alyse heskett. Carports. May 17th , 2017.
Stand alone metal carports can be used as a gazebo or picnic area shelter in your backyard or at your cottage. If a double carport is used then as many as 4 picnic tables can fit underneath the roof. In the alternative, a few picnic tables plus a BBQ area would comfortably fit underneath a double carport. The addition of some plain netting or screen can keep the mosquitos out. With the right protection from the elements, outdoor gatherings can proceed in any type of weather or conditions.
When you choose a company that provides custom-designed carports, you have great flexibility in the design and size of your carport. If you want a carport that provides parking for numerous cars and even for RVs, it is possible to achieve this with a carport. You can also choose add-ons such as breezeways to work in conjunction with your carports and to create even more value.
What building permit requirements and possible building restrictions exist in your community. Do you have a copy of the local building codes? Are you even allowed to build a carport on your property? For aesthetic and preservation purposes many heritage communities severely restrict additions to existing structures. There are costs and waiting periods associated with obtaining building permits so make sure you know what these are before you start to build.
There are generally 2 basic types of metal carports. There are stand alone carports and car ports that attach to your house or another structure. Within these 2 general categories of carports there are some sub-categories that pertain to the type of roof. Those carports that are stand alone carports tend to have shed or gable roves. Those carports that attach to the house tend to be flat roof carports or single slope or lean to carports. All types of carports serve specific purposes and none are better than the others.