Where to Build Your Custom Carport or Garage

When you have a home that does not have a built-in garage, there is no need to despair. You can build your own garage or carport for your vehicle quite easily these days. All you have to do is choose the kind of garage or carport that you want, have it delivered, and you are all set.

There are a few questions you need to ask yourself before you have your custom pre-fab garage or carport delivered. The first question is where it will go. The options you have includes attached beside your home, at the back of the house, detached to the side, or elsewhere on your property.

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The choice you make for where you will place your new carport or garage is dependent on a number of factors. These include the following:

  • Size of your property

    If you have rather limited space in the back, then a rear-garage is out of the question. The same goes for other options. If you don’t have enough space beside your home, maybe detached and a little to the front of your house will work? You need to survey your home and determine how big your future garage or carport will be before making a decision.

  • Size of your planned garage

    You also need to take into consideration how big your garage will be. If it is a two-car structure or will be bigger than your home, it might not be a good idea to put it in front of your house.

  • Lay of the land

    Aside from property size, you will also need to determine where it is best for you to put your new garage.  You will need to put your garage in an area that allows you to easily access the road. You also need to consider the placement of your garage in relation with your neighbor’s homes. Live on a very busy street? You will also need to consider this when building or adding a garage to your home.

  • Code and zoning restrictions 

    If some construction is required, as is the case with garages and carports that have footings, you will need to look into this. Go to your local planning department and ask about rules and regulations concerning garage or carport construction. Ask for guidelines and if there is a need for permits before anything is built. You will need all of this information and more to be able to design and build a garage that is compliant with your community’s rules.

  • How it relates to your house

    Whether you like it or not, your garage will be considered part of your home. As such, you should put some thought into how it will look in relation to your home. This consideration plays a part not only in the design of your garage but where you put it. If your garage is going to be large, placing it in front or near the front of your property may take away from the look of your home.

  • What you want 

    Do you want a garage merely to give your vehicles a safe place to be in during inclement weather? Or do you want a garage or carport so that you can easily get into your home without having to get soaked when it is raining? What you want from your carport or garage also plays a big part in where you place it. If you want a garage that allows you to get from vehicle to home without getting wet in the rain, then an attached garage is what you need.

In the building and placement of your garage or carport, all of these considerations need to be taken into consideration. Aside from location, you also need to think about how your garage looks. It should complement your home, or at the very least, not look like a box or some alien-looking structure on your property.

Choose the Right Contractor and Garage Company for Your Needs  

Once you have the location for your garage, you can then order the garage you want from Carport US. You can choose from a wide variety of options that include standard, boxed-eave, and vertical roof designs. You will also need to find a contractor who will help you build or install it for you.

If your choice for your property is a prefabricated carport, we also have those in stock for you. Choose from a wide selection of designs and sizes that can fit your every need. You can even customize your garage and carport choice easily online to see how it will look before you place your order.

To find out more about the options you have for high-quality carports and garages, don’t hesitate to contact us at (844) 557-6375.

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 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


  • 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.

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!

How Can I Protect My RV This Winter?

Fall is here, the best season for RV travel. However, before we know it, the trees will be bare and the weather too cold as another RV travel season draws to an end. Now is the best time to learn which storage options are available to you, from RV covers to metal carports. Learn how to prolong the life of your vehicle by discovering the risks that you face heading into another winter of harsh snow storms, or cold rainy winters if your RV is unprotected.

Unprotected RV Risks

An unprotected RV can lead to extensive and costly damages to your home-away-from-home. If you live in an area that receives a lot of snow during the winter months, heavy snow can build-up on your RV roof, melt in warmer weather and cause potential leaks. RV’s stored in areas that experience milder winters are still at risk as well. As leaks can also be an issue for unprotected RV’s in areas that are hit with harmful weather such as sleet or rain.

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You work incredibly hard to keep your RV looking and working it’s best all season, however, an unprotected RV during the winter months will quickly lose its luster as dirt and debris constantly wash over of the roof, leaving those infamous black streaks down the sides that are typically impossible to remove. The paint and graphics on your RV are also at risk of fading.  Even more, cracking and peeling as your vehicle sits unprotected from the elements. 

