|29 gauge||26 gauge|
|Prime||0.015" min||0.0185" min|
|Thrifty||0.0142" noM||0.018" nom|
All metal building components may seem to be the same, but they are definitely not. Smart metal buyers know what they are getting for their hard-earned money, and that less expensive metal is usually less expensive for a reason.
Metal Origin - Where was the metal made at -
American Made Steel ?
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 panels are being used. Various different manufactures used there own different types of various panel profiles so there are hundreds of different types of profiles being used today. Some of these panel profiles are proprietary to its manufacturer so it is important to know who manufactured your building composites.
R- Panel, U-Panel, M-Panel, Corrugated Panel, AG Panel, CF Panel, AP Panel, 4 inch Rib Panel, N-Deck, Standing Seam, Locking Seam, Dur-a-lock and several more. Different suppliers has different options as these are custom built to spec building materials.
This is the rust-inhibitor coating. It is under the paint and covers the steel.
Galvalume® outperforms long-term and has a 20-year "rust-through" warranty.
Galvanized does NOT have this warranty, but is better suited for animal confinement.
PAINT - Is the first thing that you see; and if you want it to look as good as it does now in 15 years, what type of paint matters.
Kynar best protection from fading and chalking
Siliconized Polyester most widely used with good protection against fading and chalking
POLYESTER poorest performance of the 3 types
The thicker the paint, the better the panel can weather the elements and protect the substrate. For prime material, the primer should be at least .2 mils thick and the paint at least .8 mils for a total of 1 mil thickness.
Prime 0.2 - 0.3 mils top primer, 0.7 - 0.8 mils top paint, 0.5 - 0.7 mils bottom paint including clear coat and backer paint.Thrifty 0.1 - 0.2 mils top primer, 0.5 - 0.6 mils top paint, 0.5 - 0.7 mils bottom paint including clear coat and backer paint.
Prime 40 year paint adhesion warranty; 30 year paint fade and chalk warranty.
Thrifty 10 year paint adhesion warranty.
Deal directly with the builder /contractor and bypass any middle-mans mark-up in there expensive overhead and sale commissions.
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.
Some projects require more... more imagination, more attention to detail, more skillful execution so ABC has partnered with some of the finest manufacturers of Playground Equipment, Shelters, Splashpads, Athletic Equipment, Outdoor and Site Amenities for most applications. We have partnered with some of the best outdoor structural manufactures in the business.
Residential & Commercial Carports provides shelter from rain, hail, snow, ice and blistering heat. Year round protection is available at a reasonable cost. Canopies, buildings and awnings are custom fabricated and installed to suit your needs. Carports of Oklahoma can provide you with that option as either a freestanding carport or an attached structure. We are familiar with designing and building all types of structures within Oklahoma to withstand our strong thunderstorms which can bring higher wind loads and harsh weather conditions.
Year round protection is available at an reasonable prices !
* 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 and its owner Glenn McCoy.
Picture Perfect - 20'x24'ft Flat pan carport canopy survived 120 mph straight line winds while it was 3/4 of the way completed in its construction. Located around the SW 89th and May area of OKC. Wicked storm with numerous tornados outbreak that blew over several trees and damaged many roofs in the area 06/2013. Customers was without power for several days because the utility power poles and large trees where down around the area.
Carports of Oklahoma provides residential and commercial carports and there related installation services in and around the Central region of Oklahoma area - no matter what the size of your carport project, we have the expertise to fit the carport to your specific local requirements. Our carports come in a wide range of materials, widths, heights and lengths as well as colors. Just let us know what your requirement may be.
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 project needs and requirements.
We invite you, read about our many custom canopy options!
A carport is a canopy structure consisting of a frame with a covering is fixed to it and provide a shelter and shade for a vehicle which is parked beneath it such as:
* Motor Coaches
* Mobile Homes
* Semi Tractor & Trailers
* Materials of all types
20X20 flat pan carport with a 14x 21 ft 10ft high flat pan RV shelter built 03/2014 in N.W. OKC
Today, there are various style and types of carport designs and materials at hat are used to build the structure. They are the best alternative to a garage for these reasons:
• Provide more ventilation
• Occupy less space
• Readily expandable
• Lesser cost
• Easily maintained
* Provides protection
Got a nice vehicle and your garage is full of your stuff you can't part with? Tired of running to the nearest canopy every time there is a storm ?
