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.  


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 and check out our custom build page to discover the many colors available in our metal buildings. 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.

Are you ready to begin your tiny home adventure? Visit to view the selection of metal buildings we have available. 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.

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 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.


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 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. 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. 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.

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.  


  • Durability – Metal carports are highly durable and will remain in place for many years. All 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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. 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!

Carport Designs That Can Make Your Home Look Better

Let’s face it. When you install a carport, what you generally get are four to 6 posts, a roof, and you are done. The use of a carport, after all, is to provide your vehicle with a roof and most carport designs that you find being sold do just that.

Mostly we want a carport that actually looks good and adds to the beauty of your home.  There are actually a few designs that you can find being sold in kits by manufacturers. There are also a few carport manufacturers that can customize your carport for you.  All you need to do is to come up with the design that you like. To help you come up with ideas, here are a few that might be worth looking into the following:

Industrial Style Carport 

If you have a rather modern looking house with glass and metal all around, you might want to consider. Your posts can be I-beams in black and your carport can have a high ceiling, kind of like what you would find in a loft apartment. You can then have clear or smoked polycarbonate roofing to tie in with the metal and glass design of your home. For a more industrial look, you can have a polished concrete floor for your carport or simply have gravel on it.

Pergola Style Carport

This is a carport that looks more like a garden feature than a carport. It is one that has posts that support an open lattice roof. Usually, pergolas have vines running through the lattice, which offer natural shade for the structure. For your pergola style carport, you can have clear polycarbonate roofing to allow sunlight in while still keeping your vehicle safe from rain and direct sunlight. You can also choose to have crossbeams instead of a lattice roof for your pergola carport.

Rustic Style Carport

Another idea you can go with when you want a carport design that helps enhance the look of your home is the rustic style carport. This is great if you have a rustic style home that uses dark wood and shingles for the roof.  You can use the same types of materials for this carport design, and you can make it look more rustic. Probably use stained wood pillars and crossbeams, stone base, and a lava stone driveway.

Red Brick Carport

Also, you can opt for a carport that looks like it was transported into the present from the 60’s. The posts can be made with red brick and the roof can be either shingles or shale. The flooring can be poured concrete or you can opt for gravel for a more laid-back and nostalgic look.  Another, you can opt for red clay shingles for the roof to give your carport a unified look.

These are just a few ideas that you can use to give your home a boost in the aesthetics department. Other ideas for great looking carport designs that you can use for your home include a carport with arched entryways, log-cabin inspired carports and modern carports with flat roofs and thin posts in monochromatic shades.

Why You Should Have Both Carport and Garage

When people think about protecting their car, they choose between a carport and a garage. The reason why the choice is either one or the other is that of space considerations. If you don’t have to worry about space, would you consider having only one of these two different car shelters or would you consider having both?

If space is not an issue when you are deciding between a carport and a garage, it might be to your advantage to have both. Why? Here are some reasons why:


  • You have a choice of car protection

    You can choose to park your car inside your garage or place it in your carport, depending on your plans. If you are planning on going out again, you can park your car in your carport to make it easier for you to move your car when you go. If you are settling in for the night, you can park your car in the garage where you can close the doors and keep your vehicle protected.

  • You can use your carport for other things while your car is protected at the same time 

    No need to expose your vehicle to the elements while you are using your carport for other things. You can keep your car safely in your garage while you use your carport for your garage sales, as a protective cover for your farmer’s market stall, or while it is being used as a canopy for your garden party.

  • You can park more than one vehicle safely 

    If your garage can only accommodate one vehicle at a time, there is no need to expose your other vehicle to the elements if you have a carport to keep it protected. Having a carport will allow you to park a vehicle in your garage while the other can be parked in your carport, keeping it out of the harmful UV rays of the sun and from the rain.

  • You have an extra roof that you can use for your other vehicles 

    A carport can be used for protecting more than just a car. It can be used to house an RV, motorcycles, bicycles, and other rides that you may have. It can even be used to cover vehicles you are repairing or modifying.

Having both gives you the benefits of both, which means, what one cannot provide the other can. If you are to check the pros of each one, you will find that the other provides you with what the other cannot. This gives you the best of both worlds, allowing you to have an all-encapsulating protection for your vehicle and another that allows for freedom of movement.

