Arizona Steel Buildings for Desert and City Dwellers
It doesn’t matter where in Arizona you live, installing and owning a metal carport at your home or business can bring a whole host of benefits. At Carports and More we have a huge selection of Arizona steel buildings to choose from. We believe in fair, transparent pricing, which is why every metal building we sell comes with free shipping, handling and installation.
If you’re in the market for AZ metal carport kits, choose wisely. At Carports in Arizona and More, we stand behind our Arizona utility carports for sale, and we offer live support to you, our customers, when you need it.
Our AZ vehicle and RV double carports are a great place to put your car, boat or trailer. They are trouble-free, useful, comparatively cheap and can even be portable.
We make everything from ordinary carport canopy covers to professional-grade storage sheds with spaces that can be closed off from the elements and made secure. It’s no wonder we have thousands of satisfied customers every year.
This page aims to teach you all about the benefits that come with owning an Arizona carport, as well as some of the vital information you’ll need to know when considering your design and installation location. You’ll also find some land use and permitting resources.
In addition, this page provides in-depth insight into Arizona Carports. We have taken the time to go into detail about the various styles of steel carport and metal buildings we offer. We’ve also provided the base prices for some of the more popular styles in Arizona.
By the time you’re through reading this page, you will know the ins and outs of Arizona carports in Arizona. If you still don’t feel ready to make a decision on your metal building design, please feel free to give us a call and our incredible sales team will guide you through the process.
Arizona Carports and Steel Buildings We Sell
Our Arizona carports and metal building styles 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 Arizona steel building and metal carport styles we sell include the following:
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 Arizona Steel Buildings From Carports and More
Arizona is so much more than just desert; with more than 7 million residents, Arizona is the 14th most populous state in the U.S. From the prairies to big cities like Phoenix, Flagstaff and Scottsdale, Arizona has some seriously diverse terrain, which means you really have to consider the various land use and building code requirements in your area.
This investment can earn you a thirty percent tax credit in the state.
Thanks to the extremely customizable nature of our metal buildings, designing Arizona carports for a home or business in the country or the city could not be easier.
We ship and install portable carport kits and RV carports to homeowners, government bureaus, and business clients every day, and we have been offering the best carport prices in Arizona for a decade.
We offer customized options, and we can go up to 100′ clear span (call us if you need it wider). We can make any length possible. Our building kits can be anchored on any level surface, including concrete, asphalt, clay or sand.
Customizable Metal Carports in Arizona for Rural and Urban Areas
Customization is at the heart of what we do here at Carports and More. On our website, you’ll find an incredibly handy carport builder tool. You can use this feature to customize Arizona carports from the ground up, including height, width and depth.
Other personalization options we offer for our Arizona steel buildings include sidewalls, walk-in and roll-up doors, windows, and frameouts — openings for your own custom doors.
Carports and More offers several options when it comes to setting up your metal carport in Arizona. Our steel carports can be shipped and delivered at no cost to customers anywhere in the United States, and one of their best features is the easy installation. These metal carports are made from 12-14 gauge galvanized steel (the 12 gauge is 20 percent stronger than the 14 gauge).
Something we often hear from our customers living in the city is that space is difficult to come by. That’s why it’s particularly handy we build metal Arizona carports in smaller sizes. In fact, our Arizona steel buildings start as small as 10’ length x 10’ width x 5’ height.
Our customers in the country are often less limited by the available space, and are able to order much larger car ports. Nowadays we can go as much as 100 feet wide clear span or more, and the length is unlimited. If you have a need for something bigger than our customization tool allows you to order, just call us directly and we’ll make it happen.
When you’re designing Arizona carports, your location can also influence whether or not you choose to enclose it. Those living in the city will definitely benefit from the added security of a fully enclosed steel carport or garage. And if you’re planning to build your carport with completely enclosed sidewalls, you’ll need to include at least one walk-in or roll-up door.
