Have you ever driven home from the shops only to find it is pouring with rain by the time you arrive home? That mad dash from the street to the house when you are laden down with shopping is certainly no fun, is it?
If ever there was a better reason to have a carport installed at your home, we’ve yet to find it. Just imagine being able to drive home in the pouring rain and pull into your driveway and under the shelter of your own carport. You could take your time in getting the shopping out of the car and into your home without having to worry about what the weather is doing – or how wet your shopping is getting in the process.
There are certainly plenty of advantages to having a carport, and this is just one of them. If you normally park your car in your driveway or even in the road outside your house, you will find a carport to be more practical for your needs.
It is also better than having a garage as it is far more versatile. Everyone knows that garages are a haven for everything you cannot store anywhere else, and the last thing you will find in many of them is a car! While the intention of a garage is to provide shelter for your car you will often find you don’t have room to park it in there at all.
A carport can also be fitted into areas where a garage wouldn’t be practical. Because the walls of a garage have to be a certain thickness and the width of the door also needs to be taken into consideration, a carport is often a much easier choice to go for. It can also be put up in a much quicker time than a garage.
It’s a wonderful way of protecting your car against the elements as well, and yet it can still provide easy access from the front of your home to the rear if you have children who are constantly going in and out.
And it can have other uses too. If the car isn’t parked there it can provide a shelter from the sun during the summer, if the back garden is too hot to sit out in. What’s more, it can provide much needed extra outdoor space if you are having a party and the house is heaving with people! With tables and chairs set out underneath the shelter of the carport you can really make the best of the space you have.
There is no doubt that carports have a real attraction that garages just don’t have. The light and airy feel of them keeps the side of your house free from having a solid structure attached to it, and yet your car can still be protected and kept out of the sun and rain.
So why not consider having one added to your home today? It’s a decision you won’t regret.