Many people are having a hard time determining whether or not to buy a certified or non certified metal carport. Carports in most areas have to meet certain requirements in areas that may be effected by high winds or heavy snow. Metal carports can be purchased with a certified wind rating to guarantee the consumer that the carport will stand up to a high velocity wind. These metal carports will be delivered and installed with anchors that are rated for the wind load in the area it will be installed. Certified metal carports will also carry a set of blueprints used for any permitting that may be needed to install the carport.
Non certified carports are made from the same material as the certified but do not carry a set of blueprints. These metal carports do not have a mandated wind load or snow load. However, if you are looking for a quality cover to protect your possessions in an area where you are not worried about high winds or heavy snow, these metal carports are the way to go.