Pole Barns vs Metal Carports: Which is Right for You?
Once you’ve decided that you would like to add a new structure to your property, the next question is obvious – what kind of building will you construct? We suggest that you choose a metal structure, as building with metal offers a number of notable advantages and very few drawbacks. However, even if you are already set on going with metal, you’ll still need to pick the exact type of building that will best suit your needs.
Here, we’d like to compare two popular options—pole barns and metal carports. You can order each from Carport Kingdom, but which is the better choice for your circumstances? Let’s take a closer look below.
Putting Time on Your Side
One of the greatest advantages of choosing a metal structure is that you can have it constructed in short order. Building a metal structure takes much less time than a wood structure of a similar size and shape. So, whether you go with a pole barn or a metal carport, you will enjoy the benefit of having your project completed quickly.
With that said, if you are in a particular hurry to have this structure completed, a pole barn is the way to go. This is simply because a pole barn doesn’t require a formal foundation. The“poles” that serve as the foundation for this building can simply be placed in the ground, and the rest of the structure is put in place from there. For a traditional metal carport,you’ll need to have a flat foundation prepared, which will add some time to the job (unless you happen to have a foundation already in place).
What Do You Have Planned?
With any project like this, figuring out what you’ll want to do inside the structure is one of the key considerations. Are you simply going to be parking a couple of cars? In that case, a standard carport is almost certainly the right pick. Or, will you be doing agricultural work, where you need a lot of space for equipment, feed, and other supplies? For that kind of use, a pole barn might make more sense. In addition, as you plan this project, think not only about what you want to do with it right now, but also what you may want to do in the future. A little bit of forward-thinking can go a long way toward saving you time, money, and headaches later on.
How Much Space Do You Have Available?
Most of the time, pole barns are going to be larger structures than metal carports, although that’s not always the case. If you have a lot of space available and want to maximize how much you can do and store under this new roof, you’ll get a great return on your investment with a pole barn. For properties with less free space available,however, a compact metal carport can offer a lot of benefits without taking up too much room.
Flexibility Either Way
One of the biggest benefits of ordering your new building from Carport Kingdom is the ability to customize the design to suit your needs perfectly. There are some prefab designs available on our site, and one of those may fit you nicely, but the options are endless once you start to explore our Build & Price tool. In addition to picking the specific dimensions that fit your available space, you can also add extra features, choose colors, view the estimated price, and much more.
Designing your own building is important because it will help you create a structure that won’t need to be replaced anytime soon. Metal pole barns and carports are a great investment largely because of their durability, as metal is not subject to some of the issues that can plague wood buildings. With that said, you need to make sure the design is right, or you might find that you are shopping for another model after just a year or two. Get it right the first time with complete customization, and use it for years to come.
Order from Carport Kingdom Today!
If you have decided whether a pole barn or metal carport is right for you, feel free to get started with our Build & Price tool to design your ideal structure. On the other hand, if you still have a few questions you would like to have answered, contact our team right away for assistance. We look forward to serving you soon!
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