Commercial Covered Parking Systems


Are you thinking of investing in carport kits for commercial facilities? We have the team of professionals, the designs and the high quality materials to make it happen.

We offer a 20-year warranty for our frame systems. On exterior panels, we offer a 20 to 40 year warranty against chalking, fading or peeling.

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    From Design through Engineering and Execution

    We have a reputation for quality in products, service and reliability. In the commercial and government sectors, our customers trust us. With integrity and solid engineering, we bring your idea of a commercial carport to reality.

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    RV Storage and Mini-Storage Facilities

    Boost your cash flow, increase your profits by adding covered parking. With our smart lease, you pay little or no money down for your facility’s covered parking structures.

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    Backed by Rock Solid Engineering

    We handle all types of facilities and terrain situations, including seismic activity, restrictive building codes and ordinances, weather and temperature extremes. Our professionals will work closely with you, your planners and your architects to get the job done right.

Covered Parking Advantages


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    Protect equipment, vehicles and other possessions.

    The steel canopy provides serious protection from the elements.

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    Raise property values.

    According to statistics, providing protection for the vehicles of your tenants adds value to your property, makes it easier to market and encourages tenant retention.

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    Retain commercial tenants.

    Covered parking for institutions and commercial complexes makes your property more attractive to tenants. This amenity adds value for their staff and clients.

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    Stay strong and functional.

    Our structures, made in the U.S. of the highest quality steel, weathered Hurricane Katrina. They have stayed rust-free in salt mines, handled the Arizona desert with aplomb and survived the freezing winters of the Canadian tundra.

Post-and-Purlin Design

Full-Cantilever Design

Semi-Cantilever Design

T-Frame Design

Full Cantilever Style

Full-cantilever frameFull cantilever means that the design supports a sloped roof extending out from a fixed post. It is a popular choice, offering three excellent benefits:

  • It has a streamlined, uncluttered look that works with a variety of architectural styles.
  • It gives vehicles thorough coverage.
  • At the same time it reduces the interference of support posts to a minimum.

This design is slightly more expensive to install due to the requirements of material stresses. But for many applications, it is the most cost-effective, well worth the small extra investment.

Texas commercial carport full cantilever

Help Every Step of the Way

From site layout to architectural and structural design, work on the foundation, assembly and finishing, our team of experts is here to guide you. Whether your site is challenging or straightforward, whether you have complex needs or simple ones, we are here to work with you from the beginning of the project to the end.

Engineered Plans

We provide stamped and sealed plans, geared to the requirements of your state, for your project, all for a nominal sum.

Installation

We make assembly and installation as easy as possible by delivering the plans and the materials you need. We will help you in your contractor selection process if you want help. Check this chart for installation cost estimates to help you in the planning and bid phase.

Finishing

All of our materials are delivered to your site in an unfinished state, ready for you to prime and paint. This means you have full control over the colors on the finished structure. You can choose the best colors to make it integrate seamlessly into your existing property. Check here for a look at the wide range of colors for your roofing panels that we can supply.

Why Choose Us?

We have worked with numerous clients over the years. We have served individuals, companies and local, state and federal government institutions. We value our reputation for integrity, high quality materials, reliability and excellent customer service.

Let us show you why hundreds of satisfied clients have worked with us. We look forward to serving you.

TX Cantilever Carports

Full Cantilever Cost Estimates

  • Prices below show the Cost Per Space based on the frame style and configurations shown below.
  • A parking “space” is defined as an area 9′ wide x 18′ deep x 7′ clearance.
  • Installation costs shown are to be used as a rough guide only. True cost can vary depending upon location and ground conditions.
  • Shipping is not included in material costs shown.
  • All frame material is black steel, not painted.
  • All roof panels are 26 ga. painted R-Panel.

Full Cantilever Frame:

Full Cantilever Frame Pricing Full Cantilever Frame Cost Estimates

Installation: Estimated at $893.96 per space.

Semi-Cantilever Style

Commercial Carports - Semi Cantilever

The semi-cantilever system we offer provides full overhead projection with fewer structural demands that our full cantilever model. The cost is correspondingly less too. Using the engineering principle of cantilevers, it has more balance of stresses than the full-cantilever choice.

This is an excellent style when you want wide coverage for your vehicle, supplies, products and other goods, but don’t require all the architectural frills. It protects equipment, cars and trucks and handles a high volume of parking needs.

