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Top 5 Reasons Why a Free-standing Carport is the Perfect Addition to Your Home

If you want to protect your car and add some style to your property, consider a free-standing carport. Protect your vehicle from damaging weather conditions while simultaneously improving the aesthetic appeal of your property.

Protect Your Car from the Elements.

Protect your car in these practical and innovative ways:

  • Avoid costly damage caused by rain, hail or harmful UV by parking it under a sturdy carport.
  • Create a covered area to park in your yard rather than the street or in an open driveway.
  • Reduce the risk of increased car insurance premiums by making your car less likely to be damaged or stolen.
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Enhance Your Home’s Kerb Appeal.

A free-standing carport can make your property more aesthetically appealing to prospective buyers. Spanline carports come in various stylish designs and colours that will complement your home’s exterior, adding a modern and functional touch.

A stylish carport can make your home stand out from other properties in the neighbourhood. This can be appealing to potential buyers if you ever decide to sell.

Choose from a wide range of carport designs

  • Gable roof carport & Dutch gable carport: A gable roof is a peaked roof design sloping on either side. A Dutch gable roof has a smaller gable at the top of a hip roof. These styles provide increased headroom and airflow whilst offering a traditional aesthetic appeal.
  • Skillion roof carport: A skillion roof is a single-sloping roof that provides a modern and minimalist look.
  • Flat roof carport: This design has a completely flat roof, providing a clean and contemporary appearance. It’s ideal for homeowners who want a simple yet stylish carport design.
  • Double carport: A double carport is designed to accommodate two vehicles. It provides ample space for families with multiple vehicles or larger vehicles such as SUVs or trucks. A double carport can allow either for two vehicles side by side, or if space is a limiting factor, then the carport can be extended lengthwise. It’s a great way to protect two vehicles from the elements while also enhancing your home’s kerb appeal.
  • Steel carport or timber carport: The choice between these depends on your personal preference, budget, and desired aesthetic. Steel is a durable and low-maintenance option that adds a contemporary feel to your home, while timber finishes can be used to provide a natural and warm look. If you would like the strength and durability of steel as well as the warmth of timber, consider lining your insulated roof or your pillars with a timber finish.

A free-standing carport is a smart investment if you want to enhance your property’s exterior. With a wide range of stylish and functional designs available, it can provide the perfect finishing touch to complement your home’s existing architecture.

Maximise Your Outdoor Space.

A carport or shelter can provide you with a versatile outdoor space that can be used for a range of purposes. For example, it can be transformed into an outdoor entertaining area, perfect for hosting barbecues or gatherings with friends and family. It also provides a covered and protected space that’s ideal for all weather conditions.

Use yours as a storage area for recreational vehicles like boats and caravans, or even garden tools and outdoor equipment. This frees up space in your yard and allows you to keep your outdoor equipment organised and easily accessible.

Moreover, a free-standing custom carport can provide a shaded area for outdoor activities, such as children’s play areas or an exercise space. It can also serve as a barrier to protect you from the elements while you work on outdoor projects.

Maximise your outdoor space. A carport or shelter can provide the perfect outdoor area for entertaining, storage, and more.

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Let Spanline Help.

Carports and shelters are an excellent investment for homeowners. While you can purchase a DIY carport kit and complete the project yourself, consider the benefits of using Spanline instead. Avoid the hassle of sourcing contractors and the headache of project management, not to mention filing council approvals yourself. Get the best design assistance from experts in their field and get your project done in a timely manner.

With our expertise, you can have peace of mind knowing that your carport is installed safely and efficiently. Additionally, Spanline offers a wide range of bespoke designs, colours, and materials to match your home’s aesthetic. You’ll also receive a comprehensive warranty* of up to 15 years for materials and workmanship.

Your local Spanline licensed carport builders will organise everything from onsite inspections, custom designs and council plans and approvals^.

Feel The Benefits.

Nobody likes getting into a hot car! A free-standing carport can reduce the amount of heat inside your vehicle in summer, protect it from the cold and frost in winter months, and shield the paint coat and interior from harsh UV rays to prevent fading.

Free-standing and Outstanding.

Car protection —  rain hail or shine. This Double-U® double carport has made a world of difference for this customer.

Our exclusive Double-U® roofing profile features high tensile Aluzinc® coated steel which provides you with outstanding strength and quality. In fact, the exclusive profile shape and design makes it one of the strongest and most rigid profiles in the home additions industry.

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Spanline Can Help

Why take on the hassle and potential risks of a DIY project when you can trust the professionals? For more than 38 years, Spanline Home Additions Australia has been at the forefront of the home improvement industry. We provide Australian homeowners with high-quality, inventive solutions. We are skilled in building individually designed carports as well as creating custom home extensions like glass and screened rooms, patios, and verandahs.

