Enter the length, width, height, and cost per square foot of the carport into the calculator to determine the cost, and if the cost and any three of the other variables are known, the calculator can also evaluate the remaining variable.

Carport Cost Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the cost of a carport:

 CC = (L * W * H * C) + (D * P)


  • CC is the cost of the carport
  • L is the length of the carport
  • W is the width of the carport
  • H is the height of the carport
  • C is the cost per square foot of the carport
  • D is the number of doors in the carport
  • P is the cost per door

To calculate the cost of the carport, multiply the length, width, height, and cost per square foot of the carport. Add the product to the product of the number of doors and the cost per door.

What is a Carport Cost?

A carport cost refers to the total amount of money required to construct a carport, a semi-covered structure used to shelter vehicles, primarily cars. The cost can vary significantly depending on several factors. These factors include the size of the carport, the materials used (such as metal, wood, or polycarbonate), the design complexity, whether it is a freestanding structure or attached to another building, and the labor costs in your area. Additional features, such as added storage, electrical wiring, or custom design elements, can also increase the cost. Furthermore, you may also need to consider the cost of obtaining necessary building permits. Therefore, the carport cost is not a fixed amount but a variable one that depends on individual project specifications and requirements.

How to Calculate Carport Cost?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Carport Cost:

  1. First, determine the cost of materials ($).
  2. Next, determine the cost of labor ($).
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = Carport Cost = Cost of Materials + Cost of Labor.
  4. Finally, calculate the Carport Cost.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem:

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Cost of materials ($) = 500

Cost of labor ($) = 300