When you shop for a carport at Carport Kingdom, you will have the option to design your own custom structure with our Build & Price Tool.This is a great feature that we are proud to offer, as no two buyers are exactly the same. Even if one of our pre-designed options is almost right for your needs, but not exact, it will be easy to tweak that design to make sure it lines up with your requirements perfectly.
But, how do you design a carport to meet your unique needs from scratch? It might be a little intimidating at first, but this job is actually rather simple. Here’s a quick guide to help you get started—or if you’d like, simply click the button below to try out our intuitive customization tool for yourself!
What Size Do You Need?
It’s always a good idea to start by determining the dimensions of your new carport. Everything else you do in the customization process is going to play off of this initial decision. So,how do you decide how big your carport should be? There are a few points to keep in mind:
- Intended use. Are you going to be parking one or more vehicles under the carport structure, or do you plan to use this building for storage or a workshop? What you would like to do in the carport will say a lot about how big it should be.
- Available space. Obviously, you can’t build a carport that is bigger than the space you have available on your property. Remember that you will need to conform to local codes and regulations, so keep that in mind as you plan your dimensions.
- Budget. As your carport gets bigger and you add more features, the cost is going to rise. While Carport Kingdom metal carport structures are very affordable, you still need to establish a budget and keep that in mind as you design.
When building your carport with the help of our online Build & Price Tool,you will notice that there are two metal gauges to pick from. The 14-gauge option is the more affordable of the two, so it is perfect for the buyer on a strict budget. If you have a little more room to work with within your budget and you want to create a sturdier structure, the 12-gauge metal will be right for your carport. Given the modest increase in price and significant upgrade in the durability of the product, many buyers find the 12-gauge metal to be the best bet.
Vertical or Horizontal?
One of the big choices to make when designing a carport is whether you are going to opt for a vertical or horizontal roof orientation. With a horizontal roof, the siding runs parallel to the ground from front to back. That’s the most affordable way to build a carport, so again, it is a good pick for someone on a budget. If you’d like better performance in adverse weather conditions, upgrading to a vertical roof orientation is the way to go. This roof style makes it easy for rain,snow, and debris to slide right off the roof, helping the structure handle a variety of Mother Nature’s challenges.
Other Functional Considerations
In addition to the points above, other important functional decisions to make include whether you’d like walls, doors,and windows. Many carports are open-sided, but some feature walls on one or more sides to keep some of the weather out. You can also add a door to those walls for easy access and a window or two for natural light. It all comes back to what you plan on doing with the carport, how big it will be, and how it will be positioned on your property. By playing around with the Build& Price Tool, you can see how various features would look before you make your final selections.
A Touch of Style
You are probably concerned first and foremost in the design process with how your carport is going to perform.Once you have those concerns handled, however, you might as well take a moment to think about the style of the structure. After all, this carport will play a prominent role on your property, so you might as well make it look good. Carport Kingdom offers plenty of color options, a couple of roof styles, wainscoting, and more!
Order from Carport Kingdom Today
Now that you know how to design a carport to meet your unique needs, start experimenting with the Build &Price Tool from Carport Kingdom. Our metal carports are affordable, easy to maintain,quick to install, and completely customizable. Start designing today, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact our team at any time. Thank you for considering Carport Kingdom!