Structured Steel Frames & Canopies -
Cee Beam and Purlins - Full boxed frame with a multi-rib canopy covering.
Steel comes in various sizes, shapes, and style and combinations to fit any type of configuration and can be designed and built to meet type of code or standards. Various sizes and lengths of steel our used for different open spam to meet any building code requirement.
Standard RED OXCIDE premiered structural steel is used which can be painted, if required. Structural steel is also available in a Galvanized coated finish as an upgrade option. Various designs, styles and roof designs can be using metal or wood building materials. Its is not uncommon to build a metal frame and construct a wooden roof design such as a cable or various other roof designs.
A very strong commercial grade structured steel oversized 25'ft X20' ft double carport using 8" - inch high 14 gauge steel frame C-Beam & Purlin carport frame with 4 inch steel poles and using a duralock low profile multi-ribbed canopy top and side trim panel coverings.
Not all Steel carports are created equal! Before you spend your hard earned money on just anyone steel carport structure you should insist on one custom built from Carports of Oklahoma.
Ridged Red Iron / Steel carports are available in several different thickness and sizes Steel is stronger then aluminum and provide a great options for many of our customers canopy frame needs.
Structured Steel Red Iron or Galvanized Cee & I beams are available in various gauges and thickness depending on the span of the open structure.
It is always way better to over build it then to under build it, Just in case !
Carport structures also work well for horse shelters or equine loafing sheds, covers for travel trailers or fifth wheels and canopies for RV's as well as other application where shade and weather protection is needed!
Red Steel / Iron - Cee Beam & Purlin canopy frames can be custom built to any style, size and standards for use as a carport or patio covers.
Also referred to as Red oxidize primer steel they are strong and the top can be covered with any type of multi-rib flat panel coverings of your choosing.
These types of canopy make an attractive alternatives to any rolled formed or a insulated canopy covering.
The ridge steel frame members are available in different sizes from 3" to 12" inches high depending on its size and open spam.They can meet or exceed any building code requirements.
Its not complicated a full boxed canopy frame is also best !
Multi-Rib Panels - Ridge Steel Framing canopy covering - These panels are used in many industrial siding-roofing and carport applications, as well many metal building projects. The look the Multi-Rib covering panel provides is used in many pre-engineered metal building applications, but can be used in any roofing or siding applications that one desires. Standard lengths are 10' or 20' 25 Ft lengths, but can be produced custom sizes up to 45' length. The Multi- Rib Panel mirrors the Ultra-Rib, (or PBR, R- Panel Rib design) but has an overall height of 1-1/4" H, (as opposed to 1-1/2" High). Today we use some lower profile panel designs as there are many different panel designs. The thickness of these panels are available in different thickness such as 29 or 26 gauges. Multi-rib panels are available in numerous designs and color coating options and normally come with a color warranty of 25 years and can come up to 40 year color warranty. Some of these building panels are also now available as a insulated panel as well.
Color options for multi- rib panels with are available in a 26 ga and 29 ga options in various profile options.
All colors are approximate
What do want your canopy to look like?
Welded or Screwed together steel frames - Most carports are screwed together - All ridge steel frame canopy structures can be screwed together or they can be welded as am additional service option.
Galvanized Steel Canopy - Just like the red Iron steel frames and canopies but has a Galvanized steel is used to build durable and weather resistant carport structures. The galvanized steel frame are silver in color that is very similar to galvanized chain link fencing in colors are very but they are more weather resistant because the steel has been coated to help prevent any rusting. The best steel carport is constructed with a galvanized frame system, making the need to paint the frame virtually non-existent.
Don't get confused by any bent tubular galvanized steel carport frames as opposed to a much heavier Cee Beam and Purlins full boxed frame galvanized framed carport structure.
