After your house, your car is likely to be your next highest valuable asset. You’re going to want to look after it, so investing in car insurance is a must. Unfortunately, car insurance is usually an expensive exercise.
One of the best ways to save on your car insurance is to protect your vehicle with a carport. Given the importance of owning a vehicle, it’s surprising how few of us actually give our car a home of its own.
Many insurance companies think about the location of your vehicle when calculating your premium. Street parking carries a far higher risk when compared to secured parking areas, and this is usually reflected in your insurance premium.
When you store your vehicle in a carport or garage, it is protected against inclement weather, man-made damage and theft. It will also illustrate to your car insurance company you’re serious about security.
Chosen and fitted correctly, carports can not only enhance your property visually, but also add real value.
Protection against the elements
In Australia, where harsh weather conditions often prevail, it’s well worth your time and effort to build a carport.
We all enjoy being indoors during bad weather – the same goes for your car. Winter brings rainstorms, harsh winds lifting debris and hail stones scratching and denting your vehicle.
Summer is no safer, with the sun wreaking havoc and destroying the beautiful paintwork on your car and cracking your leather seats.
Carports will provide essential protection for your vehicle and possessions against the harsh Australian elements.
With a carefully planned carport custom designed to suit you and your home, we can help protect your assets the same way in which you protect yourself: with a roof overhead.
Having towering eucalyptus trees with precariously dangling branches can be a liability for your car insurance premiums. Similarly, if your car is parked out on the street it has no protection against risks like flying footballs or careless drivers.
Building a carport ensures your car is parked safely on your property, away from anything that might scratch, dent or otherwise harm it.
Carports can act as a safeguard against theft. While thieves are naturally tempted by easy targets, having a well-lit carport with sensors lights will help to stop them in their tracks.
As the majority of car thefts occur in public spaces, installing a carport means you have a better chance of deterring and keeping thieves at bay – while keeping your property and possessions safe.
When you decide to buy a carport from Australian Outdoor Living our experts will ensure you always have a design which perfectly complements your property.
Our design consultants offer a free no obligation measure and quote. With a wide range of different timbers and design features to choose from, our carports can blend in architecturally with your home and also allow you to show off your creative flare and express yourself in a unique way.
Considering a carport for your home? We can help!
Australian Outdoor Living is passionate about helping people love their life outdoors. We offer a range of products, including:
- Outdoor blinds
- Artificial grass
- Roller shutters
- Timber decking
- Pergolas, verandah and patios
- Outdoor Kitchens
Have you been thinking about renovating your home? Fill out the free measure and quote form at the top of this article and a member of our dedicated sales team will be in touch.