Throwing Shade. Custom Carports or Carport Awnings?

Adding a carport to the exterior of your home is the perfect way to give car protection from the elements when it is parked. Even if you live in a sunny climate, dust, debris and foliage can present problems for your car. In these cases carports will not only help you to keep your car clean, but can also help it to avoid it being scratched and damaged. There is a decision to be made when you decide to get a carport however, as to whether or not to go for a lean-to awning or a custom carport.

Let’s take a look at each one of these options and explore when each of these options would be a more reasonable solution. .

Custom Carports

Much like a custom garage, a customized carport is made to an exact design and can fit in effortlessly with any home. This is a great option for those who have more than one vehicle, those with oversized vehicles or individuals who are looking for a very unique carport to fit with the home. Naturally these are going to come at a much greater expense than a carport awning, and not just because of the design. With a customized carport you can choose to have solid sides and you can opt for it to be connected to the property. All of this will involve more planning and more materials, not to mention the additional labour costs.

Carport Awning

With a carport awning you can still give your vehicle the protection from the elements, but you do have much less by way of choice as to how to install it. These awnings will need to be leaned against the property, which wouldn’t be the case with garages or a custom carport. However, this lack of flexibility does mean an awning is generally a much cheaper option and one which can be installed in no time at all. This is a great option for those who have space for this structure and those who rely only on one vehicle, so that the awning can offer greater protection.

Choosing Between The Two

Both custom carports and awnings will protect your car from the heat, the dust, the debris and the various other elements. The superior choice here is the custom option as you can have it designed and fitted to your exact specifications. What you will also get from a custom carport is the chance to model it in a way that combines perfectly with the design and the style of your property.

Whilst the custom option may be best, it is important to consider the fact that it is a much more expensive option and the installation will take a longer period of time. If you are looking to just give your vehicle a little extra protection without shelling out too much money, the awning in this instance will be a far smarter move to make. Be sure to take a look at your budget, your individual car needs & the space you have available to make sure you pick the best option for your home.

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