When you are going to hire a company in Phoenix for a enclosing a carport as a garage, we know that you may have several questions about why you should choose our contractors. Here are some of the issues that many of our clients in Arizona have told us made it so easy for them to choose to hire us. (Scroll down to read it all.)
Our licensed professionals began as specialists in the field of garage door installation. When enclosing your carport to convert it to a garage, wouldn't you value using a construction team that has extensive experience with installing a variety of garage doors and openers? (For a link to the license info for our contractor, click the blue "schedule" button below and ask for us to email you a direct link.)
Needing to enclose your carport to convert it in to a living space? If so, we can also help with that. In some cases, home owners in Arizona will plan to keep some space to be legally functional as "covered parking," but plan to primarily use it for other purposes besides storing a vehicle. Whether you will be doing a full conversion to living space or just adding enclosed walls, insulation, ventilation, and windows to your current carport area, you can click here for more info: conversion to living space.
Next, the most important thing with your carport enclosure is that you are satisfied with the results for many years, right? If you want to skim through several testimonials of happy customers in Arizona that recommend that you hire us, click here now:
reviews. (That is a different page from the one linked to the yellow "review" button below, which features an AUDIO testimonial from one of our recent clients).
Besides extra enclosed storage space, what is the long-term value?
Are you a landlord in Arizona? For landlords who will rent out the home 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 the Phoenix area, 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 AZ companies seem so confused about carport enclosures in Phoenix?
Note that on many websites of other local companies that offer carport enclosures, they present information that is wildly misleading in regard to the re-sale value after converting a carport to a garage in Arizona. Specifically, two local Phoenix companies have linked to
this report and misrepresented the data in that report. Those local companies explicitly reference the data for "adding a new garage" (like an addition of an entirely new structure that is not attached to your main home). That is not carport enclosure! They even show the costs of these renovations as ranging from $50,000 - $80,000, which is way too high for a simple enclosure.
The reality is that enclosing a small carport as a garage typically costs a few thousand dollars or less, depending on several factors including the total size of the space (2-car garage etc). Converting the carport to a garage mainly involves adding one or two full walls plus framing the front (the part adjacent to the driveway) for installing the new garage door. There may be a little electrical work needed for the overhead garage door opener. But you may feel relieved to learn that it will not take months of remodeling and the total costs (including permits etc) are often far below $10,000.
So, avoid being misled by the grossly imprecise statements of unscrupulous businesses. Those companies should know that enclosing a carport as a garage in Phoenix is not going to cost $80,000 (which is what it can cost to add 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). Enclosing a carport to convert it 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 easily 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]." Sorry, but those numbers are for conversion to INTERIOR living space (or for building a garage addition from the ground up).
For a simple
carport enclosure in Phoenix, you are not going to pay the same price as it costs to build from scratch a detached
build a detached
garage from scratch (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 enclosing a carport to a garage is usually far better than when building a new 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 the carport enclsoure and then, after that, the residual profits can be several times the original investment.
Do you have questions about building codes in Arizona?
Next, in our decades of work here, we also have developed great relationships with the staff of the city governments who issue permits for home
renovations (and who conduct inspections for enclosures and conversions). 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 or near 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 enclose your carport as a garage in Arizona, 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
construction process 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.
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