Metal carports are about as exciting as a sharp stick in the head. They just sit there, they don't really have much entertainment value, and they certainly won't discuss them at your next social funct...
Metal carports are about as exciting as a sharp stick in the head. They just sit there, they don't really have much entertainment value, and they certainly won't discuss them at your next social function. They do, however, accomplish exactly what they are designed to do, and without any complaining at all. They give protection to things, and are the way to go if you need extra storage space outside.
You may remember a carport from your youth as a magical place. I sure do. I have many early memories of my parent's metal carports through the years. Living in a really rainy area of the country, one of my favorite memories is the sound the rain would make against the metal roof. There was something musical and wonderful about that sound. When the rain really got busy, it would almost be too loud. I remember it was scary when I was really little. Anyway, enough reminiscing.
Metal carports are just perfect if you have things to store like RV's, boats, additional cars or trucks, or other large items that need to be protected from the elements. One of the nicest aspects of these structures as storage is that they can be built or situated wherever you need them. You don't have to settle for the traditional right-next-to-the-house look. Oh no, you can go wild if you want. Why not get really freaky and put your new carport down at the back of your property, maybe by your boat house or some other place on your land? Of course, if you don't have a large property there is absolutely nothing wrong with putting it right next to the house.
Some metal carports are even designed to be assembled as kits. These are usually cheaper than traditional construction and can be put together by anyone with common tools, a desire to tackle a do-it-yourself project that goes a little beyond what many are willing to do. The most important quality to have if you want to go this route, is the ability to follow instructions and to bring the focus and perseverance to the project needed to complete it. Thousands of people just like you have assembled their own metal carports with no trouble at all. The foundation can be either concrete, gravel, or even raw earth. Once the frame is assembled, it is an easy process to attach the siding and roofing. Doors and windows are also a snap to install, and even if you do get in a bind of some sort, you can always call on a general contractor or handyman to help.
Metal carports are much more affordable than traditional stick-built structures and can be disassembled and moved if necessary. They are available in a wide variety of lengths and widths, and most of them are offered with optional pedestrian and roll-up doors, as well as windows. Colors matter to many people, and it's nice to know you can get a carport in nearly any color. Blue, green, yellow, or tan, are just some of the many options. Don't hold back! If you are in need of additional storage, then metal carports are the way to go.