Deciding to purchase a single car carport is a great idea to protect your car from the elements and to maintain its beauty. Many people do not have a garage for their car. Others have a garage that houses another vehicle or one that is already way to overcrowded with stored items. A single carport will enable you to have protection for you car at a reasonable cost. Protection from weather related threats like acidic rain, hail, overexposure to the sun, heavy snowfall, and especially icy conditions.
There are a couple standard choices for sizes of carport openings. You can decide on a ten foot or twelve foot opening to accommodate the size of your vehicle. You also have choices regarding the type of materials used in the construction of a carport. Aluminum, steel and wood are the most common materials. You can choose to have a pitch to the roof so water and snow will simply roll off. Portable structures like carport canopies often combine steel or aluminum materials with a durable vinyl tarp material for the top. A strong vinyl can be used for the sides of any type or style of carport to give it added protection on all sides.
Many single car carports can be purchased as a kit that you are responsible to install. Most come with easy instructions and all of the supplies needed so you can have it up and secured in as little as a day. Some people use their existing driveway as a place to shelter with a carport. Others choose to attach the structure to the side of their home over a grassy area. When attaching a structure to the side of your home, make sure you choose materials that match or mimic some of the existing design elements of your home. Single carports can easily be installed anywhere on your property even the back yard if needed.
Another option is to have a carport manufacturing company or a contractor design and build a carport for you. Such companies can also build you a concrete slab for your car and carport if necessary. Depending on the materials used and the size, a single car carport can cost anywhere from $800 and above.
If you are installing a kit by yourself, always make sure that the carport is installed correctly according to the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure that it is stable and properly anchored. Check the internet or a local dealer to find the right carport for you.