Metal Carports in North Carolina – From the Mountains to the Beach
It’s not only homeowners that stand to benefit from metal buildings in NC, but also business owners. Carports and More is one of the most established retailers of steel carports in the entire country. We have over 10 years of experience and offer products of unrivaled quality.
Our metal carports are not only built to your exact specifications; they’re available in a wide variety of sizes and styles at most competitive prices you’ll find anywhere. On top of offering cost-effective metal buildings in NC, we include delivery and installation at no additional cost.
Our carports for sale in North Carolina have all possible options; metal carports, RV carports for any size motorhome, steel carports, utility carports for businesses and carport related products, such as carport canopies and portable carport covers, at your disposal.
Carports and More is the largest independent dealer of car ports in the USA. Our long list of satisfied North Carolina carport customers bears witness to the quality of carport kits we deliver. If you need a North Carolina carport, you need not look beyond Carports and More.
North Carolina residents no longer need to worry about their cars and other vehicles falling prey to nature’s elements. CPM now makes North Carolina car ports available in any and every county in NC.
Our carports are perfect for anyone looking to keep valuable cars, trucks, RVs, motorcycles, ATVs, jet skis and other vehicles safe from extreme weather conditions.
But metal buildings from Carports and More can be used for so much more than just storing vehicles. Homeowners can free up valuable storage space in their house or garage and move their gardening tools, holiday decorations and sports equipment into a metal building.
On this page, you’ll find all the vital information you need about buying metal buildings in NC. You’ll learn all about the styles, sizes, and colors available, and you’ll find out how to design all types of metal carports, from simple storage sheds to complex workplaces for businesses.
Of course, this is a broad subject, and if this is your first time shopping for a steel building, you may still have questions. If that’s the case, please reach out to our customer service team, who will be able to answer all your questions over the phone.
Steel Carports and Metal Buildings in NC We Sell
Our metal carports in NC span just about every possible use, ranging from simple car covers to large enclosed structures with walk-in and roll-up doors and windows.
We sell the following styles of metal carports in NC:
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.
How You’ll Benefit From Buying Metal Carports in NC From Carports and More
North Carolina is undoubtedly one of the country’s most beautiful regions. From the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains to the beautiful Outer Banks, the vast range of terrain makes for a beautiful place to call home, but that also means metal building requirements vary drastically.
There are many factors that will influence your building depending on where you live. And if you plan to use your metal building for commercial purposes, you’ll encounter different regulations compared with someone planning to install a steel carport at their home.
Awarded the “A” grading with the BBB, CPM is dedicated to the delivery of quality metal carports anywhere in North Carolina.
Our experience in the industry spans over a decade, and we’ve helped literally thousands of satisfied customers all over the United States. Our products are of the very highest quality, and we always stand behind every unit we sell.
The type of carport kit you choose to buy would depend on what you plan to house within the carport canopy and how often you tend to move from one place to another. If you constantly shift residences, you might want to buy our portable carport.
These car ports, as their name suggests, are very easy to shift from one place to another. Every time you move from one part of NC to another, you can easily pack your portable car port with your other belongings and you are off!
Alternatively, if you plan to leave your carport intact when you move residences, there is an added benefit to this move too. An already installed car port increases the resale value of the house…go figure!
Customizable Steel Carports in NC for the City and the Country
Carports and More is the first name in customizable metal buildings in North Carolina, and across the United States. Our Carports and Garage builder tool helps you plan out our metal carports from the convenience of your home, any time. Our designer will show you exactly what your new carport is going to look like, and it will provide you with accurate pricing based on the size you’ve selected, and the number of windows, doors and frameouts you’ve added.
Another customization option we offer is choosing a 12-gauge or 14-gauge steel frame. The 12-gauge frame, made with 2¼ inches of galvanized steel, is twenty percent stronger than the 14-gauge. The latter is made with 2½ inches of galvanized steel.
In North Carolina’s major cities, like Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, and Greensboro, it’s well known that land isn’t particularly easy to come by. In addition, many of the older buildings were built at a time when cars weren’t widely owned, and people didn’t have as many possessions.
As such, storage space in North Carolina residents’ homes and garages can be scarce. But a metal carport can solve your storage issues with ease. If you need additional room, but don’t have a lot of land, we sell metal buildings in NC as small as 10-feet wide by 10-feet long and with leg heights as low as 5 feet.
North Carolina residents who live in more rural areas, like Kitty Hawk, Pinehurst, and Asheville are less likely to encounter the space limitations their counterparts in larger cities do.
If you count yourself amongst these residents, that means you’re more likely to have space for a larger metal building. Our online carport designer tool allows you to order steel buildings as large as 30-feet wide by 61-feet long and with leg heights up to 12-feet tall.
