How do I build cheap covered parking for a rental house?
How do I build cheap covered parking for a rental house.
How do I build a covered entry over a 6x6 deck style front step?
Our front door opens on to a wooden deck about 6x6, with two steps down to the front walk. The eaves drip on us and winter winds chill the house. A covered entry woul... See more
How do I make a cover between my gazebo and house?
My gazebo is on my deck. There is a gap between the roof of my house and the roof of the gazebo (about 1 foot). I’d like to put something between them to block the ... See more
How do I build window well covers?
I have two large window wells, one is metal with rounded corners and measures 3’x5’. The other is a concrete rectangle and measures 6’4”x5’10”. Want somet... See more
What to do with our livingroom ceiling?
We took the old popcorn ceiling off in our livingroom and thought we could just paint it. We fixed some hairline cracks where the joint in the sheetrock are, primed a... See more
Cheapest way to make a large retaining wall
I have almost 1/3 of an acre backyard that I will be re-establishing soon, and one of the projects will be a 2-3 ft tall retaining wall that will be approx. 25 feet ... See more
I am looking for someone to build me a pergola
I have a cement patio and want to have someone with experience build a pergola with a deck over the patio. I have a picture of just the one I would like that I found ... See more
How can I repair a rip in my canvas gazebo?
I have a 10x12 gazebo bolted to my deck. It is domed so it is very tall. I was trying to take the top down this Fall and accidentally ripped a hole in the canvas. Th... See more
Would something like this work? https://www.harborfreight.com/10-ft-x-17-ft-portable-garage-62860.html?cid=paid_google%7C*PLA+-+Heavy+Products%7CHeavy+Items%7C62860&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&mkwid=ss1jlQ3d4%7Cpcrid%7C278917202040%7Cpkw%7C%7Cpmt%7C%7Cpdv%7Cc%7Cslid%7C%7Cproduct%7C62860%7C&pgrid=57020752472&ptaid=pla-488978799752&pcid=1458481897&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-oyHt-yU4wIVFL3sCh10cganEAQYAiABEgIWpvD_BwE
Fastest and easiest would be to buy a "portable carport" - they are available on Amazon in different sizes. This would not be a good option if you are in an area that gets: heavy rain, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. To build, you could do a simple carport with 4X4 posts, 2X4 beams and crosspieces, and either corrugated metal for the top.
You can buy steel carport kits from Menards for under $2K. You’ll need a proper slopes concrete pad and epoxy in anchor bolts.
No matter what you do, the liability of not securely anchoring-in a structure, is huge compared to the costs of the structure. Imagine if storm winds picked it up and hurled it into the neighbors’ house or car.
I would not use a canvas or tarp structure, because hail, branches and UV will make it short-lived.
Please find out what the local Building Codes are, first. They’re there for everyone’s health and safety.
If you have to get a Permit, it is like a form of Insurance: as in you won’t get the Permit until the City approves your drawings & specs.
Just keep in mind you want this strong enough to withstand snow on top and heavy wind. After a freak snow storm several months ago we saw many neighbors who had flimsy carport held up with thin metal braces find their cars under a collapsed roof. Really appreciate hubby over built ours.
Hi Judith, here are a few ideas for you,
I'm currently living in Phoenix. I assure you, no one here worries about snow or rain. We are worried about 2nd degree burns from hot car interiors. 🤣