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 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 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.


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