The ultimate protection for any vehicle is an enclosed, locked garage. In the absence of a garage or a similar structure, consider investing in a carport. Typically a carport is a roofed structure with open sides, and it’s designed to be incredibly versatile. It can be moved if needed, or built onto to make a larger space for a bigger vehicle or even multiple vehicles. Much like an awning provides protection and shade for a porch, and a beach umbrella provides shade and protection from the sun’s UV rays, a carport will protect your vehicle from storms, UV ray damage, and droppings from birds.
Garages can be incredibly expensive to build, and require all sorts of permits and extensive construction. A carport, on the other hand, increases your home’s property value without necessarily causing you so much expense. And, carports don’t require as much space as a garage. If you have an open area adjacent to your home, if it’s wide enough for your vehicle with some room to spare, then it is most likely wide enough to accommodate a carport.
Today’s carport builders, such as Softwoods Carports, can create custom carports that blend in seamlessly with your home and other surrounding structures. Gone are the temporary looking carports of days past. Today’s carports can be made so that they look just like a garage – complete with a door that comes down in the front.
Consider adding a carport to your home in order to increase your home’s value and protect a sometimes equally expensive investment: your vehicle. Damage from heavy rain, hail, falling branches, and the sun’s strong rays are all too apparent on vehicles that aren’t housed in a garage or carport. Make sure your vehicle doesn’t take on the same look by building a carport, or having a carport built for you! Carports can be designed out of many types of wood and metal supplies, they can be covered with shingles and siding, or even with paint. So no matter what your home looks like, you have the potential to create a carport that matches it perfectly.