How to Install a Carport Canopy

What You'll Need
Measuring tape
Hand level
Ball bungees

A carport canopy is a type of tent which is used to cover a car from the sun and rain. However, even if a carport canopy is generally very light in weight, it can be a difficult job to set it up. Hence, here are some steps to follow and a list of the tools needed in order to install a basic carport canopy.

Step 1 – Lay Out the Top  Assembly

From the carport canopy kit, lay out the pipes for the top assembly. Position all the fittings in the correct place on the floor with the 3-way fittings on the ends and the 4-way fittings at the center. Check on the instruction guide to confirm you have positioned all the fittings correctly to avoid any mistakes.

Step 2 – Assemble the Top

Now that everything is correctly positioned, you can start screwing all the fittings together using a wrench. Make sure to screw them correctly and tightly. Otherwise, if the fittings don’t come with nuts, you can just set up the fittings by simply insert them in one another.

Step 3 – Attach the Tarp

Once the top assembly is ready, you can start fitting the tarp. Lay down the tarp on the top assembly and position it correctly with all the four corners in place. Now use the ball bungees to fasten the tarp with the top assembly. You should insert the ball bungees in the tarp holes, around the top frame and then pass the ball through the bungee itself to create a strong knot. Repeat the same process until you attach the tarp completely through all the holes.

Step 4 – Assemble the Leg Supports

Many carport canopies usually also have legs supports to make them  more resistant to the wind. Moreover, the legs supports ensure that the carport canopy remains parallel with the ground. These supports often consist of two metal bars, one on each side, in which you can insert the legs of the canopy. Thus, lay out the fittings from the canopy kit and attach them together by simply inserting them in one another.

Step 5 – Install the Legs

Now you  can set up the legs to finish installing the carport canopy. Insert the legs in the top assembly holes and check that every leg is vertically standing. Then grab the carport canopy and insert each leg in the holes of the legs supports. Give a last inspection to the carport canopy to assure that everything is in place by checking the fittings and that all the ball bungees are properly installed.

That’s it. Now you can park your car under your carport canopy to give it some cover from the sun and rain. However, every now and then check your carport canopy and if required, give it the proper maintenance. Thus your carport canopy remains solid and you can use it whenever you need to.