carport provides shelter for your vehicle. People and pets
aren't the only things that need shelter from the elements.
Besides a home, an automobile is usually considered to be
one of the more important investments you make. A carport is
a shelter constructed from wood, metals or other materials.
Weather Protection - a carport can keep your car far
away from the elements, whether harmful summer rays, winter
snow, sleet or rain. A carport usually has a roof and
sometimes sides. However, it is not usually enclosed.
Protection against Burglars - housing a car under the
carport may also shield it from vandalism or other random
attacks. Burglars or perpetrators may be less inclined to
enter a carport close to the home.
More Space - you can use carports as outdoor porches
if you need extra space.
Other Vehicle Storage - you can also use a carport as
a home to boats, trailers, snowmobiles, ATVs, motorcycles
and other methods of transportation if you don't have room
in your garage.
Shade - you may use a carport as a play area for
children or shaded areas for adults.
Organization - if you install a carport with walls,
it may also serve as an extra storage unit for tools, boxes
and other items saving you from renting a storage unit.
Added Value to Your Home - if your home does
not have a garage and you decide to sell it, buyers might
consider it a disadvantage. At least with a carport,
prospective home hunters will see they can park their car,
motorcycle or boat on the grounds rather than the street.