When you're buying a carport, you have several different options. You can opt for wood or metal. You can choose different colours. You can pick new or used. Finally, you can choose between open-sided or enclosed designs. Here are five signs you should consider enclosed carports:
1. You Want Extra Shade
Open carports are convenient, but they also let the sun stream through the sides of the walls. The UV rays can damage items that you are storing under the carport, and the heat can cause your car to get really warm on the inside. If you want extra protection for your stored items and you want to avoid getting into a hot and stuffy car in the mornings, you may want the shade offered by an enclosed carport.
2. You Want to Work Inside the Carport
In addition to the shade making the carport more comfortable for your car and other possessions, it can also make the carport more comfortable for you. If you like to work on cars or if you want to do other projects in your carport, you may want to look for an enclosed option. That gives you extra space outside your home and garage where you can do all kinds of things.
3. You Like the Aesthetics
In some cases, you may want to opt for an enclosed style just because you like the look. For example, some people prefer open-sided carports because they want to put vining plants or outdoor shades on the sides. If that's not your style, you may prefer an enclosed look.
Depending on your aesthetic preferences, you may want steel or metal sides. In other cases, you may want canvas sides. You can get large canvas covers that basically go over the whole carport.
4. You Want Extra Security
An enclosed design can also lend you extra security. In particular, if you opt for metal sides, you can essentially put up a carport that's as safe as a garage. Of course, you also need to add lockable doors in this situation.
5. You Don't Mind the Extra Cost
The final consideration is the cost. When you opt for an enclosed design, you should expect to pay more than you would for an open-sided carport. However, the extra cost may be made up by the other benefits discussed above. To find out more and to get a quote, contact a company that sells and installs carports.
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