Patio Covers Las Vegas

American Builders Patio Covers Las Vegas Nevada

American Builders Las Vegas specializes in building the Best Patio Covers Las Vegas. We implement the newest technology and design to create the perfect Patio Cover for your Las Vegas Home. We have every custom color, and can design any Patio Cover Las Vegas layout to match your home and satisfy even the pickiest Las Vegas home owners associations (HOAs). Whether you are building a new home and are looking for a one of a kind Patio Covers Las Vegas design, or if you just want to replace your current Patio Cover with a newer design or upgrade to newer Patio Covers Las Vegas Features; Contact American Builders Las Vegas today for a Free Estimate and ideas.

Lattice Patio Covers Las Vegas

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AVAILABLE IN WHITE, BEIGE, ADOBE, DESERT SAND, CHAMPAGNE, CAMEO AND BROWN.

GARDENING, SWIMMING, OR SIMPLY RELAXING… WHATEVER IT IS YOU LIKE TO DO OUTDOORS WILL BE THAT MUCH MORE ENJOYABLE IN THE COOL SHADE OF YOUR NEW LATTICE SHADE COVER. YOUR NEW COVER NOT ONLY OFFERS COMFORT BUT IS TOTALLY WEATHER RESISTANT; THERE WILL BE NO CRACKING, WARPING OR SPLITTING AND NO NEED FOR PAINTING. LATTICE OFFERS AN UNSURPASSED DURABILITY THAT WILL PRESERVE ITS BEAUTY FOR YEARS TO COME.

OUR LATTICE SHADE COVERS HAVE THE FLEXIBILITY TO DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF SHADE YOU’D LIKE. ANYWHERE FROM 40% TO 60% TO TOTAL SHADE. ANY COMBINATION OF SHADE AND SUNLIGHT CAN ALSO BE CREATED, OFFERING MORE SHADE UNDER A PORTION OF THE LATTICE COVER WHILE THE OTHER PORTION MIGHT ALLOW COMPLETE SUNLIGHT.

VENETIAN® OUR NEWEST PATIO COVER LAS VEGAS PRODUCT

AMERICAN BUILDERS IS THE AREAS EXCLUSIVE DEALER OF THE NEW VENETIAN® ADJUSTABLE LOUVERED PATIO COVER LAS VEGAS SYSTEM. MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE ARE THE EXCLUSIVE MANUFACTURER AND DISTRIBUTOR OF THIS CONTEMPORARY NEW PATIO COVER PRODUCT. FINALLY A  REFRESHINGLY UNIQUE PATIO COVER IN THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY, THUS REPRESENTING THE LATEST ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED INTO OUR  PATIO COVER LAS VEGAS. FINALLY THE CUSTOMER CAN ACTUALLY CONTROL THE AMOUNT OF SUN ON THE PATIO BY SIMPLY ADJUSTING THE LOUVERS, CONSEQUENTLY GIVING THE AMOUNT OF SHADE OR SUN YOU DESIRE. (WHO SAID LAS VEGANS COULDN’T HAVE CONTROL OVER THE SUN AT THEIR RESIDENCE!) PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A FREE ESTIMATE AND CONSULTATION.

VENETIAN® ADJUSTABLE DESIGN IS A REVOLUTIONARY NEW PATIO COVER LAS VEGAS DESIGN. THE ADJUSTABLE DESIGN CONSISTS OF ROWS OF LOUVERED ALUMINUM SECTIONING THUS ALLOWING AN EASILY OPENED/CLOSED ADJUSTMENT. THIS DESIGN OFFERS THE FREEDOM OF HAVING A FULL-SUN OR SHADED PATIO. CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN SEVEN DECORATOR COLORS TO MATCH YOUR HOME. ALL OUR PRODUCTS ARE BUILT TO WITHSTAND THE HIGH WINDS THAT ARE COMMON WITHIN THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY.  THE ATLAS COLUMN WE INSTALL TO SUPPORT OUR PATIO COVERS  IS THE LARGEST AND STRONGEST ALUMINUM COLUMN IN THE INDUSTRY.

