A carport is an important addition to your home if you want to protect what is likely your most valuable possession. Installing a carport provides protection from the harsh sun, damaging hailstones, falling leaf litter and of course those birds…
Before choosing to build a carport, it is important to carefully consider the local council requirements, which vary from council to council. In general, structures alongside the house rarely require council approval, where those built in front of the house often do.
Why You Need A Carport
Everybody needs to protect their car. Today it is common for families to have more than one car, and they get parked on the street, in the driveway and anywhere else. If you have a large family (or don’t) you are probably familiar with using your garage as an extra room – and leaving the car out in the open. And cars are expensive! It makes little sense to invest tens of thousands into a new car and then leave it at the mercy of the elements. There is nothing more frustrating than taking your car to the smash repairer after a hailstorm blows over and destroys the roof of your vehicle. Not only must you then pay for the damage (or at very least the excess with higher insurance premiums to follow) you have the inconvenience of having to cope without the transport that you take for granted. Too many times I installed carports for clients who have waited until after that storm and learned the hard way. Protect your investment! Protect your car!