The difference between the Horizontal Roof and Vertical Roof Style Carports

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The difference between the Horizontal Roof and Vertical Roof Style Carports

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

24x21x7 Regular Carport Gable and close sides $2,590

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.

vertical-roof-1The Boxed Eve Carport: pictured below has horizontal panels with a A Frame Structure

FL Boxed eve for bubble

FL Reg Style Close up for bubble The Regular Carport has a Wrapped panel

Vroof Standard
  The Vertical  Carport:  Our highest quality and strongest system offered (water disperses from the center of the carport 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:

boxed eve carport

boxed eve carport

Our high quality, and strong  system.  A better built system.

The Features are:

1.    Galvanized Frame
2.    End Roof Trim
3.    Eve Roof Trim
4.    A Frame Style
5.    Horizontally Oriented Roof Panels

Roof panels that are installed horizontally are more cost effective but they are inclined to hold more water, snow, or debris.

The Regular Style Carport:


Often called the Standard Wrapped-Corner style or commonly called Horizontal roof.  This Carport comes with a Standard Horizontal Roof. This means that the Roof Panels are installed horizontally and run parallel to the side of the carport. On a horizontal roof system water will run along the length of the ridge and drain to the front and back of the roof at the end of the panel.

A Good System

Features of Horizontal Roof system listed below:

1.    Galvanized Frame
2.    End Roof Trim
3.    Horizontally Oriented Roof Panels


Horizontal Roof Panelscomputerized-1Vertical Roof Panelscomputerized-2
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