My sister and her husband have lived in their amazing home for 5 years now. The two of them have loved every aspect of the home except one, they wanted to convert a carport into a garage alongside their home. Since buying the home they have contemplated building around the carport to create a garage for their home.
Recently they decided to change their existing carport into a garage. They started their project and enlisted me in helping them build the creation. We began by making sure that we were following the local building codes and regulations.
We found out that in the area they needed to obtain a special permit to allow them to build a garage in place of the carport.
Once we knew we were okay to build, and they had obtained the permit, we started the construction. We followed the instructions we had been given by one of their neighbors who did the same thing. The y instructions go as follows:
When we got to this point they decided to let the professionals take it from here. They searched around for what contractors had to offer. They picked a beautiful wooden garage door that matched the exterior of their home from a reputable dealer and installer.
After the garage installation a man came and installed the new door and we continued to finish the transformation of the carport.
By the time this carport into a garage conversion was complete, their house gave off a completely different look. If you saw a before and after picture side by side, (sorry I didn’t get any photos to share so I had to make-do with the illustration above) you probably would say it was not the same home. My sister and her husband were so excited to complete this transformation. They were glad that they had a safer place to park their car. In addition to safety they were glad that they were able to keep their vehicles out of the harsh Utah winter weather.
If you want to convert a carport into a garage, then follow some of these steps and get help where you need it and you’ll be good to go!