On commercial properties, covered parking can be seen as a big upgrade over a simple parking lot where vehicles are left out in the weather. Of course, covering a large parking area with certain types of structures can be cost-prohibitive, so you may be tempted to put this idea off to the side until there […]
For most boat owners, winter is the time of year when the boat gets a rest and is pulled out of the water. Unless you are lucky enough to live in an area where year-round boating is an enjoyable experience, you’ll probably need somewhere to park your boat while the winter weather moves in and […]
Buying a new carport is an exciting process. Carports are versatile and you’ll gain many befits by adding a new carport on your property. Before that becomes a reality, however, you’ll need to make sure you are building the right size carport for your requirements. If you are getting stuck on that part of the […]
An earthquake is one of the most dramatic forces that can be exerted on a building. While high winds can certainly damage a structure, having the ground shake underneath a building takes things to a new level. If you live in an area prone to earthquakes and are considering adding a carport to your property, […]
Depending on how you feel about cold weather, winter can either be your favorite time of year or a time when you count down the days until spring arrives. No matter how you feel personally, it’s important to provide your car with the protection it needs during these chilly months. The cold weather and other […]
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 […]
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, […]
Today, we know carports as useful structures that are seen on all kinds of properties. Whether for parking, storage, or another use, a carport is a great way to add affordable versatility to your land. But where did carports come from?
Carports are extremely functional, if simple, structures. A standard carport includes little other than four supporting legs and a roof, which is enough to give you covered parking on your property without building a full garage. However, did you know that carports are not limited to that simple design? With some creativity, and through the […]
A freestanding carport is an independent structure that you place anywhere on your property. It doesn’t need to be attached to another building for support, so there are nearly endless possibilities for designs when creating a freestanding carport. This freedom can be overwhelming, so we’d like to give you a little direction in this post.