Published at Saturday, 14 October 2017. Carports. By katrina maurye.
What is the purpose or the car port? What needs will be served by the carport? Carports generally provide shelter for a car. However, other people use carports as a porch cover or a shaded playing area for their children. Is the carport intended to protect the car from the sun or is it to protect from the snow? Are walls necessary to achieve your intended purposes ie. prevent wind and/or snow drifts? Are you expecting to store things safely in the carport. Will you need an area for cupboards? Make a list of goals you want to meet with your carport.
A good metal carport can be made from materials like steel or aluminum. Another good material which can be used is alumawood, but its major disadvantage is that it is very heavy and this can make you incur extra transportation cost in the event that you are getting one. Metal carports made with steel are often stronger than others made from other metals like aluminum because of the ruggedness and strength of steel.
The cheapest types are those made of polyethylene and polyester. This is the best alternative when you cannot afford the steep cost of steel frames or aluminum carports. With respect to durability, carports made of these materials are sturdy enough to provide protection from the damaging effect of the sun, rain, wind and other elements. Another advantage is that these materials are lightweight which makes it easy to move from place to place.
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