Use a carport kit to help you install an awning or carport. Kits are available in a variety of designs and sizes, and they include most building materials to be shipped directly to your site. They are designed to be assembled by a person with little or no experience.
Carport kits can be made of different materials, the most common of which are steel, alumawood and aluminum. Keep in mind that wood is extremely heavy, which may cause high shipping costs. Alumawood is a great alternative to wood because it has the durability of aluminum with the appearance of real wood.
Carport kits are available to make freestanding styles as well as structures that attach to another building, such as a house or garage. You will find kits for double carports as well as singles, and even in sizes that are built-to-order. Most kits are available from a 6x4-foot size and in increments of one foot at a time. You can buy kits that offer the option for customization now or in the future, including doors, windows and workshop space.