How much do you value your car?

If having a carport hasn’t been a priority for you, it might be time to consider the deterioration you may be causing to your car’s exterior by leaving it parked exposed to the elements.

Ice, hail and frost can damage your paintwork in winter and the scorching sun can fade it and the trims in summer. Your duco will also suffer from falling gum leaves, tree sap and bird poo.

Tree sap was used as glue for thousands of years, so if it drips onto your car, wiping it off can worsen the problem. Professionally formulated bug and tar remover may help to remove it safely and without damage.

Rain might sound like a free car wash, but when the water evaporates it can leave trace minerals behind that bond to your paint. If left in direct sunlight with those water spots, they may never go away.

Bird poo isn’t just an eye sore, it’s also acidic, so if you don’t want it to leave a lasting impression wash it off immediately.

Gum trees can seasonally drop nuts, leaves, twigs and bark onto your car, and in some cases even complete branches can fall and potentially land on your car roof. The nuts can leave dents in the car… so image the damage a whole branch can do.

You already know that gravel roads can ruin your car’s paint in the blink of an eye, but the risks outlined above can do just as much, if not more, harm to the exterior of your car. Your car is a valuable investment, so it makes sense to protect it. Aside from aesthetics, keeping your car’s paint job looking good will also enhancing its resale value.

Remember too that the paintwork is your car’s only line of defence between the sheet metal and the elements.

Until your car port is built, we recommended keeping a good coat of wax on your car. Not only does it keep it looking pretty, it helps prevent most paint damage, or at the very least, buys you some time. Keeping a bottle of quick-detail spray and a microfiber cloth in your car will help you deal with duco disaster on-the-spot.

Parking your car under a carport will add to your own driving comfort.

In winter, you’ll have some protection from the rain so you won’t have to get out of your car and be pelted by raindrops. You’ll have a much better chance of making it into the house dry and not with soaking wet clothes! In summer, it will help shade the interior so you won’t have to deal with grasping a super-heated steering wheel.

A new carport will also be a great investment in itself in adding value to your property.

Carport styles include free standing or attached designs, and can be open-sided, enclosed or semi-enclosed. Talk to the expert team at Right Price Roofing to help you plan which style of carport would best complement your home.

Whether your home is a traditional or heritage home, or contemporary in appearance, we’ll work with you to come up with a solution that will be in keeping with the mood and style of your property. It can be as simple or as elaborate as you want.

You should also consider whether you want through-access for vehicles, boats or caravans. If so, you’ll need to check your clearances and ensure that the height of the carport will be adequate for your needs now and in the future.

Some people also decide to include extra storage or living space into their carport design, which can be easily done. Your carport can be purpose-built for multiple functions.

At Rite Price we use premium materials designs to look great and keep looking great for years. All materials are made in proudly Australia. The range of roofing profiles includes the Dutch Gable, the Freespan, Hip Roof, Flat Roof and Gable End. Examples of these different styles can be seen on the Rite Price web site. Alternatively a member of our friendly team can explain the differences at one of our locations, or in your home when we callout to measure and quote.

Carports can be matched to your existing roof pitch from 15° through to 20°, 25° and 30°.

Beams and posts are supplied with a high gloss finish that is available in a wide range of colours. You won’t ever have to worry about getting out a paint brush. The finish has been engineered for low maintenance and tested to withstand harsh Australian environmental conditions.

Colours reflect the hues of the Australian landscape and carry the Colorbond trademark. Choose from the neutral shades of Classic CreamTM and PaperbarkTM to the gentle greys of SurfmistTM, GullyTM and WallabyTM, or the deeper tones of MangroveTM, Woodland GreyTM and MonumentTM.

Generally, most structures require approval from Council, but regulations differ depending on your council area so this needs to be carefully checked. Free standing structures have different compliance guidelines to carports or verandahs that are attached to a dwelling. Solid-roofed structures can also be reviewed under a different set of guidelines to structures that are roofed with timber battens or shade cloth.

Most Councils have a Planning Officer you can contact to discuss your project and seek advice. Rite Price can help with this process and will have a sound local knowledge of the requirements applicable in your area.

Rite Price will quote the entire job for free, and when you are ready to begin construction, we have access to the best tradespeople in the business to complete the installation. We are so confident of your satisfaction, we offer a 25 year platinum guarantee on all work undertaken using the exclusive Fielders product range. It is simply the best warranty on the market!

Made totally in Australia, the Fielders Centenary range provides a level of flexibility unmatched by other manufacturers. You can specify your carport in any length and width beyond 10 metres. Roofing comes in your choice of over 20 colours, with a range of steel, polycarbonate and gable infill profiles. Products are engineered for strength. All brackets are manufactured from high tensile steel. Plus the range is engineered on the latest Australian standards (AS4600) to ensure compliance with safety and building codes, and to simplify the council approval process.

It all starts as a place to park your car, several cars, boats or recreational vehicles, but a Rite Price carport ends up being much more. It’s a quality improvement that adds convenience and equity to your home. Call Rite Price today on (08) 8343 5988!