Not just a car cover
Metal carports are basically a shelter made out of metal sheets and bars used to house your vehicles to protect them from the elements. However, these days usages of carports are not only limited to sheltering your vehicles. People have been using metal carports as their workshop, shaded space for gathering and so on. If you are looking in the market for a metal carport and want to know everything there is to know about building a metal carport and its maintenance, stick with us till the end of this article and you yourself will be a carport Guru.
When most people think of buying a metal carport, it is to provide protection for their cars. What you may not know is that a metal carport can be so much more than just a shelter for your vehicle. Sure, these structures provide great protection for your valuables from the elements of nature. However, a metal carport is as versatile as it is functional.
Uses of a metal carport
Be creative for a metal carport isn’t just a car cover
If you like to be closer to nature and not be constrained by four walls while working, you can convert your metal carport into a shaded deck. With metal carports, you do not have to be constantly worried about ruining your outdoor family gathering with unexpected rain. All of our metal carports are well-suited to hold any social event outside, but our Pavilion metal carports, with Dutch frame-outs, provide a more aesthetically pleasing alternative.
Why should you limit your metal carport to a single use? Take advantage of its versatility and save money that you would’ve, otherwise, invested on a number of pricey structures to fulfill your sheltering requirements.
Metal Carports Specifications
Specs to match your needs
At Carport1, we offer numerous choices for a standard metal carport. We also understand that building a metal carport is not a one-size-fits-all scenario and that your requirements may be entirely different from the next person. That is why our carports come with a huge variety of customization options with which you can tailor-make your metal carport to fit your exact needs. Essentially, you get to design your metal carport yourself.
Metal Carport Size
Sizes of metal carports on sale from our stock supply are spacious enough to accommodate any of your uses. However, if these dimensions are not to your liking, then you can place an order with your own, custom dimensions.
Metal carport Materials thickness (Gauge)
Our metal carports are available with 14- or 12- gauge galvanized steel tubes, both of which are structurally stable enough withstand any situation given that they are designed with the weather condition in mind. The corrugated metal sheets that we use for the paneling, at 29- gauge, are also very sturdy.
Metal Carport Roof Style
The choice for roofing style of your metal carport is a variable that depends on a number of factors. The three available roof styles for the carport; Regular, Boxed Eave and Vertical, do not only differ in terms of price, but also according to the function they perform.
Metal Carport color choices
Metal carport at Carport1 comes in a wide range of colors to choose from. We have 15 colors of metal sheets and trims in our inventory and you can choose as per your liking. You can be creative by using a different color combination on the side walls and roof which will help your carport stand out from your neighbors.
When you buy a metal carport from us, you will have complete control over the exterior appearance of your metal carport as well. We offer a selection of colors for the roof panels, side and end panels and the trims. Choosing the perfect color combination for your metal carport can greatly enhance the look of the structure.
Additional Features for a Metal Carport
You can purchase a basic, roof-only metal carport that we offer to provide a fundamental protection to your vehicles and belongings. However, to enhance the strength of the carport as well as to reinforce the protection your valuables receive, you can choose to install extra features like gables, side and end panels.
Your Questions Answered
Metal carport: What to know before placing an Order?
1. What carport size should I get?
2. What do you mean by 14- gauge or 12- gauge steel tubing?
3. Is there any difference between the roof styles of the metal carport?
4. Can I choose the color of my metal carport?
5. Are there any features I can add to my metal carport?
6. What are metal carport anchors and why do I need them?
7. What is the use of trims for a metal carport?
8. Do I need any building permits or certification with my metal carport?
9. How can I add to the strength of my metal carport?
Placing an Order
How do I place an order for a metal carport?
After you’ve selected a metal carport of your choice and customized it, you can place an order. To start the order, you will have to pay a down payment which is 10% of the total cost for orders under $1500, 12% for orders between $1500 and $4000 while for orders above $4000 a down payment of 15% is required.
You can start your order early by making the payment with VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and PayPal. Checks are also acceptable, but it will take anywhere from 5 to 10 business days for us to clear those checks before the order is processed. You can also submit your purchased orders to us for approval.
For the Installation of the Metal Carport
What do I need to do to prepare the site before the installation crew arrives?
Before the installation crew arrives at the site, you will have to make sure that the site is ready for the construction. The major step you need to take for the site preparation is to make sure that the site is leveled. The installation crew will not be able to install a carport in a site with a level difference of more than 3” which can give rise to many problems during and after the construction of the carport. Level difference creates structural instability causing the carport to lean to a side, or develop cracks and leaks. If you plan to enclose the metal carport at a later date, then this type of instability will prevent the openings from functioning properly. You can also help out the crew by removing the debris or any other obstruction that can impede the construction process.
