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Old 05-18-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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Translucent (arched) canopy


I want to build a covered patio area.

Dimensions are roughly 50 feet long, 17-18 feet wide. (I have a good deal of liberty as to what the final dimensions are, letting me compromise on cost vs. size)

The cover (canopy) would be a translucent material like polycarbonate or fiberglass panels shaped like a gentle arch.

Google hasn't been my friend on this search. I've found commercial manufacturers who can build me a stadium like this, but nothing for a diy backyard project.

Suggestions?

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Garrett

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Old 05-18-2012, 08:17 PM   #2
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#1 Why an arch, that's going to really complicate building it.
#2 Why poly of fiberglass panels. There going to react with the UV's and degrade and be far more likly to leak at the screws holding them in place.

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Arched (curved) for the esthetics.

Fits with the landscape design.

But, you're right. Finding that shape is the trick part.

I'm open to other translucent materials that are more UV resistant.

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Post some pictures of where you want the porch to go.
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