Making a Safe, Secure & Dry Place for Your Cars
Today we will discuss with you the value and importance that building a carport brings to your home. They are much more affordable and cost-effective than building a garage and we will let you know why below. Learn about the benefits of building a carport from this specialised guide.
To begin with, leaving your vehicle parked outside exposed to the elements will only lead to the depreciation value of your car. When a car is parked in a garage or underneath a carport you offer it protection from all of the various elements. Things like rain, dust, hail, snow and other weather will not damage your vehicle when it is housed under a carport. Another great feature to a carport is that it makes your vehicle less visible which will help in deterring would-be thieves. There are a lot more reasons on why you should go ahead with building a carport and we shall continue on with more of the great benefits below.
For those on a budget, the advantage of installing a carport over a garage is big. One of the biggest advantages of building a carport is that it may only cost you a few hundred dollars to cover one car. When it comes to building a garage that protects only one vehicle you will be looking into thousands of dollars associated with costs, materials, contractors and other expenses.
Building a garage is a very large undertaking as it is a very big project. You will more than likely have to hire a contractor to complete the job for you. When you invite strangers into your home you do not know what you could be getting yourself into. Many garages naturally connect to high-traffic areas of your home which means you will have construction workers walking through your home as part of the building process. When you opt to use a carport instead you won’t need any builders to enter your home. Building a garage will naturally take a few weeks for contractors and builders to put everything together. Whereas when you choose to use a carport you typically will not need to hire anyone as you and a friend can easily complete the task in under a day or two.
Another problem that is often associated with building a garage is that you may have to appeal to governing bodies over home development to get your project permitted. Whenever you are going to do a major home improvement it is best to get the project approved ahead of time as to prevent any problems and hassles associated with paperwork and associated legalities in your municipality.
A benefit of choosing a carport is that they are much more aesthetically pleasing to look at then a garage. A garage tends to take up a lot of space and is large and imposing which ends up making your home look much smaller when you add it as an addition. However, a carport structure has a much more open feeling and is much smaller and takes up a lot less space and is typically visually more appealing to look at.
A carport also gives you more options then a garage will. You can host outdoor parties and put in picnic tables, a BBQ and chairs to hose family get-togethers and host parties for friends. You can both protect your guests from the hot sunlight or you can prevent them from getting wet during rainy days. A carport can be used for all sorts of things and you are only limited by your creativity and imagination. A carport does not have to be strictly just for storing vehicles.
You can even go as far as to decorate your carport. You can place seasonal plants along the edges so that they can grow up the support beams. You can also do other things like hang plants, flowers, and lights. There are virtually unlimited options you can choose from when it comes to decorating your carport and making it more comfortable. You can even add walls to it if you choose. Like we stated before you are only limited by your creativity and imagination.
Unlike a garage, most timber carports are portable. This means that you can bring it with you on camping trips or even if you move to another home. With a garage, it is in a permanent position and you don’t have the option of bringing it with you for added comfort and shelter from the elements. We hope this article has helped you in learning more about the benefits of carports. They may not be for everyone but for many homeowners, a carport is a preferable attachment to their home rather than a garage. The benefits of using a carport outweigh any negatives and they are portable and cost-effective for those on a budget.
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