Carports of Oklahoma
We are not your typical run of the mill carport, canopy & awning providers.

We are a group of uniquely qualified metal specialty fabricators, carpenters, contractors, builders that is cross trained in both stick, timber and metal framing trade disciplines.

We are also know as Shade Solutions
of Oklahoma that designs and builds and offers all types of innovative patio covers, canopies, awnings, arbors, pergolas, pavilions of all types for any residential, commercial or industrial applications. 
Shade structures with elegant style!
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Types of products provided:
But not limited to:
Exterior Framing
Car ports / Carports
RV Shelters
Truck / Bus Covers
Equipment Canopies
Patio Covers
Porte Coheres
Sun Shelters
Sports Shelters
Transit Shelters
Walkway Covers
Insulated Covers
Insulated Rooms
Pool Canopies
Carousel Houses
Entryway Covers
Extruded Covers
Window Awnings
Step Down Awnings
Door Awnings
Outdoor Kitchen Covers
Door Canopies
Dock Covers
Metal Buildings
Metal Roofing
Storage Buildings
Equestrian Buildings
Loafing Sheds
Pole Barns
Post Frame
Custom Buildings
Aircraft Hangers
Green Houses
Boat Dock Buildings
Shade Structures
Structural Shade Panels
Sail Awnings
Rolling Shutters
Security Shutters
Exterior Shutters
Outdoor Structures
Backyard Structures
Screen Rooms
Sun Rooms
Pool Enclosures
Patio Enclosures
Retail Shopping Centers
Industrial Manufacturing
Agricultural Building
Job Site Buildings
Dog Kennels
Prefabricated Buildings
Site Built Buildings
Security Products
Air Conditioner Cages 
Generator Cages
Mobile Home Roof -Overs Insulation
Under Deck Drainage
Deck Railings
Walkway Bridges
Bikes Cages
Solar Racks
Solar Car Ports
Solar Canopy
Flat Pans
W Pans
Safety Railings

News Flash:
Moore. OK  F2 Tornado with winds ranging from 113 to 157 mph winds hits one year old Carports of OK installed carport. 



Carport after its installation in 2014 - It is a two toned colored (Clay guttering, down spouts & poles with white color pans and beam) 20ft X 20ft all aluminum 12" wide aluminum rolled flat pan carport that is attached to the front of the house with optional larger 10" aluminum beams and 3" aluminum poles.

After Tornado Picture -

Notice the pic of the house next door! The roof of the house next door was ripped off during this tornado and is completely gone.

Our customer Shannon provided us this picture after the Tornado that hit on 03/25/2015 in Moore, OK . She was thanking us for doing a good job as the carport stood the test of a F2 tornado and some very strong winds. 

During this type of carport panel there are little tricks of the trade that we have learn over the years. We always take the time to locked each one of top of the flat pans together three times so they can withstand higher wind loads and under structure wind drafts / loads so they won't come apart. This time it  WORKED TO PERFECTION and saved this carport being blown away during an F2 rated tornado...

Additional picture of Shannon's house and the carport we installed in the background that survived a 
F2 tornado. 

"We haven't lost a carport canopy structure yet but this is the closest we ever want to come to losing one".

Radar Image of thunder storm in OKC

Cars parked under a gas station canopy during a hail storm in OKC

Hail damaged on a ewer SUV in OKC

Oklahoma unique weather conditions:  Besides our sizzling summer heat. Oklahoma can get some really mean, angry and strong server thunder storms. These storms can produce heavy rains, abnormally high winds and damaging updrafts and tornados. We also get large damaging hail stones and snow and ice. When the wind come swiping down the plains, Oklahoma is not like any other place on earth! When your building any type of outside canopy structure our unique weather conditions must be considered. The higher the canopy the more winds it is going to get under it.    

Recent Projects:

Before -


A 23ftX24ft all aluminum 12" wide flat pan carport structure using 3 -10" colored C-beams and 6- 3-inch aluminum poles and built in guttering system and using 4" down spouts all white in color.

Consistent exposure to weather, water and UV rays gradually damages the surface of a vehicles.

After - I forgot to take a before pic.

A three (3) colored 23ft wide X 25ft long all aluminum carport structure using a terracotta colored guttering canopy top and 12" wide flat pans 2 -10" colored C-beams that are white in color and 4 - 3-inch squire aluminum poles clay in color and 2- 4" down spouts in clay in color installed in MWC, OK 

Deal directly with the builder /contractor and bypass any middle-mans mark-up in there expensive overhead and sale commissions. 



A very nice 15ft deep x 24ft wide 3 inch 24ga aluminum cladded insulated panel carport structure with 4" inch squire aluminum poles and using 11 ga
8 inch galvanized C-beams and using 7 inch "E" guttering and side trim on the canopy in Bethany, OK



A 12ft wide X35ft long Lean too style 3-inch aluminum insulated panel with pergola style trim in N.W OKC. The carport has a slant to it but it covered up by the Santa- Fe pergola term.   

Providing assured value and
versatility in framing construction for almost any types of metal, wood, and ploy canopy structures.

After - No before pic

A 20ft wide X 20ft deep using 12 inch wide pans and 10inch C beams that are ivory in color and using 7" G guttering canopy frame and 3" squire inch poles and down spouts that are dark brown in color. Canopy that was installed in Moore. OK 

A A two (2) toned black & ivory colored 12ft X 20ft single sloped designed attached aluminum flat pan carport with black "G" guttering trim and poles with Ivory color flat pans and Ivory colored 7 inch color aluminum C beams between the black poles.

Services Provided but not limited to:

Building Permits
Product Delivery

The only difference between an awning and a canopy is that a canopy has support legs and awning uses hangers or struts for its support.

FYI - Before you buy -

Make sure you know what you are getting for your money. 

Canopy Style -     

Frame Type -

Panel Type -

Frame Color -

Panel Color -

Pole Types -

Guttering -

Building  Codes - 

Community Regulations -


Prices -

All metal components are NOT Created Equal !

