Metal garages are part of a home or associated building. Metal garages are designed or used for storing a vehicle or vehicles. In some places the word can also mean “carport.” However, unlike metal garages, carports are normally a structure that contain a roof, but are not completely enclosed. Even though hail damage is not usually covered by car insurance, metal carports can eliminate or at least reduce hail damage. Steel carports are resistant to termites, fire, earthquakes, and other natural causes. “Auto space” was an early name for carports, suggested by a Minnesota architectural firm, but never stuck.
Vehicles that are not protected by metal garages are susceptible to the elements. UV damage, hail, wind, and snow are some of the largest threats to the value of a vehicle such as a boat or an RV that is stored out in the open. UV damage is one of the largest threat to boats since boating activities take place in sunny climates. In fact, the sale of boats, marine services, and accessories has increased over 6% in 2011 to $32.3 billion. Agricultural structures, horse barns, and steel barns are becoming more popular, especially since they offer many advantages over traditional wooden buildings.
Recycling is a great way to protect the environment while at the same time using the products you would like to, such as steel. Metal garages are often made with recycled steel. Steel is often called “the EnviroMetal” because it can be recycled repeatedly without losing any of its quality. By recycling steel, it saves the same amount of energy it takes to power 18 million homes. In North America alone, more than 80 million tons of steel are recycled every year.