Quality Carports buildings are manufactured to Engineer Specifications. Our standard carports are manufactured to withstand 20Lb PSF Ground snow load, we also build metal structures up to 100Lb PSF Ground snow load for areas with high elevations.
Are you planning on building a carport or garage in an area that requires a higher snow load? We offer heavy snow load metal buildings, that are constructed with the our heaviest materials (12 gauge steel), and most of the time the trusses and leg-post are closer each other, we also install a C-brace on every leg-post on all of our certified 40Lb PSF and greater.
Metal structures make excellent garages, sheds, carports, canopies, carport covers, shelters, boat canopy covers, shed garage kits, RV covers, barn storage buildings, sheet metal buildings, metal sheds kits, and much more. Any of these types of buildings can reach any snow load needed.
Quality Carports, Inc., can provide Engineered Drawings for an additional charge, wind and snow load certification are available for any of our metal carports and steel garages. When the engineer drawings are purchased, you will receive a full set of specifications on how your building will be constructed.
Please find below a helpful chart that can assist you in choosing the building that will best fulfil your snow load needs (if further questions or concerns please contact your city or county building department for specific details and requirements)
Snow Load is based on PSF (Pounds per Square Foot), below are some Standard Requirements:
10 Pounds PSF Live or Ground Snow Load – Generally refers to rain fall.
20 Pounds PSF Live or Ground Snow Load – Moderate Snow Fall or Minimum for Carports.
25 Pounds PSF Ground Snow Load – Moderate Snow Fall.
30 Pounds PSF Ground Snow Load – Moderate to Heavy Snow Fall.
40 Pounds PSF Ground Snow Load – Heavy Mountain Snow Fall.
60 Pounds PSF Ground Snow Load – High Mountain Snow Fall.
90 Pounds PSF Ground Snow Load – Extreme High Mountain Snow Fall.