We do not allow customers to pick up their metal buildings. However, we do drop off metal buildings at our customers’ homes. Those who make this arrangement with us must assemble their metal garage buildings themselves. We do not recommend this option to customers because we like to supervise the installation ourselves with our professional assembly team. But if you assemble your custom metal building, you’ll save 5% on the metal building installed prices that we quote you. Customers who install their own metal garage buildings are not entitled to the one-year workmanship warranty, however.
ABSOLUTE STEEL metal garages are available in widths up to 40′ wide; standard lengths start at 20′ and increase in 4’or 5′ increments until you run out of land. Our metal garages are offered in standard heights starting at an eave height of 7.5′ and can be increased in 1′ increments up to a 15.5′ eave height. A 15.5′ eave height can give you clearance of 15′-4″ on a 40′ wide garage!
We offer competitive pricing as well as free and easy delivery and setup of all prefab metal buildings and steel barn kits for customers in 23 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. We also offer the same high level of service in the District of Columbia. Call now and let our friendly staff assist you with customizing your building, or go ahead and place an order online 24/7 for one of our prefab metal buildings. We are always available to answer questions about our prefab structures, metal building kits, and other products. Let us help you get the extra storage you need today with one of our metal-frame buildings!
You can also choose from three different roof styles for our steel-frame buildings. Most regular prefab steel barns have a barn-style roof, whereas boxed-eave buildings have an A-frame roof. Other structures have an A-frame roof with vertical paneling that allows the snow to slide off. Vertical paneling is a great option for steel garage buildings if you live in an area that gets a high amount of snowfall.
You love the open road, traveling, exploring new places, and you do it all in your second home, your RV. After the adventure has come to an end, what do you do with your second home? Many people pay extravagant fees to store their motor coach at a storage facility far from their homes, making it inconvenient to visit, work on, or enjoy on a whim. The sentiment is understandable; I paid a lot for my RV, I want to keep it safe from the elements. But what if you could keep your RV close to home while also keeping it sheltered and protected? That’s where Elephant Structures comes in. For those weeks and months spent at home, our RV, 5th wheel and motor coach cover will serve as a safeguard for your home away from home, providing the protection you would expect from a storage facility with the convenience and luxury of proximity to your home!
We do not allow customers to pick up their metal buildings. However, we do drop off metal buildings at our customers’ homes. Those who make this arrangement with us must assemble their metal garage buildings themselves. We do not recommend this option to customers because we like to supervise the installation ourselves with our professional assembly team. But if you assemble your custom metal building, you’ll save 5% on the metal building installed prices that we quote you. Customers who install their own metal garage buildings are not entitled to the one-year workmanship warranty, however.

Carport plans can lead you down a path of time and effort, while our certified engineered buildings made of high quality steel lead you down a path of convenience. Many applications that call for the use of a portable carport have planning requirements that must be met; and our high quality steel Car ports give you the choice of having a certified carport or a non-certified metal kit. This means that whether you need a custom shelter to cover a boat dock or a standard steel carport to cover cars in a commercial parking lot; we’ve got you covered!Also dont forget about our special utility carport, combining the covereage of a steel carport along with the storage of a shed all in one.
This metal hardness chart organizes different types of metal using the Mohs hardness scale, a metric used by scientists to determine the scratch resistance of different minerals. With diamond at the top of the scale at a score of 10, elements and alloys can fall along the metal hardness scale from 10 (the most scratch-resistant) to 1 (the softest). We’ve arranged common metals in order of hardness in our handy chart and in this list. Our list includes different kinds of metal from metallic elements like silver to common alloys like steel.
Why do our customers need motorhome covers? Metal RV covers prevent the snow, rain, and hail from causing rust and otherwise damaging your RV. Metal carports are stronger and offer more protection than a cloth tarpaulin: Cloth can cave in and tear, leaving your RV vulnerable to the elements. And you don’t even need to own an RV to benefit from camper covers: For RV owners, they offer protection for a costly vehicle, but if you’re not an RV owner, a portable RV carport can also serve as year-round shelter for your car, truck, motorcycle, or ATV. And once your carport is set up, it requires no additional maintenance.

