Up here in Brisbane and across the wild expanse of Queensland, we’re made of stern stuff. Maybe it’s the relentless challenges we face, thanks to our ever-changing weather, including the sweltering heat, the baking sunshine, the torrential rain and the odd tempestuous storm that crosses our path.
If you’re considering building a new carport in Brisbane, you also need something that’s a bit sterner. For a carport that will withstand everything Mother Nature throws at it, you’ll need a durable carport. And you’ll need to give it a bit of care and attention.
In this blog, we’ll provide some key tips for keeping your carport looking and working as good as new.
8 key maintenance tips for Brisbane carports
- Occasional cleaning can reduce the build-up of dirt, mould, and algae. Give all surfaces a clean with a hose, mild detergent, and a brush to remove debris and stains.
- Inspect your carport’s structure regularly for signs of issues. What to look for will depend on the materials that your carport uses. For timber, for example, make sure the protective surfaces are in good condition and there’s no rot. For metal, look for signs of corrosion. Make sure the structure looks sound and is in good condition.
- Just like your home, a leaking roof can cause issues, particularly if your carport has a ceiling. If can safely do so, get up on a ladder to inspect your roof for signs of issues. It could be a tile that’s shifted or cracked, or a metal or polycarbonate sheet that’s starting to lift.
- Clean your gutters at least twice a year to keep them working effectively. Correctly working gutters and downpipes are very important in Brisbane, because of our potential for heavy rainfall.
- If your carport has a protective paint or coating, you will need to reapply every now and again. For paint, this might only be every ten years. For oils and stains on timber it will be more often. Reapplying the coating will not only maintain your Brisbane carport, it will also keep it looking its best.
- Regularly check and tighten any bolts, nuts, or fasteners to ensure the structural integrity of your carport.
- Trim overhanging branches if your carport is beneath trees. Regularly trimming will help reduce leaves, branches and debris from falling onto your carport.
- Consider occasionally getting a professional to conduct an inspection to assess the structural integrity of your carport and address any potential issues early.
Designed and built right from the start
The way your Brisbane carport is designed and built can make a big difference in how well it will withstand our weather and how often you’ll need to carry out maintenance. Aspects such as material selection, ventilation, elevation, gutter systems, durable finishes and roof pitch are all important.
Another important aspect is the Brisbane carport builder you choose. You need someone who knows the conditions and can design and build a carport to withstand the elements. A carport builder like Martin Harris from our North Brisbane branch.
Martin has been the owner of the Outside Concepts branch for over 20 years and has vast experience in designing and building for Brisbane conditions.
To organise a no-obligation discussion, design and quote on a new carport for your home, phone 1800 601 674 or submit a form on Martin’s page.
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How can you keep your Brisbane carport looking and working as good as new?