Step 1: Remove Old Electrical Box
- Shut off the power at the circuit breaker and turn off light switches before you begin any work.
- Remove the old electric box from the ceiling. If the box is suspended from a bar, remove the metal plate and unscrew the box from the bar. Pry the bar off the ceiling joist with a flat bar. If the box is not suspended from a bar, pry the box directly off the joist.
Solid Roofs Protect From Rain
An insulated roof, once properly assembled, is solid from front to back and from side to side.
Insulated roofing panels interlock, and the joints between panels are sealed to discourage leaks. A properly designed and executed insulated roof—such as the Renaissance and insulated patio roofs—will carry the rain away and deposit the water into a drainage system in the end caps. The gutter system is completely, stylishly hidden but totally effective at preventing splatters.
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HOW TALL ARE THE POSTS?
- WE SEND 10FT LONG POSTS WITH OUR KITS TO BE CUT DOWN TO YOUR NEEDED HEIGHT
HOW DOES IT GET ATTACHED/MOUNTED TO MY HOUSE?
- YOU CAN MOUNT TO YOUR HOUSE WALL OR TO THE FASCIA BOARD ON YOUR EAVE/OVERHANG
- IF MOUNTING TO HOUSE WALL, THE LONG SCREWS MUST FASTEN INTO THE WALL STUDS
- IF MOUNTING TO THE FASCIA BOARD THE LONG SCREWS MUST FASTEN THROUGH TO THE ROOF TRUSS ENDS OR RAFTER TAIL ENDS
CAN IT BE SCREENED IN?
- YES, IT CAN BE SCREENED IN
HOW DO THE POSTS GET MOUNTED?
- POSTS ARE ANCHORED TO THE CONCRETE SLAB USING THE HEAVY-DUTY BOTTOM POST BRACKETS AND THE CONRETE WEDGE ANCHORS PROVIDED IN THE KIT
- IF MOUTNING TO A WOOD DECK, THE DECK SUBFRAMING AT POST LOCATIONS SHOULD BE BEEFED UP AND USE LAG SCREWS TO FASTEN THE HEAVY DUITY BOTTOM POST BRAKCETS THROUGH THE DECK BAORDS INTO THE SUBFRAMING.
CAN INTEGRA INSTALL THIS?
- AT THIS TIME, WE DO NOT OFFER INSTALLATION SERVICES
CAN YOU MAKE CUSTOM SIZES?
- PLEASE “CONTACT US” ON OUR WEBSITE
- PROVIDE YOUR CITY AND STATE, AND THE DESIGN YOU ARE LOOKING FOR, THEN WE WILL CHECK IF WE CAN DESIGN YOUR REQUEST TO COMPLY WITH ENGINEERING REQUIREMENTS.
WHAT ARE THE MATERIALS MADE OF? WILL IT RUST?
- THE MATERIALS ARE ALUMINUM. THEY WILL NOT/CANNOT RUST
IS THE INTEGRA PATIO COVER INSULATED?
- NO IT IS NOT AN INSULATED ROOF SYSTEM
DOES IT COME WITH A GUTTER?
- YES, THE PATIO COVER HAS A STRUCTURAL ALUMINUM FRONT FASCIA/GUTTER AND SCUPPER DRAINS
PLEASE EXPLAIN THE MEASUREMENTS WIDTH AND DEPTH?
CAN I WALK ON THE ROOF?
- NO, DEFINITELY NOT
Led Drawingled Drawingtips For Installing Led Lights
1. Pick Your Location– Stop roof pan installation at the LED Light location. Drill the 4” to 6? hole in the pan as required by your size of light.
2. Wiring– Drill a hole that fits your conduit in the hanger at the house. Pull wire through the hanger, leave 12” hanging out the LED Light hole for wiring the light later. Leave enough wire at the house to reach your service connection. We usually use outdoor rolmex or direct burial wire.*** as with all electrical work, we recommend you consult a licensed electrician.
Be careful to protect the wiring and do not touch the wiring with any screws. Your wiring should also be protected where it goes through the holes, we use rubber grommets to cover any sharp edges in the aluminum.
