What Determines Metal Carport Prices?
The questions we get asked most often by our customers is about our metal carport prices. How much do metal carports cost? Which steel carport is the cheapest? And more.
It is understandable that people want to buy the best product available on the market at the most competitive price. The great thing about our steel carports is that they are available at incredibly low prices.
Steel is readily available and recyclable raw material. Additionally, factories mass produce these steel carports. Thus, the manufacturers provide them at a lower price than carports made of other construction materials.
Factors that Affect the Metal Carport Prices
In this blog post, we will try to give you a better idea of what makes up the cost of a metal carport. That way you can decide which carport best fits your budget. You will also be able to judge which aspect you can compromise for the cost and which features you can take advantages of.
Below are some of the factors that affect metal carport prices.
- Increase in Size Increases the Metal Carport Prices
Steel, as a material, is bought and sold by weight. Obviously, if you buy a larger carport, like our triple wide carports or extra wide carports, it will cost you more. On the other hand, smaller carports, like single car carports, will come at a significantly low price. This is mainly because larger carports will need more materials.
However, selecting a small metal carport just for the sake of its low price will not give you the best result. You should not invest in a carport that is not spacious enough to accommodate your vehicles or your other valuables.
An ill-sized metal carport will not provide your belongings with maximum protection against the elements, and as a result, you will spend more money on maintaining your belongings in the long run.
We recommend that you get something slightly bigger than what you need. It will give you little room for moving about. The carport will also better protect your belongings and give you the best value for your money.
- Metal Carport Prices Vary with Roof Styles
We offer three options for metal carport roof styles mainly: Regular, Boxed Eave, and Vertical metal carport. The metal carport prices vary with each roof styles.
The regular roofed carport is the simplest and the most affordable option of the three. These roofs have a curved roofline. Regular carports are cheap because they use fewer elements for the roof structure; the bows, braces and the metal panels. The bent-transition from the roof to the legs is also cheaper than the welded-transition.
Boxed Eave metal carport is slightly pricier than a Regular carport. But it is still more affordable than a vertical one. The A-framed roof structure is welded to the leg for extra strength. The addition of side eave trims as compared to the Regular carport is what increases these metal carport prices.
A vertical carport is the most expensive of the three but also provides the best protection. If you live in locations which face extreme weather conditions then, vertical carports are the best options. The increase in price comes from the addition of components like hat channels, side eave trims and also ridge cap. With vertical carports, you do not have to invest your time and money in its maintenance and cleaning. These carports are designed to let the debris, water, and snow to just slide off the roof.
- Additional Features Influence Metal Carport Prices
Generally, metal carport prices increase with every additional feature. The roof only metal carports are some of the cheapest carports we have on offer.
You can add features to your metal carport to increase the coverage of the carport. Doing so will give your belongings better protection from the elements.
The additional features for metal carports include gables. You can add a gable to the front and back end. You can also add side and end panels to your metal carport.
If you want an affordable way to style your carport, then we recommend going with the gables and side panels.
The increased metal carport price is worth it in the long run since they protect your belongings from damage.
- Metal Carport Prices for Certified and Non-Certified Carports
Certified metal carports are designed to withstand certain snow and wind loads. Our certified units are made to comply with the local and state building codes and laws.
Most of our metal carports are non-certified by default. But you can upgrade them to have certification. Certified metal carport prices are higher than non-certified structures. That is because they use more components to be better reinforced against extreme weather conditions. These extra features may include thicker steel tube framing, extra braces, and screws, additional anchors, etc. In most cases, certified structures may also need some documents and blueprints with them, which increase the metal carport prices.
In comparison, non-certified metal carports are pretty simple and have basic components. If you live in areas which do not require certification for metal carport, then you can make do with a non- certified metal carport. Still, even in those places, we recommend metal carports with certification since they are stronger, more durable and provide better protection.
Best Metal Carport Prices at Carport1
Metal carport prices depend on a number of factors.
The most affordable option for a carport does not always mean the best protection for your vehicles and valuables. But that does not mean having the most expensive product is beneficial either.
You have to be shrewd about the features and styles of carport you get. If you can do without a feature without compromising the safety of your belongings, then definitely go for it.
We, at Carport1, take it as our responsibility to provide you the carports at the most competitive price in the market and inform you about your options. Ultimately though, the decision is yours.
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