One of the key choices you’ll need to make when building a new carport is whether you want a vertical or horizontal roof orientation. If you don’t know what that means yet, don’t worry – we’ll offer a detailed explanation below, along with some advice on how to make the right choice for your needs.
Carports are fantastic for storage. With their open design, it’s easy to move things in and out of a carport, so your use of the space can evolve seasonally throughout the year. However, you may realize you have more things to store than you realize, and your carport may feel a bit cramped. It’ll be time to think of creative and strategic storage ideas for your tools, yard equipment, supplies, and other odds and ends you have.
Even without any upgrades, a standard metal garage is an extremely useful, versatile building. These types of structures are great for parking, storage, working on projects, and much more. If you don’t yet have a metal garage on your property, adding one soon can open up many possibilities.
The open-sided nature of a standard carport makes it very easy to use, as you can get in and out from any direction. This feature can become a drawback in the winter months, however, if you live in a cold climate. For those who live in areas where freezing temperatures and snowstorms are the norm, enclosing your carport for the winter may be your best bet.