This detached carport is a nice more economical alternative to a completely maintenance free design. We cut back the existing asphalt driveway and placed our pressure treated post on footings that were at a normal footing depth and then backfilled with gravel and a top coat of fresh asphalt. The structure was designed to fit the home owners new SUV and is a match to the existing home. Dimensional 30 year shingles will keep the vehicle from the weather. Vinyl siding on the gables and the ceiling along with wrapped beams and cornice work mean that any future owner will never have to paint.