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Brian, Architect
Category: Home Improvement
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Experience:  Licensed Architect- 17 years, L.E.E.D. AP
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I hava a brick wall fence i would like to add a leanto roof

Customer Question

hi i hava a long brick wall fence i would like to add a leanto roof 2.4 meter off this wall but no posts is this possible
JA: Have you talked to a roofing professional yet?
Customer: no
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: the roof is to be covered with corrugated zinc sheeting
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Rick replied 1 month ago.

Welcome to Just Answer, my name is ***** ***** I will do my best to help you with your issue. First I’ll need some more info so I have a more complete picture of your situation.

Is the opposite end of the roof on the ground or off the ground?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
off the ground roof at angle or 94 degrees attaching to the wall height 2.4 meters
Expert:  Rick replied 1 month ago.

You must have posts at least at the ends and more between depending on the length of the span

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
cant talk on phone right now
Expert:  Rick replied 1 month ago.

We can continue here. Call prompt is automatic. I have nothing to do with it

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
can i send you a quick sketch?
Expert:  Rick replied 1 month ago.

Ok, click on ADD FILES next to the SEND butoon to it post here

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
sketching what i done so far is this chat Time sensitive?
Expert:  Rick replied 1 month ago.

Take as long as you like. I'll respond as soon as I can

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
hope you can understand my sketch
Expert:  Rick replied 1 month ago.

It can be done but you'd need an engineer to design it and the cost for the steel fabrication not to mention installing it would be steep.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thanks ! I though you was the Expert on this ! i know it can be done I am a Welder and can fabricate this if given the steel sizes ,
Expert:  Rick replied 1 month ago.

I'm an expert contractor not a structural engineer. And no engineer is going to do the design work this requires for the pittance offered as compensation for this question.

You asked if this was possible not for design work

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Wow ! You being quite unprofessional, was this really called for I have never used system like this before so I didnt know what it was all about have If I disrespected you,sorry thanks anyway have a good day Sir
Expert:  Rick replied 1 month ago.

Wow indeed! I merely stated the reality of the situation. I'm baffled that you took offense.