What is a carport?
A carport is an outdoor structure that is used as a covered parking space and is designed to protect vehicles from the elements. It is not meant for permanent use and can be easily taken down and stored when it is not needed.
A carport is used in protecting your vehicle from the sun, rain, or snow can be an ideal solution for you if you want to avoid such challenges of parking your car outside, such as dents, scratches and rust formation. A carports is also more than just shade – they can also provide extra storage options via additional cabinets or shelving units, so there’s plenty of functionality with this outdoor structure no matter what application you have in mind. You will find that our service providers are experts in custom-designed structures that suit any size property.
Which type of roof does my carport need?
You can install a single-ply membrane or separate sheets depending on where you live as well as how frequently it rains. The benefit of a single-ply membrane is that it offers great durability and comes with a warranty, so if there are problems down the track, they will be covered.
Ensure that you have at least a metre gap between the ground and your membrane, so water has somewhere to escape. If it doesn’t have somewhere to go, it can cause problems underneath where rust might begin to set in after time. There are three types of membranes you can choose from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which is quite affordable but doesn’t provide the best insulation; polyurethane, which works well for coastal areas as it won’t be destroyed by salty air but it also isn’t ideal if you live in an area that sees snowfall since ice can build up around its edges.
Types of carports
Carports come in different types and designs, and they can be made from different materials. Make sure you get to know the following types of carports:
AR-Clad This is a tent-type carport usually supported by steel or aluminium legs inserted into the ground.
Open-air carports are just what they’re called, no roofing involved! However, they do come with a railing along the sides for extra security when you want to use it as a fence for your swimming pool area.
Structural Frame Structural frame carports often have a solid metal structure around their perimeter in order to provide a sturdier shelter than open-air, which uses only poles for support.
Things to consider when building a carport
When planning to build a carport, it’s important to take into consideration what you’ll be using it for. Will you need storage space underneath? Perhaps your car is in the garage most of the time, and you just want somewhere sheltered to park when it rains or during winter. Or maybe you just want a place to park your outdoor furniture under during rainy days without having to carry them all back inside every night.
Why You Should Choose Pergolas Gold Coast?
At Pergolas Gold Coast, we prioritise customer service to ensure you get exactly what you want in terms of your carports. We offer a wide range of colours and customisable features so that we can come up with a product that meets your specifications as best as possible.
Another benefit of our company is the fact that we work closely with clients from the beginning stages of design until completion, making sure you stay informed every step of the way on how things are going with your order.
Our products and services are of top quality. All our carports are made with 100% Australian steel, ensuring your satisfaction every time you use them. We also offer a range of different colours for you to choose from.