Depending on what you specifically require, there are three different types of carport roof styles available. Many customers new to installing carports don’t understand the differences, pricing, and advantages of each roof style, but here we’ll provide a breakdown of these roof options and explain which is the best option for you.
Standard Roof Style
Standard carport roofs, also known as “regular” roofs, have rounded corners and are among the most popular choices.
The roof has no ridge cap, trim, or purlins, which makes it one of the less expensive choices. They are ideal for use in areas where fair weather is typical. However, they’re not the best option for harsh climates and weather conditions. With the right enhancements, these roofs can last for many years.
If you want to save money on your carport and it isn’t necessary to protect vehicles from harsh conditions, this is likely the go-to for you. If you want something a bit stronger and more durable, you’re better off going with one of our two A-frame roof styles.
A-Frame Horizontal Carport Roof Style
The A-frame horizontal roof, or “boxed eave” roof, can give your carport a more residential appearance, with sheet panels that run from one side to another without any ridge cap or purlins. The higher cost of upgrading to A-frame horizontal roofs is due to the added box eave trim on the sides along with the welding needed on the trusses.
Ultimately this roof style is best for storing vehicles in a residential area with a fair climate if you simply need a slight upgrade from the standard roof.
A-Frame Vertical Roof Style
Commonly regarded as the best roof style to get for any carport, the A-frame vertical roof is capable of withstanding extreme weather conditions, unlike the other two models. Roof panels run along between the pitch and the eaves, which allows every element from rain and snow to other natural debris to slide off the roof with ease.
In addition to its already stable nature, you can enhance it with additions such as extra braces, bows and anchors to make it nearly indestructible. The durability and longevity you’ll get from the A-frame vertical roof styles truly makes them the best choices when installing a carport.
Choose the Roof Style That’s Right for Your Application
When looking for a carport roof style, it’s important to choose what meets your needs. While most installers will recommend the A-frame vertical roof style, you may only need a standard or A-frame horizontal model to protect against damage in fair weather when working with a tighter budget. Whether you need the installation of a heavy-duty A-frame vertical-roofed carport or something lighter, we have what you need here at Carport Kingdom.
You’ll benefit from a top-quality installation that gives your vehicles the protection they need, from compact cars to RVs.