3. Install Fan Beam Cap – Install the next roof pan. Place fan beam cap over the pan that contains the wiring, slide the fan beam cap under the flashing at the house. Screw the cap down to pans at the interlock. This will keep all water out of the roof pan that contains the wiring
4. Attaching the Light– Be careful not to damage the wires inside the roof. Consult the instructions that come with your light to complete the installation.
***improper installation can cause injury or death, consult a licensed electrician***
The Benefits Of Aluminum Awnings For The Patio
Posted on Friday, August 24th, 2012 at 8:31 pm.
Aluminum Awnings are essential to home design and protection. These quality awnings will not only protect your home from direct sunlight but also it offers great style and functionality benefits as well.
Unlike standard awnings, aluminum patio awnings are made of insulated aluminum material. Here are some benefits of aluminum patio awnings:
– Aluminum Awnings have insulated layers. This is beneficial to your home because insulated layers absorb heat to help you stay cool underneath the awning.
– Aluminum Awnings are very durable. These awnings do not tear when strong winds hit them. Instead, they stay in place because of their aluminum sheets are screwed on beams and braces no matter what the weather has in store.
– Aluminum awnings are low maintenance. When it rains, water droplets remain on fabric awnings but with aluminum awnings the rain will easily drain off it and make cleaning your awnings an easy task.
– Aluminum act like extension of your roof. This is a detachable awning. It can be installed with a variety of attachments and accessories to help with the functionality of your roof. You can even install ceiling fans or skylights with this awning for additional comfort and temperature regulation.
Let Carroll Awning Company design and install unique, functional and stylish Aluminum Awnings for your home today. Check out samples of our Aluminum Awnings.
Our 6 Step Guide For Installing A Ceiling Fan
The following is a general guide for installing a ceiling fan.
It’s worth noting, that most ceiling fan kits come with the necessary hardware and fasteners. They also come with instructions.
We’re fond of our guide. It’ll walk you through all the high-level steps. But don’t toss the manufacturer’s instructions to the side. You’ll want to read through those, too. It would be a shame to install your new fan the wrong way … or hurt yourself in the process.
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Before you begin your project, here are a few tips to keep in mind when hanging a ceiling fan.
- Inspect the existing junction box to make sure it’s rated for ceiling fans. There should be an inscription on the ceiling fan box to indicate this. The box is usually metal. If not, replace it with a fan-rated junction box and a fan brace between the ceiling joist to help support the fan’s weight.
- Next, turn off power at the circuit breaker and place any wall switches to the off position.
- After turning off the power, place a piece of electrical tape across the switches at the wall and the breaker box to prevent anyone from coming by and turning the power back on while you are working.
If you have to remove an existing fan or fixture prior to your new ceiling fan installation now is the time to do so. Disconnect any wires and enlist a helper to assist you in taking down the fan or fixture.
- Now, it’s time to mount the junction box. Insert the fan brace through the hole in the drywall and onto the ceiling. The square tube of the brace should be centered with the hole.
- Rotate the square tube with your hand until the teeth are firmly locked into the joist. Feel around to gauge your results.
- Attach the U-bolt bracket to the fan brace. It should be centered in the hole with the bolts facing downward.
- Thread the cable wire into the junction box. Slip the box up so that the bolts slide through it and tighten the nuts to secure the box into place.
Aluminum Patio Cover Installation San Diego
During the warm summer months, the intense heat of the sun can make the experience less than comfortable. Fortunately, we have an easy, cost-effective solution. Our high-quality aluminum patio covers are designed to shield you, your family, and your guests from the sun’s rays so you can enjoy outdoor picnics, barbecues, and parties even on the warmest days.
How Can I Mount A Ceiling Fan To A Metal Roof
I have a manufactured home with a Florida Room. How could I mount a ceiling fan to the exiting metal roof?
- on Dec 31, 2019
Sandy….Just make sure it is secure on a truss or brace…I would ask someone who has done this before to help!
- Kathy Gunter Law on Dec 31, 2019
Manufactured homes have wooden trusses that are made of thinner wood. You just have to make sure you attach to those. A stud finder would be a good investment.
- Lifestyles Homes on Dec 31, 2019
Yes, you can’t attach it to the roof itself. You’ll need to run the wires in exterior grade conduit and an exterior ceiling box meant to hold a fan. The “home run” needs to be on a circuit, that is GFCI, because this is technically outside.
