All aluminum engineered carports
We offer two lines of prefabricated, all aluminum, ready to install carports. Carports are strong to withstand the elements, require no maintenance and are made to your specific configuration.
Made of either 8`or 24`modules, on-site installation time is little compared to traditional construction. There is no mess on site, and a typical carport can be installed in one working day.
To comply with Canadian extreme weather conditions, where wind and snow load resistance are paramount, carport is engineered and configured to match your area requirements. Product is made to meet or exceed your local building code.
For the DIY market – all our product can be self installed. A degree of competence and experience is needed. Instructions are provided with the prefabricated products.
Same as our deck covers, it can be used at a lesser slope and larger span than traditional aluminum awnings. Cover is supported by a rigid aluminum posts and cross beam system, to withstand the harshest weather conditions. All carports include an integral gutter at lower end.
We offer two styles:
NP8 – a Contemporary styled 8″ wide panel system, where panels interlock into each other. Offered in .032`and .040`thick aluminum.
NP8 – SL, same as above, with 4`skylite inserts.
WP24 – a classic looking triple `V`panels, interlocking as well, offered in .030`thick material.
WP24-SL – as above, with 24`multiwall polycarbonate clear panels.
Common configuration is a lean-to carport, where cover is mounted to existing wall at one side, and supported via cross-beam and posts system on the other. Free standing system is available as well, please esquire.
For DIY – we supply a roof kit, c/w all posts and beams and hanging paraphernalia. All is supplied in projection lengths for easy transportation. Installation is not complex, as the sections interlock into each other and leave little to error. As with all our products, we strongly recommend our professional installation.
Please see more on the appropriate tabs above, or see our full selection of roofs at roof primer section.
Please consult the FAQ tab for detailed information.
For pricing, please call or see the form at the bottom of this page.
Contemporary 8″ flat pane carports
Pane detail, shows from below
CP10 – contemporary NP8 – 8″ panel, flat bottom, installed under the fascia board.
CP20 – NP8 carport installed on the fascia board.
CP30 – contemporary NP8 panel, flat bottom, installed under the fascia board just above a window.
CP40 – home owner thrilled with his new carport.
CP60 – NP8 installed on a siding wall with a cutout for a chimney.
CP70 – NP8 carport, extra wide and long configuration
CP80 – as above, showing a tall post on a sloped ground.
CP90 – NP8 car port, installed 20′ out with additional posts and cross brace.
CP100 – as above, showing cross beam detail.
CP110 – double car, side by side carport.
Contemporary 8″ flat pane carports with 4″ skylites
NP8 – SL detail, showing 4`clear panel
CP200 – NP8 – SL contemporary 8″ panel, flat bottom, with 4″ skylite panels.
CP210 – SP8 SL installed on a stucco wall.
CP220 – as above, closer view.
Classic 24″ pane carports – triple ‘V’ panel
WP24 panel detail
WP24 panel simulation
CP300 – WP24 carport
CP330 – free standing WP24 carport
Classic 24″ pane carports – triple ‘V’ panel with 24″ skylites
CP400- deep ‘W’ 24-SL installed. Note the clear panels over the door and window.
CP410- as above.
CP710 – Laminated glass carport
CP720 – Polycarbonate clear carport
Carports – frequently asked questions
- What is this product?
Engineered, all—aluminum prefabricated structure, with aluminum roof.
- What is it not?
Corrugated steel over 2”x4” lumber nailed together.
- If it is not corrugated, what is it?
Rolled to form heavy gauge aluminum.
- What are the support system made of?
Heavy gauge extruded aluminum posts and beam.
- How do the prices compare?
Price for our system is much more expensive than the corrugated or wood structure.
- What is this product used for?
To cover open air structures, such as carports, walkways, porch and deck covers.
- How is it installed?
Lean-to configuration, connected to the house’ wall at one side and on a line of posts and cross beam at the other.
- Can it be free standing?
Yes, but it requires much more elaborate structure and foundation, which translates into a costlier solution.
- What are the standard sizes?
There are no standard sizes. Each carport is made to your required size.
- Is there a Common size?
Yes. 20’ x 10’, about same size as a built garage attached to the house.
- What is the largest that can be done?
Width – side mounted to wall can be done as long as you need. Projection – from the wall out – is limited to about 14′ where post line is at about 12′ from the wall. Over that need an additional posts line.
- How far are the posts from each other?
Depends on the projection and snow load. 7′ can be a safe assumption.
- What colours are available?
Top (roof) panels white only. Posts and cross beam offered in white, black and sand.
Custom colours possible at a premium, but are not recommended.
- What finish is the paint?
Powder coated baked paint, semi-gloss.
- Can I paint it myself?
Yes, but while original paint is made to last for decades, once you apply another coat you will require to repaint every couple of years.
- Will it rust?
- What is the warranty?
Ten years, provided installed correctly.