Those living in rural areas are more likely to benefit from an open-sided, or partially enclosed Arizona carport. This style allows for easy access to tools and equipment, and also allows you to store items that may exceed the footprint of the building. From a recreational standpoint, you could even use it as a convenient outdoor grilling space, too.
Our metal Arizona carports can be designed with as few or as many doors, windows and frameouts as you need. If you’re planning to use your metal carport for storage of large equipment and you plan to order it with enclosed sides, a frameout or two may be the best option, as our rolling doors are subject to a 10-foot width size limit.
Not only that, we can install our durable steel buildings and metal Arizona carports on almost any surface — dirt, asphalt, concrete, clay or sand — as long as it’s level. All of the carports for sale in Arizona are easy to clean and maintain and are sturdy enough to resist all types of weather conditions. Maybe that’s why we have thousands of satisfied customers every year!
Arizona Steel Buildings Are Perfect for Residential Use
Our utility carports for sale in Arizona are the perfect way to keep your vehicle shielded from the elements. Aside from being the nation’s largest independent dealer, we are rated “A” with the BBB, and we are the low price leader for steel carport kits. We don’t outsource our car port manufacturing process overseas, they are made right here in America.
Metal carports for residential purposes are becoming exceptionally popular in Arizona. Our carport builder tool can help you design the perfect metal building for protecting your cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, and ATVs from some of the harshest sunshine in the nation.
We understand a lot of Arizona residents are camping enthusiasts too. So even if you’re looking for a metal garage that you can store your large trailer or fifth wheel in, we can help with that.
If you’re finding your home doesn’t have enough space and a home extension isn’t an option and your garage is already full, a metal carport is perfect for your additional storage needs.
Or, if you’re looking for a simpler solution for storage of garden tools or furniture — a basic shed or shelter, for example — we can supply those, too.
Arizona Carports Are Perfect for Commercial Uses
No matter whether your Arizona business is small or large, we have metal Arizona carports that fit almost every commercial need.
The four pillars of industry in Arizona are the four c’s: copper, cotton, cattle and citrus. Fortunately for Arizona business owners, our steel buildings are perfect for all of these.
Metal buildings from Carports and More can be used for practically every farming need.
Agricultural equipment is a significant investment, and the brutal Arizona sun can cause it to age prematurely. Using one of our steel carports is a great option, whether you need to store gear, crops or livestock. Some customers have even used metal buildings as milking sheds, as well.
Arizona’s copper mining industry is another area that can benefit from an Arizona Carport. It makes an ideal place to keep equipment secure, or a cost-effective copper ore storage facility.
Another industry that can undoubtedly benefit from Arizona steel buildings is the aviation and aerospace industry. The year-round clear skies and calm weather make it an ideal center for this booming sector. A metal building can be used as a hangar for aircraft storage, or even set up for aerospace manufacturing purposes, too.
Even those in the tourism industry can make use of Arizona carports. If you’re in the business of aerial sightseeing tours of the Grand Canyon, one of the State’s most treasured natural wonders, you can set up your entire operation from a metal carport.
If you’re in the business of event space rental, Arizona steel buildings are a great way to help you grow your company in new areas without the need for costly brick and mortar structures. Even if you don’t plan to rent out the building itself, our metal buildings are great for storing your tables, chairs, cloths, cutlery, décor, and any electronics.
Factors to Consider When Buying a Carport in Arizona
Arizonans know there is so much more to the state than desert. While cities like Tucson, to the south, are indeed in desert country, you also have mountain towns like Flagstaff to the north.
With this kind of variation in Arizona’s topography and geography, there are various factors you will have to consider when designing and ordering your metal building.
How Sudden Rain Can Affect Your Foundation
Arizona is, for the most part, a very dry state. But it’s not always dry. In the event of heavy rain, the ground will quickly contract when it dries, which causes a rapid expansion of the earth. If you’re building your metal carport on a concrete slab, you can end up with severe cracks.
Avoid this by ensuring you make provisions to divert water away from metal Arizona carports using well-placed gutters and drain pipes.
