Can a carport be converted to a garage?

At almost every client consultation, a question you’ll be asked is: Do you ever plan to convert this carport into a garage?

We ask that because we can make some forward-thinking decisions when designing your carport if your answer is ‘Yes!’ Thankfully, the process of converting a carport is easier than moving one!

To convert a carport into a garage, you will need to purchase additional metal and materials to outfit the carport. 

The biggest factor to consider is: Will the carport be tall enough to fit a garage door?

Ask: How Tall Is My Carport?

Your carport needs to be high enough to fit a standard garage door. Ideally, you want a carport that’s 8-foot on the eave wall to accommodate a standard garage door. (And if you’re wondering what an eave is, that’s the term we use to refer to the part of a roof that meets, or overhangs, the walls of a building.) This will allow you to park a car in your garage. Some folks only want to store a lawnmower or landscaping equipment, in which case 6-foot eave walls might do the trick.

The overall process of converting a carport to a garage goes something like this:

  1. Build Frame On End
  2. Install Metal on Side Walls
  3. Install Garage Door

Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as 1-2-3, which is why we love helping our customers outfit a carport into the perfect garage for their needs.

For custom recommendations for your project, give us a call! We are proud to supply the metal carport and portable storage building needs for Shelby, NC and the surrounding Carolinas.

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