Lean to carport houses are stunningly beautiful and functional. A lean to offers ample space to act as a shelter from the rain, a rest area, a place to have a picnic, a garage or even for an RV. Add in a 30 amp connection, and you can easily store your RV.
Separate lean to carports are common, but we’re seeing an emergence of lean to carport houses.
What is a Lean to Carport Attached to a House?
Lean to carports hang on the side of buildings, offering a strong and durable space to protect against the elements. Many lean to owners choose these structures to protect their RVs, boats or other expensive vehicles because they’re highly resistant to wind and rain.
Depending on your needs, your lean to can be:
- Fully enclosed
- Partially open
Prefabricated structures allow you to have your building erected quickly, ensure high-quality construction and offer the benefit of metal construction. The main difference between a basic lean to carport and a lean to carport house is that a house comes attached to the carport structure.
Additional living space allows you to reside in the space and park your RV, boat or regular auto in or under the carport.
Featured Lean to Carport House
Nestled in Grande Livingston, Texas is a lean to carport attached to a house. This single-family property is a stunning example of a lean two, offering a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom building, 1,510 square feet of space and a half-acre of land.
The carport itself is 12’ x 30’ and includes 30 amp service, making it an ideal RV carport with lean to.
Inside of the living space, you’ll find:
- Massive storage space
- Hidden storage areas
- Stainless steel appliances
- Granite countertops
- Kitchen island
- Walk-in showers
- So much more
The benefits of combining a carport and a house are immense.
Key Benefits of Lean to Carport Structures
A lean to carport has a lot of benefits. You can certainly have a garage built with an apartment on top, but the structure will not offer you the same perks of a lean to. When you invest in a lean to carport, you benefit in the following ways:
#1 Prefabricated Structures
Prefab lean to carport houses offer exceptional strength and durability. DIY kits allow you to install the structure yourself and save a lot of money in the process. However, you can find many manufacturers who will also install a lean to carport for you.
Prefabrication offers numerous advantages:
- Weather is taken out of the construction process, ensuring that the components and kits you purchase are fabricated as quickly as possible.
- Components are not left out in the elements.
- Quality assurance is higher, reducing the risk of component defects.
#2 Inexpensive Construction
Along with prefabrication, the manufacturer reduces waste drastically, passing these cost savings on to the customer. You’ll find many lean to carports for great prices. For example, a 36’ x 21’ x 10’ steel building with two lean-tos attached to it starts at just $12,238 at Carport.com.
In terms of cost, you won’t be able to build a stick-built structure that can match a metal building’s:
On top of the cheaper cost, these structures offer exceptional strength.
#3 Wind, Snow, Water and Sun Protection
Metal lean to carports are strong, offering large open spaces that are designed to withstand intense wind, snow, water and sun. Many buildings have a wind rating of 90 MPH or higher, but these thresholds will depend on the manufacturer.
You can confidently store your auto, boat, RV or other vehicle underneath the carport.
Higher ceiling heights allow for RVs and taller vehicles to fit in the carport, whereas similar structures will not offer this convenience.
#5 Enclosed and open Options
Enclosed and open lean-tos are available to meet your needs better. Open lean-tos are protected on the roof only, but since they’re part of the carport house, they’re still protected on one side.
If you want an enclosed space for maximum protection and storage flexibility, there is a lean to available to meet your needs.
Many homeowners use these structures as a garage, but others will use them for gatherings, similar to an oversized gazebo, where they have barbeques or gather outside.
#6 Customization Options
A lean to carport stucture can be customized to meet your needs. Most structures have some degree of customization, with options to choose:
- Enclosure or open options
Working with the fabricator, you’re sure to find a lean to option that will meet your needs perfectly.
#7 Long Warranty Periods
Warranty periods often extend to the structure’s:
- Rust, with many manufacturers offering a 20-year warranty
- Wind, up to a certain wind speed warranty
- Workmanship warranty of varying lengths
Many manufacturers provide a varying roof warranty, with many providing a 50-year warranty. You’ll need to confirm this with the manufacturer of your structure.
Financing options are starting to become more common, with many manufacturers offering financing for qualified customers or already having agreements in place with numerous vendors. If you want a lean to and don’t have the money upfront, there are options available to help you cover these costs.
An RV carport with lean to is a stunning piece of craftsmanship. Add in living space, and the lean to provides shelter for your vehicle(s) or other equipment, flexibility and strength. In areas with high winds, heavy rain or an abundance of sun, the shelter can offer a place for storage, a picnic or a gathering.