Does a Carport Add Value to a House?

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A carport can be a terrific addition to your home but does a carport add value to a house? Whether you want to protect your vehicle, add some extra covered space or simply add value to your home, there are many reasons why you should install a carport on your property. In this article we'll look at how adding a carport can benefit you. It will also give you peace of mind knowing your vehicle is always protected from our severe climate.

Does a Carport Add Value to a House?

A carport is a structure that provides shelter to vehicles. They are not just vehicle shelters and can be used as

Does a Carport Add Value to a House?- Dutch Gable carports

workshops, storage space or place some chairs and a table underneath and it’s a garden Patio. A carport can be an attractive feature for potential buyers looking for extra covered or storage space in a home.

The additional outdoor covered space of a carportgives you the opportunity to enjoy and relax in the knowledge that your vehicle is safe from damage. We all know the severe Australian climate can be so damaging toa vehicle. It’s also an advantage to be able to access your vehicle without having to step outside.  It's no fun stepping into a hailstone storm, a downpour of rain or even snow in some areas.

A Carport can provide similar protection as a garage.

We know that a carport can provide similar protection as a garage. Also, a carport will be a lot cheaper to install, but what else?

The most obvious benefit of having a carport is that it protects your vehicle from the elements. If you live in an area where rain or hail are common, this is especially important. The interior of your vehicle will also be protected against the intense UV rays of the Australian sun under a covered structure. It also gives you a covered space to wash or detail the exterior of your vehicle away from the harsh sun’s heat.

DIY Carports don't need expensive professionals to install them. Since they're so easy to install yourself installing a Budget Carport can cost less than $3,000 depending on how big or fancy you want.

Carports Will Protect Your Vehicle

You can protect your vehicle from the elements. A carport can keep rain, snow, and sun off your car. This will help prevent fading of paint jobs or other damage to the exterior of your vehicle. If you live in an area prone to harsh weather conditions like heavy winds or hail storms, a carport is necessary for protecting your vehicle against these potentially destructive forces.

How Can a Carport Pay for itself?

A Professional Choice carport is built stronger than any other carports available in Australia. Pay very little more and your carport can be supplied as Solar-ready. This means it is strong enough

Does a Carport Add Value to a House? - Solar carport

to support an additional weight of 20kg per square metre on the roof. This makes it  as strong or maybe even stronger than the roof of your home. An extra $4000 will be enough to fully install a solar system on the roof.  Your carport will now produce most of yopur electricy needs and will soon pay for itself!

Is a carport cheaper than a garage?

The answer to this question is obvious. A small single carport can cost as little as $1400.00 plus installation costs. A small single garage built to Australian Standards will cost around $6800 plus any installation costs. will be closer to   A carport is a much cheaper option than adding a garage to your home. Both are permanent structures adding additional covered space to your home and both will easily re-pay for themselves when selling.

Add Value to Your Home by Installing a Carport

Adding a permanent carport to your home will not only give you added covered protection, but it will more than pay for itself when you come to re-sell. Most of us have moved house at some time either as renters or new owners. Potential renters or buyers will often overlook houses without a covered car space. Wouldn’t you always click the “car space’ option when searching for a new home? You find no covered car spaces when inspecting a property so how would you feel?

What about a covered car space in Sydney selling for $333,000! You might like to look at the prices for car parks currently available in commercial real estate. A covered car space is worth a lot of money and will easily add more than its installation cost to the value of your home.

How to Add Value to Your Home by Installing a Carport

A carport is a Class 10a buildings which is a non-habitable building including sheds, carports, and private garages. It is a permanent structure and so will require council permission in almost all cases.

  • Consider all the options before buying your carport. There are many types of carports from the simple flat roof or Skillion carport, a gable carport or the best looking Dutch Gable and Hip roof carports. Generally the more you spend on your carport, the better it will ‘match’ your home and the more money it will add to the value of the home.   Most carports are designed for permanent installation while others are portable or transportable structures. A portable carport is unlikely to add much value to your home. You will also find that a good quality Australian made portable carport can be more expensive than a permanent carport.
  • Research your local regulations about installing one on your property. Most councils have restrictions regarding how close they can be placed to neighbouring fence, (usually 1m), or other structures such as garages or sheds.

Carports are Flexible - Does a Carport Add Value to a House?

You should consider a carport if you're looking for a less-expensive flexible solution that can be used for more than just parking your vehicle. A carport will provide protection from the elements, but it's also a great space to store bikes and other outdoor items, or to set up an outdoor dining area and turn it into a garden patio. Carports can be designed in any size and shape with custom-built if you can’t find a suitable off-the-shelf size and design to fit into a specific area of your yard.

Summary - Does a Carport Add Value to a House?

We hope this article has helped you understand the value of a carport. A good permanent carport will give you a life-time of use and add value to your house. If you're in the market for one, we encourage you to contact us today! We have years of experience in giving advice and supplying product to protect vehicles from the harsh Australian climate. Whether it's an aluminium with a polycarbonate roof or steel frame with Colorbond roof, we can help design a structure that meets all your needs while adding value to your home at a very reasonable cost.


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