Environmental Steel Facts

Steel, a Great Material to Work With

It is common knowledge that as an Elephant Structures brand, we deal in steel. The range of products we provide our customers are all built with it due to its durability, affordability, and ease of customization & construction. However, something that doesn’t get talked about often is how steel is actually pretty awesome to use if you’re trying to be environmentally friendly. A few of steel’s characteristics that make it a “green” product compared to other building materials are:

-Steel is 100% recyclable, and upon being recycled, it doesn’t lose its strength or durable characteristics. This means you can take old steel, and make it into a new building without wasting more resources! It also reduces energy consumption!

-Since our structures are prefabricated at an offsite location, and then brought to you in easy-to-assemble pieces, no machinery is needed, and labor is used minimally. This saves energy, time, and resources.

-Steel buildings require less heating and cooling to maintain room temperature, as air flow is easier to control. For further air flow control, our buildings are easily insulated, which saves even more on HVAC costs and reduces energy consumption.

-Where other materials break down, rot, or need upgrades to structural support, steel needs none. You will use less materials and energy on the lifetime of a steel building, where a wood building will need to be replaced in the future (or at least parts of it).

steel carport

Save Trees, Use Steel!

To us, steel is the obvious winner. That’s why it’s the main ingredient in all our building designs. If you are in need of a building that protects your assets, and you’re interested in being more environmentally friendly, we want to help you reduce your carbon footprint! Give us a call at (855) 227-7678, and check out our online builder for design options and real-time pricing!



Add Walls and You’ve Got a Metal Garage!

What’s the Difference Between a Carport and Garage?

The answer is, walls!! A garage is a carport with walls that enclose the structure! If you want extra protection from damaging weather and potential criminal activity, a metal garage is the solution. Our steel is a thick 14 gauge, and can be upgraded to the more durable 12 gauge at your discretion. Our security options are plentiful. Along with the option to upgrade to 12 gauge steel, we offer certification opportunities and auger anchors. Our buildings are amazingly useful for protection of valuables, and you can add as many garage doors, with customizable sizes, to your structure as long as space is permitting. Don’t rely on a wooden building for your protective needs. Use an expertly crafted metal building as your storage unit.

Metal Garages can be More than Just Storage

Green Metal Shelter w/ 3 Garage DoorsUse your garage as a workshop or automotive repair shop! We know that no two wood workers or auto repair junkies are the same. This logic is the fundamental reasoning behind our entire business model! We want to let you design the perfect building for your specific needs. Build yours with space for work benches, table saws, tool storage, and more!

Elephant Structures’ Metal Shelters

We are a proud member of the Elephant family of metal building products. As an Elephant Structures brand, we are lucky enough to have the expertise, workmanship, customer service, and manufacturing technology that all Elephant brands share. We want to use these resources to bring you, our customer, a fantastic experience and an amazing product. This dedication to customer service is an Elephant mission, and is well-known throughout the country. If you’re interested in speaking to one of our helpful team members, please give us a call at (855) 227-7678. We’re always ready to help you design, manufacture, deliver, and install your dream building!

Carports are Just One of Our Products!

Metal Shelters: An Elephant Structures Brand

Since Metal Shelters is an Elephant brand, it shares the Elephant precision, man power, expertise, and products! Therefore, we can do more than provide you with a metal carport, we can also build you a barn! A steel barn is essentially a garage or carport but with lean-tos attached to each of its sides, adding space and a higher degree of customization options. A steel barn is a fantastic structure for full customization because of these extra walls. You can create half walls on the top or bottom, gables, frame outs, garage doors, and more on each of its walls! Create stalls for horses or livestock, accompanied with storage areas, tack rooms, metal run-in shelters, and riding arenas! The options are endless for your metal barn when you work with Elephant Structures.

Metal Barn

You Still Retain All Other Custom Options Too!

Just because you want a barn doesn’t mean you should skimp on the other options available to you! Metal Shelters offers a vast range of other options for you to choose from such as colors, trim colors, styles, certifications, sizing, and accessories! We truly want you to be able to build the perfect metal barn for your home, commercial entity, or agricultural venture. With all of the customization available to you, the opportunity for you to create the perfect building is truly in your hands. We even have an online barn builder for your convenience. Use an enclosed barn for protective storage of barn equipment and valuables, or an open barn for comfortable parking areas for family and guests.

We have a vast amount of experience and skill in the metal building industry, along with a network of dealers, suppliers, and installers. This makes us the best in the market at providing top of the line customer service, a high quality product, and low prices. On top of it all, we offer free delivery and free installation, so call us today at (855) 227-7678!