What are the Features for Regular Style Metal Carports?
The radius bend transition from the roof on to the legs or posts makes this roof style the most economical of the three roof styles that we offer. There’s no posts to weld, no hat channel needed to support vertical roof panels, and there’s no eave side trim needed, so that keeps the material costs low and ultimately your cost low.
The corrugated ridges on the roof panels run from front to back or end to end on all regular style units. With those ridges running horizontally, water, leaves, snow, and other debris tends to hold onto those ridges. You can sweep them clean every so often but that requires that someone climb on top of the unit in order to get those ridges clean.
The longest panel that can be transported to the job site is 36′. Regular style metal carports longer than 36′ would have to be spliced and at any splice, there are always potential issues such as leaks or rust. If you are considering a unit longer than 36′, we highly recommend that you only utilize a vertical roof.
While regular roof style buildings are economical, they don’t look as nice as the A-Frame units (boxed eave and vertical roof) look next to your home. The horizontal roof sheeting on the regular style carports gets dirty faster and water stands on the unit longer. In short, the roof panels won’t last as long as those do on a vertical roof unit. Ultimately, the choice is yours but our goal is to provide you with all of the information to make the best possible buying decision that’s right for you.
For more information, visit our roof systems page.