Did you know that the highest recorded temperature in Launceston is 39 degree Celsius, one month in August we recorded over 220 millimetres of rain or our lowest recorded temperature was a chilly -5.2? Interesting, you might think, but what’s that got to do with outdoor structures? Plenty, when it comes to having a Launceston carport to protect you and your assets.
I’m sure we don’t need to tell you that a car that’s parked in direct sunlight can be a lot hotter than one parked in the shade of a Launceston carport. We’ve all experienced that uncomfortable feeling when we put our bottoms on a hot seat or our hands on a hot steering wheel.
According to Kidsafe, a car that’s parked in the sun can be 20 to 30 degrees hotter than the outside temperature. On a 29 degree day, your car can reach 44 degrees in just ten minutes and 60 degrees in 20 minutes!
There is, of course, a serious message when it comes to cars in the sun and that’s to never leave children or animals inside. That aside, however, while it might not be life or death to hop in a car that’s 60 degree inside, it can certainly be very uncomfortable until the air conditioner kicks in. While you might not be able to do anything about shade while doing your shopping or parked away from your home, you can create shade at home with a Launceston carport.
That summer sticky feeling will be a thing of the past!
While Launceston does generally get more rain in winter, as you’ll know if you’ve lived here for a few years it can just about rain at any time, which is another great advertisement for having a carport at your Launceston home. If you’ve been caught in a parked car unable to get to your home because of the rain you’ll understand what I mean!
A carport is also worth its weight in gold when the frosty conditions hit in winter. Scraping ice off your windows just so you can drive to work or get the kids to school safely will be a thing of the past when your new Launceston carport is a reality.
Of course, while a carport will help protect you and your family from heat, rain and having to remove ice in the mornings, the main reason for having a carport in Launceston is to protect your cars. It will do this job very well, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year, no matter what the weather throws at it.
If you live in Launceston or any of the surrounding areas of the north of Tasmania, Ray Heald is the person to call. Ray is the owner and manager of Outside Concept’s branch in Launceston and has vast experience in designing and building carports.
Looking for a solution to your outdoor lifestyle? Call us now for a free quote on 1800 601 674.
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