katrina maurye. Carports. June 30th , 2017.
You can install your own carport using any of the carport kits, which are available in different forms of metal carports. You have carports that can be added as an extension to an already existing building or you can choose the freestanding models. These carports are also available in different designs, colors and sizes. Single and double carports can equally be made using these kits..One value of a carport is it can save cost, especially for someone who is on a tight budget. And an obvious advantage, which it has over a garage, is that it does not make you suffer the restrictions of a garage since it comes in semi enclosed types that gives you the opportunity to drive your vehicle in and out as you please.
Contemporary carports also include other features such as solar panels, automatic alarm systems and locks for maximum security. Some also includes surveillance cameras. A carport could serve the functions of a regular garage fixture at a lower cost.
If you are a Do It Yourself (DIY) enthusiast, then you may want to build one yourself. This is very possible as installing a carport is quite easy as the kits include easy to understand guidelines to do this. The carport kits can be manufactured from alumawood, aluminum or steel.
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.