We Help You Every Step of the Way

Commercial carport semi-cantilever frameIt takes time and effort to take a commercial carport from the idea stage through to installation and finishing. That’s why we offer a team of experts to guide you through each phase of the project.

Here is a look at how installation proceeds through each of the steps:

  • Find the right site, plan how the carport will fit on it and then design it
  • Consult with an architect to make sure your ideas are workable
  • Arrange for professional foundation planning and the engineering work that it requires
  • Have the structural engineering done
  • Get all the permits and licenses and make sure you are in accordance with local covenants and regulations
  • Select a contractor to do the actual installation
  • See the installation and finishing through to completion

We have years of experience working closely with architects, planners and contractors. Since we have dealt with such a large number of installations, we can speak authoritatively about a wide range of situations like seismic activity, weather extremes and specific site challenges.

Our goal is to help you get your carport built as fast and efficiently as possible.

We Provide Fully Engineered Plans.

For a small price, we can provide you with plans that are fully engineered, stamped and sealed by a professional engineer who is licensed in your state.

The load-bearing information is dependent on having the installation done properly, following standard procedures.

We Can Help You Arrange Installation.

We supply you with all the frame system and roofing materials for your commercial carport. When it is erected outside of our work area, you need to arrange with  a local contractor to do the installation and finishing. That can be complicated, especially if you haven’t put out bids or hired a contractor before.

To help, we have this handy table that lists estimated installation costs. This gives you an idea of prices for the work. We can work with you through the process of asking for bids and hiring a contractor. We consult with many clients, finding a professional installation contractor that meets their needs.

You Decide on the Finished Look.

All of the materials we deliver for your commercial carport project come in bare steel, ready for priming and painting. This lets you have full control over the final look of the carport and how it integrates into your surrounding property. To help, we offer roof panels in an array of colors. You can check the selection here and specify the color when you place your order.

Work with Experts

We have gathered a long list of satisfied customers over the years– municipal, state and federal clients, as well as individuals, small to medium size businesses and large corporations. They are in every state of the union as well as a number of foreign countries. Working with them, we have built a reputation for honesty, integrity, excellent customer service and high quality materials. We’re proud of our record, and look forward to showing you just how well-deserved it is. Contact us today.

Texas commercial carport semi cantilever system

Semi-Cantilever Cost Estimates

  • Prices below show the Cost Per Space based on the frame style and configurations shown below.
  • A parking “space” is defined as an area 9′ wide x 18′ deep x 7′ clearance.
  • Installation costs shown are to be used as a rough guide only. True cost can vary depending upon location and ground conditions.
  • Shipping is not included in material costs shown.
  • All frame material is black steel, not painted.
  • All roof panels are 26 ga. painted R-Panel.

Semi-Cantilever Frame, Style 1:

Semi Cantilever Frame Pricing Semi Cantilever Pricing

Installation:  Estimated at $587.60 per space.

Semi Cantilever Frame, Style 2:

Semi Cantilever Frame Style 2

Semi Cantilever Frame Price

Installation:  Estimated at $616.73 per space.

Frame Style

Texas Commercial Carports - T Frame Design

The T-frame design for carports is also called a double cantilever or T-cantilever. The coverage is provided by a full cantilevered roof that reaches out in two directions. It is ideal for open parking areas that cover a wide area. When you want to minimize the use of support posts, this is the design to use. It makes the maximum use of the engineering principle of cantilevers.

From Design to Installation, We’re With You.

Commercial carport t-frame designInstalling a commercial carport is a multi-phase operation. Even when the terrain is uniform and the logistics straightforward, it takes planning and experience to execute properly. Every carport installation includes a range of steps, including:

  • Performing proper site layout
  • Choosing the most suitable architectural design to fit in with the rest of your property
  • Arranging for professional design and engineering, both foundation and structural
  • Getting permits and design approval
  • Finding the right contractor to get the job done
  • Executing the installation and finishing phases

Every project has its own challenges. These might include weather extremes like wind, storms or temperature. Earthquakes can complicate design and installation. That’s why our customers appreciate the fact that our team of experts is with you all the way.

We can walk you through every phase of the project, from site selection to design, engineering and installation. We have the experience to work with a range of personnel, from architects to contractors. Our goal is to make your project go smoothly, and get it in workable condition as quickly as possible.

We Provide Engineered Plans.

For a nominal sum, we can give you signed and stamped plans backed by a professional engineer licensed in your state.

