Have you ever wanted to have the best of both worlds: a carport AND a storage shed in one? Well, now you can, with the Double Carport/Storage Shed Combo.
The Double Carport/Storage Shed Combo can be modified to fit whatever parking and combined storage needs that may arise. Many other optional features are available to customize the look and enhance the durability of your Double Carport/Storage Shed Combo. For example, optional side panels and gable ends that come down a few feet from the roof for a little more protection and more finished look, and they add stability to the unit. L-trim is used to protect you and your family from the exposed edge of the steel, but J-trim is available as an option for an even more finished look.
The Double Carport/Storage Shed Combo is available in many different sizes and configurations by combining two vertical carports. Vertical carports range from 12′ wide by 21′ long — perfect for one average-sized vehicle with room to comfortably get around it — to 24′ wide by 41′ long, which can comfortably fit two large vehicles with plenty of room to spare. It ranges in height from 7′ to 12′ tall, so even your largest truck, SUV, or van should have plenty of clearance. It’s constructed with 14 gauge galvanized steel framing with center bracing, and 29 gauge metal roofing. All base units have legs spread 5′ on center or less, and four 2′ corner braces for added strength and stability. Concrete or rebar anchors are included.
When built and installed properly, the Double Carport/Storage Shed Combo is rated to handle up to 35 pounds per square foot (psf) snow load. That’s generally more than enough to handle any storm we see in the United States as it allows for nearly two feet of the heaviest, wettest snow you can imagine. Of course, if Mother Nature decides to nail us with something awful, you may want to go out and rake some snow off your Vertical Combo’s roof. Of course, this will be a breeze since its vertically-installed roof panels make it much easier for snow and ice to slide right off, while also enhancing structural stability and looking even nicer.
The Double Carport/Storage Shed Combo is also rated to withstand winds up to 140 miles per hour, which will hopefully outlast any storm you ever have to face. It’s important to note that stability in heavy winds depends on the carport being installed properly, preferably on a concrete footing and with a full bracing package, which is an optional purchase. That purchase can pay for itself in a few seconds if a heavy gust of wind comes through and your Vertical Combo stays put. Other optional upgrades for added strength and stability include 12 gauge framing, extra panels, extra roof bows, and welded trusses.
If you’re not sure this is the carport for you, check out our carports structure guide for more detailed information. You can also reference our Frequently Asked Questions to see if your question has already been answered. And, if you still need assistance, contact our prefabricated steel carport combo experts, who will be happy to help.