How to Choose the Right Metal Carport Size for Your Needs

How to Choose the Right Metal Carport Size for Your Needs

Are you looking to buy a new metal carport? Do you need clarification about size and style? Do you need help deciding which material will be best for your carport? That's okay. We understand the dilemma. Here is the list of things you must check before buying a metal carport.

What type of steel carport should I buy?

There are two types of carport based on structure:

1. Lean-tos – these are attached to your home.

2. Detached – these are stand-alone, separate structures.

You can also ask for barn style metal carport with customizable height.

What Types of Roofs Are Available for My Metal Carport?

Your metal carport can come with three different types of roofing styles. These are:

1. Regular – it offers looks similar to that of traditional structure. It is suitable for moderate climates throughout the year. It is the most affordable option.

2. Horizontal – it has ridges running parallel to the ground. It is suitable for moderate rainfall and snow.

3. Vertical – it has ridges running vertically (perpendicular) towards the ground. It is suitable for climates with heavy rainfall and snow. It is expensive, however, the best option of all.

You can call Carport Advisor to know which metal roof suits your location.

Which Type of Foundation is Suitable for a Carport?

There are various types of foundations to choose from. It all depends on how much weight do foundation have to handle. Let's have a look at the three most common types.

1. Dirt & Gravel – The simplest and cheapest option.

2. Asphalt – if you want something better than ground but do not want to spend a lot of money, you can choose asphalt.

3. Concrete – Strongest of them all. This is suitable for heavy and large buildings.

What Size Steel Carport Will Suit Me?

The dimension of your steel carport will depend on the following:

Size of your vehicle

You want your carport to cover your vehicle correctly. Hence, correct measurement is vital. You can measure your car's length, width, and height before ordering a carport.

No. of vehicle you want to park in that carport.

Whether you want to park one car, 2 cars, or more will decide the width & length of your carport. For one medium size car, you can choose the standard size. According to statistics, almost 32.50% of Americans own 2 cars, and 22.10% own more than two cars in the year 2021.

Height of vehicle (This is especially true for RVs and agricultural machinery)

It would be best to have a taller and larger carport for heavy vehicles like RVs, tractors, etc. If you are wondering how high your carport should be, don't worry; call (336)-914-1654, and our customer service will help you figure that out in no time. Remember to share your car or vehicle brand name with model no. for a precise quote.

Space available on your Plot

You have to bear in mind how much space you have to build a carport. This varies with location and local building codes. If you end up ordering a larger size, it would be a waste of money.

Always choose a size that fits your property without violating any building rules.

Purpose of carport

What is your plan for using the carport - Only to store your cars or more, such as boats or garden tools? You have to consider the intent of use. And then you can decide what size will fit you. When not sheltering your car, you can use your carport as a covered patio.

Do you have any future plans?

Are you planning to buy a new car in the nearest future? If yes, consider getting a larger carport that will fit both your existing and future vehicles.

Getting another carport for a new car will add expense. So, get a 2-car carport if you plan to buy a second car.

Can a Metal Carport be used for a Multi-purpose?

Yes, you can use your steel carport for various uses other than storing your car. Let's see some of them below:

Storage – you can use a metal carport for storing bicycles, snowmobiles, lawn equipment, gardening tools, boats, trucks, RVs, etc. Possibilities are endless here.

Livestock shelter – do you own animals? If yes, a metal carport can be customized into a chicken coop, rabbit, or pigs' shelter. If you are designing a custom carport with large width and height, you can even keep a small batch of cattle or horses.

Outdoor Seating Area – You can turn your carport into an outdoor seating area. Install some chairs and cushions with a fire pit and enjoy roasted marshmallows.

Outdoor kitchen – who doesn't love a nice barbeque? Well, you can convert your carport into an outdoor kitchen and cook for friends & family.

Picnic area – during summer, you can use the carport as a little picnic area for your kids to play around. It will also protect from harsh sun rays—a nice little play area for your young kids.

Evening Party – you can host an open party in your carport. It will be a friendly gathering for your pals and neighbors.

Workshop – Do you like DIY projects? Just in case you do, you can use your carport as an open ventilation workshop. One advantage is there won't be any debris moving around in your house. Cleaning the house can be a frustrating chore after a DIY project.

A metal carport is the simplest structure you can install for car storage on your property. For details on the quote, call (336)-914-1654 now! Our super-friendly customer support will guide you in purchasing the best metal carport that fulfills your needs.

At Carports Advisor, we understand you want the best out of your hard-earned bucks. That's why we offer the best quality steel buildings with quick delivery. You can order one for yourself today. We are happy to serve our customers.

Call us now and let one of our metal building consultants help you to design the building of your dreams at an competitive price.

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