If you’ve purchased a new recreational vehicle, you already know just how much of an investment they can be. Much like a boat in terms of maintenance, you’ll spend a significant amount of time keeping your new vehicle clean and in working order. And one of the best ways of protecting your new RV is by purchasing an RV carport. RV carports are much like a standard vehicle cover but built large enough to comfortably accommodate oversized vehicles like RVs, motorhomes, and tour busses.
Our RV carports are designed to keep your vehicles safe from harsh UV rays, high winds, and falling debris caused by violent storms. They’re also certified to stand up to heavy snow loads and even seismic activity in most regions of the US! So, whether you need to store your RV for the winter, or you’re simply putting it away safely between road trips, keeping it clean and undamaged with an RV carport is a fantastic way to keep your vehicle pristine.
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Roof Styles for RV Carports
Several different roofing options are available for your RV carport, depending on your needs and budget. These roofing systems are designed to last for years, but some are designed to handle extreme weather better than other options. Let’s take a look at the options available to you:
Regular Roof RV Carports
A regular roof system is a roofing type identified by its classic carport-like design, with rounded roof edges and a rounded peak. This roofing system is our most economical option and is rated best for regions with a mild climate.
A-Frame Roof RV Carports
An A-frame or boxed-eave roof is a stronger option that looks more akin to the traditional roofs you’d find on a home. With overhanging awnings, horizontally oriented paneling, and a pointed roof peak, this option is better suited for areas with high winds but minimal rainfall.
Vertical Roof RV Carports
With the hanging awnings of an A-frame roof and the benefits of vertically-oriented panels, this roofing type allows snow and debris to easily slide down and away from your structure, keeping the roof safe from objects that causes damage.
Deciding on an RV Carport? How to Pick the Right One
At Mr. Carports, we are proud to offer a wide variety of building types and metal RV covers, but sometimes it can be a bit confusing to decide precisely what kind of structure you genuinely need. The most crucial detail you’ll need to keep in mind is the size of your RV. First off, you’ll need to know the measurements of your recreational vehicle. The width, length, and height are significant pieces of information when deciding which building is suitable for you. But the simple measurements of your vehicle might not be enough! If your RV has slide-outs and features that impact its size, you’ll also need to account for them. These can change the overall dimensions of your vehicle and affect how it fits under your new carport.
Customization Options for Your RV Carport
We’re happy to offer an extensive array of customization options for our buildings. This gives you the power to design and cater a structure to suit your exact needs. Let’s take a brief look at just a few of the choices open to you!
Size and Style
Our buildings come in many sizes and shapes! It doesn’t matter whether you need a simple carport or a larger enclosed garage! The only limits are your imagination and your budget!
The thickness of both your paneling and framing are essential aspects of how strong your metal RV cover will be. Our standard gauges are rated for most regions of the US, but if you live in an area that frequently experiences high winds and heavy snows, you may need to reinforce your structure.
The certification process ensures that your structure can stand up to the wind and snow loads your building may face in your region. This certification is also necessary when you seek a permit for your new building.
Gables, Trim, and Wainscoting
With a wide choice of options, you can customize your building to fit almost any aesthetic. From the look of a rustic barn to a modern feel, the choice is yours!
Easily add a splash of color to your new structure! You can choose color schemes for your paneling, roofing, trim, and more, allowing you to transform your building into something truly unique!
RV Carports Aren’t Just for RVs!
Despite our steel RV carports being designed to accommodate recreational vehicles, that’s not all they’re suitable for! These structures can be customized, enclosed, and built upon to suit almost any need! They can store new cars, equipment and can even be finished out for a more traditional living space. There is no end to the ways you can use our metal structures! Let’s take a look at just a few ways our customers are using theirs!
Whether you’re hosting a reunion or a concert, a large RV carport offers the room you need to celebrate, no matter the weather!
These structures are fantastic for keeping your four-legged friends safe from the elements. They can easily be adapted to have fencing, gates, and just about everything you’d need to care for your fur-babies!
If you’ve ever worked a farm, you know exactly how important it is to properly store your grain and food supplies. Keeping them safe from mold and mildew is essential to keeping your livestock safe and healthy. But these structures also provide an ideal space for storing your heavy equipment and animals.
These carports are also an excellent option for storing valuables and yard equipment, saving them from damage, rust, and decay due to exposure.
RV carports are a fantastic way to keep playground areas dry and warm, giving your kids a place to play regardless of the weather outside.
Uses for Your RV Carport
As we’ve shown, there aremany ways you can use an RV Carport. But what about the ways it helps you take care of your RV?
