Our vehicles are investments that need protection from weather conditions and unwanted human activity like theft and vandalism. They are valuable assets that we use day in and day out, from going to the office to sending and picking up the kids at school (if you have one). This is why it’s a no-brainer to build a structure like carports that will protect them.
A car’s constant exposure to harsh conditions can be harmful to its parts. You might think that you’re lucky if you have at least a space to park, but wouldn’t it be better to put a roof over that parking space?
Carports vs. Garage
Carports and garages can both protect a car from external elements such as the changing weather conditions, but it would be best to know their difference.
Carports are open, and it is your choice if you want to close it with some sort of gate or not. It is a simple structure made from four posts and a roof. It may or may not be attached to the house. It comes in different shapes, sizes, and design, like those that are common in the Sunshine Coast, to accommodate a homeowner’s carports requirements.
A garage, on the other hand, is a space that is commonly included in the house’s floor plan. It is by default a closed space that is bounded by garage doors and interior doors, which give you access into the house. Garages can also vary in shape or size, but its design is mostly integrated with the house’s aesthetic for curb appeal purposes.
The Importance of Vehicle Protection
Like any other personal property, cars depreciate if they aren’t maintained adequately. Part of proper car maintenance is secure storage. Damages caused by natural calamities, for instance, are something you can’t control. Accidents can happen and trees could be uprooted. These can fall over your parked car and cause extreme damage, prompting you to contact your insurance provider. A secure parking space also means fewer insurance problems and other unnecessary expenses.
Warm weather means it’s a good time to be out, as it lets us enjoy things like going to the park or beach. However, the sun has harmful rays that damage not only our skin, but also other materials like the coating of our cars. Sure, it helps to dry off a vehicle after washing it on the weekend. Nevertheless, too much exposure to the heat and UV rays can chip away the paint job of your car.
Water from excessive rains and the ocean can also cause damage to your car. Dampness either from rainwater or ocean mists can accelerate the development of rust in a car. In addition, mould and mildew can affect vehicles because they love warm and moist environments. Proper storage can prevent rust and mould from eating away your car.
Taking care of our cars does not only mean that we must regularly clean and maintain it through auto services. We can keep our cars looking like brand new and running smoothly just by storing it properly.