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Permanent Motorcycle Storage Options

Owning a motorcycle is fun, but watching your bike endure the elements while it’s parked is not so fun. If you’re considering a permanent motorcycle storage solution, check out these storage options to find the best one that works for you, your bike, AND your budget. If you’re tired of paying storage rental fees and want to hop on your motorcycle as soon as you walk out the door, you do have affordable options.

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The storage shed industry has come a long way, and there are…

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Storage Rental Prices vs DIY Storage Solutions

When it comes to storage — one thing is certain, only the most affordable and secure storage solution will do. Comparing storage rental prices to DIY storage options is a must, but many people assume the DIY option is out of their price range or a time-consuming process. While the up-front costs f…

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Declutter Your Home with a Metal Carport or Building

Are you struggling with clutter? You’re not alone, studies estimate that one in four Americans have a “clutter problem.” While minimalist bloggers suggest dropping everything off at a local donation shop or turning your clutter into an ebay marketplace, those options aren’t realistic for eve…

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How Tall Does an RV Carport Need to Be?

Over 10.5 million Americans own an RV, and some people use it as a vacation home. Usually, they travel in the summertime and then tuck it away in winter, or they travel to warmer climates and look for RV parks that offer year-round accommodations. If this describes you, you need a quality cover for …

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Selecting the Best Location for Your Metal Building

The placement of your metal building, whether it’s a workshop, garage, or carport, is more important than you think. Simply placing the structure wherever’s there is an open space could result in building code violations, difficulties accessing the structure, or a blocked view of your favorite lands…

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Quick & Easy Ways to Customize Your Carport

Metal carports are affordable and easy to install thanks to the wonders of pre-engineering and kit construction, but the one downside to this process is the tendency towards a standard look. If you’re a homeowner who prefers to march to the beat of their own drum, owning a carport that looks just li…

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How to Determine if You Need a Carport or a Garage

For many homeowners, the terms carport and garage are confusingly synonymous. But there are actually quite a few important differences between the two types of structures, even if they’re both designed to protect your vehicle from harsh weather conditions. Carports are usually free-standing structur…

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6 Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Metal Building

It’s true that metal buildings will last for years with basically no attention. However, even steel eventually rusts away without proper care. By paying a little attention to your metal building every few months with some basic maintenance chores, you can help it last decades instead. (more…)…

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Why Metal Carports are Ideal for All Weather Types

Many popular options for adding outdoor storage really only work well in certain climates. Weather patterns in other areas are too likely to damage these structures, resulting in varying options for carports and sheds depending on your local conditions. Metal carports stand out in this way by offeri…

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Carports and Snow: What You Need to Know

Parking your car in the open over the winter often leads to long mornings of scraping and shoveling to free the vehicle from its icy and snowy cocoon. Even powerful snowblowers leave you getting up an hour early to have time to clear your driveway. While a metal carport won’t necessarily leave you a…

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Horizontal vs. Vertical Roof Styles: Which Should You Choose?

Should your new metal garage have a vertical roof or a horizontal roof? While both styles have their own advantages, your final decision will come down to climate and aesthetics. If it comes down to a decision between the two, always choose durability and strength over design. 

Is a Horizontal o…

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The Rising Popularity of Solar Carports

Most carports are designed solely with storage and vehicle protection in mind. Yet metal buildings like carports can do so much more when they’re designed with sustainability in mind. Solar carports in particular are a recent innovation that are being embraced on a large scale in certain parts of th…

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How to Prep Your Site for a Metal Building Install

While metal buildings are much easier and faster to install than traditionally framed structures, they still require some basic preparation steps. Skipping even one of the essential site preparation tasks can result in damage to the metal building, or at least a structure that doesn’t meet all of yo…

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Certified Metal Buildings vs. Non-Certified Metal Buildings

All metal buildings are designed with durability in mind. However, some optional features significantly increase a structure’s ability to withstand difficult weather conditions. As you shop for a garage or carport, you’ll run across listings for both non-certified and certified metal buildings. Whil…

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7 Things You Can Use Your Commercial Metal Buildings For

