If there’s one important thing most people need, it’s extra storage space. Whether it is for parking and protecting your truck, using it as extra living space, or just using it for other purposes, I don’t know too many people that would turn extra storage space down. While wanting it is great, determining how you will do it cheaply is another question.
Determining Your Finances:
Many people can’t afford traditional storage construction like an attached garage or extra room if you don’t have one. These types of projects normally get started at $8,000 and can quickly surge in price. Plus, you have to deal with a general contractor who might not be able to finish on time or stay within your budget.
However, a pre-owned aluminum metal carport kit may offer you lots of the storage benefits of regular construction at a fraction of the price. A durable, pre-owned steel carport will run you about $800 or so. This type of carport is generally sufficient enough to comfortably store one car and still get some additional storage area. So why pay $8,000 when you can actually pay $800 to 1 grand.
Carport Pricing Basic Principles:
The most important determining factors of a pre-owned carport’s price includes the following: age and overall condition. If it is a more modern model in pretty good condition, you can expect a 10% – 15% discount in price over the regular retail price. Generally if the model is much older than 7 years but still in good shape, you save anywhere from 20% – 30% off the normal asking price.
However, previously owned aluminum carport kit plans can give you many of the same storage benefits of typical construction at a fraction of the cost, in accordance with the carport’s condition.
The Internet Alternative:
When you’re shopping on the web, you can probably save between $1,000 to $2,000 for a really good metal carport. This could seem costly, but most of the carports are generally pre-certified. Plus, it usually includes all of the parts, tools and instructional guide. Which means you grab a model that may be 1 or 2 years old, and end up saving 10%. And on top of that, you will get it delivered to the door.
Shopping around the Classifieds:
With most people shopping online, the classified section of the newspaper has less and less readers. However, there are a lot of good deals from carport owners in that section. The best thing about buying from the classified section is that you can drive and check out the carport in person. Plus, you can even negotiate the purchase price down a bit, because you have direct contact with the carport owner.