A-Frame Carport Details
Often referred to as the “boxed eave carport”, the A-Frame carport has the same build structure to a traditional house. Unlike the regular style, A-Frame style carports can have a horizontal roof or a vertical roof. The horizontal roof option is the least costly out of the two and utilizes the roof panels for stability. Find out more on why an A-Frame carport with a horizontal roof is for you! Give us a call!
About The A-Frame Horizontal Roof Carport
A-Frame carports are available in 2 metal gauges: 14 & 12. 14 gauge is the default metal gauge for carports, but customers can upgrade to a 12 gauge metal carport. We recommend customers to upgrade to a 12 gauge if they live in a severe weather area or if they just want the best of the best. 12 gauge carports also get a 20 year rust warranty. Do you need a stronger building? We can add extra braces, bows, and anchors. We can also make sure your building is certified. This ensures that you’ll meet building codes and regulations. It also makes for a stronger building overall.
SiRam Metal Buildings also stands behind carports to meet wind and snow load requirements almost anywhere. When a carport is certified, extra braces, anchors, and frame bows are added. It also requires stronger anchors. Certified carports will withstand wind loads of over 90 miles per hour and snow loads starting at 20 and up to 90 pounds per square feet. Whether you decide to get a certified carport or not, you can rest assure that your purchase of our Leading Metal Carports in Arkansas will satisfy all of your needs.
SiRam Metal Buildings also offers many options for your A-Frame carport including gabled ends, extra panels, extra braces, extra bows and legs. Mobile home anchors are popular with customers because of the added strength they give their carport. Also, don’t forget about our certification option. Talk to one of our team members to learn more.
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.
When determining the clearance of an A-frame horizontal building, you will start with your leg height. The roof has a standard pitch of 3/12. That means that for every 12 feet of width, the roof will rise 3 feet. To make math easier, that is the same as a ¼ pitch. For every 4 feet over, go up one foot. From the top of the legs to the point at which the roof begins to slope is about six inches on the A-frame carports. Let’s look at an 18 foot wide A-frame carport with a leg height of 6 feet. You will calculate the clearance with the following formula. First, take the leg height of 6 feet and add the 6 inches to the roof where it starts to slope. Now you’re at 6 feet, 6 inches. Next, you will move toward the peak (or center of the building). Count 4 feet in, then move up 1 foot. This brings you 4 feet inward. You have a clearance of 7 feet, 6 inches. Do this until you reach the peak of the building. In this case, it is 9 feet from a leg to the peak. That means the rise will be 2 feet, 4 inches, plus the original 6 inches from the leg, plus the leg height. In total, the peak will have a clearance of about 8 feet, 10 inches. However, you must take the top brace into account, which will lower your peak by a few inches.
We offer installation whether it is on ground or cement. When a carport is being installed on cement, it will come with cement anchor bolts. These are pounded into a drilled hole and then bolted to the base rail of the carport. When a carport is being installed on the ground, it is the responsibility of the customer to level the ground and contact the ‘call before you dig’ people. Carports on the ground are installed with the standard pin anchors. The pin anchors are classified as temporary. It’s recommended that buyers upgrade to stronger anchors if wind or snow conditions are a threat. The pin anchor is a 3-foot rebar anchor with a nail head top. The anchor is pounded into the ground through the base rail of the carport.