Steel Buildings, Metal Garages & Carports Buying Guide
When getting a Steel Building, Metal Garage or Carport you will want to get the right size and style building to meet your needs. Metal Garages and Carports come in 3 different styles. The most economical is the standard style which has a barn roof. The second style is the A-Frame roof. The third style is the Vertical roof. The Vertical Steel Buildings make it easier for the snow to slide off the roof.
All Steel Buildings are built on site. Garage Doors come in many different sizes. The Garage doors can be put on the end or side. Entry Doors and Windows can also be placed in your desired location. 14 Gauge tubing is standard with the Steel Buildings and Carports. 12 Gauge Tubing is available to give you a stronger steel building. Free center braces and 4 corner braces come with each steel building. Extra braces and Certified Steel Buildings are a couple more options.
Steel Buildings and Carports have a 29 Gauge Metal Roof. You get 13 different colors to chose from on your Steel Building. Metal Garages and Carports are anchored for free to your ground or your concrete pad. If your steel building is not being placed on a concrete pad you may want to upgrade your building with Mobile Home Anchors. Mobile Home Anchors help give your Metal Garage and Carport more protection against the wind.
The widths for the most popular steel buildings and carports are 12', 18', 20', 22' and 24' Wide. The most common lengths are 21', 26', 31', 36' and 41 Long. The Length are from outside to outside. There is a 6" overhang on the end of each steel building. This is important to know if your going to put down a concrete pad for example on a 24 Wide by 26 Long Building you would want the concrete pad to be at least 24 Wide by 25 Long due to the 6" overhang on both ends. You also get to pick the sidewall height for your Metal Garage and Carport.
If you need a Carport or RV Cover. The Metal Carports give you that shelter. Here is a picture of a Metal Carport.