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!
Why buy a metal car shelter with us?
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“I love my new carport. Ordering was easy. Installation was fast. Guys done an awesome job! I highly recommend Alan’s to anyone!”- David
“Excellent experience from start to finish. So easy to design and customer service was great and our carport is wonderful!”- Steve
“Very nice carport, we would order from Alan's again. Our third carport from Alan's.”- James
If you're wondering where to buy a carport near you that you can customize without paying a fortune, look no further. 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!
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.
Which roof style do you prefer? With Alan's Factory Outlet, you have a choice of three different 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, sloping straight down from the peak, but the difference is in the direction that the roof sheeting runs in. On boxed-eave carport covers, 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 so you won't have to rake the roof. If you are planning to add a gutter to your garage or carport, you will want to go with the vertical style. 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.
How big of a metal carport do you need? You can buy a custom carport in any size, from a small shelter for picnics or a single car to a triple-wide carport or one for an RV. The leg heights can be made taller in 1-foot increments to fit a wide variety of items, such as an RV, motor home, tractor, tractor-trailer, boat, cars, trucks, or farm equipment. When you're planning the height of your carport, remember that there's a difference between leg height and peak clearance. When you buy a regular-style carport, you'll gain between 2 and 3 feet of height in the center of the carport due to the peaked shape of the roof. With a boxed-eave or vertical-style carport, there's less of a difference between the leg height and the height at the center of the structure; you'll only gain around 1 to 2.5 feet of height in the middle.
Carports can enhance your property's attractiveness, so make the most of your carport color options! The 16 different colors available apply to the roof and the trim, which is on the end along the roofline. If you enclose 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.
All of these carports come standard with 14-gauge, 2 1/2-inch square tubing. You can always upgrade to thicker 12-gauge, 2 1/4" square tubing. The framing with 12-gauge metal tubing comes with a 20-year rust-through warranty.
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.
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 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 50 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
If you're unsure where to buy carport kits or prefab shelters, you need to look no further than Alan's Factory Outlets. We make it easy to buy the best metal carports near you: Just order online and you'll get inexpensive custom carports that 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.
Our metal carports' prices range between $1,295 and $4,995. Your carport cost will vary depending on the size, style, and customization options.
Nothing! Each of our custom carport kits and other metal building products include both free delivery and free installation. 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. Our team of experts will handle your carport's setup at no extra cost to you!