Not just a car cover
Metal carports are a shelter made out of 29-gauge panels and 2-1/2″x2-1/2″ tubings. It is used to house your vehicles to give maximum protection from natural calamities or burglars. Moreover, carport’s uses are not only limited to shelter the cars. Carports can be divided into 3 categories:
These designs performs well individually according to weather condition of any region. People have been using metal carports as their workshop. The workshop is great for shading the space and provides enough workspace.
If you are in the market for a metal carport structures, then carport1 is here to assist you in every way. Below is a detailed article about maintenance and carport kits to make you a carport Guru.
When most people think of buying a metal carport, first thing comes to their mind is to protect their vehicle. What you may not know is that a metal carport can be more than just a shelter for your car. Of course, these structures provide excellent protection for your valuables from the elements of nature. However, a metal carport is as versatile and can be functional to your daily lifestyle.
Metal carport usages
“Be creative! The metal carport isn’t just a car cover”
Metal carports have many functions beside covering your vehicle. As a result, you can convert your metal carport into a shaded deck. With metal carports, you do not have to worry about ruining your outdoor family gathering with unexpected rain. You can hold a social event with your friends and family.
Check our Pavilion metal carports and Dutch frame-outs which provides pleasure aesthetically.
Do not limit your metal carport to a single use. Please take advantage of its versatility. You can save money which you can invest in add-on to your carports like doors, windows or any of your personal needs.
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Metal Carports Specifications
Specs to match your needs
At Carport1, we offer numerous choices for a standard metal carport. We understand a standard size metal carport cannot be a one-size-fits-all scenario. Carport1 has a variety of option. For instance, garage door, walk-in-door, windows, Two-tone color (wainscot) and many more.
We also offer different sizes (width, length, height) for the carports. Carport1 has an endless variety of customization options with which you can tailor-make your metal carport to fit your exact needs. Mostly, you get to design your metal carport yourself.
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Metal Carport Size
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Sizes of metal carports on sale from our stock supply are spacious enough to accommodate your needs. However, if these dimensions are not to your desire, 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. Standard carports kits, garage kits, barns kits or any buildings kits come with 14-gauge. You have the option to upgrade with the heavier 12-gauge galvanized frame. Both of which are structurally stable enough to withstand certain situations. These gauges are designed to withhold some lousy weather condition. The corrugated metal sheets that we use for the paneling, i.e., 29- gauge, are very sturdy.
Metal Carport Roof Style
Choosing the roof style of your metal carport can depend on many factors. Those factors can be of structural or personal perspective. Carport1 offers three different types of roof style. They are as follows:
- Regular roof style (good)
- Boxed-Eave (A-frame) roof style (better) and
- Vertical roof style (best)
Regular Roof Metal Carports:
These types of roofs manufactured through a radius bend transition. No post weld, no need of hat channels, no eave side trims lower downs the material cost of these types of metal carports and makes them economical.
Boxed Eave Roof Metal Carports:
Boxed eave roof built with a unique frame commonly called A-frame, due to its A-frame structure these types of roof are comparatively much stronger than regular styles of tents.
Vertical Roof Metal Carports:
There are various advantages of vertical roof carports, die vertical ridges these roofs are capable enough to slide off hail, snow, and water quite quickly.
Pricing of the different roof style is different because of their function and structural properties.
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Metal Carport color choices
Metal carport at Carport1 comes in a wide range of colors. We have 15 colors of metal sheets and trims. You can select as per your desire. 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. You can select the color of your carports kits to mix and match your house color.
Our building specialist from carport1 will assist you to choose the right exterior appearance of your metal carport. We offer a selection of colors for the roof panels, side/end panels, and the trims. Choosing the perfect color combination for your metal carport can significantly enhance the look of the structure.
Additional Features for a Metal Carport
You can purchase a “basic” carport which is also known as a top-only carport or roof the only carport. A roof-only metal carport that we offer has necessary protection to your vehicles and belongings. However, to enhance the strength and to reinforce the protection your valuables; you can choose to install extra features like gables, side/end, and 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 process, 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 and 15% for $4000 and up buildings.
