Metal Buildings Types
Carport Central offers prefabricated steel buildings in many styles and sizes to meet a variety of needs for homeowners and businesses. In addition to our homeowner and corporate customers, we have also seen metal buildings used by small businesses, contractors, farmers, ranchers, poultry farmers, carpenters, restaurant owners, and mechanics. Our Prefab Metal Buildings include:
Clear-span Metal Buildings
Also known as free-span structures, these metal buildings require no interior columns or support. Our metal building manufacturers provide certified metal buildings that can maximize the amount of usable space and ensure that there is plenty of room to maneuver and operate machinery. No matter where this metal building is placed, the Clear-Span Metal Building can be designed to meet local building codes and snow or wind loads.
Commercial Metal Buildings
Our metal buildings are designed and fabricated to exact standards and include many features that other companies do not offer. Our commitment to quality makes Carport Central commercial steel building kits more durable and versatile to use. Whether you need a low-rise office building, restaurant, vehicle dealership, auto repair shop, car wash, tire store, or even a medical clinic, our commercial steel structures offer the best value for your money. We simply offer the best prices on commercial steel buildings.
Metal Workshop Buildings
All Carport Central prefabricated workshop buildings are engineered to withstand high wind speeds and snow loads. Combine that with our FREE delivery and installation in more than 40 states across the country, and you’ll find that our prices on delivered and installed metal workshops are better than any other company. Need a place to store tools, work on your carpentry projects, or fix your cars and bikes? We’ve got your workshop needs covered at the best prices. Carport Central is the industry leader, and our home workshops are among the most popular buildings we sell thanks to our uncompromising quality, customer service, and cost savings for you.
Custom Metal Buildings
When you choose Carport Central, you’re buying a metal building from the experts, with more than 30 building specialists on call to help you. Whether you’re looking for a place to keep your vehicle dry and protected from the elements, or if you’re looking to store an entire car collection, Carport Central can customize a steel garage kit to meet your needs. Our steel garages and workshops can be customized to meet variable leg heights, large equipment storage, lifts, woodworking machines, metal and welding space, and more.
12-GA Metal Buildings
What’s the difference between 14-gauge and 12-gauge steel framing? The answer to that question is very simple: strength and value. Stronger steel framing means your metal building will not only be more weather-resistant but will add more property value to your home or land.
Our Prefab Metal Buildings include – Metal Carports, Steel Garages, Steel Barns, RV Ports, Utility Carports, Outdoor Storage buildings, and Boat Ports.
Prefabricated Metal Building Prices
Our Metal Buildings prices are among the most competitive in the steel structures industry. Our steel carports start just at $1100 for the standard (12’x21’x6’) 14-gauge with no certifications added.
Pre-engineered Metal Building prices at Carport Central can vary, depending on the extent of customization involved (roof style and dimensions), the additional materials desired (wall panels, gables, doors, windows, anchors), the gauge of frame (12-GA or 14-GA), the gauge of sheet metal (29-GA or 26-GA), and the certification or building permit requirements of your region.
Metal Buildings Roof Styles
Metal Buildings have three types of roof styles, each with its own unique advantage for your structure.
Vertical Style Metal Buildings
Vertical style metal buildings are 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.
A-Frame Style Metal Buildings
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.
Regular Roof Metal Buildings
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.
Metal Building Gauge
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.
Metal Building Sizes
Prefabricated Metal Buildings by Carport Central are available in any custom size to fit your needs. We build all sizes from small storage buildings for your garden tools up to a large commercial unit for your manufacturing plant. Our metal building sizes include:
Wider Metal Buildings
Our prefabricated metal buildings run from 12’ to 70’ wide. There are different standard sizes available based on intended building usage, such as –
42’ – 70’ wide – Large industrial metal buildings for manufacturing workshops, industrial plants, service centers, etc.
32’ – 40’ wide – Commercial metal buildings to store raw materials or to park big machinery, equipment, etc.
26’ – 30’ wide – Also known as triple-wide buildings, which are mostly used as farming storage
12’ – 24’ wide – Residential style buildings, also known as standard buildings. These standard buildings are used for general storage, and can house cars, trucks, RVs, boats, jet skis, ATVs, etc.
As a rule, the bigger the building, the more reinforcement it needs to stand strong, so it can protect your items. Our buildings always come with the necessary anchors, braces, trims, reinforced legs based on the height (double legs/ladder legs), base rails, truss systems, bows, header bars, hat channels, etc.
Longer Metal Buildings –
Our standard metal buildings typically run from 21’ to 51’ in length, but we can build 100’ or longer buildings per your specifications. We can customize any style or model to fit the length you need!
Taller Metal Buildings –
Standard height of our metal buildings starts at 6’ for basic outdoor storage sheds, all the way up to 20’ tall.
- 6’ – 11’ leg height comes with single posts
- 12’ – 14’ leg height comes standard with single posts, with an option for double posts
- 15’ – 20’ leg height always comes with ladder-leg posts
Double legs and ladder legs are the strongest leg post styles and are recommended for wider and taller metal buildings. These leg post styles increase strength and durability and enable our metal buildings to better fight harsh weather elements.
Metal Building Colors –
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. See some of our metal building color options below:
Certified Metal Buildings and Non-Certified Buildings –
What’s the difference between a certified and non-certified metal building? If your local ordinances require you to have a permit to install a building, then you need a certified building. If your area has no such requirements, then you have the option of choosing between certified and non-certified. Certified metal buildings are designed and engineered to withstand specific weather conditions like snow loads or heavy wind. Non-certified metal buildings don’t have any specific snow or wind ratings.
Certified metal buildings offer additional strength and stability with higher-quality steel material, an upgraded gauge for structure and sheet framing, and stronger anchors, braces, truss systems, leg posts, and base rails.
Metal Building Certification Codes –
- Certified Metal Buildings for 105 MPH Wind and 20 PSF Snow Load
- Certified Metal Buildings for 105 MPH Wind and 65 PSF Snow Load
- Certified Metal Buildings for 105 MPH Wind and 35 PSF Snow Load
- Certified Metal Buildings for 105 MPH Wind and 40 PSF Snow Load
- Certified Metal Buildings for 115 MPH Wind and 65 PSF Snow Load
- Certified Metal Buildings for 115 MPH Wind and 70 PSF Snow Load
- Certified Metal Buildings for 115 MPH Wind and 90 PSF Snow Load
- Certified Metal Buildings for 140 MPH
- Certified Metal Buildings for 140 MPH Wind and 30 PSF Snow Load
- Certified Metal Buildings for 140 MPH Wind and 35 PSF Snow Load
- Certified Metal Buildings for 140 MPH Wind and 30 PSF Snow Load
- Certified Metal Buildings for 140 MPH Wind and 45 PSF Snow Load
- Certified Metal Buildings for 150 MPH
- Certified Metal Buildings for 170 MPH
- Certified Metal Buildings for 170 MPH Wind and 30 PSF Snow Load
- Certified Metal Buildings for 170 MPH Wind and 35 PSF Snow Load
- Certified Metal Buildings for 30 LBS
- Certified Metal Buildings for 40 LBS Snow load
- Certified Metal Buildings for 50 LBS Snow load
- Certified Metal Buildings for 60 LBS Snow load
- Certified Metal Buildings for 65 LBS Snow load
- Certified Metal Buildings for 70 LBS Snow load
- Certified Metal Buildings for 80 LBS Snow load
- Certified Metal Buildings for 90 LBS Snow load
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. Read More about metal building permit requirements at –
Talk to our metal building expert at +1 (844) 860-4950