Why is Galvanized Steel a widely used Perfect Fit?
From the dawn of industrial-level manufacturing, steel has undoubtedly been the most favored material for building strong and durable construction projects. This is attributed to its higher tensile strength, durability, flexibility, environment-friendliness, and cost value.
What is the Difference between Regular Steel and Galvanized Steel:
Regular steel is made of iron; hence it is non-resistant to moisture, and over time it will erode to the point of failure. Galvanized steel is corrosion-resistant because there is a zinc coating that is applied to regular steel that acts as a physical barrier to prevent corrosion.
What are Commonly-Used Gauge Materials?
Galvanized steel structures have an excellent strength-to-weight characteristic to withstand the harsh elements. When the tubing and sheet-frame are being produced for steel buildings, their thickness is one of the measures that determine the sturdiness of the building.
Gauge is defined as the unit of steel’s thickness measured in inches or millimeters. The lower the gauge, the thicker and better the steel is. Obviously, the thicker the steel tubing/framing is, the sturdier the building will be.
There are two gauges used for the framework in the prefabricated “light gauge” steel building industry; 12-gauge and 14-gauge. These materials differ in the strength and price.
14-gauge steel buildings are popular and economical.These metal structures can be certified to meet most local wind and snow loads by adding additional features such as anchors and braces to the structure.
On the other hand, a 12-gauge steel building is stronger with the thicker material. A 12-gauge building allows for greater snow and wind loads. This assures the structure will be more durable and weather resistant.
What is 12-Gauge Steel Framing? Why Upgrade to 12-Gauge Steel?
A thicker steel can obviously support more snow load and is suitable for higher wind speed ratings. 12-gauge is our preferred choice for all industrial applications. However, many of our residential customers prefer 12-gauge over 14-gauge. The reason is the customers desire the higher tensile strength and robustness of a 12-gauge structure. While many carport companies offer price discounts on 14-gauge buildings, Carport Central brings you the best buildings in 12-gauge at the most competitive price compared to any other manufacturer’s 12-gauge building.
12-gauge steel framing is thicker and stronger. It measures 2 ¼” x 2 ¼” in diameter and has a standard steel thickness range of 0.095 to 0.1046 inches. Whereas, the galvanized steel has a thickness of 14 gauge is in the thickness range of 0.068 to 0.074. The 12 gauge is superior and enables construction of buildings with a terrific strength-to-weight ratio.
If you would like to upgrade to a carport or metal structure frame with a higher tensile strength that can support higher snow loads and wind load ratings, then a 2 ¼” x 2 ¼” 12-gauge steel frame would be your best option.
Carport Central offers this 12-gauge upgrade at discounted rates exclusively for a limited period. Contact us at (980) 321-9898 and we will give you a price quote.
Can You Show Me an Example of a Steel Building?
Steel Building prices vary by state and location. Check out this 12-gauge steel building designed for a customer who wanted to store his boats.
The above 12-gauge building is a 20 feet wide x 46 feet long x 11 feet tall, A-frame roof style RV Carport with gabled ends and a panel on each side.
This 12-gauge RV Carport also has additional 4 ft. bracings throughout. Since this building was installed in a heavy snow region, it was certified for a 65 PSF ground snow load. The best part of your purchase is that you get free delivery and installation of your steel building, which may vary based upon installation location.
If you want to purchase the same style RV Carport, visit RV metal shelters. We can build carports, garages, RV sheds, car sheds, utility buildings, workshops, and clear span buildings in 12-gauge tubing material at competitive prices. Our carport prices are amongst the lowest in the industry and we take pride in our workmanship.
Check our awesome 3D Building Designing and Pricing tool to custom design your dream building at – 3D Building Estimator
What Perks Does Carport Central Offer Me?
At Carport Central, all 12-gauge and 14-gauge steel buildings come with:
- Free Delivery and Installation
- One-year workmanship warranty
- Ten-year panel warranty
- 20-year rust-through frame warranty
What is the Difference between 12-Gague vs. 14-Gauge Steel Framing?
It is relatively easy to understand that stronger steel means that your metal buildings, carports, garages, barns and RV covers are better weather resistant and most Carport Central partner manufacturers make custom steel frames at relatively low cost.
The 14-gauge steel is the most economical industry standard and nationally accepted for carport and metal structures. Whereas 12-gauge steel is thicker and can withstand heavy snow and high winds, which makes it more suitable for snowy, tropical, and coastal areas.
How Do I Choose the Perfect Steel Gauge Framing for My Building?
This depends on your building requirements. You can choose anything from a single top only carport, an enclosed garage, an A-frame barn with a lean-to, an industrial workshop, a commercial storage building, an RV parking garage, or a clear span structure–anything that suits your requirements can be built with 14-gauge or 12-gauge materials.
If you live in the Northeastern states where there are higher snow accumulations every winter, you will need a snow certified structure and a stronger building to shelter your possessions. If you live on the East Coast, your steel building might encounter winds and storms. In such scenarios, the building should be wind certified.
Contact us now to learn more about your regional certifications and custom options that will be a perfect fit your budget and requirements.
I Want to Know More About 12-Gauge Steel Framing.
In the United States the standard gauge for sheet and plate iron are listed below:
To know more about the gauge size standard of different metals have a look at the sheet metal gauge size chart.
Contact Us and we promise to price match any building constructed of 12-gauge framing throughout the country.
Let’s talk at – (980) 321-9898