Metal Carport Buildings and Prices

Metal Carports are becoming the most affordable method of creating quality storage on your property. Carports are being used as houses, vehicle storage, live stock habitats, and depending on your customization requirements, even RV Storage. Most people aren’t aware of the plethora of uses Carports are being used for. Their pricing and customization options can leave people transfixed by the sheer amount of choices, but we’re here to simplify things for you. When creating a carport, there are a few basic options most people start with. There are essentially three different styles of carports that we offer. The first is the Regular, which has rounded eaves and our most basic roof paneling. The Boxed Eave version has angled peaks and edges, a 6″ overhang on each side and paneling that lines horizontally on top. The Vertical style carport has vertical paneling, which aids in the flow of water down the sides of the carport and a hat channel which extends the durability of the carport significantly.

The Regular

Picnic Shelter by Elephant StructuresRegular – Arched roof built with horizontal panels

The Boxed Eave

steel carportBoxed-Eave – A classic roof, with horizontal panels

The Vertical

Carports by Elephant Metal Shelters are VersatileVertical – Same as the boxed eave, but built with vertical panels for natural flow of rainfall and better overall durability

A large amount of metal carport buildings are being customized into RV Carports. You can see in the images above custom paneling in the form of drop down panels, 45 degree frame-outs, and fully enclosed utility sheds with walk in doors and roll up garage doors. One of the most common methods for creating an RV Carport is to have a tall building, usually 14′ high with drop down panels or fully enclosed walls to protect windows and the large sides of the RV from debris. Our buildings are also commonly ordered as kits. The kits are fabricated at the manufacturer, and shipped to your location for self installation. We recommend letting our professional crews deliver and install for free, but we also understand some customers want their own personal touch. When installing a carport, we highly recommend installing on concrete, but our buildings can be installed on almost any level surface.

These are a few of our most basic options for metal carport buildings, but when it comes to metal carport prices, we recommend using our builder. The first thing you see when you come to our website is a window to input your zip code for instant local pricing. Each option you choose will immediately change your pricing to accommodate your customization options. If you want to come back later to customize your building, you can keep your place by using your BuildID. The BuildID is generated after you change each option on your building. It’s the string of digits below the structure summary. You can input your BuildID by scrolling to the bottom of the page and inputting it in the submit BuildID code form.

Level Building Site

Is your building site level or does it need to be leveled?

Level building site

You are going through your check list to make sure you have everything lined up to get your new metal structure. You have your order placed, your permit pulled, and payment ready to go. Now what? In order for our installers to construct your metal building as efficiently as possible giving it the most stability your building site must be level!

If your site is NOT level do not panic; it can be off within 4″. It can also be dramatically off from SIDE to SIDE ONLY! If your building is shorter on one side than the other the legs can be cut to make it as level as possible. Keep in mind that the building can NOT be dramatically un-level from FRONT to BACK!

Having a structure on a site that is not level can sometimes hurt the structures integrity and cause run offs in the wrong places.


Custom Metal Barn

Protection, storage, and workshop are three key uses for your Elephant Structures metal barn.

A metal barn can be used for protecting your lawn and farm equipment or even livestock against harsh storms, the cold of winter, the heat of summer, and everything in between. Your metal barn could be used as storage for your RV, boat, or even hay. It can also be used as a workshop or covered work area. The opportunity use for your barn is not limited to these options and the greatest part of a metal barn is that it can be used for all three; protection, storage, and a workshop!

Do you need protection, storage, and a workshop? That’s not a problem for Elephant Structures metal barns! With our barn structures the possibilities are endless.

Elephant Structures has the most economical solution with barns starting as low as $2530 a much lower price than that of a wooden barn.

They are made of steel meaning there is no maintenance or upkeep and if you decide you want your metal barn somewhere else it can be moved or completely removed. With the lean-to’s attached to the building wind will not be a factor because of the wide base.

Inside the metal barns there is a lot of bracing and space involved making your layout options limitless. You could use the main section as the center alley way with stables or storage on either side. Another option would be to make the barn into three separate sections with a garage door to each segment.

To make things even better Elephant Structures has three different barn styles for you to choose from! These include the County barn, Ridge Line barn, and the Valley barn, all containing unique characteristics.

County Barn

Metal Barn

Click the image to order a County barn just like the one shown!


The County Barn for Elephant Structures is also sometimes referred to as a Horse Barn. Although it is an ideal option for any use. Along with being the most economical design it is extremely strong with a great finishing detail. It has a regular roof style with horizontal panels.

Ridge Line Barn

Ridge Line Barn

Click the image to order a Ridge Line barn just like the one shown!

The Ridge Line barn has an incredible trim detail to add to the appearance of your barn. This metal barn has the appearance of a traditional barn accompanied by an angled roof for powerful presence. It includes a boxed eve roof and is built for ruggedness.

Valley Barn

Valley Barn Metal Structure by Elephant Metal Shelters

Click the image to order a Valley Barn just like the one shown!

Last but not least the Valley Barn is a very spacious structure with a vertical roof style. It is one of the most sturdy and durable structures build.

All of the metal barns from Elephant Structures come with interior bracing that could vary depending on state and certifications.