Tag: steel structure

4 Things to Consider When Buying a Carport

Since their initial appearance back in the early 1900’s, carports have had a substantial high demand in the market. Because the industry has grown more complex, consumers have to put more thought into what unit to choose and who they are buying from. From car coverage and protection to workshop areas, the uses of these metal buildings are limitless. However, there are a few things  you should consider before buying a carport, from quality to the work ethic of the business. The process of purchasing a product should run smoothly and be an excellent experience from the sale representatives and the manufacturer to the customer service and installation process. We want you to be satisfied with your decision. That’s why we’ve created a list of important things to consider when buying a carport. Read below for some food for thought.



Top Factors to Reflect Upon


You must decide if you want to purchase your building from a local or online dealer. Many of our  clients buy our carports from local dealerships where they’re surrounded by one or more of our demo displays, thus giving them a personal glimpse. You can also contact us directly by calling our shops in Texas, Pennsylvania, Illinois, New Mexico, and Indiana, which service more than half the states of the nation.


Take note on what you are looking for. Perhaps you simply need space to park your car or need a larger building to store large capacity vehicles. We offer different roof styles such as an A-Frame Vertical Roof, A-Frame Horizontal Roof, and a standard roof that will better suit your needs and satisfactions. Our knowledged staff can give you suggestions if you have any doubts regarding your choices.


Prior to choosing a carport location, check your local code specifications. It is important to consider your area’s building permit laws: you may need one to have a building on your property. You should also make sure, before installation, that the flooring is prepared ‒ whether it’d be concrete, asphalt, or plain ground. The geographic of your structure location should be leveled.


Consider investing in any additional add-ons. We offer skylights that allow the sun to shine through your structure, dismissing the hassle of electric costs and light installation. Depending on the flooring we also provide concrete, asphalt, or mobile home anchors for extra reinforcement that will maintain your carport secure.



We aim to keep our clients satisfied before, during, and after installation day. If you order a product from our company, you will receive engineered certified steel structures with free shipping and installation. With these services we include you won’t have to worry about transportation or construction issues. Our buildings will last for years, so we know you need a company who will be there for you and support the product you purchased, and who will stand behind it. This is what sets us different from the rest. Choose your carport manufacturer wisely, choose American Steel Carports, Inc.



Call today for a free quote. We’d be more than happy to assist you.  

Another Barn!

Are you getting ready for the hot temperatures? Are all of your belongings stored and protected?


It’s simple to say that summer is still a long way from now, which is true – but by the time summer hits us, we’ve got to be ready for it. Since our headquarters is located in Joshua, TX, we know exactly how incredibly unstable our weather can be and how summer can arrive anytime.


We recommend that our customers check with their local building departments if their metal buildings meet the local codes before purchasing any of our units. Local codes from Texas may differ from those in any other state, especially if the building is going to be put up in an urban area.


One of the most popular buildings this year has been the ag barn. This barn can be used for many purposes. The most common one, of course, is as a barn, keeping livestock safe from the rain and intense heat. Some customers opt to enclose part of the lean-tos to store animal feed or farm equipment. On the other hand, there are customers who just love the design and prefer to use it as a garage for their vehicles. If you have land and space available, that would be a very interesting project.


Take a look at this metal barn installed near Chiloquin, OR:


• 20’W x 41’L x 12’H (main unit)

• A-Frame Vertical Roof

• Horizontal Siding

• 10×10 Roll-Up Door (front end)

• 36″x80″ Walk-In Door (front end)

• 2 – 30″x30″ Windows


• 10’W x 41’L x 10’/8’H Lean-Tos

• A-Frame Vertical Roof

• Horizontal Sides

• 2 – 9×7 Roll-Up Doors (one on each lean-to)

• Mobile Home Anchors



One of the main advantages of this barn is its vertical roof; since Oregon is a state with constant snow, the panels running from the peak toward the eaves allow snow to slide off without the need for constant maintenance, like other types of roofs.


Should you always go for a vertical roof?


Not necessarily. Although vertical roofs are the best choice when it comes to maintenance, if you live in an area that rarely gets snow, it’s not necessary. However, it’s highly recommended to get a vertical roof if your carport exceeds 30’ in length in order to avoid leaks in the future.


You can customize your metal building! Give us a call, and we will help you build the metal barn of your dreams. Remember that we also offer financing options if you need a little help purchasing your metal barn. Ask your representative about it.


*Disclaimer: Prices are subject to change at any time without notice. Please contact our sales department for our latest prices.*

Metal Storage Building

Looking for an affordable, strong, and well-built storage room? If the answer is yes, then American Steel Carports is your choice!


Our company has over 15 years of experience specializing in the carport industry. In other words, we know how to deliver a great experience when it comes to metal buildings. Whether you’re looking for a barn, a storage room, a mini-storage unit, or even a big workshop, American Steel Carports will be there to make sure that all of your needs and expectations are satisfied.


Remember that the buildings we post are just live examples of our customers’ creations and ideas. The dimensions and features such as doors, windows, colors, etc. can always be changed according to your needs and specifications. Another important fact to keep in mind is that concrete pads are always optional according to the type of building. If a building exceeds 30 feet in width, then it’s necessary to have a concrete pad, but anything below that can be installed on the ground or asphalt.


Take this 20’W x 21’L x 8’H storage building as an example:



This metal storage building is rocking our pewter gray color. It also has a 10’ x 8’ roll-up door and a 36” x 72” walk-in door on the side, and it comes with our 90-mph wind warranty when all of the required concrete anchors are purchased.


We have a variety of buildings and designs for you to choose from. Have additional questions? Give us a call! Let one of our sales representatives assist you with any questions you may have. Want to see more buildings? Click here for additional pictures and ideas.


*Disclaimer: Prices are subject to change at any time without notice. Please contact our sales department for our latest prices.*