How long does the fabric last?
Fabric life is affected by application, location and the physical elements the shelter is exposed to as well as the grade of material you have chosen. The big culprit is the UV from the sun.
9oz Heavy Duty Material : Forest Green, Gray , Brown, White, Translucent Greenhouse or Tan 1 Year Mfr. Warranty- 5 Year Life Expectancy
14.5oz Industrial Material: Forest Green, Gray , Brown, White or Tan 10 Year Mfr Warranty- 10-15 Year Life Expectancy
21.5oz Ultra-Duty Material: Hunter Green or White Only 10 Year Mfr Warranty- 15-20 Year Life Expectancy
Can I buy a replacement cover?
Absolutely. Carport Depot offers replacement cover kits, covers, end panels, front panels and enclosure kits for all products.. Recovering typically costs 60% of the original cost of the building.
How do I anchor it to the ground?
The shelter must be permanently anchored with any one of the following (Detailed anchoring options are included in each installation manual):
Auger Anchors – Dirt/Gravel/Asphalt
Easy Hook Anchor – Dirt/Gravel/Asphalt
Cement Wedge Anchors – Cement
How does it stand up to wind?
Because all of our products are not engineered buildings they CAN NOT be wind rated. Anchoring the shelter securely is critical to wind resistance. If extremely high winds or storms are predicted the structure can be dismantled and stored. However we do offer custom Pre Engineered Barn and Engineered Structures that carry a wind rating when properly anchored.
How does it stand up to snow? What style shelter is best for snow ?
Because our products are not engineered buildings they CAN NOT be snow load rated. Proper anchoring of your structure minimizes the impact from snow. Keeping snow off the roof area is strongly recommended. However we do offer custom Pre Engineered Barn and Engineered Structures that carry a snow rating when properly anchored.
The three styles are designed to handle normal snow loads. The House/Peak or Barn styles have more interior space because your sidewalls go straight up and down. The Round and Barn style buildings do allow for the snow to slide off more easily, and Barn styles have more roof supports in the frame. The square tube frame peak style models would be the strongest.
What happens if the cover rips or tears?
A common vinyl patch kit can be used with 3m spray adhesive number 90. Replacement covers are available also.