The Top Provider of Custom Carports in America

Welcome to Alan's Factory Outlet, a family-owned and operated business. For nearly two decades Alan Jr. and Julie Bernau have been helping customers find the perfect carport or garage to fit their lifestyle!

20 Year Warranty

Why shop with us?

  • FREE delivery and installation
  • Pay upon delivery (small deposit required)
  • Custom-made in the U.S.
  • 12-gauge tubing comes with a 20-year rust-through warranty

Call or contact us online at any point with any questions or concerns you may have

“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

  • Regular Roof Carports
    Regular Roof Carports
  • Boxed Eave Carports
    Boxed Eave Carports
  • Vertical Roof Carports
    Vertical Roof Carports

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 16 different colors available apply to the roof and the trim, which is on the end along the roofline. 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 charged 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, Virginia, and West 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 170 mph wind rating

Estimated Delivery Times for Carports and Metal Garages

The delivery times on the metal carports can vary based on the state, complexity of your order, the weather in your area, and other factors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Makes the Best Metal Carports?

If you're searching for "the best metal carports near me," you need to 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 $1,295 and $4,995. Your carport cost will vary depending on the size, style, and customization options.

How Much Does a Metal Carport Cost?

Each of our metal carports prices, and sizes, come in a wide variety. The basic price for a 20' long by 12' wide regular style carport comes in at $1,295. But a 35' long by 24' wide option costs $4,395. For a more comprehensive look at all our prices, head on over to our metal carport prices page.

Is a Carport Cheaper Than a Garage?

On average, yes. A metal garage with the same carport dimensions will cost slightly more. This is due to the garage being a completely enclosed structure and therefore requires more materials to build.

What Is the Difference Between Regular, Boxed-Eave, and Vertical-Style Metal Carports?

The regular-style metal carports are rounded on the sides and have a barn-shaped roof. This is the most economical roof style for metal carports. Meanwhile, aluminum carport covers with boxed-eave roofs have no curves; the roof slopes straight down from the peak, although the panels still run horizontally.

What makes the vertical carports different from the regular and boxed-eave carports is that on a vertical-style carport, the roof sheeting runs up and down across the length of the roof, allowing the snow to easily slide off so you won’t have to rake the roof. In order to attach the sheeting to a vertical carport, bracing is put under the roof. The vertical carport is the only model with this roof design. On the other two styles, the metal roof runs horizontally along the length of the building. If you are planning to add a gutter to your garage or carport, you will want to go with the vertical style.

Regular Roof

This roof style is the most economical. Its bow gives it a unique shape.

Regular Roof Carport
Regular Roof Garage

Boxed Eave Roof

This is an A-frame style. Its roofing panels run from front to back.

Boxed Eave Roof Carport
Boxed Eave Roof Garage

Vertical Roof

The vertical roof style is the strongest roof style available as the panels are in a vertical orientation.

Vertical Roof Carport
Vertical Roof Garage

How Much Does it Cost to Install a Carport?

Nothing! Each of our custom carport kits, and other metal building products, include both free delivery and free installation. Our team of experts will handle your carport's setup at no extra cost to you.

What Are Carports Used For?

The main purpose of a prefabricated carport is to protect your vehicles - cars, trucks, boats, etc. However, there's no written law that says it must be used as a metal car shelter! You can use it as a workshop, a covering for outdoor eating, or anything else you can think of. Use our carport builder online to create inexpensive carport ideas that work best for your needs! Feel free to try out different designs before settling on your final purchase.