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Carports by Patios Toowoomba

What is a carport?

A carport attached to the main house

A carport is a structure that typically extends from the side of a house or business. It can be used to cover one or more vehicles, providing protection from the elements. The word carport derives from the French term “porte-cochère”, which means “coach gate.” This architectural structure was commonly found in France to provide shelter for horse-drawn coaches before widespread motorised vehicles.


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    What is the benefit of having a carport at your home?

    When you instal a carport at your home, you provide protection for your vehicle against the sun, wind, rain, snow and ice. This can save you money on repairs to paintwork, rubber seals around doors and windows, tyres, shocks and more. It also reduces noise pollution by keeping out traffic fumes.

    A wooden carport

    Types of carports available

    Carports are typically either retractable or fixed. Retractable carports are ideal if you don’t have enough space on your property to construct a permanent structure. You simply drive in between posts when you need parking space, then retract it again when it is not required. Fixed carports are ideal if you have room on your property for a more permanent structure that will protect your vehicle from all-weather elements.
    Carports can also be made from either metal or timber. Metal carports are a great choice if you want a long-lasting, durable structure that will withstand heavy weather conditions. Timber carports are ideal if you prefer a rustic look and want to make sure the wood is sourced from sustainable resources.

    A metallic carport

    Factors to consider when choosing a carport design

    When choosing a carport design you need to consider a few factors. The first is the purpose of the carport. If you are using it to park your car in then you will need more space than if you are just using it for shade. The next thing to consider is the location of the carport. You need to make sure that it is situated in a spot that will provide the most shade or shelter from the weather. You also need to make sure that it will not obstruct any views or access to your property.

    The style and materials of the carport are also important factors to consider when choosing a design. You need to decide what style will best match your house and what material will be best suited for the climate in your area.

    A public carport

    How much does installing a carport cost?

    The cost of putting up a carport will be determined by what it’s made from, what size you want and whether you’re hiring a contractor to install the carport.
    Our costs are affordable and competitive, and we offer free quotes. There are no extras to pay for installation, so you know exactly how much it’s going to cost before we even start work. We can work within your budget – just tell us what you want!

    Why Choose Us?

    Patios Toowoomba are leading carport specialists in Toowoomba, Queensland, where you can have your carports custom-designed to fit any space! We pride ourselves on our quality workmanship and budget-friendly prices, so whether it’s a new home or renovation you’re looking for, Patios Toowoomba will help you get your dream carport.

    We have a highly qualified and experienced team who will work with you to provide the best possible carports for your requirements. We also have a showroom where our team can take measurements, discuss your options and go over any relevant information for you.

    Patios Toowoomba deckers take care of the construction and give advice on what will look good with your house or block. They provide excellent service at a price that works for you. We have very reasonable prices that are guaranteed to be competitive in the industry. You can call them anytime for any carport related query as they are always available via email, phone or their website.


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