Unless you are under something like a tin roof the radiation from the summer sun causes all manner of problems. The ultra violet radiation is not only a cancer risk but also deteriorates plastic and rubber items over time. The owner of this pole mounted garden hose reel was concerned that the colour of the hose was fading and wanted a small tin roof fitted to the pole to protect the hose from the sun’s ultra-violet light.
Simple “A” frame tin roof
A simple “A” frame roof truss was made using treated pine and stainless steel screws. Being in an exposed position the frame was undercoated and painted for additional protection. Colourbond metal fencing panels which matched the existing garden shed were used to clad the tin roof. A custom made steel bracket was used to fix the tin roof to the top of the support pole.