West Seattle cottage traditional-patio
 

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June 16, 2014
Lien-Trang Ngo wrote:
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jsmbythebay
I was speaking with a supplier who supplies very similar polycarbonate, they said that flat applications like this are a no no. 1:12 minimum slope as mold will grow in the channels. Are your sheets different?
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you are correct jsmbythebay, a perfectly flat roof is not recommended with polycarbonate. It will always need some degree of slope. With our polycarbonate, the recommended minimum slope is 5% (1":20"), it performs best at a 1":10" (5.7 degree) or more. Lower slopes require additional sealing.
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February 16, 2014
srilanka123 wrote:
do you recommend the covering you used over pergola?
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srilanka123
I painted mine in brown. It came out well with a copper gutter
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Joan Becich
It looks lovely! I take it your wood wasn't rotten... can see that from the photo you provided.
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July 3, 2013
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jsmbythebay
Actually, I didn't mean totally flat. I was referring to the 1:48 or 1:24 pitch that we see out west on flat MCM type homes. The rep told me 1:12 minimum, which is a bit of a problem for our design. The reason I brought it up on this project, is that roof in the picture looks pretty darn flat!
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thanks for the clarification. The roof in the photo above does look fairly flat.

In either case, the pitch does need to be accounted for. Thanks for bringing it up!
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June 19, 2013
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onthecoast1
Absolutely not. That is fiberglass sheeting which would warp with that kind of heat under it. It does, however, stand up well in the blazing sun with it 100 degrees out.
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Lien-Trang Ngo
is this safe for space heater or tower heater?
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May 14, 2013
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onthecoast1
It's fiberglass sheeting. It's at Lowes and Home Depot and also comes in opaque colors.
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We offer polycarbonate sheets (very similar to, but better than fiberglass) in several tints on our website: http://www.postframeaccessories.com/polycarbonate.html. It is highly impact resistant and won't yellow overtime unlike fiberglass sheets which are similar but less expensive.
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January 16, 2013
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konalookforme, you are correct that a 4 inch rise will be enough to drain the water off the roof, but a 2/12 slope will provide better protection from water deflection, wind driven rains, and back up due to ice dams. Slope really depends on what kind of structure and what kind of climate in which you are working.

If we are just talking about metal or polycarbonate sheets on the roof of your open air structure in a climate that doesn't get snow, then you're right about just getting enough slope to make the water run. But it is a good practice to check the warranty on your product as they often indicate ideal installation, you may find that most roofing materials are not warrantied if installed with a lower slope than a 3/12.
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konalookforme
You are correct sir. I guess I don't think of those things here in San Diego. The first panels I used were the cheaper version and were destroyed by the sun within 5-6 years. Next week I'm rebuilding the entire pergola and adding the stronger , clear polycarbonate panels. You were right about the warranty, but I don't think I will add the suggested slope. The weather here is so mild. It would just be overkill. Thank you for your response. It was very helpful.
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September 5, 2012
nancytombley wrote:
How did you attach the patio roof to the existing roof?
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There are a bunch of ways to tie into an existing roof system. Did you punch through the roof and tie into the truss? it almost looks that way. Here is a more traditional entryway, where the small roof need to be tied into the home, pretty common, you can see more at http://arizonaroofrescue.com
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Kim Liggins
Lowes and Home Depot carry these outdoor blinds.
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January 14, 2012
insipidperson wrote:
I live in West Seattle, too, where there is a lot of rain. I am interested in building a pergola over a small concrete patio area, similar to yours. I see the utility of having a clear cover over the pergola. The concern I have from talking to a professional is the problem of snow load. Is the pergola strong enough to support the snow load during heavy snow? Is the cover removable? Also, how do you clean the cover and keep the leaves and debris off the clear covers?

Thanks in advance for your answers!
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Brenda Macfarland
I built the same thing in Calgary.After some hassles from planning, I ended up with an overbuilt structure for snow load with 12 inch spacing. It works great ! The back door is dry, the newspaper seldom gets wet and the natural gas barbecue is covered under this canopy. I have white rope lights all around it on a twilight timer. The clear plastic cover doesn't give you much shade however, and our hailstones have punched right through the plastic. A double layer may be the solution. Also drop down plastic sides can give you a instant greenhouse.
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Brenda, what about wind?
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leowiz
How is the beam attached to the post. I am building something very similar and want to go with a thick front beam on a 6x6 cedar post. Have you used some sort of simpson ties? Or just bolted them down from the top? Thanks.
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We offer polycarbonate sheets (very similar to, but better than fiberglass) in several tints on our website: http://www.postframeaccessories.com/polycarbonate.html. It is highly impact resistant and won't yellow overtime unlike fiberglass sheets which are similar but less expensive.
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April 5, 2014
akdecor wrote:
How did u attach to the roof of the house
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