Metal Carport Installation Cost ChecklistAlthough we have provided some information related to the average cost of installing a single car metal carport, there are several factors that can impact the cost of installation. Use the information below to get a better understanding of how much your carport project will cost.
Your geographic location. Where you live can be an important cost factor. If you live in a smaller town, you can expect to pay a little below the average cost. If you live in major metropolitan area where the cost of living is high, you can expect to pay a little more for your project.
Permitting. Building codes vary from city to city. In some cases, you may need a permit for carport construction. If this is the case, securing the permit should be included in your contractor’s estimate.
Site Preparation. Basic site preparation should be included in the carport contractor’s estimate. However, major excavation and grading will be cost extra.
Carport Size. How many cars does the carport need to hold? Does the carport need to protect any large trucks or RVs? The price of installation will increase with larger carports.
Metal Carports vs. Wooden Carports. Carports are most commonly made of wood or metal. Metal carports are typically made of steel or aluminum. Steel tends to be a little more expensive than aluminum. The cost of building a wood carport will depend on the variety of wood you choose. A pressure-treated lumber will be much cheaper than a natural hardwood.
Roofing. What type of roofing will the carport have? Does it need to match the rest of your home? The type of roof will impact the total cost of your project. For instance, a flat roof is typically very affordable, but canopy style may be a little more expensive.
Depth of Footings. Most carports are installed with concrete footings. The frost line in your area will help to determine the required depth of these footings. Deeper footings will be a little more expensive.
Concrete slab. Do you want to build a concrete foundation for the carport? Pouring a concrete pad or slab is not typically included in the cost of building a carport.
Enclosing the carport. A carport is typically open on all sides. Enclosing the carport, or building a garage, will increase the cost of your