We depend on our cars to get us from one place to another on a daily basis. Without them, we would need to rely on others to shuttle us around, take public transportation, or even walk. While these are definitely viable options, there is nothing like having your own car. So we do our best to maintain our cars, drive them carefully, and protect them from potential damage. Mother Nature can be harsh on your car’s surface, making shielding it from unfavorable weather conditions crucial. One of the best ways to guard a vehicle is by erecting carports.
Carports are structures that are built to protect cars and other vehicles from the elements. They essentially act a storage facility for cars, RVs, and even boats. These metal carports are usually made from aluminum, tin, or steel, which is an important material used in engineering and construction around the world because of its versatility. In fact, in North America alone, over 80 million tons of steel are recycled every year for various purposes. Harsh weather conditions such as rain and snow can rust the surface of these vehicles, and cause significant damage. With help of these custom metal buildings, many large and small vehicles can be protected.
These custom metal buildings can either be attached to a wall, or be freestanding. While most of them to do not have four walls to cover the vehicle like a garage, they often have one or two. This affords an adequate amount of coverage for a car, RV or boat, and allows for greater ventilation without letting unwanted weather such as hail, rain, or snow into the structure. You may not realize that UV rays from the sun can also cause damage to boats, especially since most boating takes place during sunny seasons. These custom metal buildings can be a great way to shield boats and RVs from this type of harm.
Along with carports, you can look into getting metal garage kits. These are also freestanding structures that are made from metal, but look more like traditional garages, with doors that open in the front. Whether you pick a carport or a steel garage kit, you will have to decide what is right for your car. If you take the side of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who coined the term “carport,” you might end up choosing a more minimal carport than a garage kit. He said, “A car is not a horse; it does not need a barn.” You may or may not agree, but one thing is for sure. Investing in a way to protect your car from the elements is an important part of keeping it functioning optimally.