Should You Add a Carport to Your Home?

Should you consider adding a carport to your home? 

A carport is a versatile and multi-use structure that offers a cost-effective alternative to a garage.

There are a number of benefits to having a carport.  

Protection from the Elements

One obvious benefit of a carport is that it keeps your vehicle safe from harsh elements such as rain, sun, hail, snow, and wind.  When your car is parked out in the open, it is exposed to these elements and may become damaged over time.

A carport offers you some protection from the elements, too.  It provides you with some shelter while unloading your vehicle and also keeps your car in the shade to keep the sun’s hot rays off of your car seats.

Additional Vehicle Storage

A carport provides additional storage for vehicles. If you don’t have room in your garage for all your vehicles such as boats, trailers, and ATVs, you could benefit from a carport. 

Entertainment Area

You can use your carport as an occasional play spot for your kids, or you could have that BBQ night with friends right there. It provides a perfect cover at any time of the year. 

More Storage Room

You can add a storage area to your carport.  It may even save you from having to rent a storage unit elsewhere. You could also add a cabinet to conceal garbage and recycle bins.

Added Home Value

If you decide to sell your home, prospective buyers may find it appealing to have a covered area in which to park their car, especially if your home does not have a garage. 


Carports are an economical alternative to adding an enclosed garage to your home. There is a variety of materials and finishes to choose from.   

Design Versatility

A carport can be attached to your home or it can be freestanding.  It can be fully open, or it can have a closed end and sides.  Although there are prefabricated carports available at many retail outlets, a custom-built carport can be customized to seamlessly integrate with and enhance your home.

Carports can be erected on a concrete slab, but there are also other foundation options including asphalt and gravel, depending upon what you plan to use your carport for.

If you think a carport could be the right investment for you, call the experienced team at Sunshine Sunrooms for all your design and construction needs.  Call us at (972) 243-5390 or contact us online.

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