If you need a protective cover for your vehicle immediately, a carport is your best option. If you want protection for your car that is more substantial, you can have a garage built while you are using your carport to temporarily keep your vehicle out of the damaging effects of the weather. Once your garage is built, you can use your carport for other purposes.

How to Find the Best Carport Designs Online

Carport US - vertical carportsIf you are at your wits end in trying to think of a design for your carport that will complement your home, don’t panic. You can find a lot of inspiration from the internet. That’s right. You can find a lot of carport designs online, and this guide will help you locate the best ones for your needs.

How do you locate the best carport designs for your car and home from online sources? Well, the easiest thing for you to do is to use Google. You can simple search for carport designs and you will be given a long list of resources where you can find what you need.

Of course, when you search on Google, you will be given links to the “30 best carport designs” or “20 most stylish carport designs” that you will need to click to see if these are indeed what you are looking for. You may simply end up finding sites that don’t have what you are looking for.

To make things easier and to give you an idea as to how these designs look, what you need to do after you search for carport designs is to click on the word “images” near the top. This will give you images of carports that you can click on, and these have an option for you to click through to the sites that have more of these designs. You might even be redirected to a site that has construction plans for these carports or to a site that actually sells these.

Other Options for Finding the Best Carport Designs Online

Aside from Googling for these designs, you can also choose to go to Pinterest and search for ideas there. Pinterest is an image posting site that people use to compile images of things they are interested in. You will find lots of ideas here since a lot of people tend to repost images that others have already shared.

You may need to register to this social media site to gain access to what you want but it will give you more than just images of carport designs. You will find a lot of interesting stuff on this portal, even links that lead to detailed construction plans for these carports and instructions for DIYing these things. You can even share your own favorite carport images and get others to share more of the same with you.

Another social media platform that you can look through for inspiration when it comes to carport designs is Instagram. This online portal may not present as many images and ideas as Pinterest, but it does have a few accounts that post carport designs for you to look through. Simply use a hashtag term to find what you are looking for.

Other online resources that you can use to find the carport of your dreams include DIY sites, home improvement websites, and vehicle sites. You can also find a lot of ideas on carport selling sites that don’t just sell prefabricated carports. The options you have for finding the perfect carport designs for your home are numerous. You simply need to know where to look to find them.

Why Metal RV Carports Are Better Than Wood Carports

Carport US - Rv Cover Vertical-Deciding to build a carport for your RV is a good idea since an RV is one investment that you won’t want to deteriorate due to exposure to the elements. Such an expensive piece of equipment requires additional protection to help keep it in tiptop shape and looking as good as new. When you are building a carport for your RV, the choice often comes down to whether you should opt for metal RV carports or wood RV carports.

Both types have advantages and disadvantages, but when people weigh these in, they usually find after careful comparisons and scrutiny that metal carports are better than wooden ones. Here are some of the reasons why such a conclusion is often reached:

  • Metal carports are generally fire-resistant

     Metal does not burn, unless if it is volcanic lava, or the fire reaches 2750 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that your carports won’t burn.

  • Metal carports are more durable

    No matter what kind of metal you choose to use for your RV carports, you will find that these are sturdier and more durable than wood. This is because these are termite resistant, have a higher strength-to-weight ratio, won’t rot when exposed to moisture (as long as the metal is tarnish and rust-proof or properly coated with paint), and won’t warp or split.

  • These are easier to construct 

    Carports in general are easy to construct since these usually consist of poles and a roof, with some designs having two walls on either side of the structure. However, despite such a simple design, putting up a wooden carport can be more tedious than putting up a metal carport. You can even have such a carport built in a single day.

  • Old metal RV carports can be recycled 

    Well, metal in general can be recycled, making it a “green” material to use for your RV carport. The good thing about recycling steel and other metals that are used to manufacture these metal RV carports is that these don’t lose any of their inherent properties or deteriorate after recycling.

  • Metal RV carports are more cost effective than wooden ones 

    Some people may argue that wood is cheaper than metal, and in some cases, they may be right. What they do not realize is that lower costing does not really translate to cost effectiveness. For a material to be considered cost effective, you have to take into consideration the wastage that goes into the construction of the carport using the material. The life of the carport should also be factored in for you to get the actual cost of building your carport. When all is said and done, metal carports are more cost effective.

