This step by step diy project is about 10×16 lean to carport roof plans. This is PART 2 of the small single car carport, where I show you how to build the lean to roof. This carport is sturdy and it will protect a small car from the elements. You can even easily modify my plans and turn it into an attached carport. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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12×24 Lean to Carport Roof Plans
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- E – 9 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 141″ long RAFTERS
- F – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 205″ long ROOF SHEETS
- G – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 141″ long, 2 pieces – 144″ long, 6 pieces – 5″ long TRIMS
- H – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 8″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 8″x48″ long, 5 pieces – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x48″ long ROOF SHEETS
- I – 230 sq ft of tar paper, 230 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 14 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′
- 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 18′
- 7 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- rafter ties
- 1 5/8″ screws
- 3 1/2″ screws
- 230 sq fr of tar paper, 230 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- wood glue, stain/paint
- wood filler
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How to build a 10×16 lean to carport roof
The first step of the project is to build the rafters for the single car carport. Therefore, you should use 2×6 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the beams and then get the job done with a saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper for a professional result.
Fit the rafters to the top of the single car carport, making sure you place them every 24″ on center. If you live in an are with heavy snows, place the rafters every 16″ on center. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses and lock them to the support beams with rafter ties.
Fit the 2×6 beams to the front and back of the carport, in order to create the overhangs. Use 3 1/2″ screws to secure the beams into place tightly.
Fit 2×6 trims to the sides of the carport, so you cover the ends of the rafters. Use 3 1/2″ screws to secure the trims into place. Align the edges with attention for a professional result.
Attach 3/4″ plywood sheets to the top of the carport. Start with the bottom left section of the carport and go up to the top. Leave no gaps between the sheets and secure them into place with 1 5/8″ screws or nails. Ideally, you should use tongue and groove roof sheets.
Install the roofing felt, starting from the bottom left of the roof. Secure the paper to the roofing, using a stapler. Make sure the tar paper overlaps at least 2”. Don’t forget to cover the top ridge with a 14” strip of paper. Start the first course of shingles with a full tab, the second with 2 1/2 tabs, the third with 2 tabs, the forth with 1 1/2 tabs, the fifth with 1 tab, the sixth with half tab and the seventh with a 3 tabs.
Last but not least, fill the holes with wood putty and let it dry out for a few hours. Sand the whole surface with sandpaper and then apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the carport and to protect the components from decay.
This project can be built in less than one week and it will serve you for many, many years in a row. This large carport is easy to build and fairly budget friendly. I recommend you to read the local building codes before starting the project, so you make sure you comply with the local building codes. Check out PART 1 of the project.
This woodworking project was about 10×16 carport lean to roof plans free. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.