Tag: Steel

Local Government

It’s no secret that the government has a say in what people build on their own property, but what purpose does this serve? In short, the focus is on safe, livable neighborhoods and all-around public safety.

Regulations were put in place out of necessity, since many cities and towns in the US were burning down frequently in the early nineteenth century, including San Francisco, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and more.

Around that time, governments both local and state stepped up and tried to prevent cities and towns from being so susceptible to fires. A starting point was to stop using cladding that was flammable in built-up sections. Standpipes were added to oversized buildings, and limits were placed on the height of buildings framed by wood while also requiring sprinkler systems.

Fire prevention isn’t the only goal; structurally-sound buildings that won’t collapse are just important. It would be terrible to think that a building might collapse while you are in it, or to see high rises losing pieces that fall to the streets below, causing damage or even worse, hurting someone.  This is why licensed engineers need to be involved and units are inspected and approved by the local government.

Public safety and fire prevention are the main objectives of building codes, but other priorities include making sure that buildings and units are accessible to people with and without disabilities, as well as energy efficiency.

Other regulations that cities and towns have put in place can affect building projects, such as bylaws and planning policies, as well as historical place restrictions zoning requirements.

Quality of life is an important focus for local governments. No one would want an animal farm next to a restaurant with patio seating, so local governments have restrictions on what can be built where.

Here are some other examples of things they look for:

  • Paint colors that are acceptable (Mostly in historic neighborhoods)
  • The distance a building can set back from the property border
  • Driveway size and location
  • Amount of parking spaces
  • Green space required as well as the amount of pavement allowed
  • Drainage requirements

It’s always a good idea to call the local planning department first and ask about any requirements when deciding to build a unit.

At first, these rules and regulations can seem overwhelming and confusing. However, most people realize in the end that they are only there to protect the public and provide a good quality of life. American Steel Carports will work with you to obtain your permits. We support a safe and productive quality of life for everyone.



Holy Cow, this Building can do Everything

Are you looking for a versatile building with style? This garage is perfect for an array of things. The garage area is perfect for a man-cave, shop or hobby studio. This unit has a door opening to let in natural sunlight and fresh crisp air. It also features a 10 X 10 roll-up door, which is plenty big enough to drive a car, truck, or SUV through. It comes with a window, but you can always add more. You could also add a bigger door or make any other changes that would suit you.

Features include:

  • 24’ wide x 36’ long x 9’ legs (main unit)
  • A-frame vertical roof (Ideal for snow and rain runoff)
  • 12G steel tubing (20yr. rust warranty)
  • Vertical sides & ends
  • 10’ x 10’ roll-up door
  • 36”x 80” walk-in door
  • 1 window

Ask about our 90-mph wind warranty to protect from the elements, and remember that all of our metal buildings are customized to order. If you want to make any additions or change the dimensions of this building, our experts will take care of you and help you build just what you’re looking for.

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Why a Metal Building Might be Perfect for You

Have you noticed the high increase in demand for metal buildings around the country? Do you know the reason behind the increase? Stay tuned to this blog and learn why a metal building might perfect for your needs!

Modern and customized metal buildings, just like the ones American Steel Carports offers, are an alternative to almost any type of traditional building that we’ve seen in the past. For example, your classical wood barn can be replaced with a stronger, more affordable, and less dangerous material like steel.


Without going into a full analysis, if a product can last you for many years and protect your belongings from the natural elements, all for a low price, then you’re very likely to say yes to a new building, especially if it’s not going to hurt your budget. Metal buildings are quite affordable, compared to the cost of wood and red iron. One of the main reasons for this is the cost of transportation. Freight for wood and red iron is higher, and these materials also will take longer to install Unlike wood, the material in most of the panels (sheets) in metal buildings are recycled materials, and this cuts down on costs while still providing you with the same strength and durability.

According to Budget Homekits, there is no structural difference in strength between galvanized steel or red iron. The only difference is the coating. As the name states, red iron has a sprayed-on paint that creates a rusty-brown color. Red iron structures come with high installation costs. So, if you’re looking for a simple carport or a small garage or workshop, this might be a high-cost investment; red iron buildings are mostly used for big-budget projects like industrial buildings.


According to the insurance leaders, the top reasons for residential damage claims are hail, water, heavy winds, fire, and snow loads. Termites can also be an expensive source of damage, around $3000 per home. You might be able to save a considerable amount of money on your insurance by replacing your older buildings with steel ones. We also have another blog post that goes into more detail about how insurance is cheaper for a steel building.


