Building an Aluminum Carport: Mistakes to Avoid
Building an aluminum carport can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you have limited carpentry experience. However, the good news is that there are building kits that can help you do the job. By following the procedures outlined in the kit and avoiding common mistakes in building an aluminum carport, you will be able to build your own working carport in no time. Below are some of the most common mistakes that you should avoid when you build your own aluminum carport.
Neglecting to Use Carport Anchors
A lot of people never bother putting anchors on their free standing aluminum carports, and this a big mistake that can lead to a lot problems.
Failure to Install Gutter Guards
Failure to install proper gutter guards is one of the most common mistakes that homeowners commit when they built aluminum carports. When installing your carport gutters, make sure that you put gutter guards over it. Typical aluminum carports have flat roofs, which make it easy for leaves and debris to accumulate, blocking the gutters. To guide the water away from the walls of your carport, attach a downspout on your gutter. Use metal straps to support the downspout, and guide the water away from your walls and prevent it from entering your carport.