With one of the densest urban tree canopies in the nation, stormy weather around Atlanta, GA presents a big problem.
Scenes like this are common after a night of severe weather:
Part of that same dense tree canopy completely took out the side of the carport when a tree fell during a storm. Luckily, no one was harmed, even though most people would say it hurts to see your house crushed by a tree!
Understandably, it tends to make people eager to put their house in order again. Building back is usually the number one priority.
But what if you could make it better while you're at it?
Instead of building a brand new 1960s style carport, the homeowners decided to make lemonade after life gave them lemons. It made sense to convert what remained of the carport into a garage.
Converting a Carport to a Garage
Repairs began to address the damage from the tree and the lack of an enclosed parking area. Brick can be expensive and hard to match up. As an alternative, new wood siding covers the converted carport's sides and back.
Enclosing the carport will predictably make it darker in the garage, but it can darken the inside of the house, too. The new windows on the side and back help let in some light.
Finally, a new garage door completes the conversion from a carport to a garage. With the added convenience of a garage door opener, this family probably won’t miss the old carport very much!
New and Improved
When part of your house is flattened by a tree, it's probably never going to be exactly the same again. However, maybe that's not a bad thing in the end.
When disaster strikes, it pays off to weigh your options for making things right again. Finding the silver lining isn't always this easy, but in this case, the result is an overall improvement. Converting a carport to a garage like this creates a safe (now that tree is gone!) and convenient place to park.
If you're trying to find the best way to install a garage door on your carport, we can help. You might want to take a look at some things to consider when cooking up carport conversion ideas. Check out a few more carport conversions we've done, or contact us today!
More Carport Conversions
More photos of carports converted to garages:
- When Converting a Carport to a Garage is a Win-WinAfter a tree smashed through this home's carport the owners decided it was time for an upgrade to an enclosed garage.
- Carport Enclosure and Standard Raised Panel, Steel Garage Door With Wagon Wheel InsertsThis home originally had an attached carport. Framing was done around the opening to accommodate the garage door. A standard raised panel, steel garage door with decorative wagon wheel inserts was installed, along with an opener.
- Enclosed Carport with Garage Door and Decorative InsertsThis house originally had an attached carport that was enclosed. A steel garage door with windows and decorative inserts adds immediate value, security, and convenience to any home. Many homes here in metro Atlanta have had a similar remodel.