It's a sad fact, but within the freestanding carport industry. Most of the options you see won't even meet the most basic building codes today. Those codes are changed for the better all the time and without any notices. It is a guideline of how best to build any type of structure to prevent damages.    

Most insurance companies will not pay any claim(s) for storm damage caused by any building that is not installed in accordance with local and national building codes.

We just had a call from a local auto body repair shop that did there auto details within a portable carport structure. It collapsed down on top a customers car !     

Learn more about the dreaded PORTIBLE CARPORT in our section below.


The metal thickness determines the panel's rigidity and strength. The higher the decimal number, the thicker the material.

  29 gauge 26 gauge
Prime 0.015" min 0.0185" min
Thrifty 0.0142" nom 0.018" nom

The difference between a .0142 nom and a .015 min equates to 210 pounds more metal on a 40-square roof.

PANEL PROFILES OR TYPES OF PANEL COVERINGS  the metal panels are used to cover the metal frames and are available in several different shapes and sizes. The metal comes in a form of a large rolls and is ran though a series of rollers that custom makes the finished product designs.

It used to simple as only a couple of profiles where mostly used on most projects.


Today numerous types of various types of roof multi ribbed roofing panels. Various different manufactures use there own different types of various roofing / wall panel profiles so there are hundreds of different types of profiles being used today.  

R- Panel, U-Panel, M-Panel, Corrugated Panel, AG Panel, CF Panel, AP Panel, 4 inch Rib Panel, N-Deck, Standing Seam, Locking Seam, Duralock and several more different profiles. Different suppliers has different profile options as these panels are custom built to spec building materials. It is always best to know where your building panels came form if your trying to match them.

Shelter for your car, truck, RV or boat from rain, hail, snow, and blistering heat. Single car or a multi-car carports of any size and shapes are available. Not only do carports protect from sun, but also from storm damage, especially hail. Prevent dents and damage to your windshield, and avoid the bureaucracy of insurance claims, all with a brand new carport for your vehicle.

ABC works with all types of architects, designers, builders, contractors and other trade professionals ! 

Providing all types shelter from the heat, sun, wind, rain, hail. ice & snow for almost any type of applications. 



A 20ft wide X 20ft deep 3" aluminum insulated panel carport with 7 inch C beams and 3 inch steel fluted poles
and a 7" E gutter and side trim panels that was installed at in NE OKC


After -

A 20ft wide X 20ft deep two 8ft tall attached tone color aluminum flat pan carport installed in N.W. OKC

We are skilled framing carpenters that has a passion for building and installing outdoor structures.

20ft wide X 24 ft long cable style carport attached rustic cedar wood carport add-on built in N.W. OKC  

Most carport dealers only offer those flimsy portable per-fabricated canopy options but you can always explore your options for a permeate custom built canopy option !  

Limited 24 month Structural Support Your Carport or Patio Cover is warranted against failure of any structural components. This includes: beams, roof bracing and ceiling joists. This warranty is good for 24 months from date of completion. Limited 24 month Craftsman Warranty-  Your Canopy Cover is warranted to be free from defects in materials, and workmanship for a period of 24 months from date of completion. Workmanship includes: poorly cut joints, loose materials, generally materials not installed to specifications. Material defects include: excessive warping or crooked lumber, etc. *This warranty does not cover damage caused by external forces. In addition, this warranty is for the original purchaser only and is not transferable. Seller and or builder only warrants to Buyer that the goods to be delivered hereunder will be free from defects in material, workmanship and title, and will be of the kind and quality designated or described herein or a period of Two (2) years.


Seller assumes no liability for any injury resulting from misuse or abuse of the materials. Materials that are fabricated or products that are manufactured by Seller are made at the Buyer's request and per the Buyer's specifications where Buyer agrees to hold harmless Seller from product liability.

DISCLAIMERS - The views, opinions, and information presented on this website are solely the views, opinions and information that have been expressed by A Better Construction Company. The registrant of the this website's domain name bears no responsibility or liability for any of the views, opinions or
information presented on or in this website.

ABC reserves the right not to bid any project without notice.

Not responsible for any project delays - Seller and or builders shall not be liable for nonperformance or delays in performance or delivery due to causes beyond the reasonable control of Seller including, without limitation, such causes as weather, war, riots, insurrection, fire, flood or other casualties, labor disturbances or disruptions, acts or defaults of suppliers or carriers, unavailability of material or supplies, or governmental rules or regulations. 

* Note:  After numerous inquiries we are compelled to post the following statement. A Better Construction Company (ABC) of Oklahoma City is not, nor never has been affiliate with A Better "Choice" Construction or A Better "Choice" Exteriors in Norman, OK nor it owners.

Thank you for visiting ! 

We look forward to doing business with you !

Carports of Oklahoma by A Better Construction Company 
is your local full service specialty contractor / builder of custom designs and fabricates carport canopies out of steel, aluminum, wooden, polycarbonate car-port canopies in a verity of shapes in sizes. 

Custom Built to order Deluxe High Quality Carport Canopies and RV's !

Fall season is upon us and Winter is right around the corner.  It is time protect your vehicle investment(s) from the extreme weather conditions! In Oklahoma that means the Winter snow and Ice.  Protect you vehicle(s) investment!

Residential & Commercial Carports - 
provides various different  types of custom fabricated carport canopy shelters from various different types of building materials of different sizes and thickness. All of the carport canopies are custom built to order by the customer to protect there vehicles from rain, hail, snow, ice and blistering heat. Canopies, awnings and buildings are custom built on site to suit your wants and needs. Carports of Oklahoma can provide you with the option as either a freestanding carport or an attached canopy structures. We are familiar with designing and building all types of permanent carport canopy structures of all types within the Central region of Oklahoma to withstand our unique harsh weather conditions.

There is an advantage of using experienced custom carport canopy builder !

Same carport structure as the one at the top of page header above !

Picture Perfect - A 20'x24'ft aluminum
Flat pan carport canopy survived 120 mph straight line winds while under construction. 
This carport was 3/4 of the way completed when we had to leave it because the approaching storms. Located around the SW 89th and May area of OKC. The 06/2013 El-Reno tornado storms had numerous tornados and had blew over the utility poles and several trees and also damaged many roofs in the area and left the area without any power for days.  

