Our made-to-order RV carports are made completely of galvanized steel, creating an affordable and durable shelter that is ready to protect your vehicle from extreme weather and other elements. Extreme sunlight and heat, snow, hail, falling tree branches, animals, and other unexpected factors can cause expensive damage to your motor coach, let an Elephant Structures RV carport protect your assets! We offer customizations on all of our carports in style, size, and features, including a choice of twelve different colors! All of our carports, garages, barns and other metal structures come with FREE delivery and installation. If you need a building permit or have specific wind or snow-load ratings that you need to meet, just choose a “certified” structure on our patent-pending custom carport BuildID system, or mention it to your customer service representative! Contact us with any questions.
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.
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.
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 –
The basic design for each RV shelter is the same — a long, covered structure for easy parking — but our structures can accommodate the huge variety of vehicles on the market. Choose from metal RV carports as long as 61’ and as wide as 40’ for extra large RVs, or even 21’ and 26’ RV carports and covers for motorhomes or trailers. You can order the sides of your RV shelter to be along the top or bottom or even fully enclosed for complete protection against the elements.
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.
Are you looking for a large storage space for equipment, vehicles, tools, or other substantial items? You could rent a storage locker, but they can be expensive, and you’d have to get into the car and drive to the storage facility every time you needed to retrieve something. Our prefab steel buildings are a much more convenient and cost-effective option: Buy one of our steel building kits and you’ll get the space you need with no monthly rental fees required!
Yes, we have a wide variety of sizes available for both our steel and metal garages. They can be 12 feet, 18 feet, 20 feet, 22 feet, or 24 feet wide. The triple-steel garages are built in 26-foot, 28-foot, and 30-foot widths. We also have 40-foot-wide models, available in lengths of 32 feet, 34 feet, 36 feet, 38 feet, and 40 feet. The lean-to model comes in 36 feet, 42 feet, 44 feet, 46 feet, and 48 feet. It has 12 feet on both sides of the building. The lengths start at 21 feet and get longer in 5-foot increments: 26 feet, 31 feet, 36 feet, 41 feet, 46 feet, 51 feet, 56 feet, 61 feet, 66 feet, 71 feet, 76 feet, 81 feet, 86 feet, 91 feet, 96 feet, and 101 feet. To make them longer than 41 feet, we attach two of our steel garages end to end; they can be built longer than 101 feet. We recommend the vertical roof for any garage built 41 feet or longer.
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 –

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.
Driving down the highway, you’ll see a huge variety of logos on the backs of cars, but chances are good that they were made by one of these 15 auto companies, who own and build a vast majority of models on the roads these days. We’ve painted a picture of this worldwide automotive family tree, along with each major conglomerate’s yearly revenue. Find out who owns Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Nissan, Volvo, Maserati, and all of your other favorite car companies. This map of car corporations might surprise you!
It’s easy to find a contractor for metal carports and buildings at discounted prices nowadays, all with a compromise on the quality of steel and material. Here at Carport Central we understand when you’re buying an RV, you’re investing a lot of hard-earned money into the purchase. Therefore, we make sure to assure our customers of our partnership with top manufacturers who install the strongest metal buildings and have for years. Our carport prices vary based on the size and style you need; they are usually built with dimensions of 12’ – 30′ wide, 21′ – 51′ long and 12′- 20’ tall. And if you’re in need of more storage space, we can customize according to your needs and budget. The prices of RV carports also vary according to the area you live in; such as, if you live in an area that experiences heavy snowfall or high wind, you will require a stronger gauge and certified RV cover.

The certified package is available if you live in an area where you must present blueprint drawings of your steel garage to the local building department. These drawings show that the garage is rated for up to 140-mph winds and a 30-psf snow load. The certified package is available at an additional cost depending on the size. Certified metal garages are built fully braced and include mobile home anchors if they are going to be anchored to the ground.
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.
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.
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!
Protect your vehicles and valuables in a solid, cost-effective steel garage! Carport Central works with the best manufacturers across the country, having all structures shipped and installed by industry experts. A regular style metal garage is the most economical option available and is great in areas that don’t experience heavy winds or lots of rain.
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!
“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!”
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