Norcal Carports Highly Recommends Obtaining Permits. Please Contact Your Local County Before Purchasing A Carport. Estimates will Include the Stamped Advanced Plans And Drawings Cost From A Certified Engineer  Your County May Need To Approve Permits.

Strong. Durable. Long-Lasting. Built with Steel.

*Prices On This Website Are Estimates And Subject To Change & May Not Factor in Local Taxes, Permit Costs, or Foundation Costs. Please fill out our form for an accurate and final total of your order.

*2-3 Week Lead/Build Times For Most Carports. Engineer-certified plans available.

Direct From Manufacturer Pricing. We price-match exact builds from our competitors!

How much does a metal carport cost?

Prices start at $2,600 for a basic 12 x 20 x 6 classical roof carport. A fully enclosed building with the proper reinforcements can cost $20,000-$40,000. Delivery and installation are included in the price. As a dealer, we provide the same price as our manufacturer. Norcal Carports does not charge any additional fees. Stamped advanced plans and calculations are extra and paid directly to the certified engineer. These are necessary in counties that require a permit. You can have a building installed but the customer is responsible for obtaining the permits.

1. Gauge Type For Base Frame

Every carport or steel building starts with the base-frame. Depending on you locale, you may opt for the stronger gauge steel frame. The 12-gauge steel frame is our recommended choice for all carports or buildings, no matter the size.
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12 gauge (2 1/4” x 2 1/4”) 2.657 MM

12 gauge steel tubing is the recommended gauge for regions with heavy winds, snow, and rain.  20 Year 100 MPH Wind Rate Warranty.

14 Gauge (2 1/2” x 2 1/2”) 1.8 MM

The 14 gauge steel framing is more economical and comes with a 1-year Workmanship Warranty.

2. Metal Roof Type


Classical Roof Style

The Classical style steel carport comes with rolled corners and is designed to be strong, durable, and cost-effective. If you are looking for a basic car or RV cover and don’t have snow in your region, this option is perfect.


Boxed-Eave Roof Style

Boxed eave roof carports give you the A-Frame look but the panels run horizontal, or front to back. If you have heavy rain or snow, we recommend the vertical A-Frame roof style.


Vertical Style Roof Style

3. Metal Sides & Ends

All roof and side panels are 29-gauge. 26-gauge panels are available for an additional 14% of the base cost.


Horizontal Panels

Horizontal panels run side to side and the budget friendly option.

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Vertical Panels

Vertical panels run from top to bottom and have a professional look that many of our customers love.

The vertical roof will also have a Ridge Cap to prevent water and debris from entering the building on the peak. Extra hat channels run across the roof for additional support.

4. Roll Up Doors And Commercial Doors With Chain Hoist

Chain hoist included.

Requires Header Sealings. Placed inside the garage, at the top of the roll- up door. (Prevents light or precipitation from coming through.)

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cottage door
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5. Foundation Type

Carports can be installed on concrete. dirt, gravel, asphalt, or on top of storage containers. Anchors are needed to secure the carport to the Earth and that provides an 90-mph wind-rate warranty.


Concrete Foundation

We recommend using an exact concrete base for most steel buildings that are enclosed to prevent leaking. Concrete anchors fasten the frame to the foundation and are included in the final pricing. 


Dirt & Gravel Foundation

If you are installing a steel structure onto dirt, we recommend using mobile home anchors to fasten and secure the frame to the ground. The mobile home anchors are included in the final estimate. 


Asphalt Foundation

Steel buildings and carports can be installed on asphalt using asphalt anchors. This will ensure your building is securely fastened to the foundation. 

Carport Installation Anchors

You can install a carport on concrete (3 different options, dirt, gravel, or asphalt. Dirt installations will require mobile home anchors to qualify for the 90mph wind-rate warranty.


Metal Building Insulation Foam Available For Vertical Panel Buildings Only

One solution for Heat, Condensation & Cold. R-Value 16, .20” (5mm) closed cell polyethylene foam with reflective reinforced foil on one side and plastic white finish film on the other side. Total 5M Plus Insulation combines the benefits of insulation with vapor, air and radiant barrier protection.

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Roof And Panels Paint Colors

*The poles are not painted and left in their original galvalume-steel state.

Choose from 13 different colors and customize the roof color, side panels, roof trim, and body trim. Classic barn red with a white trim is a favorite amongst our customers. The poles are not painted.

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