Why you should consider a carport for your property

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If you live in a home without a garage, you may feel that you have no choice but to park in the street. There is an alternative though - a lightweight carport, usually made from wood or aluminium. Here are some of the benefits of using such a structure.

Protection from the elements

Carports usually contain a roof but are open at two or more sides. This is nonetheless enough to give protection against heavy rain, hail or snow, or conversely, harsh rays from the sun which could cause your car to overheat. The structure will not be completely weatherproof, but will give far more protection than leaving it out in the open.


Having a carport next to your house means you can drive up to your door. This is a real contribution to your personal safety, particularly if you live on your own. Car thieves are also less likely to enter a carport, as it involves entering a structure next to your home rather than acting on the street where you will not know what is going on.


As well as using the carport for your vehicle, you can also use it as a storage area for tools and bulky items that need protecting from the weather, but you do not want in your house. It can also be used for bicycles or motorbikes, or other vehicles that may need somewhere to park.

Extra space

A carport can also be used as an extra room when you need it. It can be used as a children's play area, particularly if you need a shaded place in hot sun. You can also use it as a convenient place for entertaining - it makes a good spot for a barbecue if it starts raining.

Home value

Although you will be installing the carport for your own convenience, it is always worth considering that you may one day wish to move on, and you will want to get the best price possible for your home. The good news is that a carport can significantly add value to your property, as prospective buyers will see that they have somewhere they can leave their car or bike without fear of damage.

Carports are cost-effective structures that can come in a multitude of designs, and will protect your car if you don't have a garage. Just talk to a supplier about your needs.


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