IN CONCLUSION, ALONG WITH THE TRADITIONAL AMERICAN BUILDERS’ OUTSTANDING QUALITY, WE ALSO OFFER A LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY ON THIS PATIO COVER LAS VEGAS PRODUCT. MOST OF ALL WHILE BEING POPULAR AND INNOVATIVE, THIS PATIO COVER HAS RECEIVED RAVING REVIEWS AT MANY FASHIONABLE NEW HOME DEVELOPMENTS IN THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY.  THIS NEW COVER CAN ALSO BE BUILT TO ENCLOSE YOUR SPA OR ALSO AS A SIDE SHADE TO YOUR EXISTING PATIO COVER. AVAILABLE IN WHITE, BEIGE, ADOBE, DESERT SAND, CHAMPAGNE, CAMEO AND BROWN.

Solid Patio Covers Las Vegas

INSULATED LAMINATED ROOF PANELS ARE MADE WITH AN EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE FOAM CORE. EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE IS A HIGH-PERFORMANCE INSULATION SPECIFIED BY ARCHITECTS NATIONWIDE FOR MANY OF TODAY’S ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES. USING THESE INSULATED PANELS WITH OUR PATIO COMPONENTS WILL CREATE A STRONG, DURABLE PATIO COVER OR CARPORT.

FLAT ROLL FORM PATIO COVERS AND CARPORTS– PATIO COVER/CARPORTS PROVIDE ECONOMICAL, SOLID SHADE THAT PROTECTS YOU AND YOUR HOME FROM INCLEMENT WEATHER AND HARMFUL UV RAYS WHILE ALSO PROVIDING SHADE FOR RELAXING.

DELUXE– COMBINES SOLID INSULATED LAMINATED ROOF PANEL WITH EMBOSSED ALUMINUM RAFTERS TO GIVE ENHANCED DIMENSION AND STYLE TO YOUR NEW PATIO COVER.

DON’T LET THE SUMMER SUN KEEP YOU FROM ENJOYING YOUR PATIO AREA. HAVE US INSTALL A SOLID PATIO COVER FOR YOU. WE HAVE SEVEN COLORS TO CHOOSE FROM AND FOUR END CAP STYLES AVAILABLE. WE CAN EVEN HELP WITH YOUR HOA!

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Free Standing Patio Covers Las Vegas

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DOES YOUR HOME HAVE AN OUTDOOR KITCHEN OR BAR-B-Q AREA? OR MAYBE AN OUTDOOR PLAY AREA FOR YOUR CHILDREN THAT JUST GETS TOO MUCH SUN TO REALLY ENJOY?

WE CAN HELP! LET AMERICAN BUILDERS CONSTRUCT A FREE-STANDING SHADE STRUCTURE SO YOU CAN GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR BACK YARD ACTIVITIES.

YOU CAN HAVE YOUR CHOICE OF A SOLID COVER, A LATTICE COVER, OR CHOOSE A MIXED SOLID/LATTICE COVER. AVAILABLE IN SEVEN COLORS: BEIGE, ADOBE, CHAMPAGNE, BROWN, WHITE, DESERT SAND OR CAMEO.

OUR FREE-STANDING SHADE STRUCTURES CAN ALSO BE BUILT FOR PARKS, COMMON AREAS FOR MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING COMPLEXES, FOR SITTING AREAS ALONG WALKING TRAILS AND MORE.

OUR SHADE STRUCTURES ARE MADE OF HIGH QUALITY ALUMINUM AND CAN BE BUILT ON A CONCRETE PAD OR SET INTO THE GROUND WITH “FOOTERS”.

WHAT ARE “FOOTERS”? THESE ARE HOLES THAT ARE DUG INTO THE GROUND, FULLY INSPECTED BY THE CITY/COUNTY BUILDING DEPARTMENT, AND THEN THEY ARE FILLED WITH CONCRETE INTO WHICH ARE PLACED THE SUPPORTING POSTS FOR YOUR STRUCTURE. THE ENGINEERING AND INSPECTION PROCESSES ENSURE THAT YOUR SHADE STRUCTURE IS SOLIDLY AND SAFELY PLACED.

