Used Carports versus New Metal Carports

By Jay Lara   |   Posted In: Carports

used carport vs new carport


There are huge benefits to buying a new carport. Not only does it add value to your home, but it also protects your stuff from the weather. Carports are also budget-friendly, and they have multiple uses. While they are great storage areas, they can also provide a protected space to relax, entertain friends, or work from home projects. The possibilities are endless!

Once you’ve made the decision on what you want to use your carport for, it’s time to buy one! But there’s another big decision you need to make. Will you purchase a carport that is new or used? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each metal carport option.

30x26 Vertical Roof Carport
30×26 Vertical Roof Carport


Which Carport Should You Choose?

Used carports are cheaper, there’s no doubt about it. And if you’re on a tight budget, then this can be really appealing. But the advantages of a new carport really outweigh the price. Here’s why:

  • New Carports Can be Customized
  • One of the biggest advantages of a new carport is that you get to customize it. You know your needs, so you know what kind of roof will be the most effective and what color will match your home the best. Choosing to buy a new carport allows you to get designs and styles that are made to order and fit what you are looking for. Just let our building experts know what you need, and they can work their magic to create your dream metal building. 

  • Maintenance Advantages
  • While metal buildings are virtually maintenance-free, they do experience wear and tear over time. With a new carport, you’ll be starting fresh. However, if you choose to purchase a used carport, the structure may be weakened and need some extra care and maintenance.

  • Peace of Mind with Warranties
  • While new carports may seem like a bigger investment, you’re really investing in peace of mind. All new metal buildings come with warranties on the framing, paneling, and more. If anything happens to your carport, you’re taken care of. While you can buy a warranty for a used carport, you will never have the same kind of protection.

  • Increased Safety
  • As technology increases and better safety tools are invented, building codes become stricter. There’s a reason why manufacturers and sellers emphasize better and more efficient carports each year. As time progresses, they use better materials and techniques. This does more than increasing a structure’s longevity; it increases your carport’s safety, too.

  • Price & Reliability
  • If you choose to purchase a used carport, you will be hard-pressed to find one that is both high quality and inexpensive. Unlike buying a new carport from a metal building provider, there is no low-price guarantee with used carports. Beyond that, there are extra steps with used carports. You’ll have to take time to meet the sellers, find a way to transport it, and you still may not end up with the building you thought you’d get.

24×25 Metal Carport


Metal Carports Really Are the Best

Knowing the benefits of a new carport is a great place to start, but do you know what the benefits of buying a metal building in general are? Our metal buildings are strong, long-lasting, low maintenance, and versatile. And that’s not all! Here are some other benefits to buying steel carports from Carport Central:

  1. Durability
  2. Our metal carports are remarkably durable. They are all designed to withstand severe conditions. Whether they’re facing heavy snow, intense rainfall, or strong winds, our buildings can handle it all. With the right certifications, they can even withstand up to 140 miles per hour winds!

  3. Quick Assembly
  4. Unlike comparable wooden structures, metal carports can be installed in one day. The paneling comes in large sheets and fits securely together with ease. There’s no need to worry about a time-consuming building and installation process.

  5. 100% Recyclable
  6. With landfills overflowing, recyclable options are ideal. Steel carports are 100% recyclable. The durable material can be used time and time again, reducing your carbon footprint and ensuring that your structure will last a lifetime, no matter what.

  7. Fire-Resistant
  8. Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of a metal carport is that they are fire-resistant. Steel is not flammable. For that reason, you never have to worry about the structure catching fire and destroying your vehicles or possessions.

  9. Resistant to Mold, Mildew, and pests
  10. Prefab metal carports are extremely advantageous when it comes to dealing with pests, mold, and mildew. Unlike wood, metal does not soak up water or decay over time. This eliminates the possibility of mold or mildew forming, while also preventing pests from burrowing into the decaying structure.

  11. Safety
  12. All of our prefab carports are engineered with the latest safety regulations and standards in mind. Our design specialists work meticulously to bring you a product that is both beautiful and secure.

  13. Versatility
  14. Thanks to the customization options available, metal carports are incredibly versatile. They can be used for a number of purposes, as they can be designed to have multiple types of windows, doors, foundations, and more.

Get the Exact Carport You Need

Carports aren’t a one-size-fits-all type of deal. There are many different styles, and we offer them here at Carport Central. Whatever your need may be, we have a carport to meet it! That type of personalized design isn’t something you can find with used carports!

Here are the metal carport options you can take advantage of at Carport Central.

  1. Regular Roof Carports
  2. Regular roof carports are classic and traditional. If you’re looking for old-world charm, this is the style for you. Regular roofs have sloping sides that mimic the roof of a barn. Their paneling is horizontal and runs from the back of the structure to the front. This style is also the most budget-friendly option.

  3. A-Frame Roof Carports
  4. A-Frame roof carports are the best of both worlds. Like the regular roof carport, they have horizontal paneling. This makes them easier on your wallet. However, unlike the previous option, they have a peaked roof that matches the style of most homes. This added aesthetic appeal is great since most carports are near the front of the home.

  5. Vertical Roof Carports
  6. Vertical roof carports are our bestselling option. It has a peaked roof like the A-frame carport, but it is made from vertical paneling instead of horizontal paneling. The paneling runs from the top of the structure to the bottom, making it ideal for areas that experience frequent severe weather or heavy precipitation. 

  7. Utility Carports
  8. Utility carports are unique structures that solve two problems at once. They give you an area to house your vehicles, while also providing you storage space for your extra stuff. They’re the perfect mix of a carport and a garage!

  9. One Car Carports
  10. Our one car carports are designed to comfortably house one car. They are durable and secure and will still leave you lots of room for storage and moving around. 

  11. Two Car Carports
  12. Two car carports are designed to comfortably house two vehicles with room to spare. However, you could choose to store only one car under it, giving you lots of space for other purposes.

  13. Three Car Carports
  14. The three-car carports we offer can protect three vehicles with ease. There will be wiggle room left over with three cars parked under it, but you could have even more space if you chose to park only one or two vehicles under it instead.

  15. RV Carports
  16. Our RV carports are specially designed to house and protect RVs and motorhomes. These carports are extra tall, but they’re just as strong and secure as all of our other metal buildings.

The Best Metal Carports are at Carport Central

Now that you know it’s best to buy a new steel carport, we hope you know that the best place to purchase one from is Carport Central! All of our metal buildings are made from the highest quality steel and manufactured right here in America. Our friendly and knowledgeable building specialists are on call to answer any questions you may have. Don’t hesitate to contact us at (980) 321-9898 and see the Carport Central difference for yourself!


  • Jay Lara

    Jay Lara is COO of Carport Central, and brings nearly 20 years of metal building industry experience. He’s worked in every aspect of the business, ranging from engineering to design to fabrication to installation to sales, and he’s passionate about bridging the gap between B2B and B2C for the metal buildings market.

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