DIY Carports

How to Build a Carport

 

Carports are a great alternative (or perhaps addition to) your garage. The storage and protection they offer your vehicles is invaluable. The best part about carports is they are relatively simple to build and this guide will help give you a better understanding of what you need to do.

Before you begin building you will want to consider a few things. What material do you want to build your carport out of? How many cars do you want the carport to hold? How big will the carport be?

Starting Your DIY Carport Project

First, as with any big project you’ll want to make sure you’ve checked to see that you have acquired the proper permits to build a carport on your property. If you’re looking at where to start, consult your city planning office to find out more about whether your home is capable of having a carport. When visiting the planning office make sure to have all of your necessary documentation, including the planned size of your carport.

Once you have the proper permits you’ll need to figure out how much material you will need to build your carport. As long as you have done your research and set a good plan this should be fairly easy. To make this process even easier there are lots of DIY carport kits out there and they will help elevate your carports beauty and have the neighbors envious.

With your materials gathered you are now ready to start construction of your new carport. As with any structure you’ll want to start with a good foundation. Checking the ground for abnormalities and making sure the ground is level are tantamount to having a solid structure that will be stronger and more durable.

Once the groundwork is completed, no pun intended, you are ready to move on to building your carport. Lay out your materials along your measured. Lay your foundation and set your posts. After setting the posts you will build the roof. Those are the basics of building a carport.

Next Steps

So what are you waiting for? Go to you your city planning office the next chance you get and start your project today! We at carport.com are ready to help with all your carport needs and hope that you would use our site as your one stop carport shop.

Contact us if you have any questions!