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Publication numberUS3388510 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 18, 1968
Filing dateOct 18, 1965
Priority dateOct 18, 1965
Publication numberUS 3388510 A, US 3388510A, US-A-3388510, US3388510 A, US3388510A
InventorsGraham Hubert P, Smith Edward C
Original AssigneeEdward C. Smith, Hubert P. Graham
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Roof structure
US 3388510 A
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June 18, 1968 E. c. SMITH ET AL ROOF STRUCTURE Filed Oct. 18, 1965 2 4 H MTW WW 3 WSM 4 W .G M m 2 W E 6 W88 flu H E sesame RG6? STRUCTURE C. .-th and Hubert P. Graham, both of 62 55W. 27th Ave, Itlliami, Fla. 33135 Filed Get. 13, 1965, Ser. No. 496,912 4 Ciaims. (Cl. 52-15) ABSTRACT F THE DESCLOSURE This invention relates to building construction and is more particularly directed to roof structures.

A principal object of the present invention is to provide a roof structure that requires a minimum of different parts, is readily mounted in position and one which can be readily adapted for the various types of building structures.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a roof structure having beam and fascia members which form a trough as a duct for draining off rain which may fail on the roof.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a roof structure which is simple in construction and its erection and most effective as a roof in the fabrication of marquees, patio roofs, and shelters.

A still further object of the present invention is to provide a roof structure having beams which form supports for corrugated typepanels that are slid into position and fastened thereon.

With these and other objects in View, the invention will be best understood from a consideration of the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification, with the understanding, however, that the invention is not confined to any strict conformity with the showing of the drawing but may be changed or modified so long as such changes or modifications mark no material departure from the salient features of the invention as expressed in the appended claims.

In the drawing:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a marquee constructed in accordance with our invention and shown mounted on a wall.

FIGURE 2 is a cross sectional view taken along the line 2-2 of FIGURE 1.

FIGURE 3 is a similar view taken along the line 3-3 of FIGURE 1.

FIGURE 4 is an enlarged cross sectional view of our beam structure.

Referring to the drawing wherein like numerals are used to designate similar parts throughout the several views, the numeral 11) refers to our roof structure or marquee consisting of three major parts, namely, beam structure B, panel structure P and a fascia structure F. The roof structure IQ is shown by way of illustration only as a marquee secured to a wall 11 and supported thereon by struts 12. Our roof structure can be used as a covering for a patio and the like supported on columns or as a roof for a building.

The number of beams B utilized in the roof structure HP is determined by the length of the roof structure since States Patent 0 the panels P are of modular lengths and are supported at their ends by the beam structures B and the fascia structures F as illustrated in the drawing.

The beam structure B is an extruded member consisting of a vertically disposed main member 15 at the lower end of which is a horizontally disposed based member 16. The base member 16 extends an equal distance on either side of the main member 15 with upwardly extending members 17 mounted on the ends of the base member 16. On top of the members 17 there is a flange member 18 extending horizontally in the direction of the main member 15, which flange member 18' serves to support the panel structure P. The members 16, 17 and 13 form a trough 170.

At approximately the mid-portion of the main member 15 is panel engaging members 19 which extend horizontally on either side of the main member 15 with a shoulder 20 mounted on the lower surface of each of the members 19. The shoulders 20 engage the ends of the panels P to form a slot between adjacent beam structures B for maintaining the panels P properly in position therein. At the upper end of the main member 15 is a horizontally disposed support member 20 extending on either side of the main member 15 with depending flanges 21 for adding structural strength to the beam structure B.

On the upper surface of the support member 20 of the beams B there is Welded or otherwise secured a U- shaped bracket 22 having a pin 23 mounted thereon receiving the end 24 of the strut 12. The other end 25 of the strut 12 is received by a pin 27 which is mounted on a U-shaped wall bracket 26 that is bolted to the wall 11. The beams B are further fastened to the Wall 11 by means of rafter clips 28 having one leg portion secured to the wall 11 by a bolt 29 and the other leg portion secured to the main member 15 of the beams B by a screw bolt 39. The free ends of the beams B are now slotted horizontally along the main member 15 as at 14. Also mounted on the free ends of the beams B on the main member 15 above the slot 14 are clips 47 fastened thereon with a screw 43.

The sides and front of the marquee 19 is provided with a fascia member P which consists of a front wall or face member 31 that is bent inwardly as at 32 for ornamental purposes and having at the upper and lower portions horizontally disposed wall members 33 and 34 respectively. The inner edge of the lower member 34 is joined by a vertically disposed member 35 joining at its top edge portion, a horizontally disposed flange portion 36. The upper member 33 is provided at its inner edge portion with a vertically disposed depending member 37 at whose lower end is a flange member 38 which extends horizontally in a direction away from the face member 31. The members 31, 34 and 35 form a trough 85 for discharge of accumulated rain water as is explained in detail hereinafter.