Commercial Patio Covers Las Vegas

KEEP YOUR CUSTOMERS, TENANTS AND EMPLOYEES SAFE AND DRY! WET ENTRYWAYS CAN CAUSE SLIPS OR FALLS RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY. IN THE SUMMER, A PATIO COVER CAN HELP DEFLECT THE INTENSE HEAT OF THE SUN FROM YOUR WINDOWS, POTENTIALLY LOWERING YOUR ENERGY BILL! OUR COVERS CAN ALSO ENHANCE THE LOOK OF YOUR DUMPSTER AREAS AND HELP STOP UNAUTHORIZED DUMPING.

OUR PROFESSIONAL PATIO COVER LAS VEGAS INSTALLERS ARE FACTORY TRAINED TO GIVE OUR CUSTOMERS THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF INSTILLATION AND FINISHED LOOK, AS WELL AS PEACE OF MIND THAT YOUR PRODUCT WILL LAST. AMERICAN BUILDERS LAS VEGAS IS LICENSED, BONDED, INSURED, FINANCIALLY SOLID, AND HAS BEEN DOING BUSINESS AT THE SAME LOCATION HERE IN LAS VEGAS SINCE 1978. WE ARE VOTED NUMBER ONE FOR PATIO COVER DESIGN AS WELL AS INSTALLATION. OF COURSE WE PROVIDE FREE ESTIMATES AND CONSULTATIONS.

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Our Patio Covers all have Insulated Roof Panels

3″-6″ INSULATED ROOF PANELS

WE HAVE 3, 4 AND 6 INCH THICK SOLID PANEL EMBOSSED STUCCO, CEDAR EMBOSSED (NO PLANKED LOOK) OR OUR CEDAR EMBOSSED COME WITH THE MANUFACTURERS LIFETIME MATERIAL WARRANTY COMPLETELY WALKABLE RATED FOR AS MUCH AS 110 MPH WIND LOADS. THE PATIO COVER ROOFS CAN HANDLE THE HOTTEST OF CLIMATES. THEY COME WITH OUR STANDARD WEATHERWOOD CONSTRUCTION, COMPLETE WITH GUTTER AND DOWNSPOUT. OUR DOWNSPOUTS HAVE NO OVER FLOW PROBLEMS. YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL BE AMAZED AT OUR INSULATED PATIO COVERS. OUR PATIO COVER PANELS COME WITH A LIFETIME NO PEELING, CHIPPING, FADING, OR DISCOLORING.

INSULATE FAN BEAM PATIO COVER PANELS

COME IN 3, 4 OR 6 INCH POLYSTYRENE CORE AND ALUMINUM EMBOSSED SKIN, OR BOTH. MANUFACTURING WE HAVE A 2 X 1-1/2 ALUMINUM TUBE PLACED IN THE CENTER PANS FOR YOUR CEILING FAN. THIS PROCESS ALLOWS YOU TO KEEP CONDUIT MOUNTED ON THE SURFACE OF YOUR PATIO COVER. YOU CAN EVEN ADD FRONT POST OR BEAM FOR ADDED SECURITY OR DECORATIVE APPEAL.

PATIO COVER ATTACHMENT OPTIONS

PATIO COVERS CAN BE ATTACHED TO THE WALL AND FASCIA MOUNTED AS WELL AS ROOF MOUNTED. THESE ARE EASY TO INSTALL AND CAN WITHSTAND UP TO 110 MPH WIND LOAD.

EMBOSSED FINISH

ALL OUR INSULATED PATIO COVERS COME WITH YOUR CHOICE OF PLANKING AND CEDAR EMBOSSED WITH PLANKING.

COLOR CHOICES

INSULATED PATIO COVERS COME IN, WHITE DESERT SAND WITH A LIFETIME WARRANTY AGAINST CHIPPING AND PEELING.

CUSTOM PATIO COVER LAS VEGAS BY AMERICAN BUILDERS LV.

American Builders LV: voted #1 in Patio Cover Las Vegas Design and Installation. Please view our real customer jobs below. In addition, don’t forget to check out our reviews! Please call us for a FREE ESTIMATE for any Patio Cover Las Vegas needs.

