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
If you have a sprinkler system, it must be clearly located and marked before the date of the installation of its location. It has to be a mutually agreed and That is understood we do assume any responsibilities for any damages to any underground sprinkler systems. If you do not know where the lines are run, how are suppose the know where they are located at. As the homeowner you assume all risks of any and all damages done to your sprinkler system. l property value and to make them more comfortable.
The addition or renovation of an outdoor living space is an investment, and one that can yield high returns in terms of lifestyle and increased value. 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. But before we build a few things must be under.
This is construction and it is preferred to have the homeowner on site at least while we get started to make and changes to the original plans will work their project if possible.
There are a few things that we need access to like: Access to working electrical plug which can be an extinction cord and outside water source for mixing concrete to set and poles into the ground. We can use a water hose or tote the water with a bucket if needed.
If you have a sprinkler system, it must be clearly located and marked before the date of the installation of its location. It has to be a
and that is understood we do assume any responsibilities for any damages to any underground sprinkler systems. If you do not know where the lines are run, how are suppose the know where they are located at. As the homeowner you assume all risks of any and all damages done to your sprinkler system.
The customer assumes all responsibilities for any and all damages to any type of underground utilities lines on their property. If you are worried about them then call OKIE to have them marked.
We normally use a powered hydraulic auger that will power though most any type of obstructions, but we can also hand dig with post hole diggers if we know that an underground obstruction might be close in the area but even the post hole digger might do damage to anything underground, so we do assume any responsibility for any damage below grade.
Unforeseen Obstruction. If there are any such item as old walkway, driveway, or construction dump site items that is covered up and underground it might require us to use additional equipment and labor time that was not in our original bid and might add extra time and fees to any project final price. It would be agreed and added to the original agreement between all parties involved before moving forward. The use of a third-party contractor may be used to clear the obstruction at the customer's expense. If it is unforeseen, we can plan nor bid for plan for it.
Core Drilling: We sometime have to core drill to punch holes though a concrete surface. Core Drilling is not included within any bid unless otherwise stated so. It is an added service with additional costs and see unforeseen obstructions above. We also have surface mount concrete brackets that can be used to attach to any concrete surface or below grade pear.
When do I need a 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.
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 both architectural and industrial fabrication, such as 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 rust. 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 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.
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 a 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.
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 framers by trade, and we work with all different types of other design and trade professionals.
These underside side coverings are used to cover up the cross beams on a C-beam or a wooden framed type of structure. They are used to dress up or finish a carport / patio cover / walkway type of structure. It is also a way to keep any birds or insects from entering the structure. The fact that soffit and fascia materials are used adds aesthetics of the structure and merits design consideration. You can Sheetmetal on the top side and the fascia panels to meet your design needs.
Some may want to keep it open to see the framing members or some may want to close it up to get a nice fit in the finish look. When you add soffit, you can run wires for lights so that they are hidden, sometimes it takes a soffit trim and maybe some small angle to finish it out.
Soffit panels are a type of building panel that connect the roof overhang with the side of a building. Soffit is typically installed on the eve of a building to protect the structure from animals and weather. The soffit panels serve both functional and aesthetic purposes. building panel that connect the roof overhang with the side of a building. Soffit is typically installed on the eve of a building to protect the structure from animals and weather. The soffit panels serve both functional and aesthetic purposes.
Early 2021 lumber prices soured due to Covid -19 and labor shortages at the mills. By August we heard that the wholesale lumber was going to be coming down but with the material shortages of products and high demands we never really seen the prices the retail levels come down. In 2022 it is a supply and demand issue.
We know that pricing is very important to everyone as well it to us. I haven't never worked with any customer that the price wasn't there first priority. No matter if they had more than enough money or just getting by with what they have. That is why we so not offer just one type, one style, one design solution for any project
We are surely to have a solution for your wants and needs. We just have to get on the page of what is to build moving forward.
Sometimes we have built any one project in different phases to complete what they want. Like phase one build a patio cover canopy top and then phase two to come back at later date and put screen room walls and door one complete a screen room project.
02/2021 Because we are seeing some real and wild unprecedented fluctuations in building materials costs all bid proposals are no longer good for 30 days. Our vendors are unable to hold any pricing or bear any major market pricing fluctuations to us so that has to change who projects our bidding process. Right now, all projects have to bid on a today price only because the market goes up so fast. What is here today may change tomorrow is the world that living in right now do we must adapt to it. The old school way of a standard bid being good for 30 days has changed. At least for right now. If your wanting bid for projects that is more then 10 days out it is best to wait until we get closer. Right now, in late Feb 2021 we are seeing 180 percent price increase in lumber and about the same in structural steel. Typically, we always see a small increase adjustment at that the beginning of each year of 2 maybe 3 percent price adjustment but never before seen these wild pricing changes so we have we have change as well and adapt the best we can.
Of course, size and the type of building material along with the complexity of the project plays a huge part of what any projects cost to build.
Outdoor Kitchens $12,000 up. ( RTA Outdoor Kitchen Products)
Pools - $15,000 up above ground.
$38,000 - $75,000 in ground. (Home Advisor)
Patios - Concrete $8 - 10 Per sq ft easy access more with Concrete pump. Can double using block or bricks. (Home Advisor)
Decks - $17,000 - $35,000 depending on materials used. (HGTV)
Patio Covers - $4,000 - $25,000 average and
up depending on materials used and size.
Carports - About the same as Patio Covers at the same size.
Landscaping - $3,000 - 15,000 on the size and details of the project. Water and Fire features could run higher. (Home Advisor)
Remember these are average prices.
You wouldn't let just any untrained person have a go at your project, would you? So why would you let just anyone build your structural building?
We see all types of landscapers, gutter guys and jacks of all trades that just part-timers in our business they might build just as a side business. They all just come, and they go all the time within the industry, but they build some real strange things as most don't know what in the world they are doing.
We see other local carport / patio 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 oversight.
Most 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 nor what building code standards are about. They do not follow any rules or regulations or build to any types of standards. Beware of the hacks as they do some really strange stuff and might build something that is sub-par or sub-standard. 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.
It is 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 the structure. We have had zero problems, but our phones are ringing asking us to come help with there structure failure problems because of the record snow fall we just experienced. I say it all the time.
Do not cheap out on any structure's poles. Poles and beams is what does the heavy lifting
We build all types of awnings, arbors, pergolas, porches, pavilions, sunrooms and screen rooms and more