Steel Building Ideas for the Summer

Summer is a great season to relax and spend time with loved ones, friends, and family. It’s also a fantastic time to start on a project, and what better project than one that can last and be of use to you for decades to come? Summer is known for its hot temperatures, rains, and strong winds. If you are looking for a way to protect your property from the harsh summer elements, we have one simple solution, a metal building.

Because metal buildings are durable they are perfect for withstanding elements, making it the ideal material for protecting your property. Here are a few ideas you can use to keep your property safe all summer long.


One way to really enjoy the summer is a golf cart ride. If you have a golf cart, you’ll want to keep it safe, and the summer elements can reap havoc on your golf cart. Between the paint peeling, sun and the heavy rains that can lead to rust summer can be an awful time for vehicles.

Beat the summer heat

Many of us like to spend time outside during the summer, but the summer heat can be uncomfortable or even dangerous. But here at Keen’s Buildings have the solution for you!

Picnic shelter

You see them in parks, zoos, or other outdoor environments, Steel and wooden overhangs that offer shade and a small place to take respite from the summer heat. These shelters can be a saving grace for anyone adventuring out during the summer. Many of these shelters will also have a grill and park benches so you can meet and cook with family and friends, without exposure to the sun.


If you are looking for you are looking to add a little shade and a comfortable lounging area to your yard, then consider a gazebo. These beautiful structures come in a variety of styles and sizes. A gazebo makes a perfect addition to any yard. You can also add accessories, plants, and other beautify elements, so you can make your gazebo look nice and feel more like home.

Get your Dream Gazebo Just in Time for Summer

Who doesn’t like being able to enjoy a nice spring or summer day outside? A gazebo can come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be a beautiful addition to your outdoor space. They can be decorated or covered with climbing plants to give it a beautiful, and more natural feel.


The one-sided gazebo is probably the type you are most familiar with. These gazebos can be free standing or built into a deck or patio. There are different variations of this gazebo, and they can be made with many material types such as metal, wood, or fiberglass depending on your needs. Additionally, roll up netting can be added to keep the bugs out. Many people are also opting for the addition of ceiling fans, lights, and sound systems for added comfort and enjoyability.


A pergola is another favorite. These gazeboes typically have a lot of space, making them perfect for adding chairs and a table. Structurally these gazeboes usually have a flat roof and beams which are fantastic for climbing vines. Like the one-side gazebo, these can be either attached or free standing.


If you are looking for gazebos similar the pergola, but smaller, the arbor may be right for you. The gazeboes are also wonderful for climbing plants, and they typically have four bans and a flat roof. These gazeboes generally are used as a decorative asset to a yard, but they do offer many of the same benefits.
Gazeboes can be a beautiful addition to your yard. But remember when selecting which gazebo is right for you to consider your landscape as well as the style of your house. Be sure that you are choosing a gazebo that is large enough for your intended purpose.
Beat the summer sun with your very own stylized gazebo from keen’s Buildings!


The Reasons You Should Get a Stained Gazebo for Your Backyard

Keens-Building-Gazebo-39-9x14If you are looking to add extra appeal to your backyard, and increase the aesthetic value of your home, getting a stained gazebo is the ideal addition. There are a lot of different designs and styles available in gazebos, which have grown in popularity, but the one everyone wants is the stained gazebo. It is not only stylish but adds another dimension to your backyard.

At Keen’s Buildings, we have an extensive selection of differently stained gazebos, which will be perfect for any home. If you are thinking about making improvements in your yard, here are the reasons you should get a stained gazebo. We invite you to view some of our beautiful gazebos on our secure website: Have questions, send us an email.

1.   Enhances your backyard

The main reason you should even think about getting a stained gazebo for your yard is that of the aesthetic value it will bring. It is a stylish feature that adds personality to any home, and the best part is that it is available in different colors, styles, and designs. Most homeowners get a gazebo to fill out the bare areas on their yard, which further enhances the appeal of the property by adding another dimension to the empty space.

2.   Perfect area to entertain

Another reason you should be thinking about getting a stained gazebo for your backyard is that it offers you with the perfect place to entertain your friends and family. Now you don’t have to worry about shade from the rain or sun because you can easily dine outside and serve food in any weather to your guests. It will take your Sunday BBQs to another level, and because gazebos provide a spacious area you can add patio furniture like swings, tables, and chairs!

3.   Enjoy the outdoors without bugs

Most gazebos you find installed in backyards come with screens, which are designed to protect from pests, mosquitoes, and bugs. Now you don’t have to worry about sitting with your family enjoying a meal outside, because the screens will ensure no insects disturb that areas.

4.   Extra shade

If you wanted extra shade in your backyard, you should get a stained gazebo, because it affords you with extra shade, and looks classy as well. Gazebos offer an enclosed environment, which will remain cooler than the rest of your backyard, or your house. It is the perfect place to hang out or read a book during warm, lazy summer days.

5.   Serves different purposes

Getting a stained gazebo installed in your backyard provides you with a lot of different options. Throwing parties at your home will be elevated to the next level, because you have the perfect place for friends and family to gather, and you don’t have to worry about bugs. You can use gazebos for different purposes like hosting a game night with your friends, creating a protected area for a fire put at night, or getting an open space to perform your morning yoga.

