After having just signed the lease on a new apartment, you may find that you have an option to utilize a carport. Or, perhaps after moving into a new home, you find that you have an option to either install a garage or a carport. For some, a garage may seem the most likely answer for a car storage solution, but there are actually advantages a carport has over the traditional garage that may surprise you.
One of the obvious perks of using a carport as opposed to just parking your car out on the street or open parking lot is safety. Not just safety from potential burglars either. Although the risk of having items stolen from your car is decreased by placing your car in a carport or in a garage, the main source of safety that it receives is from the weather. Be it snow, hail, or a particularly windy day, damage to your car by means of the weather is inevitable. A carport can protect your car from these elements and save you from having to dish out money to repair dents or a broken window or windshield. Not to mention, it saves you on time in the morning when you’re running just a little behind schedule and don’t have to brush off the foot of snow that has collected on your car overnight. Instead, your car will be free of snow, and you can simply back out of the carport and be on your merry way.
Another aspect of why you might want to install metal carport frames instead of a garage is simply due to the price. When comparing the two, the carport is almost always the cheaper option. Since you can also use the carport to store your items and even oftentimes use it as a small workspace, there is really no reason why you would need a more expensive garage. Not to mention, many times you need to go through some red tape with building permits and the like in order to even begin building a garage. Thus, installing a carport is oftentimes faster, cost-friendly, and more efficient than attempting to build a garage.
For other issues of safety, especially when it comes to apartments, carports are often situated close to an apartment door. This increases the safety of traveling from your car to your door, as it is less distance traveled, and there are usually bright lights. As such, choosing to utilize a carport instead of parking in an open lot may be the safer option, especially if you’re living in that apartment alone.
Whatever your reason may be, carports prove to be advantageous for many different reasons, not just for your car, but for yourself. They are also less costly than garages and can be installed at a faster pace. By finding a company that makes high-quality carports, you can be sure that your car is being parked under a protective shield from the elements of the weather and seedy individuals.