A carport is a covered structure used to offer limited protection to vehicles, primarily cars, from the elements.
You have probably seen some cars drive by with a scorched hood. Well that is one of the unforgiving nature of Australia’s sun when you leave your vehicle to soak under it for too long. And that’s why a carport is a good choice when you need to shelter your vehicle from the elements.
Why choose a carport over a garage?
Well surprisingly, a carport has many benefits over a garage. Here we point out just some of the great advantages of choosing an open shelter instead of a garage.
A basic garage can cost thousands of dollars but a basic shelter that is high in quality can be obtained for just hundreds. Carports are a good way to save money if you really can’t afford to take a loan. If you are thinking that a garage can provide extra space for all your tools and other equipment then consider an inexpensive shed instead. That way you could use the money you save for a neat drive way or maybe even a new roof?
A carport is portable. You can disassemble it and take it with you if you decide to move to a new home. Moving a garage is not that practical nor does it pay off.
Carports come in different sizes and prices so choosing one that suites your home and your budget has been made easy. It only takes a couple of days to set up a good quality carport that will help improve the quality of your vehicle for many years to come.
Where it is placed and how it is designed? It’s up to you! You could attach it to your house so you don’t catch the rain when walking to your car or it could be freestanding in place most suitable for you. There are many options available when considering the floor of your carport. Starting from something simple as dirt or grass and going all the way with something attractive like tiled concrete. You are not limited to roofing either. Popular choices are gablets as they really compliment and help you mach the carport to your home. The structure could be metal, timber, polycarbonate, colorbond, zincalume or even tiles. Take your pick. For more privacy we can even semi-close your carport with a roll up or tilt up door.
You can decorate your carport in many different and unique ways to add value and looks to your home. Hang baskets of flowers or plant some around the carport. And why not park your car on the street for a couple of hours and arrange some tables under your carport. Now you can have a nice get together with friends and enjoy a nice day under the shade.
Some home owners decide to use their carports to store boats, trailers, snowmobiles, quad bikes or other types of transportation equipment the garage is already occupied. Some even get a new carport right next to the one they use for their car.
Added home value
One day you might decide to sell your home and move to another place. Buyers might consider a place to store a vehicle an advantage over having to park on the street. This creates more value to your home.
If you think a carport is something that you can’t store anything else but a vehicle then consider adding walls to your carport. Then it is almost identical to a garage but for a fraction of the price.