Carport – an important part of the Australian Life!
Our lifestyle and climate here in Australia makes carports an important part of our homes. They are awesome to protect the car (or cars) from the weather and a fantastic thing to have when it rains or on those hot summer days to protect the car from becoming a pizza oven.
Gable roof carport
A carport can be free standing or attached to a building to one or more sides. In terms of roof type, they can have a wide variety of roofs including Skillion roof, gable roof, Dutch gable roof or hip roof just to name a few.
They are made out of different materials however, steel carports are the most popular. They generally require Council approval so you will have to check with your local authority before you start shopping around to make sure you are clear on what you can build.
The other important factor is the wind rating of your area that you will also have to check with your local Council to make sure you know what wind rating your carport has to have to comply with requirements. The sellers will know the wind rating of the products but will not know what is required in your area.
Once you determined all the above and has a rough idea you can start shopping around for your dream carport that will protect your car from the weather elements and will add value to your property at the same time!