There are many aspects of choosing a carport for you to consider. One of the most important elements is the size. While we live in a society that tends to offer up the idea that more is always better, that’s not always the case. Here are a few ways to help you choose the perfect size carport for your needs.
Number of vehicles
Carports come in a variety of shapes and sizes. For example, you can get a single carport; typically, these carports are wide enough to house a standard-sized car or pickup truck with enough room to allow the door to open easily. For most people, a standard carport such as this will do the trick; however, it is not by any means the only type of carport.
There are double and triple carports as well. Just as the name implies, these carports are larger and can hold larger vehicles (or multiple smaller ones). Single, double, or triple carports typically describe the width of the carport.
The width is not the only dimension of your car port that you have control over. Length and height are the other two dimensions you can customize. A smaller car would not require as much length as a longer vehicle. Similarly, a tall vehicle will require the carport to have more hight than a short vehicle. Ultimately, the size of your carport boils down to your needs as a vehicle owner.
If you plan on purchasing another vehicle, or already have another vehicle you would like in mind, then consider that as well when having your carport built. Will you have two vehicles, will your current one be exchanged? How does the size of the vehicle you won’t compare to the size of the vehicle you currently have? All of these questions play a role in helping you determine the appropriate size for your carport.
Another way to look at it is if you are unsure you can build a double carport, just in case you get another vehicle, even if you don’t have plans to do so soon. Lastly, you can always add to a preexisting carport. One of the beautiful things about metal is that it is easily altered and expanded upon.
If you have any questions or want to consider, your options call Keen’s Buildings today!