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Glossary of Building Terms

Base Rails:
The square tubing that the legs of the carport sits on.
A bow is a single piece square tubing bent to make the roof of the carport.
Boxed Eve Trim:
Boxed Eve Trim is used as a finishing touch on boxed eve carport designs. The trim provides a boxy look on the sides of the carport.
Concrete Anchors:
Anchors used in carport installations on concrete in place of rebar.
Corner Braces:
Corner braces help reinforce the structure of the carport. Four (4) two foot long corner braces come standard on all carports, and more are available at an additional cost. Carports with legs higher than 8 feet should upgrade to three foot long corner braces.
Double Trust:
Double Trusts are used in our triple wide carports and are designed to provide additional support on our wider bows.
Gable Ends:
A horizontal panel with the same curve as the bows on either end of the carport that extends from the top of the legs up. Gable ends can be installed vertically at an additional cost.
Garage Door:
The garage doors Carolina Carports uses, roll up into a cylinder above the opening rather than pulled back along a track. We carry sizes from 6' x 6' to 10' x 10'.
Header Bar:
Header bars are placed at the top of the door frame when an opening on the side is requested as well as when a garage door is ordered.
J-trim is used as decorative trim underneath extra paneling on the sides of carports, around walk-in doors and windows.
L-trim is used as decoration on the ends of regular style carports to provide a finished look. L-trim is also used around the edges of garage doors and on portions of the Boxed Eve model carports.
Lag Bolts:
Lag bolts are used in place of rebar or concrete anchors when installing onto a wood platform.
Legs are the lengths of square tubing that elevate the top portion of the carport. 12 Gauge legs come standard as 6 foot lengths, and 14 Gauge comes standard as 5 foot lengths.
Mobile Home Anchors:
Mobile home anchors are stronger anchors used on certified carports, and are an option on all other carports. Mobile Home Anchors cannot be used for installations on concrete platforms they are strictly for ground installation.
Paneling is 29 gauge steel and comes in standard lengths of 21', 26', and 31', and 13 different colors.
Rebar anchors are approximately 3 foot long pieces of Rebar with a 5/8 nut welding on one end that is used in anchoring the carport for ground and asphalt installations.
Ridge Cap:
Ridge Caps are used on vertical roof carports to cover the gap at the peak of the roof, where the separate roofing panels meet.
Snow Braces:
Snow braces are installed at the center bend of the bow all structures to reinforce the roof. They are also sometimes referred to as center braces.
Carolina carports are made standard with 14 gauge 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square tubing. At an additional cost carports can be made with a stronger 12 gauge 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" square tubing.
Walkin Doors:
When installing optional walk in doors, the door size is 32" x 72".
When installing optional windows, the window is 30" x 30".