Terms & conditions and what to expect
Additional terms and things you should know about the
construction of your building.
The contract you sign with Texwin/Winslows is put in place to protect the Seller and the Buyer.
Pay attention to all areas of the contract, any item you wish to be part of our agreement must be on the contract, if it is not there, insist the salesperson write it in somewhere and initial it or it is not part of our agreement. If we dont know your expectation we cant be be responsible in making sure you're getting what you planned for. We insist on providing a drawing for our representative and buyer to sign, this is just one more step to ensure your satisfaction with our company, because if we are not sure about the product you're expecting it is not likely you will like the results. For plain talk about building a quality steel carport, contact Texwin Carports at 800 6364700.
What happens if I don't pay in full upon completion?
Throughout this process we will protect our lien rights, this means we may file a mechanics lien if not paid in full upon completion. A mechanic's lien clouds the title of the property and can give a contractor, subcontractor, or materials supplier the right to potentially force the sale of your property in order to cover the cost of work they performed or materials they used to improve the property.
What materials are used to make the structures?
The majority of components utilized in our frames are made of 14 gauge 2 1/2" by 2 1/2" galvanized steel tubing with some 2.1/4 x 2 1/4 used for end walls and other framing needs and 2 1/4" by 2 1/4" for 12 gauge buildings. All Sheet metal is 29 ga with a premium paint. 26 ga sheet metal can be ordered for an additional charge
What are the frame dimensions for my carport/garage?
The exact dimensions of the frame are as follows:
If the carport is a 12'x21', the frame will be 12' outside to outside of the frame, and the length will be 20' end to end.
If an 18'x31', the width will be 18' outside to outside, length 30' end to end and so forth. The extra foot of length comes from the standard 6" of roof overhang on each end of the structure. Note: Vertical roofs do not overhang on the end!
How is my building anchored?
There are three anchoring types. (1).
Concrete expansion bolts. If the structure is to be mounted to a concrete pad or footing, then traditional Concrete expansion bolts would be used. Our crews will drill a hole into the concrete insert the anchors and tighten the bolt, there is a slight chance the concrete side could break out during this procedure TEXWIN accepts no responsibilities if this happens, but the repair is simply using some concrete patch on the side of the slab.
(2) Helical mobile home anchor. On our certified buildings, a Helical mobile home anchor is used at the rate of 1 per 100 sq ft. On non-certified structures, these can be purchased as an optional item
(3) 30" Rebar anchor. We offer a 30" rebar anchor that is intended for use when a structure is mounted directly to dirt or gravel surface. All ground anchors are installed at homeowners direction, if the homeowner isn't sure about gas, sewer, water or other subterranean risk he should call ahead for a dig test, (811) Texwin accepts no responsibility for unmarked subterranean hazards. If there is rock or other hard surface that will not allow the anchor system you have requested, we cannot accept responsibility for anchoring the building, - if rebar anchors bend when we are trying to drive them in we will cut them off to a length that we can drive them in it will be your responsibility to permanently anchor your building. The best answer for this circumstance is pouring a concrete pad on which the building can be anchored. If you are building a pad site which requires more than 6" of new fill you would be well advised to pour a concrete foundation to anchor the building to
What kind of warranty is there on the building for storm damage?
There is no warranty for storm damage, this type of damage is considered an "Act of god". The best insurance to avoid this kind of damage is to buy a certified building with 12 ga framing, 26 ga sheet metal and then mount it to a concrete foundation and have a good insurance policy on the building as well. Contact your insurance carrier for good advice here.
How long does it take from the time I place my order until the time the building is installed?
The majority of our installations are completed in 3-5 weeks! However some areas/ seasons could possibly take up to 5-6 weeks depending on factors such as weather, workload, etc...We can't install buildings in Rain, threatening weather, high wind or if the mud resulting from rain inhibits our access to the site.
CARPORT OR RV COVER MOVING IN THE WIND.
Any structure that does not have either siding, sheeting or framing on all four sides will move or sway in high winds. So, if you buy a carport or RV cover without sides or ends enclosed it will sway in the wind without exception. The taller the structure is the worse it will sway. This is normal, even an entire house can be shaken from one end prior to siding being installed. The answer to this is add sides and ends to the building or bury post in the ground and bolt them to the side of the unit to eliminate movement. Swaying or moving in the wind is not a warranty or recheck issue and does not prevent the use of the building. If a customer does not want any movement in the building they are purchasing the above steps should be taken as a prevention.
What are the tallest legs that can be ordered?
