that was damaged previously. We submitted our building plans and project drawing to the City of Moore and the building inspector came back and asked us to upgrade the carports cross beams from a standard 7"-inch cross beams to a larger 10"-inch beams.
The engineering on this Flat-pan type of carport structure would go from 90 mph wind loads using the standard 7-inch aluminum beams. When we went to get the building permit the building code inspector suggested we use the larger upgraded 10-inch extruded aluminum beams. We all agreed to build the carport canopy structure using the larger cross beams for additonal costs and we got the building permits issued for this project to be installed. About a year later a tornado hit this area and the proof is in the picture posted.
Building codes are a minimum building standard and different municipalities have different building standards. Any customer may build above any standard building code requirements.
The house next door was a total loss and had to be taken down and replaced with a new one.
We build all types of awnings, arbors, pergolas, porches, pavilions, sunrooms and screen rooms and more
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