Whether you’re an avid sailor on a catamaran, spend weekends fishing in a dinghy or enjoy an ocean kayak, you probably know how important it is to safeguard your asset from the harsh Australian elements.
While storing your boat on the water or under cover in the street may seem like the easiest option, it can also be expensive and won’t provide the level of protection your boat needs.
That’s where investing in a carport can be a smart decision. Generally seen as storage for cars or other road vehicles, a carport provides a practical solution to shielding your boat. The ease of installation, low cost and versatility have made carports the preferred structure when compared to a garage or shed for many people.
Let’s get things under way with the top 5 reasons why you should consider investing in a carport.
1. Carports give your boat shelter from the elements
NSW has experienced some of the hottest temperatures on record and equally, some of the wettest! Boats are not designed to be constantly exposed to such harsh elements. Over time, exposure to rain, sun, wind and other weather conditions can cause irreversible damage. UV rays from the sun can fade the boat’s finish, whilst rain and snow can result in rust and corrosion.
Investing in a carport provides your yacht or canoe with protection from these elements as well as bird droppings or tree branches. The customiseable design can provide complete cover and extend your boat’s lifespan whilst maintaining its value.
2. Cost-effective storage solution
Storing your boat on the water or at a marina can attract expensive mooring fees, especially if you have a larger sailing boat. Building a carport is a one-time cost that can save you money in the long run. The maintenance is minimal and economical.
Unsurprisingly, having a carport can also increase the value of your house. Given that it is an independent structure with its own sturdy roof, a carport increases your home’s storage area. Often made from durable steel or timber, they can add to the aesthetic appeal of your property and street scape.
3. A versatile space
Carports are versatile, freestanding structures that can be built to accommodate any type of small boat, depending on the size of your lot. From a sailboat to a rowboat, it can offer protection, whilst still allowing movement around the boat. This means you can work on your boat whilst still under cover.
Better still, you can use your carport for more than just boat storage. Any tools, equipment, other outdoor gear and even another vehicle can be stored easily if necessary. Discussions with an experienced carport builder will offer the best option for your property.
4. Increased security
Boats are valuable possessions that can be targeted by thieves. Even though a carport is typically open on all sides, storing your boat in a carport can provide an added layer of security. It will be more difficult for someone to steal or damage your motorboat when it’s stored on your property.
Additionally, you can add security features to your carport, such as locks, sensor lights and alarms, for extra protection.
5. Carports are customisable and convenient
Carports can be built in a variety of sizes, designs, colours and materials. You can make the best choice that fits your specific needs and blends in with the aesthetic of your home.
The best part of storing your boat in a customised carport on your property, is that it provides easy access and convenience. You won’t have to worry about navigating a marina or transporting your boat to and from the water. This can save you time and make it easier to enjoy your boat whenever you want.
Are Carports for Boats Worth the Investment?
Even with so many reasons to install a carport for your boat, it’s still fair to ask if it’s worth the investment? It’s important to remember that when it comes to adding value to your property, storage is king. Carports are a low-cost and versatile option that makes the best use of your lot. Read or carport cost guide to learn more.
Bear in mind that you can always discuss your specific needs as well as the pros and cons of building a carport with a qualified specialist.
In a nutshell, carports for boats:
- Provide protection from the elements, flora and fauna.
- Add usable storage space for your boat, other vehicles, equipment and accessories.
- Add protection against vandalism and theft.
- Offer accessibility and convenience.
- Have low maintenance and are low cost to install.
- Can save on heating and cooling costs vs a shed or garage.
- Enhance a home’s curb appeal.
Investing in a carport can provide boat owners with a cost-effective and convenient storage solution that offers not only protection from the elements, but also added security and versatility. Isn’t an investment that offers peace of mind, knowing that your valuable asset is safely stored, worth it?
If you’re looking to add a structure to safely store your prized boat, then you’re in good hands with the team at Correct Constructions. We have carports to suit your needs and budget. To find out more, send us an enquiry online here or call us directly on 0458 888 178.