  • Metal carports are easier to maintain  

    Unlike wood, metal carports for your RV don’t need to be sanded and painted over every year to help keep it in good shape. All you need to do is to wash your carport with mild dishwashing soap and water, hose it down, and you are done. If you want to give it a nice shine or some waterproofing protection, you can consider waxing it with car wax after you wipe it dry. This will give it an added coat of protection, not that it needs it.

Customize Your Carports for Your Specific Needs

When you are considering buying a carport, you usually end up buying a cookie-cutter type carport that every other person buys for their car. This may be okay if all you need is a roof over your vehicle, but if you have other plans for your carport, you need to find one that can be customized according to your needs. To do this, you need to find a manufacturer or seller that can customize your carports for you.

How can you customize your carports when you are ordering online? What options are available to you when it comes to customization? How can you find the best manufacturer to work with when it comes to customizing your carport?

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Carport Customization Options and Choices Online

Since a lot of people now rely on the internet for a lot of their shopping needs, it is not surprising that customizable carports have become available online as well. To find the right manufacturer who can customize your carport according to your specifications, you have to first know what kind of carport you want. Do you want a metal one or a wood one? Do you want a prefabricated modular carport or are you looking for one that can be assembled for you on site?

Next, you need to check the manufacturers that you find online for their customization options. See if they do mention that they can customize a carport or garage according to what you want. If you find one that says this, you are in luck. These sites usually mention what they can customize and what limitations they have, so you won’t have to wonder if they can or cannot make your custom carport for you.

To make sure that your chosen manufacturer can give you the design that you want, it might be a good idea to get in touch with them and to ask about your specific design. You can also ask about other customization options that they have, like do they offer free design services or free installation. Some of the more common customizable options and choices you have with these sites include:

  • Type of material – if you choose metal carports, you will be given a choice of thicknesses to choose from. Usually, the metal they use for these structures are galvanized steel, but there are a few that do use stainless steel and aluminum for their carports.
  • Size of your carport – of course, the size of your custom carport will also be part of the choices you have to make when you order from these manufacturers. They usually offer a variety of standard sizes that you can choose from, but a few can offer you totally customizable carports where you can dictate the width, length, and height of your structure.
  • The color of your carport – this is also standard when it comes to sites that offer custom carports for their buyers. A lot offer regular colors such as black, red, blue, yellow, white, and other standard colors. There are a few that can deliver your carport to you in a totally custom color such as purple, neon pink, lime green, and the like. If you cannot find a company that can give you uniquely colored carports, you can have someone come over and paint your carport your special color for you.


Carport Designs That Will Look Good With Any Kind of Home

Choosing a carport design that you want to have customized can be confusing, particularly if you are not sure what design will look good with your home. While there are lots of designs to choose from, not all carport designs are versatile enough to go well with any type of home. There are a few however that are great to look at and are suitable for any type of home you might have.

Pergola Style

If you are a fan of simple yet eye-catching designs, then a pergola style carport is what you can consider for your home. This simple design features four to six posts or columns (depending on the size of your carport), joists, laths, and braces. The roof of your pergola style carport can be made out of a variety of materials, with a favorite being clear polycarbonate sheets that allow some natural light into the carport.

Pergola style carports can be built DIY, and can even be purchased in carport kits that come with installation instructions for you to use. These can also be made by a contractor if you want a hassle-free carport installed for your home. You will also find DIY instructions with pictures and illustrations online for wooden pergola carports if you want to build these for your residence.

A-frame Design

Another simple yet versatile carport design that you can choose for your home is the A-frame style. As the name indicates, this carport comes in the shape of a triangle which is also the shape of the letter A. This design can be totally made into a triangle, with the roof reaching down to the ground, or with short walls and a tall triangular roof.

This kind of carport design can look good with any home, depending on the materials used to create it. You can use modern materials such as steel and Plexiglas, or traditional materials such as wood and shingles. You can also choose to have a prefabricated a-frame carport installed on your property, and these are usually made of steel.

Barn-style carports

Some people believe that a barn-style carport is only great with homes that have a rustic and traditional look. In reality, barn-style carports can actually look great with any kind of home, as long as the right colors and materials are used to build such a carport. For modern homes, a barn-style carport using I-beams, polycarbonate sheets, and concrete footers would look great. For more traditional ones, wood and cement barn-style structures would be ideal.

There are some prefabricated and customizable metal barn-style carports that can look good with both modern and traditional homes. These are those carports that you can order in any color combination that can suit your home.