Year round protection is available at a reasonable prices !

Carports of Oklahoma provides residential and commercial carports and there related installation services in and around the Central Region of Oklahoma - no matter what the size of your carport project, we have the expertise to fit your specific outdoor framing requirements. Our carports are available in a wide range of styles, sizes and options. 

We are staffed by experienced and skilled craftsmen's who will work with you to ensure that you don't just purchase a carport, but that you get what you really want and need - a high quality carport system that is custom tailored to your own project needs and requirements. 

We invite you, read more about your many custom canopy options !

A carport is a canopy structure consisting of a structure frame with a canopy covering top that is attached to the frame and provides a shelter and shade for a vehicle which is parked beneath it such as:

* Trailers
* Boats
* Vans
* Cars
* Trucks
* Cycles
* RV's
* Motor Coaches
* Mobile Homes
* Semi Tractor & Trailers

Today, there are numerous and various different types of building materials used in framing and building any type of outdoor canopy structure. There isn't a one type, size or style that fits all applications. In fact there are no two custom carports that are the same. Every canopy project is different and that has to be determined before any prices can be giving for any one project. We have visit the project site first and talk to the customers to know how to build and what it is going to take to get the canopy project completed as agreed. Carports are the best alternative to a garage for these reasons:

• Provide more ventilation
• Occupy less space
• Readily expandable
• Cost less
• Easily maintained
• Neat
• Durable
* Provides protection

Are you tired of running to the nearest canopy for cover every time there is a storm coming your way?   

Permanent Carport Structures -  are made from larger and heavier wooden or metal (Steel, Aluminum) building components for a reason. They are structurally engineered for use in a building designed to meet existing building code requirements. Any permanent structure can be attached to most existing structures or can be a standalone structure and must be attached to or anchored into cement pears. Each canopy system must consist of a frame system and its pole members a well as its top canopy covering and its related canopy cover with its trim and accessories. Permanent structures are safer, sturdier and longer lasting over
time and during harsh weather conditions. Permanent structures is the only way to go as opposed to any portable carport structure. See our "Portable carport structures" below...     

A basic 20ft wide X 20ft deep attached 6" inch red iron boxed frame steel Cee beam & purlin carport structure using 3" inch squire poles mounted to the cement or installed into an cement piers. Structure was covered with a low profile multi-ribbed 26 ga steel roof panels with the side and front beams trimmed out with a matching colored coil trim. Installed in NW OKC.  Note: The red premiered poles have been painted to match. Guttering is optional.

From mild to wild and any where in between !

Most carport canopy structures are built out of metal (Steel / Aluminum) today because the metal building components can span a much longer open spans with a minimum pitch or slope ! 

Structured Steel Carports - Cee & I - Beam & Purlins structure -  There are many different size options in metal beams including varying depths, gauges web and flange widths, all of which contribute to the engineering of the joist and its structural load capacity.
Depending on the span of the beams and the load requirements Cold rolled s
teel comes in various sizes, shapes, and can be fabricated into several different styles to fit any type of configuration and can be design need engineered to meet various building codes requirements. 

Structural Red Iron -
Ridged Red Iron / Steel
carports are available in several gauge thickness and sizes. Steel is stronger then aluminum at the same gauges and provide a great options for many of our customers canopy frame requirement. A variety of C & I Beams, Purlin, Channel, Angle, Zee, Struts, Hat Channel, Tubing, Studs & Track and poles along with various canopy covering panels and trim are available. Not all Steel carport structures are created equal!  

Before you spend your hard earned money on just anyone carport structure you should insist on one built right by Carports of Oklahoma

Cee Beam & Purlin carport canopy
full boxed frames are the best and
can be custom built to any style, size and standards for use as a carport or patio canopy structures. Very strong & you can walk on them !   

Also referred to as Structural Steel, Red Steel / Red Iron
and Cold Rolled steel the top canopy can be covered with any type panels of multi-ribbed panel of your choosing and color options. Like the structure frame members the canopy covering panels can in various thickness and gauges and different type of canopy trim and guttering profile options is also available.    

Heavy duty structured steel oversized 2 1/2 car wide carport 25' ft wide X 25' ft projection carport canopy using 8" high C-Beam & Purlins with 4" squire steel poles for its frame structure, Using a steel low profile multi-ribbed canopy top cover and side trim panel covering with its gutter and downspouts. These customers wanted a strong carport structure because as they had a pervious experience with a lighter built carports structure in there past that made a lot of noise in higher wind weather events that we can experience in Oklahoma.  

Standard RED OXCIDE premiered coated structural steel components is used within numerous carport and metal building applications which may also be painted with additional services provided. The Red Oxcide Premier Paint is a temporary sealer paint on the steel products to help prevent rust for short period of time and should be painted. The metal can be painted or the steel can be put though a additional galvanized hot dipped process which is referred to as galvanized steel and is available in various sizes and gauges.
Structural Steel is also available in a GALVANIZED Hot Dipped Coated Finish..
Various canopy designs, styles and roof designs can be constructed using various structural steel building materials. Different material gauges or thicknesses are available depending on the required canopies size and shapes from 25 gauges down to the thicker 11 gauged building materials.

Benefits: Structural STEEL framing offers many benefits over wood framing, including - consistent dimensions, resulting in straighter and stronger roofs, walls and floors - superior strength, allowing for longer open roof spans and taller walls. - noncombustible assemblies. - galvanized coating (no rusting, shrinking, warping, rotting, splitting or termite damage) and uses screw as opposed to nails.

Prefabricated roof trusses are available in Red Oxide or Galvanized metal options for any cable or hip type of roof structures.

