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A well-built permanent type of canopy structure is a terrific way to shelter from the sun or to protect your valuable toys such as cars, truck, RV, boat motorcycle or tractor from the weather elements that can damage your valuable and affect its overall value. Some use carport canopies as an extension of their garage, so they don't have to put their vehicles inside of a crapped hard to get in or out of garage. Our vehicles are not getting any cheaper so we must keep them in the best tip top condition that we can so we can keep them looking good and keep them longer to get the most out of them when we sell them or trade them in for a newer vehicle.
This phase includes constant monitoring and interaction with the property owners. We keep an eye on budgets to ensure the lowest costs, stay on top of schedules for timely delivery and work closely with the design team to create your own vision. It is your project we are here to help you build it your way.
We do not use any subcontractors except for projects only if there is a need for additional services outside of our trade of framing, we are the builder throughout the entire build. From sequence to production and quality control, we stay focused on the goal and end result. We want all of customers to be proud of what is built, so we can be proud of each and every project.
The last step in any build. This phase includes the project site cleanup, final inspections. After completion, we have a final walkthrough to ensure your complete satisfaction. We stand behind all of our work with a two-year parts and labor warranty. If we have to come back, we will as we all take pride in our work and craftmanship.
Residential Construction is unlike most commercial projects in that we don't have a pre-planned design or a professional engineering / architect consultant and project blueprints with a materials and detail list of materials as well as how the project is to be built in details within most commercial applications.
The residential projects are not laid out for us with blueprints. You might want to use a professional architect or a structure engineer in some cases.
We have to meet with each customer and go over the project details so we can have a meeting of the minds what is supposed to be built and with what type of building materials are to be used. With most residential projects we must take the time to personally consult with each of our clients on your own projects wants and needs while providing installation insight to your personal preferences and building requirements for your own municipality as each City has their own unique building code requirements which can change without any notice. We are experienced builders at keeping this task as simple as possible and try not to make this process to difficult.
Other considerations before planning designing and building a patio cover included:
* Budget has everything to do with what you build.
* Size and Space
Old Pro Framing - Since 1982 a full-service stick (wood), metal (steel/aluminum) structural framing and structural insulated panel (SIP)
Carports of Oklahoma - offers a complete line of high-quality custom-built canopy structures for residential. commercial and industrial applications. Contractor /builder of all types. www.carportofoklahoma.com
Carports and Patio Covers of Oklahoma - Aluminum & Steel specialty contractor offering high-quality custom-built patio covers, pergolas, arbors, pavilions, sunrooms, screen rooms and more.
Steel is used in numerous different constructions uses. Is steel lower in price then wood? Why is steel used in carports and patio covers. What type of steel?
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 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 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.
A porte-cochere is a longer porch or a roof extinction that extends out over a drive surface. A porte-cochere is a doorway to a building or courtyard, "often very grand," through which vehicles can enter from the street or a covered porch-like structure at a main or secondary entrance to a building through which originally a horse and carriage and today a motor vehicle can pass to provide arriving and departing occupants' protection from the elements. Some might just call it a carport. In a commercial application it might be a grand entrance in front of a hotel. In a residential application it would be a longer porch that extends out over a driveway and may or may not tied into the roof of the house.
Carports and Patio Covers of Oklahoma
When building any type of outdoor canopy structure with our unique Oklahoma weather conditions, high winds and snow and Ice loads must be taken into consideration.
Any and all of the building materials has their own limitations of what they should be used for and there are various deferent thicknesses and types of building materials used to construct anyone building structure depending on the structure's unique applications. The higher or taller the canopy structures might be the more upload wind drafts the structure is going to get under the canopy structure want to take flight up in the air or even just come an apart. The heavier the canopy frame must be built to withstand these unique weather conditions. Most parts of the country might see 35 mph wind loads. Here we might 80 mph plus winds loads or even higher. What works in one part of the country may not work around here because they may not see the kinds of winds that we do.
A large part of our business is in the residential sector. We focus on the importance of creating a positive, environmentally responsible and functional investment. Commercial there is normally a design and specification layout for us to follow. In Residential it is a whole different world. We have to work with the customer to see what they are wanting to build as there are limits to what each product can be used for. Also, where the structure is to be located on the property. There are setbacks and property lines that must be taking into consideration before building any type of structure.
By being trustworthy and up front in every way all the time has served us well. We stand by the golden rule within our community that we live and work within. We are a team of efficient and innovation skilled professionals that believe that a good reputation that we have earned will keep us going in the long haul.
Building Permit Expedite
Today a building permit is needed to build a fence. To acquire a building permit is much more complicated than yester-year. We used to be able to pull up to City Hall and walk up to the counter then talk to the clerk and walk out with a building permit with a few short minutes.
Today it is much more complicated and technical then it used to ever be. We have to have a submittal package all necessary documents and drawings and leave the submittals for a plan review. So, we have to charge for these services which can take more time than it takes to build some projects.
We can provide these additional services with additional charges for our customers you they will not have to spend time going back and forth with the local building departments. You can save money by avoiding costly mistakes at the municipality level. We are able to meet your needs for the building permit services on you behave that a lot of the municipalities require today. The city requirements and plan reviews will determine how any structure may be built. It is knowing how to navigate the laws and regulations property and their property set-back rules, drawings and the time that it takes just to that it does take to secure the building permits sometime takes longer than most people think.
Additional service fees are bid on as needed bases: Other trade's professional services such as architectural or engineering, electrical service or other trade professionals, building permit applications and research/discovery fees are bid on an as needed base. Additional services such as removal of any existing structure and/or dumpster fees and any haul off fees, disposal fees may need to be added to any bid proposal on as needed bases with additional fees or their additional service charges.
Steel or aluminum carport canopies have been widely popular in the local area and the Multi Housing industry for several decades now and our group has more than 35 years of experience in carport design, manufacturing and installation. This type of canopy structure needs to design and engineered for the purpose of which they are intended.
Most of the time commercial type of building structures has to be an engineered type of structure with provided documents to say how it is to build. What are the building requirements.
Our traditional multi-Housing carport designs have been time tested throughout our local region in all kinds of regional conditions including high wind and heavy snow load environments.
As local building codes continue to evolve and become more demanding. Other national commercial carport and custom canopy providers might scramble to catch up to the local requirements that has not only stood the test of time but continues to improve under the scrutiny of local building code requirements which evolves for the better all the time.
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.
We build all types of awnings, arbors, pergolas, porches, pavilions, sunrooms and screen rooms and more.
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