Advances in the design of steel carports have led an increasing number of people to choose them over traditional garages. These advances can either equal the benefits presented by traditional garages or exceed them.
Here is a list advantages that are now present as a result of the advances in steel carport construction:
* Cost – Steel carports provide a solution that costs a fraction of what a traditional garage addition would run whether the carport is installed professionally or as a do it yourself project. The lower cost can actually turn the purchase of a steel carport into an investment that adds to the value of the property.
* Variations in style and appearance – Design advances in manufacturing now allow for build to order customized steel garages in a wide variety of colors, styles, and finishes. These options mean that a steel garage can now be built to match the home or other buildings.
* Strength with low maintenance – A steel carport delivers strength and durability over the long term without the need for maintenance. A steel carport won’t suffer from expansion/contraction, termites, dry rot and a host of other issues that face wooden structures.
* Light weight components – Steel has one of the highest strength to weight ratios of any construction material. The light weight of a carport’s can make assembly easier and open the possibility of saving money by doing it yourself.
These factors give steel carports many advantages over traditional garages and should definitely be considered when deciding on adding a structure of this type.