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Designing a Steel Carport to Fit Your Needs


Even though a steel carport is prefabricated in the factory, it does not mean that you have to purchase an industrial- looking metal carport that is devoid of any character or style. We offer you a wide range of customization option with the purchase of metal carport. With these options, you can personalize your metal carport and make it one of a kind.

With Carport1‘s prefab steel carports, you don’t have to buy a generic metal carport with generic features. You can design your steel carport to fit your requirements which reflects your personal taste and style. We give you better control in the design of your own metal carport. We have all types of metal carports, ranging from single car metal carports to extra wide metal carports, to address the unique storage needs of all of our customers. These carports, you can buy in any dimensions and style.

Things to Consider for the Design of a Steel Carport

Here we discuss some of the features and elements which you should consider while designing your metal carport. These features will help to give the metal carport an extra oomph or added strength.

Steel Carport Sizes

You can choose the length, the breadth, and the height of the steel carport to give your belongings the maximum protection possible against the elements. You can buy a metal carport with standard dimensions that are readily available in our stock supply. Alternatively, you can also place an order with custom dimensions. The size of your carport will depend on a number of factors; the number of cars, the size the vehicles, etc. Either you will get a metal carport that is perfectly sized to accommodate your parking or storage needs.

Just for reference, our single car metal carports start at dimensions of 12’W x 21’L x 6’H. Some of the largest of our carports are as wide as 40′.

Steel Carport Colors

We offer 15 different choices of color for you to choose from. With the perfect color combination of the side panels, the roof panels, and the trims, you can give your steel carport a look that complements the style of your home and property or a look that expresses your personal taste.

Carport1 also offers the option of a wainscot for vertical walls. Wainscot is a dual color combination option that can add to the aesthetics of your metal building.

Metal Carports Roof style

There are three roof styles we offer with our metal carports; Regular, Boxed Eave and Vertical. Your choice of the roof style will depend on a number of factors. These factors include things like the look you want for your metal carport, your budget, the weather of the location you live in.

The regular roof style, with a curved roofline and horizontal roof panels, is the most affordable option. It provides a very unique and modern look. However, regular carports are more suited to mild weather conditions.

The A-framed Boxed Eave roof style, also with horizontal roof panels, is reasonably priced. It is a more durable option than regular carports. Plus, boxed eave carport fit in with the architecture of a traditional house. We recommend these prefab steel carports in areas with moderate weather.

Vertical roof style, also A-framed, is the strongest, most durable and the most expensive among the options. Vertical carports also offer great aesthetics. They can withstand any adverse weather condition.

Additional Features for Metal Carport


Gables are optional features that can be added to the front and the back of your steel carport. Adding gables to your prefab steel carport gives it a more polished and refined look. This is because gables help to hide the internal framework of the metal carport. Also, these gables when attached to the metal framework of the carport, add to the overall strength of the metal structure. If you are looking to increase the coverage for the carport, then adding gables is a cheap way to do it.

Side and End Panels

Side and end panels, like the gables, are added features that can enhance the look of your steel carport as well as its strength. These panels also hide the internal tubing from view and help to give the metal carport a more polished finish. It adds to the overall strength of the metal carport.

Also, depending on the weather your place faces, adding side and end panels to your steel carport can give it better coverage. Hence, they will provide your belongings needed protection against the sideways rain, strong winds, and other adverse elements.

Trims (J- trim, L- trim, Side Eave trim, Ridge cap)

The trims give the metal carport a very refined look and also cover the seams where the metal panels meet or end. You can choose the color of these trims to give the carport the desired look.

The side eave trim is provided with A-framed structures while the ridge cap is used in cases of vertical metal carports to cover the seams at the ridge of the roof.

Installing a J- trim is optional. J-trims run along the length of the side panel and are installed at the bottom of those panels. These trims refine the aesthetic of your steel carport. They also make your carport safer. This is because, with exposed side panels, there are chances that you might get cuts or scratches.


Anchors are used for fixing the metal carports to a surface. These components provide the steel carport with extra support. They help the carport remain sturdy and fixed to the ground even when facing harsh wind or rain. There are various types of anchors available depending on the surface where you plan to build your carport on; rebar anchors, concrete anchors, mobile home anchors, and lag bolts.


Braces fix the roof of a steel carport to the legs. They increase the stability of your steel carport and prevent them from failing during extreme weather. By default, we provide our metal carports with at least 4 corner braces. But you can increase this number at an added cost. We specifically recommend our customers to add extra braces if they live in regions prone to brutal weather conditions.

Buy Prefab Steel Carports from Carport1

Whatever your needs, you can be sure that we have got the steel carport for you. Take a look at our inventory of metal buildings to find exactly what you are looking for. These are our stock supply models. You can easily make changes to the dimensions and style of those metal carports.

If you need any assistance in choosing the perfect steel carport for you, then do not hesitate to contact us. Our team is always ready to help you and guide you through the buying process.

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