As a property owner, you should always be on the lookout for ways to protect and add value to your assets. Having a metal carport installed is a wise way to achieve both goals!

Consider the following to understand why choosing a metal carport makes you a clever owner:

  • A metal carport protects your vehicle investments

If you’re the owner of a fine automobile, then you know they don’t come cheap. Taking proactive care of your vehicles now is the best way to help them hold their value. One obvious benefit of installing a metal carport is the fact that they are effective at protecting your vehicles from the elements.

UV exposure from the sun, wind, rain, snow, and hail can all wreak havoc on your vehicle’s exterior, and can prematurely age the interior as well. Installing a metal carport or garage can help keep your vehicle looking good, and will save you a lot on vehicle maintenance in the long run.

  • It adds convenience

A metal carport or garage makes your life easier. For example, after a winter storm dumps a foot of snow overnight, you can just walk out to your metal carport or garage, get in your vehicle, and drive off without having to spend time and effort hacking and scraping and cussing the snow and ice off of your windshield. Convenience is a beautiful thing!

  • A metal storage building requires little maintenance

Steel is known for its strength and longevity, and a well-built metal structure can last you a lifetime, without needing nearly as much maintenance as buildings constructed from other materials (like wood).

These engineered steel buildings are naturally fire-resistant, and are also impervious to threats from termites, mold, and mildew.

  • It actually increases your property value!

Metal storage buildings now come in a variety of trendy styles and color options which help them to blend in seamlessly with your home or other buildings. Adding a permanent structure like a metal building is a great way to increase your property value (and possibly lower your insurance premiums as well).  A functional, attractive metal carport or garage also becomes a nice selling point to attract potential buyers when you’re ready to sell.  After all, who doesn’t like extra space to keep their toys?

And even if you aren’t on the market to sell, you still get to enjoy all the benefits these metal storage buildings have to offer!

Types of metal buildings

It can be confusing to know which metal building is best for you, with all the options available on the market today. It’s a good idea to have a basic understanding of the various types of metal buildings before you decide which one to go with:

  • Metal barns:

    Metal barns are the simplest form of steel building because you can get them as prefabricated kits. All the components in this prefabricated kit will be factory specific with bolt-together instructions, which make for fairly simple self-assembly.

    Like other metal buildings, metal barns are fire- and lightning-resistant, providing reliable protection for the items you wish to store. You can create an extra space in just a day with our simple, well-designed metal barn kits.

  • Metal storage shed:

    Metal storage sheds are another popular option for keeping your items safe and secure, and are fairly easy to assemble as well. Most dealers will deliver these storage sheds directly to your site, which saves you a good bit of time and effort.

  • Metal garage:

    Metal garages are perfect for housing cars, boats, motorcycles, and trucks. They are also versatile enough to use for other functions besides just storage, including as a dealership, repair shop, or other commercial facility. Customization options like overhead doors and framed openings make it easy to move large equipment, and manual, electric, or hydraulic lifts can be added for more functionality.

  • Metal carport:

    Metal carports are convenient storage options for sheltering any vehicle, be it a car, boat, RV, motorcycle, or whatever else. Metal carports are free-standing structures which can be customized according to your specific needs and preferences.

  • Utility buildings:

    Metal utility buildings are a nice option in that they can built to include both carport space and enclosed storage space. These utility buildings can be used for a variety of residential, commercial, or industrial functions.

  • Clear span metal buildings:

    Clear span is an architectural term to describe the distance between the two inside surfaces of the span supports. If you need a wide space that is clear of posts and beams, then a steel clear span design is the choice for you.

If you want to do more thorough research about metal storage options, you can head over to us and check out all the stylish and sturdy metal buildings available. Metal Barn Central is part of the largest volume network of engineered steel building dealers in America, and would be happy to help you choose your next carport, garage, storage shed, clear span building, or whatever you need!