Metal Utility Carports
If you’ve ever needed the combined protection of an enclosed metal building and a carport for your vehicles, a metal utility carport is a fantastic solution. Also known as combination buildings, these structures are versatile, offering the benefits of a carport alongside a fully-enclosed shed. They’re a perfect choice for residential, commercial, and even agricultural uses. And with a wide range of customization options to choose from, you can build these flexible structures any way you want!
In North Carolina, the cost of wooden building materials has skyrocketed, making many construction projects an exercise in financial and logistical frustration. This is one of many reasons steel has seen such a rise in popularity. Metal utility buildings are durable, cost-effective, and require a fraction of the maintenance and upkeep that wooden alternatives do. They’re also far more customizable than the competition.
As a result of these increased wood prices, many residents of the Tarheel State are turning to steel structures for their carports, sheds, garages, barns, houses, and businesses, to name a few. These structures are no longer just cold, impersonal metal buildings, either! With modern engineering and the latest developments in the metal building industry, these structures can be adapted for any application under the sun!
North Carolina Utility Carports: A Modern Solution for a Wide Range of Needs
It doesn’t matter the application! A utility carport can be designed and customized for a vast array of purposes. For homeowners, these structures are a great way to keep your vehicles covered while still setting aside room for tools, possessions, or valuables. And with a wide range of customization options, you can easily adapt your structure to be an enclosed garage with a carport overhang, giving you the ability to maintain your vehicles no matter the weather outside. They’re also a great choice for agricultural projects, making fantastic barns, feed buildings, and heavy equipment sheds.
The Many Features of Utility Carports
There are a ton of different ways that utility carports beat out any alternative. We could go on for ages about all the ways that a steel building is a more durable, cost-effective, and longer-lasting construction choice than wood. But we won’t! Let’s just narrow it down to a few of the features you’ll receive with a utility carport:
Utility Carport Sizes
Unlike wooden options that require an engineer to alter a building’s size, our metal carports can be constructed to any dimensions you need. From smaller equipment sheds to enormous steel warehouses, the options are virtually endless!
Your structure doesn’t have to be drab and lifeless! Add a splash of color to your metal utility building to make it really pop! We have a large selection of colors to choose from! And if subtlety is more your style, you can choose the color of your trim, roofing, and wainscoting as well!
14-gauge framing and 29-gauge paneling are industry standards for most metal buildings, but if you live in an area that often sees violent weather patterns, you can always reinforce your structure by upgrading to 12-gauge framing and 26-gauge paneling. This will give your building the added strength to take on any project no matter what Mother Nature has in store!
Roof Styles for Your Metal Utility Building
We offer several roofing systems depending on your budget and needs! These include:
- Regular Roof – A regular roof system is your more “classic carport” look with rounded corners and peaks combined with horizontal paneling. It’s a cost-effective option that’s great if you’re looking for a more modern aesthetic. This roofing type is designed to work well in regions that have mild climates with low wind and minimal rainfall.
- A-Frame Roof – The next step up, an A-frame roof has a more traditional feel, with overhanging awnings, a sharp roof peak, and horizontally placed panels. This is a fantastic mid-level option that’s designed to stand up to high winds but with minimal rainfall.
- Vertical Roof – A vertical roof combines the A-frame look with vertical panels. This clever feat of engineering allows snow, rain, and debris to easily fall from your structure, minimizing the need for regular maintenance and repairs. Vertical roofs, despite being the most expensive of the roofing options, are designed to stand up to high winds, rain, and heavy snowfall and are your best choice if you live in a region that regularly sees such weather.
In addition to the aforementioned features, metal utility carports can be retrofitted with a vast array of custom additions, including doors and windows, custom paneling, wainscoting, cupolas, and much more! These features will allow you to build a structure that’s specific to you and your needs.
Why Choose a Metal Utility Carport Over Wooden Alternatives
Beyond aesthetics, it’s hard for wooden construction methods to live up to the standards steel has set in the last half a century. And with modern technology and state-of-the-art engineering, that gap has only widened. But let’s take a moment and break down some of the biggest factors that make steel buildings a far superior building option.
If you’ve built any structure from wood in the last decade, you already know that sourcing wood has become an incredibly difficult and expensive task. Some building projects will sit idle for months waiting on wood shipments to arrive. But with steel, that isn’t a problem. Quicker lead times and construction periods allow metal building projects to come together far faster than wooden alternatives.
Unlike wooden options that are easily damaged by mites, mice, and vermin, steel buildings are naturally resistant to pests. They provide no food or bedding source for this creepy crawlies, keeping them from nesting or damaging your structure!
Did you know that our steel structures can withstand temperatures up to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit? That’s hotter than most fires burn! And while no structure is truly “fireproof”, a steel structure will fare far better in the event of fire compared to wooden alternatives.
From keeping the roof clean to repairing foundation issues, owning a wooden structure takes a lot of work! And failing to keep up with this maintenance can cause incredible amounts of damage. With a metal utility building, you’ll save money and energy each time you won’t have to maintain it. Simply keep the roof free of debris and give it a good pressure wash every season, and you’ll be set!
Metal buildings are far more eco-friendly than wooden options! Steel is more easily sourced than wood, features a smaller carbon footprint, and is far more cost-effective in the end. And the best part? Steel buildings are 100% recyclable! When your structure reaches the end of its natural life, you can melt it down into something completely new!
American Metal Buildings is Your One-Stop-Shop for All Things Metal Buildings in North Carolina
If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a multi-use structure for your home, farm, or business, you’ve come to the right spot. These flexible steel buildings offer a great open-air cover for your vehicles while providing a nice, dry, enclosed space to keep equipment and valuables safe. This makes them a great solution for residential garages, small commercial businesses, and agricultural installations.
It doesn’t matter whether your cargo is lawn equipment or livestock, a metal utility building from American Metal Buildings has you covered!
Give us a call today at +1 (877) 277-3060 and let us help you design, customize, and realize the utility storage building you’ve been wanting! The best day to pull the trigger on your metal building project was yesterday, but the second-best day is today!