They are in essence oversized swatches of water resistant fabric connected to a frame and attached to your house or some other structure.
How to attach a wooden awning to a house.
Re check for level and then drill lag screw or bolt pilot holes through the ledger and into the house s framing.
Temporarily nail or brace the ledger in place positioned and leveled at the desired height.
Awnings need approximately 6 to 12 inches of open heightwise wall or roof space to be installed.
Once the rafters were in place and secured to the 2x4 ledger and the 4x6 beam i measured from the house along the top of one of the end rafters and made a mark at 9 9.
Retractable or fixed a lateral arm retractable awning will allow you to extend your awning without needing extra supports.
Take off enough covering to expose the wall sheathing or decking and show the nails used to fasten it to studs or trusses.
Larger patio awnings may require permits or permission from the zoning board.
A small awning will generally not have these problems.
Wall space needed for attaching.
This awning from primrose is just the job available from primrose.
I cut one end of each 10 rafter with a 2 12 pitch cut 9 46 degrees and attached it to the 2x4 ledger with 2 galvanized wood screws.
Determine the beam size.
These awnings only need one attachment to the house on the wall.
They are made out of vinyl canvas or solution dyed acrylic.
Choose a roof pitch 3 12 and roof structure 2x6.
Remove the shingles or siding in the area identified for the header board.
Calculate the sightline clearance height about 6 feet 2 inches in this case.
Work from the view back not from the house out.
Leave the decking or sheathing in place.
Attach the ledger with 1 2 inch diameter lag screws or bolts every 16 inches or as specified by local building codes.
There are at least three alternative ways to do it.
Need some shade in your garden.
This renders the siding vulnerable to moisture and voids the warranty even if you seal the hole.