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Keep your Building Cool

Well, it’s official. Spring is here and temperatures are on the upswing. Whether you have a steel barn to shelter your animals or a steel carport or garage to shelter valuable belongings, you may be wondering: How can I keep my metal building cool when the weather heats up? Great question! Keeping a consistent temperature is important to protect your belongings, your livestock, and even yourself from the negative effects of excessive heat.…

carport conversion

Many people start out with a single, double, or triple metal carport to keep their vehicles and other valued outdoor equipment sheltered from the elements. But as time goes by and households and businesses get larger, carport owners look to build additional structures for added storage, recreational space, or much needed workspace. But if you own a steel carport, you don’t have to go through the hassle and additional expense of having yet…


Customers often wonder about the best type of anchor for their new custom metal building. Selecting the right anchor will help your prefab carport, garage, or other structure stay securely affixed to the ground when faced with periods of high wind and strong storms. Failing to use the proper anchors can compromise the strength and stability of even the best steel buildings. At Carport Central, we are committed to helping you choose the…

Pre built Metal Carport

Many people associate the need for a metal carport with areas of the country that get hammered with heavy rains, hail, sleet, or snowfall. But did you know that over time, prolonged exposure to sunlight and excessive heat can cause damage to the interior and exterior of your vehicle? Direct sunlight for long periods of time can fade your vehicle’s exterior paint and bumpers, and it can cause plastic components to warp. On…

Storage Metal or Wooden

Are you wondering if it’s time to replace that old, deteriorating wooden shed with something a little stronger and more durable that won’t require the regular maintenance involved with wood structures? Here are five tell-tale signs that it’s time to give that old, dilapidated shed the boot:       Your wooden shed is beginning to resemble the Leaning Tower of Pisa- We’ve all seen them. Old wooden sheds, garages, and barns that are…

Professional Installation vs DIYers

When purchasing a custom metal building, many people opt to have a professional team of installers to their home or place of business to erect the structure, while others choose to save money by performing their own steel building installation. Since both can be great options, it’s important to understand which one is best for you. Here are some pros and cons to consider for each: Pros / Cons of Steel Building Self-Installation…

Steel storage shed

Do you need an outdoor storage space to stash bikes, outdoor equipment, or seasonal items without having to take up prime real estate in your garage? Storage sheds can be a great solution—their smaller size leaves a small footprint on your property, but they are large enough to stash all of those items that need shelter from the elements. There are a wide variety of materials used to manufacture outdoor sheds, including steel,…


There is no denying that steel buildings are incredibly durable and low maintenance, especially when compared to buildings made with other materials. But even the highest quality metal sheds, garages, workshops, and other custom metal buildings should undergo routine maintenance to stay in tip-top shape. Here are some suggestions for keeping your steel building looking new and performing at its peak for years to come: Perform routine checks Check your metal building at…

18x21x9 A-Frame Garage

Choosing between a traditional or custom metal garage is an important decision because there are a variety of considerations. What will you be using your garage for? How long would you like it to last? How much time (or energy) do you have to devote to maintenance? What kind of budget are you working with? Would you prefer a steel garage or a traditional wooden one? Both types of garages will provide a similar…


Which to Choose: An Aluminum or Steel Carport?

By Carport Charlie   |   Posted In: Carports
Metal for Carport

If you are in the market for a quality metal carport, you already know there are a wide range of metal carports for sale with a variety of customization options to choose from. There are also different materials used by carport manufacturers. One common question potential carport buyers ask is “Which is a better option for me: an aluminum or a steel carport?” This is a great question, and the answer will depend…