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6 Unique ways to use Metal Garages


There are many advantages of using metal carports to shelter your cars and pickups. All steel carports have incredible structural strength. They are able to withstand the weather conditions without much difficulty. Plus, our metal carports are able to stand the test of time. Another major benefit of these structures is how inexpensive they actually are. You do not have to spend a crazy amount of money just to keep your vehicles safe.

While it is true that the primary purpose of all steel carports is to act as a cover for your vehicles, that is not their only use. Steel carports are such versatile structures that you can use them for a number of other applications as well. In fact, you can use your imagination and be as creative as you like. If you give a little bit of thought at the time of purchase, you can have a metal carport that can easily accommodate your intended use.

6 Unique Ways to Use Metal Carports

Below is a list of 6 unique ways you can use all steel carports.

Metal Carports as Workshops

Are you tired of being disturbed by your family members while practicing your hobby? Or maybe it is the other way around. In any case, having a place to call your own, like a workshop, is a must for budding hobbyists. It is even more essential for painters, woodworkers, etc., just to hone in their skill.

However, that is easier said than done. Building a workshop costs a lot of money and requires a lot of maintenance. Luckily, all steel carports provide a great alternative to the traditional workshops and studios. They are extremely affordable and easy to build. What’s more, you can easily customize the size and features of our metal carports to fit your exact needs. Moreover, you do not need to maintain these metal workshops as frequently as wooden or timber structures.

With metal carports, you can have a workshop space that is protected from the elements. Come sunshine or rain, you do not have to stop what you love doing.

Metal Carports as Agricultural Storage Shed

If you are looking for a shelter for your livestock or their feed, then there is no better option than our all steel carports. With the right features, you can have a comfortable and safe barn for your horses and cattle. A partially enclosed steel carport that has gables, side panels, and end panels will be perfect for the job.

Besides the animals, metal carports can also protect hay and other farm products. With metal carports, you can keep your agricultural storage dry. The carports are also equally effective in shielding the farm vehicles and equipment from adverse weather. Since all steel carports are available in the size that you need, you can house all your storage under a single roof.

Metal Carports for Social Gatherings

A metal carport will make the perfect pavilion for your backyard or lawn. Why let the weather spoil your well-planned barbeque or family gathering? With these car covers, you have an outdoor space that is shielded from rain and sun. Plus, the metal carports are clear-spanning, which means that all the floor space is uninterrupted and free-flowing. Hence, metal carports are applicable to all types of social events.

If you are to make a metal carport the centerpiece of your backyard, then it has to look the part too. Many people carry a misconception that metal buildings cannot look pretty. But that is far from the truth.

Carport1 allows its customer full freedom over the design and style of their carport. You can choose your desired color combination so that the carport blends in with your existing property. The roof style of the carport is also entirely dependent on your choice. Another thing you can do is to install the Dutch-style frameouts. These frameouts have 45 deg angled edges which can give the entire carport a very refined look.

Metal Carports as Playgrounds for Kids

A playground is where kids have the most fun. Any playground has to be safe for the kids and protect them in all conditions. That is exactly what metal carports do. They provide the kids with the required protection from the outdoor elements. Just because it is raining outside does not mean your kid should not get a chance to play and enjoy. If you are planning to add side panels and gables to your metal carports, make sure that you also get the J-trims. These elements will cover the edges of the panels so as to make the carport even safer.

Metal Carports as Yoga/ Exercise Studio

Many of our customers have successfully used our all steel carports as a place for yoga or exercise. Metal carports allow you to practice yoga and other forms of exercise without the disturbance of the weather. However, you still get to be outdoors. Being closer to nature is certainly more refreshing than being stuffed inside a room. An open metal carport or one with a partial coverage might be well- suited for this purpose.

Metal Carports for Extra Outdoor Storage

Are you running out of room for those old kitchen appliances in your house? Do you need some space to keep our garden equipment, lawn mowers, and utility tools safe? Well, in that case, metal carports are what you are looking for. With these carports, you do not have to leave your valuables at the mercy of Mother Nature. When you store your belongings and equipment inside a carport, they will not rust. In general, they will just last longer without requiring much maintenance.

You can increase the protection for your belongings by adding coverage to your carports. This, you can do by adding gables. You can also opt to enclose the carport with side and end panels for better protection against the weather.

Buy All Steel Carports from Carport1

No matter what your storage requirements may be, you can be sure that Carport1 has it. We have a wide range of metal buildings in our inventory, from single car metal carports to extra wide metal carports. The benefit of buying a metal carport from us is that you get to design it yourself. You can choose the dimensions, colors, and additional features as per your needs. If you would like a more covered metal building for better security, then take a look at our garages, barns, RV covers, and more. Contact our customer care representatives for more information on all of our products and services.

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