|Option 1 - Install panels with
fascia in place
you will need at least three people
- Measure and cut the posts on one side. MEASURE CAREFULLY to
achieve a level surface from post to post along the long side. (the
cover slopes along the short side of the cover.) You will be able to
trim, or adjust your post holes later if not perfectly level.
- Install the column brackets to the underside of fascia where
the posts will go. (use the marks you made when measuring for the post
- Move your fascia framework in place
- You will need to have a way to temporarily brace your cover
up. One way to do this is to use three 2 x 4 or 2 x 6
boards and construct a brace similar to the diagram on the left.
- Place post in post holes, tilt cover and attach the post to
the post brackets on the fascia (as shown in diagram)
- Carefully raise the other end of the fascia in place and brace
with your temporary supports. (It is a good idea to have a couple
of helpers steady the post while you raise this end in place).
This end of the cover should be at least 6" higher than the other
your supports until this side of the cover is level.
CAUTION - have your helpers continue to brace
the cover while you cut and set the two remaining posts since
the cover will be unstable.
- Measure and cut your posts.
- Put posts in post holes and attach posts to post brackets
- Re-check level on the first side of cover you put up. It is
easiest to adjust your post hole depth for slight changes......
you may have to cut the post if your level is way off (be sure
to brace up the side of the cover with temporary supports while
you remove and cut the post to size)
- Once you have your cover all nice and level (don't forget the
6" slope). Mix your cement, level posts vertically in hole, then
pour cement into post holes.
- Let cement set up for 24 hours - leave temporary supports in
place. Add extra braces to cover if needed.
- Now kick back and grab a cold one - the hard part is done!
- Install Roof Panels
- Remove your temporary supports and set up a couple of ladders.
- Continue installing roof panels - locking the panels into place -
use the marks you made earlier to line up the end of the panels
so you do not get off on the spacing. Panel
lock and attachment diagrams
- Important: After placing each panel into position to lock with previousely
laid panel, check to be sure the panel ends are even with each other.
After the panels have been locked together it is difficult to slide the
locked panels for adjustment,
- V and W panels usually snap together by pushing down the female onto
the male lock.
- Flat panels: position panel in place to the installed panel. Raise
free end up and so the female lock fits into the male lock. Lower panel
into place and attach.
- Use your marks to align panel and attach panels together and to facia.
- Repeat procedure until all panels have been installed. (last panel
may have to be trimmed to size depending on the width of your cover.)
- Note: These are general installation guidelines for locking the panels
into place and may not be the exact procedure for installing the panels
on your patio cover.
- Install Roof Scuppers or Downspouts: Scuppers are supplied with all
units, optional downspout kits may be used instead of scuppers.
- Cutting holes and attaching scuppers on the bottom of the fascia/gutter
may be easier done before the fascia is attached. however, they can
be easily installed after the unit is up. One scupper / downspout per
100 square feet of cover is sufficient.
- Attach scuppers or downspouts with self tapping screws - apply
gutterseal or caulking to underside of scupper or downspout attachment
YOU ARE DONE! Pick up your tools and any screws you mave have dropped,
park your vehicle under your new carport and pop the top on yet another
cold one to celebrate a job well done!