Typical metal building walls are primarily with framed main frame columns and end wall columns. Columns are spaced between 20′ – 30′ apart. Horizontal members called girts span between the columns. Girts are normally “Z” or “C” shaped, 8-10″ deep and typically spaced from the floor 7′-6″ and 5′ to 6′ above that, repeating depending on the wall height.
FLS Canopies are structurally framed from metal building components using pre-punched galvanized cees, clip angles, hat sections and connected with structural bolts and nuts.
To install, galvanized vertical channels are located between the metal building’s first and second wall girts above the door using pre-punched clip angles and 3/8″ bolts. These vertical channels are spaced 5′ apart. The vertical channels are punched with multiple holes to allow the canopy height to vary. A “U” bracket and reinforcing clip will be bolted to the vertical channels. This connection is installed either through the wall panel & insulation or if the vertical channel aligns with the panel flat the “U” bracket can be installed on the outside of the panel, bolting to the vertical channels. The horizontal channel is bolted to the “U” bracket and reinforcing clip connection. You now have two channels cantilevering from the building centered above the door. The rest of the framing will be supported from these horizontal channels.