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6 Benefits of A Carport

Carports are great structures for providing protection for your vehicle, whether it be a car, truck, SUV, motorcycle, RV, or boat. It can even store ATVs and jet skis, or other outdoor tools. 

So what is a carport? A carport is a four or six-column open-air structure with a roof, designed to be wide enough to drive a standard car, truck, or SUV under and long enough to fit the whole thing under the roof. Carports are usually at least 20 feet long, with a width that can vary from nine feet for one vehicle to up to 20 feet for two.

You may ask “What’s the benefit?” Maybe you’re wondering “Why can I not just park my car in the driveway?” or “Why shouldn’t I just build a garage?” 

There are plenty of benefits of a carport. Below are just a few:

1 - Protection For Your Car

Number one might seem obvious, and perhaps it is, but there’s a reason it’s called a carport. Carports are built with a strong, durable roof designed to offer protection for anything underneath it, namely a car.

Whether you’ve run out of room in your garage, have an extra car, or have simply opted for a cheaper alternative, a carport will ensure your car is protected from any potential overhead damage.

2 - Protection For Your Other Transportation

While a car may seem like the most logical asset to store under a carport, carports can hold other modes of transportation too. If you have an ATV, motorcycle, boat, jet ski, or small camper, you can store those under a carport as well.

Doing this beats alternatives such as needing to clear garage space otherwise used for storage or cars, or having to pay to store the vehicle in an off-site area.

3 - Storage Are For Outdoor Tools

Depending on your aesthetic and where your carport is located on your property, you may be able to use it as a storage area for outdoor tools.

Lawnmowers, edgers, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, and other bulky items take up a lot of space, and they may cause a garage to fill up quickly. Maybe you want to use your garage as a home gym or an additional living space. Or, maybe you don’t have a garage. In any of the above cases, moving bigger outdoor tools under your carport gives them the necessary protection from the weather as well as frees up space elsewhere for you.

4 - Cheaper Than An Add-On Garage

If you have more cars, boats, or ATVs than your garage can hold, or if you don’t have a garage, a carport is a much more cost-friendly option than adding on to your house.

Besides the structural cost of adding a garage, you would need to consider electrical wiring, ventilation, and flooring costs. Meanwhile, a freestanding carport comes at a fraction of the price and can be assembled in just one day. Not only does this give you more storage for your vehicles, but it frees up existing garage space to be used as storage or additional living space if desired.

5 - Plenty of Ventilation

Because carports are open-air structures, they offer plenty of ventilation that a garage may lack.

With carports, you don’t have to worry about must or mold, which could creep up in garages if there isn’t proper ventilation.

6 - Adds Style and Value

A carport, especially a wooden one, will surely complement its outdoor surroundings. Carports are a stylish addition to your outdoor space and a natural extension of the home.

In addition, a carport will add value to your home when it’s time to sell. The curbside appeal of a wooden carport is complementary to both traditional and modern aesthetics.

Protect What You Love With A Premium Carport From Backyard Discovery

Whether it’s a car, SUV, boat, motorcycle, or something else, Backyard Discovery’s elegant carports offer protection unlike any other.

Made from cedar wood or galvanized steel, Backyard Discovery’s carports are stylish and a perfect addition to your property. They are also PRO-TECT™ Tested & Proven to withstand up to 100 mph winds and hold up to 50 pounds per square foot on their durable steel roofs.

With their collection of carports, you can choose from a 20’ x 9.5’ black steel structure, or one of several 20’ x 12’ cedar structures, all of which can fit one vehicle comfortably. There’s also a 20’ x 20’ carport, which can comfortably hold two vehicles, or one vehicle plus tools, jet skis, or ATVs.

The storage possibilities are endless with a premium carport from Backyard Discovery. Browse your options today!

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