Advantages of Living in a Tiny House: A Simple Life in Metal Building

Do you dream of a simpler life? Life free of chaos, fewer bills, no mortgage, a life where you can be free to enjoy life more and worry a little less about the daily grind. Maybe a tiny house is for you. There are thousands of people who have joined the tiny house movement. So many in fact that they have TV shows dedicated to tiny house living and tiny metal building.

So what is all the hype about? Here are five advantages to living the tiny house dream and how you can achieve a simpler life using a metal building.

Travel and Metal Building

If you enjoy traveling and not being tied to one location, then a tiny house might be the perfect solution for you. Enabling your tiny home to be portable is one of the benefits of owning a tiny home. Not every tiny home needs to be hitch enabled, but if this feature suits your needs, then you should utilize it.

Consider buying a metal building for your tiny house, as they are lighter than other options for a tiny house. You may not want to move your tiny house on a regular basis. However, prefabricated metal buildings are up to 30% lighter than wooden buildings and therefore easier to move to another location if you so choose.

Having a mobile tiny house is a huge benefit.  

Cost

Tiny houses are a fraction of the cost of a traditional home for the design and building materials. When living in a tiny house, you also consume less energy, and expenses are lower as well because the space you are living in is smaller.

When considering what type of materials to use to construct your tiny house, or what kind of building to make into a tiny house, metal should be at the top of your list. Metal buildings may cost a little more upfront, but it’s an investment that will pay off. The cost of upkeep and maintenance that you would spend on other materials used in the construction of tiny houses will surpass what you pay on a metal building.

If you use a metal building for your tiny house, it will require less repair and maintenance over the years, saving you money, which is the point of owning a tiny house.

If you are in the market for a tiny house, visit carportus.com and check out our custom build page to discover the many colors available in our metal buildings. CarportUs.com allows you to add windows, doors, and choose a variety of different colors

Decluttered Living

Living in a tiny house allows you a chance to get rid of all of the junk that you may have accumulated over the years in your traditional home and adapt to living with just the things that you need.  Moving all of your belongings into a tiny house gives you a chance to decide what really matters to you.

Environmentally Friendly

Living in a small space like a tiny house allows you to experiment with other factors of environmental-friendliness like solar power, recycling rainwater, composting, and other environmental measures for sustainability.

In addition to the sustainability of the added features of your tiny house, using metal buildings for your tiny house are incredibly environmentally friendly, as they are made from recycled materials. And when your tiny home has come to the end of its life your tiny home can be recycled and turned into something new.

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Spend Less on Decorating and Cleaning

We all love putting our personal touches on our homes, but owning a smaller space like a tiny home gives us a smaller canvas to work therefore you will spend less money on decorations. You will also have less room for storage and will be a little more protective over what you purchase and what goes into that storage space.

Having fewer things in your tiny home means fewer things to clean. Going from a large traditional home to a tiny home will free up a lot of your time to do the things that you want to do. You will spend less time cleaning and more time doing what you love.

CarportUS.com

Are you ready to begin your tiny home adventure? Visit CarportUS.com to view the selection of metal buildings we have available. CarportUS.com offers free delivery and installation. We have a wide variety of customizations available as well. There is no end to how you can outfit your tiny home. If you have any questions about metal buildings or need any help, we are always here to meet any of your metal building and carport needs.

Top Metal Carport Purchasing Mistakes

.There is a lot of information available about metal carports and metal buildings. When you are in the market to purchase a metal carport or metal building you want to make sure you are buying the right product that fit your needs.

At CarportUs.com we have a wide variety of metal carports, metal buildings, RV carports, and commercial Metal Carport buildings that will suit all of your carports needs no matter what they are. All of our metal buildings come with free delivery and installation and are American made.

However, there are some items you need to keep in mind when you are shopping for a metal carport or metal building and believe it not; there are mistakes that can be made when investing in a metal carport. This article will cover some of the top mistakes you will want to avoid when you are shopping for your next metal carport.  

The Wrong Carport

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when buying a metal carport is buying the wrong carport to Metal Carport suit their needs. This may seem like a very simple mistake and one that is easily avoidable. However, if you do not ask yourself the proper questions and assess your needs, both currently as well as what your future needs may be, you may very well end up in the same situation. You can use the following list as a jumping off point, to assess what your need truly is, and what kind of metal carport may serve your needs both now and in the future.  

