Buying one of our steel buildings for sale means you’ll have easy access to stored items, and our prefab metal building kits can be used to hold many things. Some of our customers use them to store cars and ATVs, while others purchase them to house gardening tools, lawnmowers, bicycles, or sports equipment. Some people transform their storage building into a workshop where they can take on DIY projects. Alternatively, they may use it to tackle household repairs such as fixing a wobbly chair or a broken toaster. Our buildings can serve as a machine shop, horse barn, carport, garage, boat/RV cover, and more! And since they are easy to assemble from our steel building kits, getting them in place is a snap. We can even set it up for you for free.
We have three options available for your RV cover, including our most popular option, the regular roof cover. This roof cover is ideal for areas where temperate climates and mild weather is the norm. For snowier or more wintry sections of the country, we recommend our other two types of roofs, since they are engineered to withstand more extreme conditions. The boxed eave roof has an A-frame design shelters and is made with stronger material that withstands more brutal weather than the regular roof type shelters. Our vertical roof shelters for our RVs has a vertical design that allows snow to dissipate quickly, which is recommended in areas where harsh weather is common. Work with us to determine which roof type best suits your needs.

There are three types of RV carports – regular roof, a-frame roof, and vertical roof. We provide you with the choice of roof style and wall panel style, all depending on your personal preferences. You are also given the options of a roof-only carport, a carport with panels or a fully-enclosed garage. Your customization options range from the regular style roof (good) to boxed-eave style roof (better) to vertical style (best) that doesn’t allow anything to settle on your paneling. Our RV carports can be built starting at 12′ wide going up to 60’ wide; however, you need to keep in mind that your RV carport cannot be built taller than the width.
We usually start our 3 car garages out at 20’ wide and can go up to 30’ wide or more; however, the width will depend on the style of your vehicle and if you wish to have a side-entry. By parking along the length of the building you are saving money by not exceeding 30’ in width.  Remember 32’ and beyond in width will bump you into our commercial clear-span garages. Buy your 3 car garage now!
We do not allow you to pick up steel garages from our warehouse. However, we do offer the option of having steel garage buildings dropped off at your home so you can assemble them. We prefer to deliver and set up our garage structures, but if you’d like to assemble yours yourself, you can. Although you will save 5% on the purchase price when you assemble your own metal garage, installing the garage yourself does void our one-year workmanship warranty.
Regular roof RV covers are strong and robust. They have the roof panels lined up horizontally running through the length of the building. The A-frame RV carports are stronger and have a more traditional boxed eave. The Vertical style RV carports are the strongest and have the panels running from top to down on the carport letting the snow, dirt, and debris fall off to the ground. The Vertical style RV covers have a 20-year rust through warranty on the roof panels while the horizontal roofs on boxed eave and the regular style motorhome carports only have the warranty for buildings 36 feet long or less.
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!

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.


When you order one of our metal RV covers, you get a choice of three roof styles: regular, boxed eave, and vertical. There is an advantage to choosing a vertical roof for your RV: Metal carports with this type of roof don’t experience snow buildup. Because of the roof’s vertical sheeting, the snow slides off the side before it can accumulate. The regular and boxed-eave styles have sheeting that runs horizontally across the length of the building.
Use our DIY man cave ideas to design the most masculine relaxation spot using an old or new shed. Here’s a collection of some of the ultimate man sheds out there, with recommendations for man-cave décor, setup, and styles. Sure, you don’t have to get fancy with your man-cave shed plans, but why not? With these stylish man-shed ideas, you’ll have a sophisticated, classy, swanky, and cool hangout in your own backyard that John Cena, LeBron James, John Wayne, or George Washington would be proud of. Create your own manly man-cave shed with our easy-to-follow steps and tips!
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!
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.
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!
Have you ever wondered where metal comes from, how humans figured out how to make brass, or why rose gold is just a slightly different hue? We’ve created a comprehensive chart of metals and their alloys: A list of common metal alloys like this can help us answer many questions we have about our metal tools, our everyday lives, and our universe! We’ve created a list of metal alloys and their uses, composition, and even where their metallic elements come from.
The metal storage buildings we sell are available in many different sizes and designs. We recommend taking measurements of the area where you plan to put your metal building to start off. If you’re not sure which size would be best for your space, call us: We’d be glad to help you find a steel storage building that suits the dimensions of your property from our large selection of metal building kits. Other things to think about when you are browsing our selection of steel buildings for sale include the size of your garage door and options like walk-in doors, windows, extra braces, 12-gauge tubing, and taller sides. You can choose a color for your metal building from a wide range of options, including cream, brown, green, blue, gray, and black. Our color chart shows the complete list of choices.

We design our metal RV covers to protect your investment. Metal RV covers may be enclosed for a fully protected garage or open as with a carport. Metal RV covers may be customized with storage areas, skylights, windows and rollup doors,overhead doors and man doors. Our metal RV covers come in any width up to 80' wide clearspan and as long or as tall as you want. From your ATV to your King size RV, motor home, trailer or boat, we've got you covered! Snow, ice, rain, wind, sunshine and other external threats will no longer be a problem with our metal RV covers. Please see our estimator page for pricing and colors.


Our metal garages have passed the most rigorous tests by branches of the US military for strength and durability. Our buildings are in use by many fire departments, police departments, commercial companies and municipalities. Private, commercial, and government agencies from California to Vermont, from the Appalachians to Alaska, and from Iraq to Poland have become satisfied customers of our building kits.
Regular roof RV covers are strong and robust. They have the roof panels lined up horizontally running through the length of the building. The A-frame RV carports are stronger and have a more traditional boxed eave. The Vertical style RV carports are the strongest and have the panels running from top to down on the carport letting the snow, dirt, and debris fall off to the ground. The Vertical style RV covers have a 20-year rust through warranty on the roof panels while the horizontal roofs on boxed eave and the regular style motorhome carports only have the warranty for buildings 36 feet long or less.

Carport Direct brings you the best standard metal RV carports in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Indiana, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Maryland, New Hampshire, Maine, Delaware, Louisiana, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. We offer standard size (12’-24’ wide) RV covers on Carport Direct. For triple wide RV covers, please call us or chat with us. Here are the three different RV and motorhome cover roof styles –


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.
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