America’s #1 Seller of Custom Carports

Alan’s Factory Outlet is a family run business owned and operated by me, Alan Bernau Jr and my wife Julie for over 18 years and we’ll help you find the perfect carport for your needs.

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  • 20 year rust-through warranty on 12 gauge
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“Service was like nothing I’d ever experienced before! Thrilled with the storage building”

- Mike and Sharon - Marshall, Virginia

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Covering Everything You Care About Since 2003

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Custom Metal Carports for Sale at Great Prices

Alan's Factory Outlet has a wide variety of metal carports for sale, all of which come with a one-year workmanship warranty from the date of installation. Each high-quality, affordable carport is fully customizable, and we offer free delivery as well as free installation by our expert builders. Place your order today and you can get exactly the right structure to protect your car, truck, RV, or any other type of property!

Customizing Your Steel Carport

One of the benefits of ordering a carport online with Alan's Factory Outlet is that you can customize it to meet your storage needs. Each of our carports is custom-built in the style, size and color you want. The leg heights can be made taller in one-foot increments to fit a wide variety of items, such as an RV, motor home, tractor, tractor-trailer, boat, cars, trucks, or farm equipment.

Before you make your purchase, browse our carport color options online. Carports can enhance your property's attractiveness, so make the most of your color choices! The 13 different colors available apply to the roof and the trim, which is on the end along the roof line. If you close the sides, you also get to pick the color for the sides. All of the metal sheeting is 29-gauge and has a baked enamel finish.

When you shop for a carport online with Alan's Factory Outlet, you also have a choice of three different roof styles. We offer regular, boxed-eave, and vertical-roof steel carports for sale. The regular-style carports are the most economical, and they come with a rounded, barn-shaped roof. The other two styles look the same at first, but the difference is in the direction that the roof sheeting runs in. On a boxed-eave carport, the 29-gauge sheeting runs lengthwise, just like on the regular-style roof, but on a vertical-roof carport, the sheeting runs up and down, which helps snow and rain to slide off. The vertical style is the strongest style, and we strongly recommend this style on larger carport sizes, as the longest roof paneling we have comes in 36-foot-long sections.

Metal Carport Headroom, Center Clearance, and Top Peak Clearance

Example 1: Regular-Roof Carport

Let's say you are considering buying a regular carport to house your RV that is 12 feet wide and 36 feet long with legs that stand 12 feet tall. This regular-style carport will have legs that are 12 feet tall at the bottom of the bend. As you move toward the center of the carport, the height clearance will increase. At about 6 inches from the side, the carport is 1 foot taller, making the clearance 13 feet. All regular-style carports are like this. At the center of the carport, the peak headroom clearance on these 12-foot-leg and 12-foot-wide carports is 14 feet 3 inches, 2 feet 3 inches more than the leg height ordered. It is important to remember that this isn't the headroom of the carport but the clearance above the braces and the trusses.

Regular Roof System Center Brace Clearance and Peak Height

Width Center Brace Clearance Peak Height

Regular Clearance

WidthCenter Brace ClearancePeak Height
12'2' 3"2' 9"
18'2' 9"3' 3"
20'2' 8"3' 4"
22'2' 8"3' 6"
24'3' 1"3' 11"
26'2' 5"4' 6"
28'2' 4"4' 6"
30'2' 4"4' 9"

Example 2: Boxed-Eave and Vertical-Roof Carports

The boxed-eave and vertical-style steel carports both have A-frame gable roofs, and both styles feature the same headroom clearance. So let's say you are looking to buy a 12x36 boxed-eave or vertical-roof carport with 12-foot legs to store your RV. With the 12-foot legs, the headroom clearance in the middle of the carport is 1 foot 7 inches taller, for a total height of 13 feet 7 inches. The peak at the top of the truss is also 2 feet 2 inches taller, for a total height of 14 feet 2 inches.

