FAQ’s

  • Why should I consider a vertical roof versus a horizontal roof in my metal building?
    The maximum length of a horizontal panel is 31'. Any carport or building over 31' will have two panels seamed. This does have the possibility of leaking in the future. Also as explained on sections of the website, the ridges of the steel panels in a horizontal roof run parallel to the sides and ridge of the carport or garage. Water, snow, etc., will drain to the front and back of the building, towards the door openings. If the building is perfectly level, water will ten to pond on a horizontally installed roof. On a vertical roof, the ridges of the steel panels run from the top of the carport or garage to the sides. This roof configuration displaces water, snow, etc., much more efficiently, and water will not pond on the roof. You receive a 20 Year Limited Rust Thru Warranty On All Lengths Of Vertical Roof Style Metal Carports & Metal Buildings, but on Horizontal Roofs Only Up To 31' long are covered under the warranty.
    What materials are used to make the structures?
    The majority of components utilized in our frames are made of 2 1/4" by 2 1/4" galvanized steel tubing for 12 gauge buildings and 2 1/2" by 2 1/2" for 14 gauge buildings.
    What methods are used to anchor the carport and garages?
    There are three anchoring types. If the structure were to be mounted to a concrete pad or footing, then traditional concrete wedge anchors would be used. We offer a 30 inch rebar anchor that is intended for use when a structure is mounted directly to dirt or gravel surface. On our certified buildings, a helical mobile home anchor is used. On non-certified structures, these can be purchased as an optional item.
    How long does it take from the time I place my order until the time the building is installed?
    The majority of our installations are completed in 3-6 weeks!
    What are the tallest legs that can be ordered?
    The tallest legs that can be ordered are 12 feet. Our installation professionals are equipped with the tools to to handle installations of up to 12 feet.
    What preparation should be completed before my building is installed?
    Insure that the site designated for product installation is a flat and square surface. In order to provide you with affordable products, with quick installation, site preparation, as well as building permits, are the responsibility of the customer. The customer is responsible for any local permits, covenant searches, rights of way, set-back restrictions, etc.
    Will ordering direct from Eagle Carports result in a lower price?
    No! They will take your order but the price will not be any lower. They would prefer that you visit us, a partner/dealer.
    What are the on center spacing of the frame legs/bows?
    As a general rule, the spacing of the frame legs/bows are 4 feet or 5 feet on center.
    If installing a garage door what leg height would I need?
    If installing garage door centered on the end (width of building) the leg height can be the same height as the garage door. If installing two garage doors on the end (depending on width of building) the legs need to be 1 foot to two feet taller than the doors. If installing a garage door on the side (length of building) the legs need to be 2 feet taller than the door.