Do and Do Not of RV Storage

Should I cover my RV with a tarp? The short answer, no. The infamous blue tarp that may be coming to mind may do more harm than good to your RV. A tarp that is not effective for RV storage. Therefore, moisture has the potential to leak into your RV, freeze and cause damage to your vehicle. In addition, the tie downs needed to secure this type of tarp often shift throughout the winter causing damage to the body of your RV.

Should I cover my RV at all? Yes. If you cannot afford to invest in a metal carport, a proper RV cover will help protect your RV. An RV cover helps to minimize UV damage, and protect the roof. A cracked roof can lead to vent issues, leaks, and AC issues. An RV cover helps with moisture control and eliminates condensation issues. However, special attention should be given to awnings and slide outs, as mildew can often be an issue when using an RV cover.  

Should I invest in a metal carport or storage? Your initial investment in your RV was a long-term commitment. Investing in the proper storage of your RV will only offer greater security, protection, and durability of your vehicle. By investing in a metal carport and storing your RV in protected storage, you will save money on repairs by avoiding the elements, in turn prolonging the life of your RV, adding years of enjoyment doing what you love.

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There are many options available when it comes to RV storage. Choosing the one that is right for your budget, lifestyle and needs are key.

Is It Better To Repair Or Replace Damaged Carport?

We have all been there, questioning if it is better to replace or repair a damaged item. Regardless of if it’s your car that you’ve had for years, a leaky water tank or a carport that has sustained some damage. Your friends at www.carportus.com are here to help you decided the right path. A damaged carport is the last thing that you want to have to deal with. A carport is there to protect your valuable toys, whether it’s an RV, Boat, ATV or your car. You don’t want to let a leaky roof or damaged siding risk damaging your investment from a heavy thunderstorm that allows the roof to leak or heavy wind that allows debris to fly in. Is the damage a quick fix? Maybe some good old-fashioned Duct Tape will help with the job to prevent the damaging rains from getting in.

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But don’t just guess, let the carport experts at www.carportus.com. 3 easy steps and we can help you decide the best path to take in determining if your carport needs to be fixed or replace.

Step 1:

Take good photos of your damaged carport, measure areas that are ripped or torn. Was this recently done by a storm or bad weather? Homeowners insurance might cover the damage depending on your policy and coverages.

Step 2:

Call the experts at 844-557-6375 and then send us the photos and measurements of the damage carport. We can help you decide if it’s better to repair or replace.

Step 3:

Sit back and relax, after the verification process, we will send you replacement parts or if it is determined the carport needs to be replaced we will handle all the steps for you.

Buying a high-quality carport doesn’t necessarily disqualify you from having damage occur. With Hurricane Florence about to hit North and South Carolina, most of us are thinking about damaging winds, rain, and flooding. Even the best quality carport can get damaged in hurricane weather. Bad weather can often cause damage to your valuables. Whether it’s a tornado in the Midwest, a hail storm in Indiana, a lightning strike in Kentucky or an earthquake in the west nature is always unpredictable and can strike without warning. But have no fear that your investment is missing.  Not only you can cover the structure but also the contents inside. Contact a reputable insurance company like State Farm, Allstate or Farmers.

While most will stand the test of time there is a small chance that damage can occur if the lifetime of your product. Carportus stands behind our products, 12 and 14 gauge steel both come with a 20-year limited warranty. Once you purchase the product from us we want you to rest easy knowing that we will stand behind the product if it fails. Along with our 20-year warranty, comes to our price match guarantee, we offer the best prices, in the event, you find someone that is lower than us we will be happy to match that price. We also offer one of the largest selections you will find on the internet.

Carports Variety

Carportus offers a variety or carports to fit your specific needs. Whether you are looking for RV Carports, Barns, Garages, Commercial size steel buildings, or combo carports we have got what you are looking for. RV Carports are very popular when you have a large RV that you use to explore the US during the summer but want to keep stored and away from the snow and cold weather in the winter. RV Carports are affordable and can be custom built to fit your specific needs and size you are looking for. Don’t ruin your investment in an RV by leaving it ours in the elements. Visit our page on RV Carports and explore the options yourself. If you have any questions give us a call or submit a contact us form.

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Barns are great when you have animals that need a place to stay out of the weather and to come in at night. Depending on if you have a small farm or a large one we have several different options to choose from. Our Barns are also very affordable. Depending on the area of the US that you are in they start at around $5,495 depending on your options. Please visit our Barn page to see what options are available.