Boxed-Eave and Vertical Roof System Center Brace Clearance and Peak Height

Width Center Brace Clearance Peak Height

Boxed Vertical Clearance

WidthCenter Brace ClearancePeak Height
12'1' 7"2' 2"

All of these carports come standard with 14-gauge, 2 1/2-inch square tubing. You can always upgrade to a thicker 12-gauge, 2 1/4" square tubing. The framing with 12-gauge metal tubing comes with a 20-year rust-through warranty.

Preparing a Space for Your Prefab Carport

Before we deliver your new carport, you can put down either a level gravel pad or a concrete pad. If you are putting down a gravel pad, we recommend making the dimensions of your gravel pad 2 feet longer and 2 feet wider than the carport size you order. If you'd rather prepare a concrete pad, you'll want it to be at least 1 foot wider than your carport; for instance, if you order a 12-foot-wide, 21-foot-long carport, make your pad size at least 13 feet wide by 21 feet long.

It's important to note that the outside footprint of your building is 1 foot shorter than the roof length. This is due to 6 inches of roof overhang on the front and back ends, which is accounted for in the length measurement of each building. Some roof styles also have roof overhang on either side, but this is not accounted for in the building measurements.

How to Purchase a Custom Carport

Alan's Factory Outlet makes purchasing your new carport online easy and efficient. Just choose your roof style, size, and customizations, and place your order. When you buy a metal carport online, your credit card will be changed for a deposit of between 10% and 17% of the total price. The remaining balance is due when your carport is delivered and can be paid with either a credit card or check, whichever is best for you. Metal carport kits can be delivered and installed for free in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Alan's Factory Outlet steel carports and metal garages are built to withstand different climates, and so their construction varies slightly from one region to the next. In the District of Columbia, Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, carport prices are a little higher because our carports need to be fully braced and built with tubing 4 feet on center to withstand the heavy snow in these northern states. These carports are certified to endure 105 mph winds and 35 psf of snow; you can also upgrade to a carport that will withstand 65 psf of snow.

Another state that has different prices on steel carports is Florida. All structures in FL are required to be built certified for 150 mph winds. We also offer the option to upgrade to a 180 mph wind rating.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Makes the Best Metal Carports?

If you're searching for "the best metal carports near me," you need look no further to find them than Alan's Factory Outlet. Our inexpensive custom carports are made from high-quality materials and built to last. A carport kit from our stock will be sturdy but simple to put together, either on your own or using our professional installers.

What Is the Average Cost to Build a Carport?

Our metal carports' prices range between $1,495 for a 12x20 and $20,581 for a 40x50. Your carport cost will vary depending on the size, style, and customization options.

Is a Metal Carport Considered a Permanent Structure?

By definition, a carport is only permanent if it's fixed to the ground. A portable carport can be moved, but a permanent carport can be attached to a garage or cemented in place. Our carports are anchored to the ground or cement.

Can You Turn a Metal Carport Into a Garage?

Yes. In fact, we can enclose any of our carports for you. You can opt to enclose the sides, enclose the ends, or choose both for a fully enclosed garage. We can also add garage doors and walk-in doors to provide easy access to your new metal garage.

Do I Need Planning Permission to Erect a Carport?

In some cases, you'll need planning approval to erect a carport. You'll need to check your local building regulations to see whether you need to get a permit for your new carport in your municipality.

Does Adding a Carport Increase Home Value?

Adding a prefabricated carport to your property can certainly increase your home value. If you don't have a garage, it will provide shelter for the potential buyer's vehicle, and if you do have a garage, a residential carport add-on provides parking for extra vehicles, lawnmowers, and other items that need shelter. A detached carport is an excellent addition to any property.

Do You Need Footings for a Carport?

No, we do not require pour footings to install carport. We can anchor your new carport to the ground with rebar or mobile home anchors, or we can use concrete anchors if you have prepared a concrete pad for your carport. You may want to check with your local code to make sure they are not required.

How Can I Make My Carport Look Nice?

There are lots of ways to dress up a carport! You can hang string lights from them for some elegant lighting, or you can hang paper lanterns from them for a party. You can also plant shrubs and flower beds around the outside for some natural beauty.