You won’t have to worry about your Arizona steel building not being able to hold all those additions, either. All Arizona carports we sell are available in 12-gauge and 14-gauge galvanized steel frames. When the steel is galvanized, it is dipped in zinc, which provides a protective coating, prolonging its life and preventing rust and oxidation.
Temperature Regulation Inside Your Metal Building
With summer temperatures regularly in three digits across the state, Arizona is one of the hottest places in the country. Although, in the north, particularly in the state’s ski resorts, temperatures often dip below freezing.
If you’re trying to regulate the temperature inside your metal building to protect what’s inside, ordering the fully enclosed sidewalls is the best way to go. And if your metal building is enclosed, you can easily add an HVAC system for climate control.
If this is the route you’re planning to take, ensure you consider installing insulation inside the walls to increase the efficiency of your system. This will keep your ongoing energy costs much lower as the building will trap warm air when it’s cold, and cold air when it’s hot.
When it comes to insulating Arizona steel buildings, there are several ways to do it, but the most common way of doing it is:
- Installing of metal tracking and studs directly on the sidewalls
- Installing your insulation
- Installing interior wall panels
If you plan to use your Arizona carport as a workshop — or any space regularly occupied by people — you should be placing insulation and an HVAC system fairly high on your to-do list.
Although, if you are only looking to install a basic bike shed or car cover to keep your vehicles out of the sun, an open-sided steel car port may get the job done.
Designing Arizona Carports for Heavy Snow Loads
While Arizona is most famous for its deserts and dry weather, the northern city of Flagstaff also deals with an average annual snowfall of 102 inches.
At Carports and More, we construct all our metal buildings to withstand a range of conditions. But that strength ultimately comes down to the roof style. Our Arizona carports are available with three different roof styles; standard horizontal, A-frame horizontal and A-frame vertical.
Our recommendation for those concerned about heavy snow loads is the A-frame vertical roof type. A-frame vertical roofs are built with flush ends, a ridge cap and trim on all four eaves.
With this style, you get side-to-side ridges — as opposed to front-to-back — that allow for much easier snow runoff and help to keep the weight down. This protects your steel building’s structural integrity and means you’ll spend less time on a ladder clearing away snow.
Prices of Arizona Steel Buildings
Carports and More sells metal and soft-sided buildings and storage sheds throughout Arizona. We can also deliver and install your metal carport at no additional cost. You always get the same top-quality service, no matter where you want your carport kits delivered or installed.
We suggest you make use of the exclusive metal carport builder tool on our website. Once you’ve made a decision about the size and design of your Arizona carport, go ahead and purchase with just a 10% deposit required (remaining payment due upon delivery/installation).
After we’ve received your down payment, we will follow up with you to get you scheduled for delivery and installation. All that’s left for you to do is to meet your construction team on the day and show them where to assemble it.
Permitting and Land Usage of Metal Arizona Carports
The popularity of steel and aluminum carports in Arizona continues to increase, and they’re easy to order online. Many people value the easy maintenance of our metal carports. Before you order, you will need to get building permits for your carport garages from your local permitting agency, as with any other type of structure.
As is common in all states, Arizona does impose building regulations and codes at the state, county and city levels. Any restrictions imposed on your steel carport depend on the style of metal building you choose, and the location in which you’re planning to build.
We always recommend getting in touch with your local planning authorities before purchasing in order to avoid discovering your new metal carport doesn’t meet building code requirements.
After you’ve applied and have been granted the required permits, you should be able to get your metal building project underway immediately.
For more information specific to Arizona carport installation, head to the state’s department of housing website.
Arizona’s Leader in Carports and Portable Metal Shelters
We sell steel carport kits in Arizona for cars, boats and RVs across the state, including Apache, Cochise, aluminum carports in Coconino, carports for sale in Gila, Graham, carport garages in Greenlee, carports in La Paz, Maricopa, carports for sale in Mohave, carport canopies in Navajo, Pima, Pinal, portable carports in Santa Cruz, Yavapai and Yuma building kits.