Crystal Carport May 03rd, 2018 - 10:58:35
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.
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. Of course it goes without saying, that carports of all types and sizes can also be used to protect vehicles from the elements. Metal carport kits most often come in one car or two car designs. There are also metal rv carports which are generally longer and higher than the average carport.
Carports are portable devices that act like a garage. It is used to protect cars from harsh elements. During the summer season, cars are exposed to scorching and bleaching from the heat of the sun. During the winter season, they are easily damaged by ice and snow. Strong winds brought about by typhoons can also result to damages when cars are not properly covered. Carports can also house other vehicles like a boat or truck. Others use it to store other important items also, like bulky inventories. There are wooden carports but metal is more common. Wooden carports are not durable especially when it gets wet often. Metals are more durable and sturdier.
4. 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? 5. Where will your carport be situated on your property? Try to think of the pros and cons of different potential locations before making a final decision. If the car port is beside your house you can share a mutual wall and thereby save some money. Will the carport add to the beauty of your home or detract from the appearance of your home? Perhaps it would be best for your carport to be a stand alone structure near your house or behind the house.