Carport Way



If you are looking for a low cost face lift for your home then you should consider building a carport. A new carport can add beauty and value to your home, and also add lots of protection and convenience for you and your car. Not only will your car thank you with decelerated sun damage to the paint and interior, but also you pets and family members will also think that getting out of your car into a dry all-weather area is the best thing since sliced bread.

Carport Construction Materials

Your new carport can be built from just about any sturdy building material you can think of. Piers can be either timber or steel posts, or more interestingly made with brick or cement block construction. No matter the material of choice it has to be strong enough to take the roof frame (usually made from timber or steel tubing) and the roofing material. The key choices are that it be strong, decorative, easy to paint and easy to access and maintain.

Strong Securing Is Required

It is most important that your new carport is anchored correctly to stop it blowing away in high winds. If it leans up against your house then a good place to start is bolting it securely to the side wall. If it is free standing then the posts need to be cemented into post holes or bolted to the concrete base. Exactly how this needs to be done depends your local building authority, so I recommend you check it out thoroughly before you start.

Top Choices

Whatever you decide to use for your roofing material will dictate the finished looks of your carport. Steel sheets are functional and strong and allow for minimal falls to keep the profile of your carport to a minimum. Conversely tiles will require a much larger fall so that you don’t get water backing up and leaking into the roof space. You can even choose some form of bituminous sheeting such as malthoid, but it’s a bugger work with and in my view look pretty crappy.

Can You build It Yourself

DIY or contract builder fro your new carport? For me it’s a no brainer. If you are anything like me a DIY project can take years to finish, so if you want it done quickly a builder is the safest and quickest way to go. Whatever choice you make please ensure you check out your local building authority before building, or committing to build, your new carport.
Carport Way Carport Way Reviewed by Alexa on February 14, 2018 Rating: 5

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