The Benefits of Flat and Gabled Roof Carports

There are numerous benefits that come with adding a carport to your house. It protects your vehicle from being damaged by the elements, be it rain, hail or sunlight. Additionally, it can easily be customized to suit your home’s exterior, and not stick out like a sore thumb.There are many types of designs but the two most common are gable and flat roof carports. Here are some details to help you make an informed decision about the right carport for your home.

Gable Roof

Gable roof carports have two sloping sides that meet at the ridge to form a triangular point when viewed from the front. They are usually available as a standard gable or a Dutch gable. Both of them are popular as attached carports complement a home, particularly if made with matching colours.

Gable roofs are also available in various pitches to cover single, double or larger carports depending on the amount of space required. Due to the structure of the roof, they are a little more expensive than flat roof carports, but what you spend during instalment you regain in the value added to your home. They take longer to construct than flat roof carports but are quicker to build than standard garages.

Carports are available in various materials, including aluminium, steel and timber. They also come in a range of colours, which can be combined to create a preferred design.

Flat Roof

Flat roof carports, despite their name, are not completely flat. They are slightly angled to allow rainwater to run off to avoid stagnant pooling and potential water damage. Flat roof carports are made from Colorbond, Zincalume or polycarbonate sheeting. The other framing components are made from aluminium, timber or steel.

Out of all the types, flat roof carports are the most economical, fastest and easiest to install. They can be attached to homes or remain freestanding, which means they can be placed wherever you want as long as there is sufficient space. They are available in different colours, which allow you to match the carport design to suit the style of your house or garden.

We Build Carports

Are you looking for a reliable carport installer? At Just Patios, we build customised carports in Brisbane. From flat to gable carports, our highly experienced builders provide a variety of carport designs to suit your home.

For our gable roof carports, they come in three popular styles: hip ends, traditional gable ends and Dutch gable ends. These designs can all be customised based on your specifications. They are all available in the full Colorbond range to complement your home’s exterior colour.

Our flat roof carports are by far the most popular as they are a simple structure but very functional. They are also affordable, particularly if you choose our galvanised frame with Zincalume sheets. Our flat roof carports can be built as a freestanding unit or attached to the side of the house.

For any enquiries about our carports, call 1300 284 531.


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.