Awnings attached to steel/foam construction


Old 02-17-04, 06:02 AM
Wayne Fau
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Question Awnings attached to steel/foam construction

We purchased a now 4-year old steel/foam constructed house. We want to install awnings. The local awning companies will not guarentee the installation due to the lack of plywood/OSB siding. That is, they don't think driving screws through the steel 2x4s will hold the awnings under the stress of high winds.

The local guys are not familiar with steel/foam construction, and I am now beginning to see and hear about the negative side. Are there any type of connectors that would secure awning brackets to steel 2x4s--again, the concern is the "torque" effect of high winds.
Sponsored Links
Old 02-17-04, 10:09 AM
Ed Imeduc's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Mountain Williams Missouri
Posts: 18,389
Im with them ,I think that the screws any kind would pull right out in wind. Cause the steel stud is so thin. I dont see why they cant be put up with a mollybolt or a toggle bolt. I have use them a lot for a set up like this.Both of them will expand behind the steel stud when you put them in a tighten them up. Look at them in a store and you will see what I mean. ED
Old 02-18-04, 09:54 PM
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 344
Did they outright refuse, or offer an option you are not comfortable with?

I suspect they offered to thru-bolt, perhaps it wasn't going to look so nice.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes