Tag: Metal carport

Build it Your Self

It’s Time For A New Project

For some people, purchasing a carport from scratch means a new project to learn how to build a carport. For others it may be a chance to improve their do it yourself (DIY) or building skills. Even though our professional installers are delighted to build your homemade carport for you, here at American Carports we understand the excitement a new building project brings for some of our customers.

Even though this might be a discount for some it could also cause a hassle for others. We give two options on that matter. One option is for us to provide all the material and you can pick it up or we could also deliver the material all the way to your home. The discount will depend on your location. This is a great option to consider when you have the ability to build it for yourself or if it’s a small and simple project. Just in case you get stuck in some steps we also do provide an installation manual.

Building your own carport can have its pros and cons. Putting up your carport together brings the satisfaction of a job well done. For many other people it can also make you feel safer knowing that you have done everything correctly and more firm. As fun as it may seem, sometimes you might get stuck in-between the process and causes to leave the project halfway done. This might not seem like the solution, especially after all the money you have spent. Also with us giving you that option, it avoids the warranties that we include when we build the building for you.

For example, this 12’W x 21’L x 7’H was a self install order from California. As you can see it seems like a quick and easy installation, resulting in a discounted price for this customer. You can save some money, but we always recommend to always rather be safe than sorry.


12’W x 21’L x 7’H


14 G

If you have any more questions regarding self-installation, give us a call now! Let one of our experts help you look for the best option for you. Curious about the price of this unit? Give us a call at (866) 730-9865. Don’t forget to ask about our financing and rent-to-own options!

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March Madness

It’s almost summer time and what could be better than buying an affordable carport within your budget to protect your vehicles. The number one kind of protection is against UV exposure. As you know, sunlight can be extremely damaging to vehicles.  We believe that those thousands of dollars you invested in your vehicle could easily be destroyed by the sun. American steel carports provide you with one of the most durable materials you can find. The carports provided by American Steel Carports are provided with what is called galvanized steel construction.

Galvanized steel carports effectively resist rust, corrosion, and chipping. We offer 12 and 14-gauge carports. Both different kind of tubing come with a one-year workmanship included, but only the 12 gauge has the 20-year rust warranty. Afar from the material these metal carports ensure reliable protection against all kinds of circumstances depending your location.

Now, imagine this 21’W x 22’L x 7’H carport on the side of your house, protecting your twenty-thousand-dollar car, what more can you want, but there is no end there. You can customize this carport according to your needs and preferences! Maybe 21’ wide is not big enough for your vehicles, or perhaps you’d prefer a different roof style. Want to enclose the carport and make it a metal garage? The decision is all yours.

All our metal units are engineer-certified and ready to withstand anything that mother nature will throw their way! Curious about the price? Give us a call to speak with one of our experts. We can help you customize your unit and stay in budget! Ask for your local dealer when you call.

Is One Not Enough? How About Two?

If you’re at the point where the width of the building you need is surpassing your budget, you might want to consider two separate buildings instead. American Steel Carports is here to provide you with buildings that will serve your needs with high-quality materials for an unbeatable price!

We always like to help our customers reduce the price of any metal building without sacrificing space. An important factor of a building’s price is the increase in length compared to width. Although our metal buildings can go as wide as 80’, extra-wide structures like these can come with a high price. However, when you decide to increase in length, instead of width, you can save yourself a lot of money. The other option is to obtain a second unit with the exact same specs.  This can also save money in comparison to increasing width.

Another advantage of staying within 30’ wide is that once a unit surpasses 30’ wide, it needs to be installed on a concrete pad, due to the increased weight of material used. See how two metal buildings can save you some money? Don’t believe us? Well, let us show you this customer who decided to get two identical carports for his heavy-duty equipment, each one measuring 30’W x 21’L x 12’H:

  • 12-Guage Galvanized Tubing
  • Standard Roof
  • Diagonal Bracing
  • (2) Extras Trusses

All our metal units are engineer-certified and ready to withstand anything that mother nature will throw their way! Curious about the price? Give us a call to speak with one of our experts. We can help you customize your unit and stay in budget! Ask for your local dealer when you call.

