In a previous post, we talked about the differences between certified and non-certified carport designs. In case you missed that post, the main point was that certified designs are normally the way to go. But the for the sake of balance, in today’s post, we are going to talk about the situations where a non-certified building may be the better choice.
As was mentioned before, non-certified building are often used in rural, agricultural settings so let’s start with an example from the barnyard. Imagine you have an old, small, wooden shed on a farm that you use to house some small tools and non-essential supplies. With time, the wood has deteriorated and it is now time to replace the structure. This would be an ideal situation to for a non-certified carport.
Since the shed in our example holds non-essential materials, a simple structure is all that needed. Afterall, there’s no need to replace a small shed with a large barn. Non-certified carport designs are still made with of steel which is far more durable than wood, anchored in concrete, and has lower lifetime maintenance costs.
Another situation where a non-certified structure may be appropriate is when you are simply putting up a carport as to be a shady place to sit or work under. If you just want to make a covered area that will temporarily be used for car repairs or social functions (e.g. a picnic table area), a non-certified structure would be advantageous since the carport wouldn’t be used during inclement weather and nothing would be stored there for a long-term period.
Always remember that depending on the building codes where you live, there may not be any situation where a non-certified building is acceptable, so it’s important to be sure. But if you need a low maintenance structure to house non-essential materials or temporary use then you may want to consider our non-certified buildings. They are a simple solutions to some of life’s simple problems.
Regardless of the type of design you decide on, Carport Empire is your one-stop professional shop for all of your carport needs. If you need any help just give us a call 1-800-985-7678 or use the contact form on our website. Our representatives will be happy to answer any questions and to help you select the perfect carport for you.