Phoenix Carport Conversions

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Need a garage or carport built in Surprise?

If you are CONVERTING your existing garage for use as an interior living space, click here: garage conversion in AZ. For additions, remodels, and conversion services, our builders service Surprise AZ and surrounding parts of Arizona. In addition to conversion and construction of garages and carports around Surprise AZ, we also provide many other services. To see a full list, click services in Surprise AZ.

"I am BUILDING a garage."

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"I am CONVERTING a carport."

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Building a garage addition in Surprise, AZ?

One of our garage builders built this 500 square foot free-standing detached garage addition as a home renovation project. Here is one of our garage construction experts checking the alignment along one of on the walls. One of the first stages of building the detached free-standing garage addition was pouring the foundation. Here you can see two of our construction workers spreading the wet cement through a hose and and using another tool for spreading it around evenly. By the way, yes, the one on the right does have on a hat for an NFL team far away from Arizona. We respect that some of these snowbirds may prefer winning teams over local teams who have had a lot of losing seasons lately. We still loved the Cardinals even years ago when they were playing like they were wading waist-deep in wet cement. Who won the NFC West in 2015? Arizona! Then again, the Packers did win their division 4 out of the last 5 years (which is not quite as good as the Patriots, who have won 12 out of the last 13). Back to the foundation for this new detached garage, here is a close-up showing the form boards (the wood across the bottom) which are used to shape the wet cement in to a nice rectangle while it dries. In the top left, you can also see a closer look at those very fashionable white boots that the builders wear when pouring the foundation. Here is our garage builders pouring the cement foundation for the detached garage Here is the cement solidifying after our garage builders poured the concrete slab for the detached garage The foundation is complete and level plus the walls are in progress. The front wall is the last exterior wall built on the new garage. That one will include some strong horizontal beams where we install overhead garage doors. The final wall is an interior wall. With that wall, this detached addition will include two enclosed spaces. Both of the two sides of the building can be used as a one-car garage, but the home owner is also planning to use one side of the addition as a workshop and storage space. Here is one of the prior pictures again. This is the last picture we had of this as of the time of publishing this page. there was much more to do including insulating the walls, adding electrical outlets and drywall sheets, then installing the garage doors and openers, plus adding a new shingle roof and finishing the doorways.

"How much will building a garage cost?

Naturally, one big factor regarding the cost (and construction time) of your new garage will be the size of the garage (two-car garage, three-car garage, RV garage, etc). If price is a major concern for you, let your estimator know. For some people, the biggest priority is matching the garage to the exact appearance of their home (from the roofing materials down to the lighting accessories). Other people tell us, "I just need it to be legal and functional."

So, costs as low as $8,000 (for building a one-car garage addition) are published in this article on garage additions & conversions. Conversions of an existing carport to a garage can cost less than half of that.

Will four walls need to be built (like for a free-standing detached garage)? Or only two or three walls? What will the walls be made of: brick, mason block, standard wood framing, or something else?

On the high end, detached 3-car garages with second-level lofts (barn-style) can cost at least as much as it would to build a guest house. This report shows a chart of several renovations along with the average cost and average increase of future resale value, including garage additions with building expenses ranging up to $50,000 or even $80,000.

"How long will building a garage take?"

As for time, it is possible for our Phoenix construction crew to build you an entire small garage from the ground up in one weekend, although larger jobs will take a few weeks at a minimum. Garage additions built according to common floor plan designs can be approved quickly for permits, then completed quickly, and will typically pass inspection by city officials with absolutely no complications or surprises. In contrast, for custom construction projects involving unusual building plans, just getting a building permit approved could take longer than it would take to complete a small garage addition.

Obviously, if you are selecting one of the more common models of garage door for us to install, those will not need to be special-ordered. For additional general information on issues to consider when planning to build a new garage addition in Arizona, click building a new garage.

HomeAdvisor reports that most garages in the Phoenix area cost between $8,300 and $41,000 to build, with an average of almost $25,000. The Nationwide average is several thousand dollars higher.
(The first chart below shows data complied from only EIGHTEEN projects as of January 2017 - and a few months ago the listed average cost for a new garage in Phoenix was only $18,000.).

Here is a detailed slideshow of some of the first stages in the construction of the above attached RV garage (plus an extension on the master bedroom and a bell tower). For details, put your mouse over each image.

RV Garage construction in Surprise AZ
building an RV Garage
a view of one side of the new RV garage during construction. Here is the next stage, with the rear wall of the garage and the second side wall (to the left). Note that on the right of the photo, the front wall of the RV garage (where the garage door will be) has already been framed and that section is leaning at a slight angle. another angle of that same stage of construction. Notice the tower that accents the front entry. Our garage builders also built that at the same time as building the custom garage. Here you can see the stonework on the tower, plus the sidewalk leading up to it. The tall structure at the far left is the new RV garage. another angle showing off the new curb appeal Finally, at the same home, here is a room addition that was added to the side of the master bedroom. The new addition is actually just a large walk-in closet. The closet goes 8 feet beyond the bedroom and is 20 feet deep, adding 160 square feet to the total interior of this  house.
Here is an attached garage under construction:

Here is an attached garage under construction.
Here is the home just prior to adding the garage:

Here is the home just prior to adding the garage.

Converting a garage to living space in AZ?

This guest bedroom also has an attached bathroom (not shown): bedroom-converted-from-garage
Here is the space before the garage was converted in to a bedroom: garage before conversion

Do you need a new garage even though you have one?

Many people who are interested in our contractors building a new garage for them will already have a garage. Maybe you are converting your existing garage to some other use and you would like for us to build you a new carport or garage.

Or, perhaps you are considering a partial conversion or remodel of your current garage so that it can still be used as a garage, but can be remodeled for a new primary use (like as a guest bedroom or home office). In that case, it will still be capable of legally functioning as covered parking for your vehicle. That can be very important if you ever want to sell your home (plus, if you violate a requirement for covered parking, that can results in fines, which can be a very unpleasant surprise).

For a short explanation of partial vs. full conversions, plus a small gallery of examples, click here: conversions. For even more examples and background information, click here: remodeling a garage for some other use.

Converting a carport to a garage in Phoenix?

Here is a garage built in Arizona as a conversion of an existing carport. conversion-to-garage-from-carport-in-phoenix-az-before-and-after
Here is how the home looked with a carport and the original paint: carport-converted-to-garage-in-phoenix-az-before-then-after

Need a new carport built from the ground up?

This carport was added next to what used to be an enclosed garage: This carport was added next to what used to be an enclosed garage.
On the left is the garage that was converted in to a home office: On the left is the garage that was converted in to a home office.

Service area in AZ:

El Mirage
Litchfield Park
Sun City

Black Canyon City
Cave Creek
New River

Paradise Valley

Apache Junction
Fountain Hills
Gold Canyon
San Tan Valley
Sun Lakes
Queen Creek

We offer conversions & construction of carports and garages to the Phoenix area including: