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What are the differences between the garage and the carport?

What are the differences between the garage and the carport?
Issue Time:2019-01-23
We all know what garages are and how important they are for the safety and security of the cars of a household. There are also metal carports built by some homeowners. Many people remain confused between a garage and metal carport as they cannot make out clear cut difference between the two structures. While it is true that one can safely park his automobile inside a carport just like a garage, there are differences in the construction of the two structures that cannot be overlooked.

Carports
A metal carport is a semi covered structure that is designed to park cars and to provide limited protection to them. They are mostly open from two sides and are modular in US while flat roofed in the rest of the world. A carport is a cost effective way to provide protection to one’s car from the elements such as rain, wind and scorching heat from the sun. It is much easier to build a metal carport than construct a garage, and it is much cheaper too.

Garage vs Carport
• A garage is a room built with mortar and concrete having three walls and a door, and it is a part of the house whereas a carport is like an awning and is open from two sides.
• A garage is more expensive than a carport that can also be erected easily and in a fast manner.
• A carport provides shelter to a car just like a garage, but in terms of safety and security, a garage is far more superior.