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Carolina Carports Roof Styles


Standard / Regular Style



The Standard / Regular Style Roof comes with the Standard Horizontal Roof. The roof panels run parallel to the side of the carport.  The roof panels of this metal building run from front to back causing water to drain off of the front or back. When choosing this style, inform your installer which end of the building is to be lowered for drainage.

Roof panels wrap around the roof to the top of the legs with no building overhang.

We also offer a variety of options with our Standard Style Roofs. You can add additional leg height (up to 12' high), panels down the side to keep the blowing rain and dust off of your vehicles or equipment, extra bracing for wind certification if not anchored to concrete, 12 Gauge frame for higher wind load and/or other options when ordering. We build custom configurations according to your needs and specifications.

Our carports can be installed on the ground, on concrete, or on asphalt.  If you need assistance with your slab, talk to your representative.





Click here to watch brief video description of the Regular Roof Style.





Boxed Eave Style



The Boxed Eave Style Roof comes with the Standard Horizontal Roof. The roof panels run parallel to the side of the carport.  You can have the roof panels installed vertically on this style for additional cost. The roof panels of this metal building run from front to back causing water to drain off of the front or back. When choosing this style, inform your installer which end of the building is to be lowered for drainage.

Roof panels continue past the ledge over the boxed trim to form an overhang.

We also offer a variety of options with our Boxed Eave Style Roofs. You can add additional leg height (up to 12' high), panels down the side to keep the blowing rain and dust off of your vehicles or equipment, extra bracing for wind certification if not anchored to concrete, 12 Gauge frame for higher wind load and/or other options when ordering. We build custom configurations according to your needs and specifications.

Our carports can be installed on the ground, on concrete, or on asphalt.  If you need assistance with your slab, talk to your representative.




Click here to watch brief video description of the Boxed Eave Roof Style.





Vertical Style



The ridges of the Vertical Style Roof panels run from the top of the carport to the sides and have "Purlins", (a horizontal beam along the length of a roof, resting on a main rafter and supporting the common rafters or boards). This roof configuration displaces water, leaves, etc., much more efficiently and water will not pond on the roof.

The vertical style roof is recommended in areas with trees or significant rain due to the lack of trim, which catches debris.

Roof panels continue past the ledge over the boxed trim to form an overhang.

We also offer a variety of options with our Boxed Eave Style Roofs. You can add additional leg height (up to 12' high), panels down the side to keep the blowing rain and dust off of your vehicles or equipment, extra bracing for wind certification if not anchored to concrete, 12 Gauge frame for higher wind load and/or other options when ordering. We build custom configurations according to your needs and specifications.

Our carports can be installed on the ground, on concrete, or on asphalt.  If you need assistance with your slab, talk to your representative.


Click here to watch brief video description of the Vertical Roof Style.




Carolina Commercial Buildings can be a great investment. One step up from a carport, they are more expensive but can be used for a wider range of purposes. If you live in a rural area, these metal buildings can be used to store machinery and food as well as vehicles. If you’re concerned about the safety of your tools or your vehicles, then a Carolina metal building can help you protect against theft and the weather simultaneously.

When researching metal buildings, you need to work out the planning and regulations beforehand so you’re prepared. This is especially true if you’re leasing land or property. If you’re installing a metal building on a tenant’s land, then make sure that they are aware of how long the job will take to complete and show that you’ve considered their welfare. When installing a steel building on commercial property, it’s always best to check with your local authority about what planning permission is needed before you make a costly mistake.

As metal buildings are heavy and generally permanent fixtures, you need to ensure that you carry out the proper checks to ensure the land is suitable and the foundations are correct and can support the building.

Another aspect of the metal building buying process is quality. Quality is one of the top three things to consider for your metal construction or metal structure because buildings, like carports, can get very expensive; especially if you’re working with a custom made design. Let us, at Enterprise Center, help you in your planning and purchasing of your building.


14 Gauge Frame

The 14 gauge metal buildings are our most popular style. 14 gauge carports are constructed with 2.5 in. square tubing and meet all industry standards.

12 Gauge Frame

Our 12 gauge metal buildings are constructed from a more rigid 2.25 in. square tubing which is covered by a limited warranty. This warranty of 20 years covers against rust through the frame. This unit gives peace of mind through higher tinsel strength and thickness of material.

Certified Carport

This unit is typically installed in areas that require building permits. Certified metal buildings come with an engineer’s blue print. Certified Carports are guaranteed to withstand up to a 130 MPH wind and up to a 45 PSI snow load. (Wind and snow loads vary by state.) These certified metal buildings are available in 14 and 12 gauge.

*The standard anchors for our 14 and 12 gauge carports are rebar and concrete anchors. Certified carports come with mobile home anchors for ground installation and concrete anchors for cement installation included in the price.


Before You Build


Here are some things you should know when considering building a metal building:

• Carolina Carports Inc. recommends concrete be 1 ft. shorter than metal building roof length

• Concrete must be level and square corner to corner.

• Return trip fees will be applied if metal building is not installed due to concrete issues.

• Carolina Carports Inc. strongly recommends that all metal buildings over 36 ft. long have a vertical roof style.

• The customer must sign a waiver on regular or boxed eave style roofs on metal buildings longer than 36 ft. due to potential issues at the seams.
• Carolina Carports Inc. is not responsible for leaks under the base rails.


A metal frame carport and metal carport, is ultimately an investment in your land and/or property. A high quality Carolina Carport will last a lifetime and require very little maintenance whilst providing a dependable storage solution for your car, truck or other vehicle.

In these times, everyone is keeping a close eye on their money and looking for ways to cut back. Even though metal frame carports aren’t cheap, they can actually save you time and money in the long run as well as helping to improve the value of your property. A metal frame carport means you can cut back on the time and/or cost of cleaning and maintaining your car. Adding sides to your metal carport increases your protection and also helps keep your vehicles more secure.

In spring and summer, a metal frame carport protects your car from wildlife who may sit on, walk across, damage or poop on your vehicles, again wasting your time and money in cleaning or repair costs. If you live in a rural or green area, then bits of foliage and pollen can easily stick to your car sides and roof. A metal frame carport will prevent this problem and ensure that your car remains in great condition. If you live in a suburban area or city, then a carport will provide some protection against rowdy kids’ games. As metal frame carports are almost always aluminum or steel construction, they are extremely hardy and when installed properly you know that there is no danger of them wearing away or potentially damaging your car or truck.