Of course, the load-bearing characteristics included in each plan depend upon proper installation following standard procedures.

We Will Work with Your Contractor.

We provide all of the cover frame and roof materials you need for your commercial carport. Before opening your project up for bids, check this table that lists estimated installation costs per parking space. It will help you plan for costs and make it easier to select a bid.

Confused about how to select a contractor? Our professional team can help you make an informed choice.

You Control the Finished Look.

When you choose one of our commercial carport kits, you have total control over how the carport will look and fit into the overarching architectural scheme of your property. All the components are delivered to your site unfinished, in bare steel, so you can prime and paint them as you choose. To help with the finished look, we offer a wide range of colors for our roof panels.

We’re proud of our record, and look forward to showing you just how well-deserved it is. Contact us today.

TX commercial carport t cantilever

T-Frame Cost Estimates

  • Prices below show the Cost Per Space based on the frame style and configurations shown below.
  • A parking “space” is defined as an area 9′ wide x 18′ deep x 7′ clearance.
  • Installation costs shown are to be used as a rough guide only. True cost can vary depending upon location and ground conditions.
  • Shipping is not included in material costs shown.
  • All frame material is black steel, not painted.
  • All roof panels are 26 ga. painted R-Panel.

T-Frame System:

T-Frame Pricing T-Frame cost estimates

Installation: Estimated at $724.37 per space.

Post and Purlin Style

Texas Commercial Carports - Post and Purlin Design

This is the simplest style of carport design. Also called single slope, post-and-purlin is also the most economical choice. It works well for equipment, cars, trucks and other vehicles, supplies and finished products. When you don’t need the frills but you do need the functionality, this is the one to choose.

Why Spend the Money

When cost matters, it might seem an unnecessary expense to invest in a carport system. But the fact is, when you have high volume parking requirements or a variety of supplies and equipment to store, you can’t afford to let keep them out in the elements.

Though our post and purlin system is economical, the materials are first class. This structure gets your expensive equipment protected from rain, wind and weather extremes. It offers a measure of security for vehicles of all types and for your goods.

The carport you build will last for years whatever the weather or the demands of vehicles and parking. It is the cost-effective solution to leaving your valuable supplies, equipment and vehicles outside, unprotected.

We Help from Design to Installation.

When you work with us, you are never alone. Our team of experts is available to help you every step of the way. We can consult with your, whether your installation is straightforward and the terrain uncomplicated. But we can also help if you are dealing with complex factors like restrictive building codes, extreme wind loads or other special situations.

Our professional staff is here to answer questions and help you get your carport built and put to use.

We Provide Fully Engineered Plans.

Local contractors take the plans and steel materials we provide for your carport and do the actual installation. We can help you find a contractor to do the work. To make it easier when you are ready to call for bids, here is a table of estimated costs.

A Long List of Satisfied Customers

We have years of experience in covered carport design and installation. In the process, we have acquired a long list of customers that sing our praises. We serve a wide range of clients, from municipalities, state and federal governments, corporations, small businesses and individuals.

We have a reputation we’re proud of when it comes to dependability, high quality, integrity and excellent customer service. We look forward to showing you just how well-deserved it is. Contact us today.

TX commercial carports post and purlin system

 

RV and Boat Storage Facility Covered Parking

  • Reach Higher Occupancy Rates
  • Add to Your Monthly Rental Income
  • Covered Systems for Dry Land or Marina Parking

Check out Pro-Lease, the sensible financial setup for people in the RV storage and boat storage fields. It can increase profits and increase the number of tenants and their retention rates.

Here’s a look at how Pro-Lease can help you.

  • Avoid or reduce real estate taxes. Your investment is considered equipment so your property taxes are less. But your holding is engineered to be totally in accord with local building codes.
  • Leverage your investment. With Pro-Lease, you pay little or no money down.
  • Save at tax time. In many cases, accelerated depreciation schedules may be applicable.
  • Your choice of installation. Save time and energy with professional installation. Or do it yourself and save big!

Looking for increased cash flow? Add covered parking for little or no money down!

Not all areas have the appropriate circumstances that will let you increase your covered parking rate to the extent that your cash flow is over and above your payment for the equipment lease. Use a Rental Comparative Analysis to help you evaluate your current facility or the one you are thinking of investing in. This will help you decide the comparable rents in the neighborhood for both uncovered and covered parking.

