5 Big Advantages To
Owning A Canopy Carport
The use of portable car ports and canvas garages is growing in popularity as a
practical and inexpensive solution for those who need more garage space. They
can be installed on almost any residence or commercial site, requires minimal
space, and provides durable weather protection for your car, boat, machinery,
RV or truck.
Gone are the
days of big poles, concrete floors, and ugly fiberglass or metal covers. The newest
styles have protective canopy over a study steel frame.
So more than ever, a canvas carport is viewed as an excellent choice for those
who don't want to invest the time and money in building a fully-enclosed wood
or metal garage.
Of course you'll consider
all your options, but here are 5 important benefits to think about:
It's a 'no-brainer' that
these shelters are the least expensive option for those who need additional vehicle
shade or storage An economical 10x20 carport (the most common size) with valance
can be had for under $200, but most are found in the $200-500 range. Enclosed
tent models begin at about $400.
Try building an equivalent for that price
Of course, costs rise the more shelter you need: about $2000 for a 2
car carport and up to $3000 for the largest motor home. But overall, these carports
are an extremely good value, and are far less expansive than their wooden or metal
of the car port kits we recommend are designed to be set up without any kind of
permanent slab foundation. Almost anywhere you can park your car or boat is suitable
for your shelter.
Of course, a clean and level surface will add stability.
Because these are considered 'portable garages', only temporary anchors or foot
pads are included. However, you should also purchase a set of permanent anchors.
Different types are available, depending on whether the canopy is placed on dirt,
asphalt, concrete, or gravel.
And since a foundation is not required, and
the carport garage is not attached to a permanent structure, there is usually
no permit required. This is a great saver of both time and expense. But just to
be safe, you should check with your local building department for their requirements.
and Speed of Installation
Canopy carports can be erected faster than
virtually any other type of car shelter. Except for permanent anchors, which are
optional, canvas carport kits come with all the necessary parts. The framing and
canvas comes pre-cut. And in many cases, the steel joints come with 'slip-fit'
connections to greatly speed the assembly process.
The typical 10x20 canopy
garage takes only a few hours to assemble. Even the largest shelters can be generally
be put together in a day. No digging, drilling or cutting is needed.
protecting your car or truck is the most obvious purpose, don't overlook other
possibilities. There is an extensive range of sizes to meet just about any need.
How about weather protection for you ATV, lawnmower, bicycles, or garden tools
? Or use it to provide a shaded play area for the kids.
And there are several
canopies that have attractive styling suitable for outdoor parties or other events.
Consider an enclosed carport tent with removable side panels, or an open canopy
with a valance. A little creativity can turn an everyday vehicle shelter into
an outdoor party canopy.
to set up and take down, your shelter can be assembled in just a few hours. And
it can be taken down just as easily as the seasons and your need changes. Then
move it to a new location or store it away.
Whether the need is for a temporary
carport or long-term storage solution, this portability is probably the biggest
advantage to most people. It means you'll have a great deal of flexibility and
choice in how it is used and where it is setup.
are lots of excellent quality canopy carports online, and we've done some research
for you. Take a look at the following styles.
One of the best
online selections of sizes and styles is found at CanopyCenter
If you'd like to investigate the free
standing all-metal carports, have a look at Global
You can also read more on different
types of vehicle shelters
here. Or get more specific tips on selecting the right garage
kits for your car or truck, or even RV