A-Frame, vertical roof carports are the carport of choice. The recommended vertical roof is stronger. This is because it is constructed with additional hat channels in the rafters. Also, a vertical roof is built so the ribs of the roof panels run with the slope of the roof. This feature allows water, snow, and debris to run off with ease. Both 12 and 14-gauge framing are available on the A-Frame vertical carports. Do you think an A-frame vertical carport might be right for you? Talk to a friendly staff member Coast To Coast Carports today. Read below to find out more about this great option.
A-Frame carports are stronger than regular style carports. Also, vertical roofs are much stronger that horizontal roofs. That means you can count on the A-frame vertical-roof carports being the strongest. When upgraded to the 12-gauge steel option, the A-frame vertical carport is the sturdiest basic carport we offer. We also offer extra braces, extra bows, and more powerful anchors. These features can make your A-frame vertical carport stand up to just about anything.
Certify your A-frame vertical carport. This will make sure it meets or exceeds local building codes and regulations. Coast To Coast Carports can certify carports to meet wind and snow load requirements almost anywhere. Certifying your carport requires the addition of several new parts and features. That means adding the necessary bows, braces, and stronger anchors. These are made to meet wind loads of 90+ mph and snow loads starting at 20 and up to 90 pounds per square feet. Higher certification is available. Contact a helpful representative at Coast To Coast Carports or an authorized dealer for further details.
We have a number of additional options available for the A-frame vertical carport. These include gabled ends, extra panels, extra braces, and extra bows and legs. Coast To Coast Carports is also pleased to provide height extensions, pitch adjustment (standard pitch is 3/12), concrete anchors, and mobile home anchors. Other extras are optional ground concrete supports, our 12-gauge upgrade, certification, roof insulation, and 12 color options. Look through our catalog or talk to staff member to find out more about our available options.
Here are the steps to finding the clearance of an A-frame vertical building: Start with the leg height. The roof has a standard pitch of 3/12. This means the roof will rise three feet for ever 12 feet of width. Alternatively, this is equal to a ¼ pitch. In that case, go up on foot for every 4 feet you move over. 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. Here’s how you would measure this in the case of an 18 foot wide A-frame carport with a leg height of 6 feet. The first step is to take the leg height of 6 feet and add the 6 inches to the roof where it starts to slope. This brings you to 6 feet, 6 inches. Then you move toward the peak. Count 4 feet in, then move up 1 foot. Now at 4 feet inward, you get a clearance of 7 feet, 6 inches. Keep doing this til you reach the peak of the building. For our example, it’s 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, with the added leg height. So, in total, the peak will have a clearance of about 8 feet, 10 inches. You also have to consider the top brace, which will lower your peak by a few inches.
Gabled ends are the parts of an end that fill the triangular space between the tops of the legs and the peak of the building. A gabled end cuts down on you clearance height. 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.
Coast To Coast Carports uses steel panels that are 3 feet wide to construct their metal buildings. Most of the carports and other metal buildings have bows. This is the metal arch that makes up the roof. These are spaced 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 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, Coast To Coast Carports uses hat channels. Hat channels are hat-shaped beams of steel. These are fastened to the bows in a perpendicular fashion. This adds more stability to the roof and gives us rafters to attach the panels to. Finally, we cover the gap at the peak where the left and right side panels meet with a ridge cap length of trim.
Every carport from Coast To Coast Carports comes with free delivery and installation. We’re happy to offer this whether it’s on ground or cement. We’ll include cement anchor bolts for cement carport installations. These are pounded into drilled holes. Then they’re bolted to the carport’s base rail. There are other steps for ground installations. It’s the customer’s responsibility to level the area and contact the ‘call before you dig’ agency. These carports are installed with standard pin anchors. They are considered temporary. We recommend that buyers upgrade to stronger anchors if they are expecting wind or snow conditions. We use a 3-foot rebar anchor with a nail head top for our bin anchors. These are inserted into the grounded through the carport’s base rail. Learn more about our installation options by talking to the pros at Coast To Coast Carports.