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June 11, 2019, 1:19 a.m.

What type of carport is best?

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If you are looking to buy a carport, there are many different types to choose from. Each type of carport has different benefits and there is a wide selection to choose from, depending on what your needs may be. No matter what type of carport you choose, the functionality of the structure is basically the same. A carport functions similarly to a garage and provides protection for your car or other type of vehicle. In fact, you will sometimes see the term carport garage utilized interchangeably with the term carport since a carport and a garage are pretty much used for the same purposes.

Carports can be free standing structures or can be attached to a home or other building. They always have a roof, to protect vehicles or other items from the elements, and often have two sides, although some carports are open on all four sides and just have poles supporting the roof structure and some have three or four sides for added protection.  For this reason, a carport doesn’t usually provide quite as much protection as a traditional garage, but it still provides adequate protection for many purposes and also provides more ventilation than a garage does, which is a benefit.

The most popular material for a carport is either a metal carport or a steel carport. This is due to the fact that these materials provide the most strength. In addition to metal carports and steel carports, you can also find aluminum carports and even those made of wood. While these other choices are also good options and will provide years of protection, you will find that an aluminum carport is not quite as strong as its metal or steel counterpart and a wood one may require more upkeep over the years to keep it looking and functioning at its best.

Carports can also be purchased in many different styles. There are A-frame carports, Vertical roof, extra wide metal carports & more. Carports can be attached to a structure or can be freestanding. Carports can be custom ordered in almost any size, length, width and height. This is especially important if you are using your structure for something other than a standard car or truck.

You will find that there are a wide variety of carports for sale online. Some carports can be shipped since they are assembled by the consumer, but depending on what your needs are you may be better off with a local company that can deliver your carport right to the location where you need it assembled. Aside from the wide selection of carport designs available on the market, building a carport is also fairly easy to do. Some companies will sell you just the carport covers and then you can search online to find carport plans that will tell you how to construct the supporting structure to make your very own carport.

No matter what your needs are, whether to protect a car, truck, motorcycle, van, RV, or other vehicle from the elements, or even to provide a bit more storage space for other equipment, there is a carport that can meet your needs. Keep in mind, however, that carports cannot be protected with home security systems in the way that garages can, leaving your vehicles and other stored belongings more vulnerable to potential theft and vandalism. Other than that, carports are very versatile structures since they can be used as a permanent structure or can be a portable means of shelter. Carports provide the most customization and portability but if you are looking for a carport to meet a specific need or that you require in a specific size, chances are that you will have no problem finding a carport that will meet all of the requirements that you have for your structure.

Carport1 offers the best quality metal carports & metal building structures at very affordable prices with free delivery and installation and importantly with no hidden costs at all.

Contact our customer care representative at 1-855-299-4285 or email us to install your metal building by industry experts.

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