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This quote is for an attached W-pan aluminum awning kit manufactured by Amerimax Building Products. These kits make great carports and patio covers.
The posts will attach to the 5-1/2 inch Extruded Header. This piece is also used as the gutter / fascia.
What is included with this kit:
|3-1/2x12in Structural W panels||5-1/2in Extruded Fascia Gutter|
|Extruded 5-1/2in Side Facia||3-1/2in Roll Formed C hanger|
|Extruded Lock Tab||Extruded Corner Caps|
|3x3in Cloverleaf Posts (if aluminum-0.040in thick, if steel-0.041in thick)||Colonial Post Bracket for Cloverleaf Post|
|Roll formed Downspout||Downspout Elbow|
|Gutter Drop Outlet||Gutter Plug|
|Color Trim||Roll formed Flashing|
|Self Tapping Tek Screws||Sheet Metal Screws|
|Anchor bolts||Lag Screw - if attaching directly to the wall without a ledger board|
|Caulking||Touch up paint - .6 oz bottle or 12 oz can depending on kit|
What you provide:
- A wooden Ledger board – if applicable (see below)
- Concrete for footings – if applicable (see below)
- Steel bar for reinforcement in footings – if applicable (see below)
- Lag screws or bolts for attaching to a wood deck – if applicable (see below)
This Awning is intended to be attached to a house. This estimate also includes general engineering guidelines that you should adhere to where appropriate.
The engineering for this kit is based off of Amerimax engineering.
|Slope||The minimum slope requirement is 1/2 inch per foot.|
|Wind Load||The wind load for this kit is 90 MPH. This kit is engineered for an exposure B area. This refers to urban or suburban areas, wooded areas, or other terrain with numerous closely spaced obstruction having the size of single-family dwellings or larger.|
|Snow Load||The snow load will be as selected. Snow loads are given in pounds per square foot and range from 10 to 60 PSF. This measurement is also referred to as live load. In most cases even light snow areas will begin at a 20lb load. A 10lb load is for areas that receive no snow. Contact your local building department for your required ratings.|
|Post Spacing||The max post spacing is indicated for each kit in the description. The side overhang (from post to side fascia) cannot exceed 25% of the actual post spacing.|
|Length||Length will be as selected in 1 foot increments.|
|Height||This is the distance from the ground to the bottom of the header. In other words this is the post height.|
|Projection||The distance from the house to the outside of the fascia/gutter as selected.|
|Overhang||There is no overhang for this kit. The posts will attach to the gutter/fascia.|
|Permits||If a permit is being pulled, customers are responsible for getting these plans and the engineering approved by the local building department or appropriate organizations. For accurate requirements for snow and wind loads, please contact your local building department or authority. Please contact Absolute Carports if Engineering is needed. |
POST TYPE AND GROUND ATTACHMENT
|Concrete Slab Attachments||Awnings that will be attached to a concrete slab will come with Aluminum posts that are 3 inches by 3 inches and are 0.040 inches thick. All hardware and brackets are included for this type of mounting. Remember to keep several inches away from the edge of your slab to avoid cracking your concrete.|
|Wood Deck Attachments||Awnings that will be attached to a wood deck will come with Aluminum posts that are 3 inches by 3 inches and are 0.040 inches thick. The brackets for a wood deck attachment will be included but the Lag screws or bolts will not be included. Please see Wood Deck Attachment Engineering for appropriate lag screw and bolt descriptions.|
|Footing Attachments||Footings must be poured with the post being embedded into the concrete. For this reason you will your quote will indicate a post size that is 2 feet longer than the awning height. This extra 2 feet is intended to be used in the footing. The post is 3 inches by 3 inches and constructed of 0.041 inch thick steel. No brackets or bolts are needed for a footing attachment. Customers must provide the concrete and steel bar for reinforcement for each footing. Each quote with a footing attachment will indicate a footer size. This amount should be cubed for each footing. Please see Footing Engineering for footing details on post depth and steel bar reinforcement.|
HOUSE ATTACHMENT TYPE
|Wall Attachment||If an awning is to be attached directly to the wall, the wall should have a stud spacing of 16in on center. If this is chosen, 4 inch lag screws will be sent with the kit to attach the C hanger to the wall. Engineering requires at least 2-1/2in embedment into the stud.|
|Ledger Board||If the studs are spaced greater than 16in on center, customers should utilize a ledger board. Engineering requires 2 inch thick ledger boards. For most places a 2x6 or a 2x8 is acceptable. Use # 2 Douglas fir or better. Customers are responsible for the ledger board and its attachment to the house. The C hanger will attach to the ledger board with 2 inch screws that will be included in the kit. |
|Eave Attachment||Eave attachments require a 2 inch wide fascia. The fascia should be reinforced using Simpson bracket A34 on the back of the fascia to the side of the rafter. Eaves are allowed a certain amount of over hang per snow load and projection. See Eave Engineering for details.|
Please click here to see general installation instructions for w-panel aluminum patio cover kits. These are general instructions only and will not cover every situation. Customers are welcome to call Absolute Carports with questions but ultimately customers are responsible for their own installations. It is recommended that customers be familiar and comfortable with tools and assembling. These kits will require cutting and drilling. Parts of this kit may use splices. Extra length is given to some parts to aid customers for in field adjustments. A list of needed tools can be found in the General Instructions.
These products are manufactured by Amerimax Building Products. Each aluminum awning kit will come with Amerimax' product warranty card. Click here to see product warranty information.
Amerimax has the highest standard for manufacturing processes and technology, which results in the highest quality product. We have been selling Amerimax products for 9 years and our experience has left us with a high degree of trust in their company and people. When you buy an Amerimax product you get absolutely the best quality and when you buy it through Absolute Carports you get absolutely the best customer service.
Allow about 1-1/2 to 2 weeks for manufacturing and about 1 week for shipping. Absolute Carports cannot guarantee a shipping date as these kits are custom manufactured. Kits ship by freight and customers must be present at delivery to unload the product. Customers should receive a phone call by the freight company to verify a delivery time. If damages occur as a result of shipping customers must indicate it on the bill of lading or refuse the product and inform Absolute Carports within 7 days of delivery. All sales are final; products that are refused without damage will not be reimbursed. No returns.