Spanline Coffs Harbour were excellent to deal with. They were very knowledgeable & couldn’t do enough to help us. Thank you!
Annette Ryder
Annette Ryder
We had a rather small modification made to our sunroom, which was originally built by Spanline over 10yrs ago. The job turned out just as we had hoped. Salesman Frank and supervisor Trevor were quick to provide replies to our queries and updates throughout. We consider that very important, so that we know we haven't been forgotten after signing on the dotted line. All members of the team we spoke with were easy to talk to, accepted our questions and input and made us feel part of the process. Cannot recommend them highly enough.Tony Zahra
Tony Zahra
Tony Zahra
Amazing job by Spanline!! Constant consultation during the build of our deck roof, and with the organising of electrical work to light switches and installation of ceiling fan. We now enjoy entertaining on the covered deck enjoying the sunset and the view to the escarpment
After some research we contacted Spanline about an addition for our house. Scott Basman came out and talked to us about what we wanted from the space. He worked with us on the design, he is very knowledgeable and made sure it was everything we wanted. Lachlan, Adrian and Jake were also amazing throughout the build process, now we have a massive indoor/outdoor space which is perfect for our needs.
Toni Goodyer
Toni Goodyer
Scott Basman and his team did a wonderful job, both with demolishing a timber pergola and erecting a new Spanline roofed entertainment area. The new structure was built efficiently, on time, and is a quality build! Thank you Mick! Thank you team for your courtesy and efficiency! Would recommend you to family and friends.
Fantastic experience from go to woah. Seb went above and beyond to make sure we got the best product for the best price. Zach kept us informed throughout the whole process. The whole team were very approachable and helpful. Spanline submitted all the council approval paperwork and made sure the end product was perfect. I highly recommend Spanline Home Additions ACT. Thanks!!!
Paul Remin
Paul Remin
Thanks to everyone involved in our project,a great job.Special mention to Rob who constructed our patio on is own with attention to detail.Loving the new door & screen,I would have no hesitation recommending Spanline Home Additions Southside
David Wilson
David Wilson
My experience with Spanline Mid Coast was exceptional. Jamie was wonderful in explaining the product and the whole process from start to finish. The builder, Josh Byrne was nothing short of professional and attention to detail in every way. Very happy with my home addition, highly recommend.
Helen Quin
Helen Quin
A verandah was recently added to my home by spanline wagga. Great service by all in particular Adam who was especially precise with the building worksVery pleased with the result and workmanshipMany thanks Adam, Terrell and Craig
Judith Langton
Judith Langton
The difference enclosing my alfresco area, front porch & the side of my home means I can now enjoy my home to its full potential. Well done, Spanline - happy to recommend you - workmanship excellent & staff were always friendly & obliging.
Norma Jacques
Norma Jacques
Outstanding service & finished products from the whole SPANLINE TEAM in COFFS HARBOUR. Highly recommend. A “HAMPTONS CARPORT” & GLASS SLIDING DOOR for south facing ALFRESCO. 👏😊🚙
Janet Kelemec
Janet Kelemec
Had a great experience with choosing Spanline Illawarra for my carport. Nick was the one who did the quote up for me and was reasonable and knew what I wanted and explained everything clearly. Carport was done within reasonable time within 3 weeks from when I got the quote. The builder Scott has done a very good job building the carport. It only took about 3 days to complete the carport. Many thanks to Shahil who is the supervisor of the job, who did the designing as well. He explained everything clearly and when he came to measure he made sure I understood what I wanted. I absolutely love how it has turned out.Thank you to the team at Spanline. You’ve done a great job.
Gwen Thompson
Gwen Thompson

Expert Insights on Freestanding Carports

  • A carport provides protection for your car and can add to the aesthetic design of your home.
  • A carport can reduce the heat inside your vehicle, protect it from cold and frost in winter months, and protect the paint coat and interior from harsh UV rays.
  • The installation process of a free-standing carport or shelter is usually straightforward and can be completed by professionals quickly and efficiently.
  • Free-standing carports are cost-effective and customisable alternatives to attached garages.
  • The durable materials used for free-standing carports require minimal maintenance and can withstand harsh weather conditions.
  • Spanline carports offer a range of designs, colours, and materials allowing for full customisation.
  • A carport provides a versatile outdoor space that can be used for entertaining, storage, and much more.
  • Carports can attract potential buyers by adding street appeal to your property.
  • Spanline carports and shelters can be constructed in a range of sizes and heights to accommodate multiple or large vehicles.

Consult with a Spanline Design Advisor for size and functionality design options.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of installing a free-standing carport on your property?

A freestanding carport offers protection for your car, enhances kerb appeal, and increases the functionality of your outdoor space. They are cost-effective and customisable to match the style and architecture of your home. Freestanding carports are constructed with durable materials that require minimal maintenance and can withstand harsh weather conditions, providing long-lasting protection for your car.

How much does a free-standing carport cost compared to a garage?

Freestanding carports can be significantly cheaper than a garage. The installation process is usually straightforward and can be completed quickly and efficiently by professionals. The cost-effectiveness and easy installation process make freestanding carports and shelters an attractive option for homeowners.

How do you choose the right design and material options for your free-standing carport?

Consult with a Spanline Design Advisor who can provide expert advice on the best design and material options to ensure that your freestanding carport complements your home’s style and meets your specific needs. They can help you select the best fit for your property and explore the range of customisation options available, such as colours and materials, to create a unique and stylish addition to your property.

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