If you have a car and you care much about it, you might want to, well, take care of it at all times. Carports can protect your vehicle from inclement weather and also keep you from getting wet during a rainstorm. Carports not only can extend the life of your vehicle, but they can also help you save on car insurance.
One of the things to do is to make the carport design creative and unique. If you don’t have a carport in your space, or any shelter, as a matter of fact, then you’re free to design one, by using metal, wood, or any kind of material that will replace your garage.
We’re here to give you some great tips for carport designs & shelter.
Don’t separate the carport from your home
People often make this mistake, when they decide to make the carport after designing the actual house. It’s not something you should do after. It should be part of the house.
It should match your home
If your house is modern, you need to make sure that the carport is also modern. If your house is old, then you should give your carport a classic look.
It’s best to use the materials…
…that you also used to build your house. Also, make sure you take into account the weather conditions of your place. If the roof of the house is painted in red, then the roof of the carport should also be pained in red. In Autumn, and especially during rainy seasons, you should take into account the draining facility, that should be just enough to avoid water inside the carport. You can use metal or wood to build the carport. If you deal with a lot of snow, you should make your roof strong enough to survive the snow.
We recommend you aluminum or stainless steel, due to the fact that they are anti-corrosive and strong.
Make sure you have space
Before you start designing the carport, you need to make sure that you have enough space. If you want to use the carport for a parked boat, then you’ll need more than just the standard carport. If you want to use the space for a parker RV car, then you have to make some changes, too, since the height of the carport should be higher than of ones you’d usually use for a normal car.
Don’t forget to check the state bodies
In order to do the carport, you might need some permissions to do it in your space. So it’s compulsory to check your state bodies and your local ones to make sure you know all the regulations
The color should boost the impression
If you want to use the same color as you did for your home, it’s fine. If that’s not what you want, then you should use a color that will complement your home. It will help you in getting the house and the carport balanced.
Give it access to your home directly
There are many benefits of having access to your home directly from the carport. Just imagine rain. You could walk from your car to your house, and don’t feel a single drop of rain.
You can convert it any time
There’s no shame in converting the carport into, let’s say, a storage room. However, you need to take into account some design changes. Choose those that can be easily converted into other thing, like garages or workshops.