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Gable Roof Carport vs. Flat Roof Carport


Your home needs a flat roof carport or a gable roof carport to create a safe space for your car and fulfill your entertainment needs. Even though there are many carport designs, the most common models are the flat roof and the gable roof carports. Below is what you need to know about these two designs and make an informed decision about the one that fits your home.

Flat roof carports


As the name suggests, flat roof carports have flat roofs, but their roofs are slightly angled to enable water to flow of and prevent it from getting into your roof space. Flat roof carports have Colorbond sheeting, polycarbonate or Zincalume. Others have aluminum, timber or steel frames.

However, flat roofs carports are the fastest and easiest to erect, and they are very economical. You can place your flat roof carport to your home or any place that has free space. You can hire a professional to build it for you, or you can go for the DIY carport kit delivered in your home and put it yourself.

You can choose your desired color of flat roof carport because it comes in different colors. Choosing the right color helps you to coordinate the carport with your garden or home.


Gable carport roofs


These are the type of carports whose roofs have two sloping sides meeting together at the top. When you view them from the front, they look like a triangle. You can either have a Dutch gable roof or a standard gable roof. They are all popular because they compliment the home beautifully.

You can use gable roof carports double, single or larger carports. It all depends on the amount of storage needed. Gable roof carports are a bit costly due to the complexity of the roof. They also take longer to erect, but they are quicker compared to standard garages. These carports are available in different materials like aluminum/steel and timber.

You can hire a professional to design gable roof carports for you. You can also opt for the DIY method.

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Rafael Niesten

Written by Rafael Niesten

In his early 20s, Perth local Rafael Niesten, won a scholarship to study in Canada, with that came the opportunity to volunteer at a local radio station. That spawned his entrepreneurial streak, returning to Perth in 2001 he set up community radio Groove FM. More by luck than design, they became successful, too successful as they took a significant chunk of the Perth Market. This sent up the red flag with his commercial competitors who saw to it that he came before the Australian Broadcasting Authority and on technicalities such as the number of volunteers he was forced to move on. He received the citizen of the year award for Western Australia (youth) and was a finalist in the Australian of the year awards (Youth). Falling on his sword he turned to running small and large scale events, all the while buying, renovating and selling properties. Buying and selling land and renovated houses provided a grounding in the property industry. He founded a cloud based medical grade voice recognition company, followed by co founding the first true cloud application for private practice in the health sector. He successfully exited these ventures at the end of 2016 and began building Bricks+Agent.

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