Unique Metal Carports for Sale

Posted: February 10, 2020 in Carports, Metal, Steel

Many people want to know the difference between the two best selling metal carports we offer at Georgia Portable Buildings, Inc.

Here is a short article from our team member Jeanne:

The Regular Style carport/ tool shed/ canopy, slopes from the highest peak at the center, down to the lower sides, where an 18-inch elbow is attached, giving the carport a curved, rounded look that is then attached to the leg post. Regular style carports are only available with a horizontal roofing system. Having a horizontal roof means that the raised ribs of the steel panels are running from the front of the carport unit to the back of the carport unit instead of vertically from the center peak down to the eave.

The Boxed Eave Style comes standard with a horizontal roof. A popular option available for the Boxed Eave Style is a Vertical Roof. With the Vertical Roof option, the steel roof panels are turned so that the ribs run from the peak of the roof down to the eave. In this way, it looks more like a traditional house roof design. The roofing panels in a vertical roof will also extend past the leg post giving you about 6 inches of overhang or eave. The vertical roof option has been a favorite with those who are troubled with falling leaves, pine needles, or heavy snow.  This is because with the panel ribs running from peak to eave debris washes off more easily during rain.

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How Much Do Metal Carports REALLY Cost?

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This article is intended to be an education on metal carports and how the price for them is determined.

Location

Where will the metal carport be installed? The installation city, state and county of delivery in the US determines the cost of a metal carport. For example, if you live in an area where there is high wind or snow, you would need a structure suited for this. Also to take into consideration: the requirements in your area for snow load ratings, seismic ratings and wind load ratings. Do you want your structure certified? What is metal carport certification and how do I know if I need it?

Size

The least expensive metal carport you can purchase is the single car carport. Most vehicles will fit fine in this standard structure and most metal carports do not need to be excessively tall. I am a tall woman and I can walk with ease around vehicles, get on top of the vehicle if necessary in the standard, single wide carport. The carport size starts at 12’x20′ and goes up from there. We sell single carports, double carports and triple-wide carports. All metal carport sizes are shown in sample images on the Georgia Portable Buildings, Inc. website. An 18’x21′ carport is a very popular metal carport size, however, the narrower the width, the lower the price. This goes for the length of the structure too. 

A consideration for size and pricing on metal carports is the sheet length of the metal; it comes in set sizes and this is how the price is determined. You can get the carport as long or short as you want, but speak to one of our knowledgable reps to understand the best bang for your buck with metal carports.

Steel Gauge

You can choose what gauge steel you want for your metal carport. Thicker, heavier guage steel is always recommended in areas where the carport will receive snowfall. Most metal carports are 14 gauge standard but 12 gauge is a heavier duty. The roof is 29 gauge steel on the metal carports sold at Georgia Portable Buildings, Inc. (serving 28 states). Here’s how to learn more about metal carport and steel gauge.

Installation

You want to decide whether you want the carport installed by professionals or you may want a metal carport diy kit – do it yourself. If you buy from us and you want a diy kit, the metal carport is 10% off the price.

Options

Image result for free money imagesYou can choose to have the metal carport just a simple structure, with no extra panels. This is the cheapest option. However, you can choose to have panels added to your metal carport so that the sides come down and provide more protection from the hot sun and dry rot. Another thing carport side panels are good for is the wind, rain and hail. Whatever color you choose will not affect the price of the structure.

FactorsThese are some of the (unusual) considerations that may add to the cost of your metal carport with Georgia Portable Buildings, Inc.:

  1. If the carport is to be installed over an existing structure in place there is an additional charge of $200.
  2. Trip charges will apply outside of normal service area and may apply toward outer edges of service area.
  3. Installation on an un-level area from 4″-9″, additional labor charge of $150.
  4. Installation on a boat dock, additional labor charge of $200
  5. Installation on an elevated retaining wall – fees assessed on a case-by-case basis (photos required)
  6. If materials have to be carried over 50 feet to the installation site additional fees will apply, typically $50
  7. Additional labor charge to construct the unit and slide it over once assembled, typically $200 and is not possible in every circumstance.

More Information

How do I get additional metal carport information? The most important thing you can do is go to the “More Info” buttons next to the carport cover pricing tables. These FAQ pages are tailored to your area to meet your local wind and snow load requirements in most cases. These pages give factual, detailed, specific info regarding metal carport covers. These questions and answers pages you cannot do without. So, be sure to look for the “More Info” text links next to the prices.

