A carport is a covered structure used to offer limited protection to vehicles, primarily cars, from the elements. The structure can either be free standing or attached to a wall. Unlike most structures a carport does not have four walls, and usually has one or two. Carports offer less protection than garages but allow for more ventilation.

In Nigeria, most carports are made of steel is considered to be an economical method of protecting cars from the weather and sun damage, and hundreds of it are installed in hotels, churches, residential and commercial areas around major cities of Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt Lagos State each year.

A carport provides shelter for your vehicle. People and pets aren’t the only things that need shelter from the elements. Besides a home, an automobile is usually considered to be one of the more important investments you make. A carport is a shelter constructed from wood, metals or other materials. It tends to take the place of a garage. Here are 10 advantages to using a carport.

7 Reasons you need a carport

  1. Protection from the elements
    A carport can keep your car far away from the elements, whether harmful summer rays, or rain. In tropical regions like Nigeria, a carport will be of great help for your vehicle to last longer and not be destroyed by the elements.
  2. Additional Space
    You can use carports as outdoor porches if you need extra space.
    Other Vehicle Storage
    You can also use a carport as a home to boats, trailers, snowmobiles, motorcycles and other methods of transportation if you don’t have room in your garage.
  3. Shade
    You may use a carport as a play area for children or shaded areas for adults.
  4. Organization
    If you install a carport with walls, it may also serve as an extra storage unit for tools, boxes and other items.
  5. Convenience
    Because most carports are open areas, they do not have doors. Ultimately, the lack of door can be more convenient when you come home with grocery bags or other items you need to carry inside. A carport can also save on energy and electricity.
  6. Added Home Value
    If your home does not have a garage and you decide to sell it, buyers might consider it a disadvantage. At least with a carport, prospective home hunters will see they can park their car, motorcycle or boat on the grounds rather than the street.
  7. No More Storage Units
    A carport could save from having to rent a storage unit.

Most of the time, you can construct a carport to resemble or at least blend with the architecture of your home, be it bricks, siding or wood. Before you decide to purchase a pre-fabricated carport, construct a carport on your own or even call in a professional. Charykel Concepts Ltd can help you with all that.