When you are contemplating the purchase of a steel carport there are a number of factors that you will need to consider before finding the carport perfect for you. These includes factors like where the carport will be located, what the carport will primarily be used for and whether or not the carport is expected to become a permanent fixture with your home.
Offering similar safety and protection from the elements as a traditional garage but without all of the hassle and construction that is associated with adding a garage to your home, carports have a strong reputation as an affordable and simple to construct. But deciding you want a carport is just the start of the decision process.
Among the first decisions you will need to make is the material for your carport. Steel has some big benefits over other types of material because it is durable, withstands troublesome weather and are easy to maintain. Steel carports are also among the more attractive carport options for your yard, but still only cost a fraction of what it would take to construct a traditional garage.
Here are a few factors you need to consider when buying a steel carport:
- Installation: Whether you plan on this carport being a permanent fixture to your home or if it is just a temporary solution to house your RV or other equipment, you want to make sure the carport is strong enough to handle any winds that may come its way. When you buy carports online it will be delivered in pieces to be put together. Consider having a professional assist you in the installation process for the best results.
- Style and covering: There are carports that are equipped with side paneling and doorways to guard the items inside entirely from the elements, and then there are carports that will provide shade but are open on either side. The style that is best for you depends on your needs and expectations from the carport.
- Coating: Your carport will guard your RV, car or other items from the wind and rain, but that means it will be exposed to any and all weather that comes your way. Many steel carports have the benefit of the coating being added during manufacturing. Make sure your carport has the proper coating to prevent things like rusting and flaking.
The most important thing to consider when purchasing your carport is who you are purchasing it from. Stick with specialized sellers who know all there is to know about carports. For example, the experts at Carport Empire will tell you how well the carport you are considering will stand up to your expectations.
Everyone has that special someone on their Christmas list that is always difficult to buy for. The holiday standards like gift cards or socks just don’t cut it but they are also the person who has everything they could possibly need already. Gag gifts seem lacking and larger gifts can feel like they don’t fit that person very well. We all have that kind of person on our list, which is why we are happy to introduce the idea of a Christmas Carport.
For the person on your list who has everything, do they have a carport? Is their garage a mess that can’t fit their cars? (read last week’s post about tips to de-clutter a garage.) Do they need enclosed storage space but don’t have any? Then its time you give them the gift they’ve needed but may have not thought about, a carport.
Why a Carport?
Carports are one of the most versatile gifts a person can get. Enclosed carports and steel buildings are great for storage and last for years in all types of weather. Open carports are perfect for protecting and storing cars from heaps of snow and rain, and steel garages make great hobby shops or places to store and work on old cars. You can read our post on five uses for carports here and see all the ways a carport makes the perfect gift.
A Place for Them
Enclosed carport, garages and barns are all sold here at Carport Empire and we suggest an enclosed steel building for that special person on your list. If they have a hobby that requires extra space, then a steel garage is perfect for woodworking, model train, and even gardening hobbies. Some men love the idea of a man cave as a special place for them. Why not give the gift of freedom and happiness this year with a man cave-ready metal storage building?
Carports also offer complete storage for those items that are taking up space in the garage or belong in the yard. While lawnmowers are needed for yard work, during the winter months, they take up space in the garage and can make an area look messy. To give the person on your list the gift of space and storage, get them an enclosed carport. Out in the yard, a steel building can be easily accessible and clear up space in the more trafficked areas of a home.
So if you have a person that is difficult to shop for on your Christmas list this year, think about getting them the gift of a versatile, all-weather, storage creating, personal space Christmas carport today.
When I say the words “metal storage shed,” What do you think of? If you are like many people, you think of a metal shed in a green backyard on a home property that stores items like the lawnmower and maybe holiday decorations or that is home to a husband’s woodworking hobby shop. If those things are what first came to your mind, you are exactly right about what and where the majority of metal storage sheds are used. But did you know that there are precisely four main areas that metal storage sheds are used? Because metal sheds are created to store practically anything, they are often used to house more than the lawnmower, in fact they are used to store heavy machinery, work inventory, etc…
As we said above, most metal storage sheds are used on residential properties to store a large variety of items. Some storage and metal garage owners use their sheds to store garden equipment (including the lawnmower,) as a hobby shop and even a play area for children. They are also used to store seasonal sporting equipment like snowboards, bicycles or wakeboards or have been used as a “Mancave” retreat for the men of the house. No matter what it is used for, as far as residential use goes, the metal storage shed is ideal for most storage, hobby or get-a-way family needs.
When metal storage sheds are used for commercial purposes, they often are home to inventory and stock of retail stores. Sometimes a back room provides inadequate space for overstocked inventory items so a metal storage shed is purchased to protect and provide space for important retail items. Metal storage sheds can also be made with features of security cameras, so they items are protected throughout the evenings when a store may be closed.
In the agricultural community, metal storage sheds play a vital role in the maintaining of raw materials that have been forged in the field. They also house farming equipment or other equipment used to produce our food sources. Lastly, in the agricultural areas that produce dairy and beef, many larger metal storage sheds are used to protect animals from poor weather or extreme heat. Many storage sheds come with an available option of temperature control, perfect of housing animals or storing temperature sensitive materials.
Metal storage sheds are made for many uses, including industrial ones. The industrial sector often uses metal storage sheds or metal garages to house heavy machinery, ready to ship products, raw materials and the equipment that is used to create products within a warehouse or workshop.
Metal Storage Sheds Used Everywhere
As you can plainly read, metal storage sheds are versatile and have the ability to be beneficial across the areas of residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial storage. So the next time you hear the words, “metal storage shed,” what will come to your mind?