Should I Build a Carport or a Garage?

Raised Flat Roof Carport AttachedIf left outside, a car is exposed to the elements all year round from storms and hail in winter to scorching UV rays in summer. The ideal way to keep your car protected is by keeping it parked in a carport or garage. With an abundance of building options, colours and designs available, you can customise your carport or garage to suit your needs. However, how do you know which option is best for you?

Read on to learn what you should consider when deciding whether to build a carport or a garage including:    

  • Purpose
  • Available Space
  • Time and Budget


Once making the decision to build a carport or garage, you must know the purpose of the space. While most will be to park vehicles, would you like it to be a versatile space you can use for other purposes too? As a carport is generally open at one or multiple sides, it makes a great place to host a gathering or dry your laundry when it rains. If you are looking for an additional storage space, a garage may be your better option. Shelving and cabinetry can be installed in a garage and as most garages are lockable, it can be a great way to safeguard belongings.

Gable garage with rollerdoorAvailable Space

The location you are wanting your carport or garage installed can be a deciding factor on which one is best for you. A garage can make a large backyard feel smaller once installed while a carport placed on the side of a house can make the house feel more open. The available space may determine if a one, two or multiple vehicle carport or garage can be built plus the ease of access to the indoors of your home should be considered.

Time and Budget

The ultimate decision maker when it comes to which one is best, may be your budget. As building a garage is usually a larger project, the cost will generally be more than a carport. A garage requires a concrete slab to be poured and set before installation can commence, increasing the time needed to complete the job, whilst a carport can be built free standing or as an extension to your home.

Call the team at CPR Outdoor Centre to discuss building a carport or garage today!

Caravan PortFor expert advice on the multiple options available when building a carport or garage, the team at CPR Outdoor Centre are only a phone call away. CPR Outdoor Centre can customise a garage or carport to fit in with your budget and give expert advice on an anticipated timeframe for completion. Looking at your available space and weighing up your different options is in all in a day’s work for the CPR Outdoor Centre team.

Servicing Bunbury, Busselton and the South West contact the team in Bunbury on 9726 2311 today for an obligation free quote or call into their showroom at 67 Halifax Drive, Bunbury.