Tag: Steel

Let’s Get You What You’re Looking For

There’s no need for expensive additional features. All I want is something to protect my toys. I just want to store my equipment. Maybe a window would be okay…” If this is your scenario, then let me tell you that you’re not alone. A lot of our customers prefer a simple sturdy building where they can store all of their belongings or park their vehicles without the need for any of the additional features that we offer. This is completely understandable, although you should remember to get any additional features you might eventually need. If protection and sturdiness is all you’re looking for, however, then American Steel Carports will provide you with the right metal building for you at the right price!

Take a look at this 18’W x 21’L x 8’H fully vertical metal building:


All vertical siding allows natural elements to slide off from the roof without the need for constant maintenance. Keep in mind that vertical siding also allows you to add insulation. This customer decided to add (3) windows, (1) walk-in door, and (1) 9’ x 7’ overhead door.

A simple design with good features and options like the metal buildings described can be a great choice that might interest you in the future. Remember that all of our metal buildings can be customized per your needs and likes. If you’re not really sure what kind of building is the right one for you, then give us a call and let one of our experts help you find the metal building that best suits your needs. Don’t forget to ask for your local dealer.

Know Your Needs

Part of the process of acquiring your metal building is knowing the type of surface where the unit will be installed. Most of our customers prefer to have their buildings installed on concrete slabs. These aren’t required for all the buildings we offer, unless you’re want something wider than 30 feet; leveled ground may be another option. We also know how much concrete can cost, and that’s why our concrete anchors are INCLUDED in your order. That means you’ll also get our 90-mph wind warranty, because you’ll have the anchors needed for it.

Of course, many of our customers are creative when designing their concrete slab. We’ve seen customers add various kinds of ramps for their vehicles, which is pretty nice if you ask us. Remember, your metal building will be built to meet your special needs.

This 24′W × 41′L × 10′H metal garage is a great example of customization a metal building and all the options you might want to consider:

  • (2) 10’x8′ Roll-Up Doors
  • Walk-In Door (36″x80″)
  • (8) Windows

The windows, in this case, are an affordable option for illumination; this building comes with eight of them. If you like the design and dimensions of this building but you’re not really feeling the colors, there’s absolutely no need to stick with the same ones. We offer thirteen colors for you to choose from at no extra cost.

Have a different idea? Perhaps you’re looking to make your building taller, for your bigger toys? Then talk to us! Give us a call at 866-730-9865 and get your personalized quote today for FREE! Want to see our buildings in person? Call us now and ask for your local dealer. We’re now offering rent-to-own in all our service areas too. Talk to one of our experts and get your order started!

Standard is Not Basic

Our triple-wide units – ranging from 26’ to 30’ in width – have been very popular this year. You can use one of these as a big garage if you have multiple vehicles or even as your own shop where you can work on your vehicles.

One of the biggest confusions we’ve seen throughout the years is that many of our customers assume that, because the width of the unit overpasses the standard size, it isn’t eligible for a Standard roof. Well, this is completely FALSE. Any unit that’s under 30’ in width has the option to go for a Standard roof, keeping in mind that our Standard roof is the most economical choice (since it’s included in the base price). However, once a unit overpasses 30’ in width, then it’s considered a Wide Span, meaning it must have a Vertical roof.

This 30’W x 51’L x 12’H Standard triple-wide unit is a great example of what we’re talking about:

  • 12’x12′ Roll-Up Door
  • Walk-In Door
  • 2 – Windows
  • L-Brackets

Although this roof option is one of the most affordable ones, it might not be the best when it comes to areas that received a large amount of snowfall every year. The reason is that snow and other natural elements will not slide off the Standard roof like on a Vertical roof, so you will have to make sure that there’s no snow building that could make the roof collapse beneath the added weight. Nevertheless, if you live in a dry area where snow is not a concern, then this might be the roof choice for you!

There are endless ways to customize your meal building – and with the help of our experts, you can find the metal building of your dreams! Call us now for a FREE estimate! And don’t forget to ask about our financing options!

Cut off Times

We are entering that time of the year again when the weather starts dropping, the snow starts coming and we make our cut off dates.

What are cut off dates?

They are the time frame where we will be halting delivery on units in certain regions.

Why cut off dates?

Because although we would love to take care of customers 365 days a year, it’s highly unlikely due to the weather variables that are far beyond our control.

When do we start delivering again?

We will start up in full steam in the spring delivering and installing new units.

What states have been cut off for 2018?

October 15 – Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, and New Jersey.

September 27 – New York

No longer servicing Massachusetts as of 9/21/2018

November 19 – Wisconsin, Minnesota, Upper Michigan


We can’t wait to get started installing your buildings in the spring. Take care, everyone!

Your Classic Protection, for the Lowest Price

Protecting your belongings from the weather is an investment that should be easily affordable and provide the strength and durability you’re looking for. And you should add engineer-certification and a one-year workmanship warranty to those great qualities to ensure your metal building can go through all four seasons! That’s why American Steel Carports stands out from the rest: for delivering sturdy, durable engineer-certified metal buildings for the right price!

Although we prioritize making custom metal buildings for everybody, that doesn’t take away from the strength, durability, and simplicity of any of our buildings. In fact, our standard buildings are among the most affordable options we have in the market. Take this 20′W × 21′L × 8′H standard metal building as an example:

Strong enough for your belongings or vehicles, and with thirteen colors to choose from, you can enhance this building according to your personal style. Side note: If you live in northern areas that get a lot of snow, this might not be your ideal type of roof. Want to know what’s a more appropriate choice? Learn more by clicking here.

