How to install a carport, installation instructions
Easy and fast installation for the Cantilever Carport and Patio Canopy
The cantilever carport / patio canopy is a self-supporting canopy which can be installed by two people in around half a day. The carport is design to be attached to the side of your property and is often a viable alternative to building a garage. It has many benefits that a garage doesn’t offer, such as; it’s more cost effective, uses less space, requires no planning permission, and no foundations are needed.
Installation of a carport can be easily achieved by two people. If you are happy to carry out DIY chores you should be able to install the carport yourself. However if you would like Prior Canopies to install this product for you and you live in our installation area, you can give us a call and we can send you a quote. As with any DIY job, please make sure you use the appropriate tools and access equipment, this will make the task at hand much easier.
If you haven’t already purchased a carport and are looking for information about buying a carport, our friendly team are always on hand to help you. We have a selection of carports to choose from, available in different sizes, colours and styles. All our carports / patio canopies come with full instructions. Below is an example of how easy it is to install the self-supporting carport.
Follow the simple instructions below:
1 Check where the carport is to be positioned. Normal height is approximately 2134mm from the ground to the underside of the beam. If you have a hatchback car, check the 5th door (boot) opening height. Roughly work out the beam centres at 1600mm to avoid pipes etc.
2 Unpack the beams. Using a 16mm wood bit, drill a hole in the broadest end of each beam, approximately 60mm from the top and approximately 30mm in from the outside edge.
3 Take the first beam and mark through top hole onto brick where it is to be fitted (always drill into brick and not mortar joints).
4 Drill top hole with 16mm masonry bit through brick and into cavity. This is almost the length of a standard 16mm bit. Bolt should open up inside the brick.
5 Place a bolt in beam and insert into wall making sure the head of the bolt is nipped up.
6 Hammer bolt home, preferably using a ‘nylon’ hammer, or block of wood and metal hammer to prevent damage to bolt head. Tighten bolt securely but not fully.
7 Check the beam is ‘square on’ to the wall then mark bottom hole.
8 Push beam to one side and drill bottom hole.
9 Level and fit one aluminium purlin to form a wallplate. This then lines across and gives the location of the next beam. Fix all beams and purlins using this method. Fix all other aluminium purlins to form sheet supports at approximately 610mm centres from the wallplate.
10 Before fascia is fitted, level all beams to the wall using packings as required. Re-torque bolts.
11 Cut fascia to length, notch out to suit end beam fascia platform and fit.
12 Lift on the first roof sheet to wallplate and then to end beam. Lift on second roof sheet, centralise and overlap onto first sheet. Before screwing sheet to wallplate, through the first sheet and into the second beam, check squareness of sheets to fascia. Silicone roofsheets and end beam/roofsheet joints with clear silicone.
A bead of clear silicone along each purlin will stop any ‘wind chatter’ at later stages.
13 Flashband/seal sheet/wall joint. Wipe down carport.
14 Now install rainwater goods if required to match existing items.
15 Installation is now complete