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We rarely mix science into our blogs, but when it comes to the natural phenomenon called frost, we’ll make an exception to highlight why a Melbourne carport is a must during the cooler months.

Firstly to the science. Frost is simply water vapour that’s become solid. It forms when an outside surface (e.g. your car that’s not undercover) cools past the dew point, or the point when the air gets cold enough to turn water vapour into liquid water. The water then freezes and, if it gets cold enough, ice or frost forms.

The good news is that frost usually forms at night, when most of us are sleeping and not using our cars. It will then melt once the sun rises and warms the air. The bad news? That’s usually well after you need your car to go to work or take the kids to school, and you’re forced to scrape the frost off the windows or get out the garden hose. The last thing you want on a cold morning when you’re probably running late!

So, here’s more good news and you don’t need a science degree to understand it. Simply build a carport for your Melbourne home and you’ll never need to worry about frost again.

A Melbourne carport for 365 days of comfort

While a carport for your Melbourne home will mean your car will be protected from frost, let’s face it, we don’t get that many frosty mornings. If you live around Port Phillip Bay it might only be a few a year. The further you live inland, the more likely you’ll receive more frosty mornings.

While you will appreciate a carport on those mornings when it is frosty, you’ll value it on other days as well. You’ll appreciate your Melbourne carport just as much when the rain is pouring down, particularly if your carport is built beside your home or nearby. Trying to run inside with bags of groceries will be a thing of the past. You’ll also appreciate your carport when the sun is beating down, as providing shade for your car can significantly reduce the heat inside.

Your car will also appreciate your carport. A carport that is parked in a carport will be protected from the elements, including the rain, the sun, falling debris, hail and, of course, from frosts. At the end of the day, this will help to reduce depreciation of your car’s value, and you will appreciate that!

Bayside Melbourne carport with Outside Concepts

You’ll receive a warm welcome (as opposed to a frosty one!) when you contact David Buntin, the owner of Outside Concepts’ Bayside Branch in Melbourne, to discuss your new carport. Like all our branches, David designs and builds custom outside structures, so he can build a new carport for your Melbourne home to suit your exact requirements.

While David and his team designs and builds a lot of high-end projects, if you’re after a simple carport they can do that too. The choice is yours and no job is too big or small.

Contact David by phoning Outside Concepts on 1800 601 674 or by submitting a contact form on David’s page.

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A new Melbourne carport can help prevent a frosty reception when you go to use your car in the mornings.

A new Melbourne carport can help prevent a frosty reception when you go to use your car in the mornings.