A Skillion Carport Fits Right into Your Modern Home

Vehicles are an essential part of the modern Australian lifestyle. In fact, The Australian says that more than 90% of Australian households own at least one car. If you’re one of the car-owning population, you’ll need a safe and durable place to keep your investments against harsh storms and soaring temperatures.

Just Patios offers just the solution. We provide carports to Sunshine Coast households, including raised flyover and gable types. We also build the most popular type — the skillion carport. Here are some reasons skillion carports grace many homes in the country.

Structurally Sound

A skillion carport’s main advantage lies in its structural soundness. Just Patio’s skillion carports, for example, are made from durable materials, ensuring that they will withstand tough conditions and last for years.

Its roof makes it useful during rainy days, too. The steep slope enables water to drain off effectively without the help of additional materials. Moreover, this carport fits snugly into a backyard corner, maximising the space there.

A Focus on Ventilation and Natural Light

Households that receive a lot of sun and rain benefit greatly from skillion roofs. The roof protects the vehicles from heat, rain, snow and, by consequence, wear and tear effectively.

It does not, however, confine the space. Because the roof is only held up by beams, a skillion carport allows air to flow in and provide ample ventilation to the vehicle.

The Contemporary Feel

A skillion carport has a very simple design. It consists of a durable, sloped roof supported by vertical beams.

Builders install a skillion carport in two ways. One, they install it as an extension of the house. They attach a beam to the wall of the house and erect supporting posts opposite of it. The beam and the posts then support the slanted roof. Two, they build the skillion carport as a freestanding unit, detached from the home. This consists of two sets of supporting posts that carry the sloped roof.

Since only a handful of material types are used, and there are no complicated designs, the home maintains its clean and uncluttered vibe. This is a feature of many minimalist designs.

It’s Not Expensive

Skillion carports cost less than other carport types without compromising the safety of your vehicles. On top of that, Just Patios uses equally reliable materials that reduce costs further, like Zincalume® sheets and galvanised frames.

Bear in mind, however, that certain considerations can change the price of a skillion carport, like its size and the materials used.

Easy Installation

A skillion roof’s simple design calls for easy and fast installation. The project will run even smoother if you hire the services of experienced carport builders like Just Patios.

Our experts have handled many carport projects in the past, so we can build a durable skillion carport efficiently. We can also provide advice on the design that would fit your home perfectly.

Trust Just Patios to build you a skillion carport that will protect your vehicles effectively. Reach us on 1300 0284 531 or fill out our online form today for more information about our carports.

What to Consider When Choosing the Right Carport

When choosing a carport, consider both its function as well as its aesthetic. Size and construction are two of the most important aspects to consider with regard to function. As for aesthetic aspects, consider the style of the roof. You want to make sure your carport adds value to your home. The carport you finally have will depend on your budget and the building company you choose. At Just Patios, we provide quality-built custom carports on the Sunshine Coast.

One Size Does Not Fit All

The right carport size will provide your equipment and vehicle with maximum protection for many years. There may be challenges if you don’t take into full consideration the size of carport you want. For instance, getting a custom size without measuring your vehicles or equipment can result in a carport that only covers a small space. It is also the case that you might overestimate the space needed.

Perhaps you only need a shelter for one compact car. In this case, a standard sized carport is an appropriate choice. However, if you own a large truck and have extra equipment to store, consider a double or triple carport. To avoid choosing the wrong size, it’s best to get a carport builder’s advice on finding out the most suitable size for your vehicle and equipment.

Construction Style

After choosing the size, decide on how it will be constructed. There are two styles of carport construction: freestanding and attached. With freestanding carports, you can choose wherever you want your carport to be installed on your property as long as you follow local council and national construction codes.

By using attached carports, you can save construction expenses. You don’t need to pay for the construction of one side of the carport because it’s already attached to your home. What you need to do is to consider the stability of your carport carefully. When we construct carports, we guarantee that it is constructed using robust materials.

Roof Design

Most Australian homes have one of three roof designs: flat, skillion or gabled. Flat roofs are the most popular roof among the three types. In most cases, they are the most affordable and easiest to install among the three. However, they can be challenging to drain and susceptible to damage from ice forming and water pooling. Without altering its appearance, a slight incline makes a difference in draining and cleaning the roof.

Skillion roofs are flat roofs with a significant slope. Many contemporary homes use a skillion roof for its distinctive profile and passive climate control features. Modern homes use the same roof for their carport to complement the designs.

As for gabled roofs, they are can mimic the style of your home exterior. Although they require more materials and labour than the other roofs, the finish can enhance the appearance of your home exterior design. Gabled roofs are suitable for homes situated in areas with a high chance of rainfall or snow. The roof’s material allows rain or snow to drain off easily.

Contact Just Patios

We provide all roof designs and construction styles mentioned above. If you prefer a different design, we will gladly customise your carport to suit your specifications. With our carports, you can keep your vehicle or equipment in top shape. Call 1300 284 531 or send us a quote through our contact page.

 

Finding Carport Design Ideas

We usually give you design ideas for patio enclosures, but today we’ll focus on the trusty carport.

Carports are a cost effective way to protect your property and are faster to construct than garages. Being open on two sides or more, it has the aesthetic advantage of looking clean and sleek and its appearance can easily be enhanced.

For a beautiful carport that puts garages to shame, here are design ideas from Brisbane’s ever-reliable carport builders:

The Modern Skillion

Skillion carports are popular for their simplicity and affordability ‒ but only a few know that they are great for making refined modern structures. They tastefully complement contemporary homes and are also suited for the commercial and hospitality industries.

For a modern skillion carport, combine your choice of metal roofing with strips of polycarb roofing to let more light pass through, creating a scattered light effect. For the braces, legs, and bows, stick with clean lines and choose modern colours such as off-white, matte black, grey or merino. To complete the look from top to bottom, use porcelain tiles designed for outdoors. They’re surprisingly strong and give any carport an upgraded look and feel.

The Stunning Flyover

Flyover carports have extra height, providing a proper home for your caravan, boat or motorhome. With a floating look, a flyover carport is a statement of architectural taste and beautiful craftsmanship by itself. But if you want to go further, using wider posts give it an upscale look. For more sun protection and for added sophistication, add metal privacy screens with horizontal slats. A modern combination is black metal legs with a timber privacy screen in its natural colour, or an all metal structure fully coated in black or dark brown. For the roof, consider insulated roofing panels to gain both functional and aesthetic benefits.

The Timeless Gable

Carports with gable roofing allow you to easily match the style of your home’s roof. You can copy the same colour of your house’s roofing and recreate its texture. To give a twist to this classic design, add skylights to your roofing and use heritage cream for the colour of the beams, legs and the rest of the supporting structure.

For a softer touch, add potted plants around the carport or hanging plants on the side. If your carport is attached to a side wall, a vertical garden livens up the wall space. With our designs, you can have your roof with traditional gable ends, Dutch gable ends or hip ends.

If you have your own design ideas, ask our experts to incorporate them to suit your budget and needs. We also have a range of designs you can customise to suit your preferences and requirements.

At Just Patios, workmanship and customer satisfaction are at the centre of our service. We have over 15 years of experience in the industry and use only licensed builders for our projects. We are a registered contractor in Queensland and know the local building codes and regulations.

For questions, contact us on 1300 284 531.

 

 

Keeping Your Carport Structurally Sound and Spic and Span

Just Patios carports are incredibly durable and low maintenance, but they need some care as well to extend their service life. Keep them structurally sound and beautiful for longer with this carport maintenance checklist:

Start from the top: the roof and gutters

Regularly check your roof for leaves and dirt buildup as they can trap moisture, leading to corrosion spots. You can wash down the debris with water and use liquid soap if there are stains on your roof.

If your carport has gutters, make sure they are not clogged with leaves. You can also consider having gutter guards installed to prevent leaves from clogging your gutter and lessen the cleaning that you have to do.

Maintain the supporting structures: the support columns and beams

Debris can cling to your beams and support columns which can lead to staining or rust damage. Wipe down these structures once in a while to remove any dirt build up. If you spot any rust, it is best to act on it immediately. To treat rust, remove scales with a wire brush, sand the affected portion thoroughly and dust it down. Use rust killer before spot priming, then use undercoat followed by your top finishing.

Strengthen your base: the carport floor

Cleaning floors regularly helps preserve its integrity. On most days, you can clean them with a broom, but it is also ideal to power wash your floors once in a while.

If your car leaks and your floor has oil and grease spots, you can remove these by covering it with a layer of cat litter or sawdust for at least one day. These materials absorb excess oil, making it easier to clean the area. Once you’ve swept off the dust or litter, pour a cleaning agent on the stain, let it sit for 45 minutes and rinse it off with boiling water.

As the carport floor is subject to heavy wear and tear, you can also extend its life by recoating it every few years.

Want to know more about carport care? Just Patios is a trusted carport builder in Brisbane. For inquiries on carports, contact us today.

