The expense to install a metal carport can range from $795 to more than $6,000. However, many homeowners spend between $3,000 and $6,000. The cost for a carport installation can vary due to many factors, such as materials, size and site preparation.
Carports can be prefabricated in different sizes and from materials, such as aluminum, steel and wood. Steel can be more expensive than either wood or aluminum.
Similarly, the site where the carport is installed can require a concrete slab foundation. Additionally, the carport has to be installed and possible painted by contractors. These are some factors that can increase the cost of a carport. However, a homeowner can lower the cost of a carport installation by doing the project himself.