For most people, the primary value of converting a carport in to a garage is increased security. Of course there are many additional benefits:
- Enclosed storage
- Vehicle protection
- ROI (return on investment) for rentals or when selling the property
- A potential workshop, or workout room
- An anti-social hiding space from unwanted visitors
Your vehicle and other items that you store in your new garage will be safe from people, animals, wind, rain, hail, and so on. Plus, when you get in and out of your vehicle, the garage door can be securely closed.
A carport conversion can essentially “pay for itself” within only a few years and then produce lasting benefits. However, if the garage door or other element of the conversion is not properly installed, then that can lead to constant repairs or even a re-build.
If you are renting the property, a properly-installed carport conversion can add a thousand dollars per year to the rent you can charge, plus it could make the home much easier to rent.