Metal Buildings in Alabama for All Types of Vehicles and Businesses
We offer an incredibly wide selection of steel carports and metal buildings in Alabama. From small storage sheds to large, enclosed metal buildings, we have something for both homeowners and hard-working business owners. Not only do we offer excellent prices on metal carports in Alabama, but every carport we sell includes free delivery and installation.
Metal Carports have had a long history in the State of Alabama, with the first being installed in the Rosenbaum House in Florence County, the only building in the state designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It was built in 1939. Of course, Alabama carports garages and canopies have changed considerably since then, with the portable carport being the norm now.
Carports and More is an industry leader and a go-to supplier for both permanent and portable metal buildings in Alabama. Our carport garages have transformed the shelter industry by providing a durable and cost-effective alternative to wooden and brick structures.
You might be thinking a wooden shed could do the same job, and while you can store things in a wooden carport, you’ll also be saddled with ongoing upkeep and maintenance. If you end up with woodworm or termites, for example, your building could become unsafe. But if you opt for a metal building, you’ll have a storage solution that will last for years with little to no maintenance.
You’ll find there are many metal carport retailers online, but beware: not all are created equal. Many have hidden fees, upcharges and charge for delivery and installation. Carports and More has been in business for over a decade now and has thousands of satisfied customers. Our pricing is fair and transparent and no matter whether you order a small shed or an industrial size building, our delivery and installation costs are always zero — that’s right, it’s completely free.
This page will provide all the information you need to make a decision on your new metal building in Alabama. By the end of it, you’ll know all about our fantastic online Carport and Garage Builder. Thanks to this 3D tool, our website is a one-stop shop for designing and purchasing your new metal carports in Alabama. We also provide information on proper building codes and regulations you must know in order to obtain building permits for your carport.
But don’t worry if you still have questions after you’ve read this page; we have a customer service team standing by to assist you personally. Please give us a call today.
Steel Buildings and Metal Buildings in Alabama We Sell
Our metal carports in Alabama span just about every possible use, ranging from simple car covers to large enclosed structures with walk-in and roll-up doors and windows.
The metal buildings in Alabama we sell include the following styles:
Steel carports are most commonly used as car covers, but they can also be used as outdoor storage shelters. We sell carport kits, as well, which are designed for do-it-yourself assembly. In addition, we sell RV carports and portable carports, which are compact and easy to move.
Our steel garages are fully customizable. No matter what size you need, and no matter what features you require, we can help you design a garage to fit your needs. We also sell garage kits, which are a bit easier to install, and portable garages that can easily be moved.
Portable canopies can be used in more ways than just about any other products we sell. Their light-weight construction makes them extremely easy to install, take down and even move. Not only that, the wide variety of sun shelter options we stock makes it easy to pick the right one.
Utility Carports, Sheds and Buildings
The biggest selling point of a utility shed is that they’re often designed to include both open and enclosed space — like a carport with storage. We also sell portable sheds, which are mobile, as well as lean-to and loafing sheds, which are partially enclosed utility buildings.
Not every metal carport vendor sells solar carports. But we do. It’s one of our stand-out products, and it shows we’re a leader in our industry. Solar carports cost more, but they’ll drastically reduce your electric bills and help you recoup your investment over time.
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
ADUs, also known as mother-in-law suites and granny flats, are gaining traction throughout the country. They help control rental rates while giving homeowners the opportunity to supplement their income. Although they can be costly, metal ADUs are a great affordable solution.
One of the biggest trends in home building, barndominiums — a combination of “barn” and “condominium” — are houses often built on large plots of land in rural areas. Barn homes are more affordable than houses made of other more costly materials, like brick or stone.
Another home building trend, shouses, or shop houses, are residential structures with a built-in shop. A shouse is also known as a shop with living quarters attached. These home styles are ideal for homeowners who require a place to work, but don’t want to build a detached workshop.
Cold-formed Steel Framing
In addition to metal carports and steel buildings, we sell all kinds of metal building materials, including cold-formed steel framing. We stock purlins, trusses, studs and track framing. These frames can be used to support roofs, load-bearing walls, interior walls and more.
