Prefabricated Metal Carports
Alan's Factory Outlet Prefabricated Metal Carports
The style of this metal carport is vertical which is made for snow to slide off of it. The only way to attach the roof panels like this is to add cross braces under the roof to attach the roof panels to. These braces make the vertical metal carport the strongest of the prefab metal carports available at Alan's Factory Outlet. At the same time due to the additional labor and materials it does cost a little more than the other two styles available. Here are the prefabricated metal carport prices.
If you plan on putting gutters on the carport the vertical style is the way to go since the rain will slide from side to side instead of end to end.
Configuring your prefabricated metal carport
What size (wide and long) will work best to provide the coverage for the items you plan on parking underneath the carport? This will help you figure out the size width and length of the carport. The prefabricated metal carports come in 12', 18', 20', 22', and 24' wide and the lengths start at 21' long and go in 5' increments longer for example, 26', 31', 36' and 41' with no limit on the length of the carport as it is just a matter of connecting 2 carports end to end. Please keep in mind that anything 36' or longer we recommend going with the vertical style carport because the longest sheeting available is 36' long and if we overlap the sheets this can create an area for leakage or a weak spot on the carport more prone to collapse. The vertical sections are best due to the roof panels being all vertical and going longer than 36' long will not weaken the metal carport.
What will be the tallest item you think you will ever want to have under it? This will help you determine the leg height you need.
You will than decide if you want the carport all open or partially enclosed like the picture of the above carport with just one side closed, both sides closed or you can fully enclose it and turn it into one of the prefab metal garages.
Alan's Factory Outlet prefab metal carports and metal garages are delivered and installed in 27 states in the USA.