Metal carport kits have long been a popular item with do-it-yourself people. There are several options available when it comes to building a carport. You can get a canvas cover, build it with wood, or use a metal pre-fabricated kit. For the purposes of this article, we will discuss the metal kits.
The metal carport is used in the construction of RV covers, metal boat covers, recreation canopies, utility storage, heavy equipment storage and other uses. One of the primary benefits of a metal carport kit is durability. Absolute Steel and Storage offers kits that have 20-year warranties on panels and frames. A metal kit won’t shred in the weather and sun like a canvas carport will. They are not at risk of insects and fire like a wood-built carport would be. They act as a barrier to snow and sun and provide long lasting durability.
Quality metal carports are made from heavy gauge galvanized steel, and the pre-engineered steel carports can be shipped to customers anywhere in the United States. The metal carport kits are offered at an economical price when compared with other building methods. Typically, they are more inexpensive than would be a wood structure – especially when you consider the life of the carport.
Some websites of metal carport distributors offer instant pricing and quotes. This is convenient as you don’t have to shop building supply stores for pricing. One site, Absolute Steel and Storage (http://www.absoluterv.com) will provide no-cost quotes and you can mix n’ match your carport sizes and options to find the one that will fit your needs and budget.
A nice feature of metal carport kits is the easy construction. The slip joint connections in the metal carport kits make the assembly of the product easy and simple. You can install your carport on bare ground or a concrete foundation. No special tools are needed (special – meaning specialty tools). Typically, you will only need a drill. In some cases you may need a saw to cut your trim and panels. The kit can be put up by two people, and these people don’t need to be construction workers. However, you will want to ensure this is the case by asking the right questions before you buy.