Different Types of Carports

Find the Perfect Carport for Your Needs

Do you toss and turn at night worrying about your cherished vehicle out in the open, exposed to all kinds of rough weather conditions?

We are Sunstate Carports and we know how much pain it brings to see those harsh sun rays or that wild hail harm the bodywork of your beloved car.

That’s why we’re here to introduce a range of carports that’s going to take all your worries away.

Our impressive selection includes gable roof designs to give an elegant look, flat roof options for those wanting simplicity, and steel-made carports that promise durability.

All while giving you extra storage space, and even types of carport kits abundant with choice.

From council to council, our collection is renowned for its versatility.

Let’s delve into some particular styles.

Exposure to the Elements Damages Vehicles

We’ve all experienced getting into a sweltering car after it has been sitting in the hot summer sun. Not only is it unpleasant, but excessive heat can damage interior and exterior surfaces. On the other end of the spectrum, cold winter temperatures and snow take their toll as well. Hail storms are another concern for exposed vehicles in many regions.

Beyond temperature extremes, there is damage that can be caused by excess sun exposure, sap and bird droppings from trees, dirt and dust accumulation, and other environmental factors. Even normal rainfall can lead to rust and corrosion over time.

Protect Your Vehicle with a Carport

  • Shields your vehicle from sun, rain, hail, and snow
  • Prevents interior overheating and exterior sun damage
  • Minimises dirt buildup on exterior surfaces
  • Deters sap, bird droppings, and other environmental hazards
  • Reduces risk of rust and corrosion
  • Provides convenient covered access to your vehicle
  • Adds value and style to your home

Types of Carports to Consider

1. Single Flat Carport

A practical, straightforward choice for one vehicle, it offers dependable protection from weather conditions.

2. Double Flat Carport

Similar to a single flat but bigger, providing extra space for two vehicles or additional storage.

3. Gable Roof Carports

These are popular due to their attractive design that complements most homes and provides great rain runoff with its pitched roof.

4. Dutch Gable Carport

A stylish variant of the gable carport style that adds aesthetics while still offering solid protection.

5. Skillion or Lean-To Carports

Indeed, modern in design with a single sloping roof, this is ideal for properties with limited space.

6. Hip Roof Carport

It has an elegant design similar to many houses and offers exceptional protection due to its unique four-sided roof design.

7. Steel Carports

Known for their excellent durability and longevity against Brisbane’s harsh weather conditions.

8. Open