Covered Parking for Parking Structure Top Decks
Functional, Aesthetic Architectural Designed Shade Structures
A growing number of municipalities require some form and percentage of shade on the top decks of parking garages. Many drivers avoid rooftop parking, fearing what could happen to their vehicle when left in open-air spaces, especially for long periods of time. Inclement weather like hail could cause devastating damage to vehicles, particularly in the hail belt of the United States. The sun’s heat and UV rays in uncovered rooftop parking decks can also make cars uncomfortably hot.
VPS covered parking solutions maximize the usability of rooftop parking lot areas and are engineered for new parking garages or existing garages that are structurally capable. Adding rooftop covered parking structures is more cost-effective than enclosing the top parking deck. Our cantilevered structures are a great option for rooftop-covered parking — without the obstruction of columns, these structures do not impede or reduce the driving area of the rooftop parking deck. These types of structures can also be designed and fabricated to accept internal wiring to include a number of accessory options, including mounted lighting fixtures, surveillance cameras, and more.
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Create Rooftop Parking Shade Structures & Solutions
VPS can work with your structural engineer to determine the best covered parking solution for your parking structure. VPS engineers can provide your structural engineer with details that will enable you to integrate appropriate attachment points into new garages.
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Hail Protection Structure Options for Rooftop Parking
VPS rooftop parking shade structures protect vehicles at a high elevation in the open air from catastrophic damage due to hail. We design various rooftop parking solutions that can protect pedestrians while traveling in and out of the parking area as well as parking their vehicles.
VPS designs covered walkways as a safe place to walk with a reduced risk of falling or being hit by hail during an intense storm. This is a vital feature for parking in a rooftop setting to give potential customers confidence that their vehicles will be protected from the elements.
Mass coverage can cover large, open spaces with heavy-duty hail protection. For example, large shopping malls and hospitals may need mid- to large-size solutions to cover significant parking areas. VPS mass coverage comes in modules so organizations can customize the shape with a Diamond Protector or Panama Protector configuration and adjust the width and length to their specifications.
Cantilevers are space-saving options for hail protection since they don't use common support braces or traditional columns that can take up a significant amount of space. This convenient design can allow organizations to fit more parking spaces on rooftops and makes it easier for pedestrians and vehicles to negotiate tight spaces.
VPS can add customized solid membrane fabric to many of our existing structures for added hail protection. This option allows organizations to choose between several color options and fabrics, including PFTE, HDPE scrim, and PVC.
Solar Hail Protection
Solar hail protection allows rooftop parking owners to make an investment in the future of their location. These structures feature rooftop solar panels that protect from hail storms while providing a significant return on investment (ROI) over time.
Benefits of Adding Covered Rooftop Parking Canopies
- Increased ratio of covered parking: With the addition of a protective structure on the roof, parking structures gain an additional level of covered parking spaces.
- Improved structural aesthetics: For rooftop parking on multi-level parking structures, protective fabric structures can be much more aesthetically appealing than a typical concrete enclosure.
- Increased property marketability: With the addition of more desirable parking spaces, the marketability of your parking spaces and the property can increase. Examples of VPS products commonly chosen for rooftop parking include the Heritage, Panorama, and Apex Cantilever structures.
If you are interested in adding a covered rooftop parking solution to your parking structure, contact VPS today to learn more.
Increased ratio of covered parking
Improved structural aesthetics
Increased property marketability