Did you know that over 80 million tons of steel are recycled every year in North America alone? Steel is commonly used in commercial metal buildings, but steel can also be used when building a carport. It pays to recycle steel because it can save energy. Recycling steel actually saves enough energy to power 18 million homes for one year.
One major use for steel is for metal carports. Interestingly, carports used to be called “auto spaces.” The name was suggested by a Minnesota architectural firm, and it stuck. Carports are a common alternative for garages because they are easier and cheaper to build and require less upkeep.
If you are looking to build a carport, you would do well to look into steel carport kits. There are some that people can build themselves, although many people rely on professionals to come build the carport for them. Ultimately, a carport is a great way to use steel and a great way to keep cars safe and have an entryway to a home that doesn’t require exposure to the elements.