Sunday, February 14, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
When building an Alumawood patio cover on an existing slab. One way to solve the problem is coring concrete for the footing. Then you can dig the dirt out and set you steel posts in concrete to stabilize the header beams. Here are a few pictures to get the point across.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
|IRP(insluated roof panel ) Above and Newport 6" Flat Panel Below|
This is the top of an Alumawood patio cover. There are two kinds of Alumawood Roofs: IRP (Insulated Roof Panels) and Newport Flat Panel (or 6"flat panel). In this picture you see the Newport
Flat Panel. The Newport is considerable more affordable and cannot be walked on.
The IRP can be walked on but not for a balcony. It can support the weight of someone if they need to get on top. Both products
As a builder my option for each:
Flat Panel Newport: If you are just looking for shade then the Newport patio is the cost effective way of getting that done. Saving money is a huge benefit in my mind. The bottom of the patio is flat and has wood texture. You can still get all the electrical extras, columns, lighting, blind, etc..
Insulated Roof Panel: If you want to spend money and tell your friends about it at BBQ's then the IRP is the way to go. The one big sales technique for IRP is to use the "what if you house is on fire?" This will get people to think about jumping out there window and making the smart choice to save there families life (emotional decision). If that is the problem then I would just get a 10 dollar piece of ply wood and set on the Newport cover below the window you intend on jumping out of. Then you can save thousands and take your family on a trip to Hawii instead. Again, if you like fancy things and have the money the IRP is a fantastic product. I am just a "saver" at heart so don't take offense to my bias opinion on the subject.