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Glenn and Terrie from Alstonville needed protection for their second car in their one garage home. As is the case with a lot of older, smaller homes, the existing buildings often did not cater for multiple cars. Growing families often discover they need extra space for their new cars, to try and stop the all too common site of cars parked on the front lawn.

Alstonville driveway before the carport installation

The driveway before the carport was installed. As you can see the, front of the house was completely open to the elements. You can almost feel the heat off the steering wheel in summer.

In addition to this, the middle of the Alstonville summer can produce some violent storms and intensely hot weather.  It only takes one storm to damage a car, and vehicles left in the sun can deteriorate much quicker than those under cover. Also if you don’t have the shelter available during bad weather, getting from the garage to the front entrance without getting wet can be difficult. Geoff, Atlas Awnings Design Consultant, visited the site. He recommended a v-line flat deck skillion carport to meet their requirements and keep within the required budget.

The new carport provided much more shade and protection for the family cars. The colourbond guttering and the merbau posts also blended in with the existing building and surrounds.

The carport was made wider to cover the front entrance of the home to allow Glen and Terrie to go to and from the house to the car without getting wet. This also had the added benefit of allowing visitors to park undercover.  Using merbau timber posts on the front of the carport and matching the guttering and roof colours kept the look of the carport in line with the existing house.

The new carport has provided room for the vehicles to be parked undercover and out of the weather. It has also covered the front entrance to the house, keeping the trip from the car to the front dry in the event of a quick downpour.

If you think something like this v-line flat deck skillion carport would work for your family, contact Atlas Awnings today and let one of our consultants’ help you decide.