Many home owners wish to add value to the investment of their home, and one way in which this can be done reasonably easily and inexpensively is through the addition of a covered outdoor area – such as a carport. Not only will a carport add value to your home, it will also enhance the liveability of your home whilst you’re there, giving you additional living space all year round.
Carports are a functional and beautiful addition to your home and offer great flexibility as to the size, shape and material that it is constructed with. Carports are extremely popular as they provide protection for your car as well as adding value to your home.
Carports come in all shapes and sizes and are only limited by the room available. The most attractive carports are built using timber, as they have natural beauty. Timber carport roof trusses are visually stunning. They give that unique “webbed” look to your carport roof that will have all your friends talking. Much more attractive, compared to cold steel.
One of the fastest and most effective ways to build a carport is to use prefabricated carport trusses. Prefabricated carport trusses are consistent in shape and quality, ensuring your carport roof is structurally sound and looks good.
Another attractive alternative, is to have an arched carport roof. This option is popular with modern homes and suits a wide variety of homes. You can choose to use curved iron or laserlight as the carport cover, in a wide range of colors to suit your home. Your new carport can give an older home an instant face-lift.
You can also choose to paint your carport roof or retain the natural timber look. For the natural timber look, your carport roof can be kept safe from rotting and borers if treated with a preservative, so that your carport will last as long as the house does. Just ask your carport supplier to have the carport roof trusses “treated” when you order them.
Tips for choosing a carport:
- DIY carport or have it built for you? – If you’re handy with a hammer, some carport suppliers can provide you with a carport kit and you can build your carport yourself. This can help keep costs down.
- Choose a carport roof that suits the existing style of your home – Keeping your carport in the same style as the rest of the house ensures that your new carport will look attractive. A mis-matched style will look messy.
- Ensure your carport posts can be fixed securely to – or into – the ground – If your posts are not securely fixed, your carport frame could shift in strong winds or extreme weather.