Do You Need a Permit for a Pre-Built Shed?

By Scott Kyles   |   Posted In: Metal Sheds

Building Permits for Pre-Built Sheds: A Complete Guide We explained in a recent blog why investing in a rent-to-own shed can be a great, budget-friendly solution. But whether you opt to finance, rent-to-own, or purchase your building outright, steel sheds offer lots of benefits as personal storage solutions. Light-gauge steel buildings are durable, moisture-, pest- and fire-resistant, fully customizable, and easy to maintain. And since the building components are all custom fabricated in…


Should You Invest in a Rent-to-Own Shed?

By Scott Kyles   |   Posted In: Storage Sheds
Should You Invest in a Rent-to-Own Shed

Navigating Storage Solutions: Rent to Own Sheds The demand for personal storage solutions continues to rise, and the self-storage market has become big business in America. 90% of all self-storage inventory is held in the U.S., and players like Public Storage, U-Haul, ExtraSpace Storage, and CubeSmart continue to add units around the country. Even so, renting space at an offsite self-storage facility may not be the best option for you. Depending on whether…

Repo Shed or Used Storage Building

Storage Sheds and Storage Buildings Are Handy to Have Around If you’re an American homeowner, you’ve probably got plenty of stuff to store. In fact, you probably have more stuff to store than you have space to do it. If you’re looking for a good backyard storage solution, choosing to install a storage shed or storage building absolutely makes good sense.   What About Repo Sheds or a Repo Storage Building? If your…


Carport Central has been working to keep you in the loop on special tax savings available to farm owners thanks to Section 179 deductions for several years. And thankfully, those deductions still apply for the 2023 tax year, as well! This particular section of the tax code was written to help small businesses save on their taxes by choosing to invest in themselves by purchasing qualifying property or equipment. What does this mean…

What Does It Cost to Build a Barndominium

Can I Really Live in a Metal Barndominium? Yes, you really can! The metal barndominium concept continues to increase in popularity across the country, and Carport Central has helped to design, deliver, and install many of these metal building homes for customers all over. If you’re in the process of considering good residential construction solutions, a steel-framed home could be exactly what you’re looking for. And the cost to build a barndominium is…


Financing Your Dream Metal Home

By Scott Kyles   |   Posted In: Metal Homes
metal homes

Three Most-Asked Questions About Metal Building Homes If you’re considering a barndominium for sale or other metal home possibility, congratulations on exploring a fantastic residential building solution! But we imagine you still have some questions. In order to help you make the most informed buying decision, let’s address three of the most common questions we get about metal homes here at Carport Central: 1. Are metal buildings worth it?2. Can a metal building…

24x31 Metal Garage with 12x31 Lean-To

How’d you like to have a versatile metal garage building with plenty of convenient access points, along with an extended lean-to on the side for even more open-air covered space? That’s exactly what this local NC customer needed, and Carport Central was happy to deliver! There’s a lot to like about this particular Install of the Week (IOTW). Here are just a few of specs and features of this custom 24’ x 31’…


Startup Business Trends and Stats for 2023 Thinking about starting your own business? There’s no better time than the present, especially if you have a new product or service to offer or something that no one else can provide in quite the same way as you. Emerging from the pandemic, the startup business scene is definitely alive and kicking in 2023. Here are a few recent stats compiled by Demand Sage that are…


If you’re looking to build, think metal building homes Tired of renting? Need a permanent place that will give your family the space it needs to live well, and be able to grow? Then get yourself a nice patch of land, and consider all the possibilities of choosing metal buildings with living quarters. Can metal barns with living quarters really be a good solution for you? Absolutely. You likely already know that steel…


Need a Good Garden Shed? Think Steel

By Scott Kyles   |   Posted In: Carports
Need a Good Garden Shed Think Steel

What is a garden shed, anyway? What are garden sheds? It’s a good question because the term can be understood to mean different things to different people. Some people are looking for sheds for sale to use for keeping lawn & garden items like mowers, garden tools, and yard decorations. Others are really on the market for a catch-all backyard storage building; folks often refer to these as utility sheds. I remember being…


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