How to Move a Carport to a New Location

A carport can provide shelter for one or more vehicles if you do not have space in a garage. A carport can be set up in one area and can usually last for many years to provide protection from the elements. In some cases, though, you may need to move your carport. For example, you may be planning to build an addition on your house, or you may want to put a shed in your yard. In those cases, you can move the carport to a new site. Here are some tips on how to do that.

When to Move Your Carport

It is not a good idea to move a carport in the winter since the ground may be frozen and could be covered with snow and ice. It is better to move your carport when the ground is thawed. This will make it easier if you decide to slide your carport instead of disassembling it.

How to Prepare to Move Your Carport

The first thing you will need to do is figure out where you want to put your carport and measure the distance. Move anything that might get in the way when you are moving your carport, such as rocks or sticks on the ground. If you do not know how to move your carport, ask someone for help. You can also pay a professional to do it for you.

How to Disassemble and Move Your Carport

If you want to take your carport apart and then put it back together in its new location, come up with a plan. Make sure you have the right tools to disassemble and reassemble your carport and mark each piece before you take it apart. Remove the top first. Label each piece and place them all in bags to make it easier to stay organized and reassemble the carport.

How to Slide Your Carport to a New Location

If you want to slide your carport to its new location, jack up the sides and place them on skidders. You can hitch the skidders to a tractor and slide the carport to its new site. Be careful and go slowly to avoid cracking the frame.

Order a Carport from Shelters of America

A carport can provide you with shelter for your vehicle for many years. It can provide protection from rain, snow, and the sun’s harmful UV rays that could damage your paint. A carport is a smart investment that is a good alternative to a traditional garage.

Shelters of America sells carports in a range of sizes to provide shelter for one or more vehicles. Our carports range from 10 to 30 feet in width. If you are interested in buying a new carport, look through our selection and place your order today.