- Can it be installed over a BBQ or fireplace?
- Will it leak?
No, if properly installed.
- How do I clean it?
Rinse with water will remove most dirt.
- Do I need to clean the gutter?
Yes, as with your house’ gutter.
- Can I remove the panels for the winter?
You could, but what for?
- How will it fit with the rest of my house decor?
We don’t know.
- What forces does the roof resist?
Wind force and snow load.
- What are these factor at my area?
We have load tables for Ontario. May be able to assist in other areas, check on line or with your municipality.
- How strong is the roof?
Load resistance is calculated with the support point as a factor. For example, at 10’ projection it can hold up to 44 lbs / sqft.
- Can I use a wood posts with this roof?
Yes, but then we cannot ascertain the overall structure strength.
- Can I walk on the roof?
Yes. Use a board – plywood sheet – if you need to walk on top.
- What thicknesses are available?
– NP8 series – .032” and .040”
– WP24 series -.030”
- What thickness do I need?
Depends on the projection, brace point and your specific snow load.
- What about front overhang?
Can be done up to 2’.
- What size are the panels?
– NP8 – 8” wide.
– WP24 – 24” wide.
Length can be up to 22’ long in one section.
- What support system is used?
Extruded aluminum 3″ square tubes, .090″ or .0125″ wall thickness.For cross beam same tube, or 4″ HD ‘I’ beam, or 6″ultra duty ‘I’ beam.
- How many skylites – clear panels -can I have?
– With the NP8 series one 4” clear panel every five 8” solid panels. Clear panels cannot be installed adjacent to each other. Having said that, in short projection can have more clear panels as overall load is low.
– With the WP24 series you can install as many as you wish, even to the full width.
- What slope is needed?
- Where are the posts mounted?
We recommend a 1’ setback at front.
- What should the posts be mounted on?
Any solid and well anchored surface – good deck, concrete slab, foundation pier.
- Can I anchor the posts to interlocking stone or pavers?
No. First major wind will rip it off.
- I have a heavy concrete slab that has been in place since the time of the Vikings. While heavy, it heaves with each winter. Can the posts be anchored there?
Yes. The wall mounted hanging header allows for a hinge-like movement, so front end may sway a bit without disturbing the structure’s integrity.
- What does the roof’s frame consist of?
Front integral gutter, back (wall site) limited sway hanger, and two side facia panels. All made of extruded aluminum, pre-painted to match.
Quotes and ordering
- How can I have a quote?
We offer two avenues: supply and install by us, or supply only a ready to go kit.
– For supply and install, you may fill the form below, email with approximate measurements or call us. You will promptly get a budget price via email or phone.
– For a self-install kit see later on this page.
- I think it’s best that you will see my house.
Good. Please advise your address, and if it is within our service area we will pass by during working hours and see what can be done. Will get back to you with concept and budget.
- How do I explain what I want?
It is what can be done rather than what you want. All we need is basic idea where you want it, and upon site inspection will provide you with all options.
- I am good with the price and the product. What’s next?
If we are yet to see the house and carport location, we will go there to confirm all details and measurements. Thereafter we will either email a formal offer for your acceptance or will meet with you under the understanding that an order will be placed there and then.
- Nevertheless, I want someone to come to my house and meet me after hours to have a free consultation.
Regrettably we do not offer this service. We do not set appointment unless we have a firm commitment for an order.
- But I am home only after hours.
So are we.
- How long does it take to get it installed?
After order is placed it takes approximately three weeks to get the material prepared, and thereafter to get into the installation lineup. Weather permitting all is done 4-5 weeks after order is placed.
- Can I install it myself?
If you are a qualified trades-person or have DIY experience and trust yourself.
- Do you provide structure specifications?
There are several options:
– Generic load tables can be supplied at no cost.
– Site specific drawings at a charge.
– Engineer’s seal, if required, at a charge.
- Are installation instructions available?
- How many people are needed to install?
Panels are light. However they are cut to length so may be awkward for one person to handle. Two is best.
- What tools do I need?
Over basic tools you are likely to require a hammer drill and a saw with aluminum blade.
- What is in a kit?
Kit includes all the panels, frame, posts and accessories you need. All pre-cut, save for the posts that need to be cut on site.
- What else do I need?
Wall and floor brackets anchors, bolts or screws, to use on the hanging wall and base material.
- What information do you need for a quote?
– Width and projection: width is on the house wall, projection is from the wall out.
– Location to ascertain snow load, clear height on the hanging wall, anchoring base information.
- I live in your service area, will you come to see the site?
For supply only we charge for consultation and measuring.
- What about shipping?
Our prices exclude shipping. We may get shipping quote upon request.
- Can I haul it myself?
You need a proper vehicle or trailer, or rent a truck. Note that panels are cut to your measurements so can be long.
- How long does it take to get it?
About three weeks.
If you need information that is not given here, please email us and will reply and update the list.