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.