Beat the Heat With Metal Carport Awnings

As temperatures rise, many homeowners consider the purchase of prefab carport awnings to keep their vehicles cool. With the family car underneath an awning, carport owners typically find that the vehicle’s paint job lasts longer. Plus, with the car interior relatively cool even in the hottest months of summer, drivers don’t need to blast the air conditioning when they get in, sparing their car from the extra wear and battery use.

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Well-chosen carports and awnings like those at Alan’s Factory Outlet can offer both convenience and style. An aluminum carport can range widely in shape, size, material, and style, making it highly customizable to match any home and any surrounding landscaping. To choose the right carport for your needs, consider both aesthetic and practical factors before you buy.

Benefits of a Carport

Compared to enclosed garages, metal carport awnings offer similar benefits at a more economical price. In addition, many homeowners find that metal awnings can actually give their property a more appealing aesthetic. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright used a vehicle awning for many of his homes, famously saying, “A car is not a horse, and it doesn’t need a barn.”

Contemporary home design professionals describe metal car awnings as a rising style trend and not solely a lower-priced alternative to the garage. They contrast the light and welcoming look of an open carport with the blank and heavy front of a closed garage. As for practical benefits, a carport provides vehicles with natural ventilation as well as protection from the elements. In places with regular prevailing winds, metal awnings may be designed with one closed side for further protection.

Carports have become an increasingly popular option for design reasons and remain attractive to many buyers as an economical alternative to the full garage. On average, adding a car awning to your property costs 50 percent less than building a full garage.

Practical Considerations

Our metal carport awning kits come in a range of styles and price points. When choosing between a carport and a full garage or when selecting a particular carport, start by assessing your needs and your target budget. For example, if you want a long-lasting shelter at a lower investment, an aluminum carport may suit your needs. If you live in a snowy or rainy climate, opt for a carport with a pitched roof. A carport designed for all-weather resilience will also feature roofing material with the grain or any grooves sloping downward.

As you weigh pricing and value, it’s also worth factoring in your home’s future worth. In some cases, adding a well-made carport may increase your home’s value.

In addition to your personal style considerations, keep in mind that local regulations may partially determine which awning kit you may select. In some cases, carports are addressed in homeowners’ association bylaws or by local zoning laws. For example, homeowners may be permitted to erect permanent carports but portable awnings for cars may be prohibited. Other communities expect their residents to construct any carports in a certain position relative to the house and the property lines.

Carport Options

When choosing an awning, carport buyers can select from a variety of materials and styles for our metal awning kits. We offer have both steel and aluminum awnings for sale with a barn roof, a boxed-eave roof, or a vertical roof and with open or enclosed sides. Furthermore, we can make them in custom sizes to suit your needs.

Carports efficiently protect cars from sun, hail, and other debris at a relatively low price. Compared to other materials, aluminum carport awnings are highly durable and require a relatively low initial investment, making them one of the most cost-effective carport options in the long run. A steel awning is another extremely sturdy option for carports. The resilience of steel carports makes them ideal if you have a partially wooded property and wish to protect your vehicle from the risk of fallen tree branches.

At Alan’s Factory Outlet, we have a great selection of metal awnings for sale at great prices. Whether you’re looking for steel or aluminum awning kits, our professional designers and installers can help you. Ordering online is easy, and we typically deliver and install carports within 60 days of ordering. Call now to purchase your custom carport and save!