Commercial Carport Kits for Large Scale Applications

Commercial carports and covered parking structures are broad terms. Let’s focus on what they mean to you: what you need, or intend to provide. For example:

  • Covered parking for multifamily housing – by statistics, protection for tenant vehicles dramatically raises property value, marketability and tenant retention
  • Covered parking structures for commercial and institutional complexes – a high-value feature that attracts and retains tenants, and helps them to better serve their clientele and staff
  • Storage – steel canopy protection from the elements for equipment and goods.

Covered Parking Structures: Design Options

Our steel carports are available in four primary configurations, to meet your project’s requirements.

Full Cantilever Covered Parking

Commercial Carports - Full Cantilever Design
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Semi-Cantilever Covered Parking

Commercial Carports - Semi Cantilever
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Post and Purlin Systems

Commercial Carports - Post and Purlin Design
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Commercial Carports: Project Design, Engineering and Execution

Any commercial carport project begins with an idea. Many steps follow, to move that idea into reality:

  • Site layout
  • Architectural design selection and review
  • Structural design and analysis
  • Foundation design, engineering and layout
  • Design and engineering documentation
  • Design and engineering submission for building authority approval
  • Contractor selection
  • Installation advice and troubleshooting

GSA Schedule Contract HolderWhether your project is simple, or you face special challenges such as seismic activity, extreme weather, or restrictive local ordinances, our expert team will work with you, your architects and planners to complete the job smoothly.


Original plans, stamped and sealed by an engineer licensed in your state, are provided at a nominal rate. Achieving load bearing characteristics described in any plans is dependent upon proper installation.


We supply all materials for our commercial parking structures – installation is by contractors you retain. A table of estimated installation costs can be seen here.

As with every phase of your project from conception to completion, our team is available to consult with you on contractor selection.


It’s understood you will want to tailor your carports’ finish to integrate with the rest of your property – so full cantilever, semi-cantilever and T-frame supports are delivered in bare steel, ready to prime and paint. Steel roofing panels may be ordered in a wide range of colors.


Absolute Steel fabricates a variety of steel frame carport systems that accommodate photovoltaic arrays (solar panels). Our carport frame systems are in use by some of the largest names in the solar industry. More information on solar canopies here.

Commercial Carport Gallery

Commercial Carport GalleryAbsolute Steel commercial carport system project examples.


In serving a long list of customers – in the private sector and at all levels of government – we’ve established a solid reputation for integrity, product quality, superior service, and reliability. We’re proud of that reputation, and look forward to demonstrating its worth as we work with you. Contact us today.

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* Original engineered plans, stamped and sealed by an engineer licensed in your State, are available upon request for an additional charge. Achieving load bearing characteristics described above are dependent upon proper installation.