C & H Carports, Incorporated manufactures carports, garages, barns, and more. We offer three primary roof systems and a number of optional items for the units. Listed below is our knowledgebase and our three types roof systems for both carports and garages, as well as the components that go into each structure. Please click to enlarge each product's image for a detailed view and for more information.


The square tubing at the bottom sides of the building to which the legs or posts are attached.


The bow is one continuous piece of square tubing that shapes and supports roof of the metal building.

Certified Building

Certified buildings are engineered by a professional engineer to meet specific wind and snow loads. This type of building is always used when building inspection departments specify that wind load and/or snow requirements. Stamped or raised seal plans are available at an extra charge if your building codes/inspection department requires them.

Concrete Anchors

The anchor are often referred to as concrete wedge anchors. Concrete anchors used are use in fastening structural and non=structural elements to the concrete pad, in order to secure the building to the surface.

Corner Braces (Leg Braces)

Corner braces are channel-shape steel members that reinforce the structure of the building. On all of our buildings, four 2 feet long leg braces come standard and they are installed on each corner of the building. We recommend the use of 2 feet long corner braces on each building leg (2 per bow). For buildings with legs that are taller than 8 feet, we provide 4 feet long corner braces on each leg of the building (2 per bow). If there are ends or gable ends on the building, braces and not needed nor are they installed on those pairs of legs.

Extended Gable Ends

Extended Gable Ends are framing and steel panels, installed horizontally or vertically, with the same shape as the bow of the building. They are usually up to one panel deeper than the standard gable end. They can be installed on either end of the building and they extend down, usually, up to three feet from the top of the legs up. Extended gable ends can be installed vertically at an additional cost.

Gable Ends

Gable Ends are framing and a steel panel, installed horizontally or vertically, with the same shape as the bow of the building. They can be installed on either end of the building and they extend from the 3 inches below the top of the legs, upward. Gable ends can be installed vertically at an additional cost.

Garage Door

Our garage doors are the roll-up doors. As the door is raised, they retract into a cylinder or barrel shape above the door opening. We offer a variety of sizes up to 12′ x 12′. Please note there are no windows in our garage doors and they are only available in white.


Gauge refers to the thickness of the panels and tubular framing used on the buildings. The lower the gauge, the thicker and stronger the metal.

Hat Channel

Sometimes referred to as purlins, hat channel is used on carports and garages with vertical roof systems. It supports the vertically oriented panels on those systems.


Headers are placed at the top of the garage door frame when a door opening is requested, whether it is an opening with or without a door (walk-in or garage) is installed. Special headers are used on the side walls when a garage door or framed opening is wider than the post spacing. Since the load bearing walls are always on the side walls of our units, those special headers carry the roof load of the structure.


J-trim is used as an optional trim on the bottom edge of side paneling on the sides of carports to provide a finished appearance.


L-trim is used as trim on the ends of the panels of carports to provide a finished look. L-trim is also used one the exterior corners of garages.

Lag Bolts as Anchors

Lag bolts/screws are used to secure structural on non-structural base rail to a wood surface. Units that are installed on a wood foundation or deck cannot be engineer certified.


Legs are the vertical square tubing posts that connect the bows or trusses (top) to the base rail (bottom).

Mobile Home Anchors

Mobile home anchors are auger-type tie-downs that are used to securing the building to the graound where concrete is the installation surface. There two discs at the lower end of the anchor are helical in design. They are supplied with certified structures installed on the ground. They can be installed as an option on non-certified structures with ground installation, at an additional charge.

Non-Certified Structure

Non-certified structures are commonly used where building permits are not required or where engineered wind and snow loads aren’t specified. For best results and performance, we always recommend and engineer certified structure.


Our standard panels are 29 gauge corrugated steel. They are 3′ wide and they are available in standard lengths of 21′, 26′, 31′, and 36′. We offer 14 different colors.

Center Braces or Peak Braces

Center braces or peak braces are steel channels that are installed at the center of the bow all structures to reinforce the roof.

Peak Height

Peak high refers to the height from the surface to the to the highest point (apex) of the building.

Rebar Anchors

Rebar is a common steel reinforcing rod. Our rebar anchors are made from this reinforcing bar and they are 1/2″ x 32″ long. They have a 5/8″ nut welded onto one end. They are installed through a hole drilled into the base rail and they secure the building in both ground and asphalt, non-certified installations.

Ridge Cap

Ridge cap is a piece of metal that sits on the ridge of the roof on all vertical roof units. Its function is to cover the seam where the roof panels meet at the apex of the building.

