Building a carport is becoming an essential part of owning a home. Just like a house, a car is an investment that you\u2019ll probably want to protect. A lot of people are forced to leave their car at the mercy of the weather; or worse, on the street at the mercy of other drivers. Fortunately, there is a way to protect your vehicle from both of these things. All you have to do is install a carport! Australian Outdoor Living can build you a carport that looks like it has always been there, meaning you can protect your car without compromising the style of your home. The modern carport has the potential to be both practical and stylish, and we\u2019ve come up with a list of reasons why you should consider investing in one. Australian Outdoor Living can build a carport that fits perfectly with the aesthetic of your home. Carports offer protection from the elements One of the most attractive benefits of installing a carport is the protection from the weather. Bad weather can cause all kinds of damage to your car. Rain, hail, wind and sunlight can all result in serious problems \u2013 especially over a long period of time. Installing a carport would protect your vehicles from the worst of the weather \u2013 not to mention falling branches! Due to this extra protection, you\u2019ll likely pay lower premiums for car insurance. How good would that be? 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\u2019ll be far less likely to take the chance, as it\u2019s considerably closer to the house and they\u2019ll run the risk of alerting the homeowner. Adding sensor lighting to your carport will also decrease the risk, as thieves prefer to work under the cover of darkness. A carport can be a practical and stylish addition to your home. Carports don\u2019t just offer protection for cars Obviously carports are perfect for housing cars \u2013 but you can actually store pretty much anything under there! You can safely keep boats, motorbikes, caravans, trailers and RVs under a carport as well, meaning you won\u2019t have to store any extra vehicles in your yard. We have a number of designs and styles when it comes to carports, so you won\u2019t have any trouble finding one that\u2019s perfect for your vehicles. A new carport will look like it\u2019s always been there A common concern about building a new carport is that it won\u2019t 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\u2019s why we offer a range of carports - 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 Gable design, or keep it traditional with a Flat roof. 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 blog to see the differences for yourself! A carport doesn't have to be huge - smaller carports can look great too! You can even entertain guests under a carport If you don\u2019t have a functional outdoor entertaining area, you can always use your brand new carport! Carports provide shelter from the wind, rain and sun, so it really makes perfect sense to use them to entertain family and friends. You could also add a set of outdoor blinds to give your space extra protection from the weather. Carports add value to your home As we\u2019ve 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\u2019ll 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! 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. Australian Outdoor Living is passionate about helping people love their life outdoors. We offer a range of products, including: Outdoor blindsArtificial grassRoller shuttersConcrete and fibreglass swimming poolsCarportsTimber deckingPergolas, verandah and patios 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.