Carports are one of the most basic types of sheds. In fact, they are one of few types of real sheds when you look at the real meaning of the term. Carports can serve to protect cars, boats, and recreational vehicles from the damaging effects of weather, without the expense of a full scale building.
Some examples of such uses are:
- Car and truck protection
- Boat protection
- 4 wheeler protection
- RV protection
- Patio covers
- Outdoor gatherings
Protecting cars, boats, and other outdoor equipment are very common uses, and when it comes to large RV's, there is nothing that can beat a very tall carport for protection, ease of use and access, and cost.
Most modern carports are free standing open air shelters. This provides a measure of safety from automobile fumes or fires not found in traditional home garages, and leaves your garage free for other uses. Carports of this type provide a high level of protection from harmful weather conditions at a very reasonable price. Prefab carports are built from galvanized and painted steel for long life and durability, and are available in a number of colors to match your existing structures. Modern steel carports are a great value for the homeowner.