Roof Styles

We offer three roof styles. Vertical roof, A-Frame, and regular The differences are described below:

Vertical Roof Style – BEST – A-Frame Design Roof with the panels installed vertically. The corrugated ridges in the panel run from the ridge cap down the eave side of the building. This allows dirt, trash, water, and snow to exit off to the eave side of the building. Water and snow will tend to lay longer on the horizontally oriented roof, like the A-frame and Regular style until the water evaporates or the snow melts off. Steel panels on home and business roof-tops are always installed vertically. The roof bow/truss has a welded transition via a steel pin on to the legs. This unit has vertical roof trim on the sides and ends for a finished appearance as well as hat channel to support the vertical panels and it adds rigidity to the structure. All buildings longer than 36’ should be vertical since our longest panel is 36’ and we would have to splice or lap horizontally sheeted buildings.
A-Frame Roof Style – BETTER – A-Frame Design Roof with the panels are installed horizontally. The corrugated ridges in the panel run from front to back or end to end. It is more affordable since it does not have the hat channel and ridge cap that the vertical roof has to support the vertical panels. The roof bow/truss has a welded transition via a steel pin onto the legs. The underneath eave sides of the roof bow or truss are covered with boxed eave trim for a nice finished appearance. All buildings longer than 36’ should be vertical since our longest panel is 36’ and we would have to splice or lap horizontally paneled buildings.
Regular Roof Style – GOOD – Radius Bend Frame Design with the panels are installed horizontally. The corrugated ridges in the panel run from front to back or end to end. The regular style is the most economical unit since it does not have the hat channel, the ridge cap, the eave-side trim, nor the welded transition from the roof bow/truss to the leg. All buildings longer than 36’ should be vertical since our longest panel is 36’ and we would have to splice or lap horizontally paneled buildings


A truss is a triangular shaped frame that is made of steel and they are stronger than a bow. They are standard on buildings larger than 24′ wide. Trusses are optional on buildings that are 24′ wide and less.


The tubing forms the frames of our structures. We offer as standard the 14 gauge 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ square tubing. As an option, our buildings can be constructed with a stronger 12 gauge 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ square tubing, at an additional charge.

Walk-in doors

Our optional walk in doors are 32″ Wide x 72″ High or 36″ Wide x 80″ High and they have a 9″ x 9″ diamond-shaped window. All walk-in doors are white. You may choose to have a walk-in door without a window at no additional charge.


Our optional windows are 30″ x 30″ and we offer them with and without grids

End Walls

End Walls are used to close the Metal Buildings Ends (Front walls and Back walls). Galvanized Steel Framing and Painted Corrugated Steel Panels are used to make it strong and durable enough to stand.








In addition to providing the best carports in Crockett, TX and in surrounding cities in Houston county, we also provide RV shelters, enclosed metal garages, prefabricated metal buildings, barns, and workshops to Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, Garland, TX, Arlington, TX, Druso, TX, Latexo, TX, Oldham, TX, Cut, TX, Hopewell, TX, El Caney, TX, Porter Springs, TX, Arbor,TX and other cities and communities in the Lone Star State. Customers in the area love our durable steel structures, which feature a 14 gauge or optional 12 gauge galvanized, tubular steel frame that is rot, fire, and pest resistant. Our 29 gauge galvanized steel panels can handle the varied Texas heat and storms. We also have a heavier 26 gauge option for those customers that want a more durable exterior steel panel. Both non-certified and engineer certified (rated for wind and snow) are available in widths up to 24'. All units wider than 24' are engineer certified. If your area's building inspections department requires a building permit, you would need an engineer certified unit. We offer widths from 12' wide to 40' wide and side heights up to 14'. For steel buildings and structures that are fully enclosed, we offer roll-up doors in a variety of widths and heights, as well as personnel/walk-in doors, and windows.

Ordering Metal Carports for Crockett, TX 75835

Getting a metal building from C&H Carports is simple and easy. Most customers visit one of our knowledgeable carport dealer representatives to place their order. Their staff will work with you to ensure that you get the right car port, enclosed garage, barn, or other building that you need. Those dealers can provide you with the most current carport prices and options. Once you have selected the unit that you need, the dealer collect a small down payment to get your order started and they will forward your order to our East Texas manufacturing. The staff at C&H Carports will contact you to ensure that your order is to your specification and once that is confirmed, we will begin the manufacturing process. We build the unit in our plant using efficient modular manufacturing methods and we inspect each process that you receive the highest quality unit. Once the unit is built to your specifications, we contact you to schedule delivery and installation. Almost always, from start of order to installation, it usually take from two to four weeks. We do experience higher demands and certain times of the year. For detailed information and the most accurate installation lead times, contact your C & H Carports dealer or contact us directly.

Installation and Delivery

On the day of installation, the crew will arrive to install your unit. Generally, we schedule for morning, mid-day or afternoon. We don't specify and exact time as weather or other unexpected conditions may impede the crew's progress. The job site should be free from obstructions (unless pre-approved in advance), should have no overhead utility lines within 12' of the site, and no underground utilities lines, unless they are well marked. The crew will begin to erect your structure. Installation is usually quick and efficient because of the modular construction methods used. As always, please call us for additional questions and assistance. 


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