Carport or Garage — Which Will Suit You Best?

Dallas carport buildIf you are considering having a garage or carport built for your automobiles, you may want to consider which will suit your needs, budget, and time-frame.

While garages offer extra protection from the elements, they are twice as expensive and time-consuming to build. Additionally, building a garage will require a lot of extra permitting from local building authorities.

A carport will protect your vehicles from sunlight, rain, snow, falling branches and other debris. Carports are much less expensive to build than garages since they require less materials and lower labor costs. You may spend $3-10,000 for the cost and install of a carport, depending on how much space you require. Additionally, a carport can be built in a matter of days. You won’t have to wait for a lot of local permits to process because a carport is not enclosed or liveable. You will also skirt a lot of building codes by having a carport installed.

A garage offers more protection from the outdoor elements, especially if you plan to use the space for a workshop. However, a garage could cost you anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000, depending on how much space you need, what materials you use, and the intricacy of the design.

Building a garage can take a while, again depending on the design and materials. After the concrete slab is poured, it must cure for several days. After the crew finishes the frame, you will need windows, doors, siding, electrical, and drywall installed. Depending on the delays, it can turn into a long-term project.

Additionally, you will be required to meet more stringent requirements if you choose to build a garage. The installation of lighting and fire-rated walls and ceilings are just a few. A garage is required to be a certain distance from the lot lines, which will require a current boundary survey. Garages are subject to codes governing height, use of materials, and how many openings are allowed.

After looking at these factors, Sunshine Sunrooms can build you either a carport or a garage. We are a general contractor.

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