A 30' wide x 17' long arched polycarbonate roof Porte Cochere main entrance, with custom silver color baked enamel painted frame. The steel subframe was fabbed and installed by others...PEI can provide the design. The aluminum screw base and cap skinning system with 25mm 5X wall opal polycarbonate was provided by PEI, and installed in about 8 hours.
Pool Enclosures, Inc. (PEI) manufactures and assists in the installation of Porte Cocheres. (A roofed structure covering a driveway at the entrance of a building to provide shelter while entering or leaving a vehicle. [French porte cochère : porte, door + cochère, for coaches.] )
Below is a 37' x 37' single sloped roof (contemporary style) Porte Cochere for a New Best Western Hotel renovation to be completed in March 2016. Below are some before and after photos showing a structural steel sub-frame and an aluminum screw base and cap skinning system that will hold the 25mm opal 5x wall polycarbonate roof glazing. On new renovations the existing columns (piers) can possibly be used....consult your local engineer.
Below are photos of a custom 24'-7" x 55'-2" Porte Cochere in Springfield, Ill. The old canvas awning was removed and the existing steel subframe was referbished with an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) as a nonload bearing, exterior wall cladding system that consists of an insulation board attached either adhesively or mechanically, or both, to the substrate; an integrally reinforced base coat; and lastly a textured protective finish coat.
(2) NEW Porte Cocheres for Holiday Inn Full Service Hotels in Covington & Lafayette, Louisianna.
NOTE: Another new Porte Cochere is completed in Kenner, La........photos coming soon.
White baked enamel extruded aluminum arches with 25mm (1") thick multi-wall polycarbonate glazing. Steel sub-frames by others. The opaque glazing material blends well with the white framing while giving adequate natural light and providing shade as well. Engineered for High Wind Loads.
A 35' wide by 37' long arched Porte Cochere drive-thru for a nursing/rehab center located in South Carolina. PEI manufactured the extruded aluminum base and cap system with 25mm (1") thick multiwall opal colored polycarbonate. The steel sub-frame was constructed by Walker Industries of Florence, SC. 843-667-4400
P.E.I. Manufactures Porte Cocheres and Canopies for commercial drive-thru entrances. Below is a 36' wide x 40' long porte cochere with 25mm 5-wall opal polycarbonate with an internal X-pattern for strength.
porte-co·chère or porte-co·chere porte-co·chère (pôrtk-shâr) n.
1. A carriage entrance leading through a building or wall into an inner courtyard.
2. A roofed structure covering a driveway at the entrance of a building to provide shelter while entering or leaving a vehicle.
[French porte cochère : porte, door + cochère, for coaches.]
Below are some examples of Porte Cocheres manufactured by Pool Enclosures, Inc. Some styles are pyramid (hipped), lean-to, gabled and curved roof. Polycarbonate roofs are a great way to bring filtered light into commercial building entrances and drive-thru canopies. Ideal for any architectural daylighting project.