The distance from the house to the beam supporting the posts.
Fluted FRP Classic Columns
Fiberglass Reinforced Classic Round Columns with vertical lines/grooves, used to support the patio cover.
Rigid polystyrene sheet (inserted inside side-plates to provide additional structural support)
Fiberglass Reinforced Polyester Columns
A shallow trough for carrying off rainwater
Wall or eave attachment item for patio covers.
Load carrying beam with post connected under.
International Building Code
IRP (Insulated Roof Panels)
3″, 4″, or 6″ panels used in lieu of flat pans to make a solid cover. IRP’s are a walkable top. Not to be used for top decks.
Open Alumawood® lattice cover.
Term referring to an engineering requirement of most building municipalities whereby the patio cover can withhold a certain snow load.
Solid Alumawood® Cover.
Non-Fluted (smooth) FRP Classic Columns
Fiberglass Reinforced Classic Round Columns without vertical lines/grooves, used to support the patio cover.
The distance a cover goes past a header/support beam, typically 1′ to 2′. (Cantilever)
3″ x 3″ roll-formed aluminum tubes used as the typical support structure for traditional aluminum patio covers.
The distance out from a house to the end of the pans on a solid cover (Newport) or to the rafters on a lattice cover.
1′ 2×6′s that are used to give a solid cover the look of a lattice cover.
Post Wraps, Plantons, other names for these 2×6′s that attach to a post on either side to hide post to 3×8 header connection.
Term referring to an engineering requirement of most building municipalities whereby the patio structure can withstand a certain wind speed.
Used on Newport covers. 2×6′s to go around R/F header to give the look of a lattice cover. Also includes rafter tails.