Carports come in a variety of different sizes and types. It’s often difficult to ensure that you’re picking the right size carport for your needs. You don’t want to overspend on a carport that is too large for your current needs and you surely don’t want to buy a carport that is too small to fit your vehicles.
The carport experts here at Carport Kingdom know exactly how to guide you in the right direction. Determining the size needed for your carport can be broken down simply. All you need to do is determine what type of carport you need, get measurements of your vehicle, and collect measurements of the area. These 3 steps will simplify the carport decision process.
Here is exactly how to determine what size carport you need:
Determine what type carport you need
To start off you’ll need to determine the type of carport you need. Carport types vary in sizes and design so it’s necessary to tackle this in the very beginning.
A few types of carports are:
- A-Frame Horizontal Carport: This design is a wider A-frame option. This design is open and could fit a few vehicles.
- A-Frame Vertical Carport: This design typically is somewhat enclosed and tends to be on the larger side. It’s perfect if you’re looking to house multiple vehicles indoors.
- Standard Carport: The standard carport is the most common carport that you’ll usually see. It’s an open and wider option but can also be on the slimmer side.
- RV Carport: RV carports are larger in order to fit the height, width, and length of an RV.
Choose a design that is perfect for your needs and then move on to the next part of the process.
Measure your vehicle
In order to pinpoint the exact carport you need, you’ll need the proper dimensions of the vehicles you’ll be housing in the carport. Measure your vehicle’s width, length, and height. If your vehicle is taller put a lot of emphasis on the height measurements. Precision is key.
This is the only way you’ll be able to receive accurate measurements for your carport. Skipping this step could result in you ending up with a carport too small to even fit your vehicle.
Measure the area
The last step to deciding the size of your carport is measuring the area that your carport will be placed. Measure the length and width to see how big of a carport can fit in the desired area.
Make sure to be aware of surrounding nature. Are there any trees hanging over that would cause a problem? Be sure to account for this when you decide on a height of your carport.
Complete all these steps and you’ll be ready to pick out your carport in no time. Just three simple steps: decide on a type, measure your vehicle, and measure the area. Simple.
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