Last time we wrote about the history of Carports and stated where the term came from. For those who missed out, carports are covered structure that can be free standing or attached to a wall (unlike garages which are covered by walls on all side) to protect the vehicle from rain hail, snow and heat.
A garage is a luxury for a vehicle in all types of weather, but a carport can be just as beneficial.
Benefits over a garage:
A basic garage cost thousands of dollars and is not affordable to some, whereas the cost of a carport is a fraction of the cost of building a garage so it is a good option.
A garage cannot be moved from one place to another but a carport can be. moreover carports can be assembled and disassembled in 1 or 2 days.
Carports are easily available in the market and one won’t have to wait for weeks to get one.
A carport is very versatile, and you can decorate it in many unique ways to enhance the value and appearance of your home. It can be used as shelte in picnics etc.
• Other Features:
1.) A carport is usually classed as an outbuilding and in general you do not need to apply for planning consent
2.) The passage of air currents dries off rain and damp instead of allowing it to cling overnight