Building a Carport versus a Garage

When it comes to choosing to build a new garage versus a quality carport, cost isn’t the only consideration. There are other factors that play an important part in this decision. There are multiple types, sizes, and even colors of carports for you to choose from. Everyone needs a place to keep their vehicles protected and safe while they are at home. If you don’t have a safe parking spot and are trying to decide whether a carport or a garage is the best option for you, then consider these options on why adding a carport versus adding a garage is more beneficial:

  • Cost. Building a carport will be extremely less in cost than adding a garage. Expect to pay anywhere from around $15,000 to $60,000 on up for a basic garage with concrete floor.
    Installation & time. A durable carport can easily be built over a weekend, versus many weeks or even months to complete a garage.
  • Ability to relocate. Once a garage is attached to your home, there is no moving it. A carport can be relocated if you decide to move out of your house.
  • Value of home. Adding a carport and a garage are actually both very beneficial to adding value to your home, so why not add the more cost effective solution of a carport?

Vehicles and other assets such as trucks, boats, motorcycles, and RV’s signify great investments that homeowners want to protect against harm from outside elements. Adding a carport is a very smart option because it can protect your assets, add extra storage space and add additional value to your home!