The addition or renovation of an outdoor living space or a carport is an investment, and one that can yield high returns in terms of lifestyle and increased value of your property. A carport or an outdoor living space adds functional square and has the potential to change the way you currently use the space in your home or business and can help you sell your investment or just make it more comfortable.
We understand the importance of building a home that is both beautiful and functional. Our team works with you every step of the way to ensure that your vision becomes a reality without any hiccups, project delays or distractions moving forward. So, we have get prepared of having construction personal on your site. Do you have to be on-site, no, but that is always best that you are on site just because there might be a construction decision that could come up at the construction site that we might need to make before the construction process can move forward. We have to be sure that we do have your cellular phone number just in case something does pop up so we can talk with you about what is going on.
We must have signed agreement before starting any work at the site. You can sign a written bid proposal as an agreement in principle for price and services to be provided. Depending on the project and its size as well as its project turnaround time frame we may require a customer to make an agreed down payment and or a project procure payments.
All project add-on products and or services can be added to the original agreement in a form a agreement add-on rider agreement. A customer may be asked to schedule any additional services to the original agreements at a later date.
We have been doing this type of work for a long time and we seen numerous different job sites at numerous different locations. Each Municipalities have their own set of rules and build permits. It is the customers ultimate responsibilities to find out and know what is required before building on there own build site. If a build permit is required we can offer additional professional services to help acquire the building permits required on your behave. Note there is cost of the permit plus the additional service cost of of obtaining the building permits. Most require a job site drawing and a visit to local Authority Having Jusrisdiction (AHJ) location. This services and its associated costs must be paid upfront when required. The customer are always welcome to do their own leg work and obtain their own build permit.
We specialize in constructing modern and functional buildings that meet the needs of our clients wants and needs. Please clean up after your pets if we are going to working in the area of your property. No one like to step in our animal's poop.
If we are digging at the site any underground utilities in the area must be located and marked. The service of Call Okie can be used. The customer has the ultimate responsibility of making sure their are no underground obstruction's.
We specialize in building and sprinkler systems must be marked to their locations to be avoid. We understand that sometimes this is impossible so we must make sure we have a mutual agreement and understandings.
Basic trash is bagged and left at the site for standard trash pickup unless their agree agreements that include trash deposal that is included in our signed agreements together. There are dump fees for larger trash or older structures that has to be removed form the job site. Some time we just leave it by the curb and wait until heavy trash day or just have a scrapper haul them away.
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Carports - will pay for themselves with just one hailstorm and keep on doing their job for numerous years to come after that. If your vehicle has to set outside unprotected, you're at risk.
The average life of a roof in the local area is 6 yrs. in this region. So, it doesn't matter if you purchase a 30–40-year roof the average life is about 6 yrs. because of hail and wind damage. If we take that 6-year average roof damage replacement and apply it to a carport, then it should pay for itself several times over and over again during its lifespan.
What happens when you get hail damage on your vehicle?
1. Your insurance pays less your deductible. $1,000.00 in most cases.
2. Your damaged vehicle has to go to body shop to be repaired - ins pays - in some cases if the damage exceeds 60% of the vehicle value could be totaled.
3. Your vehicles title is tagged as having been repaired.
4. Your vehicles value is now reduced due to it being damaged just like as if had been involved in a wreck.
5. Come trade-in time. Your vehicle is looked at wholesale trade as opposed to a undamaged untagged nice frontline resale vehicle with no reported damage. Depending on the value of the vehicle this along can pay for the cost of a carport.
( $3,000 - $20,000)
If a carport was to save your vehicle more than once, then there go. If you have two vehicles and a carport structure was to save them from being damaged ever 6 yrs. then you're coming out way on top. We been building for 30 yrs. and the carports that we built back then are still doing their jobs today. Most people we build for say they should of built years before they did so.
If you're going to pay for a carport, why not own it?
Don't wait until it is too late, it will cost whole lot more in a since of your losses.
Carports of Oklahoma
Unfinished structured steel building components are just black in color. With that being said those red iron or red steel building components have has gone through a shop grade primer coating process of painting and is mainly used in the construction or framing of a metal building. The building components are mainly finished to be in a covered indoors environment. When you take those building components and expose them to an outdoor moisture rich outdoor environment the red steel should have more of a finished painted coating on them. This is to protect the building components from the outdoor weather and keep them from starting from rusting. Even road bridges require a ongoing maintenance such as sand blasting and finished painting coatings or they turn into a big rust bucket. There are different sizes and gauges of red steel, and all building components has their own design and use limits that should never be exceeded.
