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Buying a Partially or Fully Enclosed Carport


A carport is designed to store at least one automobile, boat, trailer, or recreational vehicle, and it’s typically exposed on all sides, with the roof acting to protect the vehicle from the elements. Unfortunately, this does not protect your property from the sun, rain, wind, or debris that may come in through the sides of the structure. That’s why many people have opted to install a 3-sided carport or a fully enclosed carport to afford more protection against the elements. No matter what style you choose, all carports can be attached to the side of a building or left free-standing on a concrete slab. And with Alan’s Factory Outlet, you can find exactly what you’re looking for at a great price.

What Is an Enclosed Carport?

An enclosed metal carport has a roof and four to three walls. Many carports have no walls.

What Are the Options for Enclosing a Carport?

Prefab metal carports can be either fully or partially enclosed.

A partially enclosed metal carport offers substantial protection against the elements without sacrificing ventilation. The easiest way to create a partial carport enclosure is by attaching sheet metal to two sides of the standalone structure, though you can also buy a 3-sided carport if you prefer.

Fully enclosed metal carports offer the most protection against the elements. The only down side to converting a carport to a full garage is ventilation, especially in areas with very hot temperatures. You may need to add a roof- or wall-mounted ventilation outlet to your metal carport to avoid excessive heat.

How Else Can You Customize an Enclosed Carport?

Our prefab carports and enclosed carport kits come in many different styles. Metal carports are available with four different roof styles: barn roof, boxed-eave roof, A-frame roof, and vertical roof. Buying enclosed carport kits with an A-frame or vertical roof is a great choice if you live somewhere that gets snowy winters, as the design will help the snow slide off.

Each of our enclosed metal carports can also be customized to the width, length, and height you need. We provide metal carports with sides ranging up to 16 feet, making it easy to park an RV, boat, or even tractor-trailer. We can also install triple-wide carports and metal barn lean-to buildings to protect multiple vehicles. Each of these structures can be converted into partial or fully enclosed carports.

Can You Put Garage Doors on a Carport?

Yes: If you fully enclose one of our metal carports, you can add a garage door.

Do You Need a Permit to Enclose a Carport?

Usually, you will not need a permit for carport enclosure, but in rare cases, you may not be able to if the carport is too close to the property line. Be sure to check the rules with your local municipality.

How Much Does it Cost to Enclose a Carport Into a Garage?

The additional cost to enclose a carport starts at $810 for the smallest size. Your cost will depend on the dimensions of your carport.

Whether you opt to buy a prefab structure for sale here or choose one of our enclosed carport kits, you’re sure to love the quality and value you receive. We even provide free delivery and installation of our enclosed metal carports in 27 states. Purchase one of our prefab enclosed metal carports online today!