We are a dealer for Midwest Steel Carports.
We offer many styles including carports, garages, barns, RV covers, workshops, & more! Call our office at 989-486-9699
to get a custom quote.
WHAT ROOF STYLE IS BEST FOR ME?
Standard Roof – Good
Standard or known as “Regular” roof style have rounded corners. The regular roof has no trim on your eaves, ridge cap, nor purlins (hat channel) making it cost effective option. Standard roofs are best used in areas that experience fair weather year round.
A-Frame Horizontal Roof – Better
A-Frame Horizontal roofs give your structure a residential look. The sheet panels run from side to side and does not have purlins or ridge cap. The increase in price to upgrade to A-Frame Horizontal is the additional welding needed on your trusses (bows). An excellent option to keep your residential look for residential areas for a minimum upgrade costs.
A-Frame Vertical Roof – Best
Known as the best choice for areas that experience extreme weather conditions, the vertical roof style is hands down the best choice for Michigan weather. The roof panels run from the pitch to the eaves causing heavy snows, rain, and natural elements to slide off the roof easily. In order to tie down the panels to the structure, we must add purlins or hat channels lengthwise making the structure more rigid. The finished look with special trim all around the roof and ridge cap makes this roof style the best option.
WHAT SIZE DO YOU RECOMMEND?
Note: This is only an estimation. It is customer’s duty to measure what size best fits their needs.
Selecting the right width for you carport will depend on what you are using your building for. We carry widths from 12 – 60 wide. See our guideline below for our recommendations.
Your length will vary based on your needs. Our standard lengths start at 20′ and increment every 5′. Just remember, the roof is 1′ foot longer due to 6″ overhang on each end. For example, if you buy a 12x20 carport, your roof will be 12x21.
The height or also known as “eaves” is where the sidewall meets the truss (bow). We carry a standard 4/12 pitch on our standard structures. If you plan to enclose your metal carport, make sure to select a leg height that is 1 foot taller than roll up door height.
12 Wide – Single Car, Truck, SUV, RV
18 Wide – 2 compact cars
20 Wide – 2 sedan size cars
22 Wide – 2 full size cars, trucks, or SUVs
24 Wide – 2 oversize trucks or SUVs. Open doors with ease.
30 Wide – 3 Trucks or SUVs
20 Long – Compact Cars and Traditional Pickups. The average lengths of pickup trucks is 17 ft.
25 Long – Class 3 Type Trucks i.e F-350, Fishing boats
30 Long – Most Class C Motorhomes
35 Long – Most Fifth Wheelers, Pop Up Campers
40 + Long – Most Class A Motorhome
6′ -7′ Height – Perfect height for sheds to store tools, lawnmowers etc
8′ -9′ Height – Cars, Trucks, SUVs. Majority of garage doors fit in this height
10-11′ Height – Workshops, Garages, and some Motorhomes
12+ – RVs, Motorhomes, Semi-trucks
WHAT COLOR OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?
20 Colors to Choose From
With a 40 Year Weather X Warranty, Midwest Steel Carports offers the best durable quality sheet panels in the industry. You can choose your roof, sides, and trim color at no additional charge. We understand you may want to match the colors to your house so contact us so we can send you a physical sample. You can also choose from a selection of colors for your garage doors. Contact us today so we you can work with our specialist by phone or email to the devise the right structure that fits your needs.
Note: Copper Metallic is an additional charge.
Vertical Two – Tone is an additional charge.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 14 AND 12 GAUGE?
Heavy Duty Option – High Tensile Strength
Best for heavy snow loads and high winds
20 Year Warranty on Rust Through of Frame
2 -1/4″ x 2 -1/4″ in diameter
The smaller the number, the thicker and stronger the material. We offer two different options to choose from and both are certified.