Mar 21, 2023 / by Zach Pyers
Converting a carport into a garage can add value to your home, increase storage space, and protect your vehicle from the elements. However, the cost of such a project can vary widely depending on several factors.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the factors that can affect the cost of converting a carport into a garage. You’ll learn about the size of the structure, materials used, labor costs, and additional expenses such as building permits and insulation.
Whether you’re on a tight budget or looking for a high-end finish, this article will provide you with an idea of what to expect and how much you might need to budget for this conversion.
Size of the Carport/Garage
One of the most significant factors that affect the cost of converting a carport into a garage is the size of the structure. The larger the carport, the more materials and labor will be required to convert it into a garage. A typical carport is usually around 12 feet by 20 feet, while a standard garage is around 20 feet by 20 feet. If you are a visual person, we have a 3D Carport Configurator to help you estimate the size of your current carport.
To get an idea of how much it will cost to convert your carport into a garage, you will need to consider the size of the structure. If you have a small carport, the cost will be lower compared to a larger one. You will also need to consider the height of the carport and the garage door’s size, which will affect the cost of the project. Not sure how big is your carport? You can use our carport size guide as a reference.
The type of materials used for the conversion will also play a significant role in the overall cost. A carport is typically an open structure, while a garage is a fully enclosed space. Therefore, the conversion will require additional materials to close off the walls and add a door.
The most common materials used for converting a carport into a garage include wood, metal, and brick. Each material has its advantages and disadvantages, and the cost will vary depending on the type of material chosen.
Wood is the most affordable option but requires maintenance and is prone to rotting and insect damage. Metal is durable and requires little maintenance, but it is more expensive. Brick is the most expensive option, but it is durable, low maintenance, and adds value to your home.
Labor costs are another significant factor affecting the overall cost of converting a carport into a garage. The labor cost will vary depending on the project’s complexity and the contractor’s experience. If you have experience with DIY projects, you can save on labor costs by doing some of the work yourself.
The labor costs for converting a carport into a garage will typically include demolishing the carport, installing the garage door, and enclosing the walls.
In addition to the cost of materials and labor, there are other costs associated with converting a carport into a garage that you should consider. These costs include building permits, electrical work, and insulation.
Building permits are required for most construction projects, and the cost will vary depending on your location. Electrical work will be required to add lighting and outlets to the garage, and the cost will depend on the extent of the electrical work required. Insulation is another cost to consider, and the cost will depend on the type of insulation used and the size of the garage.
Converting a carport into a garage is an excellent way to add value to your property, protect your vehicle, and increase storage space. However, you must consider the factors that can affect the overall cost of the project, such as the size of the structure, materials used, labor costs, and additional expenses like building permits nd insulation.
At Behr Buildings, we have the expertise and experience to help you convert your carport into the garage of your dreams. We offer a range of materials to choose from, including wood, metal, and brick. We can customize the design to fit your needs and budget. Our experienced contractors will work with you to ensure the project is completed on time and within budget.
Contact us today for a free estimate. We’ll help you get the garage you’ve always wanted at an affordable price.