Frequently Asked Questions

Image of a A-Frame for the Roof of a Metal Building

Image of a Corner A-Frame for the Roof of a Metal Building

Q:              What materials are used to make the structures?

A: The majority of components utilized in our frames are made of 21/4″ by 2 1/4″ galvanized steel tubing for 12 gaugebuildings and 2 1/2″ by 2 1/2″ for 14gauge buildings.

Q:               What sizes Are available for carports and garages?

A: For our carports, garages, and metal buildings, any size needed can be supplied,go to our Registration area and fill in the sizes, and request a quote,we will accommodate your needs!

Q:             What methods are used to anchor the carports and garages?

A: 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 36 inch rebar anchor that is intended for use when a structure is mounted directly to dirt or gravel surface. On our certified buildings, a helical mobile home style anchor is used.On non-certified structures, these can be purchased as an optional item.

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

A: The majority of our installations are completed in two weeks or less!

Q:What are the tallest legs that can be ordered?

A: The tallest legs that can be ordered are 12 feet. Anything taller than 12 feet can be ordered by special approval only. Our installation professionals are equipped with the tools to handle installations of up to 12 feet.

Q:What preparation should becompleted before my building is installed?

A: 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 thecustomer. The customer is responsible for any local permits,covenant searches, rights of way, set-back restrictions, etc.

Q:Why aren’t the prices listed online?

A: Prices vary from state to state. Several factors govern why our prices vary from state to state. Shipping and freight from our distribution centers, construction requirements, which factor in snow load requirements in northern states, wind and anchoring system requirements in hurricane and tornado prone areas, are all factors that result in price variances from state to state.

Q:How do we handle the financial part?

A: We require fifteen percent down to get the contract moving, then we order the item and when it is complety installed, the balance is due. The fifteen percent is payable in cash, check, money order or cashier check, when the job is finished, cash, check,money order, cashier check, or credit card.

Q:Why can’t I order online?

A: First and foremost our intent is to please our customers, we would prefer that you go to our registration form and fill it in, that way we can contact you with your quote, and make sure you are getting everything you want.

Q:Why should I consider avertical roof versus a horizontal roof?

A: As displayed on our carport and garage sections of the website, the ridges of the steel panels in a horizontal roof run parallel to the sides and ridges 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 tend 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. Water will also drain away from the door openings (unless the doors are installed on the sides ofthe carports or garages).

Q:What are the center spacing of the frame legs/bows?

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

Q:What is the height in the center of the building if I order a certain heightleg?

A: 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 legheight for a total center height of 10′.

Frequently Asked Questions

Width Standard StyleDouble Carport/Garage Boxed Eave andVertical Roof Carports/Garage
12′ 2′ 6″ 2′ 0″
18′ 3′ 0″ 2′ 6″
20′ 3′ 0″ 2′ 6″
22′ 3′ 3″ 2′ 9″
24′ 3′ 6″ 3′ 0″
26′ 4′ 0″ 3′ 6″
28′ 4′ 3″ 3′ 9″
30′ 4′ 6″ 4′ 0″

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