5 Factors to Consider Before Installing a Carport


If you’re in the market for a new carport, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First and foremost, not all carports are created equal. So, there are a few factors you’ll want to consider before making your purchase. In this blog post, Mesa Awning walks you through five factors that you should take into account before installing a carport.

1. Location

Location is one of the most important factors to consider when installing a carport. You’ll want to choose a location that is convenient and accessible, and also one that can accommodate the size of your carport. Carports are great for larger side yards or driveways with plenty of room to get in and out of your vehicle. However, if space is tight, you may need to reconsider its location or even if you should install one at all.

2. Storage Needs

When it comes to carports, one of the main benefits is the added storage space. A good carport can provide much-needed shelter for your vehicle and also extra storage space for tools, lawn equipment, and other items. If you’re looking for a carport that can provide extra storage, be sure to consider this factor when making your purchase. Still, if you’re worried about the security of your items or want more coverage, a full garage structure may be more suitable.

3. Appearance

When it comes to carports, appearance is a key factor to consider. You’ll want to choose a style and color that will complement your home and add curb appeal. There are a variety of different carport styles to choose from, and you can even find models that mimic the look of a garage. If you’re not sure what style is right for you, be sure to consult our specialists. They can help you find the perfect model for your home and needs.

4. Installation Process

Installing a carport is a big project. And while you could take this on yourself, it’s in your best interest to have our team take care of it for you. We’ll measure the space accurately, prep the foundation correctly, and make sure the carport is stabilized before we allow you or anyone underneath. Putting up a sturdy port requires a stable and solid foundation that’s level, so we’ll also make sure to level the ground, should it be needed.

5. Maintenance

Maintaining a carport is relatively easy, but it’s important to keep a few things in mind. First, you’ll want to make sure to keep the carport clean. Wipe down the roof and surfaces regularly to ensure they stay in good condition. You’ll also want to check for any damage that may have occurred and repair it as soon as possible. Additionally, you’ll want to check the foundation of the carport, regularly fixing any cracks or instability as soon as possible. By taking care of these simple maintenance tasks, you can ensure that your carport lasts for years to come.

Get Your Carport Installed Today

The colder weather is coming and bringing dreary weather with it. So, contact Mesa Awning today, and let’s get you set up with a new carport. You can even ask us about our Alumawood® patio coverings, window awnings, and mobile home skirting. Give us a call today at (480) 969-4064.

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