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Nov
16

Used Carports versus New Metal Carports

By Carport Charlie   |   Posted In: Carports
used carport vs new carport

Buying carports can bring you several benefits, not just adding value to your home but also providing cost effective protection against harsh elements of the weather. Carports can have multiple uses, doubling as outdoor storage for your motor home, trailer or boat. A decision that you often have to make is choosing between getting a used carport or new metal carport. This primarily depends on what you intend to use the carports for and…

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Nov
11
Modular Metal Buildings

There are many types of modular metal buildings and a wide variety of uses for them as well.  Due to the cost effectiveness, ease of construction and portability of a modular building, they are becoming a popular option for locations that need more space but do not want to undergo the rigors of conventional construction. Modular metal buildings are basically steel buildings that are prefabricated and can then be quickly assembled on-site.  Modular…

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Metal Building Prices

Metal buildings are constructed of steel material as Steel is one of the most common metals and was mainly used for swords, tools and cutlery. By the 1850’s, steel was used to construct steel rails which were able to handle heavy and faster cars. However, steel broke into popularity in the early 20th century and became even more popular during the World War - 2 and more widespread after the war. In 1891,…

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Sloped-Roof-Carport

Having the right type of metal carport roof to protect your valuable automobile or farming equipment, can really make a difference to both you and the shelf life of your vehicle and machinery. A steel carport is a long term investment that should last you for years to come, so the right shape and price is important to note before making your choice. Metal carport roofs come in different styles and designs that…

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Aug
25
Metal Building Insulation

The main reason for insulating a metal storage building or metal sheds, is to reduce the transfer of radiant heat. A lot of energy can be wasted in metal buildings, and good insulation ensures that the carport or any other metal storage building remains warm in winters and cooler in the summers. It also helps to minimize noise filtering from a metal building. Further, if you reside in an area with high humidity,…

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Aug
15
Garage with Lean to

A lean-to carport can be a great choice for backyards that lack space and for simpler construction, that can be dismantled should there be a need. Typically, a lean-to carport leans on the side of an existing structure like a garage, shed or barn so both constructions blend in as part of the same building. Lean-to additions are a popular choice as they are easy to build and extremely cost effective when compared…

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metal garage

Here are my top ten tips for keeping your metal garage or carport looking good and lasting long so that your investment is maximized and you are the envy of your neighbors. Redo the floor coating every few years. The floor of a carport and garage is exposed to heavy traffic and sometimes unwanted spills. Tyre marks build up over time leaving the unit looking a little shabby. Cleaning the floor with a…

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Aug
05

How does terrain affect my metal building?

By Carport Charlie   |   Posted In: Carports
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The terrain in which you place your custom metal building has a substantial impact on the design requirements of the building. The stresses that it will be exposed to need to be quantified so that it can be designed and installed in a safe manner and is strong enough to withstand these stresses. Standard calculations can be done to calculate the wind load that a building will experience. Wind can put stress on…

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steel-barns-buildings

Here is why Steel barns buildings are best for farmers to protect livestock and agriculture produce. Many ranchers and farmers across the US are moving to steel buildings for housing of livestock and protection of farm equipment. Wooden structures are prone to rot, especially the posts below the surface of the ground. They are affected by mold, are susceptible to fire and are not as easy to secure. Steel buildings solve all of…

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Have you had an experience with a metal building supplier that has left you feeling let down or angry? Have you had expectations for your carport that were not met? Were promises made about your custom steel building that were not kept? Or perhaps you have the opposite experience. Your carport or metal building exceeded all your expectations and your supplier has over delivered on all their promises. There are actually 2 primary…

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