Working with General Steel is a collaborative process that ensures that your final product reflects your specific needs. The process starts with a two-way conversation between you and our experienced team. We want to know exactly how you will be using your garage, how it will fit on your property, and your ideas for interior and exterior design, among other factors. We then research the location of the garage to ensure that it’s equipped to withstand the wind and snow loads of your area as well as any insulation requirements.


ABSOLUTE STEEL RV covers and shade ports are available in widths up to 40′ wide; standard lengths start at 20′ and increase in 4’or 5′ increments until you run out of land. Our carports are offered in standard heights starting at an eave height of 7.5′ and can be increased in 1′ increments up to a 15.5′ eave height. A 15.5′ eave height can give you clearance of 15′-4″ on a 40′ wide garage!

If you have an RV or are considering purchasing one, Carport Central can help you keep it in top shape by building a custom metal RV carport for you. Investments such as RVs need to be protected from the elements, and our high-quality steel RV carports can do just that! Not only are our structures durable but are also fully customizable. On all our custom RV carports we offer 12-gauge and 14-gauge steel, a variety of roof and side styles, and a wide range of colors. We realize RV’s aren’t “one size fits all,” so whatever specifications you may have, we can build your carport to suit them all. We have steel RV sheds for sale with available storage, so you can keep your valuables and camping utilities in a safe environment along with your motor vehicle. And with our one-year workmanship warranty on any carport, you can trust that your RV cover will be engineered with high-quality materials and the finest professional craftsmanship.
There are three roof styles we have for customers to choose from; regular, boxed-eave, and vertical. The regular roof style garage is A-shaped and has curved ends, its sheeting running lengthwise. The boxed-eave roof garage has sheeting that also runs lengthwise, but its V-shape is flat all the way down. The vertical roof garage is shaped the same way as the boxed-eave, but as the name implies, its sheeting runs vertically.
In Virginia and West Virginia, you also have the option of wood and vinyl garage buildings for sale. These prefab, Amish-built garages are delivered fully assembled and are available as two-car garages as well as two-story structures. These wooden buildings are excellent options for those who want a more traditional look for their garage structure.

Carport Central is the largest online carport dealer, installing around one hundred metal buildings each week, out of those around 70 being enclosed garages. While we don't pull permits, we will help you out by pulling one with our engineered drawings. We also provide an online, 3D garage designer where you can build your own garage and price it according to your budget. You can even order your garage online!
Mobile: Similar to a manufactured building, this type of dwelling is delivered to the customer pre-assembled, but it is built on wheels. As the name suggests, this option allows the structure to be transported to different locations throughout its lifetime. It is versatile in that it can be used in various types of locations, such as a private lot or a mobile home park.

A fabric or vinyl tarp is better than nothing, but it’s still not an effective cover for your RV.  It’s awkward and cumbersome to put on and take off, and it still leaves your RV exposed to the elements. And have you ever tried to remove a tarp that is covered with 6 inches of snow and ice?  Not fun, and not easy.  A better place to store your RV is under a covered metal carport (RV carport) with a solid surface. Better still, keep your RV both safe and secure inside a fully-enclosed metal garage!
This wood hardness list ranks 75 types of wood by their Janka rating. Explore our wood density chart to see which hardwood is the best for your next project! The Janka hardness scale measures the force that’s required to embed a steel ball halfway through a sample of wood. The ball is 0.444 inches in diameter and fired with increasing force. The pounds of force (or newtons if you’re using the metric system) needed to push the ball to the center is the Janka value you end up with. It’s a great way to measure how resistant a piece of wood is to denting and wear. Our Janka wood hardness chart shows how durable certain wood types are.
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