Carports – Pros, Cons And People’s Opinion On Them

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Carports are covered structures with one or two walls maximum and they can be attached to a house or just standing on its own. Carports can provide shelter from the weather and at the same time not leave a big hole in the pocket.

The advantages of a carport

The cost of a carport is only half of how much it would cost for a garage and since a carport is not meant to be lived in, there are no strict regulations and approvals, you’ll need before getting a carport. No more wall proofing against the fire like the rest of the house.
Another great advantage is that you can buy a kit that comes with everything you need to build it on your own in just a day.

A car inside the carport will be well protected from the sun’s direct power getting to keep its paint untouched. Also, in case of storms and powerful winds the carport’s roof will take the fall of branches or even trees. We all know how important the ventilation is and in a carport you’ll have plenty of it and natural.

Thanks to the much simpler structure of a carport, anyone can build it in no longer than a weekend. That’s got to say something; I mean getting immediate protection for your car in an inexpensive way is quite a bargain.

The disadvantages of a carport

Unfortunately a carport can only shelter maximum 2 cars and it is still exposed not having all its four walls and a locked door so you can’t store anything in it, but if you do though, remember the carport can be very easy access for animals that are curious.

A garage has the advantage of being safer not only for the cars but for many other things you’d have to store in and it can easily be turned into a room if there’s a need but it requires a lot more time to finish it and money to build it. Not to mention all the approvals you’d have to get and meet all the requirements before even thinking to make one and in this case I’d say a carport comes like the better option.

What do people say about carports?

Neighborhood Associations are worried about the full aspect of a home so they prefer the farm sheds. This one can easily be attached to the back of the house for instance and not ruin the aspect of the front side like a big garage would. Some cities have created ordinances to reduce the mass and scales of a home.

Depending on everyone’s needs a carport can be all they would want. Just because there isn’t space enough to store other things in a carport doesn’t mean that its cheapness to build and no headaches with the papers should be overlooked. Take into consideration the area where you live, the neighbors, the temperature and how big or how many vehicles you have to shelter before deciding for a carport.