There are many benefits to installing a carport, especially when the warmer weather hits.
We all love summer – 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’s 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’s 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’t just offer protection during the warmer months – they also protect your car from rain, hail and snow in winter!
A carport will make criminals think twice
Keeping your car underneath a carport can 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 poses a higher level of risk for them.
They’ll be far less likely to take the chance, as it’s considerably closer to the house and they’ll run the risk of waking the homeowner.
Adding sensor lighting to your carport will 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 carport is that it won’t fit in with the aesthetic of your home.
Fortunately, Australian Outdoor Living can install a carport that looks like it was built at the same time as your house was.
We understand that every house is unique, that’s why we offer a range of carports – one of which is sure to complement the distinct character of your home.
It doesn’t matter what your preference is, we’ll have something that will suit your style. Choose from a beautiful Gable design, or keep it traditional with a Flat roof.
You’ll 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 blog to see the differences for yourself!
Will a carport add value to my home?
As we’ve demonstrated, adding a carport to 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 carport can actually increase the value of your home?
A stylish carport will improve the kerb appeal of your home and will be more likely to catch the eye of prospective buyers.
You’ll also be able to ask for a slightly higher price, given the practical and stylish carport attached to the side of your home.
Contact Australian Outdoor Living today for a free measure and quote!
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