Keen’s Buildings: Selecting the right carport size for you

There are many aspects of choosing a carport for you to consider. One of the most important elements is the size. While we live in a society that tends to offer up the idea that more is always better, that’s not always the case. Here are a few ways to help you choose the perfect size carport for your needs.

Number of vehicles

Carports come in a variety of shapes and sizes. For example, you can get a single carport; typically, these carports are wide enough to house a standard-sized car or pickup truck with enough room to allow the door to open easily. For most people, a standard carport such as this will do the trick; however, it is not by any means the only type of carport.
There are double and triple carports as well. Just as the name implies, these carports are larger and can hold larger vehicles (or multiple smaller ones). Single, double, or triple carports typically describe the width of the carport.

The width is not the only dimension of your car port that you have control over. Length and height are the other two dimensions you can customize. A smaller car would not require as much length as a longer vehicle. Similarly, a tall vehicle will require the carport to have more hight than a short vehicle. Ultimately, the size of your carport boils down to your needs as a vehicle owner.

The future

If you plan on purchasing another vehicle, or already have another vehicle you would like in mind, then consider that as well when having your carport built. Will you have two vehicles, will your current one be exchanged? How does the size of the vehicle you won’t compare to the size of the vehicle you currently have? All of these questions play a role in helping you determine the appropriate size for your carport.
Another way to look at it is if you are unsure you can build a double carport, just in case you get another vehicle, even if you don’t have plans to do so soon. Lastly, you can always add to a preexisting carport. One of the beautiful things about metal is that it is easily altered and expanded upon.
If you have any questions or want to consider, your options call Keen’s Buildings today!

Increase the Value of your Property by Adding a Keen’s Buildings Carport!

Add a Keen’s Building carport and increase the value of your property

A house is one of the most significant investments a person will make in his or her lifetime. A vehicle is another huge investment. Why not protect your vehicle and increase the value of your home at the same time? It seems impossible, but it’s surprisingly simple to do with a high-quality metal carport from Keen’s Buildings.

Keeping your house in pristine condition and making necessary repairs are both solid ways to maintain the value of your house should you ever wish to sell it. If you do plan on selling your house one day in the future, these two elements can help make the process easier and more rewarding. However, these processes will only help you retain the value of your property, not increase it. While retaining the value of your house is indeed fantastic, many of us would agree that it could be better to increase the value of your property.
The addition of a carport or metal building to your property can add value to your house by increasing the number of amenities it has upon selling. To a vehicle owner, a carport is tremendously useful as it can offer excellent protection for their vehicle from the weather.

All of our steel structures are customizable. We can help you get the carport exactly the way you need it. Whether you want to install doors, windows, walls, or select the perfect roof, you can do so easily with us! Another benefit of our carports is that unlike other materials, metal is incredibly durable. It is fire, pest, and water damage resistant.

Keen’s Buildings constructs top of the line carports using quality steel. All of our carports are installed by professionals so you can rest assured that the job will be done right!

Keen’s Buildings: What to look for in a Carport

On the surface, it may seem like all carports are the same. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when you are selecting the perfect carport to keep your vehicle safe. You’ll want a carport that can withstand unfavorable weather and last for years to come. If you are living in Flordia or Georgia, you’ve come to the right place! Here at Keen’s Buildings, we specialize in steel constructions, such as carports. We have a wide array of customizability options so you can build your carport to suit you!

Gauge for strength

When you have a carport built, it’s probably safe to say that you want something that will last. A sturdy carport that can not only stand against the test of time but the weather is ideal. That’s why gauge is important. The gauge of steel os the thickness of the steel. The lower the gauge, the thicker the steel. We use 14 gauge steel, which is able to withstand the harsh environmental climates of Georgia and Florida.

Roofs

Your roof is an important aspect of our carport, so it will take the brunt of the weather. You need a sturdy roof that is not susceptible to being ripped off in the event of strong winds. In general, roofs can be placed into one of two categories a vertical roof and a horizontal roof. The vertical roof has the panels running vertically along the roof’s slope, with the horizontal roof having the panels run horizontally up the slope. A horizontal roof may make it more difficult for rain and snow to fall off the occur roof, while a vertical roof tends to cost more. In a state like Florida, where heavy rains occur, it may be best to opt for a vertical roof.

Customize your carport

All of our constructions are completely customizable! If you want to add doors, change the size, design, and capacity of your carport, we will gladly accommodate you.

All of our carports are carefully installed by our installation experts. With us, everything you need to bring your ideal carport into reality will be carefully constructed from initial planning to final installation! If you are living in Flordia or Georgia an in need of quality steel structures, then look no further than Keen’s Buildings.

Keen’s Buildings: How to Pest-Proof your Metal Building

In our homes and storage spaces, we like to believe in a sense of security. A clean metal building is always nice, and pests are things that we want to avoid. Let’s face it, you had your metal building built for a reason, and a pest hotel isn’t it.
Bugs and other undesirable pests need a few crucial things to survive, food, water, and shelter. While you may not be able to do much about the shelter, you can certainly control their access to food and water. Bugs, rodent, and other pests can find their way into your metal building, but with a few preventative measures, you can keep your building protected.

Remove any trash

First and foremost, remove anything a bug or rodent may eat. Keep any trash you have outside of your shed and dispose of anything that you no longer have use for. Along with removing the trash, take steps to keep your shed clean. Sweep and vacuum regularly and remove any eggs, webs, or bugs when possible. This will deter them from nesting in your shed.

Trim any hedges or tall grass around your metal building

Tall grasses and hedges, particularly if they are touching your building, can create an access point into your building. To reduce the risk, keep the area around your metal building neat and free of anything that can easily allow bugs or pests to climb onto the walls and into the seems of your building.

Fill any gaps in your building

Gaps in your shed door or between the wall panels, as well as any holes cracks, or other entry points are all welcoming uninvited guests to create a dwelling. Be sure to have all these places sealed and properly treated so that you can keep the inside of your metal building pest-free.

You may also benefit from hiring an exterminator if there is already an infestation. Additionally, having your property treated before there is a problem is an excellent preventative measure.

Keen’s Buildings: Completely Customize your Steel Carport

One of the many things that makes Keen’s Buildings the best business from which to purchase your steel carport is the sheer volume of customizability options we have. For many building manufacturers customizing your building can mean significantly increasing the price. However, we strive to balance high quality with affordability. Not only can you get the carport that suits your needs, but you can also get it at an affordable price!

Not all vehicles are the same. So, you should be able to utilize your carport for whatever you need. Whether it’s to protect your RV until you are ready to use it or to keep your Sudan safe from the weather a carport can be built to accommodate the size of your vehicle. That’s where our customizability options come in! You can adjust the size of your carport and add walls!

Below are a few more features you’ll be able to customize:

Color

Choosing a color for your steel carport can be a fun process. You can paint it to match your house or blend it into the environment (or make it stand out if you want). The good thing about paint is that it can offer a protective coat to your metal carport, which can help protect the metal from water.

Roof

Choosing the best roof for your steel carport is also important. Where you live, and your needs can all play a role in determining which roof is best for you. A roof that won’t be easily ripped off is fantastic if you live in an area that is prone to high winds. Some roofs are designed to allow for precipitation to easily slide off, which is ideal for areas with high precipitation.

Sides

The sides of your structure are important; you can choose to have closed sides or open sides, depending on your needs and preferences.

You can customize everything from the floor, doors, walls, and windows, of your carport, in addition to the width and height. To learn more about how we can help you get the carport that is right for you, call Keen’s Buildings today!