Metal Carport Kits


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.

Carolina Carports


Carolina Carports Inc is a trusted and highly regarded brand for carports. As well as the classic range of Carolina Carports, the company also supplies garages, barns and utility buildings for your home or business.

There are two main routes you can go down with Carolina Carports. One option is to take the uncertified route, relevant for buildings of up to thirty feet wide. The carports are made from galvanized steel, making them resistant to rust, and the carport includes a thirty day workmanship warranty for peace of mind. Garage doors, walk-in doors and windows are also available.

Certified carports on the other hand are designer by an engineer and include a 20 year (limited) warranty along with free installation and delivery. Your carport engineering plans are available and your carport will be certified for wind and (most) snow loads. Similarly to uncertified carports, you can get certified garage doors and walk-in doors, and carports are constructed using rust-resistant galvanized steel. Certified buildings can be up to forty feet wide.

Carolina Carports Inc offers a wide range of carports to choose from, and they welcome enquiries if you’re looking for something specific or can’t see what you want from the sample gallery. Their website is easy to browse and use, however admittedly it could to with a revamp to potray their carports and steel buildings in a more positive way. However, Carolina Carports is a recognised brand name and we have no hesitation in recommending their carports, garages, other buildings and services in general.

Please note that all opinions are our own and we do not receive any form of compensation for entries written about particular brands.

Carport Pictures


Our last picture post proved to be extremely popular, so we decided to follow it up with another post featuring carport pictures. There are also some garage pictures in there too to help you make a decision about whether to purchase a carport or a garage. Let us know what you think of the carport photos by leaving a comment at the bottom of this entry.

Carport Images

We’ve found that a lot of carport photos are very ‘set up’ and posed, so we’ve chosen to include real life carport pictures rather than staged (and Photoshopped) marketing images. This should give you a better and more realistic idea of the carports available on the market and which styles are most appealing to you. What’s particularly helpful about this set of carport pictures is that most of the carports and garages featured have been styled to match the house or property exactly for an integrated look and feel. If you’re looking to buy a carport for personal (rather than commercial) use, making it fit the neighborhood environment is a huge advantage, particularly if you live in a small town or you’re looking at selling your house within the next few years.

So, without any more distractions, here are our selection of inspirational carport and garage images.



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