 

Carport Building 101: Things to Remember When Designing a Carport

Building a carport is a smart decision, as it provides the protection your vehicle needs from the searing sun and pounding rain. It also works well for families looking to save on cash, as the cost of building a carport tends to be lower than that of a garage.

Moreover, well-built carports in Brisbane are ideal for those looking to give their vehicle additional protection without eating up a considerable part of their yard.

When building a carport, a mistake of most homeowners is treating it as an addition or an afterthought, which then shows in the results. To make sure your carport will stay aesthetically pleasing and functional longer, here are some things to remember when designing your carport:

  1. Keep your home’s design in mind.

As opposed to treating the carport as an afterthought, build it as if it’s a part of the home plan. Let it match the overall style of your house. If you have a modern home, for instance, add some modern touches to the carport design, too.

Use the same materials as you did to build the rest of the home. To create balance, use colours from the same palette or at least choose hues that complement that of the home’s exterior.

  1. Consider the size and other provisions.

Consider future plans before deciding on the size of your carport. Are you looking to purchase another car soon? If so, and if the space in your driveway would permit it, double your carport’s size to accommodate the new car.

Build your carport in a way that would allow you direct access to the home. This will benefit you when you arrive home while the sun is in full heat or when it’s raining.

Ask our experts at Just Patios to help you design the kind of carport that will give you the best value for your money. Choose from a wide range of sleek and fully functional designs, and we’ll customise it to suit your preferences and needs. Whether you need a simple flat or skillion type or a rustic gable-type, we’ll build a carport that enhances the value and curb appeal of your home. Contact us today.

Can Carports Increase the Value of Your Home?

Homeowners looking to protect their car can consider installing a carport on their property. It can protect the vehicle from natural elements like rain and sun and expand the lifespan of your vehicle, it can even save you from unnecessary parking space expenses. When you don’t have the cash or the layout to accommodate a garage in your home, consider having a carport built instead.

While carports certainly protect cars and are cost-efficient, there’s another benefit to having one constructed. A Carport, believe it or not, can improve the value of your house. How does it do that?

Carports Can Blend with the Home’s Architecture

Professionals that specialise in building carports in homes make sure that the structure blends with the architecture of your home. You can also have it customised so that it serves as a complementary feature, and it will look as if the property was designed with the carport in mind — not, as might be the case, a later addition. Moreover, since a newly build carport looks visually attractive, it can raise the appeal of your entire property.

Carports also Enhance Kerb Appeal

Speaking of a property’s appeal, did you know that outdoor aesthetic plays a role in raising your home’s value? Properties with great kerb appeal command higher prices and sell faster on the market. Thus, how your property looks from the outside could make or break a potential buyer’s first impression of your home — and carports make a good first impression! Not only do carports make your front yard look neat, but parking your car (or any other vehicle, such as a boat) neatly under a carport lets visitors appreciate the style and size of your front yard as well.

At Just Patios, we can build you a carport that can raise your home’s value. Our high-quality workmanship adds value to your property by bringing an aesthetic appeal to any home. Our licenced, professional builders will make sure to complete your carport on time and according to your specifications.

Contact us today to request a free carport quote.

Parking in Style: Why You Should Have a Carport Built in Your Home

When the weather changes, our bodies adapt to it. When the sun is out, we bring out our bathing suits and sunglasses. To combat the cold, we wear whatever we can to keep warm.

What we often forget is that in cooler or wetter seasons, even cars get the chills. On hotter days, the cars suffer from intense heat, too. They may not breathe and speak like human beings, but they sure get hit by bad weather the same way we do.

An Umbrella for Your Car

That is why carports exist. They act as a barrier between your vehicle and the extremities of climate, preventing high and low temperature changes from damaging your car. Carports ‘protect your vehicle from harmful summer rays, winter snow, sleet or rain’, remarks SpeedLux Media.

Carports are especially economical for those with smaller homes and or where there is no money for a renovation for a garage. They are easy to install and having fewer walls than a garage, give good ventilation for storing vehicles.

Aesthetic Appeal

Outdoor spaces are the best places for garden parties. When you have a carport, just park your car in front of your house for a day to have a patio where you can invite guests for barbecue or wine nights. It is a trend these days to create a comfortable space with chairs and tables for a festive feel. Using your carport as a gathering area gives you more value for your money.

The demand for carport construction has surged in recent years particularly as a result of the unpredictable weather that can be experienced in Brisbane and surrounding areas. After all who wants their vehicle pummelled by large hail stones or torrential rain!

Experienced designers at Just Patios design and customise carports for clients in the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. You name your ideal carport and we can bring it to life for you..

Ready for a new carport? Get in touch with Just Patios today for a free quote.