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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below you will find a complete list of our Frequently Asked Questions for each product line! If there's a question you can't find, please contact us.

What are the names of the parts used to create my carport?

The illustration below shows all the parts that go into creating a vertical roof carport. These components are the same for regular style carports and for boxed eve style carports with the exception of the hat channel.


What materials are used to make the structures?

The majority of components utilized in our frames are made of 2 1/4" by 2 1/4" galvanized steel tubing for 12 gauge buildings and 2 1/2" by 2 1/2" for 14 gauge buildings.


What sizes are available for carports and garages?

For most of our carports and garages, the standard sizes are listed below. However, if these standard sizes are not suitable for you, please call us and we will try to accommodate your needs!

12 x 21
12 x 26
12 x 31
12 x 36
12 x 41
18 x 21
18 x 26
18 x 31
18 x 36
18 x 41
20 x 21
20 x 26
20 x 31
20 x 36
20 x 41
22 x 21
22 x 26
22 x 31
22 x 36
22 x 41
24 x 21
24 x 26
24 x 31
24 x 36
24 x 41
26 x 21
26 x 26
26 x 31
26 x 36
26 x 41
28 x 21
28 x 26
28 x 31
28 x 36
28 x 41
30 x 21
30 x 26
30 x 31
30 x 36
30 x 41

What are the frame dimensions for my carport/garage?

The exact dimensions of the frame are as follows:
If the building is a 12'x21', the frame will be 12' outside to outside of the frame, and the length will be 20' end to end. If an 18'x31', the width will be 18' outside to outside, length 30' end to end and so forth. The extra foot of length comes from the standard 6" of roof overhang on each end of the structure. Keep in mind that the Regular & Boxed Eave styles are the only models that have a 6" overhang on the front and back; the Vertical Roof model does NOT overhang on the front and back.


What methods are used to anchor the carport and garages?

There are three anchoring types. If the structure were to be mounted to a concrete pad or footing, then traditional concrete wedge anchors would be used. We offer a 30 inch rebar anchor that is intended for use when a structure is mounted directly to a dirt or gravel surface. On our certified buildings, a helical mobile home anchor is used. On non-certified structures, these can be purchased as an optional item.


How long does it take from the time I place my order until the time the building is installed?

You can expect delivery & installation of your building within 2-8 weeks, but the majority of our installations are completed in 1-4 weeks.


What are the tallest legs that can be ordered?

It depends on the model: Carports, Combo Units, Garages, Triple Wides, 12' maximum leg height; RV Covers, 14' max. leg height; Commercial Grade, 16' max leg height.


What preparation should be completed before my building is installed?

Insure that the site designated for product installation is a flat and square surface. In order to provide you with affordable products, with quick installation, site preparation, as well as building permits, are the responsibility of the customer. The customer is responsible for any local permits, covenant searches, rights of way, set-back restrictions, etc.


Why should I consider a vertical roof versus a horizontal roof for my metal building?

As shown in the illustrations on our website, the ridges of the steel panels on a horizontal roof run parallel to the sides and ridge of the building (from front-to-back); as a result, water, snow, etc. will drain to the front and back of the building. If the building is perfectly level, water will tend to pond on a horizontally installed roof. On a vertical roof, the ridges of the steel panels run from the top of the building to the sides. This roof configuration displaces water, snow, etc., much more efficiently and water will not pond on the roof. So, if you live in an area of the country with heavy wind, rain or snow, you should seriously consider our Vertical Roof models. To reiterate, buildings with our Vertical Roof style are constructed with the ridges of the roofing running from peak-to-side rather than front-to-back, and are much more efficient at shedding snow and water. Furthermore, the Vertical Roof model also features additional cross-bracing to help with increased snow loads.


What are the on center spacing of the frame legs/bows?

As a general rule, the spacing of the frame legs/bows are 4 feet or 5 feet on center.


What is the height in the center of the building if I order a certain height leg?

The chart below will allow you to calculate this measurement. For example, if the carport / garage is a Standard Style Double unit, 20 feet wide with 7 feet legs, add 3' 0" to the 7 feet leg height for a total height of 10'.


Width
12'
18'
20'
22'
24'
26'
28'
30'
Double
Carport/Garage
2' 6"
3' 0"
3' 0"
3' 3"
3' 6"
4' 0"
4' 3"
4' 6"
Boxed & Vertical
Carports/Garage
2' 0"
2' 6"
2' 6"
2' 9"
3' 0"
3' 6"
3' 9"
4' 0"

If installing a garage door what leg height would I need?

If installing garage door centered on the end (width of building) the leg height can be the same height as the garage door. If installing two garage doors on the end (depending on width of building) the legs need to be 1 foot taller than the doors. If installing a garage door on the side (length of building) the legs need to be 1 foot taller than the door.



Our metal carports and garages are manufactured from the highest quality materials to provide long lasting, maximum protection for your cars, trucks, RV's, boats and any other property that may need protection from the elements.

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