How long does it take from the time I place my order until the time the building is installed?
What are the names of the parts used to create my Carport?
The illustration below shows all the parts that go into creating a vertical roof carport or garage. These components are the same for Regular style and for A-Frame style carports with the exception of the hat channel. Read more
A) "L" Trim is used when the Carport is a Regular Style, A-Frame Style Horizontal Roof, and Lean-to Style Horizontal Roof / "Corner Trim" is used when the Carport building is A-Frame Vertical Roof or Lean-to Style Vertical Roof.
B) "L" Trim will also be used when the Carport is a Regular Style with a Horizontal End, A-Frame Style Horizontal Sides, Lean-to Style Horizontal Sides / Corner Trim is used when the Carport or Building is Regular Style Vertical End, A-Frame Vertical Sides and Ends, and Lean-to Style Vertical Sides and Ends.
C) "L" Trim used in all Frame Openings (Overhead Doors, Roll-Up Doors and Walk-in Doors) Windows use our "J" Trim.
D) Posts are 14 Gauge or 12 Gauge square tubing galvanized come in heights of 5' long up to 18' long.
E) Base Rails are made of 14 Gauge square tubing galvanized; they come in our standard size of 20' with a standard increment optional of 5’ (as long as you need it.)
F) 7" Sleeves of 14 Gauge (either 2" or 2 ¼") square tubing galvanized to connect the member of the post to the base rail. They are welded on to the base rail. They are also used when installing a side header-bar. The base rail sleeve and side header- bar sleeve are all welded from our production department before delivering it to be installed.
G) Header bar and vertical supports for Overhead Doors, Roll-Up Doors are made of 14 Gauge either 2 ½" or 2 ¼" square tubing galvanized, used to install the tracks of the door and the Electric opener system on all Overhead Doors.
H) Standard 29 Gauge panels on roof and siding available in 13 different colors (Also available 26 Gauge with a 20 year warrant, special order)
I) 2 ½" x 1 ½" 18 Gauge Channel used as the Knee Braces on buildings up to 30' Wide and used as Peak Braces on carports or buildings up to 19' Wide.
J) "L" Brackets are used to place together pieces were there will not be a "Sleeve"
K) Posts are square tubing galvanized 14 Gauge; the lengths vary from the height of the building.
L) "L" Trim is used when the carport is completely opened and is a A-Frame Horizontal and Vertical Roof, Lean-to Style Horizontal and Vertical Roof (Regular Style carports do not have trim on the edges.)
M) Trusses or Bows are made of square tubing galvanized 14 Gauge or 12 Gauge, the size varies on the width of the building. Sizes range from 8’ Wide up to 30' Wide.
N) 4 ¼" x 1 ½" 18 Gauge Hat Channel used only on A-Frame Vertical Roof, A-Frame Vertical Sides and Regular Style Vertical End Option.
O) 11' Ridge Cap Trim is used only on A-Frame Vertical Roof style.
What materials are used to make the structures?
What specifications do I need to know for the price of my Carport?
What sizes are available for Carports and Garages?
What are the frame dimensions for my Carport/ Garage?
Ex. If the carport is 12' W x 21' L, the frame of the width will be 12' wide outside to outside of the frame, and the length will be 20' long end to end. Ex. 18' W x 31' L, the width will be 18’ w outside to outside and the length of 30' long end to end and so forth. The extra foot of length comes from the standard 6" roof overhang on each end of the structure.
What are the differences between Certified and Non- Certified Structures?
What methods are used to anchor a Carport or Garage?
What is the tallest height I can order?
What preparation should be completed before my building is installed?
What size do I need to pour my concrete pad for my new Carport or Garage?
Why aren’t prices listed online?
Will ordering direct from Dream’s result in a lower price?
Why can’t I Order from Dream online?
Why should I consider a Vertical roof VS a Horizontal roof on my metal building?
On a Vertical roof, the ridges of the steel panels run from the top of the carport/garage to the sides. This roof configuration displaces water, snow, etc. much more efficiently. Water will not pond on the roof. Water will also drain away from the door placement or opening. (Unless the doors or openings are placed on the side of a carport/garage).
What are the center spacing of the frame bows/posts?
What is the height in the center of the building if I order a certain height?
The chart below will allow you to calculate this measurement. For example, if the carport/garage is a standard style double unit, 20’ wide with 7’ height, add 3’ to the 7’ height for a total of 10’ height at the center tip of your building.
|Width||Standard Style Double|
|Boxed Eave and Vertical Roof|
|12'||2' 6"||2' 0"|
|18'||3' 0"||2' 6"|
|20'||3' 0"||2' 6"|
|22'||3' 3"||2' 9"|
|24'||3' 6"||3' 0"|
|26'||4' 0"||3' 6"|
|28'||4' 3"||3' 9"|
|30'||4' 6"||4' 0"|
If installing a garage door what side wall height would I need?
If installing the garage door on the side (length) the side wall height has to be 1’ taller than the door height.