Car Ports and their uses…
We stumbled across an extremely well written piece of text the other day regarding car ports. When we sell them, strangely enough our customers want to use them to protect their cars from the great British elements. You may well have noticed that there have been a large number of elements just lately, mainly of the very wet and windy variety. We have no problem with people wishing to put cars under our car ports as the name would imply that there is a link between the two.
Furthermore, they do a very good job of protecting the car and at a fraction of the cost of a brick or concrete garage and the mere fact that the only have one side and normally no ends does not make a lot of difference on the car protection front. We have already proved over the last couple of years that they will keep a car frost free in severe weather while the second car on the drive will need significant thawing out just to gain entry to it.
So in a nutshell, this is what our customers use them for. The aforementioned article suggested that the main use was for family picnics and barbeques. It suggested dragging the car out from under the car port and putting the picnic table up to keep the family safe. Safe from what? The wasps will still attack you and the flies will still end up in your beer cans so where is the safety in that? Ok, you will stay dry if it rains. As for lighting the BBQ up under a car port, we are of the opinion that this is not a safe thing to do at all. Anyway every one knows that a BBQ is far more fun when you are half way through and the heavens open!