The front door in a private house / cottage is exposed to aggressive environmental influences. The visor will partly protect the door from destruction. There are many options for mounting these structures. In this article you will learn how to make a visor over the porch so that it is a beautiful and reliable decoration of the house, properly performing its basic functions.
The main functional purpose of the canopies:
Most often, owners of private houses make visors for order. If you also do not have time for the manufacture of this design, then you can do the same. But if necessary, save the family budget, you can make a visor with your own hands. Whatever it was, so that you can have a high-quality visor that meets your needs, we invite you to familiarize yourself with the varieties of visors and their features.
Polycarbonate roofs are in great demand among consumers today. This is not surprising, because this material has several advantages:
Although there are materials to cover the visor and cheaper, but the performance characteristics of polycarbonate fully justify its cost. Below is an instruction for the manufacture of arched visor from this material.
To work with metal, you need a welding machine and some skills in working with it. Although metal is cheaper than polycarbonate, but working with it is an order of magnitude more difficult. Bypass welding can be done using standard mechanical connections of metal elements with bolts and nuts.
Among the advantages of metal it is worth noting:
It is precisely because of the need for regular metal care that many consumers refuse to make canopies from it.
To install a polycarbonate visor, you still have to make a metal base under it. In this case, the advantages of polycarbonate are still greater, since the framework for it takes up to 30% of the entire structure, due to the lightness of the roofing material. And if you cover the structure with a metal visor, you will have to take care of the frame and the roof.
Plastic plates suitable for installing a visor are more expensive than PVC used for interior work. Therefore, the cost of PVC roofing is not as low as we would like. Externally, these plates resemble polycarbonate.
Plastic can be installed on a frame of any shape. You can buy white plates and stick a film of desired color on them or buy them already pasted over.
Today professional flooring is in great demand among consumers. In terms of sales, it can be said that he has taken a leading position in the market. It is used for the manufacture of fences and roofs. Among the drawbacks of the material, it is worth noting the instability to mechanical damage. Even the lightest dent will already be noticeable on the profiled sheet.
If you decide to purchase this type of coating for the construction of a visor, then buy a professional flooring of higher quality and thicker. It is much easier to work with it than with metal tile and metal.
If you decide to make a visor of metal, then remember that its color and structure should match the roofing material of the roof. The difference in color and texture, even the smallest, will be very noticeable.
It is best to make a visor of metal tiles at the stage of covering the house or another building, on the front door to which you decide to make a visor. In this case, you can make a visor from the remains of metal from the roof of the roof.
As a roofing material for a visor, shingles or other similar roofing material, even roofing material from a domestic manufacturer, may also be used.
This refers to the manufacture of a wooden frame. The same polycarbonate, metal tile, sheet metal, slate, etc. can be useful as a roofing material. For old-type houses, this visor is best suited. In addition, among the buildings, the exterior of which is suitable for the wooden construction of the visor - houses from a log house, restored mud huts and structures made in the style of fakhverk.
The best design solution will be a visor, the frame of which is made of forging. It will serve as a worthy decoration of the house. However, this design will cost you a pretty penny. Forged visor can be combined with roofing materials such as polycarbonate, tiles and even plastic.
The forged visor is quite heavy, so in order for it to serve for a really long time, you need to install it correctly.
Forging is suitable for almost any design, since it can consist of both coarse and refined elements. If the garden plot already has forged elements, then the visor should be made in the same style with them.
To make this design, you will need a list of materials:
From the tools you will need the following:
Before you start making a visor, you need to sketch its sketch. For the construction of a specific visor you need to make certain measurements, such as the width and length of the porch. Add to the resulting figure another 60 cm. This will be the width of your design. To get the length of the visor, you need to measure the distance from the entrance door to the end of the porch, adding another 15-20 cm to this figure. The height of the visor is calculated depending on the architecture of the house.
The slope of the visor should be around 20º.
With this data, you can draw a sketch on paper or in a special program on a computer to scale.
Making the frame
According to the project, cut the metal corners. The length of the rafters from the corners is equal to the height of the slope. From the corners also need to make struts and wall beams. The frame parts are interconnected by means of a welding machine. The frame is fixed above the porch.
Lock the wall beam. This is done with the help of stainless steel screws, and anchors are used to fasten the struts. Make a crate of the bars, installing it on the rafters. If a professional flooring is used as the roofing material, then a distance of 30 cm should be between the slats. For a flexible tile, it is necessary to prepare a continuous crate. She will be subsequently laid roofing material.
You can fasten flexible shingles with self-tapping screws. The flexible tile keeps within overlap, but not end-to-end.
Now you need to fix the metal strap to the top of the ramp. On its lower side you need to attach the eaves bar, and then connect and install the gutter and pipe.
It is not difficult to make such a design even for a person inexperienced in construction. Ready frame can be purchased at the hardware store or build yourself.
As in the previous case, before starting work on the production of an arched visor, it is necessary to make measurements and draw a sketch.
Farm for arched canopy
If you make a canopy over a porch at home, then make it so that the edges of the overhangs protrude 20-30 cm above the porch. Thus, the possibility of water / snow falling into the place of fixing the visor to the wall will be excluded, which will extend its operational life.
The two-sided visor is more difficult to make. But it provides the best protection against slanting rain. And if it is necessary to clean it from snow, it will be easier to do. The gable visor is stiffer than its counterparts, therefore, it has a high level of wind protection.
First you need to make measurements and run a sketch. Then you should calculate the size of triangular brackets and crates.
The final result of the visor manufacturing is completely dependent on the accuracy of the measurements.Therefore, this stage of work can not be taken lightly.
Before installing wooden construction elements, each of them must be treated with antiseptics, which will significantly increase their operational life.
So, depending on the type of visor and your skills in working with the tools listed in the article, you can make the visor yourself. If, after reading the instructions, you realize that this work is too tough for you, then it’s better to order a ready-made visor. Have questions on the subject? Ask them to our expert. Experience can be shared in the comments to the article.
In the video provided, you can clearly learn about the intricacies of making the visor above the porch:
In this photo gallery, you will see a lot of interesting ideas for making a visor:
On the balcony
Corner above the porch
of the Original Form
With forging elements
A beautiful visor
A little time
If you decide to create a visor yourself, then the diagrams outlined below will help you design your own visor model:
Drawing of the visor
Drawing of the arched form
Arched scheme canopy
Construction of the visor
Visor with supports
Scheme of the metal visor
On EU over the porch