Remember, all the buildings we present and publish on our social media pages are real customers’ metal buildings that were recently set up by our highly skilled installation teams. We hope that the blogs we publish can get started or help you visualize what you want. All these metal buildings can be customized to your needs.

Don’t wait too long! Give us a call TODAY and let one of our experts help you get started with a free quote! We’re now offering rent-to-own to all customers throughout our service areas! Get more information by giving us a call, or click here.

Keep Up with Fall’s Fashion

It looks like the new fashion goes way beyond the limit this year, or at least from what we’ve seen so far in metal buildings we recently installed. If you have read our previous blog post about this season, then you know what we’re talking about (lol!). If you haven’t, click here and feel free to get yourself up to date.

When we talk about customization, we don’t just mean the shape or size of the carport: we’re also talking about color combinations. Remember, the sides, roof, and trim can be in different colors.

Did you know we offer colored roll-up doors?

That’s right! You can add more color to your building with our colored roll-up doors. With more than 30 different colors to choose from, you can give your building a special touch! Please be aware that colored roll-up doors come with an additional price.

Take this 18’W x 21’L x 8’H metal building as an example:

  • 14-Gauge Galvanized Tubing
  • A-Frame Vertical
  • Horizontal Sides & Ends
  • 9’x7′ Roll-Up Door (Continental Brown)
  • Walk-In Door
  • Window

Feeling inspired? Call us today for a FREE estimate. Let our experts assist you in customizing the BEST structure within your BUDGET. Remember, delivery and installation is included on your level land or concrete pad!

Fall Season

The temperature is dropping, and Halloween and Thanksgiving are right around the corner. Shades of brown and orange are all over and as trendy as always for this time of year! The fall season is making itself felt. Well, at least it is in Texas. Of course, not everything is about being super fashionable and staying on top on what’s trending. The downside of fall is the leaves everywhere.

Watching leaves change color as the weather transitions can be a pleasant experience for some people, especially those who enjoy outdoor photography. That contrasting orange background makes for some amazing pics. However, did you know that leaves can damage vehicles? As crazy as it sounds, leaves left to sit on vehicles for long periods can destroy the paint! Most experts and care-car gurus recommend keeping your vehicles safely parked beneath some kind of structure that will protect against leaves and other tree debris. Have you thought about building a metal carport? Why don’t we show you how a new carport can protect your vehicles during fall? Take a look at this 18’W x 31’L x 10’H example:

This metal carport will definitely help you keep your vehicles protected throughout both fall and winter. Our vertical roof allows natural elements such as leaves, water, debris, and snow to slide off easily. Unlike other types of roof styles, our design eliminates the need for constant maintenance. In addition, this building is rocking the fall colors! If you’re all about fashion, then make a statement by adding a three-color carport to your property (rawhide sides, earth brown roof, and evergreen trim).

Let’s get you what you’re looking for! Give us a call now, and ask to speak with one of our sales representatives. We will help you build the structure of your dreams just in time for fall and winter. Don’t forget to ask about our available financing options.

Tips to Consider Before Purchasing a Metal Building

Metal sheds and garages are perfect for storing belongings and getting rid of clutter. In addition to serving those and many other functions, metal buildings come in a wide array of options and appearances that look great on any property. When acquiring a shed, you want to make sure that you choose the most effective option for your purpose and space. These tips will help you get the most out of your new structure.

Consider Your Purpose – Before jumping into sizes, you should think about exactly how you will use your metal building, both now and in the future. Are you looking for a storage area, a garage, or perhaps a workshop? The use will determine the size and type of structure to fit your needs. We offer many varieties of steel buildings that are excellent for many purposes. For example:

  • Garages are a fast and economical way to house vehicles and toys.
  • Workshops come in a range of sizes and are great for craftsmen and builders.
  • Mini storage units are useful investments for those who live in neighborhoods and need more than garages for storage. Such storage units are small enough to keep in your backyard and, with a permit, can be installed wherever you desire. Additional storage for items such as bikes, fishing gear, and pet food frees up space in your garage. To make for an even more attractive structure, you can add a small porch and even hang plants from the roof.

Think Durability – Very few regions experience little change between the seasons. Indeed, many climates deal with long periods of extreme heat or cold and all manner of weather phenomena. In order to choose the best metal building, you need to consider your environment. Metal buildings can be specifically constructed to withstand snow, heatwaves, wind, and other conditions.

Make It Easy – Metal buildings don’t need to be complicated or difficult to understand. Although we sometimes go over the top regarding customization, manufacturing a standard building is easy. Remember that every single one of our buildings can be customized to serve your exact needs and likes, no matter how simple or complex.

Safety First – If you live in a windy area, then we highly suggest purchasing our 90-mph wind warranty. Depending on the surface of your installation site, we have packages that will help your metal building withstand those strong winds. Whether we use mobile home anchors or concrete anchors, we will make sure that your building stays sturdy for a very long time.

Choose a Good Site or Solid Foundation – Choosing a level area for your metal building will improve its appearance and keep it sold and sturdy for years to come. Also, be sure that your construction site is dry; this will prevent the foundation from shifting and stop mold and mildew from growing. For optimal performance, your building should be placed on a solid concrete foundation; however, that feature is totally optional.

If you really know what you’re looking for and follow the right procedures to get it, then owning a steel building can be a great experience. When you begin your next big investment, keep these important facts and tips in mind to ensure that you’ll spend the following decades enjoying your ideal metal structure.

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!