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A free-standing carport is a partially covered structure that protects vehicles and supplies from the rain, snow, and sun. Carport structures usually consist of several posts with a roof overhead. They can be attached to the side of a building or placed on cement or a gravel patch. Typically, you can move one to a new location with ease, especially a lighter structure like an aluminum carport.
No, a carport and garage are two different things, though they both serve as a storage structure. You can purchase a carport with sides, but they are most commonly open on at least one side.
Carports are generally not enclosed structures, whereas garages have four walls. A carport serves mostly as a cover to protect against sun and precipitation. You’ll also find that unlike a metal carport, sheds and garages are typically left in one place; portable carports can allow you to move your protective structure wherever you need it without a hassle.
The carports for sale at Alan’s Factory Outlet are made of steel or aluminum. Some carports are made of fabric, vinyl, or other materials, but we find that most people prefer the reliability of sturdy steel and aluminum carports that will stand up to the elements over time.
The steel carports for sale here can protect your farm equipment, truck, RV, and other vehicles from the snow, hail, rain, wind, and blazing sun. Rain and snow can cause your vehicle to develop rust, resulting in costly repairs, and rubber tires can become worn when a vehicle is parked outside without protection. Keeping your vehicle under one of our portable metal carports can help to keep it in good condition. A metal-roof canopy is ideal for sheltering bicycles, cars, motorcycles, and equipment from the inclement weather. All of our carports serve as solid shelter for your property.
Another benefit of owning one of our metal car shelters is easy access. Our metal carport kits are an ideal alternative if you don’t want the hassle of locking and unlocking your storage space. There’s no garage door to open and shut or door keys to keep track of with one of our steel or aluminum carports. The open, airy environment of our carports makes them a favorite with many of our customers.
Our metal carport kits are custom-built, so you can decide the width, length, and leg height for your new structure. Other important details include:
Our high-quality but cheap carports range from $1,095 to $4,195. Our carports don’t sacrifice quality, but our great prices can help you stick to your budget. Alan’s Factory Outlet is one of the most affordable carport companies you’ll find! Explore our prices in more detail by using the map below.
We’ll deliver and set up your metal carport for free on your level land! Installation can add a lot to the price of metal buildings, but carports purchased from Alan’s Factory Outlet include the price of installation to save our customers time and labor.
We do not allow steel carports to be picked up. However, you can have your carport dropped off at your home. Customers who prefer to assemble their own carport kit can benefit from this option. If you choose to assemble one of our portable carport kits yourself, you can save 5% on your purchase, but keep in mind that your carport or metal building won’t be covered by our one-year workmanship warranty.
An average carport is between 6 and 12 feet tall, but each car shelter we sell is available in many different heights.
Let’s say you are considering buying a regular carport to house your RV that is 12 feet wide and 36 feet long with legs that stand 12 feet tall. This regular-style carport will have legs that are 12 feet tall at the bottom of the bend. As you move toward the center of the carport, the height clearance will increase. At about 6 inches from the side, the carport is 1 foot taller, making the clearance 13 feet. All regular-style carports are like this. At the center of the carport, the peak headroom clearance on these 12-foot-leg and 12-foot-wide carports are 14 feet 3 inches, 2 feet 3 inches more than the leg height ordered. It’s important to remember that this isn’t the headroom of the carport but the clearance above the braces and the trusses.
|Width||Center Brace Clearance||Peak Height|
|12'||2' 3"||2' 9"|
|18'||2' 9"||3' 3"|
|20'||2' 8"||3' 4"|
|22'||2' 8"||3' 6"|
|24'||3' 1"||3' 11"|
|26'||2' 5"||4' 6"|
|28'||2' 4"||4' 6"|
|30'||2' 4"||4' 9"|
The boxed-eave and vertical-style carports both have A-frame gable roofs, and both styles feature the same headroom clearance. The styles do differ in other ways; the vertical style carport roof has sheeting that runs up and down, while the boxed-eave style has sheeting that runs the length of the carport. Vertical roof styles have the advantage of having rain and snow slide off of them easily. So let’s say you are looking to buy a 12-by-36-foot boxed-eave or vertical-roof carport with 12-foot legs to store your RV. With the 12-foot legs, the headroom clearance in the middle of the carport is 1 foot 7 inches taller, for a total height of 13 feet 7 inches. The top peak at the top of the truss is also 2 feet 2 inches taller, for a total height of 14 feet 2 inches.
|Width||Center Brace Clearance||Peak Height|
|12'||1' 7"||2' 2"|
|18'||2' 8"||3' 2"|
|20'||2' 6"||3' 4"|
|22'||2' 5"||3' 6"|
|24'||2' 7"||3' 8"|
|26'||1' 3"||3' 9"|
|28'||1' 2"||3' 11"|
Yes. The steel carports can be made taller in 1-foot increments with legs up to 16 feet tall. We’re glad to customize all of our carports and garages to suit your needs: Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about what’s possible for your structure.
