All car owners love to keep their cars in a pristine condition but often parking their cars on the street or just in a driveway with no protection can shorten the lifespan of the car as the weather beats down on it. In many areas rain can be slightly acidic and over a period of time this can have a detrimental effect on t he paintwork of the car so how can we ensure that the car is protected and will remain in top condition. The easy solution if you do not have the space for a garage at the side or front of your house is to assemble a parking canopy or as it is commonly called in Europe a car port. These are simple structures often attached to the side of the house and supports on the other side that can hold a roof made from either fabric or a durable material such as aluminium sheeting or galvanised steel.
These are very simple to construct, so much so that a home owner can complete the task themselves or they can be fitted by a qualified team if the canopy is purchased from a reputable company. Often parking canopies are not restricted to homes, they can be seen at commercial and public buildings where there is ample room for several cars to park underneath and these are even separate structures away from the main building but they all serve the same purpose.
As with any structure that is open to the elements they will need treating every few years, aluminium sheeting is often coated with a weather resistant powder which needs replacing every 10 years while fabric covers will probably need treating once a year. Nowadays they are available in several styles so that they can even add value to the house and make a public building stand out more.
Suppliers of Parking Canopies
This company specialises in steel canopies for car parking areas and shelters for pedestrians, they can also cater to supply walkways between buildings and they have a large range of designs. On their website they even include a colour chart so that you can select the roof colour of your canopy and they have completed several contracts for disable parking areas in hospitals and other public buildings with top reviews. Prices are subject to quotes which can be obtained over the phone.
For smaller canopies, particularly for home use it is worth having a browse around this website. They can provide bespoke designs however small or large the space available for door canopies, parking canopies, and general house canopies. They have a range of cantilever parking canopies which means that there are no posts to take up space and roofing can be supplied using fibre glass which is very low maintenance and generally just requires rinsing down with a hosepipe once a year to remove any debris that may have settled on it.
This is yet another company that can cater for all areas that require canopies or general shelters for parking or to protect the general public with covered walkways and waiting areas. They employ a qualified team of workers who can deal with pricing up projects and coming onto location to fit the canopies and all of their products are guaranteed for at least 5 years. As with most of these companies prices are subject to quotes but any site survey is undertaken free of charge.