A major difference between a Horizontal (regular carport) and a Vertical Carport is that the ridges on the steel panels in a horizontal roof run parallel to the side of the building, and the ridges on a vertical roof run vertically (or straight down towards the ground (meaning they intersect with the side of the carport (side wall or frame).
Ribs in Panel run length ways on Regular Carport and from top to bottom on Vertical Carport
There are three different types of Buildings systems for our metal carports, and all our metal structures. They are regular style, boxed eve style, and vertical systems.
Pictured below is a 24 wide by 21 long by 7 tall sides regular roof carport with gable end and closed sides
The vertical Roof Carport System: there is a ridge cap installed at the center of the roof on the vertical as seen with the red arrow below, and the panels run down to the sides.
Features of a Vertical Carport listed below:
1. Galvanized Frame
2. Full deep set Roof Trim
3. Full Deep Eve Side Trim
4. A Frame Style
5. Additional Steel Channel for extra roof Support
6. Ridge Cap
7. Long-lasting Vertically Oriented Roof Panels
On a vertical system the ridges of the steel panels run from the top of the carport where the ridge cap is installed to the bottom (straight downward).
The panels are also shorter on a vertical system with each panel being half the size of the width of the total roof, and strengthened with steel channel making for an overall stronger system. This is our best system.
A Vertical System displaces water, and snow much more efficiently than a horizontal roof. The water will also drain away from the door openings unless the placement of the doors are on the sides of the building.
Boxed Eve Roof System: