A lean to canopy is a great way to add some extra weather protection over your home. It is also a great way to make your entrance look more welcoming to visitors. However, installing a lean to canopy can be a little difficult. It is important to follow the instructions carefully. If you do not, your canopy may not be as sturdy as it should be. Here are a few tips to help you install your lean to canopy correctly.
Prepare the Installation Site
Prior to beginning your lean to canopy installation, it is essential that you clear the area of any debris or rocks and mark out the post locations with stakes or string. Use a post hole digger to dig the holes for the posts. Make sure the holes are deep enough to accommodate the size and weight of the posts. Use temporary braces to hold the posts in place while the concrete sets.
Stage 04: Secure the Eaves/Gutter to Supporting Posts
If your canopy has Knee Braces fitted then the (2) types of supporting post assembly must be located and orientated in the correct positions shown on the schematic below (Knee braces are not fitted to all canopies). Once they have been located and oriented, the (2) aluminium ‘F’ Profiles (used to run along the top of the roof L-R) and a (1) Capex Snap Down Bar are secured to the rafters. The Capex Snap Down bar is an aluminium base bar combined with a UV stable PVC clip down cover that snaps onto the existing rafter. This type of bar is ideal for insertion of sheets that run N-S and it is best transported lying flat.
The Multiwall Polycarbonate Sheets are then inserted into the ‘F’ profiles and secured with the clips provided. The ‘F’ profile is also used to ‘hang’ the gutter fascia from the rafters. A gutter fascia carries water through the frame and discharges it via a scupper or downspout attached in the corner of the frame at the leading edge of the canopy.
GRP Lean To Door Canopy Installation
A Stormking GRP lean to canopy is an alternative to a traditional tiled or concrete front door canopy and offers a contemporary solution to the usual canopy design. Available in a range of widths, projections (depths) and pitches, these canopies provide shelter to any entrance area whilst complementing the aesthetic of the property.
Our standard Bodmin style is ideally suited to a single door, whilst wider units can be installed to cover 2 front doors and cloakroom windows. The roof finishes are Cembrit slate effect or pan tile and come in a choice of Grey, Terracotta, Tudor (dark) Brown or Breckland (reddish) Brown.
If you are looking for a high quality lean to canopy for your property, get in touch with us today to discuss pricing and installation options. Our expert team can advise you on the perfect solution for your needs.