A carport investment can bring many benefits to your home by continuously protecting your vehicle as well as tools like lawnmowers. Carports on the market are available in a variety of sizes. What carport size best suits your needs? You can't conclude right away.

carport design

(carport design)

To solve this confusion, we recommend that you consider some factors. In this blog, we list some thoughts and questions for you. This guide will help you decide on the size of your carport.

What do you need to consider?

Know your backyard or land

You can build a carport of any size, but all this only if you need to have enough space for the carport. If you want to build a huge carport, but your space can't fit it, this also won't work.

How many cars do you have?

If you just need a carport for parking, you need to consider how many cars will be in this carport in the future. You may also want to think about whether your family has plans to change or buy a car.

What is the type of vehicle you have?

Cars are smaller than seven-seater vans, RVs, and trucks. The type of vehicle will also affect your choice. If you need to choose an RV carport for a fifth-wheel motorhome, this carport size is larger than the average standard carport.

Do you have other needs?

We know that in addition to storing your vehicle, a carport can give you so much more. Do you have other ideas? For example, do you store dust collectors or lawnmowers in the carport? Do you want to host your family banquet in the carport? Could you possibly turn your carport into an outdoor gym?

The above questions are questions that you must consider before deciding on the size of the carport. You may overlook these issues, but this may bring hidden dangers to your next carport customization.

What are standard carport sizes?

The car carport is considered a standard carport by most families. Although RV carports are also more common, more users still use car carports.

Generally, standard carports are divided into three types: single, double, or triple carports. When you customize the carport, it can be optimized based on the standard size.

One-car carport

A single carport can accommodate a car or a truck and a very small number of household sundries and is a popular family carport option.

one-car carport

(one-car carport)

8'x16' carport, 10'x20' carport, 12'x18' carport, 13'x20' carport, 12'x25' carport are all common one-carport sizes. The height is 6 to 7 feet or 9 to 10 feet.

Two-car carport

The two-car carport is suitable for families with two cars. Typical two-car carport sizes are 20'x20' carport, 22'x20' carport, and 22'x22' carport. This two-car carport is only suitable for parking small sports cars or cars.

two-car carport                         (two-car carport)

Carports of this size are suitable for families that only need to park their vehicles. If you want extra space for other uses, a 24'x25' carport is a better choice.

Three-car carport

The three-car carport is large carport. These carports range in width from 26 feet to 30 feet. A 26-foot-wide carport can accommodate up to three small sedans without much room to move. If you need extra storage space, we recommend choosing a wider carport.

three-car carport                         (three-car carport)

If you need to park a large car like an SUV, you can choose a custom carport, which will better meet your actual needs. A carport servicer will fabricate a unique carport to your exact specifications.

If the standard carport meets your needs, the above carport dimensions can be used as your reference. Quictent offers you portable 10'x20' carports, heavy-duty 10'x20' carport, and 13'x20' carport shed that can park a car and store a few items.

How tall should a carport be?

A standard carport should be at least 7 to 8 feet high, though 12 feet is fine. A carport height of 8 to 12 feet is suitable for most vehicles.

Choose carport size based on vehicle type

If what you need is not car storage, but RV storage or commercial storage. Then you need to refer to other information.

Carport for commercial storage

To store a lift truck or other large vehicle, you'll need extra carport height. For tall vehicles like box trucks, you'll need to add 10 to 14 feet of extra height. For your carport to have side heights for doors with a lot of vertical space, you need to accurately measure the highest point of the vehicle and add at least 5 to 6 feet to the height.

RV storage

When choosing an RV carport, in addition to the length, width, and height of the RV itself, pay attention to accessories such as additional antennas and roof-mounted air conditioners. To allow enough room for these fixtures, you'll need to add more height to the carport.

Choose a carport size based on your family's needs

Storage is only one of the uses of carports. Metal carports and portable garages can be used for other purposes as well.

Additional equipment

In addition to vehicles, some families are equipped with additional items such as solar panels, automatic alarm systems, surveillance cameras, and security locks. These devices will add length, height, and width to the vehicle. If you wish to add similar equipment, you should consider these when choosing the right size carport.

Boat covers

Both metal carports and portable car canopies can be used to protect boats. When customizing such a carport, you will also need to consider the length and width of the boat.

boat carport canopy

(boat carport canopy)

Picnic area 

Enjoy the pleasures of a picnic with family and friends in your backyard shelter! Your carport should be designed to be as wide as possible.

Livestock shelter

Do you keep your cattle, horses, or chickens and ducks in your carport? What is the number of them? How much space will these animals take up?

Outdoor kitchen or gym

An outdoor kitchen or gym allows you to enjoy life in your yard year -round. A cramped carport will not allow you to feel comfortable. You need a custom-built large carport.


The carport size you should choose is the most suitable size for you. The type of vehicle, the number of vehicles, the purpose of use, and the floor space are all factors you should consider when choosing the size of your carport. The carport is worth the long-term investment, and you need to consider as many factors as possible upfront to make your investment more meaningful.