In the normal procedure for erecting our roof structure 10, after the beams B have been secured to the wall 11 by means of the rafter clips 28 and struts 12, a length of fascia members F forming the two side fascia members is cut to the proper lengths. Z-shaped members having a body portion 41 and foot portions 42 and 43 are fastened to two fascia members F by securing the foot portion 42 t0 the flange member 36 by means of a plurality of screws 44. These assemblies of fascia members F and clips 41 are then mounted on the wall 11 at their proper position. The inner ends of the fascia members F are fastened to the wall 11 by means of L-shaped clips 39, one of whose leg portions is secured to the wall 11 by an anchor bolt and the other leg portion to the vertical member 37 by a screw 45. The foot portion 43 of the clip 41 is now fastened to the base member 16 of the beams B by screws 47.

At this time there is mounted on the wall 11 the beam structures B and a pair of end fascia members F all of which are equally spaced from the adjacent member. A length of a panel member P of conventional corrugated sheet material provided with a series of troughs 69 is then positioned between the pair of beams B placing the ends of the panels P in the slots formed by the flange 18 and member 19 of the beams B. The panel P is then slid therealong until the wall 11 is engaged by the panel P. The panels P forming the outside panels are now slotted along the edges as at 46 which engages the side fascia members F. In the present roof structure shown by FIGURE 1, the panel F on the right of the center panel will be slotted along the full length of the right edge portion while the panel F on the left of the center panel will be slotted along its left side or edge. See FIGURE 2. As these outside panels P are slid into position between the beam B on one side and the fascia member F on the other, the slots 46 receive the flanges 38 of the fascia members F.

The front fascia member F is now mounted along the front of the marquee 10. The flange 38 is received by the slots 14 on the beams B and screws 49 are inserted into the clips 48 for fastening the front fascia F to the marquee as best shown by FIGURE 3.

A flashing 50 which is secured to the wall 11 by bolts 51 extends over the inner ends of the panels P, the beams B and the end fascia members F. The flashing 50 directs the rain that may flow down the side of the wall 11 to the panels P and into the troughs of the panels P, which with the rain that falls on the panels P directly will flow into the troughs 60 of the panels, to the troughs 170 of the main beams B and into the troughs 80 of the fascia members F. Along the walls there may be mounted drain down spouts (not shown) for carrying ed the rain flowing along the troughs 80 of the fascia members F.

Having disclosed our invention, what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:

1. A roof structure comprising a plurality of substantially parallel and spaced apart beams, each of said beams having a substantially vertically disposed main member, a substantially horizontally disposed member mounted at the upper and lower end portions of said main member and extending substantially equidistant on each side of said main member, a further horizontally disposed member symmetrically disposed on each side of said main member mounted intermediate of said end portions, an upwardly extending support member mounted on each end of said lower horizontal member forming a trough on each side of said main member, horizontally disposed flange members mounted on the free edge of said support members and extending in a direction toward said vertical main member, a depending flange member mounted on the lower surface of said further horizontal member for engaging the edge portion of a panel and corrugated panel means positioned on said horizontal flange member and engaged by said further horizontal member whereby rain collected on said panel means flows into said troughs formed on said main members.

2. A roof structure comprising a plurality of beams, each of said beams having a substantially vertically disposed main member, a substantially horizontally disposed member mounted at the upper and lower end portions of said main member and extending substantially equidistant on each side of said main member, a further horizontally disposed member symmetrically disposed on each side of said main member mounted intermediate of said end portions, an upwardly extending support member mounted on each end of said lower horizontal member forming a trough on each side of said main member, horizontally disposed flange members mounted on the free edge of said support members and extending in a direction toward said vertical main member, a depending flange member mounted on the lower surface of said further horizontal member, corrugated panel means positioned on said horizontally flange member and engaged by said further horizontal member and said depending flange engaging the edge portion of the corrugated panel whereby rain collected on said panel means flows into said troughs formed on said main members and fascia means mounted about said roof structure, said fascia means each having a trough communicating with said troughs of said main member for receiving rain from said last named troughs.

3. The structure recited by claim 2 wherein said fascia means comprises a substantially vertically disposed wall member, a substantially horizontally disposed member mounted on the upper and lower end portions of said wall member, a downwardly extending member mounted on the free edge of said upper horizontally disposed member, a horizontal flange mounted on said downwardly extending member received by a slot in said roof structure, an upwardly extending member mounted on the free edge of said lower horizontally disposed member, a further horizontal flange mounted on the upper edge of said upwardly extending member and fastening means securing said further horizontally disposed member to said roof structure.

4. A sheet metal fascia member for a corrugated roof structure comprising a substantially vertically disposed wall member, a substantially horizontally disposed member mounted on the upper and lower end portions of said wall member, a downwardly extending member mounted on the free edge of said upper horizontally disposed member defining a chamber receiving the end portions of a corrugated panel member, a horizontal flange mounted on said downwardly extending member and extending in a direction away from said wall member, said horizontal flange disposed in a slot in said corrugated panel member, an upwardly extending member mounted on the free edge of said lower horizontally disposed member and a further horizontally disposed flange mounted on the upper edge of said upwardly extending member in a direction toward said wall member whereby a trough for rain is formed on said fascia member.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/15, 52/781, 52/94, D25/56, 52/74
International ClassificationE04F10/00, E04F10/08
Cooperative ClassificationE04F10/08
European ClassificationE04F10/08