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hello I should build a protective shelter to protect two cars in a courtyard, and measures are maximum wall height courtyard H 2.5 meters, width depth 5.50, length 9 meters, how do I proceed that material, how would you do it? the structure of the frame we would like to realize it in iron, which materials do I use for cross beams archerecci beams? thanks to those who want to help me in this project

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What ever you build, consider wind loading both positive and negative loading,  That is a lot of area and could act as a sail. Some research of wind direction and strength is needed. Another factor to consider is any snow loading, or any other loading that may occur.

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We were having 52mph gusts in a sunny sky yesterday out here and 92 degF temps, no snow load but we did have a "sand load"; plan for the worst!----does the Sirocco ever go through that area?

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It'll be okay IF you're not in a wind area. I assume you don't get snow either. 

What you use to cover it isn't so important, roofing steel should be fine. It's available here, painted or powder coated in a wide variety of colors and a 25 year guarantee provided it's properly installed and not wind damaged or overloaded.

Were someone to install a roof like your picture here, in Alaska, it would last till the first wind or snow storm.

I wish I could be more help but I don't know anything about where you want to put up the roof. 

Frosty The Lucky.

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Not sure how it is in Italy but in these parts there are a ton of companies doing lightweight carport canopies.  If you shop around, you can find the versions that are a bit stronger and will last.

Although you do have to shell  out a bit of money, they are not that much more expensive than doing it yourself, plus they do all the engineering and it usually goes up in about 1 day.  Sometimes a bit more money is worth dumping a project on an experienced company.  Looks like the Chinese are making full kits too..and some look really nice with arched roofs for strength.

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thank you for the valuable suggestions, an engineer friend of mine suggested me to use for the frame structure instead of the profiled H-beam metal tubes at least 100 mm in section, he believes very tenacious and light what you think? today the sirocco wind from the African desert is blowing at more than 100 / km / h has broken some torn up trees billboards damaged roofs, I have to evaluate the structure of the supporting frame and the anchoring base, I think we need large concrete plinths, what do you think you? thanks anyway for some valuable advice, I will certainly treasure it, thanks

 

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Can you find something similar to what you want to build that is doing quite well and use it as a model to evaluate materials against?

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what do you suggest? it should be light weight, economical and aesthetically pleasing, do you have any photos or drawings? what material do you recommend, I could either weld to connect the parts or drill and nail bolts, what do you think thanks

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My part of the USA specializes in cheap and rugged not "aesthetically pleasing".  For example the carport at my rental house is held up by 6 old wooden utility poles with a corrugated steel roof screwed down to the wooden beams running between them.  We hit 100 kph winds pretty much every year and it's still here. *UGLY* but still here. (I have a postvise attached to one of the creosoted utility poles holding up the carport roof, recycled poles are a common building material out here---my shop extension at my house uses 20 40' ones I cut in half to get 4 20' ones.  They last a long time out here in the desert!)

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it is a dwelling, you understand that it must have a minimum of aesthetic sense, otherwise my neighbors could report me to the local authorities for building abuse and break down the structure denounce me and make me a salty fine, however if some friend had photos or drawings with measures I invite him to write, thanks again for the valuable suggestions, thanks anywayhttps://5.imimg.com/data5/JR/MG/MY-6126577/car-parking-canopy-500x500.jpg

 

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