Our metal buildings in NC have virtually no size limits, but we require more details for larger building projects. If the sizes available using our online builder don’t suit your needs, please give us a call directly.
Depending on what you’re planning to store in your metal building or steel carport, you might want to think about going for a fully enclosed design — especially if you live in the city. This will enable you to securely store tools and other small items, as well as your vehicles.
We can equip your metal building with rolling doors and walk-in doors for access, and even windows can be fitted for a more polished look and for extra light if you’re planning on setting up a workshop or recreational area where you’d be spending a lot of time inside.
If you’re out in the country and you have basic shelter needs without security, an open-sided carport may be all you need. Steel carports in NC allow for easy access, which is perfect if you’re coming and going a lot, and they provide great protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Why Homeowners Need Metal Buildings in NC
North Carolina weather is often beautiful, but in the mountains, the winters can get seriously cold. If you don’t have a garage and you’re living in the mountains, you’re probably used to scraping snow off your car or truck on a regular basis during the winter. But what if we told you this could be a thing of the past? With a metal carport, it can be.
Carports and More metal buildings and carports are perfect for keeping your vehicles out of the snow. And not having to scrape snow off of your car means you can set your alarm a little later.
If you live in a suburban area, you likely deal with restrictions and regulations from a Homeowner’s Association (HOA). If you’re subject to any design and color restrictions from your HOA, take advantage of our Carport and Garage Builder to layout your steel carport design.
You can select your color, as well as doors, windows and frameouts. A carport can serve as an ideal space to keep your boat or RV out of sight, too — something else HOAs often require.
Other common residential uses for CPM metal buildings include storage for sporting equipment — especially seasonal equipment like skis and snowboards.
And if you’re planning to store temperature-sensitive items in your enclosed metal building, it’s possible to insulate and air condition your carport.
But if all you need for your home is a small, basic metal shed, our open-sided carports are perfect. They’re strong and sturdy, and do a great job of keeping your small gardening tools and potted plants out of the elements when required.
With car ports within your reach, there’s no need to expend unnecessary money constructing a garage that you’d leave behind when you shift residences.
NC Carports we sell can be installed on almost any surface; dirt, concrete, asphalt or sand. Speaking of installation, our experienced installers will install the carport for you absolutely free of charge*. You could use the money thus saved to buy carport canopies or carport coverings to increase the comfort level of your carports.
If you currently rent, or are looking into renting a storage unit, and you’re still on the fence about a metal carport, stop and think about what your storage unit is costing you each and every month. Our cost-effective metal buildings in NC are a simple one time expense. Once you’ve paid, that’s it, no more ongoing costs — and no rules and restrictions on what you can store.
How Businesses Can Benefit from Steel Carports in NC
We sell metal buildings in NC to businesses small and large, including independent operators and national chains. The possibilities for use in business are almost endless.
Nearly every sector of North Carolina’s economy can utilize metal buildings, but some industries stand out more than others. The three major pillars of North Carolina’s economy are:
- Aerospace and Defense
- Automotive, truck and heavy machinery
North Carolina has arguably the most extensive history with aviation and aerospace in the country, if not the world. Ever since the Wright brothers took flight in the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk back in 1903, this pioneering state has never looked back.
There are a ton of NC businesses involved in the manufacturing of aircraft components. If you’re in the aerospace manufacturing industry and looking to expand, metal buildings in NC are perfect for setting up an R&D facility, a manufacturing line and even warehouse space.
One of North Carolina’s more unique, yet vital, contributors to the economy is furniture. High Point, NC, is considered the Furniture Capital of the World. Although the industry is not as big as it once was, some of the biggest names in the industry still call North Carolina home, and many of them take advantage of metal buildings to manufacture their goods.
Steel buildings in NC can easily be converted into full-scale carpentry and upholstery workshops. Our buildings can handle both large- and small-scale manufacturing operations.
If you’re involved in the supply of raw materials to the furniture industry, we can help you too. Our enclosed carports and steel buildings make perfect short- and long-term storage facilities.
Another one of the state’s biggest industries is truck manufacturing, specifically trucks used for transporting goods. Manufacturers like Daimler and Freightliner are based in North Carolina. But you don’t have to be one of the big names to be involved in the production process.
Many of our customers in the trucking and heavy equipment sectors build smaller components or sell these behemoth vehicles. Fortunately, metal buildings from Carports and More can be built as large as you need them, so even full-size semis and big rigs can be stored or even worked on underneath or inside our steel carports and metal buildings.
Factors to Consider When Buying Carports in NC
If you’re looking at buying metal buildings in NC, there are a few factors to consider. Due to the variety of the state’s geography, where you’re located will have a huge impact on how you design and build you steel carport.
