There are very few home improvements projects that are as rewarding as the installation of a single carport. The term single stands for the fact that it is intended to shelter one regular sized vehicle. You can however, just as easily find carports in sizes even large enough to fit a truck or RV. Single carports usually come in kits which are specifically easy enough so that the average person can follow the directions and install. In most cases, all you will need is a screwdriver, hammer, and wrench for assembly and installation. Open single car carports are the easiest to install because they usually consist of a roof and some support beams.
Carports are usually made of sturdy durable materials that can handle exposure to the elements day after day. Most modern carports are however, usually made with some kind of metal support even the ones that consist of mostly wood and vinyl. Metal materials that are made of mostly steel are more expensive to purchase but you are basically paying for a structure that is durable even under the most extreme conditions and for a much longer time. A single car carport made entirely of steel is an expensive investment but in return you will never have to spend another penny on that structure because it won't even need a coat of paint after many years of exposure to the elements.
If you are interested in buying one car carport, make sure you pay very close attention to the dimensions of the structure to make sure that it will provide ample coverage for your car as well as fit the space you have available on your property. You will also have to decide if you want an open or enclosed shelter. The advantages of a fully enclosed shelter is that it provides ultimate protection for your car as well as the additional benefit of having an area that can be secured and locked up at night or while you are away from your home.