How can a metal carport benefit me?
Great question! Carports have many uses, but the most apparent use lies in the name, providing protection for cars, trucks and other vehicles. Our steel carports can also protect things like boats, garden or farm implements, trailers, and other equipment. Their flexible designs even allow for other purposes such as for use as a pavilion or animal shelter!
- Vehicle Protection
- Boat or ATV Storage
- Agricultural Storage
- Pet or Livestock Shelter
- Equipment Storage
- Gear Storage
- Covered Picnic Area
- Sunscreen for Pool Area
What Is The Difference In Carport Roof Styles
Our carports are available in your choice of 3 different roof styles. We offer a regular-style, boxed-style, and vertical-style roof. The biggest differences in roofing styles is in the direction the roof sheeting panels run, and how they intersect with the side wall panels.
The regular style features a roof system that wraps down around the edge of the roof onto the side panel. The roof panels on this style would run the same direction as the roof peak itself. If you were considering adding rain gutter to your carport you would not choose this style. This style would tend to hold snow on the roof rather than let it slide off. The regular style carport tends to be the most economical.
The boxed style features a roof system with a pitched roof that extends beyond the side panels. The roof panels on this style would run the same direction as the roof peak itself. If you were considering adding rain gutter to your carport you would not choose this style. This style would tend to hold snow on the roof rather than let it slide off.
The vertical style features a roof system with a pitched roof that extends beyond the side panels. The panels on this roof would run in the opposite direction of the peak, making it ideal if you are intending to add a rain gutter or live in a heavy snowfall area. This style sports the strongest roof system and is highly recommended for larger carport sizes.
Site Preparation For Your Prefab Carport
Before the manufacturer's installation crew arrives to install your new carport you may need to prepare the site.
If you are intending to build the carport on a concrete or asphalt pad we recommend the concrete or asphalt area is 1 foot wider and longer than the dimensions of your new structure. For example if you ordered a 12’ wide x 20’ long carport, then you need a concrete or asphalt pad that measures 13’ wide x 21’ long. If your intention is to build over a dirt or gravel/stone pad we recommend the pad be 2’ wider and 2’ longer than the structure dimensions.
I want a Carport. How do I get started?
First, contact us. You can do that by using our contact page, requesting a quote, or calling us at 618-214-6659. We're ready to answer any questions you may have about carport options, specs, or other details. We can even provide you with permitting assistance. Once you've decided which carport will be yours and have placed a down payment, we schedule delivery. In a few short weeks, your new metal structure will arrive, and be ready to keep your vehicles safe from the weather.