Why lean-to metal carports and buildings are worth it?

By Carport Central   |   Posted In: Customized Buildings

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 to other outdoor storage solutions.

A lean-to metal building comes in three different roofing styles: vertical, horizontal box eave and vertical roofs. They can also have closed ends with cutouts, closed ends with garage doors and fully enclosed ends or fully open ends.

Usually, a lean-to metal building is about 10’ to 12’ wide and under 41’ long. Some manufacturers can customize your structure to even wider and longer measurements. An important aspect to check is whether your lean-to carport is within local building regulations.

Advantages of owning lean-to Metal Carports

There are numerous advantages to owning a lean-to carport, primarily as an extra source of storage and protection for your valuable assets.

1. No matter what its overall structure is, a lean-to metal building effectively provides protection for whatever is under it, from weather elements like rain, snow, and wind. This can include farming equipment, trailers, trucks, RVs, motorcycles, cars and other types of vehicles. You can easily keep your valuable vehicle free from rust and fading.

2. A lean-to carport can be easily accessible if not fully enclosed, allowing horses to wander in and out. It does not require a set of keys and fits the requirements of several property owners with livestock, looking for flexible storage space that is convenient and durable.

3. Lean-to building kits are easy to install, requiring a minimal knowledge of carpentry. If you receive a quality product, assembling and installing a lean-to carport is a simple job with a few tools and detailed instructions. Depending on the style and design, it uses the lightweight pole—building construction methods.

4. A lean-to carport is great for hassle-free customization even after installation. It can be built both attached and close to your existing structure. Multiple uses such as for a covered sidewalk, parking or shelter for livestock allows the construction to be altered accordingly. A freestanding lean-to metal building is also an option with certain manufacturers.


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