OUR CUSTOM PATIO COVER LAS VEGAS UTILIZES A CEDAR-EMBOSSED, PRE-PAINTED ALUMINUM. WHICH FURTHERMORE PROVIDES A BEAUTIFUL NATURAL WOOD-LIKE APPEARANCE. HOWEVER, UNLIKE WOOD, IT WILL NOT; PEEL, CHIP, CRACK, WARP, ROT, BURN, SPLIT, OR SPLINTER. FINALLY THE PATIO COVER LAS VEGAS THAT WE CUSTOM BUILD ARE MANUFACTURED TO THE HIGHEST QUALITY. AT AMERICAN BUILDERS WE ONLY USE CERTIFIED ALUMINUM ALLOYS. THUS RESULTING IN A  PATIO COVER LAS VEGAS PRODUCT THAT IS VIRTUALLY MAINTENANCE FREE AND KEEPS A STUNNING NEW LOOK YEAR AFTER YEAR. IN CONCLUSION OUR PATIO COVER LAS VEGAS PRODUCT IS AVAILABLE IN SEVERAL COLORS (LISTED BELOW). DON’T HESITATE TO CALL US OR FILL OUT OUR SHORT CONTACT FORM FOR A FREE ESTIMATE.

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Patio Covers Frequently Asked Questions:

DO YOUR PRODUCTS COME WITH A WARRANTY?

WE OFFER A LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY ON MATERIALS ALONG WITH A LABOR AND WORKMANSHIP WARRANTY.

HOW MUCH MAINTENANCE DOES THE PATIO COVER REQUIRE?

VIRTUALLY NO MAINTENANCE AT ALL. SPRAY IT OFF WITH A HOSE EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE.

WHAT COLORS DO THE PATIO COVERS COME IN?

CURRENTLY WE HAVE SEVEN COLORS AVAILABLE: DESERT SAND, ADOBE, CHAMPAGNE, BEIGE, BROWN, CAMEO AND WHITE. IF THIS DOES NOT MATCH THE COLOR PALETTE OF YOUR HOME, THE MATERIALS CAN BE PAINTED.

WHAT KINDS OF PATIO COVERS CAN I GET AND WHAT ARE THEY MADE OF?

SOLID ROOF PATIO COVERS ARE AVAILABLE AS STANDARD OR INSULATED COVERS. A STANDARD SOLID PATIO COVER, AS WITH LATTICE, CAN HAVE A FLAT FRONT OR EXTENDED/PROJECTING BEAM ENDS (“TAILS”). SOLID COVERS COME WITH RAIN GUTTERS AS A STANDARD PART OF THE PATIO COVER PACKAGE. NEVER ATTEMPT TO STAND ON A STANDARD, SOLID PATIO COVER!
LATTICE ROOF PATIO COVERS ARE CONSTRUCTED USING 2″ TUBES, SPACED AT 1″ OR 2″ INTERVALS, ALLOWING FOR SOME SUN TO COME THROUGH.
MIXED SOLID AND LATTICE COVERS ARE AVAILABLE. THESE CAN BE CONSTRUCTED SO THAT THE AREA(S) OF YOUR PATIO YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE COMPLETE SUN/RAIN BLOCKAGE ARE DONE IN A SOLID STYLE, WHILE THE SECTIONS FURTHEST OUT CAN BE DONE IN LATTICE TO ALLOW IN FILTERED SUNLIGHT. OR JUST TELL US WHATEVER ARRANGEMENT SUITS YOUR BACK YARD BEST AND WE CAN HELP DESIGN IT FOR YOU.
INSULATED SOLID PATIO COVERS ARE YOUR TOP OF THE LINE OFFERING FOR SOLID COVERS. THIS IS BECAUSE THE INSULATED COVER ALLOWS FOR EASY CONVERSION TO AN ENCLOSED PATIO/SUNROOM IF YOU SHOULD WANT THAT ONE DAY. THE INSULATION ALLOWS FOR GREATER RELIEF FROM THE SUMMER HEAT, TOO. WE HAVE INSULATED ROOF PANS AVAILABLE IN 3″, 4″ AND 6″ THICKNESSES, WITH EITHER A CEDAR-LOOK OR STUCCO-LOOK EMBOSSED DESIGN. THIS COVER CAN WITHSTAND A WEIGHT LOAD OF UP TO 150 POUNDS ON THE ROOF AND CAN WITHSTAND WINDS UP TO 110 MPH. THIS PARTICULAR PATIO COVER IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN DESERT SAND OR WHITE. RAIN GUTTERS ARE INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE.
THE VENETIAN® LOUVERED, ADJUSTABLE PATIO COVERS SYSTEM. THIS UNIQUE SYSTEM, DESIGNED BY AMERICAN BUILDERS, FEATURES ADJUSTABLE LOUVERS THAT ALLOWS THE HOMEOWNER TO CONTROL THE AMOUNT OF SUN AND/OR WIND ALLOWED TO COME THROUGH: JUST A LITTLE, OR A LOT.
ALL OF OUR PATIO COVERS ARE MADE OF AN ALUMINUM ALLOY MATERIAL. UNLIKE WOOD PATIO COVERS, OURS WILL NOT CRACK, WARP, SPLIT, PEEL, NEED TO BE REPAINTED OR BECOME INFESTED WITH TERMITES.