Aluminum Carports - Aluminum cost more then a steel structure and they are strong, light weight building material that will never rust. There are numerous designs of a aluminum carports and most use some type of a rolled form aluminum canopy pan that is locked to together to form a solid canopy top that is then screwed into some type of canopy frame structure. There are various forms of pan styles, designs and thickness (032, 050) and they all can make a attractive canopy structure. Some can come in a pre-engineered structure but most are custom fabricated then constructed on site using proven building construction technics.
20'X20'ft Steel flat pan carport with bark brown trim and Irovy color pans with a 10 inch beams built 03/2014 in Moore, OK
RV & Motor Coach Canopies - Any motorhome is a valuable investment and keeping it in good condition means ensuring protection from harsh weather environment such as wind, hail, rain and snow. Also the Sun and debris can ruin its expensive exterior. We offer high quality metal in various roof styles and sizes. Regular flat roof garages are the most economical but when you dealing with a larger motor coach a cable style roof structure may be better. We are sure to have carports and RV cover to fit your boat, car, motor coach, vehicle, camper, equipment, RV or travel trailers. We do not sell these flimsy bend tube types of covers.
T6061 extruded aluminum RV Cable style carport structure.
We can custom design and build you an canopy cover to serve any purpose. You will be pleased to find that our car covers or RV shade structures will fit even the tallest boat, motor coach & fifth wheel.
The longer the projection, the wider span, or the higher the carport canopy may be, the heavy the frame and the canopy materials should be to withstand the higher wind loads!
Freestanding Carports - A substantial number of carport customers also need their unit to be a freestanding. At Carport of OK we a build any type of carport structure.
Pergola Style - cedar wood 9 - 6X6 poles. 3 - car
30 X20ft X10ft structure with a metal canopy top recently built in Newalla, OK after the recent tornado which came though and leveled the Shawnee area.
Wood Carports - Carport of OK offers custom stick framed designed all types of shapes in sizes o wooden carports which make a great freestanding carport as well as attached carport option.
Not all customers looking for a carport are interested in a metal carport. Some may a combination metal and wood carport structure.
Wooden Carports provide customers the option to paint their carport system to blend with their home. Some people might like to extend the roof from there homes to use as a 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.
Porte Cochere carport structures.
Some want more then a carport and want an extensions of there house. Some want what is a called a Porte Cochere ? Porte cochere (pronounced "port-co-SHARE") It is a short portion of covered driveway, 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.
See our Porte cochere section on our main web page at http://www.abetterconstructionco.com for more information.
Types of Carport Designs
Lean Too Design
Flat top design
Free standing carport design.
Cantilever, Semi Cantilever and T-frame designs.
Cable style or pitched roof.
Carport Collapse - There are way too many light weight, flimsy, under built carport structures that are available on the market today. Most of time they are sold over the Internet by an out of State and almost always installed by "a here today and gone tomorrow sub-contactors" without a any insurance or workman comp that are willing to cut corners for the short term gains. Buyers should beware of those of those so called "portable" type of carports. Most of the "portable carports" strictures where never designed to park your expensive vehicle under. Why spend tens or hundreds of thousands on a car, boat or RV only to store it under a $595 flimsy blow down portable carport? They where originally designed to cover hay out in a field from getting wet and someone got the bright ideal they could be sold as a carports. I might park me lawn mower under one but not an expensive vehicle under one especially here in Oklahoma!
Insurance companies will not cover damages if any carport structure was constructed with ut meeting standard building code requirements and most not meet code requirements. Portable carport buyers beware!
Most consumers might get confused by the various light weight bent tubular "portable carport structures". Most of the time those canopies are light weight mainly to keep its cost and its shipping costs down. Those type of so called carports canopies should not be comparable to any type "permanent: carport structure that meets local and national building code requirements, no matter what the retailer might claim. Do it right the first time and you won't have to do it again!
You be the judge and the jury !
Portable Carport Kits - Some portable carport kits serves there purposes. At best the best type of portables have a lot more structure components and they might stand taller the 5ft high so you don't knock your head on them getting out of your car. The better built portable carport structure will offer a higher quality carport kit design, ones with a reinforced truss top canopy frame so they can withstand heavier wind and snow loads like we experience here in Oklahoma. Those type of portable carports cost a whole lot more then the ones you see on a street corner for $599 - $799 etc.
