Frequently Asked Questions

What are the delivery times?

Delivery times refer to the times that our professionals can deliver your metal building to your property. Delivery times are also known as lead times. If you want to know about our delivery times at Mr. Carports, you can easily reach out to our customer representative for information at (877) 350-5464.

Mr. Carports offers a personalized delivery schedule anytime you order for a metal building. However, it would help if you understood that while Mr. Carports has some of the fastest and efficient delivery routes, certain factors can prolong or cause an increase in lead times. Examples of those factors include design factors, location, building demand, customization options, and weather conditions. With over 35 years of combined experience in the industry, you can trust Mr. Carports and its team of experts.

How do I order a metal building from Mr. Carports?

If you’re interested in ordering a metal building from Mr. Carports, you have some options to choose from.

You can either order online from Mr. Carports or place a call to Mr. Carports’ sales department at (877) 350-5464. Ordering online has some perks, including a product catalog that allows you to pick the style of metal building you want and specify a design for your structure.

What makes metal buildings from Mr. Carports special?

Investing in purchasing a metal building is a great way to increase your property’s value and add ample functional space all at the same time. Mr. Carports is the best metal building dealer in the country. We offer only top-quality steel buildings, and we have the fastest lead time in the industry. Our friendly and knowledgeable experts will make sure you get the metal building of your dreams. We specialize in metal buildings for residential, commercial, agricultural, and semi-industrial settings.

Our state of the art designs are functional and aesthetically appealing, they are easy to customize and can be used in any setting. To get the perfect metal building for all of your needs, give us a call today at (877) 350-5464

Can I turn a carport into a metal garage at a later date?

You definitely can. One thing metal buildings from Mr. Carports are known for is versatility. For this reason, Mr. Carports advises that you should consider future alternative use when ordering or designing your metal carport. However, keep in mind that Mr. Carports can only assist you in turning your carport into a metal garage if, and only if the carport is a product from Mr. Carports. It would be impossible to convert another company’s product mainly because of the difference in metal building manufacturing and designing.

Please note that if you have plans to convert any metal building in the future, you should consult with the representatives at Mr. Carports for advice and assistance. Call today at (877) 350-5464.

Do you offer different styles of metal buildings?

Mr. Carports is one of the best dealers of metal buildings in the country. We are proud to offer you a wide variety of buildings to choose from to meet all of your building needs. Metal buildings come in a great range of styles, including metal carports, metal garages, metal barns, metal building homes, commercial metal buildings, clear span buildings, metal workshop buildings, and metal warehouses.

What size should my concrete pad be?

Typically your concrete pad should be at least 4 inches thick, but if you intend your metal building to withstand a heavy load, you should go for a concrete pad that is 6 inches thick. Contractors usually recommend the 6 inches concrete pad to allow for better anchoring and to remove the possibility of cracking due to heavy load.

Additionally, do you live in an area where there are building codes or regulations? You should check with the appropriate authorities to determine if the building codes recommend a specific size and thickness for your concrete pad. Note that your local building codes will always supersede our recommendations.

What materials do you build metal buildings and carports with?

Metal buildings and carports from Mr. Carports are built with galvanized steel components. Steel is generally stronger and more durable than wood, so this is generally a good idea. Among the metal building components, you’ll find in your metal carport or garage is a steel gauge frame, steel roofing sheet, anchors, and so on.

Professionals frame steel, and metal garages with 14 gauge galvanized steel tubes. You can also use the 12 gauge galvanized steel tubing (which is the more robust alternative) for the framing, but that would cost a little more than the 14 gauge tube framing. The 12 gauge steel frame from Mr. Carports is thicker and stronger and comes with a 20-year rust warranty.

What makes a steel building certified?

To be considered certified, a professional will design and engineer the building specifically to withstand established industry ratings for wind speed and snow loads. It is common for localities that require building permits for metal buildings to require that the metal buildings being installed are certified as well.

Even if a certification is not required, having a certified metal building is a good idea because certified facilities come with better engineering and support, such as additional braces, screws, and anchors that uncertified buildings do not come with. Mr. Carports can provide you with the best-certified buildings on the market.

Does a metal building require a building permit?

Many local governments require building permits for the installation of buildings over 120 square feet. You should consult your local building department for information regarding requirements for permits for metal buildings. This is especially important when an installation requires engineering and foundation work to be completed as well. Not obtaining the correct building permits can result in unwanted fines and unnecessary legal challenges.

Can I purchase a metal building kit from you?