Galvanized Steel Carport Canopies -  Just like any "Red Steel or Red Iron" structural steel component but has been hot dipped galvanized are used to build a more maintenance free weather resistant frame structure. The galvanized steel frame are silver in color that is very similar in color to a galvanized chain link fencing in its color. The steel components has been put though a additional coating process to help prevent rusting and making the need to paint the frame virtually non-existent even in the long run. Galvanized steel is the best, especially when the trusses are exposed to the weather. Plus, I think the silver in color of the frame makes for a cleaner and nicer fit & finished structural steel carport frame.

A 20' ft wide X 20' ft deep free standing single slope designed "galvanized steel" frame and 3 inch galvanized poles carport canopy structure with a low rib profile steel roofing panels and side/front beam trim. 

Multi-Ribbed Galvalume Roof Panels
Rolled Steel canopy coverings
These Galvalume roof panels are used in various residential, commercial, and industrial roof and wall siding-roofing applications and Metal buildings and various canopy structure applications. The look of the multi-rib covering panel provides is used in many pre-engineered metal building applications.The 36"-wide panel is attached with self-drilling, stainless steel fasteners. Standard lengths are 10' or 20' 25 or 30ft lengths, but can be produced to any custom sizes up to 45' length and are available in various profiles designs. The thickness of these panels are available in different thickness such as 29 or 26 gauges thickness. Color coating options and normally come with a 25 - 40 year color warranty. 

All colors are approximate

Commercial Carport Structures - 
We do not 
only offers residential carports, but we have worked with many commercial & industry customers to provide larger carport systems for apartment complexes, parking structures and other canopy needs. 

A very large structured steel carport structure with a multi-rib steel panel canopy covering.  


Pitched Type Carport Roof Design Roof
Carport of OK offers all types of flat as well as pitched type of carport structure designs. Our parent company A Better Construction dba Old Pro Framing has been framing industry since the company inception back in 1982 and offers all types of pitched roof structures designs made of wood or metal such as Red or Galvanized steel and Aluminum framing in various sizes and thicknesses. We also offer truss frame structures in a cable or hip roof designs. 

Got a nice vehicle? Is your garage is full of your stuff you can't part with? Get a Carport! 

Welded or screwed together frames - Most carports canopies are screwed together -  All steel frame canopy structures welded as an additional welded service option.

Don't get confused by any bent "tubular" galvanized steel carport frames as opposed to a much heavier and stronger Cee Beam & Purlin boxed frame structures. 


Aluminum Carports 
-  Aluminum is a non-corrosive building material which has a high strength to weight ratio. These qualities make it attractive, weather proof and option and it does not RUST. or decay.  The non-corrosive nature of the metal enhances the beauty of the carport preventing it from decaying over the years and will look the same as day one. As a light weight and durable material, aluminum can be a great alternative to any other building material. Features, colors, and styles have evolved over the years to give the consumers many options and choices. There are numerous designs and styles of a aluminum carport canopy structures and we use for different aluminum canopy building materials. Rolled formed aluminum pans (flat & w-pans) and the heavier extruded aluminum panels as well as the aluminum clad structural insulated panels (SIPs) panels are is available in various sizes and color options.  

A 12ft wide X 36ft projection Cable style frame using T6061 heavy duty extruded aluminum RV canopy carport structure using 4 inch squire aluminum extruded tubing poles.  

RV & Motor Coach Canopies
- Any motorhome & RV is a valuable investment and keeping it in good condition means ensuring protection from our harsh weather conditions. Also the sun and tree debris can ruin the RV expensive exterior finish. We offer high quality metal in various roof styles and sizes. We are sure to have carports to fit your boat, car, motor coach, vehicle, camper, equipment, RV or travel trailers. Like no other place on earth Oklahoma can get some really violent high winds loads due to our stronger thunder storms that can cause abnormally high wind drafts and wind shears loads on any canopy structure. Especially during a thunder storm event. The longer the canopy projection, the wider open span, or the higher the canopy structure must be, the heavy the frame and the canopy materials should be to withstand the higher wind up-drifts and wind loads. 

Attached Carport Structures -
A substantial number of customers want their carport canopy structure to attached to an existing structure like the front of there home. The reasons are is less cost of additional poles and beam components and the additional support of the existing structure. The main reason is for insurance
purposes. Attached carports is treated as a extension of your roof and if damaged for any reason it would be covered just like your roof of your house. If the carport is freestanding then it is considered to be an out-building and has different insurance deductibles that apply.

Freestanding Carports - freestanding or stand on it own structures. Most freestanding structures may require more building components such as poles and beams versa the attached carports structures.

Pergola Style - Cedar wood 6X6 poles. 3 - car
30ftX20ft X10ft structure with a 26 gauge metal canopy top recently built in Newalla, OK after the recent tornado which came though and leveled the house in Newalla. OK

Wood Carports -
 Carport of OK
offers custom wood stick and timber frame wooden carports installations of all shapes and sizes which can be attached to a existing roofline or makes a great freestanding carport structure. Not all customers looking for a carport are interested in a metal carport structure. There is nothing like the look of a nice traditional rustic cedar or red wood carport structure. Wooden Carports can provide the customers an option to paint or stain their carport to blend with their home. Some people might like to extend the roof from there house to use as a carport or a porte-cochere.  

There is nothing like to look of a wood carport !

We are experts in wood stick framing as our parent company A Better Construction Co has been in the framing business for over thirty years and we can provide you with any type of wooden carport or patio design.

The main differences between metal and wooden canopy structures is that metal allows for longer open spans and requires a much shallower 1/4 inch per ft roof pitch. Most wooden carports structures have at a much sharper roof pitch of least a 3" or 4" inches per 12" inch of roof rise. Wooden canopies require more building materials as wood requires rafters are normally set on a 12",16" or 24" inch on center (OC). The wooden farming components must a covered with a decking and most are covered with a roofing materials such a shingles or even a metal roofing panel. Most wooden canopies are a Cable or Hip roof design and always require more building materials but there is also nothing like the look of wooden canopy frame structure. Today we use a lot metal structural components in building wooden framed structures so we blur the lines between wooden and metal canopy structures all the time. It is not uncommon to build a metal framed structure and clad it with wood trim and shingles.   

Almost anything is possible !

