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A metal building is a collective name for structures made with steel such as steel garages, metal sheds, metal barns, & warehouses. Metal buildings are used for multiple purposes such as additional storage, vehicles, work places, and to protect your valuable assets.
At Carport Central, we want you to find the perfect metal building or steel structure at the best price. We understand the value of our customers and their requirements to purchase a metal structure, and we want to make sure we can help our customers get the perfectly customized metal building with easy customization and color options. Out of all the different structures that can be used for outdoor storage and other purposes, almost nothing beats prefabricated metal buildings, also known as steel buildings. These metal structures can be as small as 12’ wide and as large as 70’ wide.
With over hundreds of custom options for metal buildings, we are not limited to roof styles or color choices, but we offer customization for all types of steel building components such as walls, anchors, gables, panels, doors, windows and many more. All you need to do is just make a call and one of our experienced building experts at Carport Central will get you covered with the best solution.
Metal Buildings have three types of roof styles, each with its own unique advantage for your structure.
Perfect for heavy snowfall or rain, the vertical roof is grooved to allow dirt and precipitation to exit off the sides. The Vertical roof is recommended for any building longer than 36’. Vertical roof is the top-of-the-line in metal building roof styles. This roof style has sheet panels that run down vertically from the top to the eaves, with a ridge cap to cover the panel joints at the peak of the building. The vertical roof style is A-frame, but the panels are placed vertically, making it the best choice for areas that experience heavy snow. With vertical panels, snow won’t over-accumulate as it slopes down easily off the roof.
The A-frame roof style is also referred to as a Boxed-Eave style; this roof style has an A-frame structure with horizontal panels that run from front to back. This A-frame roof design is good for areas that can receive some bad weather, but it’s not recommended for heavy snow and wind protection.
This is the most economical option of roof style for steel structures and is a popular choice for many residential and agricultural buildings. This roof has a curvy style, with sheet panels that run horizontally from front to back. In regular roof buildings, bow trim covers the bended transitions of the legs and roof bows. If you don’t see heavy snow or wind in your region, this regular roof style is a good solution for your parking or storage utilities.
We offer a wide selection of metal building color options for you to choose from. You can also opt for a two-tone color scheme to help create an even better visual blend with your other surrounding buildings. You can customize the color of your roof, side panels, and trim of your structure. See some of our metal building color options below:
The first thing to understand is the gauge system. Gauge is the measurement used to indicate standard thickness of the metal. In the gauge system, the higher the number, the thinner the steel. So, for example, 12-gauge steel is thicker and stronger than 14-gauge steel. Our 12-gauge framing is 2¼” x 2¼” in diameter and has a higher tensile strength, providing for higher snow load and wind load capacity. We recommend 12-gauge steel for areas with heavy snow and high wind loads, as well as for carports that are 10’ or more in height, or 30’ or more in width.
Many local rules require certification for occupied structures. We can provide the building plans for the inspection, just let our customer service representatives know your plan to have the building certified.
You can opt for the 12-gauge upgrade option with any of these certification codes. All the building codes and certifications vary based on the state of installation and the building permit requirements.
Custom Metal buildings have more advantages over other types of construction especially when exposed to floods. High quality metal is unaffected by flooding. Metal buildings are one of the structures that you can find standing after floods and are mold resistant after a flood. Metal is also resistant to corrosion because they do not break down in excess moisture. Since metal buildings do not contain wood where mold thrives, mold is eliminated. When wooden buildings are exposed to flooding, they rot and all the wood has to be replaced. Since metal sheets do not absorb moisture and they do not weaken or rot. When water gets into wood, below the surface where paint has been applied, it warps and rots, which will severely damage the surface. With metal the under layers are unharmed, and the surface layer of paint remains undisturbed. Whereas a wooden home would need to have wood replaced and re-painted, a metal home would not. You can customize all types of metal buildings with us, we at Carport Central focus on understanding our customers custom metal building requirements our experts can guide you throughout the process. Just fill a quick form at contact us or talk to our representative at toll free number (844) 860-4950 to get your dream metal building installed at your site.