Is a Carport Cheaper Than a Garage?

What Is A Carport?

Carports are simple metal frames with a roof on top that serve the purpose of protecting your vehicles. Yup, they are as simple as that! And that means they can only protect your vehicles and cannot be used for other purposes such as living quarters or materials storage.

What Is A Garage?

A garage is a permanent, sturdy structure attached to your home or standing on its own foundation. It is connected to your house and generally used to park your cars. Overall, it is used for vehicle safety, storage, and even as a shelter for yourself.

Which Is Cheaper, A Carport Or A Garage?

The average price of a carport is only $7,200 per 20×20 foot carport, whereas, for the same space, a garage costs $33,200. Thus, it is obvious that a garage is, on average, more expensive.

The question that remains is which option has more value-to-money? For that, let’s do a quick cost-benefit analysis of the pros and cons of both carports and garage.

What Has More Value: A Garage Or Carport?

The carport is less expensive and can be built quickly from scratch or assembled from a ready-made attachable and detachable version. It can be used as an outdoor sitting area, even if not for additional storage. Still, it lacks the security of a well-made garage.The garage immediately adds value to a property and offers a secure place to park with very little threat of theft. It provides space to be used as per the needs of a household and can be used as a storage space, living-quarters, and a value-adding feature for the house

However, a garage costs much more and takes longer to build. It has more expensive legal documentation and building codes. Moreover, its aesthetic and style will be restricted to the household and property on which it is built.

This article was written by Bob Elliot, Bob is the sales/design consultant for Pyramid Aluminum Inc. Pyramid Aluminum Inc is dedicated to providing installation of aluminum carports designed with an eye to detail and built for the long-lasting value our clients deserve. We are fully equipped to handle any project in the Tampa Bay area. Residential or commercial, no job is too large or too small!