Steel Buildings Carport to Garage

Steel Buildings Animated Carport into A Garage Standard,Vertical and Horizontal Style

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Modern carports are typically metal (steel, tin, or aluminum) and are modular in style in the USA, while remaining flat-roofed permanent structures in much of the rest of the world.

Steel Buildings Carport Standard Style Top covered only
Carport Standard Style Top covered only

The carport is considered to be an economical method of protecting cars from the weather and sun damage, and tens of thousands are installed in the USA alone each year.

The term carport was coined by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, when he began using the carport for the first of his “Usonian” homes; the house of Herbert Jacobs, built in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1936.

In describing the carport, he said to Mr. Jacobs, “A car is not a horse, and it doesn’t need a barn.”

One example of the many common types of modern carports sold on the market

Steel Buildings A Frame Carport with top covered and open all around
Carport with top covered and open all around

This particular one is a stand alone model.

He then added, “Cars are built well enough now so that they do not require elaborate shelter.”

Looking back at life in 1936, it is easy to imagine automobiles prior to this time were not completely water tight; the era of robotic-assembly, advanced materials, and perfect closure lines was still 50 years in the future.

The carport was therefore a cheap and effective device for the protection of a car. Mr. Jacobs added:

“Our cheap second-hand car had stood out all winter at the curb, often in weather far below zero (Fahrenheit). A carport was a downright luxury for it.”


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