Some may want more then a carport and want an extensions of there house and its roof line. Some want what is a traditionaly called a Porte Cochere  (pronounced "port-co-SHARE")  It is a short portion of covered driveway or a long extended portico or porch usually located at the front or the side of a house, under which cars can stop while the passengers get out and go into the home. An attached, drive under, covered, high end carport if you will. ABC is in the framing business and we can build almost any type of Porte Cochere canopy structure.  

Types of Standard Carport Canopy Designs

Lean-Too Design

Single Sloped Design

Flat Top Design

Free Standing Design. 

Cantilever, Semi Cantilever and T-frame Designs.

Cable Style Design. 

Portable Carports
  There is a huge difference between a light weight bent metal tubing (fence post) portable carport and a much heavier and stronger structural steel or aluminum permanent with poles in cement piers carport canopy structures.

There are too many light weight flimsy under built so called carport structures that are available and sold on the open market today and there is huge difference.

Most of time the portable structures are way over sold over the internet by an out of State provider and almost always installed by "a here today and gone tomorrow out of State sub-contactors installers without a any liability or workman comp insurance that are willing to cut corners.
Most of the time the portable canopies are light weight and are anchored by a screw in ground mobile home anchors that does not most municipalities standard building codes requirements that requires. Most municipalities require that any carport structure be anchored into an approved concrete pears that meets the local building code requirements.  

Carport consumers might get confused by the various light weight round and squire bent tubular portable carport structures versa and a permanent structured steel carport structure. 

One sales slant is to make sure know that there carports are built out of 14 or 12 gauge metal. 12" of type of metal?

There is a huge difference and really no comparison between 12 gauged steel "round or squire tubing" structure and a 12 gauge 6" inch or higher Cee or I beam full boxed framed canopy structure.  With any type of structure the longer the open spans may be the larger the beams may be required. There are limited to any and all building materials

Most of the local metro cities will not issue a building permits for a portable type of carport structure.

If you put one up they can made to take it down. Out in the more rural areas building regulation or code are unregulated but most insurance companies require that all building structures must meet the local building code requirements before paying any damage claims. Don't waist you money !

Friends don't let friends purchase those flimsy so called portable carports structures !

Some more expensive tubular carport structures serves there purposes and some of the more expensive portable structures may meet the local building code requirements but most of the cheaper do not. The better built tubular carport structures will offer a design with a lot more reinforced tubing members in the walls and roof and well as a truss type of top canopy frame so they can withstand heavier snow loads but that does stop them from blowing away. Those type of portable structures cost a whole lot more then the ones you see on a street corner for $599 - $999.
Almost all of those portable" carport canopies can't even be comparable to any type "permanent type" of carport structure" that meets local and national building code requirements, no matter what the retailer might say or claim. Most are illegal carport structures ! 
Don't be fooled...

Beware that most portable canopy structures can become a flying UFO during one of our high wind events or a thunder storms and may damage in one form or the other with your hard earned expansive cars, trucks or RV under it or fly down the street and do much more damage to your nabors property.

Buyers beware of those of those so called "portable" type of carports / barns etc.

A RV / Barn structure that took flight during the El Reno tornado storm that also hit the South sides of OKC and by the Will Rogers Airport. This structure was at SW 89th and the HE Baily turnpike area and ended up as a pile of scrap metal.

Why spend tens or hundreds of thousand on a car, boat or RV only to store it under a $595 and up on a flimsy "blow away" portable type of so called carport canopy?  

They are called portables for a reason as they where originally designed to cover feed hay out in a field from getting wet and move from one place to another.
Do you really need your carport to be portable? 

All carport structures should bolted to or in an approved cement pear and most building codes require that. Someone got the bright ideal that those flimsy portable's could be sold as a carports so the market got flooded with them now. Some of portables are way better but they are higher priced structures. Some only stand 5ft tall so you might knock your head on them getting out of your car. We have replace a lot of them. I might park me lawn mower under one but not my vehicles. Especially in Oklahoma !  

Would you really fell safe about parking your vehicles under a structure that might blow away or even collapse under a server weather condition?   Don't take the risks, 

Beware of what come in a box..

It has been our experience that we can provide a much stronger better looking carport structure option for your hard earned money that will last in the long run. 

I'm hearing from a lot of people of how the internet sellers are way over promising and under deliver there carport canopy structures. Some customers have waited for very long periods of time to get there products and there still are get nothing but the big runaround. This is because the out of State carport providers want to wait until they can get several installations within the same region before they can make it attractive enough for a installation contractor to come to the area and install there projects for them. That is because they pay these fly by night contractors peanuts. Almost all of these installation contractors don't have liability insurance nor any workman's comp insurance and they should not be allowed on your property. These type of installers are going to be a hurry to get the job done and get onto the next project installation because they get paid by volume installs only and not by quality by no means. Most don't even speak basic English. Go figure what type of installation your going to get !  

Do it right the first time and you won't have to do it again !

Time has proven that a permanent type of carport structures custom built to local and standard building code requirements is the only way to go as they can withstand the test of time. 

A 35 ft X 14 ft aluminum insulated panel patio cover using 10" C beam header and 4"aluminum poles with 7" E guttering and side Fascia term.

Patio Covers -
Much like carport canopies patio covers structures are built out of the vary same building materials as a custom carport structure. ABC has all of the latest styles and industry options and we even have a motorized slat canopy tops. See our Patio Cover Section.


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 dba Carports of Oklahoma provides all types of custom fabricated permanent type of wood, aluminum, steel and 
translucent canopy structures tailored to meet our customers wants and needs for both residential, commercial and industry installations.

ABC has been building extraordinary structures for over three decades and since 1982

Your vehicles or RVs is something that probably took you a long time to save up to purchase or pay off. In fact, you may still be paying for it and there would be nothing worse than having it damaged in a hail storm. You want to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape in order to resell it at the highest price possible. If your vehicle is currently stored outside and exposed to the elements, we suggest investigating the possibility of purchasing a custom built carport canopy structure to protect your investment. 