It is our experience that we can provide a much better carport structure for your hard earned money. Most cheaper portable carport structures are no more then few bent up fence posts with some light gauge metal screwed to them and should not be used as a carport structure.
Beware that most portable type canopy structures can become a flying UFO during one of our heavy thunder storms or may be damaged in one form or the other with your hard earned expansive cars, trucks or RV under it? Who pays, You do!
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 !
Don't be fouled, Beware of what comes in a box !
Permanent Carports - are made from much larger and heavier gauge steel or aluminum building components engineered for use in a carport structure. If portability is not an issue with your carport it is best that you consider a permanent carport structure. A shelter that is permanent is also going to be sturdier and longer lasting over time or during harsh weather conditions. Permanent structures is the only way to go as we live in tornado ally that is also prone to hail storms and higher wind conditions that are associated with such storms.
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.
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 that will apply
Code Requirements - The larger the carport and the higher it is up into the air the heavier the frame supports need to be. It is up the customer to make sure that we are aware of any requirements or specifications during the design stage of the structure. Note there are newer building code requirements within some cities when building a carport over 20 ft of clear span.
Building Permits may or may not be required with any structure depending on your local authorities having jurisdiction. Quotes do not include building permit application fees unless other wise written within your quote. Each town has the own set of rules and regulations. A third party building permit expeditor service may be used with additional service fees.
Estimates & Pricing - We custom build all types of various types of carports. There isn't a one size fits all type of carport that fits all types applications. There are several different types of frames & canopy types and materials and options as well as all types of installation requirements that may dramatically effect a projects overall costs of installing a canopy structure. There are also several different styles of a carports. There is no way we can give a price over the phone without looking at the site first. Most options are covered within the first visit then we all have a clear understanding of how the project is to built then we would be able to give an estimate. We must first visit your 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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Carports of Oklahoma
Where quality and pride in craftsmanship
Offering Quality Products & Services to:
Commercial Carports - Carports of OK not only offers residential carports, but we have worked with many commercial & industry customers to provide large carport systems for apartment complexes, parking structures and other needs.
Our cars and trucks are important assets that are continuously exposed to our ever changing weather conditions !
Large structured steel carport frame with a multi-rib steel top panels.
We custom engineer, design and manufacture most of our own carports and canopies to insure the 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 need. Our canopies have been used as:
Canopy covers are multi-purpose - From tea, coffee break areas to casual reading and smoking area, patio 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.
Rolled Formed Canopy W or Flat Pans - A rolled pan type of carport structures have been used for several years. Each carport or patio cover has several interlocking pans that are lock together to form one large strong canopy structure. Each interlocking pan is formed by using coiled flat stock material and sending that though a machine with a series of rollers designed to bend the flat stock materials into the formed shapes.
Note: The flat stock materials used to form rolled formed pan designs can be of aluminum or a coated steel building materials and can be of different thickness.
All rolled formed pans are not equal as different manufactures may use there own shapes to form there own unique pan designs.
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 X 20ft Aluminum Flat Pan carport in Ivory color installed in Shawnee, OK
Flat Pan Canopy Materials - The thickness of the carport roof "pans" depends on your particular application needs. The thickness for an aluminum roof pan is generally .019" to .048". This thickness works well with most awnings where there is little to no "snow-load" possibility or shorter spans.
Flat stock aluminum or coated steel material can be custom rolled into a formed pan materials and have the handsome baked-on finish as well as the strength to give you beauty, durability, and minimal maintenance cost. The carport pan materials are available in different colors although different manufacturers offer different color options. The Flat pans can be rolled into a 8, 12, 16, or 18 inches wide panels and can have a 3" inch high locking sides which makes and strong light weight canopy top. Noted there are several different thickness of pan options.
W Pans and Flat Pans material standard color options.
All colors are approximate.
