At Alan’s Factory Outlet, we have custom-built carports in our online selection that are practical and add visual appeal to a person’s property. You can create a custom carport by choosing the size, color, and roof design that you want. We give shoppers the opportunity to buy a carport that satisfies their needs as well as their personal tastes. Here are a few important things to think about while browsing our collection of custom built carports.
The Purpose of the Carport
Not surprisingly, many individuals shop our selection of custom carports for sale because they want a safe place to store their car. Furthermore, storing a car in a carport is a great way to prevent frost from forming on the windshield during the cold weather months! A custom metal carport can also be used to store riding lawn mowers, bicycles, tractors, RVs, trailers, and boats. It’s a wise idea to keep the purpose of the carport in mind while shopping our selection, as this can help you determine what size to buy. It’s also a smart idea to keep your future needs in mind. For instance, if you have one car, ask yourself if you plan to add another car to the household. If you might, it may be prudent to purchase a larger custom metal carport so you’ll be ready for the new addition to your family.
Location of the Carport and Its Foundation
It’s important to decide where you want to put the prefab carport. Perhaps you want it just a few feet from your home so you can get to your vehicle easily. Or maybe you want to put the carport behind the house. Once you decide on a location, you can start to clear the area of branches and other debris.
The next decision involves the foundation for your custom carport. You can choose between a bluestone gravel foundation or one made of concrete. Your choice depends on what items you plan to store in the carport as well as the weather in your area. For instance, if you have lots of rain, gravel may be a better option when it comes to having the proper drainage around the structure. Alternatively, if you live in an area with very little rain, you may prefer to park your truck or car on a clean, concrete foundation.
Choosing a Roof
The roof of a carport is just as important as the rest of its structure, which is why we have several roof designs to choose from. Our designs include the vertical, boxed eave and regular roof. When you go about selecting a roof for your carport, think about the weather in your hometown. If you have a lot of snow each year, you may want a vertical roof. A vertical roof has a design that allows snow to slide off instead of piling up and weighing down the structure. A regular-style roof has a traditional look that pairs well with the roof on practically any home. A boxed-eave-style roof has a unique look. You may choose this design because it matches the roof on another structure on your property. In short, you can select a particular type of roof for its practicality, appearance, or both!
Selecting a Color
Customize your carport by choosing from one of 13 available colors. One idea is to choose a color that matches the roof on your home. Or you can select a color that contrasts with the color of your home’s roof to make a more dramatic impression. Of course, you can always go with your favorite color when choosing a carport roof.
When it comes to our custom carports, you have many choices that allow you to make this structure a welcome addition to your property.