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How to Jazz Up Your Carport

How to Jazz Up Your Carport

A basic carport can serve a lot of useful functions – but it’s a pretty plain building, to be sure. If you’d like to use your carport not only for productive purposes but also to bring additional style to your property, there are plenty of options at your disposal. In this article, we are going to highlight some of the basic ways you can “dress up” your carport when ordering from American Steel Carports, Inc.

To get started with the design process, head over to the Build & Price tool we offer here on our site. With that tool, you’ll be able to experiment with design options, see pricing, and more. Of course, you can always contact us directly if you need any help along the way.

Start with the Roof

Believe it or not, the roof you select can actually play a big role in how your carport looks. So, picking the roof is an important first step in creating the look and feel that you would like to achieve. Specifically, think about what style of roof you would like to use – regular or A-frame. With a regular carport roof, the eaves will be rolled down toward the ground. In an A-frame design, the roof profile will be more angular, with clean lines at the transitions. Many people like this more modern and crisp appearance, but the choice is yours, of course.

Create a Color Scheme

When you shop with American Steel Carports, Inc., you’ll be able to choose not only the color you want for the main body of the carport but also what trim color you’d like to select. It’s also possible to choose different colors for different panels if you want to mix and match. American Steel Inc. also includes wainscoting on horizontal siding for free! This allows you to opt for paneling that covers the lower portion of the wall.

The color scheme you go with for your carport is likely the piece that will have the greatest impact on how the final product looks. It’s a common strategy to use a contrasting color for the trim, either light trim and a dark carport, or dark trim on a lighter carport. Use this plan as a starting point, but feel free to deviate from that approach if you have a specific appearance in mind that you want to create.

Windows as Décor

If you are going to include one or more walls in your carport design, you might want to think about adding a window to upgrade the look of the structure. Not only do windows play an important practical role in bringing in light and promoting airflow, but they can also break up a wall panel visually to make the whole building look better. As you look for a spot to add a window to your carport, be sure to think about how you’ll be using this carport once it is in place on your property. After all, it wouldn’t make much sense to add one where there will be large storage racks blocking access to it.

Other Decoration Options

Beyond the three custom ideas presented above there are many other possibilities for decorating this structure. However, please note that using third-party items and altering or modifying the carport in any way will void any warranties that are in place.

  • String up lights. Using lights to bring attention and even color to the inside of the carport could be a fun option, especially during the holiday season.
  • Strategic plants. Okay – so this one doesn’t actually involve the carport directly, but it is an interesting option to make your carport feel like an integrated part of the surrounding environment. Once your carport is in place, use carefully selected plants to partially conceal the bottom of the posts. As those plants grow, your carport will gradually blend in with the landscape and look like it was always meant to be there.
  • Outdoor living furniture. You can also choose to decorate your carport by making it an outdoor living space. A table, a place to sit, some artwork or other décor pieces, and more can all come together to turn a carport into an inviting, fully decorated outdoor space.

Bring Your Vision to Life

We focus a great deal of our time and attention on making as many customization features available as possible for our carport. It’s important that each and every customer gets exactly what they want when placing an order, and that means allowing full customization from start to finish. Whether you know what you want or you’d like some help creating a vision, reach out to American Steel Carports, Inc. today to get started.


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