Your RV carport is fashioned from galvanized steel, making it incredibly durable against high winds, snowfall, and even seismic activity. It will also shield your vehicle’s paint job from harmful UV rays that can cause it to fade over time. Additionally, if your carport is enclosed, keeping it indoors will protect rubber components such as tires and hoses from dry rotting.
Maintenance and Repairs
For those cold wintery months when it’s impossible to get anything done outdoors, an RV carport can provide you with a space to care for your vehicle. Whether it’s changing tires or simply hosing it down, these structures can keep the sun, wind, and rain off your back.
An enclosed RV carport is a fantastic option if you need a place to store your important items, such as equipment or heirlooms. These structures will keep your stuff free from moisture, sunlight, and pests.
When designing and installing metal RV carports, it’s critical to take the time to do your homework. Here are some of the essentials:
- Plan Your Installation Site: Knowing just how big your installation site is will give you insight into how big you’ll want to design your structure. The installation site will also need to be clear, graded, and level before construction. Additionally, if you plan to use a concrete slab as your foundation, you’ll want to make sure that it’s fully cured prior to the installation of your building. Moisture found in uncured concrete can, over time, cause damage to your building’s framing.
- Certifications: As we’ve mentioned, the certification process is a standardized system that ensures that a building can resist wind, snow, and seismic loads placed upon it. This system is adapted for the weather and climate in most regions of the US, ensuring that your building will stand tall no matter where you’re located. Additionally, most regions will only issue building permits for structures that are certified. And good luck insuring it without certification!
- Plan your Driveway: Is your installation site easily accessible? Are you planning to use a dirt road, or do you plan to install gravel? Depending on your region’s climate, scouting ahead and knowing what you need will eliminate any headaches you may encounter down the line.
Why Metal is Better Than Wood for RV Covers
There are many reasons that steel construction beats out wooden alternatives. But let’s take a deeper dive into why wooden structures just don’t measure up!
- Strength: Ever wonder why they build bridges and skyscrapers from steel and not wood? Wooden buildings tend to crack and break when faced with forces like wind and heavy snow. But steel naturally flexes under this same weight, holding up far better than even the strongest type of wood.
- Cost Efficiency: Metal buildings can be built at a fraction of the cost compared to similar-sized wooden options, sometimes even up to 50% cheaper than wood!
- Energy Efficiency: Steel structures are manufactured to snugly fit together, much like a large metal jigsaw puzzle. This modern manufacturing practice makes steel structures far more energy-efficient than wooden ones.
- Low Insurance Costs: Most insurers base their insurance rates on the relative danger of a particular type of structure. With steel buildings being far safer to occupy than stick-built alternatives, the insurance rates, on average, tend to be lower.
- Property Value: Did you know that having a certified, permitted building on your property will significantly increase its property value? Not to mention the added curb appeal!
- Low Maintenance: Wooden structures are subject to decay over time and require regular repairs to keep them structurally sound. Additionally, wood-boring pests such as termites can destroy a wooden building right before your eyes. But not with steel! Steel structures require very little maintenance and are naturally resistant to pests!
RV Carport Kits
For those that want to avoid waiting for installation crews, our RV carport kits are a fantastic option. If you are a natural DIYer or have a background in construction, these kits are right up your alley! They come with everything you’d find in our standard metal buildings, except you install them yourself!
RV Carport Prices
Mr. Carports offers a wide variety of RV carports and metal buildings to suit almost any need. As such, our structures tend to vary in price based on many factors. These include:
- Building Dimensions: As with any type of construction, the larger your building, the more steel it will take to construct. This will affect the final price of your structure.
- Raw Steel Prices: Raw steel is a highly sought-after commodity, and, as a result, the prices surrounding it change just as quickly as gasoline prices. As a result, steel prices can be affected by shipping costs, large weather events, demand, and more.
- Customization Options: Mr. Carportsis proud to provide a wide range of customization options for your building. This effectively allows you to alter and adjust almost any aspect of your structure to your whims. However, these customization options may require additional manpower or resources that can affect the final price.
- Installation Site: The location of your install site can affect the price of your structure. For example, remote regions that are challenging for our installation crews to reach may incur additional costs.
Choose Quality. Choose Carports by Mr. Carports
Mr. Carports aims to be your number one provider of premium RV carports and metal buildings no matter where you call home. Our structures are incredibly strong and engineered with modern technology to keep your cars, trucks, and recreational vehicles safe from just about anything Mother Nature can conjure! So, what are you waiting for? Give our building specialists a call today at (877) 350-5464 and let us help you design, customize, and install the RV carport you’ve been wanting. Protecting your future starts today with Mr. Carports!