Are you planning on getting a carport for your home? Well you might be thinking about getting this done professionally. But even then knowing what is going to happen and how things will be done is essential in ensuring that you get what you need at the end of the project. Here are some of the most basic things that you should know about the assembly process of a carport.
What Are The Tools That Will Be Used For The Assembly?
Every style of carport is different from the other. Therefore the carport installation services will also change based on the style that you have chosen. However you should ideally have some basic hand tools with you should the need arise even though the team who will be setting it up for you will normally come fully prepared. You may also need a climbing ladder and you should perhaps take the day off and be at home so that you can offer a helping hand if needed. The tools that will usually be needed are; tape measure, adjustable wrench, and rubber mallet, a utility knife a ratchet and a socket set. You should also have safety glasses and gloves just in case there is a shortage when the team arrives. More importantly if you plan on helping them be sure to wear this protective gear as well.
How Long Will The Assembly Process Take Up?
Again, just like before this will depend on the style that you have chosen and the smallest carport assembly process can take up to about four hours or if they are very, very fast, may be two. The largest ones can take up anywhere from between six to eight hours. It could also take a bit longer depending upon the working conditions in the area. Therefore it is wise to set aside one day for all of this and besides, once all the work has been done you are going to want to sit down and relax a bit too. If you are available during the process, it will make it easier for any issues that come up to be handled.
Do You Need Weight Bags?
Weight bags will only be needed for the smaller canopies that will not be affixed to the ground or to the concrete slab. However today the majority of these will not need any weight bags. This way it will give more stability to the entire structure by keeping it firmly anchored to the ground as well.
Can You Assemble This On A Slope?
Technically, yes you can fix one of these on a slope. But make sure that the team has the engineering knowledge to pull it off. If you are going to be taking this on your own, tray and avoid any slopes as that can be really challenging. It will help you to keep the load of the frame and the installation square stable if you erect this on flat land. Make sure that you go through all of these key points before you plan out on the assembly of your carport.