Metal Carports: Not Just A Car Cover
Metal carports are shelters made out of 29-gauge panels and 2-1/2″x2-1/2″ tubings. People use them to house their vehicles and give them maximum protection from natural calamities or burglars.
You do not have to limit the uses of metal carports to sheltering your cars and trucks. There’s so much more you can do with it. A metal carport is versatile and can be functional to your daily lifestyle in various ways. People have been using our metal carports as their workshop. These carports also make excellent patio covers or picnic shelters. Our metal carports are also perfect for agricultural storage or for sheltering your livestock, hay, farm vehicles, and more.
On the basis of roof style, our metal carports for sale can be divided into 3 categories:
Each of these roof styles come with the benefits of their own. The ideal metal carport for you will depend on the weather condition of the place you live. It will also depend on the aesthetics you want for your carport.
If you are in the market for metal carport structures, then Carport1 is here to assist you. Below is a detailed article about metal carports for sale on Carport1 and their installation. By the end of this article, you, yourself, will become a Carport Guru.
Metal Carport Uses
“Be creative! A metal carport isn’t just a car cover”
Metal carports have many functions beside covering your vehicle. Hence, you can use the carport in numerous ways. You 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 which come with Dutch frame-outs. These carports create visual interest. Hence, they can be the perfect centerpiece of your backyard.
Do not limit your metal carport to a single use. Please take advantage of its versatility. This way, you will save money that you might have otherwise invested in multiple shelters.
If you would like to know the other uses, check this video out.
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Metal Carports Specifications
At Carport1, we offer numerous choices with our metal carports for sale. We understand a metal carport cannot be a one-size-fits-all scenario. Hence, we allow our customers to modify the carports they like as per their storage requirements. Carport1 has an endless variety of customization options with which you can tailor-make your metal carport to fit your exact needs.
We offer different sizes (width, length, height) for our metal carports for sale. We also have options for the roof style, color choices, and additional features for our prefab steel carports.
Contact us today and see which metal carport is best for you.
Metal Carport Size
Sizes of metal carports for sale in our stock supply are spacious enough to accommodate your needs. However, if these dimensions don’t match your specifications, then you can place an order with your own, custom dimensions as well.
Metal Carport Materials Thickness (Gauge)
Our metal carports are available with 14- or 12- gauge galvanized steel tubes. Standard carports kits, metal garages, steel barns, or any other metal buildings kits come with 14-gauge. You also have the option to upgrade to the heavier 12-gauge galvanized frame.
Both of these tubular framing options are structurally stable. These frames can withstand some pretty harsh weather conditions. But the 12-gauge option is more suitable for areas with extreme elements.
The corrugated metal sheets that we use for the paneling are of 29-gauge. These sheets are robust and can resist very strong winds and heavy precipitation.
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 preference. 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 have bent transition from the bows to the legs. With no post weld, no hat channels, and no eave side trim, regular metal carports are very cheap. These carports are ideal for areas with mild weather.
Boxed Eave Roof Metal Carports:
Boxed eave roof comes with a unique frame, which we commonly call A-frame. Due to its A-frame structure, these types of roof are comparatively much stronger than the regular roofed carport. Also, they are also better looking and can blend in with the aesthetics of a traditional house.
Vertical Roof Metal Carports:
There are various advantages of vertical roof carports. One of them is vertical metal panels. These roofs can facilitate the drainage of hail, snow, and water quite quickly. Pricing of the different roof style is different because of their function and structural properties. Know more about different metal carport roof styles.
Metal Carport Color Choices
Metal carports at Carport1 come in a wide range of colors. We have 15 colors of metal sheets and trims. You can select as you desire.
You can go with a monochromatic look or be creative and use a different color combination on the side walls and roof which will help your carport stand out from your neighbors. Moreover, you can also select the color of your carports kits to mix and match the colors of your house.
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.
For more information on the colors, check out our Color Planner Page.
Additional Features for a Metal Carport
You can purchase a “basic” carport, which we also call a ‘Top-only’ carport or ‘Roof-only’ carport. Our roof-only metal carports for sale come with only the roof structure and the tubular framework. They are cheap and effective.
However, to enhance the strength and to reinforce the protection of your valuables, you can choose to install extra features like gables, side and end panels.
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?
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.
What Do I Need To Do To Prepare The Site Before The Installation?
Before the installation crew arrives at the site, you will have to make sure that the site is ready for the construction. The first step is to level your site. The installation crew will not install a carport if the job site is not level.
