A carport will only be useful to you if it can endure severe weather conditions. Will your new carport hold up properly during a heavy downpour? What about during a snowstorm? And, perhaps most importantly, will it stand up to the test of strong winds? In order to get years of reliable service from your new structure, you especially need to know howto protect a carport from the wind.
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How to Protect a Carport from Wind
Here are some basic steps to help you keep your carport protected from wind:
Anchor It to the Ground
Metal carports are not heavy structures, which is a large part of their appeal (along with their affordability and ability to be constructed on a short timeline). However, with that said, the lightweight nature of metal carports can make them susceptible to high winds. To ensure that yours stays firmly in place, it’s imperative to anchor it to the ground.
If you construct your carport on a concrete pad, this is a particularly powerful step, if not the most important. The concrete anchors that are used to tie it down will give the structure a firm, secure grip on the ground.
Place It Strategically
Carports are frequently constructed close to other existing buildings. If this is the case for your new carport, think about the prevailing wind patterns in your area. Then, place your carport in a spot that is likely to be protected from storms between or beside buildings. Setting your carport next to an existing building isn’t going to keep all of the wind away, of course, but it may reduce its force.
If you’re not planning to build your carport near another structure, don’t worry. You may still be able to find wind protection by using your property’s terrain to your advantage. For instance, if you have a hill on your property, placing your carport on the protected side of that hill can keep the worst of the winds away. You can determine which side will provide you with the most protection by examining your local wind patterns.
Get the Correct Carport Design
The design of your carport can make a big difference in how well it holds up in high winds. Providing the wind away out can help to protect your carport.
For instance, carports with only one wall that goes down to the ground may not be the best choice in a windy location. This is especially true if the open side of the carport is facing the prevailing wind. However, leaving both sides open would simply allow the wind to blow through one side and out of the other.
If you live in a windy destination and aren’t sure how to design your carport to minimize risk, contact American Carports, Inc. right away for help.
Buy a Quality Product
This point should not be overlooked. Simply put, a quality carport is far more likely to make it through a windstorm than one that is not made from high-quality materials. Every single component of the structure will be tested during high winds, so any weak points are sure to be exposed.
When you buy from American Carports, Inc., you’ll be impressed with the quality of our products as soon as they arrive on your property. Here are just a few reasons to order from us:
- 90-MPH Wind Warranty
- Engineer Certified
- 20 Year Rust Warranty (on our 12-gauge galvanize tubing)
- Shipping & Installation Included
- 360 Degree Roof Bracing
- 4 Season Workmanship Warranty
Proper Assembly and Installation
Durable components are only useful if they are put together properly from the start. When your carport is installed by our team at American Carports, Inc., you can expect the work to be done thoroughly and correctly by experienced professionals. You can feel confident that your carport will hold in even the toughest of storms when you work with our team.
Purchase a Reliable Carport from American Carports, Inc.
If you want a carport that you can trust to stand up to the elements, browse through our selection at American Carports, Inc. You can fully customize your carport using our Build & Price Tool to create exactly what you need. We have been providing our customers with quality products for more than 20 years, and we look forward to serving you as well!