Metal Garages - EngineeredWhat a unique building structure this is; a metal garage that is a full 30 feet wide by 70 feet long!

Feast your eyes on this gorgeous engineered dream…A tall garage made of steel that is so long, it will easily accommodate six large work vehicles.  Tractors and trailers, a golf cart, a backhoe can all be stored in this tidy but large garage.  This garage is above and beyond the average person’s needs because it caters to people or businesses that need to safely store large vehicles all together in one structure.  engineered metal garages

For home use, this garage could be built to suit your needs, even including parking a school bus or RV, camper or 5th wheel travel trailer.  With this garage, you can safely keep your large trucks or vehicles out of the weather and protected from snow, ice and wind.  No matter where you live in the USA, this engineered building will keep your stuff covered and protected while still allowing you plenty of room to work.

Get an instant online price for whatever size steel garage you are interested in!

copyright nachoman-au Two Tabbert T@b caravans on display Wikipedia defines “travel trailer” as: “A travel trailer or caravan is towed behind a road vehicle to provide a place to sleep which is more comfortable and protected than a tent (although there are fold-down trailer tents).[1][2] It provides the means for people to have their own home on a journey or a vacation, without relying on a motel or hotel, and enables them to stay in places where none is available.”

So how can you protect your RV or travel trailer from rain, snow, mildew, wind or mold?

You see them driving all over the freeways, interstates and highways in many states; whether you see travel trailers or RV homes, pop-ups or 5th wheels. People love to travel from cold places like Iowa, Illinois or Wisconsin to warm places like Florida or Georgia in an RV or travel trailer. Have you ever wondered where people store these fine RVs and a home away from home?

A carport or garage, otherwise called an “RV cover” is a great place to keep a travel trailer. An RV fits nicely under an RV cover designed just for that purpose. RV covers should be taller than typical carports and protect the top and sides of an RV so that it does not sustain any water damage or acquire moisture.

 

Let’s face it, we all want to store our travel trailer or RV without it getting that awful and all-too-familiar mold or mildew smell.  So how do I protect my RV?  Well, a metal carport is an important step to protecting your nice investment.  Many places charge to keep your RV parked or to store your RV when not in use.  What if you had a nice cover for the top and sides of your RV?  This way, your RV or travel trailer will not have water, mildew or mold damage.

Check out our RV cover page for more information on covering your RV or travel trailer.  This camping season, you will be good to go with a sturdy storage structure from GPB, Inc.  This RV cover is just a tiny sample of the MANY structures we offer to cover your RV, camper, travel trailer, camper or pop-up.  You can get instant pricing online, 24 hours a day by visiting this page.

If you have any questions regarding storage of your RV or travel trailer, or covering your car, truck, SUV or motorcycle, please feel free to email us:  info@gaport.com

 

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Cool Houses and Storage

Posted: October 2, 2014 in Storage
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How many cool houses have you seen? Do you like to browse through magazines designed for the home?  Do you like to look at photos of fantastic, gorgeous living spaces on Pinterest? Notice “The Best of Cool Houses Daily” from the HGTV Front Door website.

If you have home projects and you need storage, check us out for the nation’s best in sturdy storage structures with excellent clean design: gaport.com 

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This page shows how to build a free standing carport and also outlines how metal carports are constructed from the beginning step, with images included. Notice the images showing how to build a carport shown here.

 

How to Build a Carport Step By Step: 

initial steps in building a metal carport
Step One: The first step is to layout the base rails as illustrated in the photo to the left. Then the base rails are positioned the proper distance from each other and anchored to the ground where base rails are parallel and square to each other. This will provide a solid base for the other parts that make up your carport.

Step Two: The bows or trusses and legs of the carport are laid out on the ground. The legs of the carport are slid into the sleeves on the trusses and securely fastened together.

 

 

   
carport construction steps construction of a metal carport
Step Three: The installation team then lifts up the bows or trusses with the legs attached and slips the legs over the raised metal sleeves on the base rails as illustrated in the photo to the left. If you look closely you can see the metal sleeves sticking up approximately 6” on the base rails.

