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Buy the Best Carport Kits

Updated on October 8, 2014

Do It Yourself Carports

You are ready to add a carport to your property, but not ready for the expense of a custom-built structure. Perhaps you are a renter and you want something you can remove and take with you when you relocate.

Carport kits to the rescue! A do-it-yourself carport is perfect for your situation! DIY carports are an affordable way to provide shade and protection from the weather for your vehicle.

I am a big fan of these do-it-yourself carport kits. They go up pretty easily, especially if you have the help of a friend or two, and most of them are quite durable.

Even if you are not a do-it-yourself person, you will find most carport kits are not that hard to assemble! If you have a friend who is a little handy, the two of you can get the job done quickly.

These DIY carport kits can save a lot of money over the cost of having a builder do the job for you. If you are ready to buy a carport kit, you will find the best prices here.

Protect your vehicle and save money with one of these excellent carport kits!

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STC Sierra 5000 Carport & Gazebo - Sierra 5000

Arrow Freestanding Carport Kit

I have an Arrow shed and have been happy with the quality for the past ten years.

This tidy carport is made of strong steel. All of its components are pre-cut and -drilled. It goes together easily.

Arrow Sheds CP1020 Free Standing Car Port, 10 by 20-Feet
Arrow Sheds CP1020 Free Standing Car Port, 10 by 20-Feet

This carport kit comes with a 15-year warranty.


VersaTube Steel Carport Kit

The VersaTube Steel Carport Kit is a more affordable option if you need to stay around $1,000. This carport kit gives you a good, sturdy structure to cover your vehicle or patio.

VersaTube Steel Carport/Shelter - 20ft.L x 12ft.W x 6ft.H, 2in. Steel Frame, ...
VersaTube Steel Carport/Shelter - 20ft.L x 12ft.W x 6ft.H, 2in. Steel Frame, ...

You get a sturdy, steel structure that has pre-cut components. This carport kit has a 20-year limited warranty on the frame.


VersaTube Carport Kit

This carport kit is similar to the one at my neighbor's house down the street. This carport has been standing many years and is still in great shape. These steel carport kits are very durable and do a great job of protecting your vehicle.

10' H x 20' W Carport Color: Blue, Length: 29'
10' H x 20' W Carport Color: Blue, Length: 29'

Made to withstand harsh weather conditions including snow and wind up to 120 mph. Comes with a 20-year warranty. Side panels are not included at this price.


Watch How Easy it is to Assemble This Carport Kit!

The Best Canvas & Tent Carport Kits - These Carport Kits Received 4 & 5 Stars from Amazon Reviewers

If you are on a tight budget, a tent carport kit might be for you. These tend to cost only a few hundred dollars, and are easy to set up and take down.

The risk you take with canvas carports is that they might not be that durable. You may find you need to replace the covering, as they start to come apart due to exposure to the weather.

You also take the risk that a big storm with wind and hail could destroy your carport and possibly damage your vehicle in the process.

If you just need a temporary structure, you are more likely to be happy with a tent carport than if you are looking for a permanent structure to cover your vehicle.

Here are some highly rated choices, all with four or five stars from Amazon reviewers.

A temporary carport can be the perfect solution if you are short on funds or plan to move shortly.
A temporary carport can be the perfect solution if you are short on funds or plan to move shortly. | Source

Carport Kits on eBay

Find the best price on carport kits on eBay!

Do It Yourself Carports Plans and Guides on Amazon

You can find excellent plans and guides for building your carport yourself on Amazon! These guidebooks are the best to help you through the process of building your own carport. Even if you have never built a carport before, you will be amazed how quickly you will succeed when following these easy-to-follow guides and carport plans.

Save money and do it yourself!

More Carport Kits

If you did not find what you were looking for, or just want to some comparison shopping, here are some other websites selling carport kits.

When you are ready to buy a do-it-yourself carport, I hope you will come back to this page to make your purchase.

If you have any experience with carport kits, please let us know how it went! Did you enjoy your carport? Was it durable? How long did it last? Did it withstand any severe weather?

© 2012 Frischy

Let us know if you have put together any carport kits? How did it go?

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      julieannbrady 3 years ago

      You know, I was actually thinking that a carport kit would be great for something to put over my patio paver project in my backyard, next to my Florida Room! I wouldn't park the car there, but I would park myself there! Probably on a swinging hammock.

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      Jean DAndrea 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Looked at some carport kits a couple of years ago, and they looked pretty simple to erect. The local council rules didn't make things easy though, so we ended up getting a builder to do the whole thing. We have a really nice carport though!

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      RoseAEckert 5 years ago

      Wow, those carport videos are really cool, thank you!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      This is the first time that I have seen the Carport Kits. They sure look nice and fairly easy to assemble.

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I really didn't realize they had kits for carports. We always try to build stuff the cheapest way, but these kits look cost effective too.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      We use a tent carport for our summer cottage. The legs can stay up all year, but the vinyl roof has to be taken down because heavy snowfall for the winter.