411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Eco Friendly House Cleaning Tips

Eco-friendly house cleaning has become something that more people are aware of, as greenhouse gases and global warming begin to affect us all. You...

on Aug 16, 2017

Everything You Need to Know about Drain Pipe Unblocking

The drain pipes in any property play an extremely important role in keeping the plumbing system running smoothly. These drain pipes are designed to...

on Aug 15, 2017

Improve Home Decor with a Fish Tank

When we think of improving home décor we may not always consider a fish tank. It seems like a small thing, normally tucked away on a shelf...

on Aug 11, 2017

How to Repair Small Foundation Cracks

Identifying early symptoms of foundation trouble can save you thousands of dollars in repairs. The sooner you spot problems, the easier and less...

on Aug 11, 2017

High Tech Home Security

Modern homes have far more security options than those of only a generation ago. Smart homes mean smarter home security options for homeowners. If...

on Aug 11, 2017

Ideal Carport Plan for Homeowners

by Sally Smith on Sep 21, 2015

The carport is always covered at the top and opened at the sides that offer shelter to vehicles, especially cars. However, you should not confuse between a car port and a garage. Carport offers limited protection to your car compared to a garage. A garage has a variety of components to provide maximum protection for your car. For a homeowner, carport can be an important additional structure in the house layouts. The benefits associated with carports include;

Protection from harmful Weather

Carport can protect your car from unsuitable weather conditions, look at contactors that work on carports, patios, decks, etc.. It includes the destructive sun rays in the summer, destructive snows in the winter and hailstones from heavy rains.

Protection against vandalism and theft

Burglars are less inclined to enter your carport due to its easier visibility. It is more open compared to a garage that is enclosed where someone can quietly enter inside and steal your car.

Offers additional space

Carports are not only meant for cars. They provide conducive shade environment for children who need an outdoor playing place and even adults who want to relax.

Multi-use structure

Carports can be used to provide extra space for storage of items such as garden equipment, spare car parts and other tools used on a daily basis.

Energy efficient

Carports do not require the use of electric door openers and excessive lighting they are just simple but highly effective enclosures.

Other vehicle storage

You can store boats, trailers, motorcycles and other transportation mediums in carports hence more convenient

Planning of a carport

Before building a carport, you should consider some factors such as the amount of space available, the cost of construction, and safety standards. Also, the number of cars, size of your car, and the purpose (they can have multiple purposes apart from car protection). A planning approval is required for all carport constructions. Thus, it is advisable to consult with any carport builder for assistance. The issuance of permit for construction of a carport may have charges. The plans should show:

  1. The plan view
  2. Two or one elevation and one cross-section together with other measurements of the structure.
  3. Site soil classifications

Construction considerations

You should consider the following when constructing a carport;

  • The maximum height allowed is four meters.
  • The carport should not be situated in an area considered to be within a national park or any other form of world heritage.
  • The garage should be used for domestic purposes only.
  • Necessary building materials, e.g., wood and metals must be available for the construction of a carport. Depending on the climate, different materials may have differing levels of effectiveness.
  • Basic carport should have six posts at each corner of the rectangle and two more at the middle positions. Make sure you make adjustments for bigger vehicles.
  • Depending on the type of soil, bare ground can be fine, but a more effective way is to use ground covered with a layer of gravel. Some dark weed matting can also be used to keep grass and weeds from growing again.

In conclusion, a carport is a simple structure to build. Some people even build structures on their own. However, this will require a well-structured carport planning that can only be got from an experienced carport builder.

Author

SallySmith

Sally Smith

Random Articles

3 Steps in Buying Crystal Chandelier for Your Home

Chandeliers give off a swish and elegant feel to your home, while bountiful out adequate lighting to give it a bright and positive atmosphere....

Electrical / Lighting

Tips for Successfully Building a New Home

To successfully build a new home, first carefully examine any proposal given to you by a general contractor to ensure that everything is spelled...

Improvements / Remodeling

Installing Wall-Mounted Baby Changing Stations

You just had a baby and your list of home improvement projects has been put on the back burner while baby-centric projects are made top priority....

Bedroom / Furnishings

Removing Water Rings or White Haze from Wood Furniture

Water rings which appear as filmy gray spots are especially common on furniture from not using coasters. Try one of these methods to remove the...

Bedroom / Furnishings

How to Choose the Type and Material of Your Garden Planters

If you are thinking of beautifying your home, why not try with plants in pots. The idea is proven to give your home freshness and spirit....

Garden / Landscaping

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2017