Glossary Of Terms

Base Rails

The square tubing along the base of the building onto which the legs are attached.


The bow is single-piece square tubing bent to make the roof of the building on Regular roof style buildings.

Gable Ends

A steel panel, usually installed horizontally, with the same curve as the bow of the building. They can be installed on either end of the building, and they extend from the top of the legs up. Gable ends can be installed vertically at an additional cost.

Garage Doors

Our garage doors are the roll up type. They retract into a cylinder above the door opening. We offer a variety of sizes 6′ x 6′, 8′ x 7′, 9′ x 7′, 10′ x 8′, 10’ x 10’, and commercial sizes with a chain at 10’x12′, 12’x12′, 12’x14′, 14’x14‘. Please note there are no windows in our garage doors.

Corner Braces

Corner braces are U-shaped channels that are used to assist in reinforcing the structure of the building

Concrete Anchors

Sometimes referred to as wedge achors, concrete anchors are used in building installations on concrete in place of rebar anchors.

Hat Channels

Installed only on vertical buildings on sides, ends, and the roof to reinforce and stabilize the building.

Header Bar

Header bars are placed at the top of the door frame when a door opening is requested, whether it is an opening with or without a door (walk-in or garage) installed.


Legs are the lengths of square tubing that elevate the top portion of the carport. Leg length can increase according to your needs.

Mobile Home Anchors

Mobile home anchors are used to secure the building in a ground installation only, and they are used primarily on certified buildings. They are helical in design. They can be installed as an option on all other buildings at an additional charge


Our panels are 29 gauge steel. They are available in standard lengths of 21’, 26’, 31′ and 36′ in 12 different colors.

Rebar Anchors

Rebar is a common steel reinforcing bar. Our rebar anchors are made from this reinforcing bar, and they are approximately 3’ long. They have a 5/8” nut welded onto one end. They are installed through a hole drilled into the base rail, and they secure the building in both ground and asphalt installations.

Snow Braces

Sometimes referred to as center braces, snow braces are U-shaped steel channels that are installed at the center bend of the bow on structures to reinforce the roof.

Tubing Gauge

We offer as standard the 14 gauge 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” square tubing. As an option, our buildings can be constructed with a stronger 12 gauge 2-1/4” square tubing, at an additional charge.


Our optional walk in doors are 34” x 72” and they have a 9” x 9” window.

Ridge Cap

Used only on vertical buildings and it is installed in the middle of the roof were the panels meet.


L-Trim is used as decoration on the ends of regular style carports to provide a finished look. L-trim is also used around the edges of garage doors and on portions of the Box-Eve model carports.

Boxed-Eve Trim

Used as a finishing touch on boxed eve carport designs. The trim provides a boxy look on the sides of the carport.

Corner Trim

Used as decoration on the corners of the buildings to provide a finish look.


J-trim is used as decorative trim underneath extra paneling on the sides of carports, around walk-in doors and windows.

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