There is no doubt that a metal carport, made with a galvanized 14 gauge steel 2.5″ tube frame and metal roofing and siding with a baked enamel finish, is better than a canvas canopy shelter. According to a recent review of a brand name canvas shelter company, “First of all, the poles on the canvas shelter are only 1 3/8″… secondly, the poles are split in sections which seemly reduce the strength of the structure… and thirdly, the canvas top is so cheap and fits so loosely that there are major gaps; the company included bungee cords to connect the canvas to the frame.”
Another review of the same canvas canopy showed that the shelter failed in only one rain despite adding the cost of an extra stake kit.
While there is a place for temporary canvas canopies, consumers will get more for their money by buying a metal carport or metal shelter. From a thicker gauge steel to a heavy duty metal roof to protect your car, truck, and other vehicles from heavy rains, hail, sleet, snow, and wind, a metal carport is affordable, durable, maintenance-free, and will last for many years to come. Get an instant quote online at www.metalshelters.com and see why so many people are choosing metal shelters over canvas shelters.
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