Custom Garage

One of our most popular items is a custom-built garage. This is a great way to protect your classic car or your everyday commuter. Just like all the other carports we had talked about this one can protect your vehicle from weather and the elements just like a carport would. With a custom-built garage, you can also create an area for your workshop. A place where you can go and relax to get away from it all. Radio might also be necessary as you will learn to love your custom-built garage and enjoy many hours out there working on your car or getting some projects done. Optional man doors, windows and other creature comforts are also available to make your custom-built garage feel like home.

You must assemble carport to last the test of time. Hopefully, you never need to worry about the warranty or storm damages. But rest easy knowing that the knowledgeable staff at carportus are here to help. Located in the beautiful state of North Carolina, our carport experts are here to help every step of the way. From shopping to shipping, to install we are with you every step of the way. We have thousands of happy customers all throughout the US that have amazing carports that they have grown to love.

Prefab Carports and Garages: Versatile Structures for Your Home

When you mention prefabricated carports and garages, of course, people will be quick to think that these are made just for use with cars. What may not be apparent to some people is that these ready-made-structures are actually versatile and can be used for a huge number of things. These prefabricated structures are actually ideal for use on a lot of other applications, and not just to help put a protective roof over your car.

What other uses does a prefabricated garage or carport have? Here are some ideas that you might find surprising:

Tool Shed

If you are fond of DIY and love having a full shed of tools nearby, then having your own tool shed may be a good idea. Using a prefabricated garage as a tool shed will give you a durable and reliable shed for everything that you have. Your lawn equipment, woodworking tools, and other equipment will have a safe storage facility all their own without crowding up your garage, giving your car the kind of safe space it needs, and giving you a dedicated storage area for your other stuff.

Patio Roofing

If you do not want a permanent fixture over your patio, or don’t want anything constructed in the space where your patio stands, you might want to consider using a prefab carport instead. This gives you something that is not fixed to the area and can be easily installed or taken down, should the need arise. These come in many different designs that you can choose from to suit your patio’s look.

Flea Market Pavilions

If your community or organization is planning to hold a flea market, having these carports around can prove to be very handy. You can safely sell your products from under one of these versatile prefab carports, giving you and your customers some shade from the hot sun or from the rain. These are also spacious enough to accommodate more than one stall.

Poolside Entertainment Area

For those who are fond of barbecues, having a covered yet easy-to-access area near the pool gives people who are sensitive to the rays of the sun an area where they can safely stay while still enjoying the outdoors. This can also be used to house buffet tables during special events near your pool or as a general area for people to converge under for activities.

Extra Storage Facility

If your home does not have enough storage space but your property has a lot of open space that you can use, having a prefab garage converted into a storage facility might be a good idea. This will enable you to store your old stuff and keepsakes safely without having to clutter up your home. You won’t need to rent a storage facility to keep stuff that you don’t need in. All you need is a prefabricated garage on your property where you can safely store everything.

These are just a few of the things you can do with a prefab carport and garage. The versatility of these structures allows you to customize these according to the use you want to get from these.


Keeping a RV’s Exterior Looking Brand New

We all love the sun! It’s one of the reasons we have an RV. We want to hit the open road, so we can enjoy the beautiful weather. There’s only one problem – your RV’s exterior doesn’t love the sun as much as we do.

The sun ray’s can make your RV’s exterior look dull and chalky. It can even turn it yellow or a light brown color. It loses its luster, and can make you go from “Aaaahhhh” to “Ooooohhhh noooo…”

Depending on where you live, the level of damage can be minimal to severe. Even a minimal amount of damage can make many of us quiver. The only way to minimize the damage is to protect it, and these are the best ways of doing just that.

Wash It Regularly

Select the perfect RB | CarportUS.comEven if you are not driving your RV, you should wash it regularly. It’s easy for debris to land on it, and that can dull the look of the exterior and penetrate the paint.

When washing, make sure you use a wash and wax product. It should be designed to protect the finish on fiberglass exteriors.


Wax It Regularly

While you may use a wash and wax product, it’s best to wax it with an ultraviolet protectant as well. This will keep the exterior from having a chalky buildup on it.

