As of March 2015, the Carolina Carport website has an estimator that allows customers to design carports and see how the costs accumulate. As an individual chooses each component of the structure, the potential price changes. Estimates vary depending on the customer's location.
The first choice is type of building: standard, barn, triple size or 40 feet wide. Next, select an open or closed style, and input the desired width, length and height. Indicate preferences concerning gables, panels, sides and ends for the carport. Choose the windows and doors desired. Options include trim under side panels, extra bracing and mobile home anchors.
Make color selections for parts included in the design, including roof, ends, sides or trim. Over a dozen color choices are available. As each color is selected, it appears on the appropriate part in a diagram. Deciding on colors is the final step in calculating an estimate.
After completing the process, the estimator creates a summary. The summary includes all the selections made and the estimated price, excluding tax. The bottom of the summary shows a drawing of all four sides of the carport. On this page, it is possible to edit, print, email or share a link to the outline.