Carport Canopy


Are you fed up with having to leave your car in the driveway and worrying about the weather damaging it? Do you need a means to shield your automobile from sleet, rain, and other inclement weather? The ideal answer for individuals who want to keep their cars safe and secure is a carport canopy. They not only shield your home from the weather, but they also increase its worth. You can be confident that your automobile will be protected from any weather-related damage if you have an awning. Plus, it's a great option for anyone searching for a practical approach to safeguard their vehicle thanks to its simple installation process and reasonable price. So go no farther than carport canopies if you're seeking for a dependable option to keep your automobile secure! Learn more by reading on.


Carport canopies provide a convenient and cost-effective way to protect your vehicle from the elements.

  • They are easy to install and require minimal maintenance.
  • They come in a variety of sizes, colors, and materials to suit any budget or aesthetic.
  • They offer protection from rain, snow, hail, UV rays, and other environmental hazards.

A shelter is an ideal solution for anyone looking for an affordable way to keep their vehicle safe from the elements!

See garages made out of tents and shelter your car with carport canopies in our tent garage carports list.

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The Kingpin is baaacccckkk…This time around, he is intent on giving you the lowdown on the best deals you will get for that carport you need because your garage is really too small to fit in all your ATVs and motorcycles. In fact, you may not have a sheltered place to put them in at all.

In that case, you will really want to hear what the Kingpin has to say about these 13 great canopy carports for sale online. Note that these are all from Amazon, but in many cases Amazon does offer the best deals.

However, if you like a particular product, it may be available at a lower price (or with a lower shipping price) with other retailers, online or otherwise. You could save a bundle if you’re not too lazy to check. All the Kingpin is doing is pointing you in the right direction, old hoss.

While the Kingpin is all about the canopies, you might want to look into a metal carports alternative, especially if you intend it to be a permanent fixture. These carport kits are a bit more pricey than the usually canopy carports, but they are quite bit more durable if you have the budget for it. Here are just two permanent carports for sale with which to wet your whistle.

Car Canopies #1. Gazebo Penguin 455006 ACAY All Season Carport with Gutter

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The Kingpin is starting you off at the high end of the price point. This is made of [amazon link="B00A1Y4MY0" title="powder-coated aluminum and UV treated polycarbonate roof panels" /]. It comes with gutters but you have to supply the downspout. At 11.7 feet x 12.8 feet, this is big enough to shelter a regular-sized sedan or a small SUV, or a couple of motorcycles. It provides shelter from the wind, rain, hail, and snow but lets the light through. That could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your location. You can always through a tarp over the translucent roof panels if you want a sunshade.

It takes bit of doing to set this up, and you will need a hammer drill if you have a concrete surface. If you have an asphalt surface, you will need to make an appropriate hole and pour concrete in it for the posts. You can use lag screws or shields to anchor them. This is an easy permanent addition to your home with a multitude of uses, such as an extension of your porch or as a sheltered walkway. Aluminum carports are much lighter than steel carports like the next item, but almost as durable under most circumstances.

Car Canopies #2. Arrow Free Standing Car Port, 10 by 20-Feet

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At first glance, this seems like a more affordable option if you are looking at metal carport kits but the really ridiculous shipping fee ruins the ride for everyone. As the Kingpin pointed out just now, steel is much heavier than aluminum, which could account for the shipping costs. In addition, this is also bigger, big enough for your boat and trailer or as a cover for your patio. This kit is a whopping 1,000 pounds, courtesy of the [amazon link="B00097IDL2" title="electro galvanized steel" /]. However, if you want all steel carports, then you might like this one.

These metal carports for sale have a 12 year limited warranty against corrosion against heat, sunlight, water, or insects. It is pre-drilled for easy DIY assembly. However, the height of the roof makes it hard to reach to lock the sections into place, and it leaks a bit at the seams. It also does not come with a gutter or anchoring system, so that is something you have to add on your own. It looks functional, and will probably last for several years.

These two metal carport canopy products are basically permanent structures and heavy. If you need a portable carport, then an aluminum carport or other metal carport kits may not be your best options. Check out the following suggestions from the Kingpin for carport covers that are more along the lines of a carport tent.

Car Canopies #3. ShelterLogic 10x10 1-3/8" 4-Leg Canopy (White)

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If you are on a tight budget, then you need to look closely at the different carport prices. This particular one is definitely something you want to consider. The frame is powder-coated steel with wide foot places for easy anchoring and better stability. [amazon link="B001G7Q1VS" title="A fitted, valanced waterproof and UV-treated polyethylene cover" /] provides the actual shade, and the whole contraptions is light enough to be used for camping and provide seasonal shade whenever and wherever needed.

Assembly is relatively easy with two or more people, but the instructions are not always clear and the lack of a carrying bag makes it hard to transport. It does not come with stakes so you will have to find suitable ones to keep it from blowing away in strong winds. If you are planning to leave this up for a long period, then you might want to replace the bungee cords with heavy-duty zip ties.

