Alan's Factory Outlet has a wide variety of metal carports for sale. All of the carports come with a 1 year workmanship warranty from the date of installation. When you order a carport online with Alan's Factory Outlet, you have a choice of 3 different roof styles. The 3 different styles are regular, boxed eave and vertical roof steel carports. The regular style carports are the most economical of the 3 roof lines offered for sale online. Carports need to function properly in all weather conditions, so carefully consider your area's climate when you buy a new carport.
The regular style is the only one that comes in a rounded barn shaped roof. The regular style steel looks exactly alike at first glance but with one major difference and that would be how the roof sheeting runs. On the boxed eave carport the 29 ga sheeting runs length wise just like the boxed eave and vertical car ports with the regular style, but on the vertical roof carport the sheeting goes up and down which helps the snow or rain slide off. The vertical carport is the most expensive to purchase but is the strongest of the three carports.
On vertical roof the roof sheeting runs up and down. Designed for rain and snow to slide off of it.
Alan's Factory Outlet makes purchasing your new car port online easy and efficient. When you buy the metal carport online your credit card will only be processed between 10% to 17% deposit after you approve the order on the metal carports. The initial processing fee can be paid with credit card or check. The remaining balance is due after it is built or installed, and can be paid with either credit card or check, whichever is best for you.
Video on Carport Styles, Height Clearance and How to Order
Save on installation and shipping when you order with Alan's Factory Outlet. We currently offer metal carports sales in sixteen states. The metal carports are delivered and installed for free only to these states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
Alan's Factory Outlet metal carports and metal garages are built different in District of Columbia, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania such as the metal frame tubing 4' on center due to the heavy snow in these northern states. In these states certified package comes with 105mph and 35psf and you can upgrade for an additional cost to certified for 105mph and 65psf for IN, OH, PA, MD, NJ, NY and DC.
One other state that has different prices on the steel buildings is in Florida because all the structures in FL are required to be built certified for 150 mph with an option to upgrade to 180 mph.
The difference between the boxed eave and vertical roof style is the metal sheeting on the vertical roof is up and down which helps snow or rain slide off of the roof. The vertical style is the strongest style and we strongly recommend the vertical style on any carports 41' long because the longest roof paneling we have is a 36' long section.
If you're ordering a new car port online, please keep in mind the steel carports are only delivered and installed in AL, AR, GA, IL, KS, KY, LA, MS, MO, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA and WV.
One of the benefits of ordering your carport online with Alan's Factory Outlet is that you can customize your carport to meet your needs. In fact, the carports at Alan's Factory Outlet are custom built in the style, size and color you want. The leg heights on them can be made taller in 1' increments to fit a wide variety of items such as an RV, motor home, tractor, tractor trailer, cars, trucks, farm equipment and a boat to name a few.
Metal Carport Headroom, Center Clearance & 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' wide and 36' long with legs that stand 12' tall. This regular style carport will have legs that are 12' at the bottom of the bend. As you move toward the center of the carport, the height clearance will increase. At about 6" from the side, the carport is 1' taller, making the clearance 13'. All regular style carports are like this. At the center of the carport, the peak headroom clearance on these 12' leg and 12' wide carports are 14' 3", 2' 3" 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 & Peak Height
Center Brace Clearance
Example 2: Boxed-Eave & Vertical Roof
The boxed eave and vertical style carports both have A-frame gable roofs and both styles feature the same headroom clearance. The styles do differ in other ways; the vertical style carport roof has sheeting that goes up and down while the boxed eave style has sheeting that runs the length of the carport. Vertical roof styles have the advantage of having rain and snow slide off them easily. So let's say you are looking to buy a 12'x36' boxed eave or vertical roof carport with 12' legs to store your RV. With the 12' legs, the headroom clearance in the middle of the carport is 1'7" taller for a total height of 13'7". The top peak at the top of the truss is also 2'2" taller for a total height of 14'2".
Boxed-Eave & Vertical Roof System Center Brace Clearance & Peak Height
Center Brace Clearance
Before you purchase, browse 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 comes in 29 ga and has a baked enamel finish.
The tubing on the carports come standard in 14 ga 2 1/2" square tubing. You can always upgrade to a thicker 12 ga tubing which is sized at 2 1/4" square tubing. The framing on the 12 gauge metal tubing comes with a 20 year rust through warranty.
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 gravel pad 2' longer and 2' wider than the size you order. If you are putting down a concrete pad here is a list of the recommended concrete pad size for each size carport or metal garage.
Recommended Concrete Pad Size on the Carports and Metal Garages *All sizes are listed with width as first number and length as 2nd Number
*Always check with your local building code to see what is required for your location.
*Concrete Pad Length Needs to be 1' wider and longer than the base dimension of than size of Carport or Metal Garage
Size of Carport or Metal Garage & Recommended Pad Size
12' Wide x 21' Long make pad size 13' Wide x 21' Long
18x21 make pad size 19x21
20x21 make pad size 21x21
22x21 make pad size 23x21
24x21 make pad size 25x21
12x26 make pad size 13x26
18x26 make pad size 19x26
20x26 make pad size 21x26
22x26 make pad size 23x26
24x26 make pad size 25x26
12x31 make pad size 13x31
18x31 make pad size 19x31
20x31 make pad size 21x31
22x31 make pad size 23x31
24x31 make pad size 25x31
12x36 make pad size 13x36
18x36 make pad size 19x36
20x36 make pad size 21x36
22x36 make pad size 23x36
24x36 make pad size 25x36
12x41 make pad size 13x41
18x41 make pad size 19x41
20x41 make pad size 21x41
22x41 make pad size 23x41
24x41 make pad size 25x41
*It's important to note that the outside footprint of your building is 1' shorter than the roof length. This is due to 6" of roof overhang on the front & 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.
Estimated Delivery times for the Carports & Metal Garages
7 days to 30 days: 50%
30 days to 60 days: 40%
60 days to 90 days: 10%
90 days or more: less than 1%
The estimated delivery time frames are not guaranteed, but approximately 90% of the time the delivery is occurring within 60 days of the order being received by the factory. Please keep in mind that if you are in an area that receives any kind of winter weather, there is a greater chance of this exceeding the 90 day estimate because winter weather can make it difficult to complete an installation.
If your carport or metal garage goes over 90 days we will either offer upon your request a 10% discount off of the balance due once it is installed for the inconvenience or provide a full refund of your deposit if you wish to cancel.
Special Note For Orders Placed After October 1st:
Any installations/deliveries occurring in: DC, IN, MD, NJ, NY, OH & PA, will most likely be delayed until Spring, due to common winter storms in these states. Please be advised that during October 1 - Spring, the 90 day delivery guarantee does not apply, as there is a high probability these customers will have an extended wait.