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.
Metal garage doors can be placed on the end or on the gutter side like in this picture. Please keep in mind that if you order metal garage kits with the garage doors on the side, the leg height needs to be 2 feet taller than the height of the garage door; when you get the garage doors on the end, the leg height only needs to be 1 foot taller than the height of the garage doors. Also, steel garages come standard with 29-gauge metal siding going horizontal, but you have the option to upgrade to vertical sides and a vertical roof as shown in the picture.
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.
Look at the top of a regular-roof garage and you’ll see a barn-shaped roof with rounded sides. It is the most economical type of metal garage. The leg height on regular garage packages is 8 feet, but at the top of the bend on the leg, you have an additional foot, giving you 9-foot legs with a 9-by-8 garage door. The boxed-eave and vertical-roof metal garage packages come standard with 9-foot legs fully enclosed with a 9-by-8 garage door. The boxed-eave style has an A-frame gable roof with a 6-inch overhang on both sides. The vertical style is also built with an A-frame roof and has a 6-inch overhang on both sides. All of the steel structures have a 6-inch overhang on the front and back ends. There is one main difference between the vertical- and the boxed-eave-style roofs. On the vertical-style, the roof sheeting runs up and down, allowing snow to slide off the side of the garage structure. On the boxed-eave as well as the regular roof style, the metal sheeting runs lengthwise. Also, the bracing on the vertical sheeting is attached under the roof, which brings an extra element of strength to a vertical-roof garage.
Here at Carport Central, you can find hundreds of metal carports online as well as metal garages. Metal carports can have open sides, open ends, or be partially closed. As they are without walls or have partially enclosed walls (side panels or cut panels), steel carports are also usually less expensive than the metal garages in our online shop. Our helpful building specialists will take your needs and budget into consideration when suggesting which steel building best suits your needs.
“Timing was an extremely important factor for us and we knew no one in America could get a steel building on site quicker than Armstrong Steel - so the choice was easy. With all of the unscrupulous steel building companies out there today, we're glad we chose Armstrong Steel because we got what we paid for and THEN some AND they came through in a pinch!”