When you think about car storage, you think about one place first and foremost – the garage. It’s common for American homeowners to reserve at least part of their attached garage, if not the whole thing, for vehicle parking. But what if that solution isn’t viable for you? We’ll discuss some alternative options in this article.
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The Simplest Answer
Without a doubt, the simplest answer to the car storage question in the absence of a garage is just to park outside. On the plus side, this method doesn’t cost you any money, as you’ll just bring the car to a stop wherever you have room to park. This might be on the side of the road, in your driveway, or off to the side of the house.
Of course, plenty of drawbacks are to be seen with this method. If you live in a climate with harsh winter weather, your vehicle will be out there in all that weather, and you might have to dig out of the snow from time to time. Or, if you live in a hot climate, the vehicle will get extremely warm in the afternoon, and getting in for a drive will be quite uncomfortable. Seeking an upgrade over parking outside doesn’t have to be expensive, and it can make the experience of owning a vehicle far more enjoyable.
Carports Are a Great Solution
Adding a carport to your property solves many of the problems that come with parking outside, yet it doesn’t have a lofty price tag as you might find with other solutions. What will you gain by parking under a carport rather than parking out in the open? Here are some key points:
- Keep the rain and dirt off. With a roof over your vehicle, you’ll avoid having your car exposed to harsh weather. You won’t have to worry about getting soaked on your way to work with a roof over your car. A carport can also reduce the amount of dirt and leaves that will get onto your car. Keeping it protected can help maintain the life of your vehicle for longer.
- Moderate the temperature. A carport’s roof not only keeps precipitation off the vehicle, but it can also block the sun when it is high in the sky. That scorching hot driver’s seat that can be so painful on a summer day will be a thing of the past. Park your car under the new carport you’ve added to your property and the shade it provides will be yet another benefit.
- Easy to use. Without a garage door to raise and lower, parking in a carport is a breeze. Also, when you work with American Carports, Inc., you’ll be able to customize the size of the carport to meet your needs. Want to park two or more vehicles under the same carport? No problem – just select the right dimensions to fit all the cars along with a little extra space for getting in and out.
Along with the benefits above, you’ll also appreciate the modest cost of a quality carport when you order from us. This is an investment that isn’t going to break the bank and should continue to pay off for years ahead.
Another Storage Idea
This last idea isn’t going to be workable for a vehicle you drive regularly, but it could be a great choice for a classic car that is more of a collectible than an active vehicle. In this case, you could think about building a new metal shed that would be able to store your vehicle along with a few pieces of equipment or supplies. The size and design of this shed would need to be customized appropriately to make sure you could get the vehicle in and out without any trouble.
More Than One Approach
Sure, garages are great for car storage, and we certainly sell plenty of metal garages here at American Carports, Inc. An enclosed garage is not the only way to store a car successfully, however, so we hope one of the ideas presented above will help you determine what’s best for your needs. Thank you for visiting American Carports, Inc., and let’s get started on this project today!