Frequently Asked Questions

What sizes do the kits come in?
Our standard models provide 20’ and 40’ space between the containers (inside edges). All kits are 20’ long and multiple kits can be connected end-to-end.
What do the measurements refer to?
The width is the total span across which is from container to container. The length refers to the measurement along the containers and along the roof ridge line.
How large of a span can the kits have?
40′ maximum space between the containers
What are the peak heights of your kits?

They are:

GB36 – 12.5’
GB56 – 14.6’
GB5630 – 24’
GM20 – 13.7’
GM40 – 17.9’

What are the slopes of your kits?
The GB36 and GB56 gable have an approximate 2.5/12 pitch and 12 degree slope. The GM20 gambrel has a 5/12 pitch and 23 degree slope on the upper section and 7/12, 30 degree on the lower section. The GM40 gambrel has an approximate 4/12 pitch and 17 degree upper section and a 7/12, 30 degree lower section.The GB5630 has a 7/12 pitch and 30 degree slope.
How thick are the roof panels?
The roof panels are 26 gauge.
Can I use multiple kits in a row to create a longer space?
Yes. You may connect as many kits end-to-end as you like. There won’t be any gaps between the kits. For example: You will need two kits which are 20’ long each for 40’ containers.
How do the kits connect to the containers?
We use our own bracket system to lock them into the container corner pin point holes. No welding is required.
What are the wind and snow load ratings?

The kits come in a variety of rating options. See our Podroof Price List for wind and snow load ratings by model. Rating for specific designs can be viewed by following the online step-by-step quoting/ordering process.

Are the parts weather resistant?
Yes. Our products are made of all American galvanized steel and are ready to be used outdoors and weather resistant.
Are all necessary parts provided in the kits?
Yes. All parts needed to construct your kit and connect it to the containers will be included.
Are instructions provided?
Yes. Instruction manuals and diagrams are provided after an order is placed.
Do you offer optional walls for the ends?
We expect to introduce tarp end walls in the near future.
What parts are included with the gutter option?
Gutters and downspouts for each side, end caps, and all attachment parts needed.
What types of equipment could be used to construct Podroof® kits?
Lifting equipment (i.e., bucket lift, forklift), scaffolding, and ladders.
How long does it take to construct a kit?
The time varies depending on the quantity, type of kits, experience, weather, install location and equipment. An average for a single, small kit is one work day.
Can your kits be dis-assembled, moved and re-assembled?
Yes, they are designed with this in mind.
Does Shield assemble/construct Podroof® kits?
No, we are not involved in the assembly of the Podroof® kits. They’re intended to be a self-assembled kit for the end-user.
Can Podroof® help me get building approval/permitting?
We cannot acquire permits on your behalf. We can provide information to an engineer or building department on your behalf after an order is placed.
What is your warranty?
We offer a 20-year warranty.
What is your return policy?
We do not accept returns due to the custom nature of our products. We’ll do everything necessary to make your kits usable as intended should there be any problem.
How are the kits packed and shipped?
The large, structure parts are packed in bundles and shipped by flatbed truck. The small parts are palletized and shipped by common carrier (Fed Ex Freight, Roadrunner, etc.). We ship from multiple locations nationwide to provide the best service.
How much are the freight charges?

Freight is determined after your order is placed. If you’d like to get an idea of freight charges, please call or email

Will the freight company unload the shipment?
No. The drivers will not unload any orders. It’s the customer’s responsibility to unload their shipments.
How do I place an order?

Orders for our standard kits can be placed here. You can view a helpful walk-through of the order process here.

How do I order a custom kit?
You first submit our online quote request form. We will respond with a quote.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept all Major Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB), checks, wire transfers, Paypal and Paypal Credit, and outside financing (AP Financing). A waiting period will be required for checks before your order will be processed.
What is your lead-time?
It is normally 4-5 weeks from receipt of order and payment.

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact us.