Emergency Shelters

Emergency shelters from Great Carports are designed to provide secure, durable, and reliable environments for housing people during crises. Constructed with high-quality 14 or 12 gauge frames and 29 gauge paneling, our buildings offer exceptional durability and longevity. Available in various sizes and configurations, our emergency shelters can be customized to meet your specific requirements, ensuring you get the best solution for your needs. We also offer red iron building options for larger structures over 50 feet in width or 100 feet in length, providing extra strength and durability. Investing in an emergency shelter ensures safety and security for occupants during natural disasters and other emergencies.

Design and Buy An Emergency Shelter Online

Utilize our innovative 3D design tool to visualize, customize, and get accurate pricing for any emergency shelter. From small shelters to large emergency housing units, this tool allows you to create the perfect space tailored to your needs. Customizing your building online ensures that all your specifications are met before you make a commitment, providing a clear and comprehensive view of your investment.

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Why Choose Great Carports for Your Emergency Shelter

  • Comprehensive Services: We offer everything from land clearing and tree removal to grading and concrete services, providing a one-stop shop for all your emergency shelter needs. This ensures a seamless and efficient installation process, saving you time and effort by avoiding the hassle of coordinating with multiple contractors.
  • Knowledgeable Staff: Our team of experts specializes in the construction of emergency shelters, ensuring you receive the best advice and support throughout your purchase and installation process. This expertise helps you avoid costly mistakes and ensures your shelter is constructed to last.
  • Certified Structures: Our emergency shelters are certified to withstand 140 MPH wind speeds in a 3-second gust and have a snow load rating of up to 35 pounds per square foot. This certification means you can trust our structures to protect occupants in severe weather conditions.
  • Workmanship Guarantee: Benefit from our 90-day workmanship guarantee, ensuring your emergency shelter is installed correctly and to your satisfaction. Choosing a company without such guarantees can leave you vulnerable to poor quality workmanship and additional costs.
  • Raving Reviews: Our commitment to exceptional customer service has earned us glowing reviews from satisfied clients. Poor reviews from other companies can indicate potential problems and lead to a frustrating experience.
  • Competitive Pricing: We offer competitive pricing on our emergency shelters, ensuring you get the best value for your investment without compromising on quality. Opting for cheaper alternatives might save you money upfront but can result in higher long-term maintenance costs.
  • Attention to Detail: Our specialists meticulously address every detail to provide a high-quality experience, ensuring your emergency shelter meets all your specifications and needs. Overlooking details can lead to structural issues and additional expenses down the line.
  • Instant Quotes: Obtain accurate quotes instantly using our 3D design tool or by consulting with one of our metal building specialists, making the decision process quick and informed. Other companies might not offer such transparency, leaving you uncertain about the final cost.
  • Delivery & Installation Included: All emergency shelters include delivery and professional installation services, saving you time and effort. Choosing a company that doesn’t include these services can result in unexpected hassles and additional costs.
  • Fast Lead Times: Most orders are installed within 2-3 weeks from the order date in our service areas, allowing you to start using your new shelter sooner. Delays from other companies can disrupt your plans and cause inconvenience.
  • 20-Year Warranty on 12 Gauge Orders: We offer a 20-year warranty on our 12 gauge metal buildings, providing you with long-term peace of mind and protection against structural issues.
  • Convenient Hours: We are open from 7am to 9pm, six days a week, making it easy for you to reach us and get the support you need, even outside of typical business hours.
  • Flexible Financing and Rent-to-Own Options: We offer flexible financing and rent-to-own options, allowing you to get the space you need without a large upfront cost. This makes our emergency shelters accessible to a wider range of customers.

Red Iron Building Options

For large buildings over 50 feet in width or 100 feet in length, we offer red iron building options. Red iron structures provide superior strength and durability, making them ideal for large-scale emergency shelters that require expansive areas and high structural integrity.

Emergency Shelter Financing Options

Take advantage of our flexible financing options to help you afford your new emergency shelter. Available exclusively in North and South Carolina, our financing plans make it easier to get the space you need without a large upfront cost.

Rent-To-Own Emergency Shelters

Our rent-to-own program offers a flexible alternative to traditional financing. Available exclusively in North and South Carolina, this option allows you to enjoy your new emergency shelter immediately while making affordable monthly payments.

Additional Services to Prepare for Building Installations

Great Carports offers comprehensive services to prepare your site for emergency shelter installations. These services can be bundled for convenience and include:

  • Land Clearing: Efficient land clearing services to prepare your site, ensuring a clean and ready foundation for your new structure.
  • Tree Removal: Professional tree removal services for safe and efficient site preparation, reducing risks and enhancing site safety.
  • Grading/Leveling: Expert grading and leveling services to ensure your site is ready for installation, providing a stable and even base for your building.
  • Gravel Delivery: High-quality gravel delivery for driveways and other project needs, enhancing accessibility and durability.
  • Concrete Services: Durable concrete solutions tailored to your specific requirements, offering a strong and lasting foundation.