Pretend for a moment that you’ve already got your metal carport delivered and installed by American Steel Inc., and now you’re thinking that it’d be better to enclose your carport and add a garage door to keep your vehicle fully indoors instead. Well, you’ll be glad to know that American Steel Carports can add onto your metal structure after it’s been installed. Please note that we can only make additions to metal buildings originally installed by American Steel Carports and that are no older than 3 years.

Are you ready to get started on your new metal building? Call us now at 866-730-9865 and let one of our experts help you find the right metal building for you! Don’t forget to follow us on all our social media for more information and images of new buildings installed weekly.

30’ x 61’ x 11’ Partially Enclosed Building

At American Steel Carports we like to provide our customers with exactly what they want. Whether you’re looking for a metal structure fully customized or the most simple and standard carport, we’re here to provide you with an engineer-certified metal structure that will stand strong for many years!

The needs of every individual will vary based on the area they live in. Our top sellers are carports, always popular in rural areas where our customers need to protect their vehicles from the natural elements. Carports are less spacious compared to other metal buildings. On the other hand, we also have customers who have the space on their land to build big metal buildings for all their personal needs, such as garages, workshops, man caves, you name it!

Take a look at this particular 30’W x 61’L x 11’H partially enclosed metal building:

This metal building doesn’t have a full covered end, but it still has the framing, as well as two 16’ x 9’ openings on the side. Remember that if you’d like to provide your own garage door, we can create the openings for you (at an additional price). What would you use this metal building for? Let us know in the comments below!

Curious about the price of this unit? Feel like this is almost right, but you can see some adjustments you’d like for this metal building? Give us a call now to speak with one of our representatives, and we will help you design and build that metal building according to your specific needs. Don’t like the color on this one? We offer 13 different colors to choose from at NO additional price! Need a little help paying for your metal building? We now offer Rent-to-Own in ALL our service areas. Call us now to learn more about Rent-to-Own or more additional financing options available for you.

2019 Johnson County Junior Livestock Show and Youth Fair

American Steel Carports recently had the opportunity to attend the 2019 Johnson County Junior Livestock Show and Youth Fair. As a locally-based company, it is extremely important to us to support our local community as often as possible. We especially appreciate the chance to support the kids and young adults in the community because they are our future generation. It was truly our pleasure to donate a check to the Johnson County Livestock and Agricultural Association, and it was great to be there in person to support and congratulate these youth on all their hard work.

Most people do not realize how much hard work, time, and money goes into raising these animals in order to show them at a livestock show. These Future Farmers of America (FFA) students are entirely responsible for buying the animals and taking care of them. Some of their responsibilities include fencing, feeding, watering, cleaning troughs, grooming, cleaning pens, and observing the animals daily to watch for sickness and disease. FFA projects help our kids learn basic life skills that will eventually help them become better citizens by teaching them responsibility and helping them set goals, all while teaching them the knowledge of livestock production.

While showing support on behalf of American Steel Carports, I was able to interact with the FFA students and their livestock. These FFA students compete in 12 different divisions with animals such as chickens, goats, lamb, cows, turkeys, pigs, and rabbits. The goats were my personal favorite. As I was talking to one of the students, she introduced me to her goat, Ranger. He was so sweet and loving, but very hungry. Ranger tried to eat everything he saw, including my fingers. It was so sweet to watch Ranger interact with his owner. There was a bond there that really opened my eyes to these kids and raising their livestock.

It was our pleasure to donate to the Johnson County Livestock & Agricultural Association (JCLAA) because of all they do for the kids of this community. This association gives out over $28,000 in scholarships every year to the students who participate to further their education. This scholarship money helps them protect their current assets as well as invest in future ones.

Like JCLAA, American Steel Carports wants to protect our customers’ current and future assets by not only donating to this community, but also by building strong, durable, versatile, and engineer certified buildings. We proudly provide loafing sheds, agriculture barns, and storage units that protect their precious livestock through every season. It was our pleasure to attend the Johnson County Junior Livestock Show and Youth Fair. We hope to see them again next year.


Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo 2019

Get Ready for the Fun!

It’s that time of the year again. The annual Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo starts this Friday, January 18th! Did you know that we have proudly supported the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo for 7 years now? We truly see the value in serving the agriculture community nationwide. This event serves as an opportunity to meet and greet so many of you that play a fundamental role in the success of this nation. Don’t forget to visit us at the Exhibition Hall and look for the American Steel Carports’ Big Red Barn. For the past 7 years, we have provided our Stock Show clients Agricultural barns and loafing sheds for their livestock and storage solutions for feed and supplies. So, come on by and say hi!