Is the same and equal to the red steel or red iron building components but has been taken though a galvanized metal coating process and made for use in an outdoor building use without having to go through a final painting process such as a painting process. Much like an outdoor chain link fence these galvanized building components have been coated and design for use in an outdoor weather environment without much ongoing maintenance for several years to come. Can the galvanized coatings rust? The answer is YES, they can. Any steel building component will rust a one point or another. I have seen galvanized fence last 30-50 years before it starts to rust. Much like our vehicles that are premiered coated then a final painted coating process coatings is applied to protect it from rusting and looking good the same goes for the outdoor building components when they have a finished coating applied to them.
So, I'm asked all the time would it be best to install a "red steel" premiered steel frame structure and then have them painted. You could do that but that would take more in its installation process time and labor costs as well as the paint for additional services provided, or you could weigh the costs of using galvanized metal coated metal in the first place.
Outdoor chain linked fence is now available with an PVC Industial coating. Is metal building components available in the same? Not without taking the metal to be processed by a third party such as painter or a powdered coating process which even adds even more costs and not much if any local powder coating provider has an oven of the size needed to process the long for these large building components. So what is the answer to a steel rusting problem in an outdoor building environment?
Aluminum is a strong recyclable building metal product that will never rust and is available with a painted finish such as white, ivory, bronze or black in color. Most of your outdoor furniture and products are made of aluminum.
It won't be long before the fiberglass building components become more and more mainstream either. We are already seeing those fiberglass building components more available in the outdoor Pergola market as opposed to using any wood type of building product that will weather rot over time. Wood like metal also needs to protected in use of an outdoor building use.
There are also the newer embossed aluminum wood gain look-a-like tubing coverings such as the "Alumawood" and the "Elitewood" brands to consider as well. You can cover a steel or and the exposed wood building components with an aluminum covering much like with the rolled formed or bent formed coated metal building trim covering that are common in use in all types of metal buildings.
What is best? It really comes down to the customers budget as most aluminum building products are higher in it costs as opposed to steel products. It also comes down to what do you want it to look like? Do you mind a metal building look, or do you want a more finished fit in the finished look?
The good thing is that we build out of Steel, Aluminum and we are old wood framers by trade and heart. You have to decide what is best for your own project use then we can help you moving forward. There are pre-designed and engineered aluminum carports, patio covers and pergolas building products that we use that are specially designed for an outdoor use. I
Ferrous metal like steel contains iron and are known for their strength. Think steel, stainless steel, carbon steel, cast iron. Ferrous metals are used in architectural , industrial and residential fabrication, such also in skyscrapers, bridges, vehicles, and railroads.
Thanks to their magnetic properties, ferrous metals are also used in appliances and engines. Ferrous metals also have a high carbon content, which generally makes them prone to rusting if not protected. The exceptions are stainless steel, because of chromium, and wrought iron because of its high pure iron content.
Examples of ferrous metals are:
The entry-level red iron structural steel framing components are used in a lot of covered metal building that is protected from the weather.
Steel is strong but it is a furious material and has iron in it so any type of moister even humidity in the air can make contact with the steel can cause the steel member to start to surface rust. Carports are an outdoor building structure that is exposed to the weather and it's moister. Over 65% percent humidity is about like spraying water on the exposed steel. So, the steel providers coat the (black in color) steel members with a red oxide shop coat finish that is just a primer coating protects the steel framing members from rusting until there are sold to the end user. It is suggested that all primer coated materials be prepared for paint ASAP especially in a outdoor use.
The furious metal is going to rust over time and the better the primer, intermediate and finish coatings the metal building components have applied to them the longer they will keep from rusting. Do your research on metal surface preparation.
We offer all types of steel and aluminum building products.
An additional upgraded coating process would be a galvanized, painting or powder coating services to protect the metal.
Non-ferrous metals have been used since the Copper Age, around 5,000 B.C. Since non-ferrous metals doesn't contain iron, they’re usually more corrosion-resistant than ferrous metals.
Some examples of non-ferrous metals are aluminum, aluminum alloys, and copper, which are often used in industrial applications such as gutters, roofing, pipes, and electrical. Non-ferrous metals also include brass, gold, nickel, silver, tin, lead, and zinc. Other common properties of non-ferrous metals are non-magnetic, malleable, and lightweight. This makes them ideal for use in aircraft and other applications. Examples of non-ferrous metals are:
Steel - is always stronger than aluminum building materials at the very same thicknesses, that is a fact. Cold formed structural Steel is used in skyscrapers and outdoor environments such a bridge but always require surface prep and painting and ongoing maintenance such as painting or coating services. In some cases, we just use a stronger or thicker aluminum building product when aluminum is the preferred outdoor building product.
