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Jun
22

Metal Carports Are Perfect Outdoor Shelters for Any Need

By Carport Central   |   Posted In: Garages

Metal Carports Are Perfect Outdoor Shelters for Any Need

Give Me Shelter!

Ooh, a storm is threatening

My very life today

If I don’t get some shelter

Ooh yeah I’m gonna fade away
– Lyrics from “Gimme Shelter,” Mick Jagger

 

Back in 1969, The Rolling Stones released this popular tune which spoke about the need to find protection from life’s storms. Mick Jagger was speaking metaphorically about the threats of war, but the point rings true in a literal sense, too. If you own vehicles or have other important items that you keep outside, then you’d certainly benefit from having a reliable shelter of your own. The ongoing weather cycle of sun, rain, wind, hail, snow, etc., can really take a toll on your valuable possessions if they aren’t properly protected. And to that end, a metal carport from Carport Central is really the best shelter you can get! Our custom-made, prefab metal carports are tough, durable, affordable, and can be built to whatever specifications you dictate.

 

What Makes a Metal Carport a Superior Shelter?

Tired of seeing your vehicle’s interior “fade away” thanks to direct UV exposure? Hail damage dings and pings got you frustrated? Need a protected place for parking your RV, boat, or motorcycle? Or perhaps you’d just benefit from having some extra outdoor storage space? No matter what your needs are, Carport Central has a custom carport for you! The steel structures we provide are known to be stronger, more durable, and more cost-effective than stick-built shelters. What else makes a steel building better? Here are a few specific features and advantages worth noting:

 

  • Lightweight – Because steel is so dense, and less material is required when creating steel tube framing. Cold-formed steel components weigh as little as 50% of what typical wooden building counterparts weigh. This means that light-gauge steel components are easier to handle and manipulate on the construction site, and they’re easier to transport, too.

 

  • Super strong – How strong is cold-formed steel? It actually has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any commercially-available building material. That means a steel carport can endure weight loads and extreme conditions that other buildings simply can’t. And with no need for interior columns or supports, a steel carport also offers 100% usable interior clear-span space.

 

  • Simpler to install – Steel building components are fabricated with incredible accuracy, and each comes premeasured and ready to assemble on your building site. No need for onsite measuring or cutting means less opportunity for foul-ups, and it also means your carport goes up faster, with less labor. In fact, you can choose to order your own custom metal carport kit that you install yourself if you prefer!

 

  • Dimensional stability – Steel carports won’t expand or contract from moisture, and steel doesn’t split or warp over time, either. The same simply can’t be said for wood or traditional wallboard! By choosing steel, you won’t have to worry about cracks, nail head popups, or similar issues that are common with “traditional” construction.

 

  • Choose your foundation – Most of all, traditional stick-built carports work best with a poured foundation. You can install a metal carport on concrete or asphalt as well – but you don’t have to. Thanks to the many specialty anchoring options we provide, you can also choose to forego a poured foundation and install it on gravel or even on plain level ground. With a metal carport from Carport Central, your building foundation is really up to you!
  • Also note: Carport Central doesn’t provide any groundwork or foundation pouring services ourselves.

 

  • Durable and resistant – A galvanized steel carport is essentially weather-proof, as well as termite-proof and pest-proof. And with properly-coated steel, you’ll also enjoy decades of maintenance-free corrosion resistance.

 

  • Non-combustible – While non-combustible doesn’t mean fire-proof (there’s really no such thing), the fact that steel won’t burn means it contributes no fuel to a fire and can also help to contain and prevent the spread of any fire that may break out. And thanks to its built-in fire resistance, a steel structure is often cheaper to insure than other building types.

 

  • Eco-friendly – Yep, you read that right. If you care about doing your part to reduce your ecological footprint, you’ll like building with steel. American steel building components include a minimum of 25% recycled content, and the steel products themselves are also 100% recyclable. Steel is a material with essentially limitless recyclability, with no degradation in structural properties. In fact, steel is the most recycled construction material in North America. By choosing steel, you’ll be helping to reduce our demand for Earth’s precious resources.
20x41 Steel Carport

 

A Metal Carport Is More Than a Carport

Sure, our carports are ideal for protecting vehicles and other items from the elements, but that’s not all they’re useful for. Here are just a few more ways you can take advantage of owning one of these versatile steel shelters:

  • Outdoor workshop
  • Lawn & garden shed
  • Woodshed
  • Picnic shelter
  • Covered play area for the kids
  • Outdoor studio or hobby center
  • Livestock shelter or loafing area
  • Great protected space for hosting a cookout, party, or other outdoor gatherings

 

Carports in All Shapes and Sizes

What sizes do metal carports come in?

A better question to ask yourself is what size carport do you need!

Because honestly, we can design, manufacture, and install carports of ALL shapes and sizes at Carport Central!

Whether you need a single carport, double carport, triple carport, or a large commercial-sized shelter, we can do it all! Here are just a few examples of metal structure sizes we’ve recently installed:

  • 12’ x 21’
  • 18’ x 21’
  • 24’ x 26’
  • 30’ x 31’
  • 30’ x 41’
  • 30’ x 101’
  • 40’ x 61’

 

And on top of that, we can also provide carports tall enough to be used as RV covers, motorhome shelters, boat carports, tractor and combine sheds, or whatever you may need.

28x41 Steel Carport

 

And We Do Lots More Than Just Carports

Like the idea of combining an open-air cover with some enclosed utility storage space? We’re happy to provide a combination utility building. Or maybe you’d just like to add walls all the way around your metal carport and turn it into a secure metal garage. We’ve got you covered! Basically, we provide any style, type, or design of the custom metal building you may need. We provide everything from RV covers, to garages, to barns, to storage sheds, to large commercial buildings, to barndominiums and metal homes. If you can dream of it, we can design, deliver, and install a metal building solution to suit!

 

Why Choose Carport Central?

In a word, nobody covers America better than Carport Central. We serve 46 states, and are the premier online provider of metal structures for the continental U.S. Each of our custom buildings is locally manufactured in an American facility, too. So when you do business with us, you’re really helping to support American jobs!

 

We give you the ability to design your own custom metal building with our intuitive 3D Building Designer, too. It’s simple to use and easy to access on any computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Your imagination is the only limit to what you can do with your metal structure! We’re happy to include delivery and installation on your level site at NO extra charge, but you can also opt to go with a custom metal building kit that you can install yourself for a discount. And oh, did we mention? Carport Central offers THE BEST financing and rent-to-own plans in the entire business!

 

If you’re in need of a metal carport or other reliable steel structure, get in touch with one of our friendly building specialists today! You can connect with us online, or for an even faster response, just give us a call at (980) 321-9898! Carport Central is here to Provide Shelter for Your Way of Life!

 

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