Buyers Info Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

Glossary of frequently used terms.

The square tubing along the base of the building onto which the legs are attached.

The bow is single-piece square tubing bent to make the roof of the building on Regular roof style buildings.

Used as a finishing touch on boxed eve carport designs. The trim provides a boxy look on the sides of the carport.

Sometimes referred to as wedge achors, concrete anchors are used in building installations on concrete in place of rebar anchors.

Corner braces are U-shaped channels that are used to assist in reinforcing the structure of the building. On all of our building, four 2’ long corner braces come standard, and are installed on each corner of the building. Additional corner braces are available at additional cost. We recommend the use of 2’ long corner braces on each building leg (2 per bow). For buildings with legs that are longer than 8’ , we recommend that customers upgrade to 4’ corner braces on each corner, and we also recommend that they be installed on each building leg (2 per bow).

Used as decoration on the corners of the buildings to provide a finish look.

A steel panel, usually installed horizontally, with the same curve as the bow of the building. They can be installed on either end of the building, and they extend from the top of the legs up. Gable ends can be installed vertically at an additional cost.

Our garage doors are the roll up type.  They retract into a cylinder above the door opening.  We offer a variety of sizes up to 10’ x 10’. Please note there are no windows in our garage doors.

Installed only on vertical buildings on sides, ends, and the roof to reinforce and stabilize the building.

Header bars are placed at the top of the door frame when a door opening is requested, whether it is an opening with or without a door (walk-in or garage) installed.

J-trim is used as decorative trim underneath extra paneling on the sides of carports, around walk-in doors and windows.

L-Trim is used as decoration on the ends of regular style carports to provide a finished look. L-trim is also used around the edges of garage doors and on portions of the Box-Eve model carports.

Lag bolts are used to secure the building, in the place of rebar or concrete anchors, when installing on a wood platform. Should lag bolts be needed, they must be supplied by the customer or buy with an additional charge.

Legs are the lengths of square tubing that elevate the top portion of the carport. 12 Gauge legs come std. of 6 feet in length, and 14 Gauge comes standard of 5 feet in length.  Leg length can increase according to your needs.

Mobile home anchors are used to secure the building in a ground installation only, and they are used primarily on certified buildings. They are helical in design. They can be installed as an option on all other buildings at an additional charge

Our panels are 29 gauge steel. They are availble in standard lengths of 21’, 26’, and 31’, and in 12 different colors.

Rebar is a common steel reinforcing bar.  Our rebar anchors are made from this reinforcing bar, and they are approximately 3’ long.  They have a 5/8” nut welded onto one end.  They are installed through a hole drilled into the base rail, and they secure the building in both ground and asphalt installations.

Used only on vertical buildings and it is installed in the middle of the roof were the panels meet.

Sometimes referred to as center braces, snow braces are U-shaped steel channels that are installed at the center bend of the bow on structures to reinforce the roof.

We form our own steel tubing at our manufacturing facility in Texas. We offer as standard the 14 guage 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” squaure tubing. As an option, our buildings can be constructed with a stronger 12 gauge 2-1/4” square tubing, at an additional charge.

Our optional walk in doors are 34” x 72” and they have a 9” x 9” window.

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