Clean the Roof

The roof can collect that chalky buildup that the sides do, and while it doesn’t affect the integrity of the roof, the buildup can run down along the sides of the RV. This can cause staining that isn’t easily removed.

To protect your RV from staining, you can use a rubber roof cleaner. This should remove all of the chalky buildup.

Keep It Covered

You have two options when it comes to covering your RV.

  1. Buy an RV cover. This is a cover made out of special materials especially for RVs. Click here for more information about RV covers.
  2. Purchase a carport. An RV carport is an excellent option when trying to protect the exterior of your RV. The sun’s rays are most powerful when it directly hit your RV from above. A carport shields rays of the sun. It’s much easier to drive your RV underneath a carport than it is to wrap it with a cover, too.

Protect your most prized possession by washing it often, waxing it regularly, cleaning the roof, and covering it with an RV cover or carport. You’ll be so glad you did when you can continue to admire your beautiful motorhome while others stand back in disappointment over how old theirs looks because they failed to protect its exterior.

Contact us for information on how our RV carports are perfect for protecting your recreational vehicle investment.

Why Craigslist Isn’t the Best Place to Buy a Carport

Shopping on Craigslist might be a good alternative for small, inexpensive items to save some money. But making major purchases from sellers on this site can pose some very serious risks to your personal safety as well as the quality of the product that you will be receiving.

Personal Safety

Unlike when you are purchasing a small item from a post on Craigslist, a carport is an item that you are most likely going to have delivered to your home. The first red flag is that you are proving your home address to a complete stranger. In addition, you are implying to this stranger that you are going to have money waiting to pay for the carport. According to the research team at HomeRepair, that dollar amount could be $6,000 or more depending on the size of the unit you are purchasing. This creates the perfect situation for a dishonest person to appear at your home, push their way inside and demand the money that you have on hand.

Quality of the Item

In almost every case, a person who is selling via Craigslist is not going to have a physical location for you to examine a sample carport prior to making your purchase. You are just trusting that the product you purchase is the size, quality and design that is being described to you. But once the item is delivered and you have paid the seller, you could be one your own if there are any issues. Common issues can include missing pieces or hardware, damaged pieces or very low-quality materials. Buyers find that once the sale is completed, they never get a response from the seller when they email or call with questions or issues.

You Are Making an Investment

Reputation and warranty are important when you are making a large purchase or the purchase of an item that you expect to use for many years. Purchasing from a seller on Craigslist is not going to offer you either of those forms of security. But a simple online search of reputable carport dealers will allow you to make your purchase from a licensed business who is going to conduct the transaction in a professional manner. You can verify their legitimacy and know that if you have any issues in the future, you will have a means of recourse. It’s a simple yet effective way to protect yourself and your investment.


Carports for Boat Storage and Protection

A boat is a great way to enjoy nature and relax out on the water. But paying for a place to store your boat can take some of the fun out of the experience. But don’t let a small garage or no garage at all stop you from enjoying all of the perks of owning a boat. A very cost effective solution for boat storage is a carport.

More Than Just a Parking Space

Boats are a major investment and even though they are designed to be in the water, it is not recommended that you leave your boat exposed to the elements when it is not in use. The sun and the water that make boating fun can also ruin your fun. Sun breaks down the wax and waterproofing on the hull of your boat as well as damaging the interior finishes. Water, while ok to tool around in, is not good for the interior of your boat so you need to protect your boat from the rain, snow and hail.

A Workshop for Maintenance

Every boat is going to need some tender loving care from time to time. And no one wants to be standing in the hot sun when it is time to wash, wax or make repairs to their boat. But a carport offers you a nice shaded area to work on your boat as well as a great place to perform the winterization tasks such as adding fuel stabilizer and flushing the cooling system.

Money Saving Benefits

Paying to store your boat at a remote location can become expensive and it is also a bit of a risk. You never know who will have access to your boat and how well it is being secured and protected. Having a carport at your home lets you rest assured that your boat is safely tucked away for the winter or any time that you are not using it. And in addition, you can store items such as life jackets, fishing equipment, water skis and all of your other boating equipment right in the carport with your boat. Some models even offer a fully enclosed storage area at the end of the carport so you can lock away any valuable gear.

Having a boat is certain to be more fun when you can store it and work on it in the shade of your own carport. And the cost is far less than the cost of adding additional garage space to your home.