4 Important Things To Consider Before Purchasing A Carport


Purchasing a carport can be a big decision as there are a few things that you will need to consider before purchasing a carport. Below you will find four of the most important things to consider before choosing a carport.



What Size Carport Will You Need?

Choosing the right size carport is important as you will want to ensure that you have the appropriate space to build a new carport. Ideally, you should pick a carport that is both wide and tall to allow plenty of room to maneuver your car or vehicle.

One way to decide on an appropriate length is to measure the size of your vehicles. In most cases, the average medium-sized car will fit under a 21 foot carport. For vehicles that are larger in size or for trucks, you can add an additional five foot extension to accommodate larger vehicles.

The common width for a carport is between 18 to 24 feet. This allows more than enough room for most passenger vehicles. If you have an SUV, full-sized van or truck, selecting a 24 foot wide carport would be most appropriate.

Essentially, you will want to plan and consider building a carport that is ideal in size, is durable and will protect your vehicle from the elements.


Where Will You Install Your Carport?

Having a carport is a great way to protect your vehicle from direct sun and harsh elements. You can either elect to install a carport in close proximity to your home or have it installed over an existing structure.

Choosing the right location is essential to having a carport that meets your individual needs on a daily basis. The site that you select to build your carport on should be cleared, leveled, and prepared accordingly for the installation. Depending on where you live, a permit may also be required before construction begins. In some localities there may be restrictions on the size of your carport so you will want to ensure you check with your local building and permit authorities.

The foundation for your carport can be a concrete pad, a soil foundation, or an asphalt foundation. Many homeowners elect to build their carport on a concrete slab or asphalt foundation. The type of foundation that you choose will impact the total price of your carport project.


How Much Will A Carport Cost?

Whether you are looking to purchase a carport to protect your car or trailer from the weather or looking to add value to your home, the price of your carport will depend on a few things.
The cost of a carport can vary significantly depending on the size and materials you choose. The average cost is roughly $10 to $14 per square foot. For larger, more elaborate carports, the cost can be higher depending on the specs of your project.

The number of cars you have will also impact the price. A two-car carport can cost anywhere between $12,000 – $20,000 on average depending where you live. The amount of labor involved in building a carport can also affect the cost. Generally, it can take between 8 to 32 hours to build and install a brand new carport. If you elect to build and install a carport made of aluminum framing, it can require less time to install versus installing a wooden carport.


What Type of Carport Is Best?

Choosing the right type of carport is very important. You will want to select a sturdy structure that is durable and can withstand the test of time. Investing in a quality carport will help protect your car from and can also add more value to your home. Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner, a carport can be a valuable addition to your property.

If you have a small piece of land, an attached carport will allow you to add more curb appeal to your property. If you have a larger piece of land, you might want to consider a free-standing carport.
Another thing to consider is that some of the best carports are made from steel and aluminum.

These materials are rust-resistant and highly durable, and are more likely to last for a very long time. The cost of steel or aluminum can be higher but are also easier to maintain. In most cases, aluminum frame carports provide the best value for homeowners.


In Conclusion

Outlined in this post are the four most important things to consider before purchasing a carport. You will want to assess what size carport you will need, the site where it will be installed, the cost of the carport as well as the type of carport that will be best for your situation. There are many types available in the market and if you are looking for a highly durable and low maintenance option, an aluminum frame carport may offer the best choice.



Titan Sunrooms serves the following Florida counties, Bay County, Escambia County, Okaloosa County, Santa Rosa County, Walton County and Baldwin County.  



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