Even though steel dates back about 4,000 years when it first was discovered on an Anatolia archeological dig, it largely has been used in more recent centuries as a durable and protective material for everything from buildings to metal garages. Today, metal garages are among the top uses for steel from a consumer perspective, and this use mainly is for protective purposes. In large part, things that are covered by these garage buildings or car ports include recreational vehicles, or RVs, and boats.
There are 18 million boats owned by Americans today for recreational purposes and about 7 percent of the country’s population owns one or more RVs. RVs are especially a challenge for consumers, and fortunately metal garages serve as the answer for many of these owners. Some owners of these recreational vehicles and boats choose to store their beloved properties offsite somewhere, but that gets pretty expensive pretty fast. A less expensive and just as helpful option is to construct metal garages and metal carports on their own properties. Metal carport kits are accessible to help consumers from the initial step to the last step of putting a carport together.
Metal garages are the ideal solution not only because they offer adequate protection from the elements but also because they are made from a highly recyclable material. Each year, this country recycles higher amounts of steel than glass, aluminum, paper and plastic combined. This recyclable material then is redistributed back into the world for more uses.