With the economy being in the condition that it is, especially the housing market, many people are finding it increasingly difficult to do any type of home remodeling or renovation due to the costs of the current economic climate that many are being presented with. This is particularly the case for a family, or other home owners who may need to add additional storage onto their home or property via a traditional garage, but these can be fairly expensive to build when you consider the cost of materials and the cost of having to hire a contractor and the laborers. Thankfully, there is a fairly affordable and practical alternative in the form of a carport, and for those of you who feel comfortable assembling these types of structures on your own, a DIY carport is an even better option.
These carports can be made from a number of different materials, but typically most people end up going with a metal carport which can either be made of steel or aluminum. There are a number of advantages to going with either type of material, many people feel like the best bet is to go with a mixed metal carport which can provide advantages of both steel and aluminum. However, if you find yourself on a really tight budget, you might want to consider going with an aluminum carport » Read more: DIY Carport