The roofing for parking spaces can be made using solid or breathable covers.
Water-resistant solid panels are used for protection against bad weather and to create shade. They vary in design, isolation properties and material. For this type of roofing, the primary and the secondary steel structures are statically controlled since they carry over all the weight from the roof to the structure itself. The most popular types of covers are trapezoidal sheets, sandwich panels with a polyutherane core, roof tile-shaped sandwich panels, roof tiles, roof tile-shaped sheets, polycarbonate lexan panels and PVC awnings.
Breathable covers have a single purpose - to create shade that protects vehicles from overheating in the sun. These covers transfer smaller forces on the structure, depending on the coefficient of breathability and the type/condition of the cover. The most popular types are PVC nets, breathable awnings, bamboo, plants etc.
Depending on the type of cover/roofing, parking structures can be rectangular, arched, typical, modern and custom made.