Carports. Saturday , October 14th , 2017 - 05:44:02 AM
What is the purpose or the car port? What needs will be served by the carport? Carports generally provide shelter for a car. However, other people use carports as a porch cover or a shaded playing area for their children. Is the carport intended to protect the car from the sun or is it to protect from the snow? Are walls necessary to achieve your intended purposes ie. prevent wind and/or snow drifts? Are you expecting to store things safely in the carport. Will you need an area for cupboards? Make a list of goals you want to meet with your carport.
Size also matters when choosing the carport for your needs. There are carports just enough to accommodate one car. But if you have more vehicles, you can choose a bigger sized carport capable of protecting three or more cars. There are even carports which can accommodate trucks or buses.
Carport construction material. Do you want the carport to compliment your house (which might cost extra money in lumber and brick)? Many people prefer wooden carports but most pre-fab kits are only available in steel. Do you need the strength of a steel carport or will aluminum suffice?