When you are going to hire a company for a converting a carport in to a garage in Phoenix, we know that you may have several questions about why you should choose our company. Here are some of the issues that many of our clients in Phoenix have told us made it so easy for them to choose to hire us. (Scroll down to read it all.)
First, our experienced professionals began as specialists in the field of garage door installation. When converting your carport to a garage, wouldn't you value using a construction crew with extensive experience installing a variety of garage doors and openers?
Need to convert your carport in to a living space? If so, we can also help with that. If you already have a garage and want to convert it in to something else, click here: conversion from a garage.
Next, the most important thing with your carport conversion in Phoenix is that you are satisfied with the results for many years, right? If you want to skim through several testimonials of happy customers that recommend that you hire us, click here now:
If you are interested in getting multiple bids from a few crews that are experienced with converting carports to garages in Phoenix, check this out:
Through our site, you can get bids from up to 3 licensed contractors serving greater Phoenix. Plus, in 2017 we added a 4th service provider who has converted well over 500 carports to garages in central Arizona since 2004.
So, whether you have a simple conversion in mind or a "premium" project that will involve remodeling of the roofline or the space behind the carport (such as a laundry room or utility room), we have multiple providers available. We can match you with one or more of them based on your needs and priorities. To tell us more about your priorities and needs, click here: Besides extra enclosed storage space, what is the long-term value?
Are you a landlord? For landlords who will rent out the home in Phoenix after enclosing a carport, you also want the lasting value of having garage doors that have been installed properly (so there is no hassle of correcting any errors in the bracing, in the alignment of wheels and tracks, or in the compatibility between the weight of the doors and the power of the opener). A properly-installed carport conversion will add several hundred dollars per year to the rent you can charge, plus it could make the home much easier to rent. It will "pay for itself" within only a few years and then start producing lasting profits.
Further, whether you live there or rent out the house in Phoenix, when you eventually sell the home, an enclosed garage will not only make it easier to sell, but many sellers in Arizona can produce an increase in the actual selling price of the home that is bigger than the total cost of the conversion. If none of your neighbors in that part of Phoenix have garages and your house does, that can definitely make your home stand out to someone who wants to buy a home in your area, but wants the security and convenience of an enclosed garage.
Why do some local companies seem so confused about carport conversions in Phoenix?
Note that on many websites of other local companies that offer carport conversions, they present information that is wildly misleading in regard to the re-sale value after converting a carport to a garage in Phoenix. Specifically, two local AZ companies have linked to
this report and misrepresented the data in that report. The companies explicitly reference the data for "adding a new garage" (like an entirely new structure that is not attached to your main home). That is not carport conversion! They even show the costs of these renovations as ranging from $50,000 - $80,000, which is way too high for a simple conversion.
The reality is that converting a small carport to a garage typically costs a few thousand dollars or less. A carport conversion mainly involves adding one or two walls plus installing the new garage door. So, avoid being misled by the grossly imprecise statements of unscrupulous businesses. Those companies know that
converting a carport to a garage in Phoenix is not going to cost $80,000 (which is what it can cost to build a large "upscale" garage from the ground up)!
I have seen other confusing info on the internet, too, although some of that could be because people may make honest mistakes (like repeating a mistake they found somewhere else). Converting a garage to living space can involve extensive renovations to meet a variety of building codes (like flooring, windows for sunlight, ventilation for heating and cooling, and smoke detectors). That kind of remodeling can cost from $10,000 to $15,000 (according to an article on Angie's List that mentions converting a garage to living space in two parts of Arizona). However, a realtor serving the west side of Phoenix wrote that
"Converting [a] carport into a garage can cost you anywhere from [put your mouse here to see the questionable data]." Those numbers are rather high unless your carport conversion involves a big change to the roofline of your house (like to add a big attic over where you currently have a flat-roofed carport). I have seen cases of people spending less than those numbers when they are converting a garage in to living space or for building a garage addition from the ground up.
For a simple
carport conversion in Phoenix, you are not going to pay the same price as it costs to build from scratch a detached garage (from the foundations to the roof). In fact, this article on carports, garages, & conversions states that building a small garage can cost just a few times more than a carport.
So, as a final comment on this subject, note that the investment return (at re-sale of a home) on the cost converting a carport to a garage is usually far better than when adding a garage (which is often a quite unfavorable return, as reported in the images above). Obviously, there is huge added value in having the secure, enclosed storage space of a garage (relative to a carport). In some neighborhoods, a home with a garage can be much easier to sell (or even to rent). In fact, for landlords in Phoenix, it typically takes a few years for the increased rent to cover the initial cost of enclosing the carport and then, after that, the residual profits can be several times the original investment.
Do you have questions about building codes in Phoenix
Next, in our decades of work in Phoenix AZ, we also have developed great relationships with the staff of the city governments who issue permits for home renovations (and who conduct inspections for
enclosing carports as well as for converting garages to living spaces). Some projects will need electrical inspections in addition to the other required inspections. The process of dealing with the paperwork and the inspectors can be stressful for many homeowners in Phoenix. Wouldn't it be nice to have someone else to handle all of that for you?
Our experience will keep the process simple and smooth
When you hire our professionals to convert your carport in to a garage in Phoenix AZ, you will feel the interest and confidence of our specialists as we speak with you about your priorities and questions. It can be very exciting for you to see the project get completed so smoothly and quickly. You may also be quite relieved to find out how little the entire project will be. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
Carport Conversions in Phoenix Arizona