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 processing your order.
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 primary step is to level your site. The installation crew will not install a carport if the job site is not level. If the job site has more than 3 inches, then it will cause many problems during and after the construction.
Level difference creates structural instability causing the carport to lean into 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 and function correctly. 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 and to store the miscellaneous. For easy access, you can add open or partially enclosed shelter (lean-to). However, what if you need enclosed storage spaces with your metal carport to store belongings that require maximum protection against the unpleasant weather 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 wholly 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 enclose the carport to convert into a metal garage. Converting carport to a garage is a very straightforward and simple process. The only thing you need to consider is the side-height of the carport which must be tall enough to accommodate the addition of the openings. When side-height is taken care of, you can quickly cover the metal carport with metal panels on the side and the ends and install the doors, walking-doors, and windows.
Lesser Known Benefits of Metal Carports
The significant advantages of owning a metal carport are already mentioned above in this article. These carports are famous for their strength as well as their durability. Affordability and low-maintenance are also some of the other standard 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 a long way to increase the value of the property. Increasing value 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 their vehicles will have a shelter to keep them away from hazardous 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 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 day-to-day service life. The sustainability feature of a metal carport also comes from its durability and longevity. Additionally, metal carports are recyclable. Recycled metal is used to manufacture the carports. You can recycle 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 to your vehicles and belongings against unpredictable weather and human dangers. Safeguard your valuable means to increase lifetime useful. Metal carports, themselves, require very minimal maintenance to keep them in an excellent and 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 modern looks, this is rapidly changing. With better technology and the availability of numerous customization options, metal carports provide an elegant style to your property. You can customize the color, the roof style, trims. You can also add additional features of the metal carport to get a product that blends in harmoniously with the look of your house and property.
We are committed to providing the best customer experience. Our online service is built to be as informative, and user- friendly as possible. Buying a product at carport1 will not be much of a hassle. The component visualizer gives you an idea of all the elements that go into making our carports. The colour planner will help you select the right colour 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
Why Metal Carports are Reliable?
When you are looking for a cost-effective way to protect your vehicles, metal carports can be the end of your search. However, the cost is not just the only criteria but has many other factors which make carports reliable like
Robustness: Due to its high density, tensile strength, melting and boiling point metal blessed with all properties which make it robust to face any weather condition with nearly no maintenance.
Versatility: Carports can be used for various purposes like outdoor shelter, shed for your ATVs, motorbikes. Residential, commercial or agricultural steel carports are used widely for all purposes.
Customization: Metal carports are prefabricated and manufactured in the form of components initially, which you can customize as per needs. You can select panels, walls, chose colours, anchors, doors, windows and even design your own with metal carport expert.
Galvanized Steel Components: All the elements are made from galvanized steel to strengthen your steel carport for best performance.
Attractive Looks: Metal blends with the surroundings and landscapes so quickly and enhances the overall looks of property.
Longer Life: Life of metal is longer than wood, fabric, and fiber. It does not stretch, compress or get attack by insects which eventually increases its overall life.
Warranties: 20 years rust through warranty, one year of artistry warranty and up to 130mph wind warranty backed up our every metal carport to work.
Types of Metal Carports
We understand your needs, and that’s why we offer various kinds of carports which you can use for some specific applications
Single Car Metal Carports:
8ft wide and 12ft long; these carports are the perfect solution to shed your one car (single car). As the name suggests, these single car carports are typically designed to accommodate one car, but with 8ft width. These carports have enough space to be used for other applications.
Double Car Metal Carports:
A perfect steel structure to park either two cars, boats, ATVs, bikes or any other vehicle. Your valuable can shed under an 18ft wide and 21ft long metal carport. Browse our wide range of double car carports here.
Triple wide Carports:
Ideally made to accommodate three cars at a time. Triple wide carports are specifically more diverse regarding usage. You can use them as a motorhome carport, RV carports, trailer storage, boat storage and so on. Even with a few customization options, you can make them as versatile as you want.
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