Archive for May 28, 2013
Regardless of where you live, protecting your vehicle from mother nature is always a priority. But not ever home or apartment offers a garage to use. Solutions of all sorts have came up over the years, none as successful as the carport. The carport is a simple shelter that’s erected to protect your car from the elements. They’re usually a sturdy and excellent alternative when you do not have garage buildings. A carport can also protect your car from a variety of situations beyond weather. Falling tree branches, for example, have broken more than a few windshields are no longer a concern with the protection of the carport.
When buying a car port, you’ll find they are made from a variety of materials and in a variety of styles. The most popular of which are metal carports, these inexpensive versions of metal garages often times come as metal carport kits. These kits are easy to put together in an afternoon without too much effort. The largest effort is in their weight. Of all the different types of metal carports, steel is the most popular and widely available.
There’s more than a few reasons for the popularity of steel, and some of these reasons make interesting facts that you probably never knew. Steel dates back four thousand years when the earliest known piece was discovered in an archaeological dig in Anatolia. From Anatolia to your backyard, steel has been used and recycled constantly. It’s believed that in the United States alone, eighty million tons of steel are recycled for a different use. It’s been recycled so often and so regularly that steel is called the, ‘EnviroMetal’ because of how it loses no integrity after being consistently recycled. And steel buildings, such as a carport, are frequently constructed with a high portion of recycled steel content. So, it’s entirely possible that your carport was a carport before it was yours.