Benefits of Owning a Metal Storage Shed
What’s great about owning a metal storage shed? All sorts of things! For one thing, metal storage sheds aren’t susceptible to moisture in the same way that wood sheds and buildings are. Steel won’t rot like wood, and it offers superior protection from sun, wind, rain, and other weather extremes. Steel isn’t really bothered by termites or other pests, either. And whereas fire is a real concern for wooden structures, you have less fire worries with a steel storage shed, since steel is inflammable.
Steel is also more flexible for construction than wood or aluminum. It’s easier to expand or adapt a steel structure to meet your future needs. What about maintenance? Wooden sheds and buildings need frequent repainting or restaining, but steel buildings don’t typically require refinishing. And steel structures are easy to clean, too – all you typically need is a hose or pressure washer!
Metal Storage Shed Prices
So, what will a metal storage shed actually cost you? The short answer about metal storage shed pricing is that it really depends on a number of factors. Why? Each steel storage shed we provide is custom-engineered and built to your specifications! Here are some things that will help to decide the price of your individual metal storage building:
- Shed size
Maybe this goes without saying, but the bigger your metal shed, the greater your purchase price. Makes sense, right? However, you should also keep in mind that, generally speaking, your cost per square foot will actually go down by choosing a larger shed. For example, you’ll get more bang for your buck with a 48′-wide metal shed than you would with a 26′-wide structure.
- Building design and complexity
One benefit of choosing a light-gauge steel structure is that you’re in the driver’s seat when it comes to choosing your building design. There are many popular styles of sheds we offer, but you also have the freedom to create your own custom building plan with our simple-to-use 3D Design Tool (accessible from any computer, tablet, or smartphone)!
With Carport Central, you have many, many customization options available to you. Whatever options you decide to select for your shed will also obviously have an impact on your building’s total price:
🤔 Which roof style do you prefer?
🤔 Do you want your structure to be open-air, partially-enclosed, or fully-enclosed?
🤔 Do you want the standard 14-gauge steel framing, or would you prefer to go with our more rugged 12-gauge?
🤔 Standard 29-gauge steel paneling, or do you want to upgrade to a sturdier 26-gauge?
🤔 We currently have 15 standard color options available at no extra charge (color selection may vary based on your location), or you can choose one of our premium colors with a slight upcharge. You can also go with an attractive two-tone or wainscot look for your shed, if you prefer.
🤔 What points of entry and access would you like for your shed? We have many sizes and options for roll-up doors, walk-in doors, windows, and frame-outs.
- Certification options
Depending on where you’re installing, wind and/or snow load certification may be required in your area. Or perhaps you’d just prefer to have the peace of mind that comes with owning a certified storage building. Carport Central is happy to offer certification to meet any desired specifications; prices vary depending upon your chosen certification package.
- World steel market
Carport Central only sources the best steel, and sometimes steel material prices can vary based on the current state of the world steel market. What a steel building may have cost a few years ago may not be a good predictor of steel material costs today. The good news is that you can lock in your price with us for up to a year by making a building order deposit now. What’s great about that is that even if material prices go up, your quoted building price won’t change!
- Site foundation
What type of foundation will you choose for your metal shed? Concrete? Asphalt? Gravel? Something else? (NOTE: Carport Central doesn’t provide ground preparation or paving services.)
And here’s some more good news – the foundation you choose is completely up to you. If your intended storage building use doesn’t require needing a paved foundation, then you don’t have to spend the money to pour one! As long as your installation site is leveled and cleared, we can install on most any surface, including bare ground.
- Delivery and installation
Getting your steel storage shed delivered and installed is often an additional cost you have to factor in … but not when you order from Carport Central! We INCLUDE delivery and installation in all of our service areas, at no extra charge! And thanks to our exclusive relationships with top manufacturers and installers, we’ll get your building faster, too!
How Can You Use a Metal Storage Shed?
The sky is the limit when it comes to the potential applications for your metal storage shed! Here are just a few of the ways we’ve seen customers use their custom sheds:
- Feed / hay storage for the farm or ranch
- Agricultural storage buildings for heavy farm equipment
- Livestock barn or shelter
- RV and boat covers
- Garden sheds and general storage sheds
- Pool-side cabanas
- Picnic shelters
- Horse barn
- Auto repair shops and workshops
- Tool sheds
- Parking carports and garages
Roof Styles for Metal Storage Sheds
There are three roof styles when it comes to a metal storage shed: regular, A-frame horizontal, and vertical:
- Regular Roof
The regular roof style has a classic, rounded, traditional “barnlike” look, and is a popular choice; it also happens to be the most economical roof option. It provides reliable protection from sun and rain, and the roof panels run horizontally from front to back. The regular roof is a good option if you choose a smaller building, or live in an area that tends not to get much in the way of heavy precipitation.
- A-Frame Horizontal Roof
The A-frame or boxed-eave roof comes closer to resembling the look of a typical house roof design. This is a nice feature, especially if you’d like your barn storage shed to better blend in with your home or other nearby structures. A-frame roof panels are oriented horizontally, like those of a regular roof. However, the A-frame roof is a stronger roof design, and is a preferable choice if you live in an area that can receive some heavier rain or snow.
- Vertical Roof
The vertical roof is our top-of-the-line roof option. It’s built on an A-frame, but also features added reinforcement that makes it our strongest design. A vertical roof also features vertically-oriented paneling which allows any rain, snow, or debris to glide off the roof and away from your building more easily. The vertical roof is the best option for facing extreme weather, and is our recommended option for any building, but especially for any structure with a length of 30′ or greater.
Warranties for Our Metal Storage Sheds
Wondering what kind of warranty comes with a storage shed from Carport Central? We stand behind each and every building or other steel structure we provide with one of the best warranty packages you’ll find in the metal buildings industry. Each of our buildings (including storage sheds) comes with a 20-year rust-through frame warranty, 10-year panel warranty for chipping and cracking, and a one-year workmanship warranty.
The Best Metal Storage Sheds Come from Carport Central!
Carport Central is proud to source America with the very best in steel buildings and structures. Each of our metal structures is custom fabricated by a local American manufacturer, and we’re proud to source American steel, too. When it comes to your metal building, if you can dream it, we can make it happen!
- We’re one of the top online metal structure providers for the entire continental United States
- We have extensive experience in all styles, sizes, and applications of metal structures – including metal storage sheds!
- Easy-to-use 3D Building Creator tool which allows you to create your OWN ideal building plan, all from the comfort of your couch
- Delivery – installation of your custom building is INCLUDED with purchase, for no additional charge!
- We offer the best financing and rent-to-own options you’ll find anywhere
- Nobody beats our level of customer experience and customer service!
Carport Central is about much more than just selling you a metal storage shed or building; we’re about Providing Shelter For Your Way Of Life. Reach out to us online, or just give us a call at +1 (980) 321-9898, and let one of our friendly building specialists show you the Carport Central difference!