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Though many believe a carport to be the simplest, and therefore least expensive, way to shelter a vehicle they can be extremely close in cost to a finished garage of the same size. For this discussion we will assess the cost of building a sturdy and completely detached carport of 676 square feet (26'x26') which will easily accommodate two vehicles, leave room for storage, and perhaps even a small work area. Building a carport is not really a standard "DIY" project, and several contractors might be necessary for the job (concrete, carpentry, electrical, etc.).
For the building of the carport, the typical costs will include:
What needs to be included:
(1 - 2 cars carport)
Cost to build a carport may vary depending on the state or city. Get free estimates from general contractors in your city.