Step Four: The framing is then leveled and legs are plumbed. The frame is now square, plumb, level and ready for attaching the sheet metal. The proper setting of the frame is the key to a great looking carport.

 

   
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Step Five: Metal panels available in many different colors are positioned on the roof. Make sure you have the same amount of overhang on each end prior to fastening to the rafters with self-tapping screws. The screws have neoprene washers to prevent water intrusion. The final step is the installation of the trim. For a regular style carport, the trim is a fascia type applied to the ends only. For a box eve style, there is boxed eve trim for the entire perimeter of the roof.

Step Six: You see the fruitage of hard work – a finished carport! Front view illustrated in photo here.
Note: These instructions above are shown to illustrate the basic steps followed by our skilled installation teams, and the materials used to build a carport. This page is not designed to be an instruction manual.

RV cover: 12′ wide x 26′ long x 8′ leg height x 10′ 6″ peak height with additional (optional) 2 – 3′ x 26′ panels (1 per side)

Carports for heat and cold protection keep your stuff out of the sun and snow. Protection from the elements is important because you can prevent sun damage, leaks, snow load problems and wind damage. Metal carports private protection from the elements including: Sun damage, paint damage, leaking roof on vehicles, cracked upholstery, baking sun, searing wind, heavy weight from snow and ice and much more.

There are many uses for metal carports and steel buildings that people have found productive. Carports are great for covering your valuable items as well as protecting your privacy. A closed-in carport is good for shade, sun and wind protection as well as privacy.

You can protect the space where you park your boat, camper or riding lawn mower. Imagine being able to get in and out of your car under a cover instead of outside in the rain or baking sun? Your car or truck cost money and you want to protect that valuable money you have invested in that vehicle. Why close in your home garage and leave your car or truck out in the weather? What if you could have a closed in garage and a covered place to park your truck or car too?

Some people like to have a carport with the sides and front enclosed for privacy. People do not always want neighbors and see and know things about when they come and go. Do you rent out part of your house? Give your tenant some where to park their car!

Cover your travel trailer with a metal carport or steel building. Instead of leaving your pop up or fifth wheel out in the rain and snow, cover it and protect it from the weather and mold or mildew problems with a steel carport or metal building. Honestly, who wants to use a moldy camper? You can prevent mold and mildew and keep it out of your camping plans by covering your RV or camper with a metal carport.

There are many uses for our inexpensive yet sturdy storage structures. Click or call us today for instant pricing or a free custom estimate to protect your belongings!

1-800-942-3745   www.gaport.com

Have you ever wondered whether you can accomplish a Do It Yourself or DIY project in your own back yard? What if you could make a screened-in room out of a carport? The idea is cost-effective and very useful for enjoying the outdoors just about all year long.  Many people have considered making a screened in room out a carport and many have succeeded.  What is involved in this task?

  • Decide if you want the screened carport to include space for storage
  • Decide if you want the carport to be a place to park your car, truck, boat, RV or riding lawn mower
  • Could the screened-in carport be a place for your family to enjoy time playing pool, ping pong or other activities?

You can screen in a carport at cost-effective prices and it makes for a lovely addition to your home or business.  Perhaps you need a place for an employee smoking shelter or group place to gather.  Family reunions are great for screened-in carports because they allow space to gather while still protecting people from bugs, birds and the elements.

 

This week I have been recovering from PRK surgery (today is 2 weeks post-op).  I have also been working on a slew of pages on our website where I am updating title tags and META information, just to name a few updates.  While I was performing these site updates, I got to thinking how I might be able to help the kids appreciate those who have less by actually living with less.  It really is possible to live in one of our portable storage buildings or garages at an economical price, by the way.

Simplification? Less is More

copyright www.becomingminimalist.com Today, we had a discussion as a family of four regarding simplification.  We are considering going very simple for one week and limiting ourselves in order to appreciate what we have and reduce our impact on the environment.  Perhaps as a result of simplifying family life, we could make some semi-permanent or permanent changes after our experiment concludes, we shall see.