Most of the outdoor furniture is all aluminum these days so you won't have to keep painting it over and over or have it powered coated to protect it.
We offer two forms of aluminum canopy products. ROLLED FORMED - Is a coiled flat stock that is sent though a bending machine that will dent up the flat stock into its final shapes. There are flat-pan and W-pan rolled formed pans.
Extruded Aluminum- Heavy Duty - Commercial aluminum extruded canopies. Much thicker .125- or 1/8-inch-thick pans which have been formed by forcing the aluminum through a die to form its final shape. The extruded aluminum canopies have different guttering and beam options and is considered to be a lifetime canopy.
Structured steel is available in numerous different building product shapes and sizes that are available in different thicknesses or gauges and are normally sold in 10, 20, 25 or 30 ft lengths with or without different protective coatings. The raw steel is black in color but is normally sold with a quick surface shop type of primer which is a red oxide coating.
Do you need a building permit?
In most cases, yes. Especially if you are planning to build in the city limits. First, you have to establish that your general plans comply with the local zoning ordinances, then you can finally apply for a building permit. During this process, your local governing agency will want to review your certified building blueprints. They will be evaluating multiple factors such as: height, width, square footage, building materials, wind loads, snow loads (if appropriate), electrical wiring, and resistance to natural disasters, etc. The bigger the building you are constructing, and the more people working inside it, the stricter the building regulations will be to ensure everyone's safety.
When do I need a building permit?
Project Walls - Changing or demolishing a load bearing wall.
Roof changing house's roofline Layout Whenever you expand the house in any way or alter the house's envelope, you will need a permit.
Electrical installing any new electrical wiring or adding circuits
Fences - installing a fence over a certain height, such as 6 feet, triggers a permit. Most municipalities will consider an add-on such as shrubbery to be part of the fence.
Demolition parking your roll-off dumpster on a public street will require a permit. This is one of the rare permitting in stances where your own property is not involved.
Decks building decks over a certain height, such as 30 inches above grade.
Sewer doing anything with a sewer line typically requires a permit. This permit action concerns not just your personal safety, but the health of those serviced by the main sewer line down from your house.
Addition building will always require a permit.
Driveway or Garage building or even a carport over 200 sq ft
Windows and Doors - Exterior doors, windows, and skylights that require a new opening.
Fireplace and Chimney Fireplaces, wood burning stove and inserts nearly always require a permit because of the potential for fires. Chimney cleaning will be an exception, though.
Garages - Garage conversions HVAC Installing a new furnace or air conditioner.
Water Heaters installation of a new water heater. Plumbing New hose bibs for the outside of your house
Roofing / Re-roofing involving structural elements, including but not limited to sheathing, skylights, change of roof pitch and change of roof material where the total weight exceeds 10 pounds per square foot.
Swimming Pool - Installing either an in-ground or an above-ground pool requires multiple permits.
The larger municipalities are, the more likely you will need a building permit with rules and regulations to what type of canopy structure that may or may not be built on your property. If you live out in a rule area, not so much but International building codes and standards for insurance purposes. you always want to build to meet standard
Actual building design may need to be reviewed by a licensed engineer, City or Town code enforcement official for meeting their own local code requirements. Each and every municipality has their own set of rules and regulations known as building codes requirements and of them, all code requirements are subject to change without notice. Building code requirements are updated and the change all the time.
All canopy type of structures must be anchored into an approved cement piers that is at least 2 foot deep into the ground. Those mobile home type of screw into the ground anchors is a recipe for failure. In other parts of the country, they might see 40 - 50 winds. We might see twice those wind loads around here.
Different municipalities have different rules to follow. Building Codes were established to help ensure quality and safety. Check with your local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ ) for their own building requirements and property setback rules. Note: Most of our local municipality will not allow any structure to be built within 5-ft of one's property lines. Most cities have rules and regulations that should be followed, and, in some cases, there are building inspections and building permits that need to obtain before building any structure. Only in Moore, OK has a 1-ft of a side property line only in some cases but not all. Also most have a setback back rules from any sidewalks.
