Crystal Carport April 05th, 2018 - 12:45:50
Metal carport kits are the cheapest and easiest way of constructing a new carport. The kits come with full and detailed instructions and most can be constructed with a day or two using only the most basic of household tools. These pre-fab carport kits are generally made out of steel or aluminum and come with everything you will need to complete the construction process. 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.
The delineation between house and carport should not be clearly marked or it will look like the carport is not an integral part of your house. You want your home and carport to look as though they blend together as one. Another reason is related to functionality of the roof line. If you live in an area that has a great deal of annual snow fall you will want to make sure that the ice will not gather between your house and the carport. In the spring thaw, the runoff melted snow will need a clear and direct path to escape to the ground. You do not want the water from the melted ice to puddle against your home. Exposing your masonry work to standing water is a sure way to prematurely age and damage your brick work.
Car owners care so much about their vehicles and are willing to pay the price just to keep them away from harsh conditions of the environment. They look for ways to keep their means of transportation from being damaged. Since not every home is built with a garage and not all car owners can afford to have their own garages at home, they look for alternative solutions to protect their cars. And the solution is a carport. Carports are structures specifically designed for the purpose of protecting cars, vans, trucks and other types of vehicles. These structures are constructed in a free standing position. Some exceptions are mounted on a wall. A carport does not have a complete wall enclosure unlike other structures. Carports are basically intended for car owners who want to have their vehicles protected.
2. 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. 3. 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.