Having a metal carport for your RV or camper is one of the best ways to protect it during the winter months. These carports protect your RV from harsh weather and other conditions that can damage the RV while it is not in use. There are different designs and you can add customizations based on the model of RV you have. There are a few important things to know before deciding on a metal carport for your RV.
A metal RV carport will cost between $1095 and $4195. The price will depend on the size of the RV garage and the roof style. Carports can be as large as 24 by 41 feet with roofs as high as 16 feet. For example, a regular metal cover with 6-foot legs and regular style roofing will be $1095 for a 12 by 21 feet cover. A larger 24 by 36 feet cover with the same style and legs will be closer to $2795.
Carports are designed with sturdy metal sheets that wrap over a structure to form a roof and two partial sides. There is also one fully covered size. This partial enclosement allows for proper ventilation while still protecting your RV. You can also easily access your RV when you need to clean it or climb in for a quick inspection. You can leave your RV under cover when you are loading it as well as the partial covering gives you easy access.
The choices of carport style roofing include regular, boxed eave, and vertical. The vertical roofing has a strong advantage in that it does not allow for any snow build up. The vertical sheets cause the snow to slide off before it can accumulate. The regular and boxed-eave styles have sheeting that runs horizontally across the length of the building. These will both keep the snow and harsh weather from your RV but are not as effective for preventing build-up.
Metal carports are preferred over other materials because they are stronger. They protect your RV from rain, snow, and hail, which can all cause your RV to rust. Cloth coverings can tear in harsh weather which leaves your RV exposed. Most metal carport covers also come with warranties on the metal framing for rust. With metal RV storage buildings, you will get peace of mind knowing your assets are being well-protected.
Your RV should always be covered in the off-season to protect from the elements and prolong the life of the vehicle. A tarp will often not provide adequate protection, as tarps tend to be unstable and can shift or tear. A metal carport for your RV means you don’t have to worry about these problems. A carport will be the most reliable type of cover for RV during the off-season. It will protect your vehicle from wind, rain, snow, and sun. A solid metal covering will keep heavy snow piles off the roof of the RV as well as fallen branches, and it will prevent rusting from rain.