How Wide Should I Make My Carport? - Planning
Whether you live in a home with or without a garage, you
might be thinking about building a new carport. You've came to the right
place and by the time you're done reading this article, you should have
acquired a little more valuable information for your next home
Some homeowners install carports in front of their garage, on the side of their homes or even in their driveway. Car ports can be built anywhere on your property, as long as you have enough room and access to these areas for a car to be parked safely.
The most important thing to remember, when building a carports, is the width that will be required to park your vehicle underneath it. You will need to allow plenty of room, so that you will be able to access your vehicle comfortably.
There are plenty of carports, all over the country that are built right next to something, like a retaining wall, the side of your home or even another garage. I myself have parked in carports that were too small and over a period of time became an annoying inconvenience.
The minimum width that I would build any carport would be 10 foot wide, if you're going to build your carport next to a building, I would suggest that you park your car, open your door and measure the width of your car, with your door open.
This will give you a comfortable width for building your new carport. This is the best advice I could give anyone, who is planning on building a carport.