Find the Perfect Double Carport for Your Vehicles

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There is a large range of options to consider when buying a double carport so this blog should assist in answering, find the perfect one for your vehicles - Prices, Options, and More.

Double Carports provide protection for two vehicles as they are covered specifically designed for this purpose. Alternatively, a carport can make an excellent garden Patio or outdoor entertainment area in your yard. Your choice of roof style can change an average carport into a beautiful garden shelter to give you years of low maintenance shelter from Australia’s harsh climate.

What are the benefits?

Double Carports provide protection from the elements like rain, hail, sun, and snow. They

Find the Perfect Double Carport for Your Vehicles - Prices, Options, and More

also offer some security, as they can act as a deterrent to thieves. Additionally, having a carport will increase the value of your property but the primary benefit is protection of your valuable assets. The Australian climate will damage your vehicles in many ways so it pays to keep it undercover!

What materials do manufacturers commonly use in Carport kits?

The most common materials used to build carports are steel and aluminium. Some older homes will have carports built of brick and others may use timber but timber is now less common as it has become expensive and is always higher maintenance.

What is the cost of a Double Carport?

This question could be likened to asking, “How much is a car”? There are a wide range of answers and the cost will depend on several factors. These include the size of the carport, the materials used to construct it, the roof profile, and the location. On average, a basic Double Carport can cost between $2,000 and $6,000 for a double carport kit.

The least expensive carports are off-the-shelf which include 6x6 carports in the budget carport range and from Lysaght/BlueScope.

Carport Sale Prices

Here is a list of double carport choices with their price: -

The Budget Double Flat Roof Carport – This is the least expensive double carport available in Australia. It is 5.8m x 5.5m and comes in four colour choices and two different heights and prices start from $1999.00 including delivery to your nearest local depot. They are for installation on concrete pads or a concrete slab but cannot be changed in any manner.

The Lysaght Double Carport will be delivered to your home from $3629.00. This represents the lowest delivered price in Australia. The carport is 6.125 x 6.15 m and comes with 3m poles and is all-Australian BlueScope steel so it is exceptional value for its quality but it is not permissable to modify the Lysaght carport.

The Budget Double Gable Carport offers the lowest price for a gable roof carport and the starting price for delivery to your nearest depot is from $4400.00. There are four colour choices and two height options and once again, these cannot be modified in any way.

Find the Perfect Double Carport for Your Vehicles - Prices, Options, and More, Budget Flat roof carport

The Cantaport Cantilever carports make a fabulous design statement for your home. The special polycarbonate roof, often used as patio covers, lets in light but keeps out 83% of the sun’s heat. A Double Cantaport can be purchased from $8110 including freight to your nearest depot.

Double Carport kit Price – Custom Made

Carport Kits by Professional Choice are all custom designed specifically for you and your installation address. You can have any size, roof profile and your desired height and colour. They can be designed for in-ground installation, or they can be supplied with base plates for most of Australia. A standard, Region "A"  Double carport, (6 x 6 carport with a 2.4m clearance), can be delivered to your door from $4500. These carports are the strongest available in Australia. They can also be supplied with a roof strong enough to support solar panels. Doors can be added to Professional Choice Carports but note that other carports available should not be altered as most are just strong enough to hold their own weight.

Double Carport Roof profile choice include: -

    • Gable roof Carports,
    • Dutch Gable roof Carports,
    • Hip roof Carports.
    • Flat roof carports.

 Double Carport Kit - typical dimensions 

 A typical Double Carport is 6 x 6 – six metres long and 6 metres wide. This size fits two vehicles side by side and ensures their protection from the elements. However, the dimensions can vary depending on the specific needs of the customer.

Carport for Caravans, Carport for RV’s.

A carport is excellent for storing a caravan but the less expensive, off-the-shelf double carports are usually not high enough for a caravan. In certain areas, you may go to a clearance height of 3metres with a Lysaght double Carport or a Cantaport Carport. Normally, caravan owners have a carport for their caravan custom made.

 How long does it take to build a Double Carport?

The length of time required to build a Carport varies depending on the complexity of the installation and the type of carport purchased. On average, it should not take more than a day for most off-the-shelf carports and slightly longer for a custom-made carport because it has more and heavier parts. This does not include the time involved in preparing a slab or concrete pads for the legs. All carports come with installation instructions and some also have a video to help.

Do I need a permit to install a Double Carport?

The need for a permit to install a Carport varies depending on the regulations in your local council area. It's essential to check with your local council to determine the specific requirements but in most cases the answer to this question will be, yes, you need permission.

Can I Customise my Double Carport?

The double carports that are less expensive only allow for minor customisation, such as choosing the color and height. Additionally, you can add features such as lighting and storage.

Custom designed carports can have any roof profile you choose, and you can even add solar panels so almost any customisation is possible.

How do I maintain my Double Carport?

The maintenance for a Double Carport, whether Steel or aluminium is minimal and only require periodic cleaning with soap and water. This is usually sufficient maintenance and they all come with long warranties.

How long will my Double Carport last?

The longevity of a Carport depends on the materials used, the quality of the installation, and the level of maintenance. Budget carports have a 15-year warranty and Lysaght offer a 20-year warranty but a custom Professional Choice Carport will last you a lifetime. 

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