This product is pretty sturdy considering the price, and needs just a bit of tweaking to make it last a couple of years even in bad weather. However, you have to take the time and make the effort to anchor it very well.

Car Canopies #4. King Canopy 7 by 12-Feet Garage - Fully Enclosed

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This is a [amazon link="B002S4FJB6" title="fully-enclosed carport" /], so be ready to take measures to air it properly or you could end up breeding molds on whatever you store in it. It comes with a roll-up door which can be zipped up when down, which is pretty neat, and the walls are longer then the poles so you can tuck it in under the floor board or bury in the ground to make sure no water or small animals (or even big animals) can get in. The cover and walls are in one piece save for the door, and made of 6 oz. polyethylene. This is pretty thick and durable. As with most canopy carports, you need to anchor this well to keep it from blowing away. This product does not include the tie-downs, so plan to get those separately.

However, the inner width is not 91” (7’ 7” as advertised on Amazon) but about 80” (6’ 8”), nearly a foot narrower than what one would expect. If you need your carport to be wide, then you should consider another product. It is possible for one person to assemble it, but two would be better, and the instructions need to be better organized. You will need to support the frame at reach junction with duct tape for better structural integrity. Overall, a good little carport or shed, or it could be a cool fort for your kids.

Car Canopies #5. ShelterLogic 6x6x6.5 E Series Shed

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This [amazon link="B001G7Q230" title="carport canopy" /] comes in various sizes. The 6 x 6 feet frame is made of high grade steel. The polyethylene cover is triple-layered to make it waterproof and rip resistant, and treated to keep out UV rays and resist fungal growth. It uses a ratchet tensioning system for easy assembly. Note that you should not overtighten it as it can result in loose thread of the bolts. Thirty-inch anchors need to be used if you want to use is as a permanent fixture,; the 15-inch anchors are not good enough when the wind blows over an extended period. If you just need it for a couple of days, it should be good to go as is.

This is also an enclosed shelter, and the door rolls up and secures at the top with the use of bungee cords and the grommeted holes. It traps heat on sunny days, so it should not be used to store heat-sensitive stuff. It also does poor job of keeping dust out, so if you live in a windy area, you still need to protect your gear from the dust.

This is a relatively sturdy product, and typically lasts about 18 months before the cover starts degrading. It is possible to replace the cover but it will cost you about the same as buying a new one. You could try finding a generic canopy for it, but in all likelihood you won’t find one that will fit snugly.

Car Canopies #6. 10' x 20' 6-Leg King Canopy

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If you have a vehicle that needs to be [amazon link="B000ZGT9HE" title="protected from the elements" /] or you are planning a cookout and want to make sure nothing mars the festivities, this is a good deal for you. The silver cover sits atop the 6-legged powder-coated frame and it is fairly easy to assemble with two or more people. However, the frame is lacking pre-drilled holes, so you need to use some duct tape to keep the poles from pulling apart. It does not come with anchors, so you need to get those as well. It can withstand reasonably strong winds if it is firmly anchored.

Car Canopies #7. King Canopy C81013PC 10-Feet by 13-Feet Universal Canopy 6-Leg Canopy White

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This is [amazon link="B003XPEX34" title="a smaller version of the product above" /] but uses a drawstring to cinch the fitted cover tight. It is meant for temporary use and does not fare well under the rain. It is primarily a sunshade, and as such it works pretty well. However, it is actually bigger than advertised, so if you are planning to put it in a tight place, you need to know that when assembled it actually measures 13' 4" x 10' 8", and has a height of 9' 8". The anchor pads are made of plastic, which is fine for occasional use, but may not work so well for a permanent engagement. If you do plan to use it as a special occasion type of shade, then you need to plan to have one or two people to help you out because it is too big and heavy for one person to handle. There are also a lot of parts, so it can take a while to set up and break down. Overall, it is durable and worth the price.

Car Canopies #8. King Canopy C81027PC 10-Feet by 27-Feet Universal 10-Leg Silver Canopy, White

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As the label states, this is a [amazon link="B001AQNDOS" title="10 x 27 foot carport canopy with 10 legs" /] with the same powder-coated steel frame and drawstring type cover to keep out UV rays and provide some protection from rain. It is fairly easy to assemble with three or four people to help, and the fabric appears to be sturdy enough. However, it is wider than advertised at 10’ 9” so if you planned a space for a 10-foot wide frame you will have a problem. Another problem is that there is no replacement cover available for this particular model. There are also no pre-drilled holes to secure the poles so it requires a drill or duct tape to keep it sturdy. The feet are wide but made of plastic and they are not attached to the poles, so they also need some reinforcement if you plan to establish it with any permanence. It is not perfect, but a good buy for the price with a little tweaking.

