A canopy for the outside staircase - Goodbye to moisture

Annoying moisture often enters the house and cellar area through the outside cellar stairs. So that not even wet the walls and the building is ailing, should be placed over the staircase, a canopy. How you can solve this problem quite easily, we show you in this guide.

Step by step covering the outside stairs

  • Beams or post carriers galvanized
  • Galvanized bar shoes
  • Angle connectors or angles galvanized
  • Beams
  • Roof slats
  • Dowels
  • Screws
  • Corrugated board clear / double wall plates
  • Cordless screwdriver
  • Drilling machine
  • Ratchet box
  • Foxtail
  • Drill
  • Hammer
  • Ruler
  • Spirit level
  • Pencil

1. Mounting the beam shoes and the beam girder

The girder girders can be fixed to the wall above the staircase with dowels and screws. Pay attention to a sufficient height, so that a slope can be planned, otherwise the moisture problem remains even after the roof construction still exist. Bal The beam shoes are either bolted to the plates around the stairway or use impact shells, which must be beaten into the ground. In no case should the wooden beams be placed directly on the ground, as otherwise the wood rots quickly.

2. Align the Upright

Line up and align the upright posts in the beam shoes or post girders. Take a long straight board and put it on, then you see, on the one hand, whether all the posts are the same height and, on the other hand, whether one of the beams is slightly twisted. Then it would be difficult to attach it to his rafter, so the roof rack.

3. Laying rafters

To make a slope on the wall, the rafters must be slightly bevelled. You can make a small wedge from the sloping piece that you saw off. Due to the oblique attachment you need this wedge under the beam, so that the beam is clean in its wall bracket, which is mounted at right angles. Then connect the trailer to the post through an angle or angled connector.

4. Roofing

You will need some battens that are bolted across the whole construction. These not only hold the roof panels, they also stabilize the roofing. On the roof battens you can then unscrew the roofing. Treat the slats but before processing, you will not get there later.

Tips & TricksYou can of course also build corrugated sheets or a roof made of trapezoidal sheet metal for the cellar rise. But just here you always have to fight with the missing light anyway, so a transparent covering is more suitable.

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