We have different types and styles of carports.
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. Some manufacturers use a 2 1/4″ 14 gauge or a 2″ x 3″ 14 gauge frame.
The Regular Style, (Standard Rolled-Corner Type), and the Boxed Eave Style, (or A-Frame Type), both come standard with the Horizontal Roof Design.
The Boxed Eave Style can also be built with the Vertical Roof Design. Each style can be constructed with either the 14 Gauge or 12 Gauge Frame. The ridges of the steel panels in a Horizontal Roof design run parallel to the sides of the carport or building. On a Vertical Roof Design, the ridges of the steel panels run from the top of the carport or building to the sides. Both Styles and Roof Types can also serve as the metal frame for any Full or Partial Wall Enclosure, or almost any type of custom job you may require. We strongly recommend the Vertical Roof Design on all structures over 31 Ft. long.
The maximum length of a horizontal panel in most area is 31′. Any carport or building over 31′ in those area will have two panels seamed. This does have the possibility of leaking in the future. Also as explained on sections of the website, the ridges of the steel panels in a horizontal roof run parallel to the sides and ridge of the carport or garage. Water, snow, etc., will drain to the front and back of the building, towards the door openings. If the building is perfectly level, water will ten to pond on a horizontally installed roof. On a vertical roof, the ridges of the steel panels run from the top of the carport or garage to the sides.
This roof configuration displaces water, snow, etc., much more efficiently, and water will not pond on the roof. You receive a 20 Year Limited Rust Thru Warranty On All Lengths Of Vertical Roof Style Metal Carports & Metal Buildings, but on Horizontal Roofs Only Up To 31′ long are covered under the warranty.
Please call us at 1-800-324-5315 for more information.