Do you need some coverage for your car? Is it always getting dirty, or maybe the snow and wet weather are affecting it? The problem is you don’t have a garage, nor do you have the space to add one. So the solution may be to add a carport.
Manufacturers make carports of many different materials, and the one you choose is up to you, but you need to know what a carport is and how you can get one installed.
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What Is a Carport
Carports are covered parking areas that shelter your car and other things from inclement weather. However, it is not like a garage. Carports are open and only have a roof covering. They can be free-standing or attached to a wall or two. In most cases, a carport is not as protected as a garage, but it is also more ventilated than the garage.
Carports are structures that have been here for more than 100 years and go back to the early 1900s. However, we don’t have architectural proof of people using carports until the 1930s. They became extremely popular in the 1950s and 60s as great vehicle covering for cars and other things that needed protection from wind, rain, and snow.
Why Are They Popular?
One of the reasons carports are so popular is because they are simple to install and to use. You want a shelter for your car and your other things, so a carport can be very appealing when you don’t have a garage. Carports are easy to build and construct, but you may need to get a permit even though you want to keep everything simple.
Yes, You Need A Permit
In many states, you need a permit, but even then, it depends on whether you live in the city, town, or a rural area. It also depends on what state you live in, so there is no one answer here. You will need a building permit in many places, even if the structure is not on the ground.
Your option is to best contact the city government office in your area. It would be best if you didn’t assume that you will or won’t need a permit.
How to Get a Permit
Once you know you will need a permit, you can get started on the process. All you need to do is follow this process.
Local Government Office
Your local government can tell you where your permit office is.
Once you know, schedule an appointment, and they will inform you about the right permit you require. Then, once you have all the paperwork, apply for the license and wait for approval.
Once you have your permit, you can choose the carport you want and install it.
Don’t take the risk of getting fined for not having a permit. Instead, play it safe and obtain a permit before deciding on the type of carport you want.
Then before you buy your carport, decide on whether you will install it yourself or have a professional come in to do the installation.