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.

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.

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.

Protecting Your RV’s Solar Panels with a Carport

Solar panels are a great addition to your RV to extend your ability to travel without excessive generator use or hooking to shore power. In most cases, there are several panels that are mounted on top of the RV and provide power to a battery pack that is contained in one of the onboard storage compartments. But to get the most value for your investment you will want to be sure that you are protecting the panels when your RV is not in use. A very economical way to achieve this is with an RV carport.

Potential Causes of Damage to Solar Panels

Carport US - Rv Cover Vertical-There are several things that can decrease the efficiency of solar panels such as hard rain, dust and sap from trees or other large plants. All of these items will coat the surface of the panela and decrease the energy production. In addition, hail can actually damage the panels as could debris being blown by high winds. But none of these is an issue if you are storing the RV in a carport. The only maintenance that you will need to do when parking undercover is an occasional wash of the panels which can be done at the same time that you wash the entire RV.

Added Benefits

An RV is a big investment and one that can be damaged by long-term exposure to sunlight and other elements such as hard rain, snow and ice. But a carport will protect your RV from all of this damage. So you will be able to devote more time to enjoying your RV and less time for maintenance, washing and repairing the unit. A shaded parking area will also greatly increase the life of your RV tires as prolonged exposure to sunlight will cause tires to crack or split.

Protect Your Entire Investment

An RV is a great way to enjoy travelling and solar panels can make your travel even more affordable. So it only makes sense to protect all of your investment in your RV and solar panels with an RV carport. There are numerous sizes and shapes available as well as custom designed carports. And the cost is far less than building a complete RV garage. Enjoy the benefits of covered parking at a fraction of the cost of a garage addition so that you have more to invest in your travel budget.

Choosing the Right Fabric RV Cover

While a sturdy metal RV carport is going to do a lot to protect your pride and joy, it’s not the end-all-be-all of RV protection. You’ll also want to consider buying a quality fabric RV cover.

Imagine walking up to your RV excited after a cold winter ready to take it on the open road. You open the door, take a step inside, and nearly have a heart attack.

Why?

It’s ruined. There’s an overwhelming smell of mildew. The floors have puddles and the edges are lifting. The furniture has mold on it. Bugs are crawling all over the cabinets, counters, and you may have heard a rat scurrying across the floor behind you.

This is a nightmare.

The damage could cost you thousands of dollars, and the time it takes for it to get cleaned up could be weeks.

Don’t ever let this happen to you. A quality fabric RV cover can save you from this horrific situation. It can keep the bugs and rodents out, and it can keep rain, snow, and wind from damaging the outside of it and seeping inside.

About Fabric RV Covers

Fabric RV covers are made from polypropylene and polyester. The tops of the covers are usually triple lined for added protection. Good quality ones are treated, so it is water and UV resistant. The material is breathable though because any moisture that does get on the inside of the cover must dry as quickly as possible, or it will mildew.

Custom made RV covers have vents on them and fit the RV much tighter. These covers will attach to the bottom of the vehicle, and many of them have a zippered part for access to the door. While many people believe that the heavier a cover is, the better it is, that is incorrect. Actually, lighter covers are made from better material and come with the added benefit of being easier to handle and store.

Choosing a Fabric RV Cover

As you’re shopping for fabric RV covers, you will need some information.

Type of RV: A cover must be designed to mold to the shape of the vehicle. This is why it’s imperative you know the type you have and purchase a cover designed for it.

Size: If you purchase a RV cover that is too small, you won’t be able to protect all of it leaving it at risk for damage. Buying one that is too big means it will be loose and may not protect it fully. Knowing the size will ensure you get one that fits perfectly.

Climate: You need to choose material that will protect your RV from the environment it is while you’re not using it. If you’re keeping your RV outside, you need a cover that is resistant to water, wind, and the sun. RVs that are kept inside in storage units need covers that are specifically made to detract dust.

Buying the Right RV Cover

Now you understand what you need to know when choosing the perfect fabric RV cover. As a recap, you need to know the type and size of your RV, and what you need to protect it from to select the right material.

Once you have a fabric RV cover picked out, contact us to choose an RV carport for added protection from the weather. We’re happy to help.