Our vehicles are normally the second largest investments behind our houses. Get protected from the potential of any type of extreme weather conditions ! 

Gorgeous - After pic  - A 30 ft wide X 20 ft deep 3" inch thick aluminum cladded structure insulated panel 3-car Carport / Patio structure with the Santa-Fe style pergola trim package built in Deer Creek, OK

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Whether you are building from the ground up, refurbishing, rebuilding or adding on, Carports of OK will be right by your with help you complete your desired project. We design, build and carry multiple product lines of various building materials with a broad selection of current styles and designs. There is not one type, one size cookie cutter type of carport installation that will fit all carport applications. 

That is why we have become a leading provider of canopies and awnings within the central region of Oklahoma !

Our carport canopies are used extensively for protection against our extreme weather elements - not only for parking applications and metal building applications, but also for shade solutions like walkways, playgrounds, patio covers and recreational areas.

Specializes in:
  • Designing, Selling and Installation of custom carports.
  • All Carport, Patio Covers & Accessories
  • Built On-Site Structures
  • Aluminum, Steel and Wood Strictures
  • Exterior Framing

Offering Quality Products & Services to:

  • Residential – Parking & Recreational
  • Auto Dealers
  • Gas Stations
  • Car Washes
  • Banks
  • Hotels / Motels
  • Drive-In Restaurants 
  • Golf Course Driving Ranges
  • Airports
  • Public & Private Parking Facilities
  • Shopping Malls
  • Office Buildings
  • Schools & Recreational Areas
  • Marinas
  • Medical Facilities
  • Walkway Covers
  • RV Covers
  • Loading Dock Canopies
  • Entryway Covers
  • Chemical Storage Covers
  • Salt Storage Protection 
  • Receiving Dock Covers
  • Fueling Stations
  • Covered Entrances
  • Patio Covers 
  • Walkway Coverings
  • Municipal Equipment
  • Bus & RV Storage
  • Shade Solution

We custom design and build of our own carports and canopy structures with highest quality of materials that are engineered for long life, easy maintenance, and increased value. Carports of OK has any size of canopy and we can help you with any type of want or needs.

Canopy covers are multi-purpose
 From tea, coffee break areas to casual reading and smoking area, patio and bus stop, walkway and carport canopies have been utilized to afford lounging in open areas. They are also used in commercial are for outdoor storage and to protect equipment which can be attached to your building or be freestanding units. Employees want there assets protected while at work as well...

Our cars and trucks are important high priced assets that are continuously exposed to our ever changing weather conditions ! 

A 23ft X 24ft aluminum single sloped designed carport structure using 10 inch aluminum beams and 6 - 3" Squire aluminum poles all white in color installed in Bethel Acres, OK.

A attached rolled formed steel Flat Pan patio cover installed in NW OKC
Rolled Formed Canopies W or Flat Pans
A rolled formed pan type of carport canopy structure has been used for several years. Each canopy cover has several interlocking pans that are lock together to form one large strong canopy structure. Each interlocking pan is formed by using coiled aluminum or steel flat materials and sending that though a machine with a series of rollers designed to bend the flat stock materials into the formed shape that is desired.

All rolled formed pans are not equal as different manufactures may use there own unique formed shapes to form there own pan designs. There is also different thickness and types of rolled pans that are used in both Steel or Aluminum pan options.

You can rely on a proven, quality product from an industry leader in steel or aluminum fabrication. Custom designs are available depending on your project specifications.

A two car 20ft wide X 20ft deep X 8 ft tall steel flat pan single sloped designed attached carport in Ivory color with Ivory colored fluted poles and Ivory colored gutter downspouts.
Flat Pan Canopy Materials -  Flat stock aluminum or galvalume steel panels can be custom rolled formed into a flat pan type of pan shape. The industry thickness for an rolled formed pan is generally in between .019" -.048" for aluminum or 29 - 26 gauge steel.

Our minimum standard of thickness for all our rolled pans is .032 for aluminum pans or a 26 ga galvalume steel Flat or W pan thickness. Most of our customer are fine with using those thickness of rolled pans for most carport or patio canopy applications.  Note: When using aluminum metal materials the higher the gauge the thicker the materials are and steel the lower the gauges the thicker the materials. For comparison the .032 aluminum pan is comparable in thickness to a 20 ga steel pan but it is true that steel is always stronger the aluminum  So by using the .032 thicker aluminum pan is considered to be an equal to 26ga steel pan as far as strength. There is also a heavy duty .040 aluminum pan that is available on a special order bases that would be quail to a 18 gauge steel pans or you may want or look at the commercial grade T6 aluminum pans below.    

Our standard rolled formed Flat or W canopy pans are 12” wide and 3 inch high side walls and can be cut to lengths up to 40 foot long. We do recommend using a thinner more economical .025 aluminum or a 29 gauge steel rolled formed pans for larger canopy spans. 

These rolled formed pans are custom rolled formed from very large rolls of colored flat coiled stock materials. These pans by can offer you strength to give you beauty, durability, and minimal maintenance cost over the years. Theses multiple connected pans canopies are available in numinous different color options. Your choose of the Flat pans or the W-pans canopies they can be rolled into a 8", 12", 16", or 18" inche wide pans with various heights of locking seam sides walls depending on its manufacture. Each canopy has a series of single panels that are locked together which makes them strong light weight large canopy. Any of these pan types are always connected to the canopy under structure frame member which can also be form aluminum or steel building materials. Any rolled formed Flat or W pan canopy should not be walked on except for being on it canopy frame understructure beams.

Flat pans are the most desirable look from the under side of that canopy!  They are used for all types of canopies...

Leaf / Gutter guards - 
 Open type of rolled pan style of canopies will always have a valley within the top of canopy cover every 8 - 18 inch's depending on the type of pan is that is being used.  Each single canopy pan can collect flying debre over time. Over time most of the debre be cleared by winds over time. Leaf and gutter guards can be installed with any of rolled form pans to stop the larger debre from being allowed to enter the built in gutting channel of the carport.  Heavier tree debre might be cleared with a yearly maintenance top of canopy cleaning with a rake or a broom.           

