What is the Regular Roof Style for Steel Carports?
Even if you’ve owned a metal carport before, you may not know your regular roof style from your A-frame or boxed eave design. Regular roof metal carports feature:
- Metal roofing panels and siding that runs along the length of the carport rather than down from the peak of the gable
- Curved edges that run closely along the walls of the carport rather than projecting past the edges as eaves
- Enclosed ends to limit the air flow that gets under the roof to create lifting damage.
What Makes This Style Different from Other Metal Carports?
All other roof styles are based on an A-frame style of structuring the roof. A-frame roofs can be open on the ends, while regular roof metal carports generally require closed ends for stability. Regular roof steel carports tend to cost the least when compared to designs with other roof styles. If you live in an area where heavy snow loads or high storm winds are a concern for any outdoor structure, you definitely need regular roof metal carports. All of the same color options are available for regular roof steel carports, so don’t assume you’re stuck with a specific style of roof just to get the color that matches your home’s siding or roofing. The curved edges of a regular roof metal carport also allow you to locate the structure right next to an existing wall or eave without worrying about a conflicting fit.
Can You Add Walls to Regular Roof Metal Carports?
As with almost all types of metal structures, you can definitely add walls to enclose any regular roof metal carports. Some homeowners request just one sidewall to block high winds, while others request all four sides fully enclosed to turn an open carport into a basic building. The style of the roof doesn’t prevent the attachment of walls, it just affects how the walls must be attached. It’s generally easier to add walls to regular roof steel carports during the initial design and manufacturing rather than later, but it’s still possible to retrofit this kind of carport.