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 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. This does not protect your property from the sun, rain, wind, or debris that may come in through the sides of the structure, which is why many people opt to install a three-sided carport or a fully enclosed carport that offers 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 three or four 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 method for enclosing an attached carport is attaching sheet metal to two sides of the standalone structure, though you can also buy a three-sided carport if you prefer.
Fully enclosed metal carports offer the most protection against the elements. The only downside 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 enclosed car storage structure to avoid excessive heat.
How Else Can You Customize an Enclosed Carport?
Our prefab carports and enclosed carport kits come in many different styles. Custom metal carports are available with a variety of roof styles, including barn, boxed-eave, and vertical options. Buying an enclosed carport kit with a vertical roof is a great choice if you live somewhere that gets snowy winters, as the design will help the snow slide off the top.
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 inside. We can also install triple-wide carports and metal barn lean-to buildings in a variety of sizes to protect multiple vehicles. Each of these structures can be converted into partial or fully enclosed carports.
Enclosed Carport vs. Garage: Which Is Right for You?
|Higher price||Less expensive|
|More complicated construction||Quick and easy build|
|Subject to building codes||May not be subject to building codes|
|Can be converted into a living space||Cannot be used as a living space|
|Provides additional storage space||May provide additional storage space|
Metal Carport Enclosure Ideas
There are a lot of creative ways to use a metal carport with sides. Uses for an enclosed metal carport or garage include:
- Car or truck storage
- Boat storage
- Mower storage
- Home gym
- Garden shed
- Small animal barn
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does it Cost to Enclose a Metal Carport Into a Garage?
The additional cost to fully enclose a carport starts at $810 for the smallest size. Your cost will depend in part on the size and number of carport enclosure panels required, which depends on the dimensions of your metal carport.
Can You Put Garage Doors on a Carport?
Yes: If you fully enclose one of our metal carports, you can add a garage door to one of the carport sides.
Do You Need a Permit to Enclose a Carport?
Usually, you will not need a permit for a carport enclosure, but in rare cases, you may not be able to make your carport enclosed if the carport is too close to the property line. Be sure to check the rules with your local municipality.
Whether you opt to buy a prefab steel carport with sides for sale here or choose one of our metal enclosed carport kits, you’re sure to love the quality and value you get from every one of our products. If you need help with your order, we’ll be here to walk you through how to enclose a metal carport to create the best structure for your needs. We even provide free delivery and installation of our enclosed metal carports, garages, and sheds in select states. Purchase one of our prefab enclosed metal carports online today!