Our louvered roof over the visitors center at Arches National Park in Utah!
It is also one of our largest roof installations.
Traditional Style Louvered Roof System with Fascia Gutter
Even though a standard rain gutter can be put on the rafter at the end of the sloping louvers that only overhang 1” to catch the water if desired, our Traditional Louvered Roof System comes with a Fascia Style Gutter to achieve the box look when needed. On an attached cover it is a 3 sided fascia gutter and on a free standing cover it is a 4 sided fascia gutter. Because water only runs in the direction of the louver a slope to one end will give better drainage. On the Traditional Louvered Roof System the louvers will over have the rafter 1” instead of 2’ like on the Pergola Style Louvered Roof making it necessary in some cases to order and extra rafter for support. 90 degree prefabricated corners come with the system.
Pergola Style Louvered Roof System
The pergola Style Louvered Roof System comes with up to 2’ louver overhang which can be cut in a curve or angle to match hardscape or other designs. Most people find that a trickle of rain water running off each louver is less invasive than the gush of water coming from a guttered patio cover but if a gutter is desired the louvers can overhang the rafter 1” and a seamless gutter can be attached to the bottom of the rafter, sloped, and down spouted at the end.
This Louver is made from extruded aluminum and is extremely strong and durable.
Within the rafter is a separate hollow channel that can be used for running cables and wiring, as well as areas for future customization such as speakers or LED lighting.
The Aluminum Beam
The Aluminum Post
The Vinyl Post
Miami-Dade Building Code Compliance
Louvered Roofs by American Louvered Roof Systems have been calculated to qualify for Miami-Dade County wind requirements which are the toughest in the Country. American Louvered Roof Systems has Engineering specifications for most States and are available to purchase with a wet stamp generic copy or site specific.
Our hurricane wind designs have been evaluated by a Florida licensed Professional Engineer and will meet the wind requirements of the Miami-Dade Building Department and other cities within the high velocity hurricane zone “HVHZ”. In some cases you will need site specific drawings and calculations to specifically indicate to the Building Department the exact configuration of your proposed canopy. You can also visit our engineered generic product evaluation listing on Approval Zoom .
We also have Michigan state high snow load engineering with limits up to 80lbs psf (about 3′ of snow depending on moister content).
Wet stamp engineering plans for most of the U.S., are available for $30 per set plus shipping.
To our knowledge and in-depth research, American Louvered Roof Systems is the only louvered roof product in the World to have these specifications.