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Carport construction projects

All construction projects, including carport construction projects, benefit from planning and forethought. There are a number of factors to consider when doing the advance planning for your  carport. Careful thought and planning of a carport will pay dividends in the future. The failure to put effort into proper planning will undoubtedly result in a finished carport that fails to meet your needs and/or exceeds your budget. 888-487-8118


Obtaining carport plans.

There are a number of different ways to obtain decent and reasonably priced carport plans. You might design and plan your carport yourself. You can buy a package of pre-designed architectural plans in any home improvement store or over the internet. Alternatively, you could buy a pre-fabricated carport kit.   Another option is to hire a local contractor who will design the carport on your behalf.  Whatever you do make sure you have some confirmed plans before starting construction.


What is the purpose or the car port?

What needs will be served by the carport?  carports generally provide shelter for a car. However, other people use carports as a porch cover or a shaded playing area for their children.  Is the carport intended to protect the car from the sun or is it to protect from the snow? Are walls necessary to achieve your intended purposes ie. prevent wind and/or snow drifts? Are you expecting to store things safely in the carport. Will you need an area for cupboards?  Make a list of goals you want to meet with your carport.

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What building permit requirements and possible building restrictions exist in your community. Do you have a copy of the local building codes?  Are you even allowed to build a carport on your property? For aesthetic and preservation purposes many heritage communities severely restrict additions to existing structures. There are costs and waiting periods associated with obtaining building permits so make sure you know what these are before you start to build.

Carport construction material. Do you want the carport to compliment your house (which might cost extra money in lumber and brick)? Many people prefer wooden carports but most pre-fab kits are only available in steel.  Do you need the strength of a steel carport or will aluminum suffice?

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Where will your carport be situated on your property? Try to think of the pros and cons of different potential locations before making a final decision. If the car port is beside your house you can share a mutual wall and thereby save some money. Will the carport add to the beauty of your home or detract from the appearance of your home?  Perhaps it would be best for your carport to be a stand alone structure near your house or behind the house.

What type of roof best suits your carport given it's location?  Gable roofs are pretty but often single slope car port roofs are best.  Single slope carport roof can also be called a lean to carport roof.

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There are a number of very critical questions that need to be answered before choosing your carport plans and building your carport. The items and considerations outlined above are only a slight fraction of the possible questions you should mull over.  As stated at the outset the best and most satisfying carport construction projects are those that are carefully planned and committed to paper  in advance. Happy building and good luck with the construction of your carport.

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