  • What purpose will the metal carport or metal building serve?
  • How Big the metal building do you need?
  • What kind of doors will my metal building need?
  • Will I enclose my metal carport?
  • How tall does my metal carport or metal building need to be?
  • Will I ever need to expand my metal building or carport?
  • What colors will look best?
  • What roof pitch will work best for my climate?
  • Do I need a permit?
  • Does the metal carport need to sit on concrete?

 

Answering some of these questions will help you begin to narrow down your metal carport needs, but this not meant to be an exhaustive list. Continue to explore more questions and features to meet your needs best.

Metal Carport Costs

CarportUS - Carport A FrameThere are costs associated with buying a new metal carport. However, it is an investment worth the money when you are protecting your cars, RV, livestock or anything else you plan to place inside. Carportus.com provides free delivery and free installation which takes a great deal of burden off of the buyer. CarportUs.com also provides financing options. Some other aftermarket or add-on costs associated with metal carports would include:

  • Additional doors
  • Electricity
  • Plumbing
  • Insulation
  • Addition features

Cheaping Out  or Impulse Buying

Just like with anything that you buy, don’t settle for the cheapest thing just because it’s a good deal. Don’t stop your research at price and size comparisons alone. Compare that data along with all of the other features of the metal carports and metal buildings to find the true value of the building.

Purchasing a metal carport or metal building on impulse is a bad decision. You will often end up buying the wrong building to suit your needs, as you didn’t have time to consider what your needs were.

Due Diligence

Not doing your “homework” on the company you plan to purchase your metal carport or metal buildingCarport US - Garage Vertical from is a mistake. You want a company that you can trust. CarportUS.com has been in the construction and general contractor business for 22 years. CarportUS.com manufactures quality designed steel structures that are built to last!

Before you purchase your metal carport from a company you should know the following about the company:

  • How long has the company been in business?
  • Do they only make carports?
  • Are they knowledgeable about their products?
  • How is their customer service?
  • What is the product guarantee?

If you ever have any questions about any of our products at CarportUS.com, we welcome you to call us anytime so that we can help you with any of your metal carport needs.

Permits

Garage - Metal Carport Another mistake that people often make is failing to get permits, checking zoning rules, and checking with homeowners associations.

Often, if you live in more populated areas,  zoning rules exist. For example, the limit the size and appearance of structures on the property and need to be adhered to. Some states require special plans and blueprints. Therefore, ensuring your metal structure is sound and will withstand certain weather conditions in the area.  Researching and following the guidelines and rules ahead of time will save you a lot of time and money.

CarportUS.com

CarportUS.com has a wide selection of metal carports, metal garages, and metal buildings for you to choose from. We are here to help guide you through your metal carport buying process to ensure you won’t make any mistakes and that you will invest in the best metal carport to meet all of your needs now and for your future needs.

Carport Design Options To Suit Your Needs

Are you searching for a custom carport solution to store your RV, create a workshop, park your vehicles, or perhaps even construct a barn to house your livestock? There are a wide variety of metal structure options available to meet your storage and vehicle needs available at CarportUs.com. Also, we feature a free carport design feature to custom design your own carport.

Each metal structure and carport serves a specific purpose and can be fully customized to meet your individual needs. In this article, we discuss our carport, RV carportCombo, Garage and Barn Designs.

Carport Designs

Standard Carport

The standard carport is a simple, yet effective design that will keep your vehicles protected from the elements. It is a cost-effective solution for your carport needs and comes with a 1-year warranty, a 10-year panel warranty, and a 20-year rust warranty. As well as free delivery and free installation. Carport Design visualizer available today on

Boxed Eave Carport

The boxed eave carport is very similar to a standard carport. However, the style in the boxed eave carport is more along the lines of a traditional home style and therefore blends in with well with home designs and makes this a desirable model. Many features can be added to this carport, including additional panels which adds protection for an even more finished look. Visit our optional feature page for more information.

Vertical Roof Carport

The vertical roof carport is similar in appearance to the boxed eave carport. However, this carport has the strength and durability to withstand the elements such as heavy rain and snow. The construction of the vertical roof panels allows for little accumulation to build up. If you live in an area where the weather is a factor, you might consider spending a little extra money on a carport structure such as a vertical roof carport.

RV Carport Designs

Boxed Eave RV Carport

Purchasing a boxed eave RV carport is an economical solution to your RV carport needs and provides you with an RV Carport that looks similar to the roof design of your home. Even more, adding sides to your boxed eave carport allows for additional protection from the elements.

