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Garage vs. Carport: Which Should You Choose?

Large black all-caps text says "Garage vs. Carport" with faded background images of a blue garage and a steel carport.

Unless you’ve purchased a carport or garage, you have probably never thought about which would be best for you. But, if you’re in the market for a building, here are some things to think about before you begin shopping.

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Steel carport with Bulldog Steel Structures watermark behind it.
You can customize this carport.

Carports are a fantastic option for small spaces where you don’t have much land or don’t want to take up too much space. The main use of carports is to keep the elements off your vehicle and protect it from snow and ice. They can also look great right next to a house and are exactly what you need if you have minimal cars.

Carports are a great alternative for storing cars or items at a fraction of the cost of a garage. If built correctly, they’re strong, withstanding high winds and snow.


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Garages are the perfect metal structure for farmers to store tractors and large farm equipment; they’re even great for mechanic shops. Garages work well to keep your vehicles completely out of the elements. They can also provide extra storage space for things you may not have room for in your house.

These also give more space for things such as a workbench or storage cabinets. With garages, you have more cosmetic options with how you prefer it to look by adding as many walk-in doors, windows, or garage doors as you want and having the option of changing the colors of the side panels and garage doors.

You now have the option to customize your dream garage or carport completely. Build your carport or garage online from scratch with our customizable software.

You can also check out How Custom Can Metal Buildings Be?

Request a quote online or call (888)-551-2156 to learn more.

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I would recommend bulldog steel highly. They are very professional and accommodating. Want to give special thanks to Randall Hall and also matt preslar. They were very accommodating and helping me fill out paperwork and handling things when a timel...

- Shirley M.

Bulldog has been great to work with. They explained everything from beginning to end. I live in the mountains of New Mexico and the staff made sure that my garage had the right support needed for this area of the country. I would highly recommend t...

- Bruce J.

Bryan Ordonez with Bulldog Buildings was great to work with. Every email or message I sent, he was quick to respond and I got what I wanted. I hate that we had to deal with material issues due to covid but he kept me up to date on issues and end da...

- Tony & Debbie S.

Good design tool on their website. Great customer service.

- John S.

Have had nothing but a positive experience with Bulldog! Bryan was super helpful and still is after our install! He still responds super prompt and helpful. No complaints about our structure, as it looks amazing! Installers did a great job and pick...

- Kristie S.

I have now had my building in place for 3 months and I want to say that the whole team at Bulldog was very helpful throughout the entire process. My salesperson, Matthew, was extremely responsive. He was very helpful with the design phase, where we...

- Mike W.

Frank Rangel was very helpful and respectful. Also very understanding. I was pouring a concrete driveway and trying to put my down payment down. I may of got a little frustrated in the middle of it all. I could see the smile on Frank's face the who...

- Jason M.

This is my second building from bulldog and I'm buying the same building , just different colors. They are great buildings that are strong and economical.

- Parke H.

Excellent customer service during my order process, answered all my questions and they were very patient.

- Jack D.

The website was very flexible and helped me customize my carport. The Bulldog staff was very prompt and helpful throughout the process.

- Dale & Karen W.

Put up a RV cover for me on a concrete pad. Turned out great and the guys cleaned up after the work. Very satisfied. Would recommend these people.

- Dan and Linda I.

I love my “She Shop.” It was amazingly easy. I sent an email, made 2 phones calls and it was done. The installation went even easier. Three guys showed up one day and finished the next. They were polite and cleaned up after themselves. My husband...

- Theressa J.

I visited their website and used the 3D estimator and was able to see my building with doors, window placements, colors,and overall look. When you add or change any feature, including size, you can immediately see the result and change in price (if a...

- David T.
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Bulldog’s metal barns, garages, and carports are available for delivery and installation in most of the U.S. Whether you’re a homeowner in Maine, a rancher in Texas, or a small business owner in California, you’ll get to-your-door delivery and professional installation, so your building will be sturdy and reliable for years to come.

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