If you are thinking about purchasing a new carport or remodeling your current one to make it more effective and efficient, one of the best choices you can make is to use aluminum carports instead of the traditional framing structures. These types of metal structures are used all over the world for their excellent performance and ability to withstand a number of different weather conditions, including snow, rain, and wind. The following are five of the reasons why you should consider using aluminum carports instead of traditional framing structures:
As previously mentioned, carports with a wall surface are often used to provide protection from the weather. However, you will find that they are much more attractive and functional as a roof covering than as a simple way of providing protection from the elements. When you use a lightweight aluminum frame for your carport roof covering, you will notice that you can construct a much larger structure that will be able to provide protection against strong winds as well as rain and snow. You will also find that they are quite attractive and easy to maintain, even in high-traffic areas.
Pyramid aluminum carports come in a variety of sizes, styles, and materials to meet your needs and budget. For example, you can choose to purchase individual carport framework pieces that are pre-assembled, or you can purchase pre-fabricated kits that feature complete wall surfaces and framework pieces that are already assembled. The advantage of purchasing an individual piece is that you will be able to customize the structure to meet your specific requirements. However, if you select the pre-fabricated kits, you will find that you have a much larger selection to choose from in terms of styles and materials. For example, there are various types of metal frames to choose from including; aluminum, steel, and wood.
The former type of frame is comprised of sheets of thick aluminum extrusion that are fitted into standard-size holes. The frame itself is supported by steel beams while the external walls are held in place using various types of pressure and clamps. The second type of framework features an inner metal tube that is connected to a support structure on the outside with various types of fasteners. When choosing the type of frame, it is important to note that although they are available in a variety of styles, they all have one thing in common; they are not suited for high-traffic areas because of their lack of lightweight design. If you are interested in purchasing pressurized air carports, then you should invest in one that is designed to be installed over the top of a structure.
In most instances, pressurized air carports are used by commercial auto proprietors and business owners because of the extreme weather conditions that such establishments are exposed to. Generally, these structures are commonly installed outdoors where the temperature can vary from very cold to very hot. Even on milder days, extreme temperature conditions can still occur. Outdoor installation of these carports enables vehicle proprietors and business owners to shelter their vehicles against the effects of such weather regardless of its location. Most of these frameworks have their own clamps and beams that are used to tightly secure the surfaces of the vehicle against damage or loosening due to environmental conditions. Aside from their added protection capabilities, these frameworks also provide a convenient place where vehicle owners could easily install a gutter, sidewall, or additional door.
Aluminum-made carport building tasks are generally easier than other kinds of structures because of their lightweight and portability. They can be relocated as long as there’s a convenient spot where they can be erected. However, it would be wiser to look for a vehicle parking area rather than going for a portable framework. Portable carport strategies would allow car owners to store their cars in a safe place where they can avoid unnecessary damage like wear and tear. These frameworks are also known to be less costly than most permanent carport structures. They are the ideal choices for those who want a cost-efficient way of providing car protection against the elements.
This article was written by Bob Elliot, Bob is the sales/design consultant for Pyramid Aluminum Inc. Pyramid Aluminum Inc is dedicated to providing installation of aluminum carports designed with an eye to detail and built for the long-lasting value our clients deserve. We are fully equipped to handle any project in the Tampa Bay area. Residential or commercial, no job is too large or too small!