Car Canopies #9. ShelterLogic 10 x 20-Feet Canopy 2- Inch 4-Rib Frame, White Cover

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This is actually smaller than the previous item and with only 8 legs, but instead of 1 3/8 inch powder-coated steel tubes, it uses 2-inch ones that interlock, which makes the frame more durable. It comes with [amazon link="B001G7Q1XQ" title="a waterproof and UV-treated polyethylene canopy" /] that had been heat welded. The cover can be tightened using a ratchet tensioning system for a perfect fit. The foot places are wide for easy anchoring and greater stability.

In terms of design and materials, this seems to be the winner in affordable carport canopies. However, the finish on some of the pipes are less than pristine, requiring some filing to make the poles slide in and out smoothly. It comes with pins that are easy to put in once you align the holes, but bolts may be a more secure option if you plan to keep it up for a long time to withstand strong winds. Ground anchors are quite small, so you may want to get better ones. Quality control also missed its footing when shipping the product with missing parts or inadequately glued parts. Once assembled, this is actually a good, sturdy carport canopy that will last for a couple of years.

Car Canopies #10. King Canopy HC1020PC 10-Feet by 20-Feet Hercules 8-Leg Canopy, White

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Not to be outdone, [amazon link="B001RE4WEI" title="King Canopy has its own 2-inch diameter steel frame" /], 10 x 20 offering that is pretty much what its competitor is offering at a slightly higher price. So what’s the difference between the two products? The feet are made of coated metal, so that is an advantage unless you live in an area near the ocean, where the salt water can degrade it. It may be slightly easier to assemble the first side and the canopy as long as there is no wind blowing, with just a little assistance needed to secure the second side. It does need to be firmly secured even for temporary use, so the Kingpin recommends buying the anchor kit at the same time. The kit is pretty heavy, so a wheeled carrying bag would have been nice. At any rate, this is a good contender for this type of carport canopy.

Car Canopies #11. 20'x10' PE Party Tent (2010T) - Party Wedding Tent Carport Canopy

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The Kingpin thought you might like to check out the other competition, so here is something from Delta Canopies. Structure-wise, it is pretty much the same as the 10 x 20 carport canopies from [amazon link="B005RT6UGM" title="King Canopy and Shelter Logic" /] except that the canopy material is thinner and designed to be used for parties rather than a carport. That does not mean it won’t work as a carport; it only means it has those windows. The manufacturer stresses the need to anchor it properly just as the Kingpin says, so pay attention! It is a solid structure when assembled properly, and will probably last for a while. One caveat: it is nearly impossible to make the pieces fit back into the box once it has been assembled, so prepare a separate container for the small parts to avoid headaches later on.

Car Canopies #12. King Canopy HC1020PCSL 10-Feet by 20-Feet Snow load Hercules 8-Leg Canopy Fully Enclosed with Snow Cables, White

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The only difference between this one and the earlier [amazon link="B001RE4WEI" title="King Canopy carport for sale" /] is that this is fully enclosed and designed to protect against snow. The frame is reasonably sturdy, and the polyethylene cover may give up the ghost before the frame, but it is good enough to do the job. It is important to note that it is not waterproof, however, and the zipper is poor quality.

Additionally, you have to buy anchors and tie downs to secure the canopy, as they do not come with the kit. The supplied ball straps were also not enough for all the grommets, but they are also available for purchase. It seems to the Kingpin, however, that these are necessary accessories, and should have been included. It may have meant a slightly higher price, but most people would gladly pay the extra for the convenience. Not very smart of the manufacturer, the Kingpin thinks.

Car Canopies #13. 32'x16' Heavy Duty Wedding Party Tent Canopy Carport White

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Considering the size, this is not at all a big investment for a canvas carport since it can double as a party tent. At [amazon link="B00BOGSPKQ" title="32’ x 16’, that is 512 square feet of 180g polyethylene shelter" /] over a galvanized steel frame. It has heavy duty zippers and eyelets, and comes with four storage bags for convenience. What is more important, however, is that it comes with the anchor ropes and pegs. That is what the Kingpin likes about this product, and accounts for the slightly higher price tag.

However, assembly is not a shoe-in, and the somewhat vague instructions do not help at all. The sidewalls are not waterproof, which is not too big a deal unless it really pours, and then even the seams weep a bit. The problem can easily be solved with a little sealant. Still a good buy, the Kingpin thinks.

Shelter Your Car With Car Canopies - Carports & Garages

All the products the Kingpin included in this list are multi-purpose. They are primarily to be used as carports but any port in a storm, right? If you need shade for a beach party, barbeque, or a sweet sixteen bash, many of these are good to go. Most of them are portable (kind of) so you can actually rig them to be able to set it up and break it down quickly. It does take a bit of tweaking, but it will pay dividends if you take the time to do it.