Benefits of Buying Metal Buildings in Alabama From Carports and More
Alabama has a beautiful and varied landscape. The state is primarily rural, but it’s also home to several large, modern cities. However, the state’s location brings heat and humidity, both of which can cause serious damage to vehicles and other equipment and property left outdoors.
In addition to sun damage and moisture damage from the humidity, leaving cars, trucks and other vehicles outdoors also puts them at risk of damage from storm debris. Alabama’s coastal region near Mobile is especially vulnerable to severe weather conditions from tropical storms and hurricanes. But by storing your belongings under — or inside — a metal building, you’ll reduce the risk of damage to your property caused by one of these dangerous weather events.
Regardless of where in Alabama you live and whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner, Carports and More can supply a metal building that will meet your needs.
Metal Carports in Alabama for the City and the Country
Carports and More offers some of the most customizable carports for rural and urban areas on the market today. With our 3D designer tool, all elements of your metal carport are within your control, so you can ensure your steel building is perfect for your specific application.
The first step of the design process is choosing your steel carport’s dimensions. Our garage builder tool lets you choose the length, width and leg height.
The metal carports in Alabama we offer are also available in two different frame gauge options.
Carports for sale in Alabama in 14-gauge and 12-gauge frame structures (14gauge = 2-1/2” x 2-1/2″ galvanized steel), (12gauge = 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ galvanized steel) are easy to source in AL from Carports And More, the nation’s largest independent dealer.
We provide quality steel structures, including metal carports and garages AL. It’s time to order a carport from this quality provider, which, by the way, has an “A” rating with the BBB, especially if you’ve been parking your vehicle under a tree or out in the sun.
Our customers take advantage of the ability to size their carports to their specific needs. They can be customized in increments of 1 foot, so you’re getting a truly tailor-made product.
Alabama carport shoppers residing in the cities like Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, Mobile, and Huntsville are often limited by the amount of available space they have on their land. In these areas, a smaller footprint building is perfect. We offer our metal carports and steel buildings in sizes as small as 10-feet long by 10-feet wide and a leg height as short as 5 feet.
If you live in a rural area and aren’t limited by space, you can design a larger metal building or steel carport. If you plan to order from our website, we can supply you with a metal carport in Alabama as large as 30-feet wide by 61-feet long and with a leg height of 12 feet.
If this isn’t large enough for your needs, call our customer service team for further assistance. Over the phone, you can order a metal building or carport as large as 100-feet wide and with unlimited length. If you need something wider, we’re happy to discuss other options with you.
We find in urban areas and in the suburbs, the general preference is for enclosed buildings for both homeowners and business owners. When you choose an enclosed building, you’re able to properly secure it. Our enclosed metal carports in Alabama can be fitted with regular doors, roll-up doors, custom frameouts — if you want to install your own doors — and even windows.
We strongly recommend considering an enclosed building if you’re looking to use your metal building to store anything of value and that could be easily taken.
Those living in rural areas who are simply looking to keep their vehicles out of the sun, or who are looking for basic shelter needs often find that open-sided carports are more than sufficient. Our carports can be ordered in sizes appropriate for all cars and trucks, and can certainly be ordered to accommodate large farm machinery, like tractors and combines.
How Homeowners Can Use Metal Carports in Alabama
The most common residential use for metal buildings in Alabama is a storage space for vehicles And with the rising cost of cars and trucks, the last thing you want to do is risk your vehicles getting damaged because they weren’t covered or even stolen because they weren’t secure.
Our steel buildings make perfect storage facilities for your cars and trucks, in addition to motorcycles, boats, ATVs and more. By keeping your vehicles in a secure building like one of our metal carports, you can potentially save money on your insurance, too. Be sure to tell your insurance agent when you renew that your vehicle is locked up in a secure metal garage.
A metal carport is also a great solution if your Homeowner’s Association imposes restrictions on the storage of RVs, boats or other trailers on your driveway. You won’t want to give up your whole garage to something that could sit unused for months and it will allow you to keep your camper or boat out of the harsh sun and increase its lifespan.
If you’ve got hobbies that require workspace, CPM steel buildings are a perfect choice. Whether it’s working on a vintage car, or even carpentry work, our quality metal buildings can be customized for just about any setup.
Steel carport kits have long been a popular item with do-it-yourselfers. These metal carports are used in the construction of RV and boat covers, recreation canopies, utility and heavy equipment storage, and other uses. We can install your steel carport on almost any surface – concrete, dirt, asphalt, clay or sand – once the ground is level. The best feature of these carport garages is their easy construction.
Carports and More is the best choice to install your steel or aluminum carports, and we have thousands of satisfied customers every year to prove it!
How Businesses Can Use Metal Buildings in Alabama
Are you an Alabama business owner? If you haven’t already invested in a metal building or steel carport for your business or farm, there’s no time like the present.
Alabama is historically an agricultural state when it comes to business, but there are other industry sectors that contribute significantly to the State’s economy, and all of them can benefit from buying metal buildings in Alabama. The biggest industries in Alabama are:
- Auto manufacturing
- Chemical manufacturing
Of course, given the historical importance of agriculture in the Heart of Dixie, we understand it’s important to also cover farming applications for our products, too.
But while most people associate auto manufacturing with Detroit, Michigan, other states, such as Alabama have become home to plants for some of the world’s biggest automakers.
If your business is involved at any point in the supply chain for the auto industry, we can definitely help you expand your operation. Our buildings are perfect for warehousing, distribution, and — in some cases — even manufacturing.
Chemicals are the number 2 export in Alabama’s economy. Chemicals are a vital part of the United State’s industrial infrastructure. Without the chemicals produced in Alabama, so much just would not be possible. Not only that, but with $2.6 billion dollars contributed to Alabama’s economy in 2018, this industry is at the very center of the State’s financial backbone.
Our metal buildings can easily be equipped with the proper ventilation necessary for both the production and storage of chemical products.
Almost two-thirds of the Great State of Alabama is comprised of forest, and that’s approximately 22 million acres of wooded land. A lot of our existing customers are in the lumber industry, and if you’re in the business of growing trees, we’d love to welcome you as well.
Both our open-sided and enclosed steel buildings and metal carports in Alabama are ideal if you’re in the forestry business. They’ll help you keep equipment sheltered and secure, keep lumber out of the rain and even provide shelter for pickups and deliveries.
Technology is another one of the largest industry sectors in Alabama, and it continues to grow year over year. Huntsville County, in particular, is one of the areas driving this industry; it’s a popular area for the design and manufacturing of technology hardware.
Our metal buildings can absolutely be set up to support a production line for electronic components. If you’re new to the sector, cost-effective metal buildings in Alabama can help you to maximize your revenue, as you’ll spend less money and time setting up your operation compared with companies who choose to set up comparably sized brick buildings.
Farmers in Alabama are some of our biggest customers. Metal carports in Alabama can be used for crop storage and processing, as well as animal rearing and milking.
On top of this, our carports make an ideal place to house farm equipment when it’s not in use. Our open-sided carports are perfect for oversized equipment. And if you take care of your own crop dusting, our carports can easily be fitted with frameouts and used as an aircraft hangar.
You can use one of our carport kits in Alabama for a lasting structure that will grace your property for years to come. Don’t worry if you can’t install it yourself: we offer no-cost installation and delivery in every state. This guarantees a fixed cost for your steel carport that cannot be manipulated once installation begins.
We also offer “buy now” utility carports that have standard shapes and sizes, but we can also customize your car port up to 100′ wide clear span and up to any length.
What to Think About When Buying Metal Carports in Alabama
Before you buy a metal carport in Alabama, you’ll want to consider a few factors that could potentially influence the style or size of carport you need. There may also be additional environmental factors to consider when selecting where to install it.
Securely Anchoring Metal Carports in Alabama is Extremely Important
Alabama sees more than its fair share of extreme weather, especially hurricanes and tornadoes. Don’t let your cars and other vehicles get damaged during these events. To make matters worse, insurance companies can be reluctant to pay for damage caused by severe weather.
Even though Alabama is not a Great Plains state, it’s experienced more EF5 tornadoes than any other state since 1966. If you’re looking to protect valuable vehicles from damage, an enclosed metal car port is your best bet. If you’re only concerned about keeping your belongings out of the rain or in the shade, an open-sided carport is likely sufficient enough for your needs.
