How Much Do You Know About Carports?

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The word “carport” sounds a little bit like something that belongs in a Jetsons cartoon, doesn’t it? Believe it or not, it’s actually something that exists right now, and you might even have one in your driveway.

  • The word “carport” was first used by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930s when he told a client that cars are not like horses — they shouldn’t be put in barns. (Carports were originally called “auto spaces” but that name didn’t catch on quite as well.) The word itself comes from the French term “porte-cochère,” which describes a covered space that looks like a small pavilion: open on the sides, and a roof on the top.
  • Carports were originally called “auto spaces,” courtesy of a certain Minnesotan architectural firm — but the bland name never really “stuck,” opening up the wa Continue reading “How Much Do You Know About Carports?”

Find the Right Car Port to Sufficiently Protect Your Vehicle

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Steel gets recycled with a greater frequency in the United States than glass, aluminum, plastic, and paper put together. One of the uses for this recycled material is in metal garages and carport designs.

But why is owning metal car ports and custom metal buildings important? It may be wise for those who own cars, boats, and RV’s (about seven percent of people in the United States own one) and live in areas of harsh weather that can include snow, wind, hail, and ultraviolet rays that have deleterious effects on vehicles that are not properly safeguarded.

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also allow for additional storage that the person may not have had otherwise. They may be a smart way to protect your investment. Carports were intr Continue reading “Find the Right Car Port to Sufficiently Protect Your Vehicle”