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What do you know about carports?

27 Jun 2023 0 Comments
What do you know about carports?

Spending money on a car with the intention of using it for an extended period of time requires protection from the elements. A garage is ideal for this, however it is not a practical choice for those who have a restricted budget. A carport can be an affordable and viable option for those seeking shelter for their vehicle. The cost of constructing and maintaining a carport is much lower than that of a garage.

What is a carport?

Carports are useful structures for providing protection for vehicles from the elements. They can be set up virtually anywhere, such as next to a house or in a backyard. Depending on one's needs, carports can either be permanent fixtures or designed to be dismantled quickly. A fixed carport can also be attached to a residence if desired.

What you must know about carports?

What is the difference between a carport and a garage?

A garage is an enclosed building, far more protective than a carport, that can store cars and other items. It has greater security benefits to safeguard vehicles from theft and other potential threats. However, garages cost more to build than carports.

A carport is a covered building structure that usually has two or four open sides. Carports have many uses and can be used for vehicle storage and living space supplementation. Carports provide limited protection for vehicles.

What types of carports are available?

Portable fabric carports

Portable fabric carports are a cost-effective shelter option. Fabric carports can temporarily protect your vehicle. Because portable carports are easy to move and set up, they are often used as additional living space.

a portable carport

(a portable carport)

Fabric carports are not as durable as metal carports. In the winter, a portable carport may not meet your needs.

Metal carport

Often made of aluminum or steel, metal carports are corrosion and fire-resistant. Metal carports are strong and durable and last the longest. Metal carports are suitable for places with long and harsh winters.

metal carport

(metal carport)

Aluminum carports are lighter in weight and usually come with a coating. Steel carports are usually made of galvanized steel.

Wooden carports

Wooden carports are attractive and suitable for decorating and matching the style of the house. Wood carports are costly to maintain and prone to corrosion. Wood carports are often considered to be less cost-effective carports.

wooden carport attached to house
(wooden carport attached to house)


Plastic Carports

Plastic carports are easy to install and dismantle, lightweight, and low-cost. These sheds are usually made of polycarbonate or polyethylene. Plastic carports are not durable and can only provide shelter for vehicles for a short period.

Can your carport withstand the wind and snow?

If your carport is not just for temporary use, an important factor you need to consider is the carport's ability to withstand wind and snow. When you purchase a carport, you should be concerned about the wind rating and snow load rating of the carport. The higher the rating means the better the carport will resist the wind and snow.

wooden carport in winter

(wooden carport in winter)

If you live in an area with high snowfall or high winds, it is necessary to invest in a sturdy carport (such as a metal carport). In such an area, a fabric carport is not worth considering.

Do I need a permit for a carport?

Whether or not a carport requires a permit depends on some factors. You do not need a permit if your carport meets the following conditions:

  • The height of the carport is not higher than 4 meters.
  • The carport is for non-commercial use.
  • The carport does not extend beyond the side of the house facing the road.
  • The carport and other outbuildings do not exceed half of the property.
  • If there is a road on the boundary of the house, the carport must be more than 4 meters from the boundary.

If your carport does not meet the above conditions, you will need to apply for a permit for the carport. Don't worry, you can complete the application process in just a few steps.

Step 1, contact your local government agency.

Step 2, fill out the application form and pay the fee.

Step 3, do not start installing the carport until you have obtained a permit. If you do not have a permit, it will cause you problems starting the process early.

Step 4, set up the carport. With a permit, you can proceed with the installation of the carport.

How much does a carport cost?

Carport cost is affected by many factors such as carport material, carport size, carport design, installation location, customization cost, and maintenance cost.

Plastic carports and fabric carports are the most cost-effective options. You can purchase portable carports at online stores, usually for between $200 and $800.

If you want to purchase a metal carport, the cost will be higher. A simple steel carport will cost at least $900. Wooden carports are more expensive, usually costing more than $3,000.

If you want a professional to customize your carport, you will also need to calculate the cost of labor. Later, you may add lighting and storage facilities to your carport, and the cost will increase.

About Fungyard Carport

Fungyard provides you with quality portable Heavy-duty carports.

10' x 17' Upgraded Heavy-duty Carport Canopy

This carport has adjustable door to provide good ventilation and privacy protection. The cover is made of waterproof and tear-resistant 180g PE fabric. The sturdy frame provides long-term protection for your vehicle!


Choose your carport

A carport is a wise investment that will protect your property. When purchasing a carport, you need to make the right choice based on factors such as cost, location, materials, and regulations. A beautiful carport can make your yard more attractive! If you need a portable carport, Fungyard can bring you help.

Come and we'll be happy to provide you with the perfect products and service!

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