Flat Pan Protectors are available in a 12" inch X 12 ft long wide .019 thin aluminum flat pan canopy panel covers. We can install notched Styrofoam core insert then cover it with a top pan panel protectors to help protect the pans from being damage by hail or falling tree debris etc. By keeping the hail away for the flat pan bottoms and preventing unsightly dents on the underside of the canopy over the years. The pan protectors must be installed at the time of the canopy installation. The flat pans with the inserts and the panel covering may look like insulated panel but this does not add to the strength of the pans like the more advanced structural insulated panels (SIP) below.    

Both the Aluminum and the Steel rolled formed Canopies looks the very same. The only way to tell the difference is to have a magnet as the magnet will stick to steel and not to aluminum materials.

A 20ft wide X 20ft deep X 8 ft tall two tone dark brown / Ivory color steel flat pan carport canopy with its built in guttering system and a 4ft X 6ft offset sidewalk cover attached that is installed in Shawnee, OK.

Today within some of our canopy applications you may choose to use a different color of structural guttering and then use a different color of canopy pan to crate there own multi-colored canopy design. You can also choose a matching color set(s) of poles and beam(s) to match your own carport canopy color options.
Note that the beams and poles are limited in there color options. 
See poles section below.

Our Rolled Formed Canopy Pan in a .032 aluminum or 26ga steel in thickness - Color Options - 

Standard Rolled Gutter/Fascia Pan Color Options -

All colors are approximate.

Extruded structural "G" panel frame for rolled formed flat pans and W pans -  material which is also used as a built-in drainage systems as well as canopy frame - These materials are molded and pressed formed to create it's G formed shape. They are rolled from aluminum coil flat stock. The metal coil is put through a series of rollers to form its finished shape. The thickness of the coil stock used to form the structural rain guttering system. A matching formed corner are used to match can make the 7 inch high G guttering canopy fascia trim with built-in guttering systems. They are available in same colors as the above pan colors options.

W - Pan Cover - W or Twin V overhead canopy pans feature total aluminum or galvalume steel construction materials with simple ridge lines and pleasant overhead appearance. The more bends in the flat stock material the stronger the final rolled form pans will be. Colors and thickness availiblibity is the same as the flat pans above. The disadvantage of the W pans is that the W pans require the use of foam bird blocks to keep the birds from nesting within the under side of the canopy.

Bird blocks are used for W and Twin V pans

ted Roof Panels
- Aluminum, Steel and OSB cladded roof & wall panels - are available in various thickness form 2"-12" inches. SIPs is a newer high performance advanced building system components are for residential, commercial and industry construction applications.

A 20ft wide X 20ft deep 3 inch Insulated panel carport with attached offset walkway cover installed in N, OKC  63rd & May Ave area.

Insulated Structural Panels (SIPs) or Insulated Metal Panels (IMP) or Laminated Roof Panel (LRP) are made with an foam core. SIP is a high-performance insulation and are used worldwide for many of today’s energy efficient homes. Using these SIPs with our designed components will create a very strong, durable  Sunroom, Patio Cover or Carport structure. Used within the sunroom industry for numerous years. SIPs is a high performance advanced building system components are for residential, commercial and industry construction applications.

The SIP panels consist of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural metal facings that create a low thermal bridging between the skin of the panels. Our Insulated panel structures are built with a interlocking system which ensure a structurally sound canopy system that is engineered to understand the most extreme weather condition. These SIPs are excellent when used within a hail prone areas and are strong enough can be walked on at 3" inch's or higher in thickness.    

 Why not get the ultimate in building product technology and the best of both worlds !   

Panels are now available such as:
* 30 ga & 24 ga aluminum cladded panels.
* 26 ga steel cladded panels
* OSB wood cladded panels 

Panels thickness available in a 2,3,4,5,6,8,10,12 inches depending on the project application needs and requirements. The structural load, the roof pitch, open spans, wind /snow load and any additional cladding building materials must be taken into consideration of each project design and application.  

Standard Insulated Panel Color Options - 

All colors are approximate.

Standard Perimeter Gutter, Side Fascia, Drip-edge Fascia Color Selector.

3 inch Aluminum Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) 20ft wide X 20ft deep X 8ft tall attached carport with the Santa Fe pergola trim.

SIPs are significantly stronger than any stick framing construction methods. The entire panel acts like a structural load bearing roof and/ or wall panel. The benefits include a whole roof systems that minimalize the need for a larger truss framed system. The end result is much less framing members. A SIP roof system is structurally superior to conventional stud framing methods plus you get the added advantage of the built-in insulation which can result into more energy savings or less heat transfer though the SIP or much lower thermal bridging.

It is stronger, more energy efficient then if we framed a structure then cladded the exterior then had spray foam insulation installed thought all of the roof and the walls cavities and then you sheet rocked the interior walls. All within strong panel !

The new heavier gauged Aluminum and Steel cladded SIP's / IMP's offers the best of the cladding materials that can withstand most of the hail like a 26 ga steel or a 24 ga aluminum cladded panels.

We now offer the OSB (ordinary stand broad) cladded SIPs that will allow us to use shingles that can match most existing roof structure. With any comp type of shingled roof structure the heavier roofing products being used in its construction must be taken into consideration and a thicker 4 inch SIP panel and / or a higher rated and a decider foam SIP panel(s) may be required to handle the higher load requirements. Each SIP panel must be engineered and rated for the purpose it is being used.  

As more Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) become popular and used more in the main stream of the construction industry because of its superior energy efficiency and strength advantages over conventional stick and metal framing methods.

You might of seen these type of panels being used in a Sunroom addition or a cold storage locker room !

Carport Canopy Structures
 are the perfect product to provide shade, and give protection from rain, hail, heat or snow. Insulated canopies not only offer more installation between you and the sun for less heat transfer but they also offer less noise as won't hear as much of that pinging noise during a heavy rain weather event like you might with any steel or aluminum rolled formed structure.

