Many Americans currently live with their cars sitting outside and exposed to the natural elements such as rain, snow, hail, debris, and so on.
Cars are a major purchase for anyone, and the last thing you want to do is have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on major repairs that easily could have been avoided had the car been kept protected.
This is where owning a carport comes in. If you have a car that you can’t keep in your garage for whatever reason, a carport will be a very wise investment.
Here are the top five benefits to owning a carport:
1. Protection From The Weather
The first and most obvious benefit to owning a carport is that you get to keep your vehicle and anything else you store under the carport protected from inclement weather like sleet, rain, hail, winds, snow, or the summer rays.
Even though carports are usually not fully enclosed, they will keep your vehicle(s) protected with a roof and sometimes with walls as well.
2. You Can Store Other Items
Besides your car, additional items you can store under your carport include ATV’s, trailers, boats, snowmobiles, motorcycles, UTV’s, and RV’s.
3. They Can Go With You
So long as you go with a portable carport, you will be able to take that with you when you move to an entirely new location. The same can’t be said of garages or even with most storage sheds.
4. It’s Cost Effective
Carports are a far more cost-effective option than a garage, shed, or barn. Carports are also considered to be a temporary building, meaning that you shouldn’t need a building permit in order to set one up on your property.
Most carports are also easy to build, so there’s no need to spend extra money on a builder or contractor either. For just a small cost of what you would pay for a storage shed or garage, you can keep one or more vehicles fully protected from harmful inclement weather.
4. It’s Easy To Build
As was just mentioned, carports are incredibly quick and easy to build, especially the portable carports. Most carports are sold in the form of kits that include everything you need pre-cut and ready to go, in addition to an easy-to-follow manual.
You should find that setting up a carport won’t take you any longer than an afternoon on a nice weekend day. No engineers, electricians, or contractors are required to help put it together, even if you build it as an addition to an existing shed or garage.
All that you need is the ability to physically lift and move the pieces (so you might want to ask friends for help) and the necessary tools that don’t actually ship with the kit.
Owning A Carport
Owning a carport is an excellent idea for anyone who has a car that they keep outside of their garage, for the reasons we have just listed above.