Other carport designs that you can opt for no matter what type of home you have include loafing shed designs, carport with shed designs, flat roof carport, and boxy designs. These are versatile designs that you can customize to fit the look of your home, giving it and your residence a cohesive appearance.



How to Keep a Barn Style Carport from Deteriorating

No matter what style your carport has, whether it is a barn style carport, a pergola style carport, or a standard carport that looks like a box, you should always find ways to keep this structure safe from deterioration. This is to ensure that you get your money’s worth and you don’t have to spend on a new carport anytime soon. To do this, you need to have a maintenance plan for your carport, and this should include a weekly and monthly routine.

Whether your barn style carport is made out of a combination of materials or is made mostly out of metal, having a maintenance plan in place will help you keep this from deteriorating sooner than it should. Your maintenance plan should be in place the moment you purchase and install your carport. This is to ensure that your carport will last for as long as you want it to.

How do you keep your barn style carport from deteriorating? Here are some of the things you should do:

Create a maintenance calendar

Put together a calendar that indicates when certain maintenance procedures need to be done. For example, if you want to ensure that the metal panels of your carport does not rust or fall to disrepair quickly, you need to schedule monthly checks of these panels for dents, holes, and other problems that may introduce rust to the structure. Routine cleaning of the roof, wiping down and waxing the exterior, and other maintenance procedures should be added to your weekly or monthly maintenance schedules.

Always have the tools you need for quick cleaning procedures on hand

Having all the cleaning tools you need for your carport from the moment it is installed will help you with sudden cleaning work that may arise. For example, if a sudden downpour causes leaves to fall and stick to your carport roof, you will need a telescopic rake for this. Soapy solutions, grease removers, and other similar cleaning materials and equipment will help you get your carport clean as soon as you notice anything that needs cleaning on it.

Place your carport in an area that won’t make it prone to damage

If you want your barn style carport to last for as long as it should, you should always place it in an area that does not expose it to needless damage. For instance, if you can place it on a concrete slab instead of just tamped down the ground, it would be better. This is to ensure that no pooling of water occurs at the base of your carport, which can cause an imbalance that can damage your carport’s structural integrity over time.

These are just a few of the things you can do to help keep your carport from deteriorating faster than it should. Deterioration is a given when it comes to any structure. What you can simply do is to ensure that it does not happen too fast. If you find nicks and scratches on your carport walls, paint these over to prevent oxidation. If you find debris on your carport roof, remove these immediately to prevent moisture from staying on it longer than it should.



Where to Buy Quality RV Carports

If you have recently bought an RV, you should know that these are pretty much gigantic cars with homes in them. As such, this means you should protect them as you would any vehicle that you own. This is why getting quality RV carports for it is essential.

You have to check all your options so that you can get the best RV carport for your home on wheels. Checking out various options for where you can buy quality RV carports will also give you the chance to find the best prices for what you need. Settling for the first seller that you find may work for you but you don’t want to regret that decision in the future, do you? Exhausting all options before buying a carport, or anything for that matter, is the best way to go about finding the best one for your RV.

Option 1: Local Dealers

If you have time to go window shopping for RV carports, you can check out any of the local dealers near you for this. Such sellers usually have a selection for you to look at. If you cannot find what you want or need on their display lot, you can browse through their brochures for the designs that can be built but are not currently available on the property.

The downside of local dealers is that they often have very limited stocks when you want to buy quality RV carports. After all, not that many people have RVs and not that many look for carports for these. While you can have them order the carport for you, why do that when you can go straight to the source yourself?

Option 2: Online Dealers

Select the perfect RB | CarportUS.comWhen you check out sellers of RV carports online, you will find that you have quite a long list of options. From the sheer number of sellers online to the wide variety of carports that they have for you, you will definitely be spoiled for choices. You can check out carports for your RV in a wide variety of styles, colors, shapes, and designs. You can even have your RV carport customized according to what you want down to the last nut and bolt.

Now, just like local dealers, there is a downside to online sellers as well. You may find yourself receiving a carport kit that is not what you ordered or get your carport delivered way beyond your expected delivery date. Another downside is the huge number of choices you have may very well confuse you.

For you to be able to make the right choice when you go and look for local or online dealers where you can buy quality RV carports, listing down what you want can greatly help. Indicating how much you are willing to spend on such an addition to your home is also important so you don’t spend too much on it. Once you have this list, you can narrow down the carport dealers to a select few who might be able to provide you with what you want and need.