I am working on 2 bids for a customer who would prefer a wood as opposed to a metal cover for the porch.
It would be added on to the house.
He is concerned about the strength issue because of living in a hurricane prone area. (20 miles from Galveston, Texas)
I am interested in your thoughts on construction technique especially if he goes with a metal roof.
Comments on other areas welcome too.
Wait a minute. You're contracting to do something you don't know how
to do? And asking here?
Talk to tradesmen who know about the engineering/construction methods.
Then decide whether you want to squeeze your customer for the most
money, or give him the best recommendation.
Canopies/awnings/small roofs made of metal/fiberglass/plastic
materials will always be lighter and easier to maintain.
Esthetics is another issue.
On Friday, August 23, 2013 6:07:08 PM UTC-4, Andy wrote:
If you knew what you were doing, you wouldn't be referring to a patio roof as a "cover," and you wouldn't be asking for construction tips on this newsgroup.
You also wouldn't be spouting random BS about generators that have nothing to do with the subject at hand.
Have you DAGS for Patio Covers recently?
> and you wouldn't be asking for construction tips on this newsgroup.
Do you know what a.h.r stands for? With all of the OT stuff that ends up in
this newsgroup, an actual construction question is a welcome sight.
The OP does seem to toss random comments into his posts, but he did
eventually connect the generator's noise with a question as to whether or
not that might factor into the patio cover's construction. One could argue
that there are ways to build the cover that would "muffle" the noise from
the generator or perhaps something could be built around the generator as
part of the project - something which might impact the construction of the
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