Rejection of Order and Cancellation of Contract: Seller reserves the right, at any time before installation of the Unit, to reject this Order or cancel this contract by notice in writing to Buyer. Upon giving such notice, Seller will refund any deposit received from Buyer. Buyer agrees that such refund shall be Buyer’s exclusive remedy for such cancellation.
Legal Authority for Installation: Before installation of the Unit, Buyer shall obtain every permit or other authorization required for the lawful erection of the Unit on site designated by Buyer. If Buyer fails to obtain any such required permit or authorization: (i) such failure voids any and all warranties otherwise applicable to the Unit, and (ii) Buyer shall indemnify and hold Seller harmless for all damages or cost, including attorney fees, which Seller may incur as a result thereof. Seller will install the Unit on the site designated by Buyer upon the property specified on the face hereof; BUT, if Seller delivers the unassembled Unit and installation is not completed due to Buyer’s breach by failure to obtain any required permit or by failure adequately prepare the site, including the location of underground utilities, Seller may, in its sole discretion, terminate this contract and retain Buyer’s deposit as liquidated damage for Buyer’s breach.
Site preparation: Before delivery, Buyer shall designate a site on the property identified as the Location on the face hereof and prepare such site for installation of the Unit, which preparation shall include making the site level, removing all electrical wire less than 15 feet above the intended height of the Unit, removing all underground utilities below the site, and any other improvement reasonably necessary. If Seller determines that the site is not prepared or suitable for installation, Seller may, at its option, terminate the contract or make such further improvements as may be reasonably necessary. If Seller makes further improvements to the site. Buyer agrees to pay the reasonable cost thereof upon completion.
Scheduling Delivery and Installation: Seller will make a good faith effort to deliver and install unit within 60 days after Seller’s acceptance of this Contract, and will notify Buyer at least 24 hours before delivery, Buyer may, by written notice received by the seller not more than 7 days after Seller’s acceptance hereon, delay the delivery and installation for up to 60 days. In no event will Seller. liable for any damage or consequential damages resulting from any delay in delivery or installation of the Unit.
Change Orders: No change in the Unit or its specifications is binding on Seller unless requested by Buyer’s written change order and approved in writing by Seller. Any change requested by Buyer constitutes Buyer’s consent to resulting changes in the Price.
Payment Terms: Buyer agrees to pay the Price, including any increase for any Change Order, in full at the time of installation. Buyer agrees that any unpaid balances due after installation shall thereafter bear interest at a rate of 2% per month until such balance is paid. Buyer agrees to pay any and all expenses incurred in collecting unpaid amounts, including but not limited to attorney and court fees.
Check Policy: If your check is returned unpaid, for any reason, there will a processing fee of $30.00 The check writer is also responsible for any other reasonable cost associated with the collection of any return eta check, including attorney’s fees and court costs.
Miscellaneous: This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Texas and any action against Seller hereunder shall be brought only in a court of on sitting in Van Zandt County, Texas. The term Buyer, as used herein, includes said persons named on the face hereof, their heirs, successors and assigns and shall include singular, masculine, feminine as required by the context. This Agreement, including only the face, reverse and online terms of service hereof constitutes the complete agreement and all prior descriptions, representations, negotiations or agreements are merged herein and superseded hereby.
Limited Warranty: As to all Units, Seller warrants that its installation of the Unit will be free of defects in workmanship and carry a 90-day roof water leak warranty. This Unit comes with a 10 Year rust through warranty. Any alteration or abuse of the Unit shall void such limited warranties. Seller’s liability for any warranty claim is limited to repair or replacement, at seller’s option, of the unit. Seller makes no warranties, express or implied, other than those expressly stated herein. Seller makes no warranty of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose and shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages, including but not limited to damage to any other property.
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 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 mechanics 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 home owners 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 seasonal delays can extend that time up to 6-8 weeks depending on factors such as weather, workload. 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 lift 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 is the customer’s expense
- Site preparation *VERY IMPORTANT*
A level pad site is the most important aspect in constructing a good quality building. If you want a building that looks great and functions right, make sure your site is level and dry. 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 $300.00 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 installed?
Ensure 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 metal building?
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 discount?
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 12×26 frame is 12×25, a 20×21 frame is 20×20 and a 24×31 is frame size 24×30 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 inside the building and approximately 1-2″s deep. (a 2×6 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 toll 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.