Calling in the Contractors

Calling in the Contractors

No Garage? Consider the Outstanding Benefits of Carports

by Frank Elliott

Although a garage is one of the most convenient spaces in a house, not all residences will have this room. Thus, some people may decide to construct their own, but they do not bear in mind that garages are usually planned for when the blueprints of a house are being conceptualised. Therefore, choosing to add this as an extension could end up affecting your neighbours or may not even be allowed by your home owners association. Rather than leave your vehicle parked on the street, you may want to contemplate investing in a carport. Below are a few of the outstanding benefits of carports that you could consider:

A carport will provide shelter from the elements

Your vehicle requires shelter from the elements all year round. The reason for this is the changing weather patterns can have adverse effects on your car, which would significantly depreciate its value. Some of the damages that your vehicle would be at risk of due to direct exposure to the elements include:

  • The deterioration of your car battery due to consistently high temperatures
  • The disintegration of your tyres from high heat
  • The depletion of fluids due to evaporation
  • The adding of your paint job due to ultraviolet exposure
  • The deterioration of your spark plugs due to freezing temperatures

By investing in a carport, you ensure that no matter how severe the weather gets, your vehicle will have a degree of protection.

A carport can enhance the utility of your property

Carports may be designed to provide shelter for vehicles, but this does not mean they have to be exclusively used for this application. Purchasing a carport for your vehicle also gives you the chance of making better use of your yard. Your carport can help you in creating a convenient outdoor space, which can be particularly handy during the summer when people tend to host parties and barbeques. Since these structures are portable, you can disassemble the carport and put it back together wherever you find appropriate on your property.

A carport is highly affordable

Hands down, investing in a carport would be cheaper than having to build a new garage for your home. Moreover, depending on your needs, you have the option of choosing to attach the carport to your home or choose a prefabricated, free-standing alternative. Purchasing gutters and posts to secure the carport would be significantly cheaper than buying construction materials for a garage build.


About Me

Calling in the Contractors

Hello! My name is Andy and I have recently finished building my dream home by the ocean. I have always loved swimming and surfing in the sea so the idea of living by the beach has always appealed to me. I used to live in a small apartment but I worked hard and saved as much cash as I could. By the time I reached the age of 47, I finally had the funds to build my dream home. I called in a team of construction contractors who built my house. They were really great guys and I picked up a lot of knowledge during the months they were working with me. I will share some of the knowledge here.