Carports offer a whole host of benefits to homeowners and business owners, not only will a carport create a safe, covered area for you to park your car it will also add extra value to your home, business, or even in the community. We have listed below the main benefits of having a carport to help you choose whether you would get enough use out of a carport to justify having one.
Protection from the weather – Keeping your car under cover will help protect it from weather damage such as paint fading from the sun’s UV rays and hailstones causing damage.
Convenient and time-saving – A carport will also dramatically reduce your car from becoming covered in snow or ice on those wintery mornings when you would usually have to brave the bitter weather and remove snow or ice from your car. This, therefore, saves you time which is particularly ideal if you ever find yourself in a rush in the mornings.
Cost-effective – Carports are a cost-effective way to protect and store your car, they are generally cheaper to purchase and install than garages.
Quick installation – Q carport can be installed and connected in just a few days. Also, depending on your local authority and the size of your carport, you most likely will not need planning permission, whereas garages would usually need planning permission.
Multiple-use – Carports don’t have to just store cars; you can store your motor home or touring caravan under it when not in use. Motorbikes, boats, trailers, and any other vehicle that will fit underneath can also be stored under a carport for storage purposes or simply as a sheltered parking area. Carports can also be used as a sheltered entertaining area for events such as BBQs and outdoor dinner parties.
Location – With a garage, you don’t have great flexibility as to where it is situated. However, with a carport you can choose to have it anywhere that it will fit! (providing that you can reach it with your car) You could even install a carport adjacent to your garage or directly bolted on the existing wall as an extension to your house or garage.
Design – Carports can be designed to match your house in materials and colors.
Safety – For elderly or single home owners, a carport can make them feel safer when getting in or out of their cars as carports are generally situated next to or near a front door. This makes the driver feel safe as they don’t have to walk far and being under a carport would make them feel closer to their home rather than the outside.
Added home value – As with most home improvements, adding a carport to your property will make the value go up and it will also make your property more attractive to prospective buyers when it comes to selling.
Where Can You Use a Carport?
Carports are easy to assemble and use just about anywhere, require minimal maintenance, and provide a simple shade and storage solution with plenty of benefits for everyone. There are several ways you can use a carport at home, at your business, or in a community setting:
Carport for the Home
A carport can be placed on your driveway, patio, or backyard space to help protect your vehicle from Mother Nature when you don’t have an option to store a vehicle indoors. Instead of exposing your car, truck, or boat to potential exterior damage, a carport will provide protection from rain, sleet, snow, and sun.
But carports are so much more than just a vehicle storage solution. Carports can provide an attractive shade or awning over your deck, patio, yard, and more. These structures are versatile and attractive enough to incorporate into your outdoor space without looking bulky or unnatural.
A Carport for Work
Whether you work outdoors or in an office, there are many ways that you can use a carport.
Contractors can use a carport to create an outdoor workspace. Whether you work on cars or in construction, a carport can provide a shaded and weather-protected workspace for your outdoor endeavor.
A carport can give your business location or an office park a much-needed shaded area where employees can enjoy their lunch, coffee breaks, or host an office party outdoors.
A Carport in the Community
From apartments and condos to parks and schools, a carport can serve a variety of community uses.
Carports can be used to provide shade at parks, beaches, schools, and residential communities. For example, carports can be used to shelter picnic pavilions, playground equipment, and spectator seating areas. They can also be used in private and public parking lots to create protected parking areas.
Whether at schools, parks, airports, or on city sidewalks, municipalities can also use carports to shelter bus stops and other transportation pick-up and drop-off areas.