Suppose you’ve got more cars than you have space for, lucky you! In this case, you might want to get a carport. Yes, like an airport, but for your car.
It’s a feasible option if you don’t want to invest too much or create a permanent structure. Or maybe you simply don’t have enough space for a second garage. A carport is the simplest solution. And it can be sustainable too!
Types of Carports
Great for family vacations. If you’re a big happy bunch that needs to take multiple cars while traveling, you can protect your treasure with portable carports. Camping has never been safer (for your cars, at least!).
You install these structures in your homes when you want a permanent solution. Permanent carports should be preferred over garages if you live in regions that don’t experience extreme weather. If you want open, multipurpose spaces that can double as play areas, permanent carports are the way.
Carports can extend out of your house’s infrastructure so that your car is always adjacent to your house. Having a carport so close to the main building of your home makes it an unattractive option for burglars. That’s always a plus.
Open-sided Carports vs. Closed Carports
Closed carports work much like garages. They’ll cover your cars completely. As the name suggests, open-sided carports are open on all four sides. They are supported by beams and give you a full view of your beauty. These are ideal if you don’t get a lot of rain, but they get suffocatingly hot.
Materials and Their Advantages
These are sturdy and can withstand brutal weather. Steel and aluminum are most frequently used for their rust-free properties. They are malleable and can be styled according to your taste.
Used more often for portable carports, fabrics are perfect temporary shades for your cars.
PVC and Plastic
The least expensive of the lot, plastic and PVC carports are also easy to maintain and replace. They can be designed variously.
These are great for a unique look. They are durable but can be quite expensive, especially if you need the carport to cover more than a couple of cars.
When to Avoid Carports
When You Don’t Want Protection
Your patio weathers it all: the harsh UV rays from the sun, the rain, the snow, the hail. Why not give it a little break? If you don’t want to be able to step outside the house at all when the weather is even slightly uncooperative, don’t get this quick fix.
If You Don’t Want to Increase Property Value
Maybe you’ve got it all and don’t know what to do with all your richesyou’ve. Don’t get a carport if you don’t want to take the easiest way to make your property more valuable.
When You Don’t Want Extra Storage
Carports can provide extra space that you can use to store things. This can be great if you don’t have a garage. But if you already have unlimited space, don’t get one.
If You’re Trying To Avoid The Shade During Dry Summers
It’s not just about the shade. If you don’t want your children to play outside or don’t want a relaxing area for you and your friends to let your air down, you can avoid getting this installed.
Carports are easy and effective solutions for protecting your property and increasing its value. And, of course, wouldn’t you enjoy having a fun hangout spot for relaxed evenings so close to home?