 

Verticle Roof RV Carport

Designed to be stronger than the boxed eave RV carport, as with the carport verticle roof design, water, snow, and ice will not build up on this roof. The verticle roof RV Carport is a solid design and a great way to protect your RV throughout the year. As with all of our carports, consider customizing your RV carport for additional protection and features by visiting our optional feature page.

Combo Designs

Double Carport Storage Shed Combo – Verticle

This unit is big enough to park two vehicles and tall enough for SUVs or pick-ups trucks. The storage area in the back is large enough for lawn equipment or even a motorcycle! The verticle design of the roof is strong, durable and designed to look nice with your home. The verticle design of the roof panels will keep the snow, ice, and water from accumulating.

Garage Designs

Standard Garage

Standard garages are available and are a very economical option for a fully enclosed storage space. We build our standard garages using our standard carport design and then fully enclose it with matching side panels and then add your choice of doors.

Boxed Eave Garage

Boxed Eave garages are available and are built on the boxed eave carport design. There are many options available for the boxed eave garage design to make this design truly work for your needs.

Verticle Garage

Our vertical garages are designed to be strong and durable, just like with other verticle roof designs. If you live in a region, that experiences a lot of bad weather like heavy rain or snow. Hence, a verticle roof design may be the decision for you. Our garages are fully customizable with windows and doors. Visit our optional feature page for more information.

Barns

Boxed Eave Barns

An amazing and economical feature for your farm, the boxed eave barn is a complimentary style and is fully customizable. You can add features that will include tack rooms, stalls and more. Our Horse barns are delivered and installed for free and come with a 20-year rust free warranty.

Vertical Roof Barn

The same amazing features as with the boxed eave barn except the vertical roof provides a stronger and more durable roof that withstands the weather conditions of snowy and rainy winter seasons. Furthermore, you can customize these barns to suit your needs. The verticle roof barn is incredibly popular as it mimics the roof line of many homes and blends in well.  You can use Barns in a multitude of ways. Add on a garage area, covered picnic area, play area. Your options are endless.

Additional Features

As you are designing your carport begin to think about how you will utilize the space and how it will best serve you and your family, what can you add that will make it suit your needs?

Make sure your visit our Optional Features Page so you can get some ideas on what you can add to your design to make your carport, barn, or garage work for you.

Finally, At CarportUs.com we will forward to helping you with all of your carport needs.

 

 

 

 

 

9 Creative Uses for Metal Carports

Metal carports are everywhere. If you have ever paid attention while driving, you may have noticed just how many people own a metal carport. They use it to protect their cars, boats, RV’s or other toys.

However, Metal carports come in many shapes and sizes and thinking outside the box can produce some great ideas. The possibilities for the life of the metal carport are endless.

Let’s get creative and discover just how many uses the metal carport has.

Metal Carport Storage Shed

Whether you have a garage or not, a metal carport is a great solution for extra storage space. There are plenty of models available that will allow for a little extra space or a lot of extra space. Adding a metal carport to your property is a great option for storing lawn tools, bikes, seasonal items and anything else that you want to protect.

Metal Carport Animal Barn

Some people may not have considered a carport a valid option for an animal shelter. However, metal carports are incredibly cost-effective in comparison to barns. There are many styles and sizes available and are an excellent option for animals to take shelter.  Also, you can outfit your metal carport with added insulation to help keep your metal carport warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Metal Carport Farming Barn

Utilizing a metal carport as a shelter for agricultural farming needs is an amazing solution. Metal carports are already designed to protect vehicles such as tractors from the elements, but by adding additional features to your carport to support other equipment and farming products, you can turn your carport into an agricultural support center.

Carport Canopy, Deck, Garden Cover

Metal carports provide a great solution to escaping the sun. When you incorporate them into spaces like your deck area, around your BBQ, or incorporate a metal carport near your pool, you are providing a lasting structure that creates shade where you need it.

Consider adding a smaller metal carport to a larger garden space or backyard area to create a space where people can gather and relax in the shade, enjoying the flowers, pool, or outdoors. Consider creating a picnic area for family gatherings. Your options are endless.

Carport Pavillion

Adding a metal carport to the outside space at office provides employees with a place to gather for lunch, employee break time, work gatherings and more. Investing in a metal carport instead of a wooden structure is more cost effective. Metal carports will last longer, won’t rot and doesn’t require the upkeep and maintenance that wood does.

It is reported that Businesses that provide their employees with a place to gather outside are shown to have reduced stress, sharper thinking, and a boost in creativity.

