There are many benefits to installing a carport, especially when the warmer weather hits. We all love summer \u2013 the days are longer, the weather is beautiful and you can go to the beach whenever you want! The only downside is the occasional extreme heat. Prolonged exposure to extreme heat is bad for humans, but did you know that it\u2019s also bad for your car? The sun can cause some pretty serious damage to your car, resulting in massive repair costs over a long period of time. In this article, we'll explain how a carport can help protect your car from the heat. We'll also talk about some of the benefits that come with installing a carport. What effect can the sun have on my car? The sun\u2019s rays can have negative effects on many parts of your car, including the tyres, paint, engine and even the battery! Your tyres become more susceptible to blowouts and the water in your battery can evaporate, making it difficult to even start your car. Hot weather can also negatively affect the paint on your car, as well as the radiator and other components of the engine. The only way to truly combat the effects of the warmer temperatures is by keeping your car out of the sun. The best way to do that is with a carport from Australian Outdoor Living! How does a carport protect my car? Storing your car under the shade of a carport can actually make a huge difference. Keeping your car out of direct sunlight will heavily increase its longevity and save you money on unnecessary repairs. Best of all, carports don\u2019t just offer protection during the warmer months \u2013 they also protect your car from rain, hail and snow in winter! A carport will make criminals think twice Keeping your car underneath a\u00a0carport\u00a0can actually reduce the likelihood of it being stolen or vandalised. Criminals rub their hands together when they see a car parked on the street, but a car parked under a carport\u00a0poses a higher level of risk for them. They\u2019ll be far less likely to take the chance, as it\u2019s considerably closer to the house and they\u2019ll run the risk of waking the homeowner. Adding sensor lighting to your\u00a0carport\u00a0will also decrease the risk, as thieves prefer to work under the cover of darkness. A new carport will fit in with the style of your home A common concern about building a new\u00a0carport\u00a0is that it won\u2019t fit in with the aesthetic of your home. Fortunately, Australian Outdoor Living can install a\u00a0carport\u00a0that looks like it was built at the same time as your house was. We understand that every house is unique, that\u2019s why we offer a range of\u00a0carports \u2013 one of which is sure to complement the distinct character of your home. It doesn\u2019t matter what your preference is, we\u2019ll have something that will suit your style. Choose from a beautiful\u00a0Gable\u00a0design, or keep it traditional with a\u00a0Flat\u00a0roof. You\u2019ll also get to choose between timber and steel building materials, giving you total control over the outcome of your purchase. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to take you through the differences between the two, or you can head over to our\u00a0blog\u00a0to see the differences for yourself! Will a carport add value to my home? As we\u2019ve demonstrated, adding a\u00a0carport\u00a0to your home can be a practical way to protect your vehicles from being damaged, and as a result, reduce your insurance premiums. But did you know that building a\u00a0carport\u00a0can actually increase the value of your home? A stylish\u00a0carport\u00a0will improve the kerb appeal of your home and will be more likely to catch the eye of prospective buyers. You\u2019ll also be able to ask for a slightly higher price, given the practical and stylish\u00a0carport\u00a0attached to the side of your home. Contact Australian Outdoor Living today for a free measure and quote! Give us a call, or simply fill out the form at the top of this page and one of our friendly consultants will be in touch. Take advantage of our Christmas savings! Get in the Christmas spirit with some incredible offers from Australian Outdoor Living! Purchase our SmartTrack Power outdoor blinds and enjoy a FREE upgrade to our SmartTrack Connect range! Are you interested in artificial lawn or roller shutters? For a limited time only, save up to $500 on lawn and shutters across our range! You can also save up to $1000 on a pergola, verandah, carport or timber deck, and up to $3000 on a concrete or fibreglass swimming pool! Contact us today.