Do you need extra storage or utility space at your home or place of business? If so, small metal buildings could be the perfect answer for the supplemental area you seek. Depending on your requirements, there are multiple types of metal buildings available to choose from. Let’s review several ways small metal buildings can provide the sheltered space you seek.
The Most Popular Small Metal Building – A Carport
When you hear the word “carport,” you may be tempted to think this type of small metal building is used solely to protect cars. This assumption couldn’t be further from the truth! The word carport describes the base frame used in the construction. Generally, a carport has four or more supporting posts with a roof built on top and all sides are left open, but that doesn’t always have to be the case.
Here are a few different ways to put a carport to use at your residential or commercial property.
Residential Metal Carports
When installing for residential use, a carport can be used to house and protect vehicles, boats, and lawn equipment while offering protection damage caused by exposure to the sun, rain, and other inclement weather.
When built beside your house and used to protect your primary vehicles, a carport allows you and your passengers a safe entryway into your home. During hot and balmy weather, a carport helps keep vehicles cooler and protects against sun damage from exposure.
If you are more interested in creating an attractive space to enjoy time outdoors with friends and family, dress up a standard carport. A durable fence set around the base of the structure is the perfect way to make an outdoor oasis. Add seating, and you have the ideal spot to enjoy some time outdoors.
Commercial Metal Building Installations
If you operate or own a commercial business, don’t overlook how an affordable metal building can add value to your company. There are a variety of ways you can use a carport to improve your business operations.
Picnic or Gathering Area
A carport is ideal for creating an outdoor picnic or gathering area for friends, family, guests, or employees.
For instance, if you manage a massive agricultural operation, a metal carport can be used as an outdoor lunch or break area. Additionally, you could add secure storage to the carport to protect tools, supplies, and equipment.
Carports are also practical for hospitality businesses such as campgrounds, event venues, and similar companies that host guests. Adding a carport to your property provides a beautiful semi-sheltered spot to provide entertainment to guests with limited exposure to the elements. This setup is an affordable way to offer a stage for events like karaoke, musical acts, comedians, or an area that can get used as a reception area for private parties, or planned community events. As you can imagine, this simple addition to your hospitality business is one that can pay off for many years to come.