How Carports Can Help You De-Clutter Your Garage

Steel garage kits

You can only stuff so many things in your garage. With all the toys, tools, gardening hoses, machines, and accessories stuffed in every corner, you probably barely have enough space for what’s supposed to go in there — your cars.

Luckily, there is a solution to your space issues. You can always invest in a carport to store at least one of your cars outside of your designated garage.

Carports are typically metal structures that are big enough to house a few cars, depending on how big it is. There are two car garage kits and carports that can be perfect for you if your regular garage is simply too small.

Here are some of the other benefits of carports.

Versatile, Durable, and Long Lasting Carports

Aluminum carports

Carports are covered structures that are used to offer limited protection to vehicles from the elements. This structure can be free standing or attached by one side to a wall. Unlike garage buildings, carports do not have four walls. Usually they have only one or two. Compared to garages, carports offer less protection, but allow more ventilation since they are open. Steel carports are resistant to termites, fire, earthquakes, and other natural causes of damage. The term “carport” actually comes from the French word “porte-cochère” which means a covered portal. Beginning in 1909, carports were actually first used by Prairie School architects.

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