A concrete foundation is the most reliable base for your carport and will allow for the most secure installation, allowing it to stand up to greater wind speeds than carports anchored to gravel, grass or dirt. It will also prevent swaying and potential damage to your carport.
If you already have a concrete slab or you’re able to lay one prior to the delivery and installation of your new metal building, you should definitely consider doing it. But if you don’t already have a concrete slab or you don’t want to pour one, don’t worry. The correct anchoring system will ensure your carport is secured properly, whether it’s on clay, sand or any other soft surface.
Enclosed Metal Buildings in Alabama Must be Climate Controlled
If you’re using a metal building for commercial purposes where employees will spend extended periods of time inside, you’ll likely need to insulate and install heating and air conditioning.
Alabama’s hot and humid climate will not only make working in a metal building uncomfortable; it may also be unsafe for workers. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends maintaining a workplace temperature of between 68 and 78 degrees.
If you insulate your building and install an HVAC system, you’ll have full control of the interior climate of the building. This has two positive effects. One: comfortable workers are happy workers. And two: by controlling the climate, you’re keeping humidity within acceptable levels.
Plus, extremely humid weather can damage equipment, crops, and other products,
Part of Buying Metal Carports in Alabama is Choosing the Right Frame
Choosing the appropriate metal frame is especially important for those who live in heavily forested regions, where there’s a higher chance of trees falling. As we’ve already mentioned, we offer two different steel frame options: a 14-gauge steel frame and a 12-gauge steel frame.
Our 14-gauge frame measures 2 ½ inches thick and our 12-gauge frame measures 2 ¼ inches thick. The 12-gauge frame is approximately 20 percent stronger than the 14-gauge frame.
Although the 12-gauge frame is a bit more expensive than the 14-gauge frame, investing in a more durable frame that has a better chance of withstanding a falling tree, especially if you’re using your metal building to protect valuable vehicles and belongings, is well worth it. Think about the value of what’s inside. Are you willing to risk losing those items? If not, a 12-gauge frame will give you peace of mind and offer better protection in case something does happen.
If you live near the coast, such as the Mobile area, you may also be thinking about how the salty coastal air will affect your steel building. You’ll be happy to know all our steel frames are galvanized, meaning they’re resistant to corrosion, or in this case, rust.
Intro Pricing for Metal Buildings in Alabama
Here at Carports and More, we offer quality products that we can truly stand behind. We sell and ship steel buildings all across the country, and are proud to sell metal carports in Alabama.
When it comes to payments, we offer a simple and transparent procedure. Once you’ve designed your carport using our Carport and Garage builder, you can proceed to checkout. And at the time you place your order, we require only a 10 percent deposit. Once you’ve made the down payment, we’ll contact you to set up a delivery and installation date.
The different styles and designs of utility carports will vary in the amount of time and help required to assemble or erect them. Some portable carport kit styles or canopies can be assembled by one person in just a few hours, while others need up to four people for one or two days.
Permitting and Land Usage of Metal Buildings in Alabama
Depending on where you’re located in Alabama, you may require building permits in order to build your metal carport. We suggest designing your steel building on our website, and once you’ve chosen a layout and design, you can apply for the applicable permits.
Building codes are well enforced, and vary by county, city and sometimes even subdivision, so make sure that you do your research before completing your purchase.
To help you get started, head to the Alabama Building Commission website.
We Sell Metal Carports In Every Alabama County
We sell carports across Alabama, including carports for sale in Autauga, Baldwin, car port in Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Bullock, Butler, RV carport in Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Cleburne, Coffee, Colbert, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Cullman, carport canopy in Dale, Dallas, De Kalb, aluminum carports in Elmore, Escambia, Etowah, carports for sale in Fayette, Franklin, RV carport in Geneva, Greene, carport canopy in Hale, Henry, Houston, portable canopy in Jackson, Jefferson, portable canopy in Lamar, Lauderdale, canopies for sale in Lawrence, Lee, Limestone, Lowndes, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Washington, Wilcox, Winston.