Carports in NC Must Include Sufficient Drainage Systems
In North Carolina’s coastal regions, heavy rainfall can be a real issue, especially during the winter months. Our metal carports offer a great way for you to keep your vehicles, tools, or other equipment safe and dry when the weather is less than ideal.
A steel building is much faster and less costly to erect than any comparable wood or brick building, but it still requires the same care and attention to detail when it comes to drainage.
If you fail to install the proper drainage required for your carport, you risk having rainwater runoff pooling inside. As a short term hazard, this can cause slips and falls. But long term, ongoing dampness can damage the items you’re storing.
In addition, an improper drainage system can result in damage to the foundation. Combat this by installing gutters that lead to a storm drain or your home’s sewage system.
Another way to prevent issues with standing water is to strategically assemble your metal building so it benefits from a downward slope that naturally pushes water away from the area.
Steel Buildings in NC Coastal Areas Are Affected by Salty Air
Being near the coast presents another issue: salty air.
When combining estuaries with North Carolina’s ocean coastline, there are several thousand square miles of land that’s exposed to saltwater and the associated salty air. And, although there are plenty of benefits to living by the ocean, one of the few major drawbacks of course, is the rust and corrosion that can destroy metal.
If you’re within half a mile of the coast, you’re in what’s called the ‘prime corrosion zone’. Fortunately, our steel carports and metal buildings in NC are designed to withstand the elements. The galvanization process ensures the steel we use is coated in a special zinc layer that protects the vulnerable steel from the oxidizing effects of salt.
And because our buildings are resistant to corrosion, they provide a great place to store your vehicles, beach furniture, and anything else you need to protect your belongings from the effects of the coastal air. But if you live near the coast, make sure to wash down your carport with fresh water on a regular basis. This will help to protect the paint and keep it looking its best.
Carports in NC Mountains Need to Withstand Snow
In North Carolina’s mountainous western region, some towns see up to 57 inches of snow. As such, carport owners in these areas should be conscious of the effect of heavy snow loads on the roofs of their metal buildings. Fortunately, at CPM, we offer metal buildings designed to cope with bad weather and heavy snow.
Our metal car ports are available in three different roof styles; standard horizontal, A-frame horizontal and A-frame vertical. We recommend selecting the A-frame vertical roof style if where you live receives a lot of snow. They’re designed with flush ends, a ridge cap and trim on all eaves. But the biggest benefit of customizing metal buildings in NC with an A-frame vertical roof is the ridges. They run side to side, which helps snow to run off naturally.
If snow runs off the roof on its own, there’s less buildup, and buildup is what causes dangerous overloading conditions. Plus, as a bonus, snow naturally sliding off the roof means you won’t have to get on a ladder to scrape it off the roof.
Pricing for Metal Carports in NC
No matter where you live, in the mountains or by the ocean, from Asheville to Wilmington, we’ll bring your carport to your home and assemble it at absolutely no additional cost.
Our recommendation is that you start by designing a custom metal building using our Carport and Garage Builder tool. You can change the dimensions, walls, windows, doors, roof type and more. This will give you an accurate estimate of the cost of your new building.
Once you’ve settled on a design, place an order via our website or call us if your design doesn’t fit within the website parameters. We only ask for a 10 percent deposit during checkout, with the remainder due upon delivery. All that’s left to do at this point is scheduling the delivery and showing the installation team where you’d like your building assembling when they arrive.
Getting Permits for Metal Buildings in North Carolina
In some areas, you’ll need to get approval for a building permit before you finalize your order. It all depends on the development regulations in your city or town. If you do need a permit, we recommend getting approval before placing your order so you don’t run into any issues.
Once you’ve received approval for your permit, you should go ahead and place your order via our website. At this point, you should be able to begin construction at any time.
If you are interested in a car port for either parking or storage purposes, here’s what you need to do:
- Check with the authorities in your area about any ordinances, permits or restrictions you need to know before you finalize your car port purchasing decision.
- Once given the green signal, you can decide the height, width and length of the carport you want adorning your establishment.
- Give us a call! Let us know your specifications and sit back. We’ll complete the rest of your car port project.
carFor more information specific to North Carolina carport installation, head to the state’s Planning and Research website.
We Sell Carports in NC in Every County
Alamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Avery, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Camden, Carteret, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cherokee, Chowan, Clay, Cleveland, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Davidson, Davie, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Gates, Graham, Granville, Greene, Guilford, Halifax, Harnett, Haywood, Henderson, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Iredell, Jackson, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, Martin, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, New, Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Person, Pitt, Polk, Randolph ,Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Tyrrell, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Watauga, Wayne, Wilkes, Wilson, Yadkin, Yancey