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Summer is Coming: Get Your Pool Area Ready

Winter is finally on its way out, and we can hear Spring knocking. WThat means Summer will be here before you know it. Summer means something different to everyone, but one common denominator is the pool. It’s a meeting place and retreat from the cruel summer heat… The pool can be perfect for relaxing and stirring up laughter. It’s a great setting for a neighborhood celebration, birthdays, team parties, keeping the kids entertained, or gathering the adults for some grown-up conversation.

Now that we have the fun out of the way, let’s get down to business. There’s a lot that goes into the upkeep of a pool. There are all the tools needed for maintenance and repair, as well as chemicals, and the toy collection you have amassed.

We have the perfect idea for a pool house to keep the pool area more organized as well as the yard clean from party debris.

Our buildings work perfectly for smaller yards that still need the access and organization that a pool house brings. American Steel Carport buildings are completely customizable to fit any size needs. Since most pool houses can be wide open with a small room for changing, our open floor plan works perfectly.

Whether you need your pool house to be big enough to add a bar and host company, or you just want something to store tools, supplies, and toys, we can take care of you.

We’ve also mentioned in a previous blog that our carport cover is perfect for pool covers. They provide protection from leaves and other debris, as well as shade for those who want the heat but not the direct sunlight.  They also make it easy to swim during summer rain, which is great for people who depend on the pool for daily exercise or rehabilitation.

We would love to talk to you about your new pool house or pool cover! Feel free to call us at 866-730-9865 or online at Americansteelinc.com.

Get a Long-Lasting Cover for Your Second Home

If you own an RV, you must know how expensive they are. They do a great job taking us on adventures, and they sure do feel like a second home. However, when it comes to protecting our RVs, it’s not always that easy. A metal structure can be the best solution for protecting your RV. A metal RV carport takes up less space on your property as compared to other fully equipped structures. Remember that being exposed to the natural elements over time may damage your RV.

Lucky for you, American Steel Carports provides the best quality of materials, offering you a one-year workmanship warranty that will let your building go through all 4 seasons before it expires. And since we’re talking about RVs, allow us to introduce this recently installed 24’W x 31’L x 12’H RV carport:

This RV carport comes with half sides (6’ enclosure), but if you want to enclose all the way down, we can certainly do so. And with 13 different colors to choose from, you can add your own personal touch or make the colors match your house.

Give us a call now! Let one of our experts help you customize the best building within your budget. Curious about the price of this unit? Give us a call at (866) 730-9865 to get a FREE quote TODAY! Don’t forget to ask about our Financing and Rent-to-Own options!

Happy Holidays from American Steel Carports!

Another year has gone by and American Steel Carports is honored to have serviced our dear customers, working with our great staff, and dealers who have helped us throughout 2018. As a company, we’re very appreciative for these 20 years in business. The reason why we are still standing strong is because of you, all our customers, and followers!

In gratitude, we wish to show our appreciation by doing a FREE giveaway. A lucky contestant in our great state of TEXAS will be the winner of an 18’W x 21’L x 7’H Standard carport 14-Gauge valued at $1,418.08 You heard me right folks! A FREE metal carport for your needs! Did we mention we offer 13 different colors to choose from at no additional cost?

It grabbed your attention huh? Here are the rules:

Ya’ll have until January 30th, 2019 to participate. We will randomly select and announce the winner on February 1st via our Facebook page.

If you would like to upgrade once you have won, the carport – no worries! We’ll honor you the discount of the carport’s value at $1,418.08.


*Please note only our Texas service area qualifies to win. Our offices will be closed from December 22nd – January 6th. Feel free to participate throughout that time. We will answer any lingering questions upon our return. *


Good luck and Happy Holidays from the ASCI Family!

30’ x 31’x 10’ Custom Carport

Who says carports can’t be customized? One of the main advantages of steel structures is the ability to change the size and style to satisfy your needs – and with 20 years in this field, American Steel Carports knows exactly how to deliver a great experience when it comes to our custom metal structures.

