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Old 12-27-2013, 06:05 PM   #1
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I am interested in putting up a storage shed / roof for our 5th wheel up here in southern BC, Canada for the off season. We would need a 14' height clearance to the bottom of the rafters by about 12 - 15' in width and 45' long. Have any of you installed some of the metal roof structures? Do they hold up well with snow and wind loads? Any idea of a cost on something like this (we already have a gravel pad to park on and I would just like a roof structure to keep the snow and some sun off our unit)? I see there is a company that manufactures these metal roof structures (Coast to Coast Carports Inc.) in about the Nampa area (southern Idaho), any experience with these?
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Here's a pic of what we put up. It's 11' vertical at the "eaves". 16' x 46' as you can see, there is only roof and sidewalls........no ends. It's engineered for 140mph wind load. Only exposed to maybe 65 mph since erected. No snow load here in Florida. There are a lot of this type of structures around here. The skin all looks the same. Good luck
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:05 PM   #3
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Ours is similar. Built in 2001 and is rated to 110 mph winds. Most it has been subjected to so far is about 60 mph. Don't know about snow. This measures 20'x41' with a peak clearance of 13'9". Be sure to get as big shelter as you can afford. Ours was originally 20'x30'. After a year, we bought something bigger and had to add 10' to the length.
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Thanx Half Dimes, I see your structure is installed on a gravel pad. How did you anchor it to the ground?

Would you, or anyone for that matter recommend concrete footing to attach the structure to?
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Thanx Half Dimes, I see your structure is installed on a gravel pad. How did you anchor it to the ground?

Would you, or anyone for that matter recommend concrete footing to attach the structure to?
There are 2"x2" galvanized posts sunk in concrete at each corner of the original 20x30 shelter. Those posts are bolted to the support posts at those locations. In addition, 3' ground anchors are located at 5' intervals and bolted to the base rails.

There's no reason that I know of that you couldn't have a concrete footing though I don't think it's necessary unless local codes dictate it.

Ours seems very well anchored. I expect in something greater than a Cat 3 hurricane that the sheet metal would tear off before the frame would go. In any case, if that kind of weather is coming we don't plan on staying around to find out.
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I am interested in putting up a storage shed / roof for our 5th wheel up here in southern BC, Canada for the off season. We would need a 14' height clearance to the bottom of the rafters by about 12 - 15' in width and 45' long. Have any of you installed some of the metal roof structures? Do they hold up well with snow and wind loads? Any idea of a cost on something like this (we already have a gravel pad to park on and I would just like a roof structure to keep the snow and some sun off our unit)? I see there is a company that manufactures these metal roof structures (Coast to Coast Carports Inc.) in about the Nampa area (southern Idaho), any experience with these?
This link over on another thread will have all the info and pics you'll want.

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Does any one have a recommendation for a carport company? Have looked at several online but most of the national ones have a lot of complaints.
I live in Spring Hill, Fla area.
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We had a Morton steel building at our last MI home. Very pleased with it. On the other hand, our current building in MI's "thumb" was done by a small local contractor & has worked well.

Wish we could have a building for our MH at our FL home but Sugarmill doesn't allow such things.

I noted that Morton has a sales office in Gainesville.
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Thanks for the info, will look them up on line.
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