Carport/Garage Combo Kits – Structure Guide
Metal Carport/Garage Combo Kits: The Best of Both Worlds!
Have you ever found yourself wondering, “should I get a carport or a shed?” Have you ever wished your carport had a bit more shelter available or wished you could lock something up in your carport?
What you’re describing — whether you realize it or not — is a combo structure.
These unique, highly functional prefabricated building designs incorporate aspects of both carports and storage sheds or garages to create a perfect balance between simplicity and functionality. Usually consisting of an open-sided carport attached to a small, fully enclosed shed, these steel combo units provide the perfect combination of access and protection to care for all your prized possessions.
Why do you need a combo storage building?
While carports can be very versatile and have a lot to offer, there’s no getting around the fact that you can’t keep anyone out from under your carport if they want to get in there. Likewise, if you’d like to have a convenient sunshade or shelter from the rain when you’re entertaining guests, it’s probably not going to work well to force everyone inside your storage shed.
That’s why a combo carports can be so beneficial. It can offer the best of both worlds: open access and versatility under the carport, and secure protection in the enclosed shed.
What’s more, if you already have two structures on your property to offer these benefits, a combo unit can pull them together on an overall smaller footprint to leave more room for other things.
To see all the different variations available in prefabricated combo kits, view our catalogue!
How to choose the right combo kit for your needs
Choosing the right combo building comes down to understanding what you want and need out of a prefabricated structure. As noted above, if you’re just looking to protect your car or other items from the worst of the rain and snow, a carport will do that for you. It’s going to be less expensive than a larger combo unit and much quicker to build. You just need to determine what size you need, then consider color, style, and materials based on your preferences.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for a perfect mix of the form and function of both a carport and a storage shed, a prefab combo building is your best option.
Should you order a DIY carport combo building kit or hire a professional?
While it is possible to save a little money ordering a do-it-yourself steel building kit off of Amazon and having it shipped to your house, we’ve found that a lot of business owners underestimate the time and labor required to properly construct a quality prefab building. Additionally, the cost of shipping is probably going to be substantial, since the kit you receive is going to be very heavy.
In our professional opinion, your best option is to let a team of professionals handle delivery and installation of your new combo unit for you. And, that’s not just because Carport US offers some of the best installation services in the nation, absolutely FREE with your purchase of any storage building. It’s also because we’ve been to many properties over the years where the owners have gotten a DIY kit partially erected before throwing in the towel and calling for help. Or, they’ve completed a DIY kit, but then needed to call us in to install the replacement that they had to buy when their “project building” collapsed.
To get a high-quality combo structure on your property that’s going to stand the test of time and function well for the price, you should really have a professional install it for you.
What to look for in a prefabricated combo builder
The most important factor you’ll want to consider when searching for a prefabricated storage structure builder is an experience.
And, that’s not just a matter of how many years a given contractor has been putting up steel structures. Years of general experience is important, but experience with the particular kits and materials you’ve selected is even more important to ensuring the success of a project.
If you hire an installer who’s put up a hundred carports, but hand him a design or set of materials he’s never worked with before, he only has a slight advantage over your mailman or hairdresser when it comes to constructing that combo structure. There’s bound to be a lot of trial and error and he’s not going to be as fast or efficient as usual.
On the other hand, a contractor who’s put up a hundred combo units identical to the one you’ve ordered is going to be able to hit the ground running and not look back. You’ll have the best quality construction in the quickest turnaround time, and that means the highest customer satisfaction rating possible.
What makes CarportUS.com combo building kits the best in the business?
CarportUS.com may be a relatively new website, but the professionals behind it have decades of experience selling, installing, and maintaining steel storage buildings across the country. That’s why you can be confident that any combo building you purchase from CarportUS.com is going to be the very highest quality, delivered safely and securely, and installed by experts with loads of experience.
Our prefabricated metal combo units are rated to withstand winds up to 140 mph, and snow loads up to 35 pounds per square foot. Additional leg bracing, upgraded anchors, and other optional enhancements can extend that level of stability even further.
Our economical pricing and quick lead times are driving more and more customers to purchase our buildings as opposed to traditional red iron buildings. And, with 14 colors to choose from, we’re sure you’ll get exactly what you want.
If you find a combo structure in our catalog that you like, we’d be honored to deliver and install it ourselves at no extra charge. We’ve put up hundreds of metal combo structures all over the east coast, and we’re highly experienced with every kit we sell. Contact us to discuss your options is you have any questions at all.