Posts Tagged ‘carport’

Here are four great ways to store your stuff:

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Here is a 14’x40′ carport with one side closed and one side partially closed.  Notice how the length provides plenty of room for a 5th wheel and a tractor.  This size of car port would be great to store an RV also.

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A metal barn; the dimensions are 42’x40′ with three roll up garage doors.  (To the right of the barn is a 14’x40′ carport with a 5th wheel inside).

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Car port:  18′ wide x 21′ long x 9′ leg height covering this camper trailer and riding lawn mower.  Sides are partially down on this carport.

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This carport covers a tractor (with auger attached).

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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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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.

 

 

   
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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.

Right now, somewhere online, people are searching for security metal sheds and garages; while others are looking for portable single metal car garages. There are people who want to find more information about travel trailer sheds as well.

What if you want to install a carport on unlevel ground?

All of these topics and more are covered on our website: answers to your questions, online price quotes, instant pricing as well as photos of installed structures, color choices and online ordering.

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

 

 

 

    For more information about this carport, car port installation or custom leveling of your ground read more

 

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Efficiency

Posted: February 6, 2014 in Carports
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The word efficiency is defined on dictionary.com as:  “Accomplishment of or ability to accomplish a job with a minimum expenditure of time and effort”.  To be efficient with metal carport installation or steel garage building, it is important to work together as a team and communicate well.  Business efficiency would also involve having and maintaining a well-functioning, comprehensive website that provides the customer the tools necessary in order to find what structure they want and have it built for them, without wasting precious time.  This is where GPB, Inc. comes in as a family-owned and operated business with the experience to get the job done…efficiently.


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The carport installation was a success. It is providing shade and rain cover as anticipated and the dogs love playing under it, especially in the dog pool.

From M. Lowe,
Flint River Animal Hospital

S.L.M. 7.12.10 @ 12:41

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