I highly suggest that you hire an electrician or at least a handyman who has experience in this.
Mounting Ceiling Fan To An Insulated Aluminum Roof Panel With Fan Beam
- on Apr 07, 2017Hello.I’m doing some ceiling repair work, will also want to replace a light fixture as well.Photo of the wire box with the old light. I haven’t removed the old light yet.http://i.imgur.com/I7ikYFY.jpgIt appears that my ceiling wire box only have a black hot wire and a neutral white wire. There is no copper ground wire. The new flush ceiling light I bought do have a copper ground wire, which I’m suppose to screw into the mounting bracket together with the wire box’s ground copper wire.I understand that some older houses , may not have a copper ground wire, or the metal box it’s self is already grounded. I’m not looking to check if the box is grounded or run a new ground wire, I just want to replace the ceiling light fixture.My question is, what should I do with the copper ground wire from new light? 1. Should I just screw the copper ground wire into the mounting bracket anyways as per instruction? even though there is no copper wire from the wire box.2. Only connect and cap the white and black wire? Maybe cut the copper ground wire so it doesn’t get in the way?Thanks.
Maxx Panel Insulated Covers
Insulated Panel covers offer some advantages over a standard interlocking panel solid roof cover. One of the main advantages is that the cover can support significant weight it can even be walked on. Another advantage is additional heat reflection due to the solid foam panels skinned in Alumawood. Many upgrades are available for Maxx insulated roof covers such as fan mounting, can lighting, post lighting, and heaters. A solid roof cover will expand your living space by making you patio a comfortable area to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
Maxx insulated panel roof covers are normally mounted to your homes wall, eave, or roof on one side and is supported by posts on the other side. Usually the posts will be anchored to a concrete slab with hardware called wedge anchors. If you have pavers or wish to have the posts on a surface other than a concrete slab we may need to pour a footing for the posts. Post spacing is determined by several factors such as over width and projection of the cover but is usually around 10’ apart. Much longer distances may be spanned with the posts by adding steel inserts inside the posts and the header.
Installing An Outdoor Ceiling Fan
For decks and patios with solid roofs, an outdoor ceiling fan is a great addition to keep the air moving and things cool. Installing an outdoor ceiling fan does require working with electricity and feeding wires. If you do not feel comfortable with this part, then hire an electrician to run the wires. However, with some planning, knowledge, and precautions, this is a task most do-it-yourselfers can tackle. Here are some pointers to get you started in installing your outdoor ceiling fan.
Step 1 – Plan
The first step is to choose your ceiling fan. In addition to the style, size, and color you want, make sure the fan you choose has a damp rating. This should be noted on the front corner of the box. Damp rated means that it is suitable for outdoor use. You will also need to map out where you plan to mount your fan. Measure to the center point of your ceiling if appropriate and mark the location. Double check to ensure the blades will not come into contact with lights, beams, or other obstacles. Also, make sure your ceiling is tall enough that the fan can safely circulate without endangering anyone’s head.
Make sure your electricity is off. Flip the circuit breaker providing power and test any wires to make sure they are not live.
Step 2 – Install Wiring
Step 3 – Install Electrical Box
Step 4 – Assemble Fan
Step 5 – Install Outdoor Ceiling Fan
The Rewards Of Installing Insulation In A Mobile Home
It’s no secret that older mobile homes, and the more affordable newer models, aren’t insulated very well. Fortunately, installing insulation in a mobile home is fairly easy now. With today’s insulation technology it’s possible to add substantial R-value to your home for a relatively affordable price.
There’s no need to suffer the consequences of poor insulation. By installing insulation in a mobile home, you’ll reap the rewards of a warmer and more comfortable home. Not to mention, you’ll probably save quite a bit on energy costs.
There’s no doubt about it, installing insulation in a mobile home is the absolute best improvement you can do for your home, especially if your home is older.
It’s our goal to provide the most helpful information so please don’t hesitate to check out more tips on our website. If you’re interested in learning more, please feel free to contact us with any questions — or tips of your own. There aren’t enough resources for mobile homeowners and we aim to change that.
As always, thank you for reading Mobile Home Living!
