Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about our Metal Carports
Does the price of a metal carport include set up or do I have to assemble the carport myself?
Yes, the metal carports are delivered and set up on your level land in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
What if I want to pick up the metal carport and install it myself?
We do not allow the steel carports to be picked up; however we do offer the option of having the carport dropped off at your home. Customers who prefer to assemble their own carports appreciate that option. However, we do not recommend this option, but if you do want to assemble it yourself the choice is yours. If you assemble the carport yourself you save 5%. Customers who choose to assemble their own carports must keep in mind that their metal carports won’t be covered by the 30 day craftsmanship warranty.
How long after I order the metal carport is it delivered?
Our carports, metal or otherwise, are delivered and installed in approximately 2 to 4 weeks after you order. We give our customers several days’ notice before their carports, metal, steel, or otherwise, are delivered. If the scheduled delivery day isn’t convenient for you, then we have to reschedule your delivery on the next trip. This will cause an additional delay of 2 to 4 weeks on the delivery of your carport. So, whether a customer has ordered a steel carport, one of our portable metal carports or another one of our quality carports, it’s best to be prepared on our scheduled delivery day!
On the day of delivery how long will it take for my metal carport to be installed?
Most small size metal carports can be installed in a few hours. Larger carports or partially enclosed carports may take a half of a day or the better part of a day to be installed.
What is the difference between regular, boxed eave, and vertical carports?
The regular style is rounded on the sides and has a barn shaped roof. This is the most economical of the metal carports. The leg height is ‘officially’ 5', but at the top of the bend on the leg there is an additional 1'. This brings the total length of each leg to 6’. The boxed eave carport has an A-frame gable roof with a 6" overhang on both sides. The vertical carport also has an a-frame roof as well as a 6" overhang on both sides. All carports have a 6" overhang on the front and back ends. What makes the vertical carports for sale different from the boxed eave carports is a feature of the roof. On the vertical style carport, the roof sheeting runs up and down from side to side which allowing the snow to easily slide off of the roof. The vertical carport is the only model that has this roof design. On the other two styles, the metal roof runs the length of the building. In order to attach the sheeting to the roof of the vertical carport, bracing is attached under the roof. This feature creates a strong roof for the vertical carport and allows snow to slide off the top. No more scraping and shoveling snow off the roof of the carport!
Can the carports be made taller?
Yes, Carports can be made taller in 1' increments with up to 12' legs.
Are the carports available with wider and longer dimensions?
Yes. There are a wide variety of sizes available. They come 12', 18', 20', 22' and 24' wide. The triple wide carports are built-in 26', 28' and 30' wide. We also have our 40' wide carports which come in 32', 34', 36', 38' and 40' wide. The lean-to carports come in 36', 42', 44', 46' and 48' wide. The lean-to carports have a 12' lean to on both sides. The length of the carports starts out at 21' long and increase in length in 5' increments. The lengths are 26', 31', 36', 41', 46', 51', 56', 61', 66', 71', 76', 81', 86', 91', 96' and 101'. To make the carports longer than 41', we just attach 2 carports end to end. The carports can be built longer than 101'. However, with any carport built 41' or longer we recommend choosing the vertical carport.
Can carports be made in a custom width or length?
Yes. We can customize a carport’s size, but we charge the customer the price of the next larger standard size carport. So for example, let’s say you need a carport 17' wide and the standard size widths are either 12' wide or 18' wide. We have to price it as an 18' wide carport. This same rule applies on the length. If you need the length to be 24' long and the 26' long is too long we can make the base 24' long but we’ll charge you the price of a 26' long carport. When figuring out the size of your carport, you should consider that when we say 26' long that includes a 6" overhang on the front and back ends making the exact base 25' long.
What size do I need my concrete pad to be?
All of the widths on the carport are the exact base rail dimensions. The length listed includes a 6" overhang on the front and back ends. So if you order a 24x26 carport you will want the concrete slab to be exactly 24' wide by 25' long. Florida carports need to be 3/4" wider on the width only.
What is the carport warranty?
There is a 30 day craftsmanship warranty. If you upgrade the carport from the 14 GA tubing to the 12 GA stronger, thicker tubing, you receive a 20 year rust through warranty.
How many different color options are there on the metal car ports?
For roof color and trim there are 13 different colors. Also, check out our steel carport color chart. Red, sandstone, blue, and green are just a few of the appealing colors available to our customers who order a steel carport.
How do I order my carport?
All orders are taken over the phone. You can use the steel carports quote form at the bottom of this page or call Alan at 540-743-1272. You can visit Alan and take a look at the steel buildings on display at 643 West Main St. Luray VA 22835.
What are the payment options?
We accept personal check, visa, discover and master card for all of our carports, metal or otherwise.
How much do I need to put down when ordering a carport?
The amount down is 10%, 12% or 15% depending on the size of the carport. The remaining balance is due after the carport is installed.
Can I get a carport and close it in at a later time?
Yes. You can close it in down the road. You will want to keep in mind 2 things. First of all, if the amount of the add on is under $595, there is a $50 trip charge. Any add-on over $595 and the trip charge is waived. Also, we only close a carport if it was ordered from us. Secondly, if you want to put a garage door on it, you’ll want to be sure you get a carport tall enough to accommodate a garage door. Our standard size garage door is 9' wide by 8' tall. Consequently, if you order a regular carport you’ll need 8' legs. Alternatively, on the boxed eave and vertical carports you’ll need 9' legs.
What kind of braces come with the carport?
2' long braces are standard on all the center trusses and the 4 corners. We recommend upgrading to the 4' braces when the leg height is 8' or taller.
How are the buildings anchored?
We anchor the carports for free to the ground or asphalt with 32" long rebar. We anchor the carports to a concrete slab with wedge anchors. Another option is mobile home anchors if the carport is going to be placed on the ground.
What is a certified carport?
The certified package is available if you live in an area that requires blue print drawings to be sent to the local county building department. These drawings are rated for up to 130 mph wind and 30 psf snow load. The certified package is available at an additional cost depending on the size. The certified carports are also built fully braced and include mobile home anchors if it’s anchored to the ground.