Protecting your car from the elements is extremely, both in the summer and winter. In the summer, your car is exposed to harsh, bleaching sunlight. The seatbelts become scorching hot, and the interior of your car begins to feel like a sauna. In the winter, your car is covered with snow and ice.
A carport is the perfect solution to these weather problems. Your car is a big investment, and it’s important to protect it. Cars kept out of the snow, ice, and extreme sun will last longer and look nicer. And owners appreciate not having to scrape ice off their windshields or burn themselves on hot seats.
But besides protecting your car from the weather, carports have a lot of other potential uses. Wondering what else you can do with a metal carport? Read on to find out!
Carports Are a Great Place to Store Boats
In many areas of the country, boating is a seasonal activity. When ice forms on the lakes or the wind becomes too biting to spend much time on the water, it’s time to store your boat. But finding a place to store your boat isn’t always easy.
Boat storage can be extremely expensive. You have to find a marina or other storage facility with room for your boat, and then you have to pay them a fee to keep your boat for the winter. Using a carport to store your boat eliminates the hassle and expense and allows you to store your boat on your own property.
Keep Your RV in Your Carport
Large carports are also sometimes used to store RVs. RVs are a major investment, and it’s important to provide proper storage to enhance their longevity and help them retain their beauty. Storing your RV in a carport is a great way to protect it.
Just like cars, RVs are harmed by sunlight, snow, and ice. A carport is a great solution to this problem, allowing you to keep your RV out of the elements when it’s not in use. The shade and shelter will make your RV look nicer and last longer. In addition, this option allows you to load your RV for a trip without having to go out into the rain!
No Screened-In Porch? Use Your Carport!
In areas without a lot of shade, outdoor entertaining can be a bit challenging. Your friends come over expecting a relaxing outdoor afternoon, but they end up spending their time in the hot, blistering sun. Instead of making your friends get a sunburn, try entertaining under your carport.
Carports make great shade. They are designed to protect cars from the sun and elements, and they can do the same thing for gatherings of people. Why not put a nice table and chairs under your carport, and have some iced tea with your friends?
Grill in the Rain
Grilling is the ultimate way to prepare the meal for a summer gathering. Nothing tastes better on a summer day than food straight off the grill. Of course, it always seems that when you plan to have a grilling party, the weather fails to cooperate. Grilling in the rain can ruin both the meal and the mood of your party.
Rather than standing in the rain with a grill, why not move your grill under the carport? Before you grill anywhere, it’s important to make sure the area is well-ventilated. Because a carport is open on the sides, it’s a great place to get some shelter from the elements and keep your hamburgers from getting wet!