New York certainly has instances of inclement weather. I guarantee
that every new yorker can think of a specific instance where they have been
stuck inside due to a snowstorm or hurricane. Despite these rare extraordinary
circumstances, New York’s beautiful summer weather lends itself to an
opportunity to have fun outdoors with your friends and family (or in your
sunroom). However, while you are enjoying your day sitting at the beach or by
the pool, it is important to take care of what helps you get to your
destination. Just like the rain, snow, strong winds, and sun can do damage to
our emotions and our homes, they have an equal or even greater impact on our
vehicles. Adding a carport to your home is a cost-effective way to protect your
vehicles from damage or a depreciation of value. Carports are valuable for a
plethora of reasons, but here are just a few that display why we believe they
are crucial to your vehicle’s health.
The sun and heat, as well as heavy rains and hurricane strength
winds, can all put stress on your vehicle’s exterior and interior. The exterior
of the vehicle can suffer from cracks, fading or chipping paint, while the
interior may experience a deterioration to leather due to intense direct
sunlight. Installing a carport will give your vehicle shelter from extreme
elements, help your vehicle last long, and preserve your car’s value.
When constructing a carport, it is essential to choose a material
that can endure any weather at any time. Aluminum or steel are two options that
are strong and can withstand high winds and heat. They are also light weight
and cost-effective. Using aluminum or steel will help your budget and your vehicle
equally. Furthermore, carports can be installed on various levels of surfaces,
including gravel, concrete, or asphalt. They are durable and fire resistant as
well, potentially decreasing your insurance costs and providing consistent
support to your vehicles.
For many, our cars and boats are some of our most prized
possessions. It is not worth the risk to let our vehicles sit outside to endure
inclement weather when they can be safe and secure inside just like us. For a
low cost, the benefits of carports significantly outweigh any concerns. Take
time to remember how important your vehicle is to your everyday life, and
figure out what kind of carport is best for you today.