Steel carports offer the ultimate protection for your vehicle(s) or any equipment you might have sitting outside. Whether you’re looking to keep your vehicle out of direct UV light, ice, snow, rain, or dust, our metal buildings will stand strong against any natural elements! Since we’re talking about custom metal carports, take a look at this 30’W x 31’L x 10’H custom carport that we recently installed:

  • A-Frame Vertical Roof
  • 8 – 12′ x 9′ Openings
  • 8 – Texas Cuts

Beautiful isn’t it? The first thing you might notice about this carport is the special cuts made in all the openings. They’re called 45-degree cuts, better known as “Texas Cuts.” They do come with an additional price, but they definitely make a difference. Even if you have a garage door in your metal building, you can still add these openings to give it your own personal touch.

Feel inspired by this carport? Give us a call now at 866-730-9865 to talk to one of our experts! Remember that all of our metal buildings are custom built per order. If you like the building above, we can go from there. However, if you want to make a few additions or change the dimensions of this building, then our experts will make sure to fit in all of your needs until we can give you what you’re looking for.

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Simple is Enough

If you’re in the market looking for some type of protection for your vehicle(s), look no further! American Steel Carports is here to take care of your needs! With more than 20 years of experience in the carport industry, we know how to build long-lasting metal buildings. Whether you’re looking for a simple carport or a custom metal garage, if you can envision it, we can build it!

A simple and standard carport is enough to provide shade for your vehicle(s), letting you use your attached garage for storage. Maybe this 19’W x 26’L x 8’H standard carport can give you an idea of what we’re trying to say:

This carport comes with a gable end in full white; the gable might not seem like a big deal, but it will make your carport stand out from the rest.

You can customize this carport according to your needs and preferences! Maybe 19’ wide is not big enough for your vehicles, or perhaps you’d prefer a different roof style. Want to enclosed the carport and make it a metal garage? The decision is yours. Give us a call now and let one of our experts help you customize the metal carport of your dreams! Don’t forget to ask about our financing options. Also, we now offer rent-to-own!

History of Barns

Since the days of Thomas Jefferson, the barn has been a staple image in the American consciousness.  These structures represent tradition and security and encourage feelings of closeness to the lands that house them as well as the communities that build them. Over the centuries, the barn has remained an iconic feature of farms everywhere. Although the world of agriculture has changed and evolved into a multimillion-dollar business, the barn still serves the same purpose.


Barns were added onto the land when farmers needed housing for livestock or storage for grain and crops. Materials for these structures were usually made out of timbers from the trees on the farms. Using mortise and tenon joints, woodworkers would join these pieces of timber by connecting them at 90-degree angles. Although this construction process was simple, it was also quite durable and strong.

After the mid to late 19th century, timber buildings were replaced by “truss-framed” or “plank-framed” barns. The invention of steam-powered sawmills allowed farmers to affordably buy dimensional lumber. The joints for this type of lumber were connected with bolts or machine-cut nails.

When people think about these old historic barns, they often think of structures covered with red paint. Historians have theorized that this color choice was popular because it was the cheapest and most readily available, which was due to the fact that the ferric oxide needed to create red paint was similarly inexpensive and common. The downside of this type of barn was that the combination of lumber, flammable paint, and hay-filled interiors caused fires that were almost always considered total losses to the farms.


Traditional wooden barns are still constructed all over the world; however, steel has quickly become the material of choice. There are several reasons why this type of building has grown increasingly popular over the years.

Steel barns provide the option of easily adding additional space as your farm continues to grow.

Steel barns are built to withstand the forces of nature: snow, rain, wind, fire, and even earthquakes.

Steel barns eliminate the problem of wood-eating pests such as termites.

Steel barns do not require the costly maintenance necessary for preserving traditional wooden structures. Additionally, the construction materials are less expensive than traditional wood, making steel barns the most cost-effective option.

Whether you love the nostalgia of the traditional American barn or the beauty and strength of a steel agricultural building, this great country has the history for both. From the seaside farms in the East Hamptons to the organic ones in California, these buildings will always be part of our great American history.