A-Frame Vertical Roof Carports

vertical roof with one side enclosed

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SiRam Metal Buildings offers a big variety of carports of all sizes, but the most popular and best-selling of our carports is the A-Frame Vertical Carport. The added strength the roof adds is a strongly liked added feature our customers love. The vertical roof is constructed with additional hat channels in the rafters. Hat channels are steel beams that look like hats and add durability and stability to the roof. Vertical roofs also have an overhang just like a house would. Snow, water, and debris have an easier time when sliding off because of the vertical roof; also an advantage.

A-Frame Vertical carports can be ordered with either 14 gauge metal tubing or 12 gauge metal tubing. The decision with depend on your needs, location, and budget. Both options are built to withstand plenty of wear and tear, so regardless of which option you choose, your High-Caliber Arkansas Metal Carport will last for years to come. Have any questions about the A-Frame Vertical Carport? Give us a Call and we will make sure your questions are answered.

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About The A-Frame Vertical Carport

Year after year, our A-Frame Vertical Roof carports have been our most popular and best selling carports. SiRam Metal Buildings is proud of this because we know our buildings aren’t flimsy and can withstand for years and years after installation. Our regular style carports get the job done, but for customers that want the best of the best for their carport, our A-Frame Vertical Roof carport is one of the sturdiest carports we offer. We also can provide extra braces, extra bows, and anchors for you carport. These added features will make your carport pretty much withstand everything.

Building It Out

One of the biggest benefits of our A-frame vertical roof carports is the strength of the roof. To start, we use steel panels that are 3 feet wide to construct our metal buildings. Most of our carports and other metal buildings have bows, which is a metal arch that makes up the roof. We space the bows at 4 or 5-foot centers (a center refers to the space between one leg and the next, or from one bow to the next). You can see that a panel would fall through the center if the panel is laid parallel with the bows (as is done on the vertical roof). To prevent this, we use hat channels. The hat channels are fastened to the bows perpendicularly. This adds more stability to the roof and provides rafters where we can attach the panels. Finally, we cover the gap at the peak where the left and right side panels meet with a ridge cap length of trim.

While purchasing a base model metal carport will provide ample coverage and protection for your vehicle as-is, we have a number of additional options available for our A-frame vertical carports. Options of A-Frame Vertical carports include gabled ends, extra panels, extra braces, and extra bows and legs. Other extras are optional ground concrete supports, our 12-gauge steel upgrade, certification and roof insulation.

Many of our customers choose to add gabled ends to their vertical carports, which fill the triangular space between the tops of the legs and the peak of the building. A gabled end cuts down on your clearance height, but at the same time, it adds more support and gives the steel building a more refined look. Gabled ends can be added to the front, back, or both ends of a metal carport.

When purchasing an A-frame carport, it’s important to determine how much clearance you need. The goal is to have enough vertical space inside your carport once it’s installed. Finding the clearance for your vertical carport is relatively simple: start with the leg height. The roof has a standard pitch of 3/12. This measurement means the roof will rise 3 feet for every 12 feet of width. Alternatively, this is equal to a ¼ pitch. In that case, go up one foot for every 4 feet of width. If you aren’t sure what size carport to order, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll walk you through the steps of determining the proper height and clearance you’ll want to meet your needs.

We can install your carport on either cement or ground. If we install on ground, it is up to the customer to make sure the ground is level. When a carport is installed on concrete, the carport gets concrete anchors, while when it is installed on ground, the carport gets 3-foot rebar anchors with a nail head top.

Certification ensures the your carport meets or exceeds local building codes and regulations. We highly recommend customers to certify their carport when ordering or after installation. Certified carports get added necessary bows, braces, and stronger anchors. There added options make your carport be able to withstand wind loads of 90+ mph and snow loads starting at 20 pounds and up to 90 pounds per square foot. Contact us for more details.

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