Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about portable carports, carports metal garages, metal carports, metal garages and metal barns.
The majority of components utilized in our frames are made of 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ square galvanized steel tubing for 12 gauge buildings and 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ square galvanized steel for 14 gauge buildings.
For most of our carports and garages, the standard sizes are displayed below. However, if the standard sizes are not suitable for your application, please call us and we will do our best to assist you with your need!
|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|
Three anchoring methods are used to secure the structures. If the structure is to be installed on a concrete pad or footing, concrete wedge anchors would be used. For ground installations, a 30 inch rebar anchor (pin anchor) is the standard anchoring system. We recommend that for ground installations that you always purchase the optional helical mobile home anchors. On most certified buildings, a helical mobile home anchor is used.
The majority of our installations are completed in two weeks to four weeks.
The tallest leg height that can be ordered is 14 feet.
You must ensure that the site designated for installation is a flat and square surface. In order to provide you with affordable quality products, with quick installation, site preparation, as well as building permits, are your responsibility. You are 100% responsible for any local permits, covenant searches, rights of way, set-back restrictions, etc.
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As a general rule, the spacing of the frame legs and roof bows/trusses are 4 feet or 5 feet on center for single-wide buildings (up to 12 feet wide) and double-wide buildings (up to 24 feet wide) Buildings up to 24 feet wide typically use a roof bow. The spacing of the frame legs and roof trusses on triple-wide buildings are anywhere from 3′ on center up to 54″ on center. For an exact measurement on any of these dimensions, please ask and we will be happy to provide you with that information.
The chart below will allow you to calculate this measurement. For example, if the carport or 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||Standard Style Double Carport/Garage||Boxed Eave and Vertical 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″|
Certified buildings are engineered to meet a specific snow and/or wind load for the area in which you live. Many areas, particularly in the northeast and along the coastal regions, require a specific wind or snow load. You should be aware of your area’s requirements and purchase a structure that meets your area’s requirements. You can rest assured that we will always recommend additional anchoring and bracing. However, we cannot know what your specific area’s load requirements are since they change frequently. It is your responsibility to know what they are and to purchase a structure accordingly!