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Why Choose Metal Over Wood For Your Carport, Garage, or RV Cover Solution

At Wholesale Direct Carports, we are metal carport specialists. We also offer metal RV covers, metal detached garages, and metal horse barns and lean-tos. There are lots of great reasons to choose metal over wood for your outdoor structures, and in today’s blog from the metal carport gurus at Wholesale Direct Carports, we will touch on all of them.


If you’re in the market for a new carport, RV shelter, or other metal structure that can withstand the elements and the test of time, then you need to contact Wholesale Direct Carports for a free quote. Provide as many details as you can, and make sure to let us know if you’re interested in learning more about our financing options. Otherwise, read on to learn why a metal carport is superior to a wood one.

Installation Time

Compared to a wood carport, a metal carport installs on your level property significantly faster. Metal carports are designed to be put together quickly and with ease, especially when the work is done by an experienced local crew provided by Wholesale Direct Carports. This allows you to begin using your carport right away, giving you even more value. Best of all, when you buy from Wholesale Direct Carports, your installation is free.

Low Maintenance Upkeep

Metal is a much stronger substance than wood, meaning that in virtually every situation, metal will hold up better and longer than wood. With a metal carport, there is no sealing, treating, or staining that you need to do to keep your carport protected and looking great, meaning that your time, energy, and money can go into other projects around the property.


Possibly the most attractive thing about a metal carport is that it is built from sustainable materials. Unlike wood, which rots over time, releasing carbon into the soil and air, metal is produced with incredibly low energy consumption, doesn’t cause deforestation, has a long life, and requires little in the way of maintenance.


All this adds up to mean that from creation to installation to daily use, your metal carport consumes less material and fewer additional substances than wood or many other conventional building materials. Considering that when your carport eventually meets its end — which will be a long time from your date of purchase — it is almost 100% recyclable, there really isn’t a more sustainable material you can build your standing carport from.


A huge part of a metal carport’s sustainability is its longevity. Metal structures are strong, durable, and long-lasting. Steel structures can withstand incredible natural forces like high-winds, earthquakes, and heavy snow, and they are immune to rotting, splitting, cracking, or creeping. We’re so confident in the strength of our metal carports that we offer a 20-year rust-through warranty on them no matter where you live.

Cost Savings

One of the best things about purchasing a metal carport is the cost savings. While the initial price tag may be a bit higher than other traditional building materials, the long term value is undeniable. With a longer life-span than wood, greater durability, incredible fire resistance, and a minimal amount of maintenance, you’ll save both time and money over the long haul. What’s more is that when you buy your metal carport from Wholesale Direct Carports, you’ll get the best pricing available on our high-quality metal structures.

Choose Wholesale Direct Carports For a Lasting Investment

Purchasing your metal carport from Wholesale Direct Carports is more than just a smart choice, it’s a smart investment that will last. If after reading today’s post, you still have questions about why a metal carport is right for you, then give us a call at (833) 387-5940 today to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives. Or if you’re ready to get started with your project, fill out our online form, and get a free quote.