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Build a Carport?

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This single carport is the most basic of carports. There is options for both post installation and bracing. Full plans, good instructions, details, glossary of terms and comes in both Metric (mm) and Standard ( ft & in) versions.
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How to Build a Carport
If you want your car out of the weather and out from under the birds, then build a carport. Fortunately it's not an unrealistic job to tackle. These instructions are for a carport that is 20 feet long by 10 feet wide. You can easily modify that size to... More »
Difficulty: Moderately Challenging
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The simplest way of building a carport alongside the house is to erect three or four stout timber posts along one side of the site to support a beam that will carry the outer edge of the roof, and to fix a horizontal timber wall plate to the house wall to support the other edge. Then joists are fixed into notches cut in the beam and wall plate, and corrugated plastic roofing sheets are secured to this timber framework. Make sure that all the wood you buy for the carport is pre-treated with wood preservative. Treat all the notches you cut in the wood with extra preservative before assembling the structure. The roof needs a slight slope in order to drain rainwater off it. This can run from front to back or from the house wall to the opposite side of the roof. It is easier to waterproof the junction between the roof and the house wall if the drainage runs from end to end, since the flashing tape will run parallel to the corrugations in the roofing sheet rather than at right angles to them. Add a run of guttering along the downhill edge of the roof so rainwater does not simply drip off. Fit an outlet and a downpipe to discharge the water into a nearby gully if one is available.
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Carports differ from garages in that the are really open sheds large enough to park a car in. To build your carport all you need is four posts and an appropriate water barrier to
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1. Remove the fascia board along the area in which you will be attaching the carport. Look at the fascia header. If it is not at least of a size equal to 2-by-8 lumber or larger,
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A quality prefabricated carport, with built-in guttering system, will generally cost between $29 and $33 per square foot, including posts and concrete footers. As an example, a professionally
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visit your local library for info. contact your city's building inspectors for info. Source(s) builder.
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Carports differ from garages in that the are really open sheds large enough to park a car in. To build your carport all you need is four posts and an appropriate ...
Carports differ from garages in that the are really open sheds large enough to park a car in. To build your carport all you need is four posts and an appropriate ...
Carports differ from garages in that the are really open sheds large enough to park a car in. To build your carport all you need is four posts and an appropriate ...
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