Many think that a carport and a garage are the same things as they perform the same function. In some way they do, but they also vary in a few key ways. To decide which one is the best choice, it’s better to know the pros and the cons of both.
Carports and garages have many similar features. They both offer protection from rain, wind, and sun. Both may be either attached to the side of your home or be a free-standing structure. The main differences is in their appearance, construction, and price.
A garage is a fully enclosed structure with access for you vehicle through sither a roller, sliding or panel lift door. . A garage keeps out everything that may damage your vehicle. A carport is a structure having at least two open sides. It can keep the sun and rain away from your vehicle, but some severe elements can still damage your vehicle because of the open sides.
Having learned what is the difference between a carport and a garage, let’s look through the pros and cons of each unit.
Pros of carports:
Lower supply and assembly price
Can be manufactured from various building materials
Can be built by yourself with some DIY skills
Easy and quick to install
Cons of carports:
Not an all-purpose product
Vehicles are readily available to robbers
Not secure for the storage of items or suitable f items that should not be left out in the open
Add little value to your property
Pros of garages:
Provide perfect protection against the elements
Provide lots of space for storage of a wide variety of valuable items
Are a deterrent to thieves
Add more value to your property
Can be turned into the living space
Cons of garages:
Take more time, money and effort to be constructed
Require to comply with more rigorous regulation