Reasons to Treat Yourself to a Carport for the Holidays

As we head into the holiday season, a lot of us will spend a ton of time shopping around to find the perfect gift for the special someones on our list,

As we head into the holiday season, a lot of us will spend a ton of time shopping around to find the perfect gift for the special someones on our list, but how many of us think about treating ourselves? You do so much throughout the year for everyone else, so why not add something to your life that will make things much easier? These are just four reasons that this should be the year to look for carports for sale and choose the one that makes you happy.

Add Extra Space

Tired of trying to cram everything into a very limited space? A carport not only keeps your vehicles safe from the elements, it also doubles as a great place to put your landscaping and yard tools out of the rain. A carport serves many functions, but chief among them is just to organize and be an area for storing all of your “stuff.” If organization is on your resolution list, then the additional space will make it much easier to follow through!

Entertainment in the Great Outdoors

Thank goodness the pandemic is behind us and we are allowed to return from social distancing to socialization. One of the best things about living in South Carolina is that you can enjoy the great outdoors all year long. The only drawback is that the summer sun is a lot to take during the hot months. If you buy a carport, it can double as a space for an outdoor gathering. Make 2023 the return to having parties every weekend and enjoying being with people you’ve missed!

Reduce Wear and Tear on Your Vehicles and Toys

The summers are brutally hot and you know what they do to you when you stand in the sun, so imagine what they do to your vehicles and toys. A carport will protect them during intense heat and during storms from flying branches and debris. Your vehicles are a big investment, so make it a point to keep them better maintained in the New Year.

Stop Running Through Raindrops

No one likes to move the grocery bags from their car indoors, but it’s especially miserable when you have to dodge the rain with soggy bags. Don’t spend another day running from your car to your door and back again to empty things. Drive right in, be sheltered, and take your time getting the groceries indoors. A carport is like buying shelter from the storm.

With the holidays soon approaching, now is an excellent time to consider treating yourself to a carport. Carports can serve many functions and can really make your life easier and more comfortable. You do so much for everyone else, so now is a great time to treat yourself by looking for carports for sale. We have a variety of options, materials, and brands to choose from. Not only will we deliver a carport; we will make the process seamless. Check out our website to see what we have to offer or contact us today!

How to Choose the Right Carport for Your Needs

For many homeowners in the South Carolina area, building a carport is just as useful and less expensive than a garage. Carports are an excellent way to find additional storage, or even to add some entertainment space. But with so many options to choose from, what types of things do you want to look for when choosing a carport for your needs? If you are going to invest, make sure you think of all factors before you decide.

Considerations for Choosing the Right Carport

Do you Want to go to a Big Box Store or a Specialized Company?

Many people often think that doing it yourself is a less expensive and easier way to go. When it comes to carports, that is often not the case. Simply purchasing a carport is only half of the battle. A professional company that specializes in outdoor buildings can help you with the intricacies of building codes and permits. And they can also help you design a carport that will fit all of your needs. And since preparation is an important part of building a carport, they will be able guide you about what needs to be done before building it even begins.

Designing Your Carport

Carports come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and materials. The most common materials are brick, steel, and timber. When looking for a lightweight option, aluminum might be a great choice. To figure out which design works best for you, you have to first consider whether you want a stand alone carport, or if you want it built into the house. Since it will be a huge part of the aesthetics of your home, taking care to ensure that it will match the style of your house is very important to maintain curbside appeal.


For most homeowners, cost is going to be a major determinant about which carport they choose. But if you buy cheap to save money, you could end up with buyer’s remorse. A carport is something that is an investment, and you want it to last. So you have to temper quality with price to find a happy medium. Otherwise, you could end up having to replace it sooner than you hoped, which will end up costing a whole lot more.

Weather Conditions

The weather can greatly affect the integrity of your outdoor buildings. Before you decide which type of carport to invest in, consider the climate that it will have to withstand. Again, it might cost more to go with a higher quality carport that can withstand South Carolina’s heat and humidity, but in the long run, it is a much better investment to spend enough instead of too little.

Choosing Who to Buy it From

If you want your carport to last and look good, then it is important to buy it from a reputable building expert. Find a company that has been around for long enough to know their products’ ins and outs. Also, find a company that will stand behind their buildings and help guide you through the process of building a carport from start to finish.

A carport can make a great substitute for a garage to house your vehicles, tools, or even for additional entertaining space. If you are going to invest in one, however, it is best to think long and hard and not go by price alone. Finding a happy-medium between the quality and the cost will ensure that you get what you pay for, in a good way. Contact Ravenel Buildings today to help design your carport. We’ll be there from start to finish.