Published at Saturday, June 02nd 2018. by Tania Warner in Carport Design.
Another great advantage of flat roof carports over other types of carports is the potential to build a second story. This is a distinct advantage especially when building a carport attached to your home. The roof of the carport can provide the base of a second story deck or even to a full second story room. Its easy to build a second story room on top of a carport. It is made that much easier when you have an existing window that overlooks the carport. The existing window can be made into a door with very little effort. Admittedly most aluminum carports might not be strong enough to hold a second story.
2. 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.
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There are some metal carports that actually resemble wood. This type of carport is built with 6 by 6 metal legs that resemble timber legs. The finishing work on this type of carport tends to be a little less ornate than that found on real wooden ones. There are advantages and disadvantages to this type of structure. The major disadvantage commonly mentioned is the lack of a construction project feel. Lots of guys relish the idea of getting out the table saw and hammering a few nails. This type of experience is lost if building with pre-formed metal.
One value of a carport is it can save cost especially for someone who is on a tight budget. And an obvious advantage which it has over a garage is that it does not make you suffer the restrictions of a garage since it comes in semi enclosed types that gives you the opportunity to drive your vehicle in and out as you please.
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