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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.

 

   
installation of a carport how to build a carport
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.

Wichita, KS

A customer called in to finish paying her balance by credit card.  She wanted to also say how she felt about the installation.  She spoke with GPB, Inc. about how very happy she and her husband were with the installation.

At the time she called in, Friday 7.9.10, the crew was there and were almost finished installing.  Our customer was gushing with thankfulness.  She said the carport looks great, what an excellent job was done, and she was so happy because the carport was installed promptly.  The customers even gave a $60 tip to the crew for carrying materials to the back of the property, as there was no room for the delivery truck to pull in as it normally would have done for the customers.

All around, this was a very successful transaction and we are quite happy when things work out so nicely for our customers, crew and all involved.  Thanks to GPB, Inc. and everyone.

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S.L.M. 7.9.10 @ 12:52

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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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Watch a Steel Garage Video Here

interior of steel garage
Notice how much space this steel garage has inside.
Nice concrete floor for driving inside.

This new steel garage was installed in September 2008. It is 24’ Wide x 55 ’ Long x 11 ’ Leg Height x 15 ’ Peak Height. This steel garage is a great unit for truck storage, multiple car garage, trailer carport or boat storage.

Solid all-steel garages available in twelve or fourteen gauge galvanized steel framing for residential or commercial use. Many find these structures useful for storage in many platforms.

More pictures of this installed steel garage available here.


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Check Out GPB Inc. On flikr

We will be adding the metalcarports flikr photostream.

You will be able to see updated photos on the top left section of our blog.  You can see current installations of metal car ports, steel garages, double carports, and more.  As the metal installations are being built, the pictures are taken and we put them online so that you can benefit from the visual insight.

Stay tuned for more information soon to come.


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S.M. 9.27.08 @ 9:27

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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