16x20 I-Beam Carport

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16×20 Carport

The 16x20 metal carport package is one of the most popular choices for sheltering a vehicle or equipment. Steel I-beam carports from General Steel are a responsible choice if you live in a region with volatile weather conditions due to their strength & durability. In addition to preventing hail or wind damage to your vehicle, carports limit your vehicle’s exposure to sun & frost. A 16x20 carport can also serve as a storage space, saving you money on renting a storage unit.

General Steel Carports

Framing Detail, Warranties and Service

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to build a carport?

The cost of a steel carport depends on a few factors; first, the size of the carport package. Larger structures cost more but are cheaper when considering cost per square foot. Second, prices are determined by carport type, including the custom features that you select. Lastly, the price of steel at any time can fluctuate based on market performance. These factors combine to set your final price.

What’s the difference between a hardware store carport and a General Steel carport?

Carports from big-box hardware stores like Home Depot are designed for temporary use. Steel I-beam structures from General Steel are long-term investments that are designed that consider local weather events and conditions.

Why are steel carports superior?

Steel construction provides the strength, durability, and value that other types of construction can’t match.

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

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