are structures with a roof and optional side walls which are
primarily built to protect and park vehicles. They earlier used to be
a choice but now have become a necessity. Almost every home these
days comes with a safe parking space for your vehicles. There is a
large range of carports which you can choose from to best suit your
needs and budget. There are many types of carports ranging from
carports to attached, from metallic to plastic-made. They can
also be constructed in varying sizes and can be used for different
purposes. They are categorized based on their usage, building
material, and location of construction.
- Based on usage
Single carports: These carports are minimal structures. They are erected with four pillars and a roof and are designed with one spot parking to accommodate a single car. If you want to enclose some part you can add decking or blinds.
These carports are similar to the single carports. They are also
built with basic and minimal structure but are a little larger. They
are designed to accommodate two cars parked side by side. Another
version of the double carport is a tandem carport. They can be used
to park two cars with one behind the other. They are appropriate for
properties with less space.
for additional storage:
These carports are larger and are designed to be used for different
purposes. In addition to car storage, they are used to store other
households like gardening tools, equipment, boxes, etc. Because of
their large size, they can also be used for leisure activities.
- Based on material
Wooden carports: These carports are constructed using wood. These are durable and long-lasting. The maintenance is a little consuming as the wood may alter character due to changing and extreme weather. The cost of these carports depends on the type of wood selected.
Plastic and PVC carports: These carports are popular as they are least expensive. The maintenance is easier and low cost. Some carports are built by placing a vinyl or asbestos sheet for the roof over the frame of wood or plastic.
Metal carports are modern style carports. They are extremely durable
and can stand strong against nature’s forces. Different types of
metals are used in carport construction. However, steel and aluminum
are the most sought metals because of their cost-effectiveness.
These carports are constructed with concrete and are designed to stay
as long as your home stays. The pillars and roof both are constructed
with a permanent material. These carports are often designed to align
with the view of your home. They essentially appear as a part of your
home and give a uniform look to the whole structure.
- Based on location
These carports are constructed in a way that they are linked to some
other building. They can be linked to a garage, shed, or your home.
Stand-alone carports: These carports are constructed at a separate location that is not attached to any other building. These are constructed for properties that have large land space and are generally bigger.