Many people don't think about this much, but a carport can actually help extend the life of your car. Parking it in a garage may be the best option, but if you don't already have one, they can be expensive, require plans, permits and can take a considerable amount of time to complete.
A Carport however can be easier to maintain and has a variety of other uses, as well.
Here are just a few ways that the life of your vehicle can be extended by getting a new Custom Carport from Timber Decking Builders.
- Protection from the sun
- And from the rain
- Even from the dew
Protecting Your Car From the Sun
Everybody has seen how the color of your can fade through prolonged exposure to sunlight. The fading color of your car can make it look dull and much less attractive than it did when it was new, not to mention impact on the resale value.
Not only will the sunlight cause this damage to the exterior, but the interior can fade just as badly. The cars upholstery can also fade and be weakened by the heat from the sun shining through the windows. Not only will the cars seats take on a faded look, but anything inside the vehicle that is made of plastic will run the risk of cracking. All this damage can be prevented by getting a well designed and built Carport.
Timber Decking Builders may even be able to help you set up a movable screen for different seasons.
Protecting Your Car From the Rain
The damage that can be caused by rain is not limited to simply getting your Car wet. Most Cars have those little nooks and crannies that water likes to collect in. If left there too long, that water can start to rust out your car's frame. In the colder months, hail can be as bad, if not worse, than rain. Not only can it damage your vehicle just by hitting it, but, as it starts to melt, it will also find all those moisture hiding spots. Timber Decking Builders can set up a Custom Carport for you that will take into consideration the prevailing weather patterns to get the most protection for your Car.
Protecting Your Car From the Dew
Some people may not realize this, but dew actually is formed by the condensation of the moisture in the air as it cools. Again, in Melbourne's colder months, any moisture that gets on your car can freeze and be the cause of serious damage; particularly if there is a small chip in a Car window. Water that gets in and freezes will cause the crack to grow until you need to replace the window. Under a Carport, your vehicle will have more protection from this effect as the majority of the wetness will settle on the roof of the carport. Timber Decking Builders can help you choose the best site for your new Carport so it will have plenty of ventilation, and not allow moisture to build up on your vehicle.
These are probably the biggest threats to your vehicle if you park it outside. There may be others, but, as far as weather goes, these are the ones that people worry about most. To learn more about how you can protect your car and help extend its life, check your area for the best carport builders. Melbourne has several good ones available.
Timber Decking Builders, will work with you to design a Custom Carport that will suit your needs and budget. We provide an onsite, obligation free quote that includes all labor, materials and installation. If your Custom Carport requires a Permit, Timber Decking Builders will manage the entire permit approval process for you via our in-house drafting team.
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