The Works: Systems that Are Fully Engineered

We offer you a system that meets or exceeds local building codes in your area. That includes wind, snow and seismic zones. When you buy our fully engineered systems, you get all drawings, the concrete/foundation/anchoring plan and the structural calculations.

We deliver plans that are signed, stamped and sealed by a Professional Engineer who is fully licensed in your state.

Types of Installations

Because the situation at each site varies, including soil conditions, all estimates provided are approximate. An Absolute Steel representative or the contractor who bids on the job will provide an accurate pricing for all installation work. This happens after he inspects and approves the site.

Professional

Do you want a turnkey system? We can provide it. In many areas in the U.S., we have professionals, vetted and qualified, to handle the entire installation.

Or you are welcome to invite bids yourself from local contractors. We are happy to talk to the contractor you are considering. Our systems are made for ease of assembly and installation.

With our years of experience, we have a practical understanding for what the pricing should be. We are always happy to talk to the contractor you are considering.

Do-It-Yourself

Did you know that 9 out of 10 of our sales are to do-it-yourselfers? The typical buyer assembles and installs it with the help of family, friends or a local handyman.

Over and over again, they have proved the following statement true:

“Easily assembled by unskilled labor using commonly found tools.”

Put together an energetic and determined team and you’ll be saying it too!

Simple Assembly Means You Save Money Either Way: with DIY or with Professional Installation.

Crunch the Numbers

We have perfected an unmatched system for RV & boat storage. We have a proprietary manufacturing methods and  an exclusive approach that results in simple assembly and installation.

Financial institutions consider our storage covers equipment, whether they are removable or temporary. This results in several tax planning and financial benefits for you as the owner and operator. Check with your tax advisor to see how it can have a positive impact.

The following chart* illustrates the financial benefits, with results from an actual RV/boat storage facility in a major city in the American Southwest.

*Actual returns will vary up or down depending on local conditions. There are a wide range of factors that affect results. For example, the above chart does not reflect multiple rental units (more than one RV/boat per cover).

Added Income

Reduce your maintenance costs. When you add covered storage to an existing facility, costs for upkeep and  management expenses usually go down. That’s because your tenants using covered parking are more inclined to take care of their possessions, and therefore your yard.

With reduced overhead, like maintenance and management, means that the money you take in over and above your lease payments is additional profit.

From Design through Engineering and Execution


Let us show you how we can help you increase usability and profits at your facility. We have the experience and skills to help you every step of the way when it comes to your commercial parking needs. Our team of experts handle:


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    Layout at the site

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    Selection and review for the best design

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    Structural analysis and design

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    Engineering, design and layout for the foundation

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    Documentation for the design and engineering phases

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    Troubleshooting and advice during installation


We Serve The Toughest Customers in the World

The Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Border Patrol, and Homeland Security trust us to deliver structures that long lasting, strong, easy to assemble and install and offers high value. As one of the leading metal building makers in the U.S., we value our record with the U.S. Armed Services. You will receive this same quality.

They know our structures deliver. They withstand snow loads exceeding 60 lbs. per square foot high in the Sierra Nevada mountain range and on the tundra in northern Canada. On Florida’s coast, they have successfully withstood winds over 140 mph. They are used in Afghanistan, in Death Valley and the Cargil salt mines.

Texas Covered Parking Structure Design Choices


We handle all types of facilities and terrain situations, including seismic activity, restrictive building codes and ordinances, weather and temperature extremes. Our professionals will work closely with you, your planners and your architects to get the job done right.


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    Plans Backed by Professional Engineers

    When you work with us, you get original plans, for a nominal rate, that are stamped and sealed by a professional engineer who is licensed to practice in your state.The load-bearing capabilities outlined in the plans are always dependent on proper, professional installation procedures being followed.

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    Everything You Need

    We provide the entire package, all materials you need to construct one of commercial parking structures. The installation is done by the contractors you select to do the job.Here is a look at estimated costs for a standard installation. Our team of professionals can consult with you and your contractors during every phase of the work. We can also work with you when you are choosing your contractor.

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    Fit In with the Look of Your Property

    All of our materials, whether full cantilever, semi-cantilever and T-frame supports come as bare steel. They are ready for you to prime and paint to integrate with the rest of your facility. To make it easier, panels for steel roofing can be ordered in a wide range of colors.

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    Go Green!

    Our carport systems are ready to handle photovoltaic arrays, or solar panels. They are currently in use by some of the biggest names in the field of solar energy.

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