If you live in a warmer climate, your home might have an open carport instead of a garage. While carports are nice, there may come a time when you would like to convert your carport into a garage. Garages keep cars and vehicles safer from a variety of harmful weather conditions and can keep your car cool in the summer months.
Converting a carport into a garage is not as big of a project as it may first seem. All it takes is 6 simple steps actually. The experts at Carport Kingdom have put together a quick guide to transforming your traditional carport into the garage of your dreams.
Here is just exactly how to convert your carport into a garage:
- Plan and prep
Before diving into your carport transformation process, you’re going to need to do some quick prepping. Measure the slab you’ll be constructing on. Evaluate the sturdiness of the structure. Most importantly, get building permits and clear it with your neighbors. You don’t want to have to stop the project mid-construction because of a simple permit. Get all the materials you need and you’re ready to start.
- Build walls & structural support
The first actual construction step is to erect structural support. Add 2×4’s in 2-foot intervals to ensure maximum structural support. Erect the walls by nailing properly measured plywood to the structural frame you have created.
Cut spaces to add windows and doors to the frame of the garage. If your carport already contains a door this might not be necessary. Adding windows is also your choice, but natural light is always a plus.
- Garage door
Next up, add the garage door. You may want to consider contacting a professional for this step because garage door installation can get pretty complicated. But, if you’re an expert in this field, go ahead and install the door yourself.
If you want your garage to be comfortable you’re going to need to install insulation. Insulation protects against loss of heat and can keep your garage cool in the summer months. Install the insulation in between the wall studs and secure it to the plywood.
- Design and finish
Depending on your design preferences, you’ll want to install siding on the indoor and outside walls of the garage. Paint as you please. And don’t forget to add shelving units for storage and other things.
There you have it. A carport turned high-quality garage. In 6 simple steps, you can turn your carport into the garage you’ve always dreamed of. Simple as that.
If you need any extra tips on carport to garage transformation, contact the experts at Carport Kingdom. We’re your best source for all carport related projects.