Extruded "G" panel header material which is also used as a built-in drainage systems as well as side fascia - These materials are molded and pressed form to create it's G shape. They are rolled from aluminum or steel 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 rain gutter - and have manufactured formed corners to match the guttering for fascia trim materials.They are available in same colors as the above pan colors or like the following colors.
All of the above standard pan color options are available as Guttering or Fascia trim color options Plus the following colors are also available only as Guttering or Trim options only.
All colors are approximate.
Flat pan canopy with optional skylights to allow more sun light under the canopy structure.
W or Twin V Pan Cover - Our W or Twin V pan overhead canopies feature total aluminum or 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. The appearance blends in and will compliment any facility. The gutter system is designed to transport and dispose of water very rapidly.
A 20ft X 20ft 3 inch Insulated panel carport with attached walkway cover in N, OKC 63rd & May Ave area.
Insulated Cover LRP (Laminated Roof Panel) -Insulated roof panels are made with an EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) foam core. EPS is a high-performance insulation specified by architects nationwide for many of today’s energy efficient homes. Using these insulated panels with our patio components will create a strong, durable Patio Cover and Carports. Insulated Roof Panel Carport Systems consist of a three-inch thick expanded polystyrene core which is laminated with an orange-peel texture aluminum finish. Insulated Carports are built with a panel-interlock system which ensures easy installation and a structurally sound canopy system that is engineered to withstand the most extreme weather conditions.
These insulated canopy roof panels are excellent in hail prone areas as only the top of the panels may be effected by a hail storm and not the under side of the panels unlike any other panel. These panels can come in a 2" - 8" inch thick panels.
Insulated Panel Color Options - Note the Bronze color panels has to special ordered.
All colors are approximate.
Insulated Roof Carports Systems are the perfect product to provide shade, and give protection from rain, hail, or snow. Insulated canopies not only offer more installation between you and the sun but they also offer less noise as won't hear as much of that pinging noise when it is raining like you might with steel or aluminum rolled form structure.
Heavy Duty - Commercial Grade - T6061/63 T6 Extruded Aluminum Canopies - Extruded Aluminum Alloy - Carports of OK offers extruded covers, as well as more economical pan roll-formed covers for any application.
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.
Extruded Canopy Covers - Carports of OK offers T6061 T6 extruded aluminum canopy covers for commercial and industrial applications. Custom shapes and finishes are available upon request.
Extruded T- 60** Cover Applications
Extruded Cover Color Options:
All colors are approximate.
Strong free standing Pre-fabricated single car translucent canopy kits that can be moved in the future if needed. More canopy types are available.
Translucent - Polycarbonate & Acrylic Carport Structures - Polycarbonate and acrylic is a brilliant roofing solution, and 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.
ACRYLITE® IMPACT Double-Skinned Sheet 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. 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's hail resistance, light diffusing properties and No Drip surface. You'll soon discover in virtually all aspects, there are few products to match it.
Carports of Oklahoma offers quality outdoor Polycarbonate and Acrylic structures suitable for Carport and Patio canopy structures. The translucent type of carport structures offers protection from the elements and a curved upscale style. The clear translucent panels allow light through but not damaging UV rays. Included gutters direct rainwater to the ends and allow for rainwater collection. Cover your car, patio or other outdoor seating area with this strong, versatile, maintenance free structure. Low Maintenance, Powder coated aluminum frame and galvanized steel frame is rust resistant and easy to clean with your garden hose . Anchors to concrete pad or footings
Most carport canopies can be used for a patio coverings as well !
Translucent type of a Lean too style of canopy can be used as a carport canopy. Let the light come though!
Solar Canopies - Save Money By Going Green - reduce our personal carbon footprint. Solar panels can be applied to your Sunroom, Carport or Patio Cover. 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?
Why a Integrated Solar Design PV Canopies?
1-yr old Patio area flat-pan canopy that survived a tornado that hit near S.E. I-240 and Sooner Rd at the Mid-America Business Park and took the roof of the building that it is attached too. The canopy is a flat pan top cover with a insulated wind wall.
Safety: - is always a top-priority when considering what type of carport system to purchase.
Warranties: - 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 60 months from date of completion. Limited 24 month Craftsman Warranty- Your carport Patio 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.