When is a Carport Not a Carport?

Answer: When you need more space.

 Let’s play a guessing game. OK, you need a structure to store some items. Things like ATVs or lawn furniture. Maybe you need a place to stack wood or hay? Maybe park a tractor and some accessories? What about a covered play area for the kids or a pavilion to put a bar-b-que table under? What about down by the pond for a boat house, or a secret cover in the woods? You also want something that is solid and will last, something that will stand up to the elements. You want something that can be light enough to move but strong enough to bolt down. And, most important of all you want it to be low maintenance.

 Give up? I’m talking about a carport, yes, a carport, you see them next to houses everywhere. Think a little out of the box with me here, a carport is just a free standing solid cover that you can put almost anywhere. If you live in warmer states like North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia or Tennessee you don’t always need something that is enclosed by four walls and a carport can be just the answer. If you live some place where weather is a problem there are options like partial walls, gables or doors. Either way a carport has it covered, pun intended.

 Metal carports come in a very wide selection of sizes and colors to fill almost any situation. Most have convenient options to choose from depending on your needs. Manufactured from the highest quality materials to provide long lasting, maximum protection you can have the carport delivered right to your prepared site or you can assemble them yourself. Offering different roof shapes, gable styles and coming in widths from single to triple wide your local dealer will help you make the right choice for your particular situation. Many times your local dealer can help with any special customization you may want.

  Because of light weight galvanized steel construction they can be carried in and assembled in places not reachable by a conventional truck.  They can be permanently anchored in place or disassembled and moved to a new location or stored, under another carport maybe? Steel construction is about durability, the metal roof and side panels are sealed in resistant coatings to withstand moisture and chemicals. The carport structure, made of galvanized steel is better able to withstand the effects of wind and weather then old traditional wood construction. There are coatings, finishes, and styles available for most environments but as always, check with local building authorities before making any decisions.

 If you use your imagination a carport can be more than just a place to park cars. It can be a durable and economical solution to a variety of storage or location issues, you just have to think out of the box.  But in the end maybe you just need a little extra covered space right next to your existing garage? Well a delivered metal carport can do the too.

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