How to Find the Perfect Metal Garage for Your Vehicles
When you need protection for your vehicles, or simply some extra storage space, a metal garage is often the perfect solution. At Carport Super Center, we offer a variety of standard options, as well as the opportunity for complete customization. Our top priority is to ensure that you end up with a garage that meets your specific needs, which is why our specialists are trained to help walk you through your decision from point A to Z. It’s also important to note that all of our metal garages come with free delivery and installation, as well as a 20-year warranty.
When deciding on a new metal garage, there are a variety of factors to consider. Here are five to think about right off the bat:
Vehicle Type: When it comes to garages, taking into account the vehicles you drive is always the starting point. Obviously, take into account any future vehicle purchases, too. We have single- and double-car garages, but we also offer options big enough to accommodate additional storage space.
Location: The site for your metal garage will also be crucial in determining the best fit. You’ll need a level space, and knowing the available acreage will allow you to bring the best possible options into focus.
Weather: Where you live definitely has an impact on what metal garage makes the most sense. If you simply need sun and rain protection, you can make a decision based on that. But if you live in a part of the country that sees heavy snowfall, or high winds, then that needs to be taken into account.
Certification: This is where local regulations come into play, and they can vary state to state. When you’re custom-building a metal garage, we can work with your local inspector to ensure that your building plans are up to snuff, and that any regulatory demands are met accordingly.
Style: While customization starts with filling your specific need, you do have aesthetic choices to make regarding your metal garage. From roof style to color, we can build a metal garage that protects your vehicles, but one that meets your style expectations, too.
Your Specific Need Will Help Determine Your Metal Garage Style
Once you’ve taken the five factors above into account, typically one of the first big decisions is determining what type of roof style will fit your needs best. No matter your choice, your metal garage will have the structural integrity and functionality to protect your vehicle, but your budget and climate will ultimately determine the best fit.
Regular Style: The most economical of the three options, the regular style roof has rounded eves, with the roof panels running horizontally from the front to the back of the building. This style is perfect for protecting your vehicles from mild elements like sunshine and light rain, but won’t suffice if you reside in a place that experiences heavy rains and high winds.
Boxed Eave Style: Engineered to provide the coverage you need while maintaining a traditional look, the boxed eve style has panels that run from front to back, much like the regular style. More affordable than the vertical roof style, this option works well if you need added protection from high winds—but probably isn’t enough if you see heavy snowfall or rain.
Vertical Roof Style: While our vertical style design is the most durable, we believe it’s also the best-looking all-around option. The panels on this style run vertically, attaching to hat channels, giving it unparalleled strength. Most importantly, this design allows snow and rainwater to exit off the sides, ensuring the carport isn’t weighed down, and that your vehicles are protected in even the harshest climates.
The Perfect Metal Garage Size Will Ensure Full Coverage
What you’re protecting is an important aspect of your metal garage purchase. To ensure you have appropriate coverage—or if you know you have vehicles purchases or storage needs on the horizon—taking the time to consider three different metal garage measurements will help you make the best decision on overall garage size.
Width: Garages come in a wide range of standards, starting at 12’ and going all the way up to 40’. While a width of 12’ will provide protection for a single vehicle, you’ll need a width of at least 26’ to cover three. And, for larger vehicles like trucks, this could stretch to 40’.
Length: With length, the number of vehicles matters, but there are other questions, too: Do you need additional storage? Are you only storing cars? Do you have sports equipment to store? Once you know the answers to these questions, the right length will be clear.
Side Height: When determining height, you can’t just measure from the highest point of the roof to the ground. Garage height must be measured on all sides to ensure your vehicles have plenty of clearance for even the lowest point of your metal garage roof.
While there are industry standards when it comes to the width, length, and side height of your metal garage, don’t forget that one of our metal garage specialists can help you customize the perfect solution for your specific needs.
Your Metal Garage Is Completely Customizable
We offer a full spectrum of color options for your metal garage:
Color aside, there are a variety of other ways to customize your metal garage:
Insulation: If you view any of your vehicles as investments, then insulating your metal garage makes a lot of sense. Insulation can offer solid protection from cold or heat, depending on your climate.
Windows: For metal garages, adding windows allows in natural light. We offer standard and custom window sizes depending on what’s available in your location.
Walk-In Doors: Want easier access to your vehicles? Then a walk-in door might be a nice—and convenient—addition.
Side Panels: While side panels offer more overall protection for your vehicles, they help reinforce the framing of your metal garage, too. This customization is especially important for taller garages.
Bows and Trusses: Bows and trusses also offer support to your garage, working inside the roof and alongside the structure to provide added stability.
Anchors: For additional structural integrity, your metal garage can be anchored to the ground—whether that’s dirt, a slab, or poured concrete.
Obviously, when purchasing a metal garage, the customization options are almost endless. Our garage specialists are here to offer guidance. Once you’ve chosen the best metal garage for your needs, they’ll be with you every step of the way until installation.