In some areas, a garage is a ubiquitous and necessary part of the home. It’s more than just a storage space for automobiles, but also where we can store, y’know, everything else from tools and old Christmas decorations to paint cans and chest freezers.
The original need for garages came because, back in ye olden days, early models of cars were prone to rust. And some didn’t even have roofs. So getting your car indoors and out of the vicious elements of weather was absolutely crucial. Thankfully, that’s not quite so important in these modern times; cars are a lot more durable. And with that has come the rise of the carport.
There are tons of advantages to getting a carport, rather than installing a garage. And we’re going to take a look at the pros now, starting with…
Building a garage which adjoins your property can be a pretty expensive venture. But getting your hands on a carport for your home will be far cheaper – probably around half the price of a garage.
A garage is typically subject to planning permission and other regulations, due to the fact that it’s a structural building. That means it’ll also need to be fire-proof too. Since a carport isn’t covered in the same way, it doesn’t require planning permission.
It’s not just seriously convenient in terms of constructing a carport. It’s also convenient when parking your car. There are no garage doors to crank open, or automatic key-fobs to point at precisely the right angle in order to gain access. You just pull up and park inside. Easy!
Ok, you may not need to insulate your car in the same way that owners of the Model T had to, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t leave your vehicle totally unprotected. A carport offers awesome protection from the rain, sun and snow, keeping your car secure from the harsher weather.
Sure, you could park your car under your brand new carport, but it’s not an absolute requirement – and no-one’ll tear it down if you don’t. Just like a garage, a carport can be used for multiple activities. Fancy lounging out in the shade on a summer’s day, or inviting your friends and family over for a barbeque? Then the carport’s got you covered.
Even if you have a garage, you can still make full use of a carport. Building one just outside of your garage means you’ll instantly benefit from the extra space this yields, particularly if you have more than one car.
Where are you likely to find a garage? At the side of a house, right? But with a carport, you can place it pretty much anywhere on your property – so long as you can, y’know, actually park your car under it.
You know which vehicles you can typically store in garages? Cars. A small van or truck too, depending on the size. And that’s about it. Carports aren’t limited to just the standard family saloon though. Caravans, trailers, bikes are all good to go. You could even stash a boat in there too, if you fancy it.
It’s not just garages and gardens which add value to your home. A carport will also bump up the valuation, so it’s not just a great way to store your vehicles, but also a great investment for the future. That’s pretty handy if you’re looking to sell your house.
Reckon a carport could be for you? Then we can definitely help. Our carports are made of the highest possible quality, tough, durable and come in a range of sizes. As premium suppliers of carports, garage doors, flat roofing and double glazing in Stoke on Trent and beyond we’re your one-stop shop. So why not contact us on 0800 066 5644 for a free quotation and see how we can help you?