Currently, these services are available exclusively in North and South Carolina. Bundling these services saves time and money, ensuring a seamless and efficient installation process.

Metal Building Permitting Information

Before installation, it is essential to obtain the necessary permits from your city or HOA. Proper permitting ensures compliance with local regulations and avoids future complications.

Metal Building Installation Site Preparation

The ground must be level to avoid additional fees and potential structural integrity issues. If the ground is not level, we will need to cut the legs on-site, which incurs an extra fee and may compromise the stability of your emergency shelter. Ensuring proper site preparation helps you avoid future complications and ensures the longevity and safety of your structure.

Emergency Shelter Discounts

We offer special discounts of up to $500 off for community heroes, including firefighters, police, military personnel, veterans, and teachers. It’s our way of saying thank you for your service! These discounts make it more affordable to get the quality space you need for your emergency shelter.

Shop Emergency Shelters

Explore our extensive selection of emergency shelters for sale. Choose from various styles, colors, and dimensions to find the perfect building to meet your needs. Great Carports is your trusted source for quality structures designed to protect your valuable assets and provide secure, functional spaces for emergency housing.

  • Small Emergency Shelter (30×40) – $25,000.00
  • Medium Emergency Shelter (40×60) – $45,000.00
  • Large Emergency Shelter (80×100) – $80,000.00
  • Extra Large Emergency Shelter (100×125) – $110,000.00
  • Custom Emergency Shelter (Larger sizes available upon request) – Contact for pricing

Applications and Uses of Emergency Shelters

Emergency shelters from Great Carports offer versatile and secure environments for housing people during natural disasters, emergencies, and other crises. They provide secure housing, shielding occupants from sun, rain, snow, and hail. Additionally, these shelters can be used as temporary housing, medical centers, or community relief centers. Suitable for residential, commercial, and industrial applications, our emergency shelters provide durable and cost-effective alternatives to traditional buildings, enhancing the usability and value of your property.

Emergency Shelter Roof Types

Understanding the different roof styles available can help you choose the best option for your needs:

  • Regular Roof Style: The original and most economical option, featuring rounded eaves. Roofing panels run front to back, not recommended for structures longer than 36 feet.
  • Boxed Eave A-Frame Roof Style: Offers a traditional roofline with panels running front to back, ideal for matching property aesthetics while providing solid protection.
  • Vertical Roof Style: The most durable option with vertically aligned panels for better water and debris shedding, featuring hat-channel construction for added strength and reliability.

Emergency Shelter Customizations

Customize your emergency shelter to meet your specific needs and preferences:

  • Sizes: We offer a wide range of sizes from small to large, ensuring ample space for occupants and related needs. Custom sizes are available to fit your specific requirements.
  • Roof Styles: Choose from regular, boxed-eave, or vertical roofs to match your aesthetic preferences and weather conditions.
  • Additional Features: Add side panels, gables, enclosed storage areas, utility sheds, or lean-tos to enhance functionality and protection.
  • Materials: Options for standard steel or red iron structures for extra strength and durability.
  • Colors: Select from a range of colors to match existing structures or landscaping, enhancing the visual appeal of your property.

Service Areas

We currently provide metal and steel buildings, along with various steel structures, delivered and professionally installed only in North and South Carolina.

Design Your Own Emergency Shelter

Use our free online 3D metal building web application powered by Eagle Carports to design and customize your emergency shelter. Adjust length, width, height, roof style, custom frame-outs, lean-tos, and more, and get accurate pricing instantly. This tool allows you to see your customizations in real-time, ensuring you get exactly what you want.

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Emergency Shelter Kits

For those who prefer to install a building themselves, our emergency shelter kits include all necessary components and hardware. These kits offer a cost-effective solution and are available in various sizes and designs. While DIY installation is possible, we recommend professional installation for the best results, ensuring durability and safety.

Emergency Shelter Insulation

Great Carports offers high-quality insulation options to create a more comfortable and energy-efficient emergency shelter. We provide three types of insulation: double bubble foil, 2-inch fiberglass, and spray foam. Adding insulation to your emergency shelter is essential for maintaining a comfortable indoor environment, especially during extreme weather conditions.

Other common benefits of adding insulation to any custom metal building include extra protection from moisture, humidity, and rust. Insulation also promotes noise reduction, which lowers the echo inside the building and reduces outside noise. By insulating your emergency shelter, you enhance its comfort, functionality, and longevity.

Contact Us

Have questions or need assistance? Our building specialists are here to help!

  • Phone: (704) 703-2722
  • Email: greatcarports.com
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