I-Beam Canopy Building vs Tube Canopy Structure

Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages

  • Lowest price point
  • Can be assembled by anyone

Disadvantages

  • Durability
  • Versatility

Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages

  • Affordability
  • Can protect a vehicle

Disadvantages

  • Storms can easily damage
  • Limited on size

Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages

  • Stronger than tube canopies
  • Can be larger than tube buildings

Disadvantages

  • High price point
  • Not as durable as steel

Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages

  • Can be any size
  • Durability

Disadvantages

  • Harder to assemble than tube
  • Can be higher price point
Which is the Best Option?

If you’re looking for a bit of covered space in your backyard or if you’re looking to protect a vehicle from the elements in an area without harsh weather, a tent canopy or tube building may be the best choice – especially if price is a key factor.

If you require a more durable space, then you should consider metal canopy buildings. Steel building kits have grown in popularity compared to wooden buildings because of the clear advantages that pre-engineered steel buildings provide over their wood counterparts. In brief, wooden buildings have quickly gained a reputation for failing in severe storms whereas metal buildings have become known for their extreme durability. For more information on this comparison, this pole barns vs steel buildings article takes a more in depth look at these types of buildings side by side.

Canopy Loaded for Crane

A More Secure Steel Building

For example, some developers of warehousing districts will choose to purchase a canopy building with the intent of building cinder block or concrete walls from the foundation to the roof. This is usually because these developers must provide a more secure structure from vandalism and robberies in a secluded warehousing park. You may think at first that a steel building should be great for this type of application, but the sidewalls can be cut through relatively easily while block or concrete walls are much more difficult to enter. It should also be noted that a steel building will still inherit the characteristics that allow it to stand up to some of mother nature’s most vicious storms because the building is still loaded to do so. On the other hand, loading a building for this type of durability typically costs more than a building with metal sidewalls because it must be loaded for an updraft of wind.

Metal Canopies for Fleet Storage

Business Fleet Storage Canopy

Canopy Size 35 x 80 x 20
Trim Color Classic Green
Location Elizabeth, NJ
Canopy Use Fleet Storage

More Popular Canopy Applications

Looking for more project inspiration? Listed below are additional ways to use a steel canopy for your home or business:

Batting Cage Canopy Building
Hay Storage Canopy
Leanto Canopy Attached to Metal Building
Gas Stations

A General Steel Canopy is ideal for Gas Stations. It is a non-combustible way to cover your pumps and protect your customers from rain, snow, and the beating sun. Your customers will thank you for this! Conveniently, we can also provide you with a cost-effective convenience store.

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