Advantages of Metal Garages over Traditional Garages

By Mark Hiatt   |   Posted In: Garages

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So, you’re considering replacing or adding a garage on your property.  Have you given much thought to the type of garage you would like?  When most people think of garages, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the traditional wood garage.  However, a modern, steel garage provides some distinct advantages over traditional wood structures.  As you explore the variety of options available, keep in mind the following benefits of metal garages:


Do you like saving money?  Of course you do, everyone does! That is why you’ll want to check out the prices of our DIY metal garage kits.  The prices for metal garages tend to be much lower than the costs of traditional wood garages. Wood garages are more expensive to build, as well as maintain. All in all, by setting up and installing steel garage, you will save quite a bit of money.


Metal garage buildings are becoming increasingly popular due to their variety and customization they offer.  Carport Central offers metal garage kits with quick and easy installation nearly anywhere on your property where there is a level surface. It’s also much easier and more cost-effective to add on to a steel garage later than it is with a traditional wooden structure.  Steel garages can be used for many purposes, as shown in our previous post “8 Practical, Creative uses for Metal Garages“.

Safety and Convenience

Steel garages are manufactured to be weather resistant, and the different gauges offered provide the strength needed to stand up against all the elements. Over time, these elements could cause rotting, cracking, or possible insect infestations in wood structures. Steel garage buildings are also generally easier to clean than wood garages, often requiring only a pressure washer and mild solution.  A wood garage can also be cleaned this way, but the dry time is longer, and the interior will need to have extra sealant applied to prevent damage.  Over time, your wood garage will need repainting more frequently than is needed with a steel garage. With steel garages, color is applied to the steel during the manufacturing process, and it requires much less maintenance.

As you research the various types of garages for sale, remember the listed benefits of purchasing metal garage kits.  Steel garages offer advantages in value, versatility, safety, and convenience that simply cannot be matched by traditional wood structures.  Take time to explore the options available to you that will truly suit your needs, as well as your budget!


Carport Central is the industry-leading installer of high-quality metal buildings; whether you want a small steel storage shed, a metal workshop, or even a large agricultural building, we’ve got you covered! Contact us online or give one of our friendly business specialists a call at (980) 321-9898 to learn more and get started on your new custom metal building now!.


  • Mark Hiatt

    Mark Hiatt brings over 20 years of commercial construction experience as a licensed engineer in NC, SC, and VA. Design-and-build is his specialty, and he serves both as a structural engineer for American Building Network and as an engineering consultant for Carport Central.

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