The tallest legs that can be ordered are 14 feet. Anything taller than 14 feet can be ordered by special approval only ( additional cost) Our installation professionals are equipped with the tools to to handle installations of up to 14 feet. Any Building 26'- 30' wide or wider with legs taller than 12 feet will require a telehandler style life on site. Any building over 30 wide will require a lift at any leg height. The cost is usually around 1200.00 for this lift and at the customer's expense
Site preparation *VERY IMPORTANT*
A level pad site is the most important aspect in building a Plumb, Square Building that looks great, functions right, (meaning doors work well and overall satisfaction is critical. IF YOUR SITE IS NOT LEVEL, CONCRETE OR WOOD BLOCKS (CUSTOMER PROVIDED) MAY BE USED TO INSTALL THE BUILDING. THIS CREATES MANY UNDESIRABLE QUALITIES IN THE BUILDING AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED. SEE EXAMPLE HERE.
TEXWIN WILL DO THIS TYPE OF INSTALLATION ONLY AT THE CUSTOMER REQUEST AND RISK. THERE IS NO WARRANTY WITH THIS TYPE OF INSTALLATION. IF A RESCHEDULED INSTALLING IS NECESSARY BECAUSE THE SITE WAS NOT READY WHEN WE ARRIVED, THERE WILL BE A $200.00 RESCHEDULE FEE THAT WILL APPLY. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SITE BEFORE WE ARRIVE. IT WILL SAVE TIME AND MONEY! A STRING LEVEL IS ABOUT $3.00 AT ANY HARDWARE STORE
- Other site preparation should be completed before my building is
Insure that the site designated for product installation is cleared of debris, level and accessible to our installation team. If you prefer not to pour a concrete slab for your metal structure we will gladly install the carport or other metal building on your level property. Please use a string line bubble level or other means to check your site before we arrive to ensure your site is level. In order to provide you with affordable products, with quick installation, the customer is responsible for any local permits, covenant searches, rights of way, set-back restrictions and site preparation. Our Crews must be able to drive to within 50 ft of the site of the structure or additional labor fees will incur to carry material to the location. Keep this in mind please - Hills, Trees, Mud, Houses, Fences and Outbuildings all can be obstacles that impede our delivery to your site. It is illegal and unsafe to install a metal building under overhead power lines, so please make sure none are close to your building site. Neglecting to notify us of these impediments in writing can result in additional charges.
- Should I consider a vertical roof versus a horizontal roof in my
Horizontal roofs run parallel to the sides and ridge or front to back of the carport or garage. Water, snow, etc., will drain to the front and back of the building. On a vertical roof, the ridges of the steel panels run from the top of the carport or garage to the sides. This roof configuration displaces water, snow, etc., much more efficiently. Vertical roof is stronger, better and an upgrade. (included on 32 wide and larger clear span buildings)
- What are the spacing of the frame legs/bows?
As a general rule, the spacing of the frame legs/bows are 4 feet or 5 feet on center. End Wall uprights when present are typically from 4-6' apart depending on the structures requirements.
- What if I need to change my order or make a revision?
If you have already placed your order and you need to make a change, please contact the person you placed your order from to complete a revision. We are happy to make any adjustments, but please be aware you may receive additional charges. Your ability to make changes may depend on where the manufacturer is in the process of filling the order, and will require a signature for the revised order.
- If I am buying for business or purchasing multiple units, can I get a
When purchasing multiple buildings at one time there may be a discount available. (4 or more with an average price of 3500.00 or more)
- What is a certified building?
A certified building is built differently than a non-certified building at an additional charge. A certified building has been designed by an engineer to have a ratings for wind and snow load. Please note there is no additional warranty on certified buildings.
- Your structures frame size is an outside measurement. Frame size is
normally 1 ft shorter than call size.
As examples a 12x26 frame is 12x25, a 20x21 frame is 20x20 and a 24x31 is frame size 24x30 and so on. If you have questions about this please contact us for more information.
- A concrete pad should be the same size as the frame of the building, not larger because water can seep under the base rail and into the building.
- All garage type door should have a door recess in the slab 6" wider than the door and protrude 5-6's in side the building and approximately 1-2"s deep. ( a 2x6 works well here.) This will not allow water to enter the building under the door. Look at the garage door on most modern homes for example.
- Can concrete flex enough to damage my steel building?
Yes! Because of our expansive clay soils.This is easier to imagine if you think of gumbo clay as a sponge or an accordion in that it expands significantly as it absorbs water and correspondingly shrinks when that water evaporates or is absorbed by the roots of landscape plants. This process is a very powerful force. As gumbo clay shrinks or swells the resulting movement in the soil moves and flexes the concrete foundation as well. it damages foundations and forms cracks in a lawn many feet deep.
- The result of this heaving of the soil can cause concrete to flex resulting is the sheet metal on the sides of the building to wrinkle (distort) but will generally return to normal as moister content in the soil returns to normal, eventually the effects of the flexing ground will take its toil on the concrete in a more permanent form with cracks.
- The only known answer to this is 24" deep footings and a 6" thick slab.
This is an additional expense that is only done at the request of the
customer but should largely keep concrete flex to a minimum. Still no
guarantee but should help substantially.