Some developments and districts might have their own unique set of building rules and regulations that may restrict the building of a carport canopy or how they want then to look like. Most historical district require a local board approval before building any type of structure. We are not in the business of changing any local politics and the customer to do their own leg work and research before we get involved in the building process. We can apply for local building permits on the customer behalf. We do charge a service fee for our time and efforts in our efforts in obtain a local building permit or the customer is welcome to provide that when and if it is required.
Most code enforcement people want a permanent type of canopy structure that has its approved engineering documents that shows that the structure is safe if built correctly with an approved cement concrete piers that are installed into the ground that the carport structure it can handle local minimum wind and snow load requirements. The larger the canopy structure the heavier or larger sizes of beams and poles may use to increase wind and snow loads. Any of the under structure and its framing members is what does all of the heavy lifting within any type of structure.
Schools, hospitals and most insurance companies and some of the local permit's offices want to see these engineering documents to see how and what your about to build on your property. It is up to the owners of the property to know what the requirements might be before building anything. In most parts of Oklahoma, for example, Carports and Patio structures must be located at least five feet from real–or assumed–property lines. Every state has its own set of regulations for building outdoor structures, so if you are uncertain, reach out to your municipality for more information. Moore, OK has a rule that if your original house was built with a 1-car garage you can build to 1-foot of the side property line. Always make sure by making contact with the local AHJ (authority having jurisdiction)
I get asked about those prefabricated kits that are often sold by a Club type of retailer or big box store. Most of those type of structure is classified as a temporary type of structure. They are not a perinate type of structure. They should be only used on a temporary bases like for a show or an event then taken down. They do meet national standard building codes and if something was to happen, and it becomes flying UFO and lands on someone property your homeowner's insurance may not cover those damages for a temporary or portable structure. THEY ONLY GET BY WITH SELLING THOSE TYPES OF STUCTURE BECAUSE THE OF BUYER ARE NOT EDUCATED TO ITS INTENDED USE. Most of the people who work at these stores have no clue to any of the local rules and regulations. They also don't sell a bolt to the concrete slab kit as they weren't engineered nor designed or was never supposed to used as a perinate type of structure.
Newer and updated building code requirements are updated and changed all the time. As of 10/25/2019 OKLAHOMA CITY now requires us to meet the newer codes international building codes 2015. The International Code Council (ICC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing model building codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process. The International Codes (I-Codes) are the widely accepted, comprehensive set of model codes used in the US and abroad to help ensure the engineering of safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. International Building Codes 2015 (IBC 2015) The International Building Code 2015 (IBC 2015) is a model code produced by the International Code Council (ICC) each municipality may amend or adopt their own set of rules. OKC now requires that all residential carports structures are to build to the 2015 IBC standards. If in the front of the house are to be attached to the front of the house for added support as opposed to being a stand-a-lone type of carport structure that is not attached. The OKC permit center is located 420 W. Main St. on the 1st floor since the Covid pandemic started.
In most parts of Oklahoma, for example, Carports and Patio structures must be located at least five feet from real–or assumed–property lines. Every state has its own set of regulations for building outdoor structures, so if you are uncertain, reach out to your municipality for more information. Moore, OK has a rule that if your original house was built with a 1-car garage you can build to 1-foot of the side property line. Always make sure by making contact with the local AHJ (authority having jurisdiction)
Local community or deed restrictions - Within some communities like a historical district they might have their own added by-laws or a "community restriction" on building any type of canopy structure It is up to customer to do their own leg work and research and find out about any community by-laws or deed restrictions that may not show up when an authority having jurisdiction issues any carport building permits. Just because AHJ issues a local building permit the local community may have your own building restrictions which can restricts any type of structure.
Also, keep in mind that permit requirements vary from state to state and from county to county. There are several things you can do to facilitate the permitting process for your upcoming metal building project.
Sick to the plans. Your local building inspector(s) will be inspecting and signing off on each of your permits as that phase of construction is complete. The certified blueprints you submitted for approval will be the ones the inspector will reference throughout the project's build-out. If the design changes mid-stream, or modifications have to be made, it is your responsibility to check in with the building department, submit official, certified copies of the new plans and - if necessary - apply for new permits. Failure to do so can seriously impede your construction process and may result in hefty fines.
Aluminum is the preferred outdoor canopy cover because it is strong building materials and will not rust over time like any steel structure will over time.
There are different forms of aluminum covers such a rolled formed or an extruded aluminum carport canopy structure.
