Depending on the county you live in, you may or may not have to certify your carport. Here at Get Carports, we provide certified steel carports to our dedicated customers throughout most of the continental United States. The difference between our non-certified and certified structures is that our certified units are installed with additional corner and snow braces, anchoring systems, and a stronger, thicker steel framing. And since certifications are based on our location, it is your responsibility to speak with your local building department about their requirements and building codes.
*Prices vary with states and certification requirement
If your local building department doesn’t require you to certify your carport, that doesn’t mean you can’t. And other than their obvious benefits of being stronger and longer-lasting, there are several benefits to investing in a certified structure, including the following –
Certified carports are specifically designed and engineered to meet and fulfill building codes that are required by your county. And because they have such specific designs, they include several features our other building styles do not. Let’s take a look below at some of these special features.
When compared to non-certified structures, those that are certified not only include additional framing pieces for extra protection and strength, but they are engineered to withstand more extreme weather conditions and meet your area’s requirements. And while non-certified structures are still very durable and reliable, they are typically installed in areas that do not experience high winds, heavy rainfall, or heavy snowfall.
Before making a big decision like choosing the roof style of your structure, you need to know everything that is offered by each roofing system. There are three roof styles offered at Get Carports, including our vertical roofs, A-frame horizontal roofs, and regular roofs.
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