Metal Carport Greenhouse

If you have an older metal carport that you have outgrown and are trying to find a creative solution for the carport, and also have a green thumb, you could consider transforming your carport into a greenhouse. The carport is warm and with proper outfitting would be perfect for growing and protecting plant life.

Metal Carport Outdoor Workspace

Perhaps one of the most obvious choices for a metal carport would be to utilize the space as an outdoor workspace or workshop. If you need to find a workspace solution for a hobby that you have taken up that gets you out of your home, basement, or garage and need to invest in additional space, a carport is a great option. Some metal carports have endless options, fully enclosed with room for vehicles and workspaces. The choice is yours. Whatever you decide, we will protect your hobby and work from the elements.

Metal Carport Public Shade

Using a metal carport to provide public shade is an excellent and cost-effective option. Apartment complexes, parks, and other areas and businesses that need to provide shaded areas that will withstand the test of time. Depending on the elements, probably you should consider highly rated metal carports for purposes of longevity and value.

CarportUS.com has a variety of options to choose from that are made from 14 gauge galvanized steel framing with 29 gauge metal roofing. The structures are made to withstand 140 mph windspeeds with snow loads up to 35 pounds per square foot.  Hence, they are built to last and of course offer much-needed shade.

Metal Carport Over Events

Believe it or not; metal carports have been used to cover batting cages, provide shade to fans in the stands of ball games, cover outdoor entertainment areas, provide areas for those that need a man cave (or woman cave), allow for an arts and crafts space, and more. If you can dream it, it’s possible.

CarportUs.com offers a variety of metal RV carports in all sizes that are sure to fit your budget and needs. We also offer free delivery and free installation. This is done by professionals so you can rest sure that your structure is secure and proper.

Top 5 Advantages of Metal RV Carports

You have invested a lot of time and money into your RV, protecting it from the elements should be a top priority. Metal RV carports offer some great advantages to protecting your RV throughout the seasons and are a wise investment in furthering the life of your recreational vehicle.

There are many different styles of metal RV carports and RV shelters available.  Also, there are many different price points, however, knowing the exact benefits of owning a metal RV carport may help you in your buying decision. Below we will cover the top five advantages to owning a metal RV carport.

Protection from the Elements  

A metal RV carport or RV shelter can help protect your RV. Harmful UV rays can damage both the interior and the exterior of your RV. An RV that is left to sit unprotected all year long in the harsh sun starts to feel the effects through faded paint. You may also see peeling decals and cracked vinyl. UV rays also affect the interior dashboard, upholstery and more. A metal RV carport also offers superior protection from harsh weather throughout the year. Things such as snow buildup on roofs, hail or other damaging weather that could be a potential hazard to your investment.

Saves you Time

Having a custom built metal RV carport offers convenience like no other option. You may be covering your RV with an RV cover which offers a certain level of protection. However, there are drawbacks to that option. Utilizing an RV cover over time is exhausting for those involved and time-consuming. A standard cover can also rub and scratch in the wind and weather causing unnecessary wear and tear on the exterior of your RV, resulting in faded paint and peeling decals. Also, condensation can build up in slideouts and awnings causing mildew issues. Imagine being able to back your RV right into your carport and not having to deal with the hassle and hours it takes to cover your vehicle.  

Durability and Strength

Metal RV carports are durable and are built to last. 14 gauge galvanized steel framing with 29 gauge metal roofing is standard on all RV carports built by CarportUS.com. The structures are made to withstand 140 mph windspeeds with snow loads up to 35 pounds per square foot.  Also, metal RV carports do not have the disadvantages that wooden structures have such as termites, dry rot, warping, or fire risk. You are able to provide superior protection to your vehicle with a quality structure. Furthermore you can keep the UV rays off of the roof, paint, and decals, and out of the interior.  

Versatility and Options

Metal RV carports come in a variety of sizes to fit your RV needs. Structures can be custom built to fully enclose your RV, or offer various door and side options. We also offer storage and shed options for additional space, or work and playspace. These features are completely up to you and how you feel you can best optimize your carport.  

There are also plenty of roof options to consider for those that live in a rainy or snowy climate. You can also use your space not only for an RV but for other vehicles. Boats, motorcycles and anything else that you may need to be protected from the elements.  Another consideration when weighing the benefits of purchasing an RV carport. Since the structure can be used for vehicles other than an RV, is that adding an RV carport to your property may increase the value of your home if you intend to sell your property some day.

Cost Effective

Investing in a metal RV carport offers you more savings long term. You may not be able to pay for a carport in one payment. However, there are financing options available. Investing in an RV carport will offer you many more benefits over the life of your vehicle. It is also a less expensive option than renting a covered storage space which can often be over $100 a month.

