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3 Types of Carport Roofing Structures

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Carport design consists of parts of floors, walls, and roof retaining structures and also roofing frame. How is the structure of the roof?

Retaining structure of carport roof frame can be categorized into three types:

1. Stands alone structure: stand-alone structure can be supported on four main points, or it could be just the two main points by using a cantilever system. The columns can be selected from the columns supporting concrete, wood, iron, steel, or some combination of these materials. The outer display columns can be selected in accordance with the carport design concept.

2. Sticking mostly structure: carport which is very close to the main building will have an advantage. Roof frame can be made with a stick house. This method makes more efficient carport construction costs. Only with two supporting points, carport is quite sturdy. In order to look attractive, you should use a carport construction systems and materials in line with the construction of houses and the main facade.

3. Hanging structure: a hanging structure is cantilevered structure with iron sling or steel sling. This system allows the roof to hang freely without the need for additional columns. Required materials for lightweight roof frame and cover. This structure typically uses type of flat roof.

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Secondary Skin: Shortcut to Change Facade Display

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Not only serves as a protective the front of the house, the second layer can also beautify the look of the house.

Secondary skin functions like a filter to reduce exposure to direct sunlight to the facade of the house. As a result the room that protected by a secondary skin feels colder. Secondary skin application also makes the facade display more attractive. Therefore, in order the secondary skin installation went smoothly, here are five points you should consider.

1. Expert Consultation: Before planning to install a double facade, ask for advice to experts such as architects or contractors. Consult the concept of design, materials, construction, until a solution to the problems that can occur when the installation process.

2. Check the structure of the house: To create a secondary skin structure of the house to be completely solid. Since this “outer shell” will be relied on major building construction. Therefore, check the condition of the old structure of the house from the foundation, columns, and beams.

3. Identify the direction toward home: If your home is facing toward the sun rise or set (East and West), the installation of secondary skin can become dominant. The main function of the double facade to reduce sunlight was fulfilled.

4. Selection of material: After determining the function and placement, you can judge whether or not the material is suitable from: shape, easy to apply, has a light weight, weather resistant, easy to care for, and prices to suit the budget.

5. Budgeting: The cost of installing a secondary skin is affected by several things. Land area, complexity of the design, the structure used, the characteristics of the material, also finishing is a point that must be considered. To be sure, the concept of design you want to be in accordance with the financial conditions.

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