When you’re planning your new Melbourne carport, when it comes to making the major decisions you need to go straight to the top. We don’t mean you should defer to management (as if we’d even dare to question how the decisions are made in your family!) we mean you should make a decision on the style of roof you want. Because, while all decisions will have an impact on the look of your new carport, the decision on the roof is perhaps the most important.
So, what are the choices? What types of roof can you use for your new Melbourne carport? Let’s take a look at the main types:
Flat roof Melbourne carport
There was a time when practically any structure with a flat roof was considered a little daggy. Not any more. In fact, flat roof carports – whether they be in Melbourne or Moe – are perhaps more popular than any other style. They look particularly good alongside modern and contemporary homes. One of the advantages of the flat roof carport is that they can be the most economical to build.
The next most popular roof style for a carport is probably the gable roof. This is the classic style roof, with the two main section sloping up to meet in the middle, with a triangle formed on the ends.
Hip roof Melbourne carport
Another common choice, the hip roof carport is easily identifiable by having four sections of roof all sloping up to meet at a point or a ridge on top.
Dutch gable roof
A variation on the gable and hip roof is the Dutch gable. It’s simply a standard hip roof with a gable section on the top. It looks a little more fancy than the average roof and is a very classic look. It does come at a cost, however, as the extra framework and labour makes the Dutch gable roof one of the most expensive to build.
Curved roof Melbourne carport
You don’t see a lot of these, however, using a curved roof is possible if you’re after something a bit different for your carport. Curved roofs can be made using both metal sheeting and polycarbonate.
These are simply flat roof carports that are mounted on posts and completely open on all sides and ends. C-section carports are commonly used for units, apartments and commercial premises, but can be handy for some residential blocks.
Choosing the roof style that’s best for you
What roof style is best for your new Melbourne carport? This will depend on a range of factors, in particular your home and your budget. A good starting point is to take a good look at your home. An easy way to choose the style of roof is simply to match what’s on your home, however, if you’re after a complementary look, then the choice is wider.
One simple choice is who you will use to design and build your new carport – Mr Carports. To organise a no-obligation discussion, contact Mr Carports on 1800 557 782. As well as designing and building your dream carport, we can help you choose the roof style that is best for you.