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Trim

For finished appearance.

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Leg

Main support of the metal garage, also considered as the height.

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Base Rail

Foundation for our buildings.

Horizontal Roof Carports

A metal carport is a great way to keep your vehicles or other items safe from the weather. At American Steel, we offer a full range of options to help you get the best carport for your needs. Browse our horizontal carports below, or build a custom structure today!

There are many decisions to make when you pick out a carport. You’ll need to decide on the size and shape of the carport, the color, and some other factors. Among those other factors is the orientation of the roof, which is a more important element than it might seem at first. There are two main categories—horizontal roof and vertical roof. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses to consider.

If you are considering a horizontal roof carport from American Steel, you were probably attracted to one thing above all else—the cost. Simply put, a horizontal carport is going to cost less than a vertical carport in nearly every instance. The horizontal layout of the roof means that less structure is needed beneath it, lowering the overall cost. You certainly need to think about more than just saving money when making your decision, but when trying to stick to a tight budget, horizontal roof models are often the way to go.

Think about what will happen when precipitation lands on a horizontal roof as compared to a vertical roof, and you will understand the tradeoff that you’ll be making with this purchase. A vertical carport does a great job of shedding rain and snow, since the roof panels are oriented in such a way that it can just flow right off without any trouble. In a horizontal orientation, that precipitation is going to need to move off the front or the back, instead of the sides.

That’s a less-efficient option, and it means that your carport may not be able to get rid of rain and snow quite so easily. With that said, some buyers are not going to need to concern themselves with that issue. For instance, if you live in a dry environment where heavy rain or snow is uncommon, the horizontal layout might work perfectly for your needs. Or, if the carport is going to be set partially under some trees where it will have a degree of protection from rain and snow, the horizontal pattern may work beautifully.

ENGINEER CERTIFIED.

Our products are made to meet your state codes, and we can even offer engineer certification for other requirements like wind load resistance upon request.

20 YEARS WARRANTY.

To give you peace of mind, we provide a 20-year rust warranty (on our 12-gauge tubing). We also offer a 90 MPH wind warranty and 4-season workmanship warranty.

DELIVERY + INSTALLATION.

We take care of everything from start to finish. Provide us with level land and we’ll do the rest.

90 MPH WIND WARRANTY.

Stronger Lasts Longer. With the optional wind warranty packages your structure is guaranteed to withstand harsh winds, plain and simple. Wind warranty packages start from 90 mph and up.

360 ROOF BRACING.

Our metal buildings are reinforced with braces on every corner and center of every truss. These braces are put in place to ensure your shelter remains squared and stable for extra strength, while preventing the roof from caving.

4 SEASON WORKMANSHIP WARRANTY.

With the 4 season workmanship warranty, we are standing behind our product throughout the four seasons. Your metal unit will be protected from the natural elements such as heavy snow loads, harsh winds, blazing heat, and anything in between. We have your back.

Color Options

American Steel Carports, Inc. offers 15 different color options that you can choose from, making it easier to match the surroundings. Our panels are 29 gauge steel. They are available in standard lengths of 21’, 26’ and 31’.

Affordable Upgrades

Our standard carport features 360-degree roof bracing that is strong enough for a variety of situations. But you may need a bit more strength to deal with your particular environment. If that’s the case, you can speak with our team about adjustments such as extra trusses or larger braces.

COLORED SCREWS

30″ x 53″ DOUBLE PANE WINDOW

36″ x 36″ DOUBLE PANE WINDOW

DELUXE WINDOW

WALK-IN DOORS

“TEXAS CUT” OR
“45° CUTS”

BRACES

TRUSSES

INSULATION

SKYLIGHTS

Order Today

As you can see, there is plenty to like about a horizontal carport. With an affordable price tag and the basic functions that you need, it’s certainly worth weighing this possibility versus a vertical roof style. Place your order today! We look forward to serving you!

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Do you have questions, comments, or concerns? Please contact us whether you’re a potential dealer, customer, or simply researching our product. We’re here to serve you.

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