Many people associate the need for a metal carport with areas of the country that get hammered with heavy rains, hail, sleet, or snowfall. But did you know that over time, prolonged exposure to sunlight and excessive heat can cause damage to the interior and exterior of your vehicle?
Direct sunlight for long periods of time can fade your vehicle’s exterior paint and bumpers, and it can cause plastic components to warp. On the interior, the dashboard takes the brunt of the damage by becoming discolored, and plastic parts can begin to warp and crack. Leather seats also begin to age prematurely and lose their natural oils, making them faded and brittle. As you can imagine, those rays have a similar effect on other outdoor equipment and items left unsheltered.
While people that live in areas of the country that have more intense weather would likely shop for custom steel carports that have enclosed sides for additional protection and either vertical or boxed eave roof styles to handle heavy winds and precipitation, those in milder climates can opt for the more economical regular roof style. This type of roof has corrugated ridges running horizontally end to end and is great for areas that just need protection from sun and rain.
But for those of you who have the benefit of enjoying the great outdoors for most of the year, custom steel carports can serve as much more than just a shelter for your vehicle! Here are some other common uses for metal carports that you may not have considered:
The possibilities are limitless. You can choose a metal carport design that is fully customized to fit your needs by picking the dimensions, roof style, partial enclosures, carport type, and color. For those who want storage and shelter, consider going with a utility carport, which has an enclosed area on one end for more secure storage.
Carport Central is a trusted provider of custom metal carports and metal carport kits across the United States. If you are in the market for a quality metal carport or other custom metal building, please check out our products online or contact one of our friendly customer service representatives to get started.