When you decide that you would like to add a new structure to your property for parking, storage, work space, or some other use, you’ll need to pick between a carport and a garage. Both of these options offer plenty of performance benefits, which is why we are proud to offer both to our customers. In this post, we are going to look carefully at some of the benefits of a carport vs. a garage with the goal of helping you make the right choice for your needs.
Consider Intended Uses First
You can’t properly pick between a carport and a garage until you determine exactly what you’ll be doing with this building. It’s okay if you aren’t exactly sure how the building will be used over its entire lifespan, but you should know basically what you plan to do with it when it arrives and is constructed on your land.
Here are some potential uses and how they relate to picking a carport or a garage:
- Parking. If this is primarily going to be a parking structure, either a carport or garage will work nicely. With a carport, you get the benefit of convenience; there are no doors to open so you just pull right in or out and go on your way. However, while going with a garage loses points for convenience, it does offer additional security and the ability to completely protect your vehicle or vehicles from the elements.
- Storage. You are going to think first and foremost about a garage when storage is at the top of your priority list. With a garage, you get indoor conditions, the ability to secure your belongings, and more options for what you can store. A carport isn’t fully enclosed, so storing some types of items won’t be an option. With that said, if you only need to store things that are fine to live outside, a carport is an affordable and easy-to-use solution.
- Workspace. Are you planning to use this new building as an area to work on projects? Again here, you’ll probably want to favor a garage for its controlled environment. Without four walls to protect you and your tools, the conditions under a carport’s roof might not always be suitable for getting things done.
A Matter of Appearance
Finally, we should talk about the look of a carport vs. a garage. On this point, there is the matter of personal preference to consider, as beauty is always in the eye of the beholder. A garage is going to look more finished and formal to most people, but a carport will keep the property more open since you can see right through from one side to another. Do your best to picture the finished building in its chosen location so you can take this factor into account.
Order a Quality Garage from American Steel Carports, Inc.
As you can see, both carports and garages can be excellent additions to any land that you happen to own. It’s hard to go wrong here, but you will want to think through the details of your use case to decide which style of building is best. If you’re considering our sturdy metal garages, check out our Build & Price tool that lets you customize your structure from the ground up and preview your ideal garage. We’ll also provide a free quote. Our team is always here to assist so don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Thanks for stopping by!