Granted, the start to the summer in Melbourne has definitely been more cold than hot, but just as day follows night and seagulls will find you know matter where outside you eat hot chips, the warmer weather is on the way. And that means a Melbourne carport will be an even more important investment than normal.
Research shows that on a summer day, the temperature inside a car parked in the sun can be between 20 degrees and 30 degrees hotter than outside the car *. Which is why on a hot day, the steering wheel can feel like a hot iron, the seats can make your bare legs feel like they’re on fire and your whole body can feel like it’s in a sauna. By the way, typical sauna temperatures are between 70 and 100 degrees Celsius, so on a 40 degree day the comparison with a sauna can actually be accurate!
While you can’t always avoid parking your car in the sun when you’re out shopping, visiting friends or family and running errands, you can do something about it at home. And that’s to build a Melbourne carport.
A well-designed carport will make a significant difference to you and your family’s comfort. Not only will a carport reduce the heat inside your car in summer, it will be a blessing when the rain is pouring down and on those frosty mornings in winter.
Of course, just as importantly, a carport will protect what is likely to be, after your home, your number one asset. UV rays from the sun can cause damage to your car paint and cause it to fade prematurely, and can also cause damage to the inside of your car. Likewise, strong winds, storms and hail can also damage your car; damage that can take place not in years but in seconds!
In short, a carport will be an investment you’ll enjoy all-year-round. Plus, a well-designed carport that perfectly matches or complements your home will add substantial value to your home if and when you do decide to sell in the future.
Mr Carports for your new Melbourne carport
Mr Carports are experts when it comes to building carports. We’ve literally built hundreds of them and know how to build the best carport for your home, budget and needs. Plus, we have branches right across the Melbourne and Geelong areas.
So if you need help to beat the heat in your car this summer, or want a Melbourne carport that will protect your car all year round, give us a call today!
* Source: Kidsafe. Every year in Australia, over 5000 children are rescued after being left in an unattended car, so this is a timely reminder to never leave your kids in the car unattended. It’s not only against the law in most states and territories, but it’s dangerous. This is particularly the case for children, because they can lose fluid, dehydrate and suffer from heatstroke more quickly than adults.