You said what?  How can I go one week without checking my Clash of Clans or text messages?  How can I survive without using packaging of any kind?  What if I miss important text messages?  Answers: online games are just that, online, and we can play cards or a board game as a family for entertainment.  We do not have to use paper towels, cardboard packaging or plastic bottles to eat, drink and stay clean.  Without text messages as communication, someone will just have to pick up the phone and give their friend a ring!

Materialism in general just seems to be a big issue all over the United States, especially compared to other parts of the world.  Most urban areas of the USA are very modern and hardly any “small town” lacks for anything:  almost everyone has the Internet, television, etc.  It is very easy to see what other people have and personally want more of it because we don’t have it.  Pretty soon, a snowball effect starts happening, where we either buy to much or try to compensate for materialistic desires in other ways.  It is not what we have that is the problem, it is cultivating a desire for more more more!  No matter what, the desire to be rich or have a bunch materially can and will catch us in a snare.

Side Note:  In our family, we are not aesthetics, nor are we considering this limitation for any type of religious connections or any spiritual or emotional voodoo.  We are not trying to deny ourselves to try to be psychotic; we merely want to see how we could benefit by considering what we already have; “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone” kind of thing.


hotelzon.comHere is a basic outline of what we are considering to reduce our family footprint for one week:

  • No electronics such as TV, tablets, smart phones, etc. (since we work from home, we will heed to use the Internet to make a living but this electronics restriction applies to leisure time).
  • Drink only water or herbal tea.  This means that we would not have any caffeinated, sugary or sweetened beverages.
  • Eat healthy, raw foods, no processed junk.  Basically, by this I mean fruits and veggies and rice (as examples) but the food would not be “junk food”; having no chemicals or preservatives in it.  We have a small garden already and we can make use of this space for fresh, healthy raw foods.
  • Try not to use electricity:  Obviously, I know we need to use electricity (again, since we work from home online, there is that).  I just want to see how much we can limit our utility use, perhaps reducing the electric bill.  Maybe we can save money and use candles after dark!
  • No air conditioning:  Summer is in full swing here in Georgia, so we would definitely feel the affects of turning off the AC, however I think it can be done.  People used to live without air conditioning in this same hot, humid weather and many people still do!
  • Limit shower time to 5-7 minutes per person:  This saves hot water and what needs to be done to get clean can be accomplished within this time frame.  Another hot water heater savings would be to only wash our clothing in cold water (which I already do).
  • Each person keeps their own eating materials clean and simple:  So we would have one of each of the following:  fork, spoon, knife, plate, bowl and glass.  Each family member would see to it that their utensils, etc. were washed and dried after each use.  To cut down on the need to wash extra items, we would only use one of each per person for the week.  If someone gets ready to eat and they are missing a fork for instance, then they have to go find their fork and make sure it’s clean before eating; they can’t just grab another fork and move on.
  • Try to limit clothing use:  By this I mean grabbing another clean shirt when the one we have on is perfectly fine.  Sometimes, for whatever reason, we end up changing more than once per day and this would cut out the extra clothing use.  Of course we would be clean but there are clothing items that can be re-worn before washing (not underwear of course!).  This idea boils down to one week laundry cycles.  We would start out the week with all clean clothing but not wash anything during the one week or wear more than one outfit per day.
  • Use only natural items:  Try not to use throw-away plastic bottles, paper towels, or items that have packaging.

I think trying out this idea would show our family that we can live on less while still seeing how much of an impact we have on the environment.  Plus overall, as mentioned previously, I think we would learn to appreciate what we have more after this experiment was over.  This is the kind of thing that can be learned much better by practice rather than explanation and at the very least we can say we tried something new and stuck with it fully for one week!

What are your thoughts about simplicity?

If you want to try living a more simple life and you are serious about downsizing, consider a “tiny house” idea with one of our economical portable buildings or insulated garages.  Some people are very serious about the idea of living in extreme simplicity and having a home that it portable makes things even easier.  You could still have water/sewer hookup, HVAC, electrical, etc. and enjoy a much smaller and more simplified, yet secure, abode.