How to Choose the Best Carport for Your Needs

You’ve likely seen them everywhere. Carports continue to grow in popularity, and with good reason. This structure not only ensures the safety and protection of your vehicle(s), but there are many other benefits, as well. Choosing a carport can be tough, especially if you have no clue what you want or even need. That is why we came up with this helpful guide to help you pick out the perfect carport for your home or business. 

Determine Use

Your main idea in purchasing a carport is likely to protect your vehicle. This could be your primary mode of transportation, a friend or loved one’s car or truck, or even a vehicle you keep primarily for recreational use, such as a motorcycle, boat, RV, or ATV. In addition to vehicle storage, your carport also has many other uses. For instance, this space makes an ideal spot where kids can play or pets can explore. You could also store items under the protection of your carport. Or, host a casual get-together where friends and family can gather for good times and pleasant conversation.

Consider Your Situation

No matter whether you have a “traditional” office job, you work on vehicles, build things with your hands, or any other occupation or hobby, it’s nice to have a dedicated and covered space to work. In fact, many people who own carports even have an enclosed garage on site. Still, they see the real value of this dynamic structure. Similar to pool cages, the added benefits of a high-quality carport are only limited by your imagination.

Look to the Future

In the same vein, it’s wise to keep the future in mind. Time moves quickly, and it’s not always easy to plan for changing moments. For example, maybe you want or need to purchase a new vehicle. Perhaps a relative is moving in and requires a safe space to park at night. Or, you could be trying out a new hobby or even side job and need a spot where you can get to work. Carports can also be coupled with other ideas, making home improvement a breeze.  

Discuss Installing on Ground or Concrete

After you have decided which type of carport you need, now it is time to decide whether or not you want to install it on the ground or on concrete. If you already have concrete where you want to put the structure that’s great! If you’re thinking about installing your unit directly onto grass or gravel, that is also great!

Know Your Dimensions

When you decide to have a carport installed one of the first things you need to think about is how much space you have to work with. Simply use a tape measure and either wooden stakes or driveway chalk to help you visualize where your unit will be placed and measure the width and length. Also be sure to take into account any trees or overhead power lines, etc. that may obstruct or limit the roof of the carport. Be sure to plan for the placement of your new carport in a place with enough height clearance as well as ground clearance. Here is important information if you have decided to have concrete poured, make sure to tell the concrete company the right dimensions. A 24×26 carport only needs a 24×25 concrete slab to be even with the edges of the base rails. This tip will save you money! But make sure not to have them pour too short either.

Choose a Roof Style That Fits Your Needs

We offer three different styles of roofs. Our Vertical style roof will allow your carport to shed ice, snow, water, and debris more easily. The Boxed Eave Style is an A Frame style roof similar to the Vertical style where the panels run horizontally instead of vertically. We also offer a regular style roof that has the original, rounded style with horizontal panels and is the most economical style roof.

Reach Out for Assistance

The main idea is that home improvement is an ongoing process. While you’re seeking the best options for a carport on your property, contact us at 

We have options to fit every customer’s needs. Browse our online carport site to learn more about how we have an option for your every need.