The important thing is to know what you want it to do for you when shopping around. There is nothing wrong with choosing cheap carports if it serves your purpose. If you really just want your Harley to be safe, then go for the smaller ones. If you need to protect your trailer or camper for months on end, then you might need a metal canopy.

Whatever you choose is fine by the Kingpin as long as you keep two things in mind: read the reviews above carefully and always make it a priority to decide how you are going to anchor the fabric-based canopy carports. These covers serve to catch the wind like a kite, and if you do not have the anchoring materials you need when you are assembling your kit, you may as well throw your money away. Or get ready to do as the song says “up, up, and away, on my beautiful balloon”!

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5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Carport Shade

  1. Consider the size of your carport canopy. Make sure it is large enough to fit your vehicle and any other items you may need to store.
  2. Think about the material of your cover. Choose a durable material that can withstand harsh weather conditions.
  3. Look into the installation process of your shelter. Make sure it is easy to install and requires minimal effort.
  4. Check out the warranty on your awning. Ensure that it covers any potential damages or defects.
  5. Research different brands and models of carport canopies. Compare prices, features, and reviews to find the best option for you.

ALSO: Consider adding additional accessories such as side panels or anchors for extra protection!

More Info For Readers

These practical items offer a great method to shield your car from the weather as well as a practical and fashionable storage option. You may choose one that best suits your needs because they are available in a wide range of sizes, forms, and materials. You can protect your automobile from rain, snow, hail, and other weather elements by installing a carport cover. Additionally, they offer additional shade on hot summer days. Additionally, they are simple to install and maintain; all you need are a few simple tools and a little bit of time. The best aspect is that, in comparison to other styles of carports or garages, they are rather affordable. By purchasing a carport canopy, you may avoid spending money on repairs and have piece of mind knowing that your car is shielded from the weather.

Usage Application Ideas: What Are They Good For?

There are three primary applications for these beneficial products. They offer a fantastic solution to shield your automobile from the weather, first and foremost. If you don't have access to a garage or other covered parking place, this is extremely helpful. Additionally, they can be utilized as outdoor living areas. These canopies are ideal for throwing parties or simply lounging outside with friends and family since they can accommodate several chairs and tables below. Finally, they may be utilized as short-term storage options for things like bicycles, lawnmowers, and other outdoor equipment that require weather protection. These shade items are an essential resource for anybody trying to maximize their outdoor area due to their adaptability and simplicity.

Drawbacks: What To Watch Out For

There are a few disadvantages to take into account despite the many advantages of these items. First, installing and maintaining them may be costly. You might need to hire an expert installation or buy extra supplies like anchors or poles depending on the size and kind of canopy you select. Additionally, these materials aren't generally made to withstand harsh weather conditions like strong winds or a lot of snow. This implies that if certain weather events frequently occur in your location, you might need to make extra investments or possibly replace the canopy entirely. Fortunately, these drawbacks have some workable remedies. Consider DIY kits that include all the required parts and assembly instructions if cost is a concern for installation and maintenance, for example. Additionally, purchasing a canopy especially made for harsh weather will guarantee that your carport is safeguarded from any potential harm brought on by bad weather.

By What Criteria Should They Be Evaluated?

Durability, weather resistance, cost-effectiveness, and convenience of installation are the key quantitative factors to consider while assessing these shade items. The canopy's resilience to windy conditions and other environmental factors over time serves as a gauge of its durability. The canopy's ability to block out rain, snow, and UV rays is what determines how weather-resistant it is. The canopy's cost in relation to its features and quality is compared to determine whether it is cost-effective. Finally, how fast and easily it can be set up or taken down is considered when evaluating simplicity of installation. When choosing the carport canopy that will suit your needs the best, all these things should be taken into account.

Overall Usage Experience: What You Need To Know

These dependable products are a fantastic method to shield the elements from your automobile. They offer cover from the sun and protection from snow, rain, and other inclement weather. In warmer areas, they can aid in keeping your automobile cooler. You may choose from a range of sizes and designs for these items to discover the one that is ideal for your requirements. For best stability, it's crucial to firmly anchor a carport canopy to the ground or a wall when constructing one. Additionally, be sure to review the manufacturer's instructions for the canopy's installation and upkeep. A carport canopy may survive for many years with minimum wear and tear if it is properly cared for and maintained.

Here are the general instructions for setting up one of these canopies: Make sure your canopy is the appropriate size for your carport first. The frame should next be put together and secured to the ground using stakes or anchors. Third, use bungee cords or straps to fasten the canopy cloth to the frame. Fourth, make any adjustments to the canopy's height to make sure your carport is well covered. Fifth, if desired, add any extra features like side panels or windscreens. Enjoy having a covered space for your car, to finish! You can set up a carport cover and protect your vehicle from weather-related damage by following these easy steps.

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