FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Frequently asked questions can be directed to our team members that will collect project details to ensure we can best serve you and your project within this chat. Don’t have all the answers? No problem, we will help you find them.
Questions about M Bar C Construction
Why should I work with M Bar C Construction?
Unlike our competitors, we don’t subcontract out our structures to be installed by outside companies that you don’t know. You can trust that M Bar C team members are committed to your project every step of the way; from estimating to installation, your project is completed in-house, increasing project accuracy, quality, and overall efficiency.
Our Quality Assurance services are one of the many resources that make our project support unique. This additional support ensures that your project experiences the highest possible return on investment.
M Bar C is proud of our award-winning safety program and industry-recognized safety processes. Our safety training program is followed through every step, thus increasing site productivity and reducing overall costs.
What products & services does M Bar C Construction provide?
We provide innovative and high-quality project design and installation solutions for solar and non-solar carports, DSA-approved shade structures, repair services, ground mount, rooftop solar systems, fabric shade canopies, and awnings.
M Bar C Construction also provides EPC services to the right end client. Availability for EPC support is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
My project has extra challenges, how can M Bar C support me?
We provide dedicated and specialized support that will sort through every detail of your site in correlation to your project goals; from extreme temperatures to geographical challenges, to urban area traffic to limited space concerns, we’ve found the solutions before and we will find solutions time and time again.
What areas does M Bar C serve?
For the right project, we can go anywhere within the United States. We primarily serve the western and northeastern parts of the United States. Curious how far our projects have taken us? Please take a moment to check out our Project Map to learn more.
* Unfortunately, at this time, M Bar C Construction is not entertaining international projects.
How does safety effect my project?
We have created an award-winning and industry-recognized safety program. We utilize site safety audits, company-wide accountability practices, extensive education, and training to provide the best possible safety program. Through the vigilance and dedication of M Bar C team members; M Bar C Construction is proud to have an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) of .83 (2021).
Solar Carports vs. Roof-Top/Ground Mount System/ Why Solar Carports?
Rooftop systems often require substantial roof repairs and upgrades necessary for a rooftop solar system to be installed. As solar carports prove to be a valuable and effective renewable energy solution, states like Massachusetts offer incentives for solar canopies versus rooftop or ground mount installations.
How does M Bar C's design build support benefit my project?
M Bar C installs over 5 million sq. feet of steel structures per year; with that expertise comes the confidence in our teams strategically providing customized structure solutions tailored to your needs.
Design and Installation Questions
When should heavy gauge steel or light gauge steel be used?
When creating your project solution, M Bar C team members will consider site specifics in effort to provide the best-cost solution for your site.
How do you determine foundation requirements?
Do I need a DSA approved structure? (CA Only)
Can I buy a carport/shade kit from M Bar C and install it myself?
Can you support a single-family residential solar project?
How are snow loads, wind limits and seismic requirements determined?
What water management options are available?
How does installation scheduling work?
Cost & Financing Questions
What information do I need to provide to get a project quote?
How does project financing work?
M Bar C Construction will provide you with multiple financing options, from tax benefits to project financing opportunities. We partner with long-standing and experienced financing firms to help you finance your system.
How can M Bar C help me meet budget?
How much do carports cost? What is your price per watt?
What are cost drivers for carports?
M Bar C team members expertly assess all relevant details and qualify project specifics customized to your end client and site requirements. (When applicable; not applicable to DSA-PC jobs).
What state and federal tax incentives might be available?
Policies & Incentives by State Database
Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): Solar Investment Tax Credit Fact Sheet
Guide to the Federal Investment Tax Credit for Commercial Solar Photovoltaics
*Please note that although we are the carport and shade experts at M Bar C Construction, we aren’t tax advisors. We strongly encourage you to reach out to a tax professional for further information regarding tax incentives