Some people have even turned their gazebo into a heated spa! The best part about getting a stained gazebo for your yard is that you can add furniture or extra features to it. Most people think of adding speakers, an outdoor bar, a television screen, and a ceiling fan to their gazebo. You can even turn a stained gazebo into an outdoor kitchen, an outdoor gym, or an outdoor play area for your children!


Summer Time is Here

Well, its back, Summer time is here, and so are all those pesky bugs. Mosquitoes, gnats, yellow flies, ect…Everyone knows what I am talking about. Here you have the perfect time of year for cooking out, pool parties, and other outdoor family activities but nowhere to do it without getting attacked by mother nature and all of her pest. Now we have a solution. Screen Rooms and Gazebos. We can build a portable storage shed to fit your needs and now we can build a screen room and a gazebo to suit your needs. Large or small, we can build something to make you and your outdoor event go from zero back to hero.

All of these units are available and can be financed. If credit is an issue the portable screen rooms and gazebos can be rented to own with absolutely no credit check.

So before scheduling your next summer time outdoor event, Check into a Portable screen room or Gazebo.

Setting up a Gazebo – Points to Consider

A charming gazebo is a great way to enjoy the outdoors. Wooden handcrafted gazebos add to the beauty of a setting and are an ideal place to relax in, enjoy a meal, or take a quick break from outdoor work. The spot where you set up the structure is important. Here are some things to consider when you set it up:

  • As the idea is to enjoy the outdoors, set it up in a spot in your garden where you have a nice view. Make sure it does not obstruct the view from your house.
  • This site should ideally be level ground.
  • To keep out direct sunlight and avoid the heat, set up your gazebo in the shade – under a shady tree, perhaps?
  • If privacy is your main concern, locate the structure in a secluded place.
  • Check out local building codes to make sure that you don’t violate them.
  • Make sure that there are no underground utility lines at the construction site.

As for its construction, choose a product crafted from the finest quality hardwood, specially treated for weather-resistant, maintenance-free service. Make sure that the gazebo comes with a sturdy floor with pressure-treated boarding.

Necessary Information Regarding a Storage Shed Purchase

We want to provide our customers with the best products and service possible.  In order to do so, we urge our clients to read the following information about a storage shed or carport purchase.

Survey the land mass where you would like your storage shed situated.  If the ground is not completely leveled then you may experience dissatisfaction.  A labor charge will be implemented if the crew has to do additional work aside from what is agreed upon before the first work day.

Let the work crew know about wires, gas lines, or utility lines that may exist underneath the ground near or on the work area.  Our installers are not responsible for any damages if they are unaware of underground objects and obstacles.

We do instate a return trip fee if our installers return to upgrade your storage shed or carport.  The total cost must be a minimum of $795.00 or there will be a $50.00 return trip fee added.

A deposit is warranted on your storage shed or carport when ordered.  If 100% financing was established then there is no deposit required.

The total balance of your storage shed or carport is required at the time of installation.  If your product is financed, the dealer will address the balance after installation.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, money orders, checks, or cash at the time of installation.

There is no refund policy on storage sheds or carports which are specially ordered.

The frame of your storage shed or carport will be one foot shorter than the roof in length. This is to prevent rain from coming in the end of your product.

We are more than happy to address any questions or concerns for our customers.  Give our customer support number a call at 1 888 620 0004.  We know we can provide you with a quality storage shed or carport that exceeds your expectations!  Thank you for choosing Keen’s.

Custom Carports and Metal Buildings

Purchase a custom carport or metal building that is going to fit your needs. Stop searching to carport kits that are one-size-fits-all and contact us about having a carport or metal building that is customized designed to fit your needs. We can customize carport to many widths and lengths, from extra wide carports and double carports and triple carports to boat carports and RV carports. Keen’s Portable Buildings also offers a vast selection of sizes for any of our metal buildings, storage sheds, and enclosed garages. If you need the extra space in a garage for additional storage or lawn and yard equipment our custom sized garages or storage buildings are probably what you are looking for.  We also offer certified and uncertified options for all of our custom carports and metal buildings. Contact us today for more information about a customized carport, gazebo, metal building, or enclosed garage to fit your needs, and don’t forget to ask about our financing options.

Keen’s gazebos, tea houses and gliders are weather resistant

We build quality wood buildings and yard accents to beautify your home and property. All gazebos, tea houses and glider houses are handcrafted by our team of skilled wood workers using the best materials. The framing for your outdoor building will be 2”x4” yellow pine. Southern pine is our #1 grade of lumber and has been pressure treated to make your gazebo, tea house or glider house last for decades. The floor in your new handcrafted wood building is constructed over floor joists on 16-inch centers using pressure treated ¾” boarding. You can opt for added protection from Mother Nature’s harshest elements by selecting a painted gazebo, tea house or glider house. Natural wood finishes and stained finishes are also available for those customers who are looking for the rustic, outdoor style of gazebo.

Keen’s Portable Buildings News & Blog

Welcome to the Keen’s Portable Buildings News and Blog section of our website. Here we will provide the latest news about Keen’s Buildings, updates about the carport and steel building industry, and informational articles and discussions about tubular buildings; including enclosed garages, steel storage buildings, Gazebos, and carports. We will also supply the latest news and events from Carport Empire and Keen’s Buildings.