Do you think about building a carport for your house?

A carport is a flexible and multi-purpose structure that provides an affordable alternative to garages.

There are many advantages of having a carport.

Protection from Elements

The main benefit of carports is that they shield your vehicle from elements that can be harsh, such as hail, rain, sun, and snow. If your car is left outside, it is exposed to the elements and could be damaged as time passes.

A carport provides shelter from the weather as well. It offers protection when you unload your car and helps keep it in the shade to block the sun’s scorching radiation off car seats.

Additional Storage for Vehicles

Carports provide additional storage for vehicles. You can gain from the carport if you need help finding space in your garage to store your cars, including trailers, boats, or ATVs.

Entertainment Zone

You might have that BBQ night with friends or occasionally use your carport as a play area for your children. At any season of the year, it offers the ideal cover.

More Storage Room

It is possible to add an area for storage in your carport. You could save from the need to rent storage elsewhere. Adding a place to store recycling bins and garbage is also possible.

The Value of the Home

If you plan to sell your house, buyers could be interested in an enclosed area to park their vehicles, especially if the property needs to get equipped with a garage.


Instead of building an enclosed garage, carports are a more affordable option. To pick from, there are numerous materials and finishes.

Design Versatility

A carport can get connected to your house or a freestanding structure. It could be completely open or closed at the end and sides. While prefabricated carports get sold at several retailers, a carport could get built to seamlessly integrates.

Carports can get built on concrete slabs. However, there are different foundation options, including gravel or asphalt, based on what you intend using your garage.

If you believe an outdoor carport is the best option for your needs, contact the knowledgeable group in Ottawa Home Pros for all your needs in design and construction. Call us at (613) 288-9145 or mail