What’s the difference between a carport and a garage?
carport is a semi covered structure that is designed to park vehicles
and to provide limited protection to them. They are mostly open from
two sides and are either usually flat roofed or modular in India. A
carport is a cost effective way to provide protection to one’s car
from the elements such as rain, wind and scorching heat from the sun.
Carports offer less protection than garages,
but allow for more ventilation. They’re also much cheaper and
easier to build and construct compared to a garage.The structure can
either be freestanding or attached to a wall. If you've been parking
your vehicles outside, investing in a protective structure to house
them in can increase the life of your vehicles and even increase the
value of the home if you build your project to code.
are some convenient carport ideas for the front of the house?
you have quite a big front yard, a carport at the front of the house
may not be the best idea. However if the side of your house is
already occupied, there are also compact foldable carports (which do
not take up much space) that you could use which can be put away when
not in use, freeing up space in front yard when the car is not
you have a big front yard, a carport at the front of the house can be
great as it adds more privacy to the house by covering up the front
of the house more and it also serves as a shelter from the rain and
I have a carport on the side of my house?
carports or flat roofed carports are great for the side of the house.
You also get to hide your vehicle and protect it from thieving eyes,
making it more secure and safe. If you have a small front yard, we
strongly recommend positioning the carport at the side of the house.
can look like garden gazebos if you take the time to grow plants
around it and create a little garden surrounding it. You can match
the exterior design of your house and roof or create something unique
if it’s a standalone type of carport. Keep in mind that the
standalone carport should be built by the stronger material, both for
the foundation and for the roof.
are some inexpensive ways to install a carport?
you want an inexpensive, quick and easy shelter for your vehicles,
prefab carports or prefabricated garages are a great choice. Modular carports or prefab carports cost an
average of Rs350 per square feet. Prefab carports kits are a smart
way to gain sheltered space and avoid the time and financial hassle
of building a traditional construction garage. Homeowners can
appreciate easy installation and flexible storage options gained with
the many prefab carports available from homify. You can also contact
one of our many general contractors for help.
Prefab carports are
near instant storage options for vehicles. Prefab options include
metal canopies for carports. UV-resistant, waterproof polyethylene
canopies are a cost-saving alternative. With either canopy, prefab
carports provide reliable shelter in convenient timeframes.
Installation is quick and simple enough for people taking a DIY
approach. No hassle anchoring systems fasten durable prefab carports
securely for stable shelter over years of use. Rugged construction
prefab carports are available with valence protection or enclosed
options with side walls in place.
Are solar carports
popular in India?
Solar carports have
become a bit of a buzzword in the eco-conscious crowd of India. No
surprise really, especially since India’s largest solar carport was
just completed last month at the Cochin International Airport in
Kerala. Maruti also built a huge solar
carport in Gurgaon a few years ago.
Many homeowners, despite wanting to put up solar panels,
are often constrained by space availability over the rooftop or the
rooftop being used for some other purpose. In such a scenario, solar
car parking roofs have come to their rescue. The added advantage of
solar carports is that not only are you providing protection to the
cars below but also producing clean and free solar electricity. This
electricity can be used for the building or even as a charging port
for electric cars which are getting popular these days. In a country
like India which has ample amount of sunshine throughout the year,
solar car parks are an excellent idea.
In order to install a solar carport, a good amount of
structural designing will have to be done which will be seen as
excess material in the form of steel, which in turn results in extra
costs. However, as the industry matures and system costs reduce, the
number of suitors for such innovative designs are increasing.