Metal (Aluminum or Steel) SIP panels are available in a standard stucco finish in the above color options. Note that some manufactures may offer additional SIP product colors and finishes. They are available on a special order bases when available. 

T6 Extruded Aluminum Canopies -
Heavy Duty - Commercial Grade -

Extruded Aluminum
Alloy - Carports of OK offers the heavy duty T6061 extruded aluminum canopy covers, as well as more economical W- pan and Flat pan roll-formed covers for any type of project application. T-6 aluminum canopy covers is the strongest aluminum canopy structures and are normally used commercial and industrial applications. Custom shapes and finishes are available upon request.

Works great for taller canopy coverings !

Whether it be commercial parking areas, RV canopy, entrance doors, walkways between buildings, handicapped ramp covers, or break areas, Carport of OK has the right protective cover for your specific needs!

Heavy Duty extruded aluminum canopy are great for Commercial or Industry or even a RV cover application.

Walkway Covers

Extruded T- 6 Cover Applications

  • Walkway Cover
  • Entrance Cover
  • Dock Cover
  • Hospitals Loading Covers 
  • Shopping Centers
  • Bus & RV Covers
  • School Bus Loading Canopy 

Extruded Cover Color Options:

All colors are approximate

Poles - Various types of standard and custom type of poles are used within any type of canopy construction. The total size and weight of the canopy must to be considered when you choose the right poles to hold up your canopy structure. Customer might want to choose to use a heavier pole structure to withstand a heavier wind, snow or ice load. This is a important part of any custom built canopy structure that is commonly overlooked.    

Structural Steel Poles -
3" x 3" - 14g or 11g Steel Sq Tubing - Red Oxide Premièred - Should be Painted 

3" x 3" - 14g or 12g Steel Sq Tubing - Galvanized

4" X 4" - 14g or 11g Steel Tubing - Red Oxide Premiered -  Can handle more structural loads and longer spans -

Decorative Poles Steel -  3" x 3" - 18g economical - Fluted Edge colored lock seam steel posts – White, Ivory, Bronze, Brown, Clay, Black -  
Decorative Poles Aluminum -  3” x 3” - .110 Extruded Aluminum posts – White, Ivory, Bronze, Clay - Can handle more structural loads -

4” x 4” - .125 Extruded Aluminum posts – White, Ivory, Bronze, Clear Anodized - Can handle more structural loads and longer spans

Columns -
There are Numerous & Various type of architectural type of columns in numerous types shapes and sizes can also be used

What do you want your carport canopy structure to look like?  

Translucent - Polycarbonate Structures Polycarbonate and Acrylic is a brilliant roofing solution, and a glass alternative. (a unique nearly unbreakable plastic that resists cracking and splitting and yet is extremely lightweight) Used as a high performance plastic it is suitable for a wide range of applications which require strength, resilience, durability, and clarity.

Double & Triple thick layered Ploy Sheets is key to our structural, durable, maintenance-free T-Bar Roof Systems. This isn't the flimsy 6mm or 1/4" product found in many of the big box store offerings that the hail will go though. At a full 16mm or 5/8" in thickness, it far outperforms the others in structural capabilities. Add to this it's UV blocking capabilities, It is hail resistance and has light diffusing properties. 

The translucent type of canopy structures offers protection from the elements in different upscale style.
The clear translucent panels allow light through but not damaging UV rays. It is also good for patio, pergola and sunrooms structures covers as well.

Solar Canopies - Save Money By Going Green - reduce our personal carbon footprint. Solar panels can be applied to your Sunroom, Carport or Patio Cover during construction. Solar energy is a cost-effective way to offset your energy costs while using it on a sunroom, a patio cover, a roof-over or any combination of them. We’re all trying to become more energy efficient, so what better way than to make your own energy? It is possible...

Safety Is always a the # 1 top-priority when building any type of structure. We don't want to get anyone hurt.

Code Requirements -  This typically involves providing your county or municipality's permitting office with your building plans, which will then be checked against local codes It is up the customer to do there research and to make sure that we are aware of any type of project requirements or specifications during the design stage of the structure. Note there are some newer and updated building code requirements within some cities that require the use of more, heavier and larger beams. Some customer want to go above the minimum building code requirements and build a heavier structure.

Building Permits If you are investing in a permanent carport structure, you will likely need to obtain a building permit from your county and/or municipality. A building Permits may or may not be required with any structure depending on your local authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ). Quotes do not include building permit application fees unless other wise written within your bid quote and are considered to be an additional serviced. Some customer supply there own building permits to save money. Each AHJ may have there own set of rules, regulations and requirements and that can very greatly from one jurisdiction to another and are subjected to changes without notice so it is impossible to keep up with it all different codes from all the different municipalities.
The customer has the responsibility to get informed to want is required within there own jurisdictions before building any structure. ABC may use a third party building permit outsource service to obtain and provide these building permit(s) for us for additional service fees. Regions outside our normal area if doing business may be asked to provide the own building permits because of travel fees and time restrictions.   

Designing & Engineering Services-  Design & Engineering services and / or architectural drawings are additional professional services. If you have a need these type of services to be provided we have third party sources that can provide these services with additional fees will apply.

Auguring, Core Drilling, Cement Pears -
Most Municipalities today requires and carport structure to be mounted into a approved cement pear or be attached to the surface of an existing concrete slab.
Auguring and core drilling slabs is available at additional service fees.
Estimates & Pricing - We custom build all types of  various types of canopy structures using various different types of building materials. There are several different types of building materials thickness, gauges and numerous other options that may dramatically effect each projects overall costs.There isn't a one size, style or cookie cutter type of canopies that fits all type of applications. As a matter of fact there are no two canopies just alike. There is no way we can give a price over the phone without looking at the site first and knowing what the customer is wanting to build in detail and what type of materials are going to used before any bid can be provided. We don't fly blind and just throw out any price figures. Most of various different building and product options are covered within the first visit then we all can have a clear understanding of how the project is to built then we might be able to give an project estimate going forward. We must first visit any project site in advance before giving any type estimates.  We can not give an estimate over the phone. We hope you understand !

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