Provide Shelter for Your Florida Lifestyle with a Metal Carport

By Scott Kyles   |   Posted In: Carports

Provide Shelter for Your Florida Lifestyle with a Metal Carport

Florida Isn’t Just for Tourists; People Live and Work Here, Too

While spring doesn’t officially arrive until March 20, in Florida, it’s actually felt like spring for most of the winter! When it comes to weather and climate trends, Florida really goes by a different set of rules than the rest of the continental U.S. Most of the state is considered to be a humid subtropical climate, and the southern portion of FL is actually classified as a tropical savanna region. Bordered by the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the even warmer waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the west, Florida offers generally pleasant temperatures year-round. It’s no wonder that Florida is considered to be the #1 tourist destination in America; recent U.S. travel survey respondents even place Florida ahead of California.


But of course, Florida isn’t just for tourists. Lots of people live and work in the Sunshine State, too. Only California and Texas have higher populations; some 22 million people are proud to call Florida home. Business is booming in Florida, too. Florida is currently ranked 2nd in the United States for its economic outlook, and recent data shows that if Florida were an independent country, it would be the 15th largest economy in the world! Needless to say, there’s lots to like about living and working in Florida.


It’s Not Always Sunny in the Sunshine State

Florida was originally dubbed The Sunshine State to help popularize its tourist industry. But while Florida does receive a lot of sunlight, the arid portions of the western U.S. actually get more hours of sunshine. It’s sunny in FL, but it’s not ALWAYS sunny here. In fact, in terms of average precipitation received, Florida is the second wettest state in the nation, ranking just behind Louisiana. Severe storms are a common occurrence in Florida, too. Florida leads the nation in hurricane frequency, ranks #3 for tornadoes, and has been unofficially named the “lightning capital” of the U.S. – Florida has seen more lightning injuries over the past 50 years than any other state.


Facing the threat of extreme weather events is just part of what it means to live and work in Florida. And because that’s true, it pays to invest in reliable protection for your people and property.

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A Metal Carport Makes Good Sense for Florida

Tired of seeing your car or truck interior fade prematurely thanks to too much sun exposure? Would you like to be able to protect your vehicles from heavy rain and hail damage threats whenever a strong storm passes through? Or how’d you like to have a protected shelter for parking your boat or RV? Carport Central has you covered in Florida! Our steel carports, garages, barns, and other custom structures are extremely rugged and secure, and are completely customizable for open-air, partially-enclosed, or fully-enclosed building designs. Steel structures like the ones we provide are known to be stronger, more durable, & more cost-effective than comparable wood-built shelters, too. And thanks to steel being a naturally fire-resistant material, our metal structures are typically less expensive to insure, too.


A Metal Carport Isn’t Just a Carport

While our carports are ideal for protecting vehicles and other equipment from the elements, they’re useful for other things, too. Here are just a few of the ways you can make use of one of our versatile steel covers:

  • Wood shed
  • Picnic shelter
  • Outdoor workspace
  • Covered playspace for the kids
  • Outdoor studio or hobby center
  • Livestock shelter or loafing area
  • Lawncare center
  • Gardening shelter
  • Perfect spot for hosting a cookout, birthday party, or neighborhood gathering


Here are some of the most popular carport sizes we sell at Carport Central:

  • 12’ x 21’
  • 24’ x 21’
  • 22’ x 26’
  • 30’ x 31’
  • 30’ x 36’
  • 28’ x 41’

In addition, we can provide you with a FL carport, RV cover, or outdoor shelter manufactured to whatever dimensions you specify, and we offer a range of optional customizations you can make, too.


We Do More Than Just Carports, Too

Like the idea of combining an open-air cover with some enclosed utility storage space? We’re happy to provide you with a combination utility building. Or maybe you’d just prefer to put walls all the way around your metal carport and turn it into a secure metal garage. We do that, too! But beyond that, we can provide you with any style, type, or design of 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. Basically, if you can think of it, we can design it, deliver it, and install it for you!

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Why Choose Carport Central for Your FL Metal Carport and FL Metal Building Needs?

In a word, nobody covers FL better than Carport Central. We’ve put up a TON of buildings in the Sunshine State, and we’re very familiar with local building codes and wind certification requirements across Florida. And not only do we take care of Florida; we actually serve 45 other states, too. We’re one of the nation’s largest online providers of metal structures, and we only partner with the best local American manufacturers.


We can get you exactly what you need, and we even give you the ability to design your own custom metal building with our intuitive 3D Building Design Tool. It’s simple to use, and easy to access on any computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. With cutting-edge metal building engineering and technology like this, your imagination is the only limit to what you can do with your metal structure! Delivery and installation on your level site is INCLUDED at no extra charge, or you can opt for a custom metal building kit that you can install yourself for a discount. Oh, and did we mention? Carport Central has THE BEST financing and rent-to-own options in the business!


Carport Central is Here to Help FL Homes, Farms, and Businesses

If you need a reliable steel structure for residential, agricultural, or commercial applications in Florida, get in touch with one of our friendly buildings specialists today, and let’s get started! You can connect with us online, or for an even faster response, simply give us a call at (980) 321-9898! Experience the Carport Central difference for yourself!


  • Scott Kyles

    Scott Kyles serves as lead content writer and marketing consultant for Central Steel Group, the parent company of Carport Central. He’s been speaking to the metal buildings industry and its customers for over 5 years, and also holds professional certifications in secondary science education, training, and customer experience.

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