Many Americans are turning to metal carports to protect their cars from the elements and to expand storage space.Compared to a traditional building, metal carports are affordable and easy to build. They’re also sturdy and reliable.
That helps explain why steel carports have become the first choice for people who need storage space. Building a carport will add value to your home or other property and are highly customizable.Besides cars, carports can be used to store boats, RVs, and other vehicles. Let’s take a look at some of our most popular carports.
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A 1-car carport is perfect for people who have a small plot of land or only need to store a single car. These carports can fit into tight spaces but also offer plenty of room for storing your car. A one car carport is great for housing lawnmowers and other equipment as well. They are usually about 12’ wide and 21’ deep.
Many families need to store two or more vehicles. Fortunately, carports can be built to house 2 or more cars.Two car carports can also be used to store your grill, bicycles, and various other things. Generally, they are 18-24’ wide and 21’ deep.
3-Car Metal Carport
A 3-car metal carport will require a relatively large piece of land but makes for an efficient storage solution, providing the open space needed to store multiple vehicles. They are usually at least 26’ wide.
Utility carports have rooms built into the rear of the structure. These rooms are perfect for storing bicycles, grills, lawnmowers, and other items. The front of the structure functions as a traditional carport.
RV Steel Carports
RVs are expensive, large, and difficult to store. However, a steel RV carport can be erected to shield your RV from rain, hail, falling branches, and other hazards.
Once loaded onto a trailer, your average boat will be too tall to fit in a traditional garage. You can still easily house them in a boat carport or steel shelter.
Metal Carport Roof Styles
When selecting a carport, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is choosing the roof style. There are a few roof styles to pick from, each with its advantages and drawbacks.
Triangular with a pointed peak, regular roofs use rounded corners to cut down on costs and protect against wind.A regular roof offers a great mix of strength and affordability.
The panels on a boxed-eave roof run horizontally, making them cheap to construct. Boxed Eave roofs look similar to the roofs found on houses. This makes them ideal for residential neighborhoods.
A type of A-Frame roof, a vertical roof features panels that run all the way from the peak to the eaves, providing additional support. Purlins or hat channels areused to make the roof more rigid. Vertical roofs are often preferred in areas with harsh weather conditions.
Selecting the right roof is essential. Talk to one of our American Metal Buildings specialist if you’re not sure which roof best suits your needs.
Steel Carport Prices
Some steel carports start at $1,000 or less. The price will be influenced by the size and specifications selected. Certified carports are generally more expensive than non-certified ones. Carports that use higher quality steel and components will also cost more than carports fabricated from lesser materials.You will also need to level the foundation where the carport will be constructed, which may add to the costs.
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Certified Versus Non-Certified Steel Carports
Another important decision you must make is whether to get a certified carport that is built to withstand harsh weather. If you live in an area with high winds or heavy snowfalls, you’ll want a carport that is certified to withstand extreme conditions.By using a certified carport, you maybe able to lower insurance costs.
A certified carport will feature a roof and structure that is designed to stand up to harsh weather conditions. The roof style, support columns, anchor types, truss designs, and materials used will all help determine what conditions the carport will be able to safely withstand.
A non-certified steel carport will still protect your cars from fair weather and other hazards. Non-certified carports are not reinforced, making them simpler to construct. They are also more affordable.
Easy Customization Options for Your Steel Carports
Like most steel buildings, your carport can easily be customized. Some choose to have open sides, for example, while others prefer a more enclosed carport. You can also select a roof style, paint, and coloring that will fit in with the local environment. Of course, you can easily modify the dimensions of your carport.
Buy a Metal Carport Today
Want to purchase a metal carport? There are plenty of options. Besides buying a carport outright, you can seek financing or can rent-to-own a carport. Both options allow you to make payments rather than paying for the entire carport upfront.
Choose American Metal Buildings for the Best-Quality Steel Carport
Some carports are simply better than others. The best carports are built from the finest materials and feature top-notch craftsmanship. Fortunately, you can secure a high-quality carport from American Metal Buildings at an affordable price!
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