Extruded mean that the aluminum was forced though a die to form its final shape. The extruded canopy structure are thicker and heavier gauged building materials then most of the smaller gauged rolled formed or bent into its formed aluminum canopy. The machines that do the rolling and bending are much like an aluminum gutter bending machine but on a larger scale.
Heavy Duty Extruded Long Span Aluminum Canopies. Extruded aluminum covers are real heavy duty and is considered to be a lifetime aluminum roof panel. They are mainly used a commercial or industrial or a hospital or a school learning application or anyone who might want a strongest lifetime roof cover canopy that is made with aluminum.
There are different forms of the economical priced rolled formed aluminum covers as there are a number of different manufactures that offer different sizes and very different thickness of these rolled formed aluminum canopies.
When it comes to the thickness in the aluminum world the higher the number or gauge of material the thicker the aluminum panels are. In steel products it is the lower the number or gauge of materials the thicker the panels are going to be.
Recyclable building materials 2/3 of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today!
It is more difficult than building new because we normally are tearing down or into the existing structure before starting to build it back again. Twice the work of just building new.
People don't know, so they are always asking about the pricing as to how much it going to cost to build any project. There is no way to tell anyone a price until we have a "meeting of minds" of what is to build and how it is going to get built. With what types of building material are needed.
If your build into the roof or walls. It is always best to remove some of the roofing decking and or some of the cladding such as brick or siding materials to gain access the existing structure as opposed to cutting corners and taking any risks. It makes a huge difference what type of decking the roof has on it. Always tie it all together.
We would always ask any customer to pay more to do it right today then to ask forgiveness about a botched job later on. We do it right or we don't do it at all.
When adding to an existing structure there are different other construction trade disciplines needed such as roofing, framing, painting electrical, siding and hardscape contractors that might be needed to finish any one structure.
THE MORE CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS AND TRADEMANS THAT ARE NEEDED TO COMPLETE ANY ONE PROJECT. THE HIGHER THE PROJECT IS GOING TO COST. What professional services are needed to build your project? some may just want us to frame the structure and that is it. We can do that.
1. Design, Engineering,
2. CAD operator, Blueprints and copies
3. Building, Electrical, Concrete Permits.
4. Hardscape concrete
8. Brick / Rock Work.
10. Trim finish carpenters
11. Painted and staining
Project cost can vary greatly depending on the details and what services are needed.
We are the sick and metal framers by trade, and we work with all different types of other design and trade professionals.
Before you let just anyone lay any type of patio cover or pergola structure up on top of your roof. It is always wise to seek a second opinion.
There is a right way of doing that it doesn't involve a bunch of aluminum pole brackets that are just surface mounted up on top of your roof decking and shingles with a bunch of really long 4-1/2" metal screws, not even a wood screws that they drilled though the roof frame and into your roofing framing rafters.
Most roofs where never designed nor engineered for the addition weight these structures will add to your roof and can cause structure damages or even a roof failure. Don't just add more stress on top of your roof framing members then a good snow or ice storm comes alone and really adds a lot more stress on top of your roof structure.
Any structural person will tell you don't do that. Especially in Oklahoma with our higher wind loads. What structural damage they doing to your roofs framing members and what happens when you need to replace your roofing. Not good ideal...
These guys haven't invented a better mouse trip. They are just willing to cut corners that is not in your best interests.
Note: There are industry designed and engineered metal "Roof Risers" supports brackets products on the market for that type of patio cover or pergola installation. They go through the decking surface and are designed to attached up on top of a load bearing wall then support a cross beam header for proper needed support if you want that type of patio cover or pergola "roof riser" installation.
Any structural person will tell you don't do that. Especially in Oklahoma with our higher wind loads they are engineered to handle. The region territory has design standards to which they are built for. If you want to add additional area or to expand that area you should always consult with a design or engineering consultant professional.
Multi-chamber layered and multi chambered Polycarbonate roof and wall panels are available in clear, semi-clear, bronze and blue colored panels. These ploy panels are available in 2 or 4 layers of multi-level and multi chamber building products to cover a new or existing pergola, arbor or pavilion structure. There are numerous different systems and manufactures options that are available such as thickness and frame options. We have Ploygal Titan 48 inch wide 2-ply wall panels and there new Topgal standing seam 4-ply Hercules standing seam designed roof system is 24 in wide system and uses a clip system to attach as opposed to drilling holes into the poly sheets and using screws to attach panels are available in a clear, semi clear frosted, blue, bronze colors. The darker color are the less UV light and heat transfer though the panels. The single ply wavy panels that you find in the big box store do not hold up very well in our hell prone environment.
