Metal Carport Kits

Sizes We Recommend


You have a few options when it comes to sheltering your most valuable toys. A prefabricated garage or other enclosed steel structure are reliable options for protecting them from serious damage. But if you’re working with a limited budget, limited space, or an enclosed building is unnecessary, your best option might be a steel carport. Carports are usually open on four sides with a roof to protect all of your vehicles from inclement weather.

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Warranties and Service

Brand General Steel
Available Products I-Beam Framing: 26 Gauge Sheeting, Light Gauge Framing: 14 Gauge
Add Colors Roof, Walls and Trim
I-Beam Structural Warranty 50 Years
Paint Warranty 40 Years
Galvalume Roof Warranty 25 Years
Standing Seam Roof Warranty 20 Years
Project Coordinator Included at No Additional Cost

Customizing Your Carport Height, Width and Length

Working with General Steel is a collaborative process that ensures that your final product reflects your specific needs. The process starts with a two-way conversation between you and our experienced team. We want to know exactly how you will be using your metal carport, how it will fit on your property, and your ideas for interior and exterior design, among other factors. We then research the location of the carport to ensure that it’s equipped to withstand the wind and snow loads of your area.

Once we get an idea of what carport kit best suits your project, we work with you to add any available customization options. The ease of steel construction allows us to modify configurations and add further customizations without breaking your budget. From design to construction, we provide the materials and expertise to transform a building kit into a reliable carport.

Browse Our Selection of I-Beam and Light Gauge Steel Carports

Carports are designed to protect, and no building material is as reliable as steel when it comes to safely sheltering your vehicle or fleet of vehicles. We provide a variety of steel carport solutions, including I-beam, light gauge, and leanto structures. Our wide selection allows you to find a carport that fits your location, vehicles, and budget.

While all of our carport solutions are held to the highest of standards, the I-beam carport is specifically pre-engineered for durability and backed by our 50-year warranty. If you are located in an especially volatile climate, or if you simply want to ensure protection, the I-beam carport is our most durable and effective carport solution.

I-Beam vs Light Gauge Carports

I-Beam Carport Pros

  • 50 year structural warranty
  • Able to withstand harsher weather
  • Can design to enclose at a later time

I-Beam Carport Cons

  • Higher initial investment
  • Concrete foundation or piers needed in all cases
  • More difficult to assemble

Light Gauge Carport Pros

  • Cheaper upfront costs
  • Can be erected by almost anyone
  • Typically faster delivery timelines

Light Gauge Carport Cons

  • More prone to failure under duress
  • More difficult to match surrounding structures
  • Cannot enclose easily in the future
How do I know which type of carport I need?

Our experienced team has worked with thousands of customers over the years. Once we discuss location, budget, and storage needs, we can recommend what carport best fits your needs.

The local big-box hardware store has carports for much cheaper. What’s difference between those carports and General Steel carports?

Carports and other structures from big-box hardware stores like Home Depot are designed for temporary use. If you’re looking for long-term storage, General Steel’s carports are backed by a 50-year structural warranty.

Do I need a standard carport or a leanto carport?

If you have limited space and a sound structure to attach to, a leanto can serve as an appropriate place for storage. If you have more room in your budget, an I-beam carport is the more reliable option.

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