Magnolia – Design & Build

TYPES OF ADDITIONS

Car Ports

A carport is a roofed structure

A carport is a roofed structure used to protect cars, vans, trucks, and other vehicles from precipitation such as rain, snow, or hail, and from sunlight. A carport can be attached to a house or building as an addition or can be stand-alone. If it is stand-alone, it usually has all four sides open with one or more parking spaces. If it is attached to a house or building, there may only be one side open with parking spaces on the other sides.

Considerations For A Car Port

Protects your car from the elements

One of the primary benefits of a car port is that it protects your car from the sun, wind, rain, and snow. This can help to extend the life of your car by preventing paint fading and rusting.

Keeps your car cooler in the summer

A car port can also help to keep your car cooler in the summer as it provides shade from the sun. This can be especially beneficial if you live in a hot climate and need to park your car outside.

Reduces the amount of time you spend cleaning your car

Another benefit of a car port is that it can reduce the amount of time you spend cleaning your car. This is because it protects your car from dirt, dust, and debris that can build up over time.

Provides additional storage space

A car port can also provide additional storage space for items such as bicycles, lawn mowers, and garden tools. This is especially beneficial if you do not have a garage or if your garage is full.

Adds value to your home

A car port can also add value to your home as it is considered an asset. This means that if you ever decide to sell your home, potential buyers will be willing to pay more for a home with a car port than one without.

Can be used as a workshop

If you are handy, a car port can also be used as a workshop where you can work on projects such as carpentry or auto repairs. This is because it provides shelter from the elements and gives you a dedicated space to work in.

Can be used for entertaining guests

A car port can also be used for entertaining guests as it provides a covered area where people can gather. This is especially beneficial if you live in an area with bad weather or if you have young children who need to be protected from the sun.

In Ottawa, obtaining a building permit is a crucial step when planning a new addition to your home. A building permit ensures that the proposed construction meets the necessary building codes and safety standards, as well as adheres to local zoning bylaws. Magnolia Construction will help you apply for a building permit for your Car Ports. We will submit detailed plans and specifications of the proposed addition to the City of Ottawa’s Building Services department.