Carports are simple structures used to provide a limited amount of protection to cars or other vehicles from the elements. These structures can be attached to a wall or be free standing. Unlike traditional structures, carports do not have all four walls, and commonly are designed with only two. They offer less overall protection than garages yet allow more ventilation.
The modern-day carport is an evolution of the historic carriage shelter, a similar structure under which a family would park their horse-and-buggy ensemble. With the invention of the “horseless carriage,” shelters were structurally changed to accommodate various sizes of vehicles and the preferences of individual families. In the early 1900’s, the carport was referred to as an “Auto Space.” The term “carport” began to enter the popular jargon of society in the late 1930’s, stemming from visual connections between streamlined residences and nautical images. Since automobiles in the 1930’s were much more water tight than the open carriages of earlier times, full elaborate shelters were no longer necessary. Carports were therefore an effective and cheap method for protecting a car.
If you need to protect your farm equipment, boat, recreational vehicle, car, or anything else of value from the harsh weather elements, then a carport is the perfect solution. Carports come in a wide variety of structures, materials, sizes, and designs to meet your personal needs or preferences. They are an economical and convenient way to protect and store your investments. Several standard sized carports will save you money while accommodating your needs through customized solutions. When you choose to add a carport to your home, you will also increase the overall value of your property. These simple buildings are designed to last through years of harsh weather conditions and general wear and tear. The durability and strength of today’s carports, along with the workmanship and quality,