Frequently Asked Questions

What is a carport?

A carport is a covered structure that provides shelter for vehicles, usually constructed with a roof supported by posts or columns.

What are the benefits of a carport shelter?

Carport shelters offer benefits such as weather protection, shaded outdoor space, and versatility for storage and other uses. They are also affordable and easy to install.

Are carport shelters suitable for all weather conditions?

Carport shelters are designed to protect vehicles from the elements and are suitable for most weather conditions. However, they may not be suitable for extreme weather conditions such as hurricanes or tornadoes.

What is the typical lifespan of a carport shelter?

A carport shelter’s lifespan depends on materials, construction quality, and maintenance. Proper maintenance can extend its life for many years.

What materials are carport shelters typically made of?

The most common materials used are metal and aluminum due to their durability and low maintenance requirements.

Do I need a building permit for a carport shelter?

The need for a building permit for a carport shelter varies depending on your location and local regulations. It is best to check with your local authorities to determine if a permit is required. If you do need a permit, we can help you with the process.

How do I choose the right size for my carport?

Choose the right carport size by considering your vehicle size, number of vehicles, and available space. Measure the area to ensure a proper fit.

Can a carport shelter be customized to my needs?

Yes, Brighten Metals offer a variety of options and can help you design a custom carport shelter to meet your specific needs and preferences, such as size, materials, and additional features.

How long does it take to install a carport shelter?

The installation time for a carport shelter varies depending on the size and complexity of the structure and the installer’s experience, but many carport shelters can be installed in a day or two.

Can I install the carport shelter myself or do I need to hire a professional?

Before choosing whether to install a carport shelter yourself or hire a professional, we suggest assessing your abilities and carefully reviewing the installation instructions. Fortunately, our carport shelters are intended to be simple to assemble, making them an excellent choice for those at ease with DIY projects.

How long does it take to receive my carport shelter after I place an order?

Standard carport shelters ship in 2 days after payment. Customized shelters may take longer and the delivery timeframe depends on the design and manufacturing process. We will give you an estimated delivery timeframe once the details are finalized.

Will the carport shelter be delivered to my property, or do I need to pick it up?

We offer a variety of delivery options, including home delivery, local pick-up, and secure delivery to your local depot via established courier partnerships.

What’s the size and weight of the package for the carport shelter?

Our carport shelter package is approximately 2.2m x 1.1m x 0.5m and weighs from 330 to 900kg. It includes all necessary components, such as the metal frame, roof panels, hardware, and assembly instructions.

What should I do if I notice a defect or issue with my carport shelter?

Contact our sales team immediately if you notice any defects or issues with your carport shelter to determine the next steps.

What is the warranty for my carport shelter?

Our steel carport sheds come with a 5-year frame structure warranty, while our aluminum carport sheds come with a lifetime frame warranty covering rust. If parts fail during the warranty period, we provide replacement parts at no cost.

What does warranty not cover?

The warranty doesn’t cover damage from wear and tear, accidents, misuse, lack of maintenance, change of ownership, or incorrect assembly. Store cartons and materials dry and covered with a tarp, clear of the ground to avoid damage. The warranty is significantly reduced if the carport is near saltwater or prone to cyclones and damaging weather. Limited warranty applies in these conditions.

What maintenance is required for a carport shelter?

Carport shelters generally require minimal maintenance, such as occasional cleaning and inspection of the structure and roof for any damages.

How does maintenance factor into warranty policy?

Maintaining your carport is crucial to its condition and functionality. Neglecting maintenance can damage the carport and shorten its lifespan. Our Brighten Metals carport shelter warranty may be voided if recommended maintenance is not performed, so it’s important to follow the guidelines to keep the warranty valid.

Can a carport shelter be attached to my house?

Yes, carport shelters can be attached to your house or other structures for additional protection and convenience.

Can a carport shelter be used for other purposes besides vehicle storage?

Carport shelters have other uses beyond vehicle storage, including outdoor gatherings, lawn equipment storage, and covered patio areas.

Can I add walls to my carport to turn it into a garage?

Add walls to your carport to turn it into a garage, but additional construction and permits may be required. Our carport can be fully enclosed with additional sheets, but it won’t become a garage. It provides additional protection from the elements.

How much does a carport shelter cost?

Carport cost varies based on size, materials, and location. Basic metal carports start at $1,600 and can go up to $5,000, while elaborate aluminum carports can cost over $5,000 on average.

Can I use a carport shelter as a temporary structure?

Carport shelters can be used temporarily for outdoor events or construction projects as they are easy to install and remove.

Can I install lighting in my carport?

Install lighting in your carport for better visibility at night. Options include motion-activated lights and solar-powered lights.