Metal carports have become increasingly popular in the last number of years. And for pretty good reason too.
There are many ways in which you can utilize metal carports. Not only can you use them, as the name implies, for the storage of your car, but there are plenty of other ways to utilize this space.
Metal Carport Kits
Metal carport kits are easy to install and can be assembled pretty quickly. There is not much space needed for them as they fit on a space just a bit bigger than a car, so you can even install carports between your house and an existing building, be it another garage or a laundry room or similar structures.
When you have purchased metal carport kits you want to make sure you use them in the best possible way. Sometimes this means that you will store a car there, but you can use the steel structure also as storage for other stuff that takes up too much space in the house. In this way you can, for instance, move your train collection into the metal building and relive your youth here.
The freestanding metal is solid and does not bulge easily which is a peace of mind if you use it as storage for an expensive collection or something similar. Imagine a little gust of wind blowing over your $100´s worth of porcelain dwarfs. This will definitely not happen if properly installed as the metal carports are durable and can withstand strong gusts of wind.
Even if you want to use the structure as a garage, there are still many ways in which you can utilize some extra space. If you place your RV in the carport it will, in most cases, be pretty full, but if you just park an SUV or a sedan in there you will have plenty of space that you can use.
Use this remaining space for your tools or for a workbench so that if you want to do some handy work in or around the house you have a place where everything can be found together. Nothing is more frustrating than finding one wrench in the kitchen and another one in the bathroom.
Carport kits come with all the nuts and bolts that are required to install them, so you should not have to worry about any materials. As long as you have a set of wrenches, or even an adjustable wrench, you will be well on your way of adding an extra structure to your house. IF you want to paint the structure you can do so ad it will definitely add value to your house, as garages and carports are very sought after.
Freestanding Metal Carports
Freestanding metal carports are independent aluminum or steel structures for your car or truck. Some factors to consider when considering freestanding metal carports are the quality of the steel.
Rust resistance may be a factor for you if you live in a moist climate and the load bearing capability can also be a factor if your area suffers from heavy snow falls.
All in all you can only do right things by purchasing metal carports. These add value to your house, be it used as an extra building for your equipment, or be it used as a garage for (one of your) cars. There is a very high chance that the addition of the metal carport will add value to the house, so that you do not have to worry about devaluing your property by adding the building.