A parapet on the garage roof is usually more of a roof edge profile or a cornice. In common parlance, the borders are often generally referred to as parapets. The elevations through profiles can only measure a few centimeters and do not have a real crown. They are edged and can be mounted flat.
Sheet metal frame as a profile or masonry as an attic
The transition from the roof edge profile to the real parapet is fluid. The roof edge profile is a slightly raised frame that surrounds and covers the garage wall and roof at a right angle. An attic is a structure that has its own crown and forms a wall extension.
There are structural specifications for both types of construction. While a parapet can remain unclad as a roof border at the transition between the roof edge and wall, a profile must cover at least five centimeters of the wall end.
Structural requirements and specifications
In both constructions, drip edges must protrude at least two centimeters, which is realized by a sheet metal on the crown of the parapet or by a protruding profile arch.
Molded parts that have already been manufactured must be installed at corners and ends, which applies to both the roof edge profile and the covering of a parapet. The parapet on the flat roof of the garage must be designed in such a way that it triggers a controlled and controlled water drainage. The slope of the circumferential profiles must point inwards towards the roof, where the incoming water can flow away through a drainage system such as a gargoyle.
Fastenings and joints
With a parapet on the garage, the distances between the fastening points are defined depending on the material. At heights of up to ten meters, the following distances must not be exceeded:
- One meter on concrete roofs
- Ninety centimeters on aerated concrete roofs
- Wood on sheet metal sixty centimeters
- Wood on wood 33 centimeters
The following maximum joint widths at the joints are recommended for covers and profiles made of aluminum:
- 1.79 millimeters per running meter
- For cover or profile pieces with a length of 2.50 meters, three millimeters
- Seven millimeters for cover or profile pieces with a length of five meters
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