Metal carport kits contain everything you need for building your own carport from scratch. Carport kits are more often than not prefabricated carports, although there are some companies who will make a carport to your specification and then ship it out. Always contact the company directly to get a quote, because online prices frequently include carport installation costs. Bear in mind that you will need plenty of space to construct your carport as well as a toolset to get the carport constructed. A bit of good weather doesn’t hurt either!

Carport kit

A typical carport kit will include the complete frame for your carport along with support posts and of course the instructions. A downpipe will usually be included along with built-in gutters to handle rainfall easily and direct it off your carport effectively. Supports and posts will have pre-drilled joining points to make your carport construction even faster, and make your carport easier to piece together initially.

Building your carport

It’s much easier to build a carport with a couple of friends or colleagues on hand to help, particularly as you will be dealing with long/tall pieces of metal or wood. Unpack your kit carefully to avoid damaging any pieces, and count and check everything beforehand against the instructions, carport plans and delivery information to make sure your time isn’t wasted before you get started. Carport companies will usually be happy to send out any extras or replacements for you, especially as you have spent a considerable amount of money, so that’s worth considering. Remember that they aren’t your personal support team though and don’t call up with annoying questions!

Disposing of carport materials

Once you’ve completed your carport kit build, make sure you clean up after yourself. Everyone has a responsibility for the environment, so make sure that any plastic sheeting and packaging is disposed of carefully and recycled where possible. You may end up with offcuts if you’ve purchased a wood carport kit, and if the wood is untreated you can leave it to degrade on soil or grass.

Carports