Metal Garages Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Do the metal garage prices include delivery and setup or do I have to assemble the steel garage myself?
Yes, the steel garage prices include delivery and installation on your level land in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. This makes our metal carports for sale and other buildings more affordable and convenient for those with little time or construction experience.
What if I want to pick up the steel garage and install the carport myself?
We do not allow you to pick up steel garages from our warehouse. However, we do offer the option of having the garage dropped off to your home so that you can assemble it yourself. This is not our most recommended option, but if you do want to assemble it yourself, you can. Assembling one of our metal garages yourself will save you 5% off the purchase price, but installing the garage yourself voids the 30-day craftsmanship warranty.
How long after I order the steel garage will it be delivered?
Our steel garages are delivered and installed in approximately 2–4 weeks after you order. You will get a several days notice before it is delivered. If the delivery day we have for you is inconvenient, then we will have to get you scheduled on the next run, which means it will be an additional 2–4 weeks from that point. We advise customers to do their best to be ready for the first scheduled delivery date unless, of course, they are not worried about installation and delivery time.
On the day of delivery, how long will it take for my metal garage to be installed?
Most smaller size steel garages are installed in about half a day. This includes the metal carports for sale in our catalog as well. The larger buildings should be installed in one day.
What is the difference between the regular, boxed-eave and vertical steel garages?
The regular style is rounded on the sides and has a barn shaped roof on steel garages. This is the most economical metal garage. The leg height on the regular garage packages is 8’ legs, but at the top of the bend on the leg you have an additional 1’, giving you 9’ legs with a 9x8 garage door. The boxed-eave and vertical metal garage package come standard with 9’ legs fully enclosed with a 9x8 garage door. The boxed eave has an A-frame gable roof with a 6” overhang on both sides. The vertical style is also built in an A-frame roof and has a 6” overhang on both sides. All the steel structures have a 6” overhang on the front and back ends. What differentiates the vertical from the boxed eave is that on the vertical style, the roof sheeting runs vertical up and down from side to side, which allows the snow to slide off of the roof. The vertical is the only one that has the roof running this way. On the other two styles, the metal roof runs the length of the building. In order to attach the sheeting to the roof this way, bracing is attached under the roof so this alone makes the vertical garage stronger, not to mention the fact that it makes it easy for the snow to slide off, which means no more scraping or shoveling snow off the roof.
Can the metal garage be made taller?
Yes, you can make garages taller in 1’ increments up to 12’ legs.
Do the steel garages come in wider and longer sizes?
Yes, there is a wide variety of sizes available in our steel and metal garages. They come 12’, 18’, 20’, 22’, and 24’ wide. The triple-steel garages are built in 26’, 28’, and 30’ widths. We also have our 40’ wide, which comes in 32’, 34’, 36’, 38’, and 40’ lengths. The lean-to comes in at in 36’, 42’, 44’, 46’, and 48’. The lean-to has 12’ lean-to on both sides of the building. The length on them start out at 21’, and get longer in 5’ increments: 26’, 31’, 36’, 41’, 46’, 51’, 56’, 61’, 66’, 71’, 76’, 81’, 86’, 91’, 96’, and 101’ long. To make them longer than 41’ long, we just attach 2 of our steel garages for sale end to end. They can be built longer than 101’ long. On any garage built 41’ or longer, we recommend the vertical roof.
Can the metal garages be made in a custom width or length?
Yes, we can make the metal garage in a custom size, but we have to charge the price of the next larger standard size when we do so. So, for example, let’s say you need a 17’ wide and the standard size widths are either 12’ wide or 18’ wide. We have to price it as a 18’ wide. This same rule applies on the length. If you need the length to be 24’ long and the 26’ long is too long, we can make the base 24’ long, but it will need to be priced as the 26’ long. When figuring out the size you need, you will want to be aware that when we say 26’ long, that includes a 6” overhang on the front and back ends so that the exact base is 25’ long.
What size do I need my concrete pad to be?
All of the widths on the metal garage are the exact base rail dimensions. The length listed includes a 6” overhang on the front and back ends. So, if you order a 24x26 size, you will want the concrete slab to be exactly 24’ wide by 25’ long. Florida garages need to be 3/4” wider on the width only.
What is the metal garage warranty?
There is a 30 day craftsmanship warranty on our metal garages. If you upgrade the building from the 14-GA tubing to the 12-GA stronger, thicker tubing you get a 20-year rust-through warranty on our steel garages as well.
How many different colors are there to choose?
You get your choice of a roof color and trim color in one of our thirteen different color options on the metal garages delivered and installed in AL, AR, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MS, MO, NE, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WV.
How do I order my metal garage?
All orders are taken over the phone. You can fill out the metal garages quote form below or call Alan at 540-743-1272. You can all visit Alan and take a look at the steel garages on display at 643 West Main St. Luray VA 22835.
What are the payment options on metal garages?
We accept personal check, Visa, Discover and MasterCard.
How much do I need to put down when ordering steel garages?
The amount down is 12 percent or 15 percent depending on the price, and the remaining balance is due after the garage is installed.
Can I get a carport and close it in and turn it into a garage at a later time?
Yes, You can close it in down the road. You will want to keep in mind 2 things. First, if the amount of the add on is under $595, than you will pay us a $50 trip charge to upgrade any of the metal carports for sale on our site after it is installed. Any add-on over $595, and the trip charge is waived. We only close a carport if it is one that you ordered through us. The second thing to note is that if you want to put a garage door on the end of the carport, you will want to make sure you get a carport tall enough to fit the garage door. The standard size garage door we have is 9’ wide by 8’ tall, so if you get a regular carport you need 8’ legs, and on the boxed eave and vertical carports, you need 9’ legs.
What kind of braces come with the steel garage?
2’ long braces are standard on all the center trusses and the four corners. You may want to think about upgrading to the 4’ braces.
How are they anchored?
We anchor metal garages for free to the ground or asphalt with 32” long rebar. We anchor it to a concrete slab with wedge anchors. Another optional upgrade is mobile home anchors if the garage is going to be placed on the ground.
What does a certified metal garage mean?
The certified package is available if you live in an area that requires blueprint drawings for your steel garage to be provided to the local county building department. These drawings are rated for up to 130-mph wind and 30-psf snow load. The certified package is available at an additional cost depending on the size. The certified metal garages are built fully braced and include mobile home anchors if they are going to be anchored to the ground. Certified ends also need to be added which means extra tubing is added on the back and front ends.