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How to Install a Metal Carport

Learn how to install a carport with the metal carport assembly instructions and tips below. Or let our local carport installers install a carport for you.


A carport can improve the overall property value of a home while providing weatherproof protection for cars, boats, and other motor vehicles. But building a carport from scratch can be a challenge for people with little or no construction experience.

Carport Installation Steps

Here’s a checklist of what you’ll need to do to complete a successful carport installation:

  1. Obtain a building permit if necessary.
  2. Prepare the site with a concrete slab, gravel pad, or level ground.
  3. Consider using professional installation services.
  4. Follow the assembly guidelines provided by the manufacturers.

Before you buy one of our prefab metal carports for sale online, you will want to check with your local township or city clerk’s office to see if you need a building permit for carport installation. Some jurisdictions have special regulations for permanent structures, including the requirement for licensed builders or carport installers to make the necessary changes to the residence.

After checking the regulations involved with having carports installed, you will want to prepare the site for installation. Successful prefab carport installation requires level dirt, a gravel pad, or a concrete slab. If you need to build a concrete slab, choose a location with excellent drainage that will provide extra protection from the elements. Ensure that the site has been properly leveled for the best carport installation results. If you have a concrete slab poured, make sure that it has been properly hardened before having one of our metal carports installed. Try to select a spot away from large trees. You will also want to choose a spot closest to the house for easy access.

DIY Carport Installation

If you decide against having metal carports installed by a professional carport installer, then you will need to follow the assembly guidelines provided by the carport manufacturer.

We recommend that you leave the job to expert carport installers if you do not have any experience building these structures. Choosing to have one of our metal carports installed by our professional installers will give you peace of mind in the long run. We can also have our carports installed in a matter of hours, saving you time and headaches.

Alan’s Factory Outlet offers the best selection of metal carports available on the market at competitive prices, and our professional installers would be glad to provide hassle-free installation. We also have a 1-year installation warranty on our carports. We pride ourselves on providing the best metal carports that will house and protect your cars, RVs, boats, and other vehicles from the elements. Purchase one of our prefab metal carports online today, or call us toll-free at 1-800-488-6903 to get started on your order.

Use Our Carport Installers

It’s not recommended to attempt to install a metal carport without this experience, or it could void any warranties granted by the manufacturer.

Thankfully, you can skip the installation stage when you purchase a high-quality metal carport at Alan’s Factory Outlet. We supply structurally sound metal carports that will stand strong for years to come, and our metal carports come in a variety of shapes and styles, which makes it easy to choose an attractive carport for your home. Best of all, our experienced carport installers will assemble your metal carport on the site prepared for installation. This removes the responsibility and liability of assembling the carport yourself. It also grants a 1-year craftsmanship warranty to cover any loose ends. You can’t go wrong with Alan’s Factory Outlet!

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