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How Can I Get Metal Carport Prices?

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

Metal Carport Location

Where do you want your 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 that is properly suited for this. Also to take into consideration: the requirements in your area for snow load ratings, seismic ratings and wind ratings. Do you want your new metal structure to be 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 just 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 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 gauge 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

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 100% 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.)

 

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).

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

 

 

 

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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

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Steel car ports can be used in educational settings to protect areas, for play areas or even for bus parking.

A steel carport could be used to house a bus depot area, for bus gas pumps, for housing dumpsters, or employee parking.

Many times educational or school areas need large covered facilities in order to carry on their functions properly.

Even having a covered area of a playground with a metal cover is a nice option for some in the education or school field.  Many color options are available as well.  Metal covers are a cost-effective way of staying dry, out of the wind, and covered during recess or after school activities or out on the playground.  Many sizes are available.  Many people are not aware that the ports can be installed on uneven areas or unlevel ground as well.

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See a steel carports VIDEO

Any steel car ports you need to view should be available to residences and businesses nationwide. You should be able to find out where your steel carport can be delivered and set up, right from the internet, at any time.

Steel car ports for sale come should standard with the top and then, at the option of the purchaser, the sides and/or ends can be closed partially or enclosed completely. Yes, you can if you wish completely enclose your carport.

Steel carports should available in 12 gauge or 14 gauge steel framing . Carports be moved at a later date making them portable.  Many colors should also be available.

For those applications such as high wind or snow load, certification may be required and a permit may need to be acquired.  You local authorities may need to be contacted in order to complete the task.  Time may not be on your side, in your opinion, so allow extra time when you plan for a steel carport.

Some people want a warranty with a steel carport, some people want a 30′ or 40′ wide steel carport.  Steel carport prices should be easy to get online.

shopping for a steel carport should be easy to do and you can shop before you make your choice.

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