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.
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.
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.
Did you know that adding a high-quality metal garage building to your property could increase the value of your home? One study conducted by Florida State University concluded that the addition of a new garage could add as much as 13% to your home value. Of course, as is true with any home improvement project, the quality of the garage building will go a long way in determining what sort of equity gains you will realize over time.
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 also offer a variety of options with our Boxed Eave Style Metal RV Covers. You should consider purchasing an Extended Gable End for the back of your RV Cover. It makes the RV Cover stronger & it comes down even to the 3 Ft. Side Panels to keep the Blowing Rain off the back of your RV. You can also add Helical Ground Anchors, Close One End and/or the Sides To The Ground, & More While Ordering. Select from 13 Color Choices for the Roof, Side Panel, & Trim Colors. We can also build Custom Configurations according to your Needs & Specifications, Including Specific Widths & Lengths.
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!
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.
A motorhome carport can be turned into a garage easily by just adding walls and doors to the structure. Many of our customers who purchase an RV cover online prefer adding side panels to cover one side of the carport for protection from harsh elements. While an awning from the sides doesn’t fully enclose the carport like a metal garage, it does provide the space needed for maneuvering your RV.
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.

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.
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.
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!
We also offer a variety of options with our Boxed Eave Style Metal RV Covers. You should consider purchasing an Extended Gable End for the back of your RV Cover. It makes the RV Cover stronger & it comes down even to the 3 Ft. Side Panels to keep the Blowing Rain off the back of your RV. You can also add Helical Ground Anchors, Close One End and/or the Sides To The Ground, & More While Ordering. Select from 13 Color Choices for the Roof, Side Panel, & Trim Colors. We can also build Custom Configurations according to your Needs & Specifications, Including Specific Widths & Lengths.
“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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