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!
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!
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!
Carport Central offers various metal RV carports and metal buildings  for purchase online, delivery and installation included in 40 different states. The states with free setup of our various RV steel covers are Alabama AL, Arkansas AR, California CA, Colorado CO, District of Columbia DC, Florida FL, Georgia GA, Illinois IL, Indiana IN, Kansas KS, Kentucky KY, Louisiana LA, Maryland MD, Mississippi MS, Missouri MO, New Jersey NJ, New Mexico NM, New York NY, North Carolina NC, Ohio OH, Oklahoma OK, Pennsylvania PA, South Carolina SC, Tennessee TN, Texas TX, Virginia VA, and West Virginia WV among others!

The estimated delivery time frames are not guaranteed, but approximately 90% of the time, delivery occurs within 60 days of us receiving the order at the factory. Please keep in mind that harsh winter weather conditions can make it difficult to complete an installation, so if you live in an area that experiences a lot of snow and ice, there is an increased chance that the wait time could exceed 90 days.
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.

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.
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.
Yes, we can make metal garages in a custom size, but we’ll charge you for the larger standard size when we do so. For example, let’s say you need a 17-foot-wide garage and the standard widths are either 12 feet or 18 feet. In this case, we’d charge you for the 18-foot model. This rule applies to length as well: If you need the length to be 24 feet and the 26-foot model is too long, we can make the base 24 feet long, but we’ll charge you for the 26-foot model. When figuring out the size you need, remember that when we say 26 feet long, that figure includes a 6-inch overhang on the front and back ends, so the exact base is 25 feet long.
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.
Once we get an idea of what building kit best suits your project, we work with you to add customization options, including a wide variety of doors, windows, and exterior color schemes. The ease of steel construction allows us to modify layouts and add further customizations without breaking your budget. From design to construction, we provide the materials and expertise to transform a building kit into a garage.
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.

The RV carport prices listed on the Carport Direct website are for a partially covered RV car port building. The prices for these RV covers include 13′ Walls, 14 Gauge Frame, One Center Brace on Every Bow, One 3′ Brace on Every Leg, Concrete or Ground Anchors, Bows/Legs 5′ On Center, & One Panel Down Each Side with J-trim for Strength & Stability. From the customization panel on Carport Direct, you can design a custom configuration according to your needs & specifications specific widths & lengths (more options available just call us), leg height, certification, and more. You can opt for the thicker 12 GA framing, add more garage doors, windows, walk-in doors, framed openings, and choose from a wide list of 14 color options. Carport Direct has conveniently priced a wide selection of Standard Steel RV covers in sizes from 12’ to 24’ wide, & from 26’ to 51’ long, which are suitable for most of our customers. We offer these standard sizes to save you time & money. We can build any custom size in between these sizes. Any custom size is priced the same as the next size up. I.e. a 16′ wide is priced the same as a 18′ wide, a 29′ long would be priced the same as a 31′ long. We also offer a variety of options with our Metal RV Covers. You should consider purchasing additional panels down the open sides to keep the blowing rain off of your RV or equipment. We also offer additional bracing, ground installation anchors for wind certification if not anchored to concrete, & 12 Gauge frame for higher wind & snow load. Additional height is available for the legs, up to 16′ high. We also offer a variety of options with our Metal RV Covers. You should consider purchasing additional panels down the open sides to keep the blowing rain off of your RV or equipment. We also offer additional bracing, ground installation anchors for wind certification if not anchored to concrete, & 12 Gauge frame for higher wind & snow load. Additional height is available for the legs, up to 12′ high.
Carports and More promises to delivery only the highest quality carport to your home or business. carports can be simple to build, but instead of the hassel our customers get professional carport installation no matter what state the steel carport kit is sent to. Whether its California or New York, your carport will be professionally installed. Installation of your portable carport will save you time and ensure that the carport is installed 100% properly. Our goal is to provide the utmost in quality carports and service to the home or business that is in need of metal carports.
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.

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.
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.
We know that RVs come in all shapes and sizes, and that makes it all the more important to choose the right metal RV covers. For RV owners, we are proud to provide a selection of covers and garages in a variety of sizes as well as more than a dozen color choices for the roof and trim. We want you to purchase the RV carport that meets all of your expectations!
On the Boxed Eave Style Metal RV Cover, (A-Frame Type), the RV Cover comes with the Standard Horizontal Roof. The Roof Panels run parallel to the side of the Structure. Water will drain to the front or the back of the Structure. On this style you have the option of having the roof panels installed vertically for an additional charge. We recommend the Vertical Roof Style for the small difference in price versus the Horizontal Roof Style.
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.
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.
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!
One of the most popular forms of travel used today is taking an RV cross-country! Travelling in an RV is an experience that not many people get to experience, and if you have, one that you don’t want to miss! In the 60’s and 70’s, vans were the way for a family or group of friends to travel in style and comfort; since then, RV manufacturers have built vehicles with more power, efficiency, and of course, comfort. An RV provides the comforts of home in a versatile vehicle that can be taken just about anywhere. There are plenty of parks and campgrounds across the U.S. to choose from, along with those in other countries if you’re ready for an adventure!
BEST PRICE GUARANTEE: Absolute Steel is so confident of our products and pricing that if you have any bonafide competitor’s written quote using materials of the same specifications and size that is priced less than ours, we will match that pricing AND REDUCE IT BY 5%. Simply submit that written quote to us along with a copy of your Absolute Steel quote.
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!
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.
Custom sizes for all sorts of carport applications; 20 year warranty on all 12g steel carports, and the option of a portable carport that could be moved if the need were to arise. Our quality metal carports can be the ideal storage solution for both the busy homeowner and the bustling commercial business. Using the professional installation service, you would not have to worry about putting together car port kits all on your own. With all the benefits a residential or commercial business has to gain through the use of a steel carport; any other choice just doesn’t look as good, and definitely isn't as cost effective as our carports.

You’ve invested a lot of money in your RV, so it only makes sense to pamper it like a baby by garaging it beneath a metal RV cover. An RV cover is similar to a carport and works on much the same premise – it covers your RV from the elements and protects it from the damage inflicted by full exposure to the harmful UV rays from the sun. We offer a range of different metal RV shelter for you – each of them customizable to give you the best option for your RV, ensuring your RV stays looking its best in between cross-country excursions.
Our building packages include an impressive list of standard features and offer you hundreds of ways to personalize your steel building kit. You can customize the look of your building with a unique color scheme or siding options and increase the functionality of your metal building by adding popular components. Your individual selection of accessories is what transforms your base building package from a standard shell into a garage, professional office space or trucking facility among thousands of other possibilities. Give us a call for assistance: 1-800-745-2685.
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