The Advantages of a Post and Beam CarportBy admin
Post and Beam Carports
An effective alternative to a traditional or standard garage is a post and beam carport. Compared to starting a construction of an additional structure to a home, these are less disruptive, require less work to construct and provide ample protection for cars, trucks, and recreational vehicles.
When building or creating a metal post and beam shelter, there are some homeowners that prefer to hire a professional contractor to do the job. If you don’t like the idea of having to spend money to hire a professional, there are kits that can be purchased. You can do the job or install one on your own or with the help of a friend.
The two types of carport structures are the lean-to and free standing. Comparing to building a traditional garage, the better option would be the lean-to shelter. This is attached to your home and requires very minimal materials. The free standing structure is supported by metal carport posts. This type is not as complicated as a garage or a lean-to metal carport.
There are several important factors that you would need to consider before you actually make a purchase. You need to determine how thick the metal carport post is going to be. If you live in a windy or snowy area, the thickest metal post carports that make up the frame, which is usually steel, would be the ideal choice. The stronger the frame, the better it is able to withstand harsh weather conditions.
Determining the size of a carport is a good idea. Normally, carports can fit one or two mid-sized carports. If you own larger vehicles, it shouldn’t be too hard to find a carport that will work for you. There are some structures that are able to shelter an RV or camper.
The space that you have available on your property also determines the size of the carport that you will need. A larger carport consists of ten legs and a medium sized one has eight legs. The smallest carport has four to six legs or support beams and can usually fit one family car.
Installing post and beam carports can either be done on your own or by a professional. Carports prices when compared to adding a garage or extra room to your house are much more affordable.