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Carport Glossary

A-frame Trim: A-Frame Trim is used as a finishing touch on boxed eve carport designs. The trim provides a boxy look on the sides of the carport.

Base Rails: The square tubing that the legs of the carport sit on.

Bow: A bow is single-piece square tubing bent to make the roof of the carport.

Concrete Anchors: Anchors used in the carport installations on concrete in the place of rebar.

Corner Braces: Corner braces help reinforce the structure of the carport. Four (4) two-foot-long corner braces come standard on all carports, and more are available at an additional cost. Carports with legs higher than 8 feet should upgrade to three-foot-long corner braces.

Double Trust: Double Trusts are used in our triple wide carports and are designed to proved additional support to our wider bows.

Gable End: A horizontal panel with the same curve as the bows on either end of the carport that extends from the top of the legs up. Gable ends can be installed vertically at an additional cost.

Garage Door: The garage doors roll up into a cylinder above the opening rather than pulled back along a track. We carry sizes from 6’x6′ to 10’x10′.

Header Bar: Header bars are placed at the top of the doorframe when an opening on the side is requested as well as when a garage door is ordered.

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

L-Trim: 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 a portion of the A-frame model carports.

Lag Bolts: Lag bolts are used in place of rebars or concrete anchors when installing onto a wood platform.

Legs: Legs are the lengths of square tubing that elevate the top portion of the carport. 12 gauge legs come standard as 6-foot lengths, and 14 gauge comes standard in 5-foot lengths. For extra height clearance, leg height can be as tall as 20-feet.

Mobile Home Anchors: Mobile home anchors are stronger anchors used on certified carports, and are an option on all other carports. Mobile home anchors cannot be used for installations on the concrete platform they are strictly for ground installation.

Paneling: Paneling comes in either 26-gauge or 29-gauge steel and comes in standard lengths of 21′, 26, & 31′, and in 13 different colors.

Rebar: Rebar anchors are approximately 3-foot in length with a 5/8 nut welding on one end that is used in anchoring the carport for ground and asphalt installations.

Ridge Cap: Ridge caps are used on vertical roof carports to cover the cap at the peak of the roof, where the separate roofing panels meet.

Snow Braces: Snow braces are installed at the center bend of the bow on all structures to reinforce the roof. They are also sometimes referred to as center braces.

Tubing: Our carports are made standard with 14 gauge 2 ½”x2 ½ square tubing. At additional cost carports can be made with a stronger 12 gauge 2 ¼”x 2 ¼’ square tubing.

Walk-in Doors: When installing optional walk-in doors, the door size is 32″x72″.

Windows: When installing optional windows, the window is 30”x30”.

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