Level difference creates structural instability causing the carport to lean into a side, or develop cracks and leaks. If you plan on enclosing the metal carport on a later date, this type of instability will prevent the openings and it wouldn’t 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 for parking your cars. However, they are also ideal shelters for other storages.
For easy access, you can add open or partially enclosed shelter. But, what if you need enclosed storage spaces with your metal carport? Some valuables require maximum protection against unpleasant weather and safety against human threats. There are a few ways you can go about it.
If you are in the process of purchasing a metal carport, you can opt for Utility metal carports for sale. These carports give you 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 on the ends. Then, you can install the walk-in doors, or windows and whatever you feel like adding.
Metal Carport Prices
Metal carports for sale on Carport1 give our customers an affordable way to shelter their vehicles and equipment. Though these are cheap metal carports, that does not mean the quality is questionable.
We manufacture all of our metal carports with industrial-grade galvanized steel. The reason we are able to offer such excellent metal carport prices is because of our great experience in the industry. We negotiate prices with the factories on behalf of our customers. Hence, you can be sure that with Carport1, you are getting the best deal possible.
We have prefab steel carports with a wide range of price tags. So, you are sure to find one that fits inside your budget.
There are many factors that influence metal carport prices. Let us look at some of those factors:
Metal Carport Sizes
The bigger the metal carport is, the more material is required to produce it. This, in turn, drives up the overall cost of the structure. Hence, a triple wide carport is generally more expensive than a single car metal carport.
Metal Carport Roof Style
Based on the roof styles, the cheapest metal carports are our Regular metal carports for sale. Boxed eave carports come at reasonable prices. The most expensive option is the Vertical roofed carports. However, vertical carports more than pay back your investment with their strength and durability.
Our basic open metal carports are some of the most economical shelters available in the market. They do a decent job of shielding your vehicles. But, by investing a little bit more on the additional features, you can increase the strength and effectiveness of the carport.
Features like gables, panels, anchors, braces, etc. slightly increase the manufacturing cost of the carport. Therefore, the carports with these extra features are more expensive than the open carports.
Certified Metal Carports
Our certified metal carports differ from our non-certified units in that the certified structures are designed by our experts. They engineer those carports to stand up to the snow loads or other weather loads of a specific place. Thus, our certified metal carports are costlier than the non-certified ones. But they also come with extra structural strength.
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. Our metal carports for sale maybe even more crucial 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
We know steel as the most sustainable building material. 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 of a metal carport also comes from its durability and longevity.
Cost-effectiveness of Metal Carports
Our metal carports for sale come at some of the best metal carport prices in the industry.
Metal carports also protect your investments by providing shelter to your vehicles and belongings against unpredictable weather and human dangers.
Metal carports, themselves, require very minimal maintenance to keep them in an excellent condition. All these factors combined with the durability of the carport provide a cost-effective alternative for sheltering your belongings.
Aesthetics of Metal Carports
People used to consider metal buildings to be quite ugly. But, that was a thing of the past. With better technology and the availability of numerous customization options, metal carports can now provide an elegant style to your property.
You can customize the color, the roof style, or 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. Hence, 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 color planner will also 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
Why Metal Carports are Reliable?
Looking for a cost-effective way to protect your vehicles? Metal carports for sale at Carport1 can be the end of your search. However, the cost is not just the only criteria, and there are other factors that make carports reliable like:
Robustness: Due to its high tensile strength, our prefab steel carports can withstand any weather loads without failing. Also, these carports are incredibly durable.
Versatility: You can use metal carports for various purposes like outdoor shelter, shed for your ATVs, or 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 your needs. You can select panels, walls, colors, 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. Since our metal carports for sale are all galvanized, they will remain rust-free for many years.
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. A single carport will last you decades, even with minimal maintenance.
Warranties: The metal carports for sale at Carport1 are of the highest quality. To back up this claim, we provide all of our metal carports with 20 years rust through warranty, one year of artistry warranty and up to 130mph wind warranty.
Types of Metal Carports for Sale
We understand that all of our customers have different storage needs. That’s why we offer various kinds of carports which you can use for some specific applications.
Single Car Metal Carports:
12′ – 18′ wide, these carports are the perfect solution to house your one car (single car). As the name suggests, these single car carports can accommodate one car. The larger of the single car metal carports will also have room for you to move around.
Double Car Metal Carports:
It’s a perfect steel structure to park either two cars, boats, ATVs, bikes or any other vehicle. Our double car metal carports for sale have widths ranging from 20′ to 24′.
Browse through our wide range of double car carports.
Triple wide Carports:
Ideally made to accommodate three cars at a time, triple wide carports are specifically more versatile when it comes to usages. 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.
To find more about carports you can also go through our blog section