Expanding your property storage space with a garage or carport is a popular renovation among South Australians. However, there’s much debate as to whether to build a garage or a carport.
Although a garage has its advantages, a double carport is generally the best option. There are several reasons why a double carport is a better solution than a garage. Here are just a few reasons why you’ll want to consider a double carport as your next home renovation project.
A Carport Brings Cost Savings
One reason you might consider a double carport instead of, for instance, a double garage, is because you will save money. In most cases, when you compare a carport to a garage of the same size and quality, the carport will be about half the cost.
Though this isn’t something you can always count on, you will almost always find that a carport is the more affordable option.
A Carport is Easier to Build
In addition to being less expensive, a carport is also easier to build than a garage. There are carports out there that can be built in as little as a few hours or a day. Garages, however, will take much longer, as a garage requires many more building materials. There are even carport kits that you can buy which will allow you to build a carport on your own.
A Carport Gives You More Ventilation
A garage is an enclosed space, and storing your car in an enclosed space can be dangerous. For instance, leaving the car on while you are in the garage will create a build-up of carbon monoxide gas. This odourless, colourless gas could make you very ill and can be deadly. When you have a carport, however, you will have full ventilation as well as protection from the elements, including the hot Australian sun.
A Carport Won’t Block Your View
Another well-known benefit of a double carport versus a double garage is that a carport won’t block your view of your yard and the surrounding areas. The open design allows you to upgrade your property without blocking any attractive features.
For example, if you build a garage and you have an outdoor living space with a view, that view could be compromised. With a carport, since it is an open area, you will know that you can keep your beautiful view and have a space to park your car.
A Carport Doesn’t Require Permits to Build
Depending on where you live in South Australia, you might require a building permit in order to build a garage. With a carport, you won’t have to worry about any permits or licenses. A carport is not a liveable structure, meaning you have significantly less red tape to deal with.
A double carport is a great way to protect your car from the sun and the snow without compromising your safety or your property view. Carports are easy to build, and the right carport will make your property look great. Contact an experienced roofing company today to discover why a carport might be the best renovation you ever decide to make.