Every construction project comes with a cost. And, in most cases, the cost of the job will be one of the most important pieces of the puzzle. You need to know how much it will cost before you commit to moving forward.
At Carport Kingdom, we understand how important it is for you to know what the price will be on this project, so we like to help our customers have a clear picture of all the expenses involved right from the start. Our Build & Price tool allows you to calculate the cost of the structure you wish to construct, based on its dimensions, custom features, and more.
Calculating the price of your carport also means thinking about other pieces of the financial puzzle, which we will get into below.
Start with the Cost of the Structure
The obvious place to start when looking at the overall cost of a new metal carport is with the cost of the structure itself. As mentioned above, you can use our Build & Price tool to request an accurate quote on the building that you have in mind. There are many different variables that will impact the final cost of your carport order, including:
- Size. Obviously, as your carport design gets bigger, the cost of the building is going to go up
- Roof style. Going with a vertical roof orientation offers some performance advantages over a horizontal style, but it does come at an additional cost
- Additional features. Depending on the design of your carport, you might want to add features like windows or a door. Doing so adds to the price of the order, but it can make the structure far more useful.
If you have a good idea of what your new carport will look like in terms of design and size, you can assemble a model to submit for a quote in just a few minutes on our site. Going through that process will enable you to receive a free quote for the project, and that quote will give you a great starting point that you can use to calculate an accurate budget once you add in some of the other factors discussed below.
Consider Site Prep and Other Expenses
While the carport itself is going to make up a big portion of the cost of this job, it’s not the only financial investment you’ll need to make. There is also the matter of preparing your building site. In fact, if you hope to build on a piece of land that is particularly steep and overgrown, you could even end up spending more on site prep than on the purchase of the carport.
Think about what work will need to be done to prepare your site and get quotes for those projects. For example, imagine that you may need to hire an excavation contractor to move some ground, and then a concrete company to pour a slab. Get quotes from a couple of companies for each of those jobs and roll those numbers into your total budget.
Also, you’ll need to think about the role that a building permit might play in this project. If a permit is required in your area to build a new metal carport, that permit won’t be free. The cost of a permit is going to vary based on location, but those prices should be easy to find by visiting the website of the relevant city or county agency.
Explore Financing Options
Finally, it’s worth remembering that you don’t necessarily have to pay for this entire project out of pocket at the time of construction. When you work with Carport Kingdom, you’ll have the option of applying for financing with one of our financial partners. This financing won’t address the other expenses like permitting and moving land, but it can help you spread out the cost of ordering your structure.
An Affordable Upgrade
Many people are surprised to learn just how affordable it can be to build a metal carport on their property. And that doesn’t mean you have to construct a “cheap” carport to keep the cost down; you can get a quality structure from Carport Kingdom without breaking the bank.
Whether you are ready to place an order and get this project started, or you just need some more information to work through the planning phase, you are always welcome to contact us at any time. Thank you for visiting Carport Kingdom!