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Glossary of Terms - Parts & Options

Regular-Bow
Regular-Bow
Boxed-Eve-Bow
Boxed-Eve-Bow
Triple-Wide-Regular
Triple-Wide-Regular
Triple-Wide-Boxed-Eve
Triple-Wide-Boxed-Eve
40-wide-bow
40-wide-bow
Leg
Leg
Concrete-Anchors
Concrete-Anchors
Base-Rail
Base-Rail
Roll-Up-Door
Roll-Up-Door
Mobile-Home-Anchor
Mobile-Home-Anchor
Rebar-Anchor
Rebar-Anchor
Lag-Bolts
Lag-Bolts
Window
Window
Metal-Screw
Metal-Screw
Vertical-Roof-Trim
Vertical-Roof-Trim
Boxed-Eve-Trim
Boxed-Eve-Trim
Ridge-Cap
Ridge-Cap
Brace
Brace
J-Trim
J-Trim
Sheet-Metal-Panel
Sheet-Metal-Panel
 
Hat-Chanel
Hat-Chanel
Walk-In-Door
Walk-In-Door
 

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Glossary of Terms - COLOR SELECTION

We have thirteen different colors of garages, metal buildings and carports to choose from. *Note that the colors may vary slightly depending on your computer monitor.

Burgundy
Burgundy
Black
Black
WhiteWhite
Pebble Beige
Pebble Beige
Sandstone
Sandstone
Tan
Tan
Clay
Clay
Earth Brown
Earth Brown
Pewter Gray
Pewter Gray
Quaker Gray
Quaker Gray
Slate Blue
Slate Blue
Evergreen
Evergreen
Barn Red
Barn Red
   

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GENERAL QUESTIONS

1. What colors can I choose from for my carport, metal building or garage?
We have 13 different colors to choose from. You may choose one color for the roof, a different color for the trim, a different color for the sides, and if a gable end is desired, a different color for it - at no additional charge.

2. What is the warranty for our metal car ports, metal buildings or garages?
14 gauge carports come with a 30 day workmanship warranty.
12 gauge carports come with a 20 year warranty against rust through on the frame,
assuming normal care and maintenance and the 30 day workmanship warranty.
There are no other warranties stated or implied.

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3. What is the gauge and size of the metal frame and sheet metal?
14 gauge galvanized steel framing; square measures 2 1/2"x 2 1/2"
12 gauge galvanized steel framing; square measures 2 1/4"x 2 1/4"
29 gauge steel R-panels in 13 different colors.

4. What if my ground is not level?
Normal installations allow for the ground to be 3-4 inches out of level. If ground is more than 4" out of level we likely will have to trim the legs to fit the contour of the ground. Carports can typically be assembled if ground is out of level from the highest point to the lowest point 4"-9" with additional fees. Carports will not be assembled if the ground is more than 9" out of level from the highest point to the lowest point.

5. Do you make metal buildings, carports or garages longer than what is on your price list?
Yes, we'll make them as long as you need.

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6. Do I need a permit?
You may depending on your local zoning regulations or rural location.

7. What if I want to enclose the whole carport and make an RV garage or auto garage?
Information on an garages can be found here.

8. What if I want to just get a carport now, and later on have installers come back and put sides on to make a garage? Is that possible?
Yes that is no problem. There would just be an additional return trip fee plus the cost of the options you were having installed at a later date.

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9. How tall does this need to be to cover my motor home or camper?
The number one mistake people make is they get them too tall for RV's. If you were in the pouring rain with an umbrella in your hand, would you hold the umbrella as high as you could or hold it down close to your head for added protection from the elements?... Even the tallest RV's on the market today are 12'6" tall to the top of the A/C.

10. Can it be attached to my home/garage/other structure?
No, we will not attach our steel structures or awnings.

11. Who installs my garage, carport or metal building?
Factory trained installation teams deliver the materials and assemble the structure immediately upon arrival in your area.

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12. Can you install on a boat dock?
We will only install on a stationary dock. We will not under any circumstances install a carport, metal building or garage on a floating boat dock. Further, we must be able to back a truck and trailer up to the boat dock without carrying materials over 50 feet or up/down steps. Installation on a boat dock will assess additional fees.

13. Do you provide rain gutters?
No, we offer no rain gutters.

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14. What width carport or garage is good for 2 cars?
Most people prefer a garage or carport width of at least 20' wide for 2 cars, although some report that 18' wide is sufficient.

I have other questions or concerns. How can I talk to someone?
Call our knowledgeable staff at 704-876-0374| Mon - Fri | 8am - 5p

CONSTRUCTION QUESTIONS

15. Do I need to do any site preparation?
Remove anything out of the way that would impede the progress of the installation. Clearly mark the four corners of the building location and level the spot if necessary.

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16. How many braces are included?
All carports come standard with peak braces and a minimum of 4 corner braces.

17. What is the difference between 14 and 12 gauge framing?
Both are galvanized steel. However, the wall thickness of the 12 gauge framing is 3 hundredths of an inch thicker.

18. What is the roof pitch on my structure?
Most box eve style buildings, the roof pitch is approximately 4:12.
Most regular style buildings, the roof pitch is approximately 3:12.

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19. What is the post spacing?
For 12' to 24' wide carports, garages or metal buildings the post are spaced no more than every 5' apart.
For 26' to 30' wide carports, garages or metal buildings the post are spaced no more than every 3'6".

20. Can I have this installed on a wood floor or deck?
Yes.

21. Is the Box Eve style or the Regular style stronger?
There is no difference in strength.

22. How long does it take to assemble?
Carports can take anywhere from 1 - 8 hours to assemble depending on the options that were ordered. Garages and Metal Buildings vary on every project. Call 704-876-0374| Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm or email for an estimate

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22. How tall will my gable end be?
The bottom of the gable end is typically the same height as the legs.

23. How close can I put this carport to another structure, building or fence?
There is no hard and fast rule. However, keep in mind that there will have to be enough room for the installers to attach the sheet metal to the sides with their screw guns and set their ladders for taller structures.

24. If I order a side panel, how far down the side will it go, or how much coverage would I expect?
Side panels will come down 3' (three feet). So if you order one side panel, you will have three feet of coverage. If you order two side panels, you will have six feet of coverage. Three panels would equal nine feet of coverage.

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I have other questions or concerns. How can I talk to someone?
Call our knowledgeable staff at 704-876-0374| Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

ANCHORING QUESTIONS

25. How is my carport anchored to my concrete slab?
Holes are drilled into your concrete slab. Then wedge anchors are inserted through pre-drilled holes in the base rail of your carport into the holes in the concrete and securely fastened for a secure hold.

26. How is my carport anchored to asphalt?
32" long anchors are inserted through pre-drilled holes in the base rail. A small hole is made in your asphalt and the anchor is driven into the ground with a sledge hammer under the asphalt.

27. How is my carport anchored to the ground or dirt?
32" long anchors are inserted through pre-drilled holes in the base rail. The anchors are driven into the ground with a sledge hammer for a secure hold.

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28. How is my carport anchored to a wood deck or other wood surface?
Lag bolts are inserted through pre-drilled holes in the carport base rails and screwed down into the wood surface for a secure hold.

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