On commercial properties, covered parking can be seen as a big upgrade over a simple parking lot where vehicles are left out in the weather. Of course, covering a large parking area with certain types of structures can be cost-prohibitive, so you may be tempted to put this idea off to the side until there is more room in your budget.
Or, you could turn to steel carports as an ideal solution. This way, you can bring the cost of the project down while still enjoying the benefits that come with covered parking on a commercial lot. To get started, see what our Build & Price tool has to offer, as you can quickly design and price out the ideal carport for your needs.
Benefits of Commercial Carports
You may be thinking of how your company can benefit from a covered carport, but there are countless benefits to commercial carports.
If your commercial property is one that serves retail customers, adding covered parking will be a big boost to their comfort as they come and go. On a rainy day, those customers can get in and out of their vehicles without getting wet, and they might even be able to make it all the way to your door without venturing out in the elements. Alternatively, on a blazing hot summer afternoon, the covered parking will shade their vehicle and keep it at a more comfortable temperature until they leave.
Another commercial application for covered parking is to protect equipment that needs to be parked somewhere when not in use. For example, a company that has a fleet of vehicles used to go out and serve customers or complete projects would benefit greatly from covered parking under a carport. With a roof over the fleet, premature wear can be avoided and fleet maintenance costs should be lowered.
Operating a parking lot can actually be quite a bit of work during certain times of the year. After a snow event, for instance, you might need to shovel off your parking spaces to make sure customers or employees have a good place to pull in. Or, if strong winds have blown branches, leaves, and other debris down to the ground, cleaning up could be a time-consuming process. Again, this is where a carport can come to the rescue. By putting a roof over the parking area, your cleanup work will be minimized and you’ll save time that can be used elsewhere.
These points are only the tip of the iceberg when thinking about how a carport will improve your business parking situation. Whether you are motivated by these points or other benefits entirely, get started by contacting American Carports, Inc. today.
Once you are sold on the idea of covering at least some of the parking spaces on your property, the next step is to decide how those spots will be sheltered. While plenty of options exist, including wood structures, steel carports rise to the top of the list for a variety of reasons.
- Cost. Simply put, metal carports are more affordable than virtually every other practical option in this situation. To get the covered parking you desire without making a huge dent in the budget, steel is the way to go.
- Minimal maintenance. There isn’t much that needs to be done regularly to maintain the condition of a steel carport. So, once it is properly installed by a professional team, you can count on this new structure to serve you well with little upkeep.
- Easy to customize. When you order with us, you can quickly and easily customize your order to create a carport that perfectly suits your needs. Whether you need just a small carport or a large structure, it’s all possible with metal carports.
Get Started Today
By bringing the cost of covered parking down through the use of steel carports, you can move the timeline up and get started on this project much sooner than you could otherwise. And, not only do you enjoy the lower cost of a metal structure compared to other options like wood, but you also gain many of the performance advantages we discussed above. Don’t wait any longer to bring this project to life!