While you are shopping and checking metal carport resources, it is important to measure the area where your structure will be installed. Also, try to know your product. Check into what you will be buying and ask around about what your friends, family and coworkers think before you buy. A good decision is an informed one.

A Little Bit About Georgia Portable Buildings, Inc.

We are a family-owned and run company that has been in business since March of 1990 so that’s three decades of metal carport knowledge. There are not many companies that can say they have known about all aspects of metal carports for thirty years! We really do want to be that helping hand that doesn’t cost to consult. We want to be able to provide you with the best product possible and let you know that you can contact us at any time with your questions or concerns. We’re on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and you can read tons of unbiased reviews about our company. 

You can see in this post how many factors are involved in getting an exact price. I will say that the current price for a metal carport in 2020 starts at $1095. Anyone who sells metal carports online should be able to sell them starting at that price. This article is intended to be an education on metal carports and how the price for them is determined. I will tell you that you can buy a metal carport for sale online for the same amount as some very cruddy optional “car covers” online. If you want a structure that will last and does not require maintenance, check out metal carports.

Can You Trust Us?

Georgia Portable Buildings, Inc. is verified and registered with the Better Business Bureau and has site-wide SSL encrypted security. We encourage you to check out our extensive client list to see who our satisfied customers include; you may have heard of some of these companies! Check out every option you can to save yourself money and swing on over to our site to look at some of the best and most sturdy storage structures the internet has to offer. (Here is some information from the American Bar Association on trusting a business establishment.)

 

Metal barns are perfect for your storage needs on the farm. Steel barns can easily hold livestock, tractors, tractor supplies, feed, hay and much more!

See a barn being built

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Here is the steel color chart for 2015

Here is the new steel color chart for 2015. 

When an order is placed for a new steel garage or carport, this is the color chart that is now being used. Notice that there are new colors which have been added to the choices for metal carports and garages!

http://www.gaport.com/info/steel_colors.htm

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If you feel like taking your pets in and out of the house is a big pain, or you want to travel and cannot take your pets, then you have to see this post.

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What a great idea!  The dogs can go outside, do their business and come back inside with minimal maintenance for humans.

What we did:  install a pet door in our home and a small pen in the backyard.  This setup shows a pet door on the side of our house with a cute ramp and pet porch for the dogs to enjoy the outdoors.  There is a ramp and the dogs can go into our out of their pen area.

Why it’s good:  Since we live in the country and our whole yard is not fenced in, this pen allows our three dogs to go outside and also be protected from anything outside the pen, like stray dogs for instance.  This is a small section of chain-link fencing, some wood for the porch, material to cover the ramp and a dog door.  It is a cost-effective way for the dogs to go outside whenever they want so that we do not have to drag three dogs around on leashes.  Whenever they want to go outside, they can and then they come inside whenever they want as well.

For the pets:  This pet porch allows a nice spot for the pets to rest outside.  The dogs love being able to see what is going on and also lay in the sun on warm days.  They can lay under the porch for shade whenever necessary too.  Because of the dog door, the dogs can also come inside to the air conditioning if it’s hot outside.  Likewise, they can come inside for heat if it is cold outside.  Because there is a grade to the property, the land is uneven under the pet door, which required a few ramps to accommodate.  As you can see, this ramp and porch style works well for us and our pets.

Ease of use:  The dog door is easy to install and has two flaps to protect from the heat and cold getting inside or outside the house.  There is a magnetic flap on the dog door, which help keep it sealed when the pets are on either side of it.  It took less than two days for the dogs to understand that they can easily get through the dog door.

Travel bonus:  Another thing this system as done for our family is that it allows us to go on trips away from home without worrying about our three dogs.  We can leave the pets with plenty of food and water (automatic or whatever) and they can go outside whenever they want.  This is a low-maintenance system as well because it is easy to keep the pen clean.  Once a week, the kids use our gas-powered blower and/or a hose to blow or wash leaves and buildup out of the pen. This way, the area is kept clean for the dogs and they are more encouraged to use the space as it is designed to be used.

Think about the idea of building one of these great low maintenance pet escapes for your home!  It works great for everyone and frees up your time so that you can travel and have happy pets at home.