Carports with open sides are excellent for many purposes, but they are not right for every situation. In some cases, an enclosed building is what you need–but that doesn’t mean you should cross a carport off your list. When working with American Carports, Inc., you can easily customize your carport order to create a fully enclosed metal structure that offers protection from the elements and many other benefits.
Why Enclose a Carport?
At first, you might think that the whole point of a carport is to have an open-sided building, so it wouldn’t make much sense to close it in and lose that freedom. And, in many cases, you would be on the right track–an open-sided carport is an excellent pick for many situations. However, a closed-in carport can be tremendously useful in its own right, and some situations will call for this approach as opposed to a traditional carport design with open sides.
Let’s take a look at some of the many reasons why you might opt to enclose your next carport.
Regular carports are perfectly functional for parking purposes, but an enclosed carport can work even better. With an enclosed design, you won’t have to worry about the elements sneaking in from the sides and doing damage to your vehicle–the entire area will be protected. This is also a nice bonus if you like to work on your vehicles and want to do so in a controlled environment.
Create a workshop
Without walls, a carport will have limited functionality as a workshop area. However, if you add walls and close it in, the elements will be kept out and you’ll have an environment far more suitable for working on projects. Be sure to design your enclosed carport with enough interior space to suit your workshop needs, and consider whether other amenities like power or running water will be required.
Storage space is always at a premium, so creating your own in the form of an enclosed carport is an attractive possibility. Rather than paying rent each month to buy space at a storage facility, you can spend money on a new carport just one time and reap the benefits year after year. With an enclosed space, you can lock the door for security and keep everything inside nice and dry.
Even if you already have a garage on your property, adding an enclosed carport is an appealing idea worthy of careful consideration.
Getting the Style Just Right
Once you have thought about the practical side of building an enclosed carport on your property, you’ll want to turn your attention to the look of that building and how it will fit in with the rest of what’s already on your property. Fortunately, this is easy with American Carports, Inc., as we have many different options for you to pick from in the design phase.
For starters, you’ll want to select the right carport style to match your existing buildings. A regular carport has rolled eaves, giving the building an informal look. You can also opt for boxed eaves when you design your carport, which squares off the edges and makes the building look a little more finished. Additionally, we offer vertical roof panels which can further improve the look of the building while also helping with drainage off the top of the structure.
We also offer wainscot, paneling that covers only the lower portion of the walls, on horizontal paneling for free. This adds an interesting visual appeal that will “dress up” your new carport. Or, you might want to pick contrasting paint colors between the body of the carport and the trim. Take as much time as you would like with the Build & Price tool to dial in everything just as you would like it.
Explore Endless Possibilities
There is virtually no limit to what you can accomplish with a fully enclosed metal carport. Think about how you’ll plan to use this building and customize it to suit those uses perfectly. To get started with this project, the first step is to visit our Build & Price tool to explore the possibilities. There, you can manipulate dimensions, add features, check out the color options, and much more. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at your convenience to get help directly from our team. When you order from American Carports, Inc., you not only are able to completely customize your order, but you also get a quality structure at a competitive price.