Yes. We offer a wide range of stock and custom sizes, including carports that are 12 feet, 18 feet, 20 feet, 22 feet, and 24 feet wide. Triple-wide carports are built 26 feet, 28 feet, or 30 feet wide, but we can customize one up to 40 feet wide if needed. The lengths of our carports start out at 21 feet and increase in length in 5-foot increments. To make carports longer than 41 feet, we attach two carports end to end. We can even design carports to exceed 101 feet. We recommend the vertical roof style for any carport measuring 41 feet or longer.
Yes, we can customize the size of each portable carport. To do so, we’ll charge you the price of the next largest standard-size carport. As an example, let’s say you need a carport that’s 17 feet wide. The standard widths are either 12 feet wide or 18 feet wide, so we’ll charge you for an 18-foot-wide carport. This same rule applies to the length: If you need the length to be 24 feet and the 26-foot-long model is too long, we can make the base 24 feet long, but we’ll charge you the price of a 26-foot-long carport. When figuring out the size of your carport, you should consider that when we say 26 feet long, that includes a 6-inch overhang on the front and back ends, making the exact base 25 feet in length.
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All of the widths of carports are the exact base rail dimensions. The length listed includes a 6-inch overhang on the front and back ends. So if you order a 24-by-26 carport, you will want the concrete slab to be exactly 24 feet wide by 25 feet long.
Each of our steel carports has a 29-gauge metal sheeting roof, but you can get them in three different looks: regular, boxed-eave, and vertical.
A boxed eave is a style of roof built on an A-frame structure that has horizontal roof panels but no ridge cap.
The regular-style carports are rounded on the sides and have a barn-shaped roof. This is the most economical roof style for metal carports. Meanwhile, aluminum carport covers with boxed-eave roofs have no curves; the roof slopes straight down from the peak, although the panels still run horizontally.
What makes the vertical carports different from the regular and boxed-eave carports is that on a vertical-style carport, the roof sheeting runs up and down across length of the roof, allowing the snow to easily slide off so you won’t have to rake the roof. In order to attach the sheeting to a vertical carport, bracing is put under the roof. The vertical carport is the only model with this roof design. On the other two styles, the metal roof runs horizontally along the length of the building. If you are planning to add a gutter to your garage or carport, you will want to go with the vertical style.
There are 16 different color options for the roof and trim. Check out our steel carport color chart and you’ll see that we have a wide variety of hues, including red, sandstone, blue, and green.
The steel carports for sale in our inventory can be delivered and set up for free in more than two dozen places, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Estimated delivery probabilities for our carports and metal garages are as follows:
Ninety percent of the time, delivery occurs within 60 days of receiving your order at the factory. Please keep in mind that if you live in an area that receives any kind of winter weather, there’s an increased chance of exceeding the 90-day estimate. Winter weather conditions can make it difficult to complete an installation.
If it takes more than 90 days to deliver your carport or metal garage, we will offer you a 10% discount off the balance due once it’s installed or, should you wish to cancel, provide a full refund of your deposit. However, this guarantee does not apply from October to spring for deliveries and installations in northern areas, as winter storms are likely to cause delays.
Our installers have to wait for two to three days of workable weather in the area before the delivery can be scheduled. If the delivery date does not work for you, then the time frame starts over again and your delivery will have to be put on the next load. The scheduler for your state will call to schedule the delivery approximately one week prior to the delivery date.
We anchor carports for free to the ground or asphalt with 32-inch-long rebar. We can also anchor the carports to a concrete slab with wedge anchors. Another option is mobile home anchors if the carport is going to be placed on the ground.
Most small metal carports can be installed in a few hours. Larger carports or partially enclosed carports may take half a day or the better part of a day to be installed. If you use our installation services, our expertise will ensure that the carport is built quickly and correctly. You can choose to assemble prefabricated carports on your own, but if you aren’t practiced at this type of work, it will slow down your installation time.
It’s possible that you will. The answer depends on your local zoning laws. Check your municipality’s website for more information about zoning laws that may apply to you. Because every location is different, we can’t say definitively whether you’ll need a permit to build a standalone carport. Many times, it depends on the size and specifications of the structure.
Certified metal carports are a smart choice if you live in an area that requires delivery of blueprint drawings to the local building department, which is included with purchase. These structures are rated for up to 130 mph wind and a 30 psf snow load. The certified package is available at an additional cost depending on the size of the carport. Certified carports also include mobile home anchors if they’re to be anchored to the ground.
You can place your carport order online, or we can write up your order over the phone. To find a price, you can use the metal carport quote form located on our contact page or call us at 1-800-488-6903.
We accept personal checks, Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express for all of our carports, metal garages, and other structures.
The deposit is 10% to 17% depending on the size of the carport. The remaining balance is due after the carport is installed.
There’s a one-year workmanship warranty from the date of installation. In addition, the framing on the optional 12-gauge thicker tubing receives a 20-year rust-through warranty.
Place your order today to get a high-quality metal carport at a great price. For fast, friendly service, you can count on Alan’s Factory Outlet!