If you’re tossing up between a carport and a garage for your Geelong home, there are several factors to consider. While both structures provide shelter and protection for your vehicles, they offer different benefits and come with their own set of pros and cons.

In this blog, we’ll guide you through those pros and cons to help you make an informed decision on whether a Geelong carport or garage is best for you.

Geelong carport vs garage: Cost

When it comes to dollars and cents, carports generally win out and are more affordable than garages.

The cost of building a carport is generally lower due to the quantity of materials and labour required. Garages can also incur additional expenses with the addition of features like doors and windows and the labour costs of installation.

Geelong carport vs garage: Space

Carports can be more ideal for Geelong homeowners with limited space. They can be built in a range of sizes and configurations to fit your specific needs and can be attached to the side of your house or stand alone. Carports also provide more flexibility in terms of placement and can in some cases expanded if you need additional coverage in the future.

Garages generally require more space due to their enclosed structure. If you have ample land, however, a garage can provide a significant amount of storage space in addition to housing your vehicles. Potentially, you can include workspaces, storage for tools and even living spaces.

It’s worth highlighting that a clever Geelong carport builder like Outside Concepts can integrate features such as storage and workspaces into a carport.

Geelong carport vs garage: Security

Security is an area where garages are often considered superior, as they are fully enclosed and can be locked. This makes it more difficult for thieves to access your vehicles and belongings.

However, a carport can be made more secure. For example, you can put a roller door on a carport, fill-in one or more sides and add security lighting and cameras.

Geelong carport vs garage: Aesthetics

Both carports and garages can be designed to complement the existing style of your home. They come in various materials and can be customised with different roofing styles and colours. So, which one will look better alongside your home?

This is subjective and often comes down to how well the carport or garage was designed and built. If a carport or garage is built to complement your home, with smart use of materials, design aspects and colour, both will add considerable curb appeal and resale value.

It’s also worth highlighting that some carports look like garages from some angles. Look at featured image on this page, for example. It’s a carport, not a garage. With the addition of features like a roller door and side wall you can be hard-pressed to tell the difference.

Geelong carport vs garage: local planning

There is one aspect where a carport can come out on top and that’s local planning. In some council areas you might not need planning approval for a carport, but you likely will for a garage.

It’s always important to check with your council before building either a carport or a garage.

Choose Geelong’s premier carport builder

Armed with this knowledge, if you do decide you need a new Geelong carport, you’ll need Geelong’s premier carport builder on your side.

At Outside Concepts, we specialise in designing and building custom carports that meet the unique needs of Geelong homeowners. Whether you prefer a simple carport or something more elaborate, our team of experts is here to help you make the best choice for your home.

See our Geelong branch page or contact us today to find out more.

Life’s too short to compromise. Phone Outside Concepts on 1800 601 674 for a free quote.

Tossing up between a Geelong carport and a garage for your Geelong home? See our guide on the pros and cons of each.
Tossing up between a carport and a garage for your Geelong home? See our guide on the pros and cons of each.