Yes. Mr. Carports has an abundance of metal building kits for you to choose from. When you buy one of our metal building kits, you will get all of the materials and accessories that you need to start building your structure immediately. You won’t have to wait or have to hire professionals to help. You can make this a purely DIY project and still rest assured that you have a top-quality metal building made from the very best materials.

How are pre-engineered buildings priced?

There is no specific answer to this question. There are so many variables and options available when it comes to metal buildings that it is not possible to give one specific general price. Specific building codes in your area may require a particular gauge of steel frame or a certain number of doors or windows, and these things will all affect the price. How long, wide, and tall your building is will also play a role in determining the price. Unique design features and accessories may add to the cost as well. Beyond these costs, outside expenses may be added, such as permitting fees, excavation, site preparation, and utility hookups.

How do I prepare my site for my metal building to be installed?

The most critical aspect of site preparation is to ensure that your land is level. If your ground is not level or has poor quality soil that will be unable to adequately support the building, you may need to consider having a foundation installed. The experts at Mr. Carports will be able to advise you of any of these considerations.

What is the pitch of the roof on carports?

The roof pitch of your carport, garage, and other metal buildings varies according to the size and width of your carport. However, the standard or regular carport roof pitch is 3/12. While that of A-Frame horizontal roof and vertical roof carport or garages is approximately 4/12 pitch.

How are the carports and metal garages anchored?

You can anchor carports and metal garages to various surfaces; that includes the ground, asphalt, concrete, and so on.

  • Anchoring to the ground: you can anchor your carport and metal garage to the ground — this would typically be on gravel, grass, or dirt. Contractors usually use 32” rebar anchors for uncertified metal buildings — carports, garages, etc. In contrast, experts anchor certified metal buildings with standard mobile home anchors, which give more strength and stability to your facility. Please note that you can also use mobile home anchors for uncertified metal buildings.
  • Anchoring to concrete: experts regard concrete foundations as the best and most stable type of metal building base available. Your metal building can be anchored for free to the concrete by using concrete anchors. However, you must ensure that your concrete pad is a smooth flat surface with nothing sticking out of it.
  • Anchoring to asphalt: you can only use 32 inches rebar anchors when you’re using an asphalt base foundation for your carports and metal buildings. That gives your building more strength and durability.

What is J-Trim?

Do you put that piece of construction material at the edge or end of your roofing sheet to lock it in place? Does it add to your building’s structural integrity? The J-TRIM piece is not a compulsory component during a metal building installation— that is, you can either decide to include it or not. It is important to note that you can find space for a J-Trim piece no matter the roofing style you adopt.

In a regular roof building, the J-Trim is available if the sides are fully or partially open. The J-Trim piece runs along both sides of the building to where the roofing sheet stops. Also, with a vertical or A-Frame horizontal roof building, the J-Trim piece is only available if the building sides are partially closed.

In addition to the above, the J-Trim piece also adds to the aesthetic quality of your metal building. It also acts as a protection of sorts against grave head injury if your steel building does not have much height.

Is the delivery and installation fee included in the total cost of metal buildings?

Well, this depends on certain conditions. Ordinarily, Mr. Carports includes delivery and installation fees in the total cost of your metal building. However, this is not a compulsory condition for patronizing Mr. Carports. Mr. Carports grants you a measure of flexibility regarding their services — you can always go the Do–It–Yourself route.


Are metal buildings customizable?

One of the best features of metal buildings is how customizable they are. There are so many different ways you can alter a metal building to meet your exact needs. Mr. Carports offer a great variety of choices in building sizes and colors. There are many styles of roofs, windows, and doors that provide both functional and aesthetic features. You even have options in anchors and certifications.

What is the difference between a closed gable and a certified closed gable?

The only and key difference between closed gable and certified gable concerns the issue of certification. Certified gable has more steel components included in its framing than closed gables. Note that if you have a certified metal building, using a closed gable will decertify it. So it would be best if you used only certified gables to keep your metal building certified.

How soon will my building be installed?

Mr. Carports have the quickest lead times in the metal building industry. We value your time, so we strive to get our metal buildings delivered and installed as quickly as possible. In general, we can have your structure delivered to your property and installed in just 4 to 6 weeks after you place your order.

What difference does the steel gauge of the steel make?

The gauge measures how thick a piece of metal is. Mr. Carports offers both 12 and 14 gauge steel framing. Both will provide a durable and robust structure that you can use safely for years to come. We offer 14-gauge steel framing, which is the norm across the industry and is our more budget-friendly option.14-gauge steel framing is very strong, will get the job done, and will last for years to come. 12-gauge steel framing has a smaller diameter, which gives it higher tensile strength. This is why we recommend 12-gauge steel framing for regions that face heavier snowfalls and higher wind speeds.