Aluminum Patio Cover Services
The innovated elitewood Insulated patio covers give Orange County homeowners superior heat resistance in the afternoon and help keep the chill at bay in the evening, making them an excellent all-weather choice. For this patio project model near Yorba Linda, CA, the homeowners wanted a stately, but inviting, backyard retreat big enough to create a shady seating area and to protect their new stacked stone outdoor island bar and grill. The elitewood aluminum patio cover has a strong reputation among homeowners for its superiority to wood and other materials.
We began this project with three-inch insulated Elitewood Classic roof panels for the patio cover. These striking panels have a tongue-and-groove pattern on the ceiling and deep-embossed wood grain texture for a sophisticated final look that truly mimics the appearance of genuine wood. With Elitewoodaluminum patio covers, you have to look closely to know they aren’t wood! We marked off a large, 18-foot by 32-foot area next to the house and began construction on the attached patio cover.
Step #3: Test The Fan
As soon as you have everything installed correctly, you can then test your hard work.
We recommend using the wall controls and then testing the remote to ensure everything works properly.
Take the time to test dimming the light fixture and adjusting the fan speeds.
You’ll also want to pay close attention to whether the fan wobbles on its highest setting to ensure it’s structurally sound.
Measure The Ceiling Slope
Determine the ceiling slope by holding a 2-ft. level against the ceiling and measuring the vertical distance from the level to the ceiling. Divide that number by 2 to get the drop over 12 in. of horizontal run, 3/12 slope in our case. See the chart below to determine the minimum downrod length for the blade diameter you’d like.
You don’t have to be a “Casablanca” aficionado to appreciate the elegance a ceiling fan can bring to your home. And you can enjoy a fan all year long as it creates a welcome breeze in the summer and circulates warm air in the winter.
Installing a ceiling fan used to be frustrating, to say the least. Most of the time you had to wing it because specialty hanging systems were poorly developed or nonexistent. Nowadays, most manufacturers have designed versatile fan mounting systems that take the hassle out of installing a ceiling fan. When you add in the improved, stronger ceiling boxes, you’ll find that just about any ceiling fan can go up quick and easy on any ceiling, sloped or flat.
In this article, we’ll illustrate crystal-clear instructions that go beyond the basic set included with the fan. We’ll also show you how to avoid common pitfalls like putting on parts in the wrong order and forgetting to slip shrouds on ahead of time. Some mistakes are more serious than these. Standard electrical boxes or blades hung too low can be downright dangerous.
Step 4: Assemble And Hang The Fan
- Place the motor right side up on a table or other flat surface. Thread the wires from the motor through the opening in the canopy and set the canopy in place on the motor.
- Thread the wires through the down-rod pipe. Insert the down-rod pipe through the top of the motor. Firmly tighten the locking screw on the pipe with a wrench.
- Lift the assembled fan to the pancake box and clip one side of the canopy to the ceiling plate.
Guide To Patio Cover Kits
If you love spending time in the great outdoors but not necessarily in the hot sun, patio cover kits can give you the coverage and style you need.When it comes to choosing the right kit, it’s important to make sure that you find one that’s easy to install, and that offers you the style and functionality you want for an enjoyable time outside. Read on to learn more about DIY patio cover kits and how to install them so you can get out there and relax worry-free.
How Do You Install A Ceiling Fan Without A Fixture
Learning how to install ceiling fan on aluminum patio covers becomes more challenging without an existing fixture.
Most often, homeowners decide to hire professional electricians for this job since it can be complicated.
You’ll need to install an electrical box, run wiring, and then begin the mounting process as explained above.
It’s also important to note all of your electrical wirings need to be adequately insulated, as it’s outdoors.
With improper grounding and insulation, you can put your entire household at risk.
Some of the key steps to installing a ceiling fan without an existing fixture include:
Electrical Junction Boxes For Home Wiring
- GFCI Wiring
- This list of articles will help you learn about the features and benefits provided by GFI and GFCI Receptacles and how they are wired.
The following may also be helpful for you:
Install The Ceiling Brace
Feed the fan brace up into the hole, rest the flat edge of the feet against the ceiling and center the shaft over the hole. If your ceiling is more than 1/2 in. thick, as ours was, rotate the feet and position the rod the depth of the box from the ceiling. Rotate the shaft to secure the brace to the framing. Snap the metal saddle over the shaft so it’s centered over the hole.
