20 Dec Our Favourite Types Of Carports
If you own a car, a carport is a necessary outdoor feature to protect your vehicle from the harsh Australian sun as well as heavy rains, as well as anything else the weather could throw at it. Just think what would happen to your car during a hailstorm if it isn’t parked under the safety of a carport! If you’ve never thought about installing a carport until now, you may not have realised that there are many different types and that one of them could perfectly meet your budget and needs. Here are a few of the most popular types of carports available and why they’re great for protecting your car.
- Single Skin Carports
A single skin roof is a classic choice and is the most straightforward carport style you can get, and it’s for this reason that it’s usually most affordable and easy to install. The only downfall of this design is that it might not be best for heavy weather conditions.
- Gable Carports
A traditional gable style carport has been popular in Australia for decades. The advantage to this type of carport is that due to its slope, rain can run off it easily, putting very little pressure on the carport’s structure. However, you’ll need to have a robust drainage and gutter structure in place to prevent flooding and water damage.
- Skillion Carports
A skillion carport can be freestanding or built to extend an existing patio or outdoor veranda area. If you’d like an area to park vehicles that can also be used as an outdoor entertainment area, this choice is for you. It allows sunlight and air to move through the covered area, making it great for relaxing or barbequing.
- Insulated Carports
Insulated carports integrate insulation. This keeps direct sunlight from heating your vehicle, keeping your car and its contents cool. It’s a popular choice for parents who spend plenty of time driving kids to and from school, appointments and playdates. It also withstands heavy storms, winds and harsh weather conditions well.
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