Purchasing a DIY carport from Mytee Products is an inexpensive way to provide ‘temporary’ shelter for your car, RV, boat, or outdoor equipment. Our carports come in a variety of sizes and styles to accommodate multiple needs. From single carports to units capable of housing multiple vehicles, we have just what you need for temporary storage.
As a courtesy to our customers, we have listed below five of the most commonly asked questions about DIY carport assembly. The below answers should help you better understand the basic principles of installing and using a fabric carport built on a galvanized steel frame.
1. What tools are required for assembly?
Assembling your DIY carport depends a lot on the model you choose. However, basic hand tools should be all you need in addition to a safe ladder and a few helping hands. Most of our carports can be assembled with the following tools:
• Tape measure
• Adjustable wrench
• Ratchet and socket set
• Rubber mallet
• Utility knife.
Be advised that the instructions that come with our DIY carports include a list of the tools needed. Be sure to have a solid ladder and safety glasses and gloves for everyone who will be involved in the installation. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
2. How long does the DIY carport assembly take?
Again, this depends on the model you choose. The smallest carport for single car use can be installed in 2 to 4 hours. The largest units may take 6 to 8 hours, or longer, depending on the conditions you are working under. We advise setting aside an entire day regardless of the size of your carport. Setting aside this much time just makes it easier to address unexpected problems that may come up.
3. Are weight bags required for assembly?
Weight bags are usually only applicable to small canopies that will not be affixed to the ground or a concrete slab. In the case of our carports, no additional weight is necessary. Our carports are fixed to the ground using base plates and tent pegs. Tent pegs can be replaced by bolts for applications using a concrete slab or frozen ground.
4. Can DIY carports be installed on sloping ground?
Technically, you could install a carport on sloping ground if you have the engineering knowledge to do so. We highly recommend you do not. Choose ground that is as level and flat as you can find. Flat, level ground makes it a lot easier to keep your installation square and the eventual load on the frame stable.
5. Are building permits required for installation?
The carports we sell are typically classified as temporary structures. Therefore, it is not likely you would need a building permit for carport installation on your property. But this is not a guarantee. You should definitely consult your local controlling authority for information regarding codes and permitting.
In the unlikely event that you do need a building permit, the documentation included with your carport will be of help. The building permit will probably require some sort of documentation of the land, where you intend to erect your carport, how it will be affixed to the ground, etc.
Mytee Products is thrilled to be able to offer our customers a full selection of temporary carports. Each of the carports we sell is constructed of high-quality materials including PE fabric and galvanized steel framing. DIY carports come with everything you need for complete installation – with the obvious exception of tools. For more information about our carports, do not hesitate to contact us to speak with one of our helpful sales representatives.