Custom Built Carports | Hudson

Custom Built Carports | Hudson | Florida Shed Company
Custom built carports are wonderful for guarding vehicles against the sun, falling branches, and sap. They are very popular in warmer climates, as can be seen when driving around any neighborhood or apartment complex here in Hudson. This is because, without shade, your car can reach oven-like temperatures on the inside. Carports are reasonably priced and fairly simple to build.

Special kits with prefabricated components can be purchased for quick installation if you are the handy or DIY type. Alternatively, you can hire a professional who routinely handles custom built carports to design and construct one from scratch. Going this route will yield a more professional and longer lasting result.

Pros of Carports

Like any product, there are pros and cons. In the end, what matters is that the pros outweigh the cons when it comes to your personal needs and requirements. Here are a few of the most popular reasons people love products like ours:

  • Quick to Build – These are fairly simple structures, so they can be put together relatively quickly. Fewer materials are needed due to the absence of walls, windows, doors, and other more complicated structures.
  • Less Expensive – These are basic structures, and as such, can be built very quickly, reducing the labor costs associated with the job. An experienced handyman (“experienced” being the key word) could potentially complete the job in one weekend, depending on the size of the project.
  • Easier to have Approved – It is usually pretty easy to have your project approved by your local municipal government or Homeowner’s Association in Hudson because custom built carports are not considered enclosed or livable space, precluding them from many restrictions and regulations that other structures like garages may face.

Cons of Carports

Although there are many benefits of these protective structures, there are some reasons why they may not be the perfect solution for your needs, and something like a garage may suit you better.

  • Smaller – Most carports can only fit a car or two. There usually is no room available for an additional workbench or storage shelves as long as there are cars parked underneath.
  • Limited Protection – Complete protection is difficult because of the lack of four walls, but your vehicle is guarded against direct sun. Depending on your model, all four sides of your custom built carport could potentially be open.
  • Not Ideal for Storage – Custom built carports cannot be locked, due to their lack of 4 walls and doors, so using them for storage is not always feasible, even if you do have the extra space.

Comparing Custom Built Carports with Garages

Garages offer high levels of protection from the elements in Hudson. They can also work as a storage area or workspace due to being fully enclosed. They are popular for those looking for additional storage and organization areas where they can securely stash personal items they do not want left out.

Pros of Garages

There are many reasons why Hudson residents opt to have garages built on their property, including:

  • Great for Storage – Garages are perfect for storage because you can lock them, and they are completely enclosed. Typically, there is room left for shelves or workbenches because these structures are usually larger.
  • More Attractive – Most would agree that garages or more aesthetically pleasing to the eye, but this look comes with a higher price tag.
  • Full Protection – Garages fully protect your vehicle from the elements. Your personal items and cars will be sheltered from the sun, wind, rain, hail, and more. This is great when it is hurricane season in Hudson, or when love bugs threaten to ruin the paint on your vehicles.

Cons of Garages

As we said earlier, there are pros and cons for every product, and most often, people pass on garages because:

  • Takes Longer To Build – Garages take much longer to build than custom built carports because they are more complex structures.
  • Strict Building Requirements – Acquiring the necessary approval for your building from your city officials will take longer and is a more involved process. You will also be held to stricter standards in Hudson due to the structure being an enclosed space. At the bare minimum, you will have to install fire-rated walls, ceilings, and lights.
  • More Expensive – Possibly the most significant downside to building a garage versus a carport is the cost associated with it. Garages are the more costly option, but you get more material and a larger structure.

Custom Built Carports in Hudson

If you are looking to protect your car from the elements, but do not want to break the bank doing so, then your best bet is to call the professionals at Florida Shed Company in Hudson who specialize in custom built carports as well as garages. Our structures are not only cost-effective, but will also stand the test of time and look good doing so. Give us a call today at (727) 524-9191 for your free estimate or utilize our Estimator if you prefer to get an idea of what your project will cost now.

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