Shielding your car from the harsh elements and the ever-changing weather condition can be a bit difficult, especially if you do not have space or budget for installing a standard garage. However, there is a great alternative you can try – carports. Since it can offer you the same functionality as a garage without breaking your bank, this structure can be the solution you are looking for.
At Bendigo Carports, we have been delivering bespoke and top-quality carports for many years. Our team have crafted and set up carports of all forms and sizes for many homeowners in Bendigo. With its versatility in design and affordability, many people are choosing carports over a regular garage.
If you plan to have a carport on your property, you might be looking for ideas as to what style will best fit your requirements and preferences. To help you out, our team has listed down some of the most popular carport designs in Bendigo. Look into the benefits of each of the carport designs we recommend to evaluate the suitable one for your vehicle and property.
Gable Roof Carport
This carport design is a popular choice in Australia and other neighbouring countries because of how it can be easily customized and the superb functionality it provides. If you live in areas where it frequently rains or snow, a gable roof carport can be an excellent pick for you. Since its pitch and slope can be adjusted to your requirement, the carport’s roof can effectively shed water, snow and debris. It allows an extra clearance height and wider span compared to a flat or skillion roof carport because of its two sloping sides that meet at the top. On top of that, this carport can upscale the look of your hardscape areas because it comes in a range of design and colour options.
One of the most practical choices when it comes to carport design is the open-sided carport. It is more economical and manageable to install compared to other types of carports. From the name itself, it means that this carport has no walls. It is a great choice if you just need a cost-friendly solution to protect your car from sun damage and rain. However, an open-sided carport will not effectively secure your car from extreme weather conditions like storms. Although it may lack the superb protection that others require, it is still popular for many homeowners because it does not block the picturesque views of your garden or your surroundings.
Flat Roof Carport
Just as its name suggests, this carport design has a flat roof that protects your car from harsh weather elements and bird droppings. Since its roofs are slightly pitched, the rainwater can easily flow. However, the leaves, snow, or dust may settle on its surface because they are not as pitched as a gable roof. This carport design is an excellent alternative if you are running low on space because it can easily be customized to fit the area where it is going to be installed. If you want your flat roof carport to look more attractive, you can opt for a colour bound metal or wood that complements the aesthetic appeal of your property.