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Will water seep underneath my base rail?

Yes, you can have water seeping beneath your base rails if you do not have a sealant package applied during your building’s installation. Water seepage will occur because, while the base rail is laid flush with your foundation, it is still not completely sealed and there will be room water to enter. However, if you have purchased our sealant package, this will be applied directly to your base rail during installation and will prevent any water from seeping into your building. During installation, a foam strip is applied to the bottom of the base rail and, once the base rail is being set, the weight of the steel will push down on the base rail and flatten the foam strip until it is completely flat against the foundation and the rail. From there, a strip of polyurethane sealant is applied on both the inside and the outside of your building! Here you can find more info on water seepage and preventative measures. 

The Midwest Steel Difference

When you choose Midwest Steel Carports, Inc. you choose high-quality and an exceptional customer experience. To best serve our customers, we never sacrifice value; therefore, our pricing is not the lowest. However, we guarantee an overall industry-leading product and service that will continuously exceed your expectations.  Continue for value.

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A-Frame Horizontal Roof

A-Frame Horizontal roofs give your structure a residential look. The sheet panels run from side to side and does not have purlins or ridge cap. The increase in price to upgrade to A-Frame Horizontal is the additional welding needed on your trusses (bows). An excellent option to keep your residential look for residential areas for a minimum upgrade costs.


A-Frame Vertical Roof

Known as the best choice for areas that experience extreme weather conditions, the vertical roof style is hands down the best choice for Michigan weather. The roof panels run from the pitch to the eaves causing heavy snows, rain, and natural elements to slide off the roof easily. In order to tie down the panels to the structure, we must add purlins or hat channels lengthwise making the structure more rigid. The finished look with special trim all around the roof and ridge cap makes this roof style the best option.

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