Adding a carport to your property can be a life-changing decision. There are a whole host of hidden benefits attributed to building this simple structure. You might be considering building a carport to protect your vehicle. However, you might be unsure whether you want an open carport or enclosed garage.

If you’re undecided as to which style is right for you, below are seven reasons why a carport is a great option for Victorian vehicle owners.

1. Vehicle Protection

Because this is the first and foremost reason for installing one of these structures. Carports protect your vehicle from incurring damage due to harsh weather like sun, hail, wind and rain. It also makes unloading your vehicle easier with a little overhead protection.

2. They Are Inexpensive To Build

With ample options to choose from, costs can be kept lower than when constructing an enclosed garage. There is the option of either wooden or steel frames, while roofing can be Colorbond, galvanised steel, gable or pitched roof, depending on your budget and style.

3. Carports Don’t Require Flooring

Grass or dirt is fine for carports, although many people choose to have gravel, cement, river rocks or pavers as their carport floor.

4. They Can Easily Match Your Home’s Façade

Colorbond sheeting and roof tiles can be matched, and it is simple to paint the frame the same colour scheme as your home. This is all adds to making the carport look as though it was part of the house’s original design.

5. Carports Can Be Freestanding or A Part of the Home

Depending on the layout and design of your home, adding a carport close to the house can even help reduce the effects of poor weather by serving as a windbreaker and keep the home at a more stable temperature.

6. Carports Can Be An Instant Entertainer’s Area

No longer will you have to fret about the weather ruining your party. Carports provide the perfect cover year-round. You can even go so far as to install polycarbonate or tin sheeting for added wall protection.

7. You Can Easily Add More Security

If you even change your mind about having an open carport, you can easily add to the structure to enhance security. By adding roller doors to your current carport you will further enhance the security of the structure.

Want to Commence the Building of Your Carport?

If you would like to commence building your new carport and are looking for the best team in Melbourne, feel free to contact the Addon Pergolas experts today.

We’re not just the pergola-building professionals: we have a dedicated skill to building stunning, secure carports for homes through Melbourne.

Submit a request a quote form or call us on 0410 541 253 and one of our friendly team will assist you with your enquires regarding the design and construction of your brand new carport.