Carports are easy to build and you can build a carport on DIY basis (provided you happen to be technical minded and possess the right tools). They are affordable, cheap to own and available in a variety of designs.
Here are a few that are overwhelmingly popular for certain reasons. You can choose a design that suits your particular needs perfectly.
Gable Roof Carport:
This particular design is most suitable (and popular) in areas with heavy snow or downpour. Gable roof is a triangle shape shelter; its corners are bent downward (with a tip in its middle) to allow easy slipping down of snow and rain. As a result,it is pretty safe bet against heavy snowfall to keep your vehicle safe against severe weather elements. Additionally, it gives an elegant look to your house as well withits unique style and design.
Flat Roof Carport:
This is one of the oldest prevailing designs of carport architecture for its low cost, simplicity and durability. These types of carports are suitable for areas with minimal rain and snowfall. These types of car ports are ideal for low budget homeowners with a desire to own a carport that doesn’t dent their wallets.
Flemish Gable Carport:
This is the one of the most modern designs of carports that is popular in Europe. It is also known as a Dutch gable carport and almost similar to gable roof carport in its construction and look (the only difference being a pediment that rests on the top of the roof). Apart from being a carport, it can also be used as sitting area whereyou can have your evening tea in an outdoor setting. A Flemish gable carport can also be used as a store for all your outdoors equipment.
Your DIY Carport:
You can always design your own carport with some brainstorming and consulting a carport specialist. A smart way can be to customize the commercially available carports through innovation and smart mix and match. However, you must consult an expert to make sure that “mix and match” approach is safe in application.
New and smart carport designers are coming up with exotic ideas to utilize the available space at your premises for contemporary carport designs. They may be slightly more expensive but they can deliver custom carport options beyond your expectations
Timber Carport Frame:
It is another beautiful type of carport which is considered to be classic. These are most suitable for low rain and snowfall area. It is one of the most popular choice among the carport lovers all over the world for its low cost, amazing look, versatility in designs and availability.