Don’t forget the money that you spend on the carport is an investment in protecting your vehicle from damage. If you protect your RV from the elements, you will save yourself money in RV repairs.

In Conclusion

You should be spending more time out on the open road, and less time making repairs due to your RV being exposed to the elements. The average RV owner spends thousands of dollars a year on damages due to RV exposure. If you’re covering your RV with a standard RV cover, it’s time you upgrade, and if you’ve been considering a metal RV carport, it’s time you decide to protect your investment and contact CarportUS.com.

CarportUs.com offers a variety of metal RV carports in all sizes that are sure to fit your budget and RV needs. We also offer free delivery and free installation. Rest assured that your structure will be installed secure and proper by professionals.   

Metal Carport vs. Wood Carport

The carport has been around for one hundred years and is a great way to protect not only your cars but motorcycles.  Also includes boats, and other vehicles that need shelter from the elements. You have undoubtedly invested a lot of money into your vehicles and protecting them from damage is a top priority.

The carport is a great cost-effective way to achieve the protection you are looking for in a structure. However, there are countless options available. From metal carports to wood it can often be difficult to figure out which option is best suited for your needs.

In this article, we will compare both metal carports and wood carports to assess the pros and cons of each.

Metal Carport

Carports offer some great advantages in protecting your vehicles throughout the years and are a great investment in furthering the life of your vehicles. You may find that both metal and wood carports carry some of the same advantages, but one list far outweighs the other.  

Advantages

  • Durability – Metal carports are highly durable and will remain in place for many years. All CarportsUS.com carports are built with strong 14 gauge galvanized steel framing with center bracing and 29 gauge metal roofing.
    • Metal structures, unlike wooden ones, do not easily break or risk damages from termites, or dry rot.
    • Metal structures will withstand fire in the event one occurs, unlike a wooden structure.
    • Metal structures are low maintenance and don’t require the upkeep that wooden structures do. There is no painting, staining, and varnishing that need to take place.
  • Protection – Metal carports protect your vehicles from the elements, and help prevent fading of your vehicle’s interior and exterior, as well as protection from hail, snow, and other weather conditions.
  • Save Time – If you are currently protecting your vehicle or vehicles with car covers or tarps then investing in a car carport will save you a lot of time. Being able to pull into your carport and not have to struggle to cover your vehicle or other investments with covers will save you a lot of time.
  • Save Money – There is a cost upfront that you may or may not need to finance. However, the long-term savings you experience in the protection of your property is where the real advantage lies. Having your vehicles exposed to the elements all year long has a huge impact on how much you spend on repairs to your cars as well as other vehicles you may need to protect.

The disadvantages to owning a metal carport are ones that we have already thought of and eliminated so that you would have nothing standing in your way of deciding to protect your vehicle with a carport from CarportUS.com

Disadvantages

  • Complicated construction –  Metal carports can be more complicated to install than wooden carports. However, we offer free delivery and installation by trained professionals.
  • Limited Design – As you can see from our website, we offer an incredibly large variety of design options ranging in sizes from 12’ to 30’ wide and from 21’ to 51’ long and accommodating up to three vehicles with room to spare.
  • Rust – Metal is known to rust. However, we offer a 20-year guarantee against rust on all structures under 31’.

Wooden Carport

The wooden carport is a common feature in a lot of homes and provides for easy and convenient storage space. The following are the advantages and disadvantages of the wooden carport.

Advantages

  • Easy construction – wood is lightweight and easy to construct and work with. Often people prefer to build with wood because they feel they have more design options.
  • Protection – Wooden carports also offers protection from the elements, preventing fading of your vehicle’s interior and exterior as well as protection from hail, snow, and other weather conditions.
  • Save Time – If you are currently protecting your vehicle or vehicles with car covers or tarps then investing in a car carport will save you a lot of time. Being able to pull into your carport and cover your vehicle saves a lot of time.

Disadvantages

  • Environmental – Wood tends to rot, become invested with termites if not treated properly, break, or chip.
  • Fire – As with any wooden structure if there is a fire it would be a total loss.
  • High Maintenance – Wooden structures require maintenance including varnishing, painting and other upkeep to maintain.

 

In Conclusion

Protecting your investments with the proper carport will extend the life of your vehicles and save you money.

CarportUs.com offers a variety of metal carports in all sizes that are sure to fit your budget and needs. We also offer free delivery and free installation, by trained professionals. Contact us today!