Turning your Carport into a Garage is a great accent for your home. Closing in the open carport space in your home provides both a financial and practical purpose.
Here is a quick bit of information on carport enclosures and enclosing a carport:
- Check the Slab
- Check Building Options
- Check Roofing
- Check for Electrical Options
- Check for Plumbing
- Check For Permit Neccesity
- Call An Expert
- Install Your Garage Door
First, check with local building codes to see if you need a permit.
Usually you’ll need a fire rated wall on the house side. Measure the slab, making sure it’s at least 20 feet deep.
Check the height of the opening to see if there is enough room for the carport door enclosure header.
Desoto Door would be glad to come to your home and take a look at your carport to provide a free estimate on the services required.
You need to check the slab to see if it’s structurally sound and can support the enclosed space.
You may want to check with an electrician about adding lights and power to the carport before it is enclosed.
You could also add plumbing for a laundry room or wash sink.
Finally, let a trained professional handle putting up the walls, installing electricity, and putting in your Garage Door Unit.
There are definitely some things you can do yourself, but it’s always good to have a trained professional inspect and complete certain tasks. Call Desoto Door at 901-273-2996 and let us know if we can help get your carport enclosure done in the Memphis area.