Can a Metal Carport Increase your Home Value?

For homes without a garage, a carport is an alternative option with many benefits. Whether you’re thinking of adding one to shelter your vehicles or you’re simply looking for ways to add value to your home before selling, a carport is a wise investment. If you’re searching for companies that install metal carports in NC and beyond, consider the experts at VMS and Concrete, also known as Vega Metal Structures 

Adding a Metal Carport to your Home Offers Many Benefits 

  1. Increase your home’s value. Yes, adding a metal carport will increase the value of your home. This means you can increase your asking price when listing your home and you may get more interest and better offers from potential buyers.  
  2. Protect your vehicles from weather damage. A metal carport protects your vehicle from weather that can be damaging such as heavy rain, snow, and especially hail. Hail damage is extremely costly to repair, and depending on the type of auto insurance you have, it may not be covered. And of course, if it is covered, there is always the insurance deductible that must be satisfied.  
  3. Add storage space to your home. metal carport offers additional outdoor storage for bicycles, ATVs, sporting equipment, RVs, motorcycles, and whatever else you may want to protect from the weather.  
  4. Less expensive than a garage. You will find that a metal carport is a much more affordable addition than a closed-in garage. When attempting to increase the value of your home with improvements, you can spend less and still get back more in resale value. However, if a 4-wall garage is what you prefer, a metal garage is an affordable alternative to wood or brick.  
  5. Low Maintenance. There isn’t much upkeep necessary for metal carports in NC, partly due to the relatively mild climate. Your carport may need an occasional pressure wash, but otherwise, it should simply do its job to shelter your vehicles.  
  6. Versatility. A carport can double as a picnic shelter, an overflow space for entertaining, an outdoor play area that’s sheltered from the rain, a workshop or crafting spot, and much more.  

The numerous benefits outweigh the cost of metal carports as well as other metal buildings. They are a valuable addition to any home, both in current use and resale.  

Fully Customizable Options for a Seamless Transition 

You may wonder if a metal carport can be added to any home without looking out of place. The good news is that carports by VMS and Concrete are fully customizable to blend in with the current color, style, and shape of your home’s exterior. The addition to your home will look seamless, as if it was a part of the original design. VMS also specializes in concrete, providing your carport with a solid, level floor that is ideal for parking vehicles of all kinds. Other metal structures available are outbuildings, sheds, barns, and enclosed garages.  

Call VMS and Concrete today to ask about all the different options for metal carports in NC: (336)799-4416. 

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid when Buying a Metal Building

Are you in the market for a metal building? There’s a lot to consider when making such a big decision. While buying and constructing a metal building may seem like a simple process, there’s more to it than you might think. Before you start shopping for outbuildings or metal garages in NC and surrounding areas, be sure to avoid these common mistakes. 

  1. Buying the Wrong Building. If you’re going to spend the money and effort constructing a metal building, it’s worth the time to be sure you’re choosing the right building type. Think about how you plan to use the building and make a list of requirements based on your plans. Consider size, style, shape, doors, flooring, color, windows, and any other detail that matters. Then purchase a building with the help of a knowledgeable sales associate with experience selling outbuildings and metal garages in NC and beyond 
  2. Not Being Prepared. In some areas, you must have a permit to construct a metal building on your property. Whether residential or commercial, there are often zoning or HOA regulations that require permission for construction projects of any size. Talk to your metal building manufacturer about meeting the necessary requirements and obtaining any necessary permits.  
  3. Attempting a DIY with No Experience. You may think you can save on labor costs by purchasing a do-it-yourself metal building kit. This is true and VMS and Concrete does have those available, but you should only purchase one if you have the experience necessary to construct the building yourself. Lack of experience can lead to a failed project that will most likely cost you more than it would have in the first place if you had hired experienced staff to construct the building for you.  
  4. Choosing the Cheapest Option. Saving money is nice, but you often get what you pay for. You’re already saving money by purchasing a metal building over many other types of materials, so look for good value from a company with a good reputation and reviews.  
  5. Incorrectly Estimating the Cost. Be sure you know exactly what you’re getting into from a cost standpoint. The building itself is only part of the total cost to consider. There’s also flooring, labor, permit fees, taxes and even additional needs depending on the use of the building, such as electricity, plumbing, interior finishing, and perhaps more. If one business is handling your entire project, be sure to go over the total cost estimate thoroughly. In cases where you might be handling some things yourself and other parts will be handled by different contractors, you’ll want to make sure you total all of the various costs beforehand to be sure your project is within your budget.  

Vega Metal Structures and Concrete Won’t Let you Make these Mistakes 

If you want to be sure to avoid these common mistakes, buy your metal building from VMS & Concrete. Experienced sales associates will help you choose the right building from an extensive inventory of sheds, barns, carports, outbuildings, and metal garages in NC, and help you through the process every step of the way. Call Vega Metal Structures today: (336) 799-4416.