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How to choose perfect size for a carport?

By Carport Central   |   Posted In: Carport Sizes

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You know that you want a carport to protect your vehicles from the rain, strong winds, hailstorms, and sun damage. Or maybe you want to get a new metal building to provide extra storage or a place for entertainment. Regardless of what you’re using your prefab carport for, you have to make the tough decision about what size you need it to be. And choosing the right size is the most important decision you can make during the buying process.

Luckily, when you work with Carport Central, we can make the tough choice an easier one. We can help customize your steel carport to get the exact size and features that you need.

28x41 Steel Carport

28′ Wide Steel Carport

Why You Should Buy a Metal Carport?

Most people buy a carport to protect their vehicles, but that’s not all our custom-built metal carports are good for! A carport can double as a covered picnic area or an outdoor workshop. The possibilities really are endless. Not only is there a long list of uses for a sturdy metal carport, but there’s also a list of benefits.

Here are some reasons why you’ll want to invest in a carport from Carport Central:

  • Weather
  • Parking your vehicle under a carport or garage is one of the best things you can do for it. This will protect your car from harsh weather elements like heavy rain, snow, ice, and sun exposure.

  • Extra Security
  • A metal carport, especially one with closed sides and ends, will help keep your valuables out of sight from criminals. It will also provide the extra security you need when getting in and out of your car at night.

  • Storage
  • Of course, you can use your prefab metal carport for storage. You can even add a small shed or building to the structure to turn it into a utility carport that will provide both vehicle storage and outside storage.

  • Versatility
  • Carports are meant for so much more than just car storage. You can even use it to protect RV’s, trucks, motorcycles, and more.

  • Durability
  • It doesn’t get any stronger than steel. Our metal carports are designed to withstand the toughest weather conditions. And it gets even better! Our steel structures won’t corrode, you won’t have to worry about termites, and they are even fire-resistant.

30x21 Vertical Roof Carport

30×21 Vertical Roof Carport

Metal Carport Sizes at Carport Central

The right carport size ensures maximum protection for your vehicle and other valuables. So, how do you know if you’re choosing the right carport dimensions? The options we offer on our custom metal carports set us apart from other companies that use basic “cookie-cutter” designs. We build your custom carport to any specific size that you need and meet any length that you desire.

Our carports sizes are classified into three categories:

22x21 Regular Roof Carport

22×21 Regular Roof Carport

Things to Consider Before Buying Your Carport

There are a couple of factors that determine the size of the carport that you can have installed at your residence. Here are a couple of things to consider:

The type of vehicle

The type of your vehicle determines the dimensions of the carport that you can build. A one-car carport can effectively accommodate a regular car or a small truck. However, if you feel that there is very little space to maneuver, then you should consider installing a wider carport. If you own large vehicles such as heavy-duty trucks, RVs, and trailers, you should consider a double or triple carport for effective accommodation.

The number of cars.

Another issue that affects the size of the carport that you can install at your premises is the number of cars that you intend to accommodate within the carport. If you intend to house more than one car, then you should consider having a bigger carport installed. A key consideration, in this case, is the space between the vehicles. There should be enough space between the vehicles such that the doors to each car can be opened freely without hitting or touching the other vehicle.

The height of your vehicle(s)

The height of your vehicle is another aspect that affects the size of your carport. Proper height consideration ensures that there is enough clearance for your vehicle. The standard height measurement for most carports is 12 feet, and most regular-sized vehicles can be accommodated effectively in a carport with such a height dimension. However, if you own a large vehicle such as a truck or an RV that’s slightly elongated at its mid-point, you’d be wise to consider building your metal carport slightly taller. This prevents your vehicle from getting damaged as a result of coming into contact with the carport roof.

Intended use.

What you plan on using your steel carport for will also play a large role in your size. If you intend to use your carport to accommodate other things such as farm equipment, boats alongside your car, or any specific application, you should consider having metal farm storage buildings, boat carports, RV covers, utility carports, or any custom carports. There is a wide variety of different types of carports available with ample customization options to fulfill your needs.

Future consideration.

If you plan on increasing the size of your fleet or upgrading to a larger car model, then you should build your carport with these considerations in mind. Going with something larger than a standard carport size will save you from having to expand your carport down the road.

Get the Exact Carport You Need at Carport Central

Our carports are so easy to customize, you can do it from the comfort of your couch! You can buy online with our exclusive 3D building and pricing tool. All you have to do is select the option that is the closest to what you are looking for and then designs it from there. You will be able to adjust your carport height clearance, carport width, select your add-ons, view a 3D rendering, and get an instant quote.

Customized Carport

Customized Carport

Custom Carport Kits at Carport Central

If you like do-it-yourself projects, then a custom carport kit is the perfect solution for you! You design the exact carport that you need, and then we will provide you will all the materials so you can install your metal carport on your own time.

Here are the benefits of going with a metal carport kit:

  • It will cost less – You will get a discount for installing the carport on your own.
  • The installation happens on our own time – You won’t have to worry about waiting on a crew to show up. Instead, you can install the carport whenever it works best for you.
  • Show off your DIY skills – You get to proudly say that you installed the carport yourself.

High-Quality Metal Carports at Carport Central

Still not sure what size will be best for your needs? That’s what we are here for! Let our building specialists design the best metal carport for your home or business. Our steel structures are precision-engineered, incredibly durable, low-maintenance, and are built to last you a lifetime.

So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call today at (980) 321-9898 and experience the Carport Central difference for yourself!

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