We will be giving out koozies, pens, stress balls, and more! Also, we’ll be answering any questions you may have regarding any aspect of our metal structures.

The Stock Show will be from January 18th – February 9th so get your tickets NOW! Visit www.fwssr.com/ for more information and don’t forget to come see your favorite steel manufacturer! Just be in the look for American Steel Carports’ BIG RED BARN at the exhibition hall!

Take a picture next to the big red barn, share it on social media using the #ASCIBigRedBarn and show it to us to get a FREE mug!  See ya’ll there.


Custom 30’ x 46’ x 12’ W/ a Lean-To

Are you looking for a more masculine and rugged style building? This garage and lean-to would be perfect for you and the guys to get together to work on cars and hang out. The garage part is perfect to work under, protecting you from the hot sun, heavy winds, and rain. Additionally, you have that outside covering for some fresh air and great company. This unit has 4 windows to let in natural sunlight and fresh crisp air. Also, it has a 14’x 10’ roll-up door which is big enough to drive a car, truck, or SUV through. You can always add more windows, take away some, add a bigger door, or make any other changes that would make this the perfect workshop for you!

Features include:

  • 30’ wide x 46’ Long x 12’ Legs (Main Unit)
  • A-Frame Vertical Roof (Most Durable and Best for Snow and Rain Runoff)
  • 12G Steel Tubing (Most Durable and 20yr. Rust Warranty)
  • Horizontal Sides & Ends (You can choice Vertical Also)
  • 14’x 10’ Roll-Up Door
  • 36”x 80” Walk-In Door
  • 4 Windows
  • 12’ wide x 21’ length x 12’/9’ Legs w/A-Frame Vertical Continuous Roof (Lean-To)


Ask about our 90 mph wind warranty to protect your building from Mother Nature! 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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Fully Vertical 22’ x 26’ x 8’ Garage w/ Colonial Style


Have you ever thought about having two different colors on your building? And you’re not referring as the roof one color and the sides another color, this is more like the sides being two different colors. If your answer is yes, then you’ve come to the right place!

All American Steel Carports buildings are engineer-certified, they come with a one-year workmanship warranty, and most importantly, they are built to last. With more than 20 years of experience in this industry, we’d be more than happy to help you create your own metal building!

To give you an idea on what we were mentioning earlier, about the two different colors on a building, let us present you this 22’W x 26’L x 8’H fully Vertical metal garage:

  • 12-Guage Galvanized Tubing
  • 16×7 Frame Out
  • 36×80 Walk-In Door
  • 3 – Windows
  • 2 – 3×8 Skylights
  • Colonial Style (Wainscot or two-tone)

Beautiful isn’t? Now, can you imagine having this sturdy metal building in your property? What would you use it for? Would you change the colors of it? Let us know in the comments below.

NOTE: Although, our colonial style comes with no additional charge on horizontal siding units. There will be an extra charge when it comes to vertical siding units.

American Steel Carports provides the very best quality in workmanship for all types of metal buildings ranging from simple carports to wide spans. Call us now at 866-730-9865 to speak with one of our sales representatives, they will be more than happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have before making a purchase. Don’t forget to ask about our financing options. Want to see our buildings in person? Ask for your local dealer!

Stylish 24’ x 41’ x 8’ Garage

Customizing your metal building doesn’t have to require a lot of money. For a great price, you can get exactly the look you want and keep your investment stylish for years to come. You have many options for making your metal building stand out from the rest! American Steel Carports can help you find the perfect metal building to satisfy all your needs and requirements, and we can do so within your budget!

Take a look at this 24’W x 41’L x 8’H structure that’s rocking our Earth Brown and Rawhide colors:

  • 12-Guage Galvanized Tubing
  • A-Frame Horizontal Roof
  • (3) 10′ x 7′ Roll-Up Doors
  • 36″ x 80″ Walk-In Door
  • (3) Windows

See how the customer made a huge difference by choosing this metal garage? The customer decided on the unique touches of an Earth Brown roof, gable ends, and trim. Also, the customer preferred to place the roll-up doors on the side.

Those are just a few examples of how you can customize your metal building and add your own unique touches. Remember that we offer 13 color choices at no additional cost. Want to know the price of this building? Give us a call at 866-730-9865 to speak with one of the experts. You can customize the size, colors, and features of any building to fit your needs and specifications. Don’t forget that we offer rent-to-own and financing options! Give us a call NOW for your free custom quote!