Things to Consider before Buying a Carport

If you have one or more vehicles that you want to protect from snow, rain, and intense sun in the summer, but you don’t have enough space in a garage, one good alternative is to buy a carport. A carport can protect your vehicle from the elements in all seasons, but there are some important things you should consider first to help you make the right choice.

Check Building Code Restrictions

Before you buy a carport, you should check your local building codes. Many cities and towns have specific rules regarding structures built on a property. There may be restrictions on the size or type of structure you can set up and where you can put it. If you live in a private housing community, check the restrictions for homeowners. You may be limited in terms of the type of structure you can put up and where you can put it, or a carport may be prohibited.

Choose the Right Type of Carport

You need to choose a carport that is the right size and style for your property. It should be big enough to fit all of the vehicles you want to store under it and should allow you enough room to open the doors and trunks. It should also look good next to your house and should not be so big that it overwhelms the rest of the yard.

Select a Carport with a Strong Frame

When shopping for a carport, you need to choose the right grade and gauge for the steel frame. That will affect its strength and how well it stands up to a variety of weather conditions. If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow or wind, or if you live near saltwater, take that into account when shopping for a carport. You should also ask about the coating on the frame before you buy a carport. A coating can protect the carport’s frame from rusting, chipping, and peeling.

Order the Right Number and Type of Anchors

A carport needs to be anchored to make sure it will not blow away in strong winds. When you order a carport, be sure to get the right number and type of anchors so it will be secure.

Order a Carport from Shelters of America

Shelters of America offers carports with galvanized steel frames in a variety of sizes that can be used to protect one or more vehicles from the weather. Our carports are strong and durable enough to last through many years of exposure to the elements. Order a carport today.