Winter is just around the corner, meaning cold temperatures, snow, and in some places, the dreaded moment of getting into your freezing cold car only to realize you need to scrape the ice and snow off of your windshield. Not only is this a frustrating way to begin your day, but leaving one of your biggest investments exposed to the elements at any time of the year can be a dangerous game to play. When the time comes for you to sell your car, the last thing you want is for it to lose a big chunk of its resale value because of a hailstorm that blew through or a tree branch falling on the hood.

In today’s post, we are going to be filling you in on an affordable way to keep your car safe from the elements if you park outside and five reasons why you need one this winter. If you have any questions or are interested in having an affordable covered carport built for your home, our deck builders at Ready Decks also specialize in carports and can craft you a customized, resilient carport. We also offer a variety of other services, including quality decks, porches, gable porches, screen porches, pergolas, and more, so give us a call today with any and all of your outdoor wood building needs.

Reason #1: They Are Cost-Effective

Reason number one why you need a carport this winter if you park outside is that they are a much more cost-effective option as opposed to having a garage built. They also end up saving you money on the wear and tear that your car experiences from being left uncovered all year long. When you contact the deck builders at Ready Decks, we can work with you to create a customized covered carport and provide you with a free quote before beginning the project.

Reason #2: Car Entry Won’t Be a Hassle

As we mentioned above, no one likes the feeling of having to get into a freezing cold car in the winter. Another reason why covered carports are such a great investment is the fact that they provide coverage for your car, and while they won’t keep your car as warm as a garage might, the chill won’t be nearly as bad as when your car is left out in the open.

Covered carports also allow for easy access to and from your car as they are connected to your home. Having this coverage makes bringing in bags of groceries or running out to start your car before work easier than ever.

Reason #3: Say Goodbye to Dents

Leaving your car out in the open is a dangerous game to play as unexpected weather and other factors can leave your car dented and damaged. With a covered carport, not only are you providing nice shelter and coverage for your vehicle so you don’t have to worry about a storm blowing through in the middle of the night, but it also helps to deter criminal activity because your car is closer to your home. On top of all of this, because there won’t be a need to park on the road, having a carport also helps with preventing unexpected dents from someone dinging your car.

Reason #4: Versatility

As if all of the protection benefits weren’t enough, carports are also incredibly versatile. When you aren’t using your carport to park your car, they make excellent storage spaces for other vehicles such as boats and RVs. Many customers also use this space to host events such as grad parties, gatherings with friends, and so forth. While covered carports are commonly thought of as being car protection, they are created to both protect your car and make your life easier in general!

Reason #5: They are Customizable

With a covered carport from the deck builders at Ready Decks, we work with you to create the perfect carport for your specific situation. Whether you have a small car you would like covered or a large van or have a specific look in mind, our deck builders are carport professionals and will help you to create the perfect, strong, customized carport to suit your wants and needs. We have multiple locations throughout the southern U.S., including:

So if you are located in or near these areas and are interested in having a covered carport built to keep your car protected this winter, contact our carport and deck builders at Ready Decks today! We also offer quality decks, porches, pool decks, wheelchair ramps, pergolas, and more, so be sure to check out our website today and give us a call with any questions and a free estimate. We look forward to working with you!