Carports Peak Height Information

Peak Heights (10′ – 30′ wide carports)

Absolute Steel carports with widths 10 to 30 feet have a standard roof slope of 3/12 (3″ rise for every foot of horizontal run).

EAVE HEIGHT
7′-6″
8′-6″
9′-6″
10′-6″
11′-6″
12′-6″
WIDTH
10′
8′-9″
9′-9″
10′-9″
11′-9″
12′-9″
13′-9″
12′
9′-0″
10′-0″
11′-0″
12′-0″
13′-0″
14′-0″
14′
9′-3″
10′-3″
11′-3″
12′-3″
13′-3″
14′-3″
18′
9′-9″
10′-9″
11′-9″
12′-9″
13′-9″
14′-9″
20′
10′-0″
11′-0″
12′-0″
13′-0″
14′-0″
15′-0″
24′
10′-6″
11′-6″
12′-6″
13′-6″
14′-6″
15′-6″
30′
11′-3″
12′-3″
13′-3″
14′-3″
15′-3″
16′-3″

Caports between 10 and 30 feet wide are designed with a standard roof slope of 3/12. That is, the roof rises 3″ in height for every 12″ of horizontal distance. In the chart above, figures in red indicate peak height measurements for 10′ to 30′ carports with this standard 3/12 pitch.

Since Absolute Steel designs and manufactures its own steel building frames, we are able to offer you roof slopes of a different pitch, if needed for your particular application. Extra charges may apply. For more information on customized design, contact us at 1-877-833-3237.

If your carport’s width will be greater than 20 feet, its framing will include roof support trusses. Clearance height is sometimes a concern in such carports, since the trusses block the otherwise clear overhead space. If carport will be used to house tall vehicles or otherwise need tall clearance, be sure to take this into account. To figure our clearance height, take the carport’s side-wall height (eave height) and subtract two inches. For instance, if your carport is greater than 20′ wide and stands 12′ tall at the eaves, then your clearance height will be 11′ 10″. If it’s a 10’ 6″ high building, clearance under the trusses will be 10′ 4″.

If your carport will not have to bear up to any significant snow load, it may be possible to increase the truss height by a few inches, for additional clearance. We’ll be glad to discuss your needs and options along these lines, when planning your building or taking your order.

 

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