5 Reasons to Turn Your Carport Into a Garage

While carports are certainly convenient to have and are a much better alternative to having no place to put your car, it just might be time for you to consider hiring a garage contractor and change your carport into a garage instead. The reality is that there are many benefits that a garage can provide that cannot be provided by a carport. Here is a look at the top 5 reasons for you to turn your carport into a garage.

Reason #1: Add Value to Your Home

The simple truth is that a garage adds far more value to your home than a carport. So, if you plan to sell your home in the future, investing in a garage now will help increase the selling price of your home. In the meantime, you can enjoy all of the other benefits that a garage has to offer.

Reason #2: Provide Full Protection to Your Vehicles

Although a carport does provide some protection to your vehicles, it does not provide the same level of protection as a garage. After all, a garage is fully enclosed. Therefore, it can provide you with protection from hailstorms and other weather events that a carport simply can’t handle.

Reason #3:  Keep Your Vehicles Safe

In addition to keeping your vehicles safe from weather events, a garage also keeps your vehicle protected from theft and vandalism. Let’s face it – it is very easy for a thief or vandal to access your vehicle when you only have it stored in your carport. By storing it in a locked garage, on the other hand, it is far more difficult for a vandal, a thief or even a prankster to access your vehicle.

Reason #4:  Expand Your Living Space

In addition to using your garage to store vehicles, it also serves as an extension of your home. Therefore, when you build a garage, you essentially increase the living space of your home. Not only can you store tools and supplies in your garage, you can also use it as a place to hang out, to host get-togethers and even as a place to do your laundry or other chores.

Reason #5:  Get More Done Around the Home

If you consider yourself to be a handyman or woman, or even if you are just willing to learn how to be a bit handier around the house, having garage will make it far easier. Not only can you store your home improvement tools in your garage, you can also get a great deal of prep work done in your garage. Even if it is raining or snowing, you can stay warm and dry inside your garage while you get your work done.

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Jack Taylor is a home improvement contractor who enjoys remodeling, repairing and building new homes and sharing his knowledge of home improvement with others. Not only does he write about contractors and home improvement, but he also can help you find a contractor near you.

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