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Should You Install a Carport or Garage for Your Home?

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If you have one or more cars, you might be asking if a carport or a garage is the best option. The answer depends on a number of factors, including your budget, personal preferences, and location. Here are some pointers to help you choose which option would work best for you.

Benefits of a Garage

Security — Your vehicle spends the most time parked, so the protection of your parking space is critical. A garage is completely enclosed and secured, offering greater protection from theft and inclement weather.

Convenience — A connected garage is more convenient when packing for a trip or unloading the car with groceries. You also reduce the chance of being robbed or getting hurt in bad weather with a garage.

Storage — Many homeowners utilize the extra room in their garages to store power tools, emergency supplies, and maintenance equipment. Because carports aren’t completely enclosed, you can’t do this with them.

Benefits of a Carport

Construction — Carports are significantly less expensive and easier to construct than garages. They do not need to meet the same building standards as a garage since they do not contain electrical wiring, glass, or walls.

Less Clutter — Since carports aren’t a secure space, people don’t store unneeded items there. The size and structure of carports don’t allow you to create unnecessary clutter, ensuring you always have a secure parking space.

Energy Efficiency — Because carports don’t require electric door openers, lighting, or other energy-consuming features, you’ll save money on your energy bills.

Still unsure of which option is right for you? Our team at APR Garage Doors is here to help you come to the best decision. Contact us today and get your free estimate!

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