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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 Carport Kits

Do You Want An Extra Wide Carport?

This is a very large carport, capable of accommodating the widest vehicles, tractors, trailers and more!

​30′ wide x 31′ long x 8′ leg height x 10′ 8″ peak height
Sample Shows Additional Options:
2 – 3’ wide x 31’ long panels (1 per side)
Color: top – Evergreen, trim – Evergreen,
Sides & Gable – Evergreen

Metal Car Port Kits are available in hundreds of other sizes & color combinations

 

 

 

Metal Car Port Kits

 

 

 

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copyright www.gaport.comMetal carports for a travel trailer should be tall enough to fit any size travel trailer or recreational vehicle with room to spare. There should be room for the air conditioner that many fifth wheel trailers or RV’s have on top of them once the vehicle is driven under a metal carport.copyright www.gaport.com

4 things affecting price in metal carports for a travel trailer are:

  • height
  • width
  • length
  • style choice

Coverage on the sides is another good consideration on a metal carport. copyright www.gaport.comDo you want to shade the sides of your RV or pop up? Do you only want to shade the top of your steel carport? Or do you want to completely enclose the sides of your structure? Some people want to close in the sides of their cover in partially, which can be done as well. There are many options when it comes to metal carports for a travel trailer, and you want to be sure you can see what is out there.

copyright www.gaport.comAs always, when it comes to researching metal carports, it makes sense to be an educated consumer. Doing your homework first pays off in the long run. Make sure that you get the right structure so that your money is well spent! Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.


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