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Question DetailsAsked on 11/25/2016

How hard is it to take down a carport so I can move it to my new property

It is a large two car metal carport

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Depends on of manufacture - if screwed-on standing seam or gasketed seam (as opposed to permanently seam-sealed roofing and any siding), doable for probably not less than $500 and probably more like $1000 or more to disassemble and move it to new location - plus re-erection cost. Though figuring the labor to remove it, move it, put it back up I would suspect you will get more value out of it just leaving it with the house (since it evidently needs more garage space than it has) and just getting a new one for the new house. Talk to your realtor on the "value" of the carport to the existing house - especially if you have a one-car garage or no garage, because it could be worth the cost of a new one come sale time, and a new one is cheaper to erect than it is to take an old one down and move and re-erect it.

My guess - the take apart and move is likely to cost as much as a totally new carport, and the erection will cost at least as much as for a new one, so even not taking into account the value of the existing one come sale time, unless a particularly fancy or heavy duty one (like maybe hurricane rated) might be about a break-even on cost anyway unless you DIY with some friends. And DIY can be tough in many cases - commonly these are erected with a truck boom crane, which you would not have, so getting the beams and roofing into place without a crane can be a real hassle. Plus with a new one you can match the and color to the house if you want.

Builders - Garages/Barns/Sheds, or specialty metal building companies (not an AL category) would be your Search the List category for this type of work.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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