Live in an Area with Flooding? Be Careful with Your Carport

Carports protect cars and vehicles from many forces of nature: rain, snow, UV-rays, and mold. But, when water starts to accumulate from a flood, a carport won’t protect your vehicle. Seem like commonsense? When it comes to flooding, your car may as well as left unprotected than in a carport. One article from the Orange County Register details what happened recently to homeowners in Laguna Woods, California, during a rainstorm that caused high flooding in the area. In many parts, the water levels in carports and around the cars reached three feet. Meanwhile, residents who evacuated the area didn’t take their vehicles and, as a result, many vehicles inside carports became damaged.

In this case, nothing will protect your car from a flood, and the best plan is to get the vehicle as far away from the scenario as possible. Nevertheless, if you plan to own a carport or portable garage, it will protect against many other elements and natural disasters. Concerning water, carports and full-coverage portable garages made from metal and polyethylene are designed to be waterproof and protect the surface of the vehicle from water exposure. Similarly, while prolonged exposure to water can cause mildew or mold to build up, excessive exposure to sunlight can fade or crack the surface of such a vehicle.

In addition to the properties of most carports and portable garages, the shelters are designed in such a way to withstand heavy snowfalls, rain, and snow. For the best protection, rounded roof shelters allow all types of precipitation to roll off the shelter. Square tube shelters, in addition, offer significant strength with a peaked roof design. Both types can withstand winds up to 95MPH and snowfalls up to 55 pounds. But, this is only the case if the shelter is installed properly. If the metal frame isn’t anchored into the ground, the structure won’t be as strong.

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