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Hello! I would like to give you the warmest welcome to my blog. My name is Pete and last year, I decided to carry out some home improvements. Somewhat foolishly, I decided to try and carry out the work myself. As you can imagine, it was a bit of a disaster as I do not have many skills. Thankfully, I have a friend who works in the construction and contracting service. He called in some of his friends who were able to come in and fix up the mess I had made. I am really pleased with the results so I thought I would write about it here.


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Any Port In A Storm: The Advantages Of Choosing A Galvanised Steel Carport To Protect Your Vehicles

by Regina Barnett

Providing some kind of sturdy shelter for your vehicles to protect them against the worst of what the weather can throw at them is never a bad idea, but designing, commissioning and constructing a full-blown garage can be both time-consuming and cripplingly expensive. Consequently, many homeowners choose to protect their cars, utes and bikes with carports, and while these relatively simple structures may not be as substantial as a garage they can be just as effective at protecting your vehicles.

However, for a carport to provide truly reliable protection, it must be made of durable materials, and galvanised steel is one of the very best. A wide variety of carports are made from this redoubtable metal, and erecting a galvanised steel carport can have many advantages over choosing carports made of timber, vinyl or other materials:


As you can imagine, galvanised steel carports are immensely tough, and can shrug off almost anything the most disagreeable weather can throw at them including high winds, heavy rains and even hail storms. They are also capable of withstanding heavier physical impacts, such as falling tree branches and roof tiles, allowing you to site your carport close to your home or under your trees without fear of leaving your vehicles vulnerable to damage. Any physical damage that does occur tends to dent metal carport roofs rather than destroy them, and can be repaired relatively easily.

If you are concerned about rust, have no fear; the special zinc coating of galvanised steel gives it exceptional resistant to corrosion. These galvanised coatings can last for many years with little maintenance, and when they finally wear away they can be renewed easily and relatively inexpensively. 

Easy to construct

Galvanised steel carports are deceptively simple structures, and although some models require a little welding knowledge, they take far less time and effort to construct than most timber or plastic carports. Many carport suppliers offer self-assembly carport kits, which can be erected and installed in a matter of hours and will set you back a fraction of the cost of having a carport professionally constructed.


Even if you choose to have a galvanised steel carport professionally constructed, they still tend to cost considerably less than most complex carport designs, especially if you choose one of the lighter models that does not require significant ground preparation before they are erected. Their durability and longevity makes them a particularly attractive long-term investment.


Despite their immense durability, many galvanised steel carports are surprisingly light, and can be partially disassembled so they can be relocated with ease. This gives you flexibility when it comes to where you want to store your vehicles.

Detached or attached models

While some galvanised steel carports are designed along the same lines as conventional carports, and are designed to be erected alongside your home using your exterior walls for support, many others are free-standing, detached models which can be placed almost anywhere with suitably level ground. These free-standing carports are particularly useful for storing utes, quad bikes and other utility vehicles that you don't necessarily want clogging up your limited driveway space.