Carports offer a whole host of benefits to home owners, not only will a carport create a safe, covered area for you to park your car it will also add extra value to your home. We have listed below the main benefits of having a carport to help you choose whether you would get enough use out of a carport to justify buying one.
Protection from the weather – Keeping your car under cover will help protect it from weather damage such as paint fading from the sun’s UV rays and hailstones causing damage.
Convenient and time saving – A carport will also dramatically reduce your car from becoming covered in snow or ice on those wintery mornings when you would usually have to brave the bitter weather and remove snow or ice from your car. This therefore saves you time which is particularly ideal if you ever find yourself in a rush in the mornings.
Cost effective – Carports are a cost effective way to protect and store your car, they are generally cheaper to purchase and install than garages.
Quick installation – Q carport can be installed and connected in just a few days. Also, depending on your local authority and the size of your carport, you most likely will not need planning permission, whereas garages would usually need planning permission.
Multiple use – Carports don’t have to just store cars, you can store your motor home or touring caravan under it when not in use. Motorbikes, boats, trailers and any other vehicle that will fit underneath can also be stored under a car port for storage purposes or simply as a sheltered parking area. Carports can also be used as a sheltered entertaining area for events such as BBQ’s and outdoor dinner parties.
Location – With a garage, you don’t have great flexibility as to where it is situated. However, with a carport you can choose to have it anywhere that it will fit! (providing that you can reach it with your car) You could even install a carport adjacent to your garage or directly bolted on the existing wall as an extension to your house or garage.
Design – Carports can be designed to match your house in materials and colours.
Safety – For elderly or single home owners, a carport can make them feel safer when getting in or out of their cars as carports are generally situated next to or near a front door. This makes the driver feel safe as they don’t have to walk far and being under a carport would make them feel closer to their home rather than the outside.
Added home value – As with most home improvements, adding a carport to your property will make the value go up and it will also make your property more attractive to prospective buyers when it comes to selling.
Solar PV – Last but not least carports can be equipped with Solar PV panels to power your home and EV
Author: Mark Maurice, Solisco Ltd.