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5 Reasons You Need A Carport (if You Park Your Car Outside)

Article written by: Pete McAllister 

Purchasing a car is one of the biggest investments that you can make. We pay out so much on our vehicle, that it makes sense that we want to protect it in order to achieve a good resale value when it is time to move on. Yet still, many people fail to think about the exposure to the elements that their car has to put up with. If you park your car outside or if your garage is just too far away from your property it could be time to invest in a carport. Here are 5 reasons why you need one.

1. Carports are cost-effective

When compared with building a garage or a permanent building to house your car, temporary carports are incredibly cost-effective. Plus, because they are temporary buildings you won't need to go through the hassle of obtaining planning permission or fulfilling the requirements of building regulations to put one on your property. Take a look at what building regulations entail and you'll see the benefits of a temporary carport.

2. There’s no expertise required to install a portable carport

Most carports come in ready-to-go kits that are super easy to install. This means you won't need any professional help to build your own protection for your car. Everything is pre-cut and perfectly sized to make putting up your carport simple. You will be able to protect your car from the environment quickly and easily. We found when we looked at the latest trends in car colours, that the colour of their car was important to drivers. Keep your colour looking fresh with a carport.

3. Car entry won't be a hassle

The carport will protect your car from the elements. This means if it's raining you can get into your car without rain dripping onto your seat. If it's cold, your car might be a bit warmer thanks to being undercover. Plus, the sun won't heat up the interior of your car when it's stored in a carport. We've all burned our fingers on a seatbelt, right? You could make use of the sun, however, with a solar carport.

4. Portable carports move with you

If you move a lot or rent your property and your landlord won't let you build a garage then a carport might be the solution for you. It can go wherever you go. All you have to do is disassemble it and you are good to go. Investigate the other benefits of temporary structures online.

5. You don’t have to worry about bird droppings, hail dents, tree branch damage, and other debris

With a carport, you don't have to worry about what the weather or surrounding environment will throw at you car when you are not using it. Bird droppings can be extremely corrosive to the paintwork on your car and dirt and debris isn't going to help keep it looking good either. You'll protect your car from scratches from environmental factors or passers-by too Plus, you never know you might get away with washing it less often.


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