If you haven’t kept up with the innovations taking hold in the metal building manufacturing sector, you are probably unaware that these structures rank among the most cutting edge products in commercial use today. Just a decade or so ago, metal buildings were synonymous with that backyard shed wit…

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Adding Security to Your Metal Buildings

Metal buildings and carports are durable and can withstand a lot of abuse from the weather. The same sturdy construction that makes them so stable also creates a minor amount of security, but you’ll need to do some upgrading if you want to store anything valuable in the structure. Metal buildings ar…

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Start Your Profitable Lawn Care Business with a Steel Shed

The booming economy has everyday people seriously considering going into business for themselves, and a cost-effective steel shed may be just the facility to get a lawn care operation off the ground. These versatile commercial grade structures deliver all the amenities of a brick and mortar building…

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Insulation Options for Metal Carports

Whether you have a regular roof carport, A-frame carport or vertical roof carport, proper insulation is vital for comfort—especially if the area is utilized regularly. While galvanized steel metal roofing his highly resilient to the weather and elements, it is a highly conductive material. Essent…

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Should You Choose a Used or New Metal Carport?

After yet another summer storm damages your car with hail or failing branches, it’s natural to decide to get a carport as soon as possible. As you shop for metal carports, you may find what seem like great deals on used models. However, used carports don’t tend to age quite as well as most used cars…

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6 Tips for Turning a Metal Building into Your Mancave

Man caves are all the rage as a way for men to dedicate space to their hobbies and interests. Rather than being regulated to a dark basement or cramped guest room, men who enjoy model airplanes, video gaming, or woodworking can build as much space as they need. Metal buildings and carports are ideal…

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Sustainable Metal Buildings

According to the American Iron and Steel Institute, the use of steel as a sustainable building material is growing. Steel is one of the most recyclable materials on the planet. The AISI states that structural steel can be recycled entirely with a 98 percent recovery rate. Construction steel has a sl…

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Moisture Control in Metal Buildings

Homeowners that choose open-sided carports may expect the occasional rain blowing in sideways under the roof edge, but most people purchasing fully enclosed metal buildings need waterproof storage. Controlling moisture inside of a metal carport or similar structure requires more than just basic encl…

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Turning A Metal Building Into A Comfortable Home

The sticker shock that comes from shopping for a new or custom home from a traditional builder leads many people to think outside of the box for more unique construction methods. When you start shopping around and notice how much square footage you can get for a low price with prefabricated metal bu…

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Why Are Metal Buildings the Green Construction Choice?

Green construction is transforming from a short-term trend into a long-term industry goal, and many homeowners are glad to see their options expand for more earth-friendly building. However, don’t overlook some materials that have been available for years that were always a little greener than you…

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5 Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency For Metal Buildings

While galvanized steel paneling may make metal carports durable and long-lasting, the material also tends to transfer heat readily between the interior and exterior of these buildings. This has led to metal buildings developing an unfair reputation that they are inefficient to try to heat or cool. W…

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Designing Metal Barns and Farm Buildings the Right Way

Metal buildings may have originated as warehouses and carports, but today they’re used for everything from affordable housing to secure livestock housing. Metal barns have a number of benefits over their traditional wood framed counterparts, including: (more…)…

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Top 8 Ways a Metal Carport Can Help You

Are you thinking about getting a metal carport for your home or office location? Metal carports offer more than just shelter for vehicles. In fact, you can use a carport made of galvanized steel for everything from saving money to adding an outdoor living space to your property. Check out these ways…

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Answers to Your Questions About Metal Building Roof Options

You want the best possible roof over your head, right? Well, if you’re looking at steel buildings, be sure to pay just as much attention to what goes on top as on what’s below. Metal building roofs are the “icing,” so to speak, on your steel building, aka the “cake.” The roof design is a…

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How to Design a Durable Steel Garage Carpentry Workshop

If you’re a woodworker without an actual workshop, you know the drill:

Take your family’s cars out of the garage and park them in the driveway.
Drag your circular saw table far enough away from the garage wall to be able to work comfortably.
Place a drop cloth over the oil leaks on…

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