Adding Storage Space to a Metal Carport
Metal carports are perfect to park your cars or to store the kind of stuff that need easy access and can do with an open or partially enclosed shelter. But what if you need enclosed storage spaces with your metal carport to store belongings that require maximum protection against the elements and safety against human threats?
If you are in the process of purchasing a metal carport you can opt for Utility carports for that added storage space. Utility carports are the ideal mix of storage and parking spaces in a single structure. The garage-like storage section of the carport is completely enclosed and comes with all the customization options similar to a metal garage. The carport section is open or can be partially enclosed just like a metal carport.
For people who have already purchased a metal carport, they can add enclosed spaces by converting the carport to a metal garage. This is a very straightforward and simple process. The only thing you need to consider is the leg height of the carport which must be tall enough to accommodate the addition of the openings. When leg height is taken care of, you can easily cover the metal carport with metal panels on the side and the ends and install the openings.
Lesser Known Benefits of Metal Carports
The major advantages of owning a metal carport are well known among the people. These carports are popular for their strength as well as their durability. Affordability and low-maintenance are also some of the other common benefits of these metal structures. However, if you are still on the fence about owning a metal carport let us present you with some lesser known benefits of metal carport which might convince you to purchase one.
- Adding Value to Your Property
A well-designed and durable carport will go long way to in increasing the value of the property. This is especially true if your house does not already have a built-in garage. Potential buyers will be more interested in your property if they know that their vehicles will have a shelter to keep them protected from the weather. A metal carport is such a versatile structure that even if your house already has a garage, you can still use the carports for other functions like an open storage, shaded patio or deck, and so on.
- Sustainability with Metal Carports
Metal carports are excellent options if you are looking to lead a sustainable and environmentally-conscious lifestyle. These structures consume less energy and require less maintenance in their day-to-day service life. The sustainability feature of a metal carport also comes from its durability and longevity. Additionally, metal carports are recyclable. They are made from recycled metal and can be further recycled once their use is over.
- Cost-effectiveness of Metal Carports
Affordability of metal carports during the purchase is well known. What is not known is the long-term financial benefit of these carports. Metal carports protect your investments by providing shelter for your vehicles and belongings against natural as well as human dangers. When your vehicles are protected from the weather elements, they function more efficiently and require less maintenance. Metal carports, themselves, require very minimal maintenance to keep them in a fine, functioning condition. All these factors combined with the durability of the metal carport provide a cost-effective alternative for sheltering your belongings.
- Aesthetics of Metal Carports
Even though metal buildings have been known to have very industrial looks, this is rapidly changing. With better technology and availability of numerous customization options, metal carports provide a very elegant style to your property. You can customize the color, the roof style as well as additional features of the metal carport to get a product that blends in harmoniously with the look of your house and property.
We are always committed to providing the best customer experience to our clients. Our online service is built to be as informative and user- friendly as possible so that buying a product will not be much of a hassle. The component visualizer gives you an idea of all the elements that go into making our carports as well as their functions. The color planner will help you select the right color combination for your carport to match the style of your property.
If you have any concern or confusion about the specifications of our metal carport kits, then you can contact anyone from our team of dedicated customer service representatives. They will guide you through the whole process and help you find the ideal product for your needs.
Hear from Our Customers
I was very satisfied with the customer service. The ordering process was pretty simple and the crew did a fantastic job.
Quality product at an affordable price. The sales people were super helpful. The team was efficient. Got my carport installed in no time. I would recommend Carport1 to anyone who is thinking of buying a carport.James C. Reyes
We LOVE the cover. Carport1 really made this an easy experience on us. We did have one small hiccup that was immediately remedied. The installers we’re nice, and professional. We’re happy with the outcome, and will definitely recommend you to our friends.Gerald Haden – Canyon Lake, TX
The building turned out BETTER than I could imagine. The entire process was great, start to finish. Brandon really made the entire process simple. Between pulling the permit, getting us scheduled, and the installers arriving with the building to install, we could not ask for better customer service! The installers were the best you could ask for, very professional and super nice. Folks in our congregation have asked, “Who did the picnic shelter for us?”, so I’ve been recommending you guys to anyone that will listen. Thank you again for all you did!Herbert Lutz from Chester, SC
The entire process went great from ordering to installation. I will no doubt spread the word on what a great company you guys have and of course if I ever need another carport I’ll give you a call. Thanks for all your help!Bryan Smith – Irving, TX
I am very pleased with the carport quality and customer service was spot on. I appreciate all of your help. Thank you again for everything!Wayne Hutches – Riverview, FL