FAQs

Meet your storage needs without overspending when you turn to the sales team at New Deal Metal Buildings in Denham Springs, Louisiana. At our local facility, we feature a wide range of metal building options for customers throughout the region and across the country. We offer a great variety of metal, treated, and painted portable buildings, such as sheds, garages, barns, carports, and more.

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What are the names of the parts used to create my carport?

New Deal Metal Buildings are built using high quality metal parts and materials. They are prefinished so that they are ready to standup to the weather as soon as they're built.

What materials are used to make the structures?

The majority of components utilized in our frames are made of 2 1/4" by 2 1/4" galvanized steel tubing for 12 gauge buildings, and 2 1/2" by 2 1/2" for 14 gauge buildings.

What sizes are available for carports and garages?

Our carport kits and metal garages are mostly standard sizes. We create many custom metal buildings that are pre-engineered to your specifications. If the standard sizes listed here are not suitable for you, please call us and we will try to accommodate your needs.

12 x 21 12 x 26 12 x 31 12 x 36 12 x 41 and longer
18 x 21 18 x 26 18 x 31 18 x 36 18 x 41 and longer
20 x 21 20 x 26 20 x 31 20 x 36 20 x 41 and longer
22 x 21 22 x 26 22 x 31 22 x 36 22 x 41 and longer
24 x 21 24 x 26 24 x 31 24 x 36 24 x 41 and longer
26 x 21 26 x 26 26 x 31 26 x 36 26 x 41 and longer
28 x 21 28 x 26 28 x 31 28 x 36 28 x 41 and longer
30 x 21 30 x 26 30 x 31 30 x 36 30 x 41 and longer

What are the frame dimensions for my carport/garage?

If the carport is a 12'x21', the frame will be 12' outside to outside of the frame, and the length will be 20' end to end. If the carport is 18'x31', the width will be 18' outside to outside, length 30' end to end and so forth. The extra foot of length comes from the standard 6" of roof overhang on each end of the structure.

What methods are used to anchor the carport and garages?

There are three anchoring types. If the structure were to be mounted to a concrete pad or footing, then traditional concrete wedge anchors would be used. We offer a 30-inch rebar anchor that can be used when a structure is mounted directly to dirt or gravel surface. On our certified buildings, metal garages, and carports, a helical mobile home anchor is used. On non-certified structures, anchors can be purchased as an optional item.

How long does it take from the time I place my order until the time the building is installed?

The majority of our installations are completed in 2-4 weeks.

What are the tallest legs that can be ordered?

The tallest legs that can be ordered are 12 feet. Anything taller than 12 feet can be ordered by special approval only.

What preparation should be completed before my building is installed?

It is important to ensure that the site designated for product installation is a flat and square surface. In order to provide you with affordable products and fast installation, all site preparation and building permits are the responsibility of the customer. The customer is responsible for any local permits, covenant searches, rights of way, and setback restrictions.

Why aren't the prices listed online?

Metal garages and carport prices do vary from state to state. Several factors govern why our prices vary from state to state. Shipping and freight from our distribution centers, construction requirements, snow load requirements, wind and anchoring system requirements, and other factors result in price variances from state to state.

Why should I consider a vertical roof versus a horizontal roof in my metal building?

The ridges of the steel panels in a horizontal roof run parallel to the sides and ridge of the carport or garage. Water and snow will drain to the front and back of the building, towards the door openings. If the building is perfectly level, water will tend to pond on a horizontally installed roof.

On a vertical roof, the ridges of the steel panels run from the top of the carport or garage to the sides. This roof configuration displaces water and snow more efficiently, and water will not pond on the roof. Water will also drain away from the door openings, unless the doors are installed on the sides of the carports or metal garages.

What are the on-center spacing of the frame legs/bows?

As a general rule, the spacing of the frame legs/bows are 4 feet or 5 feet on center.

What is the height in the center of the carport if I order a certain height leg?

The chart below will allow you to calculate this measurement. For example, if the carport / garage is a Standard Style Double unit, 20 feet wide with 7 feet legs, add 3' 0" to the 7 feet leg height for a total height of 10' at the inside peak.

  Standard Style Double  Boxed Eave and Vertical Roof
Width Carports/Garage Carport/Garage
12' 2' 6" 2' 0"
18' 3' 0" 2' 6"
20' 3' 0" 2' 6"
22' 3' 3" 2' 9"
24' 3' 6" 3' 0"
26' 4' 0" 3' 6"
28' 4' 3" 3' 9"
30' 4' 6" 4' 0"

If installing a garage door, what leg height would I need?

If installing a garage door centered on the end (width of building), the leg height can be the same height as that of the metal garage door. If installing two garage doors on the end (depending on width of building) the legs need to be one foot taller than the doors. If installing a garage door on the side (length of building) the legs need to be one foot taller than the door.

Contact us to shop for new metal buildings, sheds, garages, and carport kits at our local facility. We proudly provide options for clients throughout Denham Springs, Louisiana, and a number of regions in the country.