Metal Carport or Metal Garage? Which is the Best Choice for You?

Metal storage buildingMetal carports and garages add value to your home, offer convenience, protect your valuables, and much more. With all the benefits of metal buildings in North Carolina, the question isn’t whether or not you should add one, but which type to choose. This guide will help you determine the best option for you.

Start by Asking Yourself the Following Questions:


  • What is the purpose for the building? Are you looking for a place to park your car, store outdoor equipment, or park recreational vehicles? Do you have other plans for the space?
  • What will I store there? Are you planning to store items that need to be kept dry? What type of containers are the items in? How valuable are the items to be stored?
  • How much space do I need? How many vehicles will need to be parked inside the building? How much storage space will be needed to accommodate the items you wish to store?
  • What is my budget? Is there a limit to the budget you have to spend on the building?
  • What type of approval will be needed? Will you need a permit to have a metal building installed? Is there a Homeowner’s Association from which you will need to seek approval to add a building to your property?


The answers to these questions can help you focus on your needs and choose the right type of metal building for you.

Analyze Your Answers and the Choice is Simple

Consider your answers to the questions above. These answers, when truthful, can go a long way in helping you determine the best option for your family, home, and property.


  • Purpose. If the purpose of your metal building is to protect the vehicle you drive daily, a carport would probably be sufficient. A carport is most likely also sufficient for a boat, RV, or other recreational vehicles. 
  • Storage. If you’re looking for extra security or storage for valuables, you may need an enclosed garage. For items that need to be kept dry or under lock and key, a garage provides both. 
  • Space. Both a carport and a garage can be designed and built to the size you require. 
  • Budget. A carport costs less to build than a garage, so if your budget is limited, you may find that a carport is the best option for you. However, a metal garage is much less expensive to build than other types of enclosed garages, so you may find that you can afford a metal garage even on a tighter budget. 
  • Approval. Carports typically require fewer permits to build than a garage, however, your HOA may not approve a carport as readily as a garage. 


Metal Buildings in North Carolina are a Sound Investment, Whichever Type you Choose

By simply adding a metal storage building of any kind to your property, you have likely increased your property value. Whether you choose a carport or an enclosed garage, you gain some amazing benefits and save money. If you’re looking for a trusted source for metal buildings in North Carolina, call Vega Metal Structures: (336) 799-4416. Vega Metal Structures can design, build, and install your carport or garage, complete with a concrete floor, quickly and skillfully.

Tips for Securing your Metal Building

metal storage buildingMetal buildings are strong and sturdy, as long as they are properly installed. Whether or not you live in an area prone to tornadoes or severe weather, securing your metal outbuilding is very important. Whatever type of metal building you own, a storage shed building, garage, carport, barn, etc. there are some easy tips to help keep it secure in severe weather. 


  • Start with a Solid Foundation. It’s so important it’s become a well-known adage: a structure built on a solid foundation will stand strong. The same applies to your metal storage shed building. Concrete provides a solid foundation for metal buildings and is one of the most common floor types. It’s ideal for parking vehicles and basic storage and can also be coated with a protective layer for easy cleanup. 
  • Be Sure your Building is Properly Anchored. With a concrete foundation, your building can be anchored solidly with bolts that screw directly into the concrete. The security of your building depends on two pieces, the quality of the concrete and the quality of the anchor bolts. This is where it really pays to have a skilled team install your concrete and the building itself. 
  • Purchase a Quality Building. Another key element to having a secure storage shed building is the quality of the building and the materials from which it’s made. A solid foundation and strong anchor bolts won’t help if the building itself comes apart at the seams. Vega Metal Structures manufactures quality metal buildings and pours solid concrete foundations so that you can be sure your building will stand strong. 
  • Choose a Good Location on your Property. At the risk of sounding like a real estate agent, location is everything. Take the time to choose the right spot for your metal building on your property. Trees actually offer a lot of benefits, such as blocking wind, absorbing water, and providing shade. As long as the trees are healthy and sturdy, installing your storage shed building near or under trees can be extremely helpful. Just be sure to keep branches trimmed back from encroaching on the building and causing damage. Also be sure to install your building on a high spot where the ground slopes away from your building for water runoff. 


For Optimal Security, Have your Storage Shed Building Installed by Vega Metal Structures

If you want to do everything possible to be sure your metal building can withstand the weather, the best choice is expert installation. When you purchase a metal building, installation may incur an additional fee. But by allowing the experts to handle your installation you are protecting your investment. Don’t spend the money on a storage shed building just to have it blow away or suffer damage during the first strong storm. You need a solid concrete foundation and a sturdy building with strong anchors. Vega Metal Structures manufactures quality buildings and expertly installs them to ensure they will stay in place. Trust the professionals at Vega Metal Structures to secure your investment. Call (336) 799-4416.