Carport for condominiums — we do a lot of them! And we love doing them. Lets take a look at one of the more unique carport projects we did down on Vanderbilt Beach, Naples Florida. We are even going to talk price! BUT FIRST; a little preface, if you are considering carports I would suggest reading my article on how to start and manage your carport project professionally.
Lets digress, and dive into this project. A couple of the board members from Vanderbilt Surf Colony were considering carports and gave us a call. They didn’t have siteplan or engineering but they were fairly serious. I told them that they would be around $6,000 per parking (they were requesting one, 12 spot structure) for a traditional aluminum carport that was code compliant, but that there would be a charge for site review, consultation, and guaranteed written quote. From there things change! It turns out they didn’t want a traditional aluminum carport, they wanted something finished to match the building. We could do it. It would probably be around $12,000 per spot but a match to the building code be done. They took a couple days to discuss it, before calling me back to schedule an on site for $250.
I met with a couple of the board members to discuss placement of the structure, and finishing options and we agreed to a scope of work that would be quoted. In very vague words here was the scope of work to be bid:
- Isolated footings
- Aluminum posts set in footing
- Asphalt replaced over footings
- Carport structure with insulated composite panels.
- Finishing to be high density foam columns with stucco finish.
- Thickened edge beam to accommodate stucco
- Painted to match building
- Electrical lighting every other spot.
Here’s The Finished Carport
Take a look at how well our finishing gives it a look that matches the buildings. Do keep in mind, this type of finishing is not ordinarily included with our carports, but this is a great example of what we can do!