ALUMINUM VERSUS WOOD — WHAT’S THE STORY?

UNLIKE WOOD, ALUMINUM DOES NOT BECOME ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY THE WEATHER EXTREMES SO COMMON HERE. THERE WILL NOT BE WARPING, FLAKING, AND WOOD ROT/MOLD, CHIPPING OR FADING ISSUES. THERE IS NO NEED TO REPAINT EITHER LIKE WHAT SO OFTEN HAPPENS WITH WOOD COVERS. OUR PRODUCTS ARE MANUFACTURED USING THE HIGHEST GRADE ALUMINUM MATERIAL IN THE INDUSTRY, COMING WITH LIMITED LIFETIME MATERIALS WARRANTY.

WHAT IS THE COST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WOOD AND YOUR COVERS?

THE COSTS OF OUR ALUMINUM PRODUCTS ARE COMPARABLE TO WOOD WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE OVERALL COST OF THE COVER THROUGH ITS LIFETIME. ALUMINUM COVERS ARE PRACTICALLY MAINTENANCE-FREE, NEEDING ONLY AN OCCASIONAL RINSING OFF WITH A GARDEN HOSE. WOOD COVERS OFTEN REQUIRE REPAINTING, AND WOOD IS AT THE MERCY OF THE WEATHER. AS POINTED OUT IN THE PREVIOUS QUESTION.

WHAT ABOUT PERMITS, OR MY HOA?

WE WILL PULL ANY PERMITS TO SATISFY BUILDING REQUIREMENTS, YOUR HOA, AND YOUR OWN PEACE OF MIND. OVER THE YEARS WE HAVE WORKED WITH MANY OF THE AREA HOA’S AND DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEES.

HOW WELL DO YOUR COVERS STAND UP TO WIND?

THE LAS VEGAS AREA IS PRONE TO HAVING SOME SEVERE WIND STORMS AND DUST DEVILS. OUR COVERS ARE WIND RATED UP TO 110MPH, AND HAVE NO PROBLEMS STANDING UP TO THE WINDS HERE.

WHAT ABOUT SIZE AND SHAPE?

YOUR PATIO COVER DESIGN NEEDS TO MAKE YOU HAPPY, AND THIS IS WHY A SITE VISIT/CONSULTATION IS SO IMPORTANT TO THE PROCESS. HOA AND BUILDING REGULATIONS ALLOWING, WE CAN PRETTY MUCH DESIGN WHATEVER WILL FIT YOUR YARD AND SATISFY YOUR IMAGINATION. WE WILL PUT TOGETHER A SCHEMATIC THAT GIVES A REPRESENTATION OF WHAT THE FINAL LOOK WILL BE.

WHAT ALL IS INCLUDED IN MY PRICE QUOTE?

