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canopy roof for metal car parking do it yourself constructive advice

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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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