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What is a Carport, and What Are the Benefits of Investing in One?

Have you ever wondered exactly what a carport is? According to Merriam-Webster, it’s a shelter for a car that has open sides and is usually attached to the side of a building. The attention-getter here is “shelter for a car.”

What Type of Protection Can a Carport Offer?

If look at our vehicles, we can ask first of all, what do we want to protect them from? The number one kind of protection is against UV exposure. As you know, sunlight can be extremely damaging to vehicles. In addition, rain can be a problem if don’t want to get wet the moment you get out of your vehicle. Snow is annoying when it gets inside vehicles and when you’re in a hurry but your windshield is completely covered in it. Dirt might not seem like a big deal, but a carport can definitely keep your vehicle clean for a longer time.

See how convenient a metal carport can be? Although a carport can be made of many materials, particularly the roof, American Steel Carports will provide you with galvanized steel construction.

What does that mean?

Galvanized steel carports effectively resist rust, corrosion, and chipping. We offer two both 12- and 14-gauge, with a one-year workmanship on both a 20-year warranty on rust-through of the framing for 12-gauge (heavy-duty) offering. Both are capable of resisting winds of up to 90 mph if you purchase the required anchors, and are certified for 30 PSF snow loads. These metal carports ensure reliable protection and versatility.

Why versatile?

The basic structure of all our metal buildings is indeed a carport. But when you take a regular carport and add an enclosure, roll-up doors, and windows, it’s no longer called a carport. It’s now just a metal garage. And when you have a metal garage and add a two lean-tos on each side, it’s no longer longer a garage but an agricultural metal barn. And going back to our original carport, if we make it 14 feet tall and enclose the sides but leave both ends open, it’s now called an RV cover.

Do you see how everything relates? Well, now you know what the word carport means, how everything else is based on carports, and some of the benefits they offer. Place your trust in a company that has been in this industry for twenty years, a company that knows how to deliver a great experience when it comes to installation. Don’t trust just any company: put your trust in American Steel Carports! Give us a call now and let one of our experts help you with any questions or concerns you have. Don’t forget to check out our products page for more pictures and information.