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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.


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?


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.


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.


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.)


Shopping for and buying ametal carport is common for many people today.

People every day are shopping online for metal carports. When searching for metal-carports, people search for several things including:

  • Low carport prices
  • How long before a metal carport is installed?
    • The #1 most common carport purchase question out there
    • From order placement to installation – this is a time frame question in general
  • Double carport widths, such as a 20 foot by 21 foot metal carport
    • Custom carport size combinations for any metal carport shopper should be easily available
    • Extra tall height or width should be easy to customize for any steel carport shopper online
  • More rugged, sturdy steel structures for covering your vehicles
    • Thicker gauge steel for more sturdy needs (standard and thicker gauge)
    • Far Northern, Far Southern or Coastal locations may require this
    • Metal gauge upgrade optional
  • Wind ratings, certifications available, heavy snow load certifications, etc.
  • Colors which match a variety of settings
  • Anchor specifications for concrete, asphalt, wood or ground
  • Engineering prints for specific areas in the United States including coastal regions and high wind areas
    • Necessary for you or not?
      • Do you know if you will need this?
    • If you are on a tight time schedule, you will need to find out
  • Enclosing a steel carport structure partially (or fully – steel garage buildings)
    • What is the difference in looks and cost?
    • Will someone take the time to explain this to you?
      • Will a person provide you the resources you need to shop before you buy? They certainly should.
  • Getting prices for metal carports and steel covers for business settings and corporations
    • Purchase Order information
    • Warranty information
    • Permit information for a metal carport
    • Engineering prints available
  • What to do if your ground is out of level?
    • Many people do not have the ‘ideal’ installation setup for a metal carport or steel garage
    • If you want to install your own carport kit or portable metal carports, do
      you have questions about ground that is out of level?

      • DIY or do it yourself carport option should be available and should cost less
  • Can your shopping experience answer this question…”Where can I find an honest resource for metal carports online?”
    • As I always recommend, do your homework and it will pay off exponentially in the long run

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SLM 2.21.08 @ 18:01

The consumer should be able to have the best in current information for online resources regarding steel carport prices. Steel Carports should be built to last and anyone seeking more information should have this easily available within a few mouse clicks or a simple phone call. In order to know more about steel carports and vehicle cover structures, you want to find good, informative resources. You can view prices of well built steel carports online.

Style has something to do with the price of a steel carport. There are other factors as well, such as steel carport height, width, length and gauge. Anyone considering purchasing a carport should be informed as much as possible about factors affecting steel carport prices.

What you should know about steel carport prices: How are carports built? What should you look for in a steel carport? How do you know what is a good carport price? How will you know how to price a steel carport?

Knowing the answers to these questions helps the educated buyer make a good choice regarding price for their steel carport.

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Regular Rounded StyleFrom single carports, double carports to triple carports and extra wide, tall or long carports, the prices for rounded metal carports can be determined based on a number of factors. The rounded regular style carport is the more cost-effective style carport or cover. To find the price that is right for you, shopping around is a very important step. You want to buy the best product for the money and shopping with that in mind just makes sense.

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