These do not have any thermal value or R value whatsoever If you ever been around a skylight or inside of a greenhouse it can get real hot real quick like. How you can combat the heat transfer that can flow though these types of panels. Use darker color panels. Build the structure as high as possible and well above your standing height. Ventilation or solar vents, Use fans or create a air flow or a breeze of some type. The panels can be coated when new by the manufacture to reduce UV rays and also they coated because they are susceptible to mold
Because they're so strong and easy to work with, polycarbonate panels can be used in hundreds of custom projects. You can build patio and pergola coverings, skylights, custom greenhouses and other structures with polycarbonate. They make headlight out of polycarbonate for most vehicles.
Polycarbonates is the construction industry, e.g. for dome lights, flat or curved glazing, roofing sheets and walls. Polycarbonates are used to create materials used in buildings that must be durable but light.
The polycarbonate panels come from the greenhouse industry. If you ever been around any greenhouse or even a skylight in a home there is heat that transfer though these plastic panels even if they have been coated to try to prevent UV lighting which burns off over time as the panels get older.
If used in anything but an open air and open structure that allows the consistent air to flow though it is going to get hot,
We see low ball pricing posted so we checked them out. We found that the pricing that was listed was just for the building materials only and it didn't include any pricing for the installation labor. If you wanted installation. It would cost additional labor costs. So, I ask him if he could pull required local carport building permit, they played dumb for a minute like he didn't understand. Then they finally said," The customers had to do that". It wasn't a case of poor communications it was just a case of that that doesn't have any liability insurance to protect the customers or himself if something went wrong.
I know of a case recently that a person had purchased a carport and had it installed it and they didn't even know they needed a building permit to build. They had installed part of the carport on City property and the City ordered them to remove that structure.
We see other local companies that do not have their own installers and use just sub-contract labors to build their projects out to the cheapest install guys that they can find to get the job done with little or no job oversight. They couldn't even squire anything up. They don't know how to do the very basic trade disciplines.
I know of a local steel building supply company that sells metal building components and rolls sheets. They have their own installers to install their own materials for them. Most long-term building contractor isn't going to purchase their materials from anyone who is out here cutting his throat for projects. That show desperation on their part if they have to things like that. To me that just like stalling projects.
Each and every building component has its very own engineering limits of what they can be safely used for and that it should never be exceeded. Some contractors say do only go no more than 75% percent of that limit just to be safe. Most local building enforcements engineers has their own specifications and limits to abide by. Most codes say that you have to have a pole within every 10ft, I see that spec stretched way out there all the time. I understand that there are many different poles out here and some barley have any structural integrity whatsoever. I see these structural limits exceeded all the time. The customers really don't know the bad things until these structures get stressed from like from a ice, snow or a really high wind event. Then they want me to come helps them out but who wants to take the risks of touching anyone else shootee work.
Most of these installers are not qualified, and these part-timers are just here today and gone tomorrow types that do not have a clue and they are doing nor how to build any type of structure properly. They have no clue nor understand what engineering is nor what building code standards are all about. It is for safety... They do not follow any rules or regulations of the trades or build to any types of standards. Beware of these hacks as they do some really strange stuff and might build something that is sub-par or sub-standard. I see that all the time. They have no clue nor understand what engineering nor what building code standards are all about. They do not follow any rules or regulations or build to any types of standards. They don't care and just want a day's pay. Any structural building is not just something that you want just anyone to build for you. They might just jack up something that is real sketchy...
In early February 2022 and we set a record two days of snow with 6.8 inch officially. That is when any structure is going to get stressed because all the extra weight that is on top of it. We have had zero calls or problems, but our phones were ringing asking us to come help with their structure failure problems. I don't want to deal with anything that we didn't build in the first place is always my answer. Once we touch anything that we didn't build we own it all and who really wants that.
Do not cheap out on any structure's poles. Poles and beams that is what does all the heavy lifting.
When you're ready to build just let us know so we can get together and talk about your structures and what your different options might be when building your new structure. Like any other type of construction, it does a face to face in person meeting at the build site so we can get on the same page moving forward before we are able to begin a bid proposal process. We have to know all of the details so we can have a meeting of the minds. If your project requires more professional services such as other trade professionals, engineering, design and drawing, there are always additional fees for other professional services.
Carports of Oklahoma
We build all types of awnings, arbors, pergolas, porches, pavilions, sunrooms and screen rooms and more