Adjustable Carports


Carports with adjustable legs are a great way to have all the benefits of a carport on uneven ground, and there are plenty of other benefits too. Read on to find out more.

Adjusting your carport

Although the most common type of adjustable carport consists of raising or lowering individual legs in order to allow for more stability and better placement, there are also other types of adjustable carports.

Some models allow you to adjust the height, allowing for larger vehicles such as bigger trucks or shorter ones such as scooters or Minis. These types are perfect if you see different types of vehicles come and go. Others adjust outwards to allow for multiple vehicles or with lower extensions to reach out over a door or entrance. These kinds of adjustable carports are great if you really want to tailor your carport to your property and make it look more like a natural extension, or simply if you want to avoid the worst of the weather whilst heading out to your car.

Portable carports

Adjustable carports should be considered along with portable carports as many models available on the market today provide both features. So if you’re looking for a truly versatile vehicle storage solution, a portable and adjustable carport is likely to be your best option.

However, you need to consider the climate and general weather in your region as both portable and adjustable carports are slightly less stable than their permanent counterparts. This is generally not a problem unless you’re in an area which suffers from extreme weather conditions. Even then, you can take additional steps to secure your carport if necessary.

It’s recommended that you don’t try and turn your existing portable carport into an ‘adjustable’ carport by propping it up on something or attempting to reduce the height of the legs more than it naturally allows for. Doing so will affect the balance and operation of your carport and may cause damage to people or vehicles.

Permanent adjustable carports

Permanent carports can also be adjustable in some cases, but this is likely to be a custom job which will involve spending more money. If you do go down this route, make sure you’ve involved throughout the process to ensure you get exactly what you’re looking for. You can expect it to take a lot longer to be created and shipped to you due to the amount of work involved. You’ll also need to make sure your measurements are spot on – so dealing with local companies or those prepared to send out a representative is not a bad idea.

Portable Carports


When you hear the word ‘carport‘ most people think of the permanent ones which are attached or freestanding and are situated next to the home and provide shelter for a car, bikes or boat. However, portable pop-up carports have become increasingly popular in recent years and are not just used to park under as they can be used in a variety of different environments for a variety of uses so that many situations could be improved with the use of these structures.

The basic structure of portable carports means they are easy and quick to erect and comprise a foldable cover, telescoping assemblies at the four corners and anchoring legs. Anchoring sets can be purchased but many people just use bags filled with sand, pebbles or stones to weight the carport down whilst in use. Although most portable pop-up carports are open structures it is easy to add removable sidewalls to provide more protection from the sun, sand or rain or even from ants and insects.

Portable carports

Portable canopy carports can be great in a number of environments for a variety of uses and in many situations either asĀ  features or for providing shelters. For instance:

– If you are having a garage or car boot sale you make your pitch look different and enticing whilst keeping your sale items protected.

– If you are selling items at a craft fair or open-air market a portable carport can offer shade from the heat or rain.

– Portable carports are ideal to take to the beach as they can be erected almost instantly and provide welcome shade from the sun’s harmful UV rays as well as protecting food from the sand and flies.

– If you are having an outdoor wedding a portable carport can be used either as a feature or to provide some protection from the weather. There is a wide choice of colors on the market allowing your carport to be customised for special events but still allowing you to use it time after time in the future.

– Those who love to do DIY may well welcome having a structure like a portable carport to work under as they provide shelter.

– Kids, as we all know, benefit from being outdoors so a portable carport means they can still play outside whatever the weather and they are great for hosting a children’s party.

– Family gatherings or romantic dinners can be enjoyed under a portable carport especially if you have outdoor lighting.

So, as you can see, it may well be worth investing in a portable pop-up canopy carport!