Advantages of Using a Carport

A carport provides shelter for your vehicle. People and pets aren’t the only things that need shelter from the elements. Besides a home, an automobile is usually considered to be one of the more important investments you make. A carport is a shelter constructed from metals or steel. It tends to take the place of a garage. Here are some of the advantages of using a carport.

Advantage #1: Weather Safety

A carport can keep your car far away from the elements, whether harmful summer rays, winter snow, sleet or rain. A carport usually has a roof and sometimes it even has sides. However, it is not typically fully enclosed.

Advantage #2: Helpfulness for Singles

A carport can be helpful for people who live alone. Carports usually sit close to the home. Therefore, pulling up and into a carport and parking closer to the front door would be safer than parking on the street.

Advantage #3: Protection against Burglars

Parking your car under the carport may also shield it from vandalism or other random attacks. Burglars or perpetrators are usually less inclined to enter a carport close to the home.

Advantage #4: Additional Space

You can use carports as outdoor porches if you need extra space.

Advantage #5: Other Vehicle Storage

You can also use a carport to park boats, trailers, snowmobiles, ATVs, motorcycles and other methods of transportation for which you don’t have room in your garage.

Advantage #6: Shade

You may use a carport as a play area for children or shaded areas for adults.

Advantage #7: Organization

If you install a carport with walls, it may also serve as an extra storage unit for tools, boxes and other items.

Advantage #8: Convenience

Because most carports are open areas, they do not have doors. Ultimately, the lack of a door can be more convenient when you come home with grocery bags or other items you need to carry inside. A carport can also save on energy and electricity.

Advantage #9: Added Home Value

If your home does not have a garage and you decide to sell it, buyers might consider it a disadvantage. At least with a carport, prospective home hunters will see they can park their car, motorcycle or boat on the grounds rather than the street.

Advantage #10: No More Storage Units

A carport could save from having to rent a storage unit.

Code Compliance:

Before you decide to call in a professional like SBF INTERIORS AND OUTDOOR SOLUTIONS LIMITED, check with your city or homeowners association for zoning ordinances or for what is allowed in the neighborhood. Some communities require permits and proof of plans.