What are the different ways to use metal carports?
- Multipurpose storage space
- Recreational room
- Shelter for family pets
- Small commercial structure
Metal carports are mainly for storing and keeping your beloved vehicles safe. Unlike a garage system, carports come pre-fabricated and don’t take more than a day to install. They’re low-maintenance, affordable, and flexible. But aside from parking vehicles, did you know that there are different ways to use metal carports? Although they’re built for this purpose, you can use your creativity and make your metal carports a highly-functional addition to your house.
Due to the versatility of metal carports, they can also serve as a multipurpose storage space, recreational room, shelter for pets, workshop, greenhouse, or for staging any outdoor activity you can think of. With Regan Industrial’s selection of modular carport systems made of high-grade steel, it’s certainly possible. Read on to learn more!
Multipurpose Storage Space
Metal carports also make for great storage spaces for different equipment, objects, tools, and materials. If you don’t have a dedicated area in your house where you can store these things, buying a carport is a great option. You don’t have to have a custom-built shed or a full-blown concrete housing built from the ground up.
You can store sports equipment, home appliances, tanks, and other home improvement materials. Instead of leaving them just lying around in your backyard and cluttering the space, placing them in the carport is the better choice. You can make sure that they won’t get damaged from heat and moisture — your carports can be modified for better insulation and protection from external factors.
Ever thought of relocating your hobbies to a dedicated space? Choosing a metal carport is your best bet. Regan Industrial’s steel Cube carport selection, in particular, may come in a barebones or closed framework, depending on your needs. This allows you to use the carport for recreational equipment like pool tables, Ping-Pong tables, musical instruments, home entertainment setup, and many more.
As mentioned before, you can modify your carport for added insulation as needed. Doing this will improve the acoustics of the carport, making sure that you can do all types of recreational activities without any disruptions.
Another reason that makes the carport suitable, is its spaciousness. As it’s built to accommodate vehicles of different types, moving around the carport can be done with ease, no matter what type of activity.
Shelter for Family Pets
If you have furry friends in your house, you may like to keep them indoors. Unless they’ve been potty-trained, however, they can make a mess out of any part of the home — amongst other things like biting and tearing things apart. Keeping them in a crate all day may not be a great choice altogether because pets need freedom to move around.
You may not realize it, but a great solution might just be a metal carport. Sheltering your family pets — be it cats or dogs — in a carport gives them room to move about. Not only that, but you can also place toys, crates, beds all in a single location. You don’t have to worry about having to clean up after your pets indoors — all the cleaning can be conveniently done in a single, easy-to-clean, and maintain location.
A metal carport can also be transformed to become a dedicated workshop. Handymen, engineers, artists, and tinkerers of all kinds would definitely appreciate the versatility of this simple, yet extremely useful shed.
For example, if you’re working on a woodworking project, the carport can serve as a workshop. This is where you can place tables, lighting equipment, and all the fixtures that you’ll need for the project. Carports are designed to protect vehicles and keep them cool during summertime and warm during the rainy season. Keeping this in mind, you’ll be able to comfortably work on anything in an ergonomic and well-ventilated carport with ease.
For those with a green thumb, one trouble they may have is to make sure their garden is protected from destructive pests and extreme weather changes. These also have to be balanced with the fact that plants need adequate nutrients from water and sunlight to survive.
Anyone who’s planning to set up a greenhouse can appreciate the flexibility of the carport. Although it’s styled to have a closed roof to protect vehicles from physical impacts, it can be modified with glass roofing or any kind of material. This ensures that any plants, flowers, or gardening projects can cultivate inside the space.
Small Commercial Structure
Finally, one of the more unique applications of the metal carport is a small commercial structure — think fast, casual restaurants that rival food stalls, kiosks, or even food trucks.
Anyone with ambitions of one day owning their own restaurant or small eatery can definitely make the carport an option. You can opt for a cafe-style carport design that’s secured with glass windows. Or, you can go alfresco — you can ask your manufacturer to pre-fabricate a carport that has a much more spacious design to allow customers to dine in and relax while appreciating the unique ambiance.
There you have it. 6 different ways to use metal carports, each one more creative than the last. While you may buy a carport because it’s a cheaper alternative to your everyday garage, you might also want to use it one day as a storage space, pet shelter, greenhouse, recreational room, or workshop.
Make all of these possible with Regan Industrial! We can fashion a variety of steel carports that meets your requirements. View our carport selection here! You may also get in touch with us for more information.