Durable and Versatile Carports
For a stylish and functional way to protect your vehicles from the elements, carports are an affordable and simple option for any property. These shelters are a practical solution for storing anything from boats to outdoor furniture. Choose from all-purpose fabric carports or steel carports that will conveniently blend into your backyard space, including attached patio and freestanding carports. Choosing the right carport depends on your needs and what type of weather you need your carport to withstand.
Fabric and Portable Carports
Fabric carports are a versatile choice when looking for shade coverage for your vehicle or other belongings. The ShelterLogic Monarc Canopy is a unique portable carport that is both easy to assemble and easy on the eyes. You will enjoy the sophistication this structure brings with its arch design, clean lines, and earth tone blends. This type of steel carport, with its easy assembly and bolt-together frame, can even provide quick protection from inclement weather in a pinch.
A fabric carport like the Monarc Canopy will protect from harmful UV rays at a fraction of the cost. But fabric doesn’t mean flimsy. It is constructed with a ripstop tough polyethylene fabric that is waterproof and UV treated. A fabric, portable carport is a great choice in climates where you aren’t anticipating heavy snow or damaging winds. This will provide you quality coverage at a cost that won’t break the bank.
Metal and Steel Carports
When you need unmatched durability and protection from Mother Nature, metal carports are a great investment. When you want long-lasting, all-weather protection, these carports are quality solutions that will stand the test of time.
For a carport that can withstand 100 MPH winds and a snow load of 35 PSF, look no further than the Carport from Arrow. This shelter is specifically designed with inclement weather in mind, with a 10-year warranty! You can customize the width and length of your carport, from 10 or 12 ft. wide, all the way up to 100 ft. long. Covers are also available in some sizes. What’s so unique about this choice is it can withstand accumulated snowfall, which means your car, truck, or boat is safe from the elements. This high quality carport also includes:
- Premium powder coating providing corrosion and rust resistance
- Easy installation with slip-fit connections
- Heavy-duty galvanized steel roof in eggshell or charcoal finish
For carports made from hot dipped and galvanized steel entirely, this attached patio cover/carport or freestanding carport will prove to be resilient and durable choices.
The attached option is perfect as an awning on your house or trailer. It will breathe life into your entryway while successfully shading your belongings from sun damage. The vinyl-coating over galvanized steel has 5 times the coating thickness of standard steel buildings. And the 15-year warranty is a bonus!
The freestanding steel carport is also ultra-strong with exceptional rust resistance thanks to its construction. The added bonus with this choice is its easy assembly with pre-cut, pre-drilled and labeled parts to ensure a successful DIY project.
How much does it cost to build a carport?
The cost of a carport can have a significant range depending on the style, material and size of it. Basic canopy carports can be found for as low as $100 where a high quality carport kit with a custom roof style or steel structure can exceed $3000. Make sure you choose the right carport for your needs based on size requirements, quality and style. Shade, convenience and durability are just a few of the things to consider when building a carport. Also consider your needs, a utility carport that can be used as an RV cover or a larger recreational vehicle while a metal structure shelter can house cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles.
Do I need a permit to build a metal carport?
Building permits are typically required for any building over 200 square feet, however this can differ based on where you live. Unfortunately when it comes to assembling a metal carport or garage kit with a steel frame there is not a universal answer. Checking with your local authorities for specific laws and policies in your town is recommended as each city will have different requirements for portable and permanent carports.
Does adding a carport increase home value?
In short, yes a carport can increase the value of your home. The estimated increase in home value has a large range between $750 to upwards of $8,000 or more. However, there are a number of factors that can determine the added value. A cheap aluminum carport kit may not increase your property value at all, whereas a permanent high quality steel carport or garage kit can be very valuable.