How To Install An Outdoor Ceiling Fan
Electrical Wiring Method for a Outdoor Ceiling Fan: I am installing an outdoor ceiling fan that is UL rated for wet location on an open patio cover.
Wiring an Outdoor Ceiling FanElectrical Question:I am installing an outdoor ceiling fan that is UL rated for wet location on an open patio cover made of 2×4’s.
- I want to run power overhead from a GFI circuit in the adjacent garage.
- The control switch will be inside the garage. I bought an outdoor electrical box which I will screw to a spot where two 2×4’s cross to mount the fan.
- What is the best way to run power from the garage to the box?
- Can I use bare outdoor 14-2 wire or should I run the wire in flexible conduit or hard PVC conduit?
This electrical question came from: Rob, a Handyman from Houston, Texas.
Dave’s Reply:Thanks for your electrical wiring question Rob.
What Kind Of Insulation And Installation Is Best For Each Section Of A Mobile Home
A lot goes into choosing the type of insulation you’ll need for your mobile home. First, you need to decide which kind of material is right for your home. Second, you’ll need to chose the kind of installation that is best for each area of your home.
Once those two decisions are made you’ll need to hire an insulation installer or prepare yourself for an intensive DIY project. Depending on your material, you may need a contractor with specialized equipment or rent/buy your own.
We’ll take a quick look at how this could look in different sections of your mobile home.
Step 2: Select Your Insulated Patio Roof
An ingenious combination of roofing, insulation and ceiling in one durable, functional and attractive panel.
SolarSpan®& InsulRoof® are Australia’s leading insulated roof panels ideal for insulated patios, insulated pergolas, verandas, decks, carports, garages and homes.We can recommend a range of specialised installers and builders in your local area across Australiato create the ideal home improvement solution to suit individual needs and budgets.
How To Install Ceiling Fan On Aluminum Patio: Final Thoughts
If you have little experience, it’s always best to rely on a trained electrician to help you install light fixtures.
It’s imperative to use professionals to learn how to install ceiling fan on aluminum patio without an existing fixture.
It would help if you had a good idea of what the process entails with this guide’s steps.
Why R Values Are Important In A Patio Cover Roof
Take into consideration, we can’t really achieve an “R” rating of 140R because we can’t manufacturer the panels at a thickness of 10?, that would look a little weird. Our cedar embossed insulated panels supplied by Amerimax are 3? in thickness and the R-rating for these panels hoover around *13.95R according to products, give or take a few micro R’s.
“Sitting under these Maxx panel insulated covers is like sitting under the most shady-est shady tree you can find… Really.”
The Maxx panel insulated roof is the flagship of the entire Alumawood patio cover line up. Not only are the insulated patio covers more affordable than wood, but they’ll never cost you a single dollar in maintenance!
Everything you see in the attached image is what the Maxx panel, Alumawood insulated cover system is equipped with…
- Posts and post covers
- Wrap kit
- Steel post inside beam
- Painted to resist scratches corrosion and fading
Step #2: Install The Fan
At this point, you can move onto the task of installing the fan.
If you’ve never done this before, most models are easy to manage by one to two people.
Alternatively, you can have your electrician install the fan for you, but it will be an added cost.
- Attach the Mounting Kit
When installing, the first thing you’ll need to do is affix the mounting plate to your fan beam.
You’ll want to ensure you use the screws that come with the kit, as they’re rated for that specific plate.
It’s also important to make sure the wires are correctly fed through the bracket so you can connect them to your fan.
- Prepare the Wiring
Once the wires are fed through the mounting bracket, you can begin connecting them to the fan.
Use your manufacturer’s specific instructions for this step, as certain wire colors can mean different things per company.
This step should be relatively straightforward, especially if you have an extra set of hands helping you.
When you’ve connected the like-colored wires, you’ll need to twist them together and strip off insulation as required.
Try to keep as much insulation as possible before capping off the twisted wires with plastic caps.
It’s essential that all of your exposed wiring connections are adequately capped, especially for outdoor use.
- Attach the Fan
With everything wired correctly, attach one-half the fan’s base to the newly mounted bracket in the fan beam.
You can then connect the other side and ensure the fan’s base catches on the mounting plate.