All Carports - Car Covers and Shelter
All Carports - Car Covers and Shelter
The only range of All Carports - Car Covers and Shelter in Australia to offer you a huge range of carports in all sizes, styles, colours and functions.:-
- Solar Carports - Australia's first solar carport kits for the residential and small business market
- Cantilever Carports - from Cantaport; the original Japanese manufactured carports to full Australian Standard - don't be fooled by cheap Chinese imitations
- Standard Carports - choose a flat roof carport from as little as $1,139, Dutch Gable Carport, Traditional Gable Carport with or without end infills or a Hip Roof Carport in mutiple sizes and mix and match with up to 22 Colorbond colours
- If a carport isn't quite enough, then checkout the fantastic range of affordable garages.
Carports will provide essential protection for cars, bikes, caravans and RV's against our harsh Australian climate. A planned carport in a style to suit your home will add value to your property and protect your assets with a roof the same way you protect yourself! Solar Carport and Cantilever Carports are made of corrosion free, strong but light-weight aluminium. Cantaport Cantilever carports come with a 10-year warranty and spare parts are freely available, (although we don't need to supply many!), and standard carports carports are built from quality Colorbond and Zincalume steel, making them durable and providing your car with the best protection with full long COLORBOND® warranty. Zincalume can look great in some locations and is long-lasting but obviously colour choice is not an option! Solar carports have an industry-best 25 year warranty on the Sunpower panels.
"Traditional" carport sellers and installers will often tell you aluminium is a cheap options not recommended if you live in an area with high winds. This is nonsense from 30 years ago. Today's designs are corrosion free (unlike COLORBOND®) and are classified to 147kph wind areas, our highest rating.
There are also other architectural style differences among carports beyond the particular material being used. There’s flat or rounded roofing, as well as gable style carports to consider. There are pros and cons to all of them, ranging from price to the inherent protective capabilities of each one. Gable-styling may be more expensive, for example, but it also increases the likelihood that the carport will look like a more natural extension of your home.
Freestanding Carport or attached carport?
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We advertise our carports as 'freestanding" although most standard carports can be easily altered to be attached, normally at no additional cost to the freestanding price - (not applicable to budget carports) Attached carports, as the name suggests, are attached or linked directly to the house, sometimes in a 'lean-to' installation. Freestanding carports are on their own, not attached to house, and can be placed anywhere on your property provided it is within council regulations of your front and side boundaries.
Attached carports can make your new property addition look more natural to the style of your home which can help increase your home value even more. A compromise we see often in newer homes is the use of a cantilever carport which can offer easier entry with only two posts instead of four; the 'open end' of the cantilever can hang over the gutters or almost touch the existing homes.
Carports are a fantastic addition to any home.
Carports are a fantastic addition to any home and a very popular choice for Australian homeowners, especially when you don’t need a covered garage. Your carports can be custom designed but with our huge range, a custom order is generally a small and often free adjustment to our advertised standard designs. When choosing your carport, look at the façade of your home and picture what would blend best. Nothing looks better than a cantilever carport, single or double on a modern design home. Maybe a gable roof (from as little as $2,610) at a similar angle to your roof (these roofs are 15 degrees but standard is 22 degrees - this can be altered) may be better beside an older style home. Choose a roof and facia colour that matches your existing home.
Carports can offer more than protection for your car and are often used for shelter in the garden and can be easily used as patios or gazebos giving an addition entertainment area to your home. As a carport at the front of your home, they can also offer added shelter for areas such as your front porch.
Do carports add value to a home or property?
Of course they can, as long as it is not a DIY disaster job! The great thing about our standard and cantilever carports is that it is difficult to go wrong! There is no cutting or drilling and all parts just fit together. It's difficult to fit a piece in the wrong place. Hiring a local handyman or installer is a relatively cheap option as all that you need to erect a carport is tools - carport kits are delivered with everything included with the exception of concrete, (should you choose to erect in-slab) or 'feet" which you order separately for less expensive 'on-slab' installation.
Solar Carports must, of course, be installed by accredited solar installers and we will organise quotes for you. Standard and cantilever carport kits can be installed by anyone with basic handyman skills or use this link to get local quotes. Using our services, you will end up with something practical that looks great, and also boosts the value of your home or in the case of our solar carports, ends up paying for itself and more over a few years!
How much does a carport cost?
It’s possible to spend a small amounts or quite a lot. A small amount would be just over $1000 complete, a lot depends much on the size. Just in term of value, particularly in our larger cities, check out how much a covered car space is worth in your area - the eastern suburbs of Sydney could easily see an extra covered car space adding more than $200,000 to the value of a home. Excellent quality carports sold here are the best prices you will find for the best quality carports available in Australia. Looking around for "cheap"usually ends with predictable problems - we know the number of inquiries we get for part replacements for cheap Chinese cantilever carports - and we can't help because our quality parts don't fit!
Do your own research into carport and/or patio cost before making a decision but keep in mind, the added protection to your car that’s afforded by a carport which will save you money in car resale and protection and perhaps body maintenance as well. The added covered car space will also increase resale value of your home - check out your suburb in realestate.com.au and look at the difference between 1,2 and 3 covered cars space homes!
The carport is so versatile, affordable and easy to install. You can DO It Yourself with our highly engineered kits it's easy or pay a local handyman builder for a day's work! Carports can be freestanding or attached to your garage or home. The standard carports are built with steel from COLORBOND®. Further cladding can be easily added on one or two sides to give further protection against the weather. Often garages are full of items that you can’t really put elsewhere or often you just need more garage space for another car. A simple house extension such as an affordable carport will ensure that your vehicles have their own space away from the street and protected from the elements.
The standard carports can come with extra height for caravans, horse trailers, trucks or boats. In fact, choose your carport and request any custom feature like extra height and it probably won't cost you any more! Available as DIY kits delivered to your home for most of Australia, we can also assist in finding qood quotes for installation in most areas.
If its style and elegance you want around your home, the Cantaport Carport and Awning system is hard to beat. Single carport kits can be joined in M shape, Y shape, or in-line (long) to make triple carports or quadruple carports or more. Our brochures show M and Y combined for a very sleek and modern three car space.
These Kits are often sold as pergola kits, patio kits and pool shade kits because of their easy installation, only two posts and modern looks. Various institutions have purchased these carport kits as bus shelter kits demonstrating their versatility for anyone with some imagination. Full Australian Standard designs for any wind location.
Solar Carport Kits
Plenty of information on Australia's first solar carport kits is available in our shop with the product description. We can do some custom design with these models and we will soon have a cantilever solar carport design ready for the market. Don't fear to ask about any particular design change you may want.