THE COST OF ALL MATERIALS FOR THE COVER, THE LABOR, THE COST OF THE BUILDING PERMIT AS WELL AS ANY APPLICABLE SALES TAX IS INCLUDED IN YOUR QUOTE. IF YOU REQUIRE A CONCRETE PAD OR “FOOTERS” TO BE DUG OUT TO ACCOMMODATE THE INSTALLATION, THIS CAN BE PROVIDED AT AN EXTRA COST.

WHAT ABOUT ELECTRICAL, OR FANS?

THE COVERS COME WITH A NON-VISIBLE CANAL SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS FOR ELECTRICAL CABLES TO BE PASSED. UPON REQUEST, WE CAN INSTALL A CHANNEL SUPPORT (FAN BEAM) WHICH IS DESIGNED TO ALLOW FOR INSTALLING A FAN.

ARE YOUR COVERS FOR HOMES ONLY?

NOT AT ALL! OUR COVERS CAN BE FOUND AT LOCAL BUSINESSES, AS WELL AS AT APARTMENT AND CONDOMINIUM COMPLEXES THROUGHOUT THE VALLEY. OUR FREE-STANDING STRUCTURES CAN BE USED AT APARTMENT/CONDO COMPLEXES IN “COMMON AREAS” SO TENANTS CAN ENJOY OUTDOOR BAR-B-Q AREAS, SPA AND HOT TUB AREAS OR SEATING AREAS ALONG WALKING TRAILS. BUSINESSES CAN BLOCK THE SUMMER SUN FROM BUILDING FRONTS, THEREBY INCREASING THE COMFORT OF EMPLOYEES AND DECREASING THE AMOUNT OF MONEY SPENT ON AIR CONDITIONING.

DO YOU DO WINDOW AWNINGS?

YES, WE DO, FOR BOTH HOMES AND FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS. FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS, OUR MATERIALS FOLLOW THE FIRE RESISTANCE REGULATIONS.

HOW IS THE VENETIAN® DIFFERENT FROM A LATTICE PATIO COVER?

THE VENETIAN® PATIO COVER IS A UNIQUE DESIGN THAT ACTUALLY ALLOWS THE OWNER TO CONTROL THE AMOUNT OF SUN COMING THROUGH THE LOUVERS BY ADJUSTING THE ANGLE. THIS ABILITY TO ADJUST THE LOUVERS IS QUITE DIFFERENT FROM YOUR BASIC LATTICE COVER, WHICH HAS FIXED-IN-PLACE TUBES AND CANNOT BE ADJUSTED.

IS THE VENETIAN® JUST A PATIO COVER?

NO. BECAUSE OF ITS UNIQUE ATTRIBUTES, THE VENETIAN® CAN BE INSTALLED VERTICALLY TO ACT AS ADJUSTABLE PRIVACY SCREENS, SHADE SCREENS, SUN OR WIND SCREENS.

WHAT KIND OF WARRANTY DOES THE VENETIAN® HAVE?

JUST LIKE OUR OTHER PATIO COVERS, THE VENETIAN® COMES WITH A LIMITED LIFETIME MATERIALS WARRANTY AND A SEVEN-YEAR LABOR WARRANTY.

HOW STURDY IS THE VENETIAN®?

LIKE OUR STANDARD SOLID PATIO COVERS, THEY ARE SAFETY RATED FOR UP TO 110MPH WINDS. NEVER ATTEMPT TO STAND ON ANY PART OF THIS COVER!

WHAT COLORS DOES THE VENETIAN® COME IN?

THE VENETIAN® IS AVAILABLE IN ALL THE SAME COLORS WE CURRENTLY HAVE FOR OUR STANDARD PATIO COVERS AND TRELLISES: CHAMPAGNE, DESERT SAND, CAMEO, BROWN, ADOBE, WHITE, AND BEIGE.

Product Details

1. STRUCTURAL DESIGN PER THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, BASIC LOAD COMBINATIONS DESCRIBED IN SECTION 1605.3.1 NO INCREASES ARE PERMITTED FOR RESISTING WIND OR SEISMIC FORCES. OUR ALUMINUM DESIGN IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE 2005 EDITION OF THE ALUMINUM ASSOCIATION’S SPECIFICATIONS AND CHAPTER 20 OF THE IBC. PATIO COVERS AS DEFINED IN IBC APPENDIX, SHALL BE USED ONLY FOR RECREATIONAL, OUTDOOR LIVING PURPOSES AND NOT AS CARPORTS, GARAGES, STORAGE ROOMS OR HABITABLE ROOMS. COMMERCIAL COVERS MAY BE USED FOR THESE PURPOSES. CARPORTS MUST HAVE AT LEAST TWO OPEN SIDES AND HAVE FLOOR SURFACES MADE OF APPROVED NONCOMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL OR ASPHALT.

2. AT LEAST ONE HORIZONTAL DIMENSION (PROJECTION OR WIDTH) OF COVER SHALL BE LESS THAN 30′.

3. CONCRETE MIX: FC=2500, 3000 OR 3500 PSI AT 28 DAYS IN NEGLIGIBLE, MODERATE AND SEVERE CONDITIONS AS SHOWN IN FIGURE 1904.3 OF THE 2009 IBC. PATIO STRUCTURES MAY BE ATTACHED TO A CONCRETE SLAB WITHOUT FOOTINGS WHEN THE POST LOAD IS 750 LBF OR LESS AND THE FROST DEPTH IS ZERO. CONCRETE SHALL BE SET BACK TO A MINIMUM OF 4″ FROM THE EDGE OR EXPANSION JOINT OF A SLAB. POSTS ATTACHED ON THE SLAB WILL CONFORM TO DETAILS LA35, MU100 OR MU102.

4. EACH APPLICATION SHALL SHOW A COMPLETE PLOT PLAN OF THE PROPERTY AND BUILDINGS. CIRCLE THE POST SPACING, SPAN, ETC., IN THE TABLES THAT FIT THAT PARTICULAR JOB.

5. EACH INSTALLATION SHALL BEAR AN IDENTIFYING DECAL GIVING THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF MFGR., WEIGHT BEARING OR SNOW LOAD, DESIGN WIND SPEED AND EXPOSURE AND ICC ESR NUMBER.

6. LIGHT GAUGE STEEL SHALL BE PER ASTM A653 UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. GRADE WILL BE SPECIFIED UNDER INDIVIDUAL DETAILS. THICKNESS IS BARE STEEL. NEGATIVE THICKNESS TOLERANCE IS -5%.

7. ALTERNATE ALUM. ALLOYS MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THOSE SPECIFIED, PROVIDED THEY ARE REFERENCED IN THE ADM 1-105 WITH EQUAL OR GREATER GUARANTEED MINIMUM PROPERTIES (FTU, FTY, FCY AND E). THICKNESS INDICATED IS BARE METAL AND NEGATIVE TOLERANCE MUST COMPLY WITH ANSI H35.2. 3004 H24 MAY BE SUBSISTED FOR 3004 H34.

8. LAG SCREWS SHALL BE PLACED IN HOLES PREPARED 70% DIAM. FOR CONCRETE BLOCK CONSTRUCTION, PLACE MASONRY ANCHORS AS PER THE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

9. DRAINAGE WHICH OTHERWISE WOULD GO OVER A PUBLIC SIDEWALK SHALL BE COLLECTED AND DIVERTED UNDER SIDEWALK.

10. STRUCTURES MAY NOT BE ENCLOSED UNLESS ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING IS PROVIDED OR BY APPROVAL OF THE LOCAL BUILDING AUTHORITY.

11. A GEOTECHNICAL INVESTIGATION IS NOT NECESSARY UNLESS REQUIRED BY 1803.2 OF THE 2009 IBC. SIL IS ASSUMED TO BE CLASS 5 OF TABLE 1806.2 OF THE 2009 IBC, BEARING 1500 PSF VERT., 100PSF/FT HORIZ AND DOUBLED AS PER 1806.3.4. THESE DESIGN VALUES DO NOT APPLY TO MUD, ORGANIC SILTS, ORGANIC CLAYS, PEAT OR UNPREPARED FILLS AND MAY REQUIRE FURTHER SOIL INVESTIGATION. THE BUILDING OFFICIAL MAY ASSIGN A LOAD BEARING CAPACITY. UNITS IN A SNOW LOAD AREA OF 25 PSF OR LESS MAY BE BUILT ON 1000 PSF BEARING SOIL W/O ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING. MINIMUM FOOTING DEPTH IS THE LOCAL FROST DEPTH.

12. THE ROOF PANELS SHALL HAVE A SLOPE BETWEEN 0.25″ AND 1″ PER FOOT.

13. ALL STEEL SHALL BE GALVANIZED ASTM A-653 G90, A123 G45 OR A153 B-3, PAINTED ASTM A755 OR USE AN APPROVED COATING COMPLYING WITH IBC SECTION 2203.2. PAINT INSIDE OF ALL EMBEDDED POSTS FROM THE BOTTOM TO 12″ ABOVE GRADE. WHERE ALUMINUM IS IN CONTACT WITH DISSIMILAR METALS (OTHER THAN STAINLESS, ALUMINIZED OR GALVANIZED STEEL) OR ABSORBENT BUILDING MATERIALS, LIKELY TO BE CONTINUOUSLY OR INTERMITTENTLY WET, THE FAYING SURFACE’S SHALL BE PAINTED OR OTHERWISE SEPARATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ALUMINUM DESIGN MANUAL PART 1-A SECTION 6.7.1.

14. WIND VELOCITY AND GROUND SNOW/LIVE LOAD ARE IDENTIFIED IN ALL OF THE RELEVANT TABLES. ROOF SNOW LOADS HAVE BEEN DETERMINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ASCE7-05 SECTION 7.3. CT=1.2, 1=1.0, CE=1.0 (ALL EXPOSURES EXCEPT B AND C WHEN LOCATED TIGHT AMONG CONIFERS)

GROUND SNOW LOAD APPLIED ROOF LOAD
10PSF 10PSF LIVE OR GROUND SNOW
20PSF 20PSF LIVE OR GROUND SNOW
25 PSF 21PSF DESIGN ROOF SNOW LOAD
30PSF 25.2 PSF DESIGN ROOF SNOW LOAD
40PSF 33.6PSF DESIGN ROOF SNOW LOAD
60PSF 50.4PSF DESIGN ROOF SNOW LOAD
WIND SPEEDS IN THE 2009 IBC ARE “3 SECOND GUST WIND SPEED.” ALL STRUCTURES DESCRIBED IN THIS REPORT ARE DESIGNED USING PRESSURES CALCULATED FROM “3 SECOND GUST WIND SPEEDS”. FOR ATTACHED STRUCTURES THE MAXIMUM MEAN ROOF HEIGHT OF THE EXISTING STRUCTURE IS 30′. KZT WAS ASSUMED AS 1.0 FOR ALL WIND LOADS. SITE LOCATIONS REQUIRING HIGHER AND HIGHER KZT VALUES (ISOLATED HILLS, RIDGES, ESCARPMENT) WILL REQUIRE HIGHER WIND LOADS AS PER ASCE7-05 SECTION 6.5.7 AND ARE OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF THIS REPORT.

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EXPOSURE B: SHALL APPLY WHEN THE GROUND SURFACE ROUGHNESS CATEGORY B (URBAN AND SUBURBAN AREAS, WOODED AREAS, OR OTHER TERRAIN W/NUMEROUS CLOSELY SPACED OBSTRUCTIONS HAVING THE SIZE OF A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING OR LARGER) PREVAILS IN THE UPWIND DIRECTION FOR A DISTANCE OF AT LEAST 1500FT,
EXPOSURE C: SHALL APPLY WHEN EXPOSURE B AND D (SMOOTH MUD FLATS, SALT FLATS, UNBROKEN ICE AND OTHER) DO NOT.

SEISMIC LOADING:
MAXIMUM SS=150% SHOWN IN 2009 IBC FIGURE 1613.5(1)
S1 NOT APPLICABLE TO THESE STRUCTURES
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