Roseline rizarry. Carports. April 23rd , 2017.
What is the purpose or the car port? What needs will be served by the carport? Carports generally provide shelter for a car. However, other people use carports as a porch cover or a shaded playing area for their children. Is the carport intended to protect the car from the sun or is it to protect from the snow? Are walls necessary to achieve your intended purposes ie. prevent wind and/or snow drifts? Are you expecting to store things safely in the carport. Will you need an area for cupboards? Make a list of goals you want to meet with your carport.
Metal carport kits are the cheapest and easiest way of constructing a new carport. The kits come with full and detailed instructions and most can be constructed with a day or two using only the most basic of household tools. These pre-fab carport kits are generally made out of steel or aluminum and come with everything you will need to complete the construction process.
American Steel Carports Inc. This carport manufacturer offers their services all over the country. Their sales and warehouses are located in 5 different places. The Joshua, Texas branch is newly opened and caters to customers from Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Mississippi, Kansas, New Mexico, and Louisiana. The Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania caters to Virginia and Vermont, Rhode Island and New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Massachusetts as well as Maine, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. The Colusa, California branch offers their services to California, Oregon, and Nevada. The Pioneer, Ohio branch caters to customers from West Virginia, Northern Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. The Kewanee, Illinois caters to customers from Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois.
A good metal carport can be made from materials like steel or aluminum. Another good material which can be used is alumawood, but its major disadvantage is that it is very heavy and this can make you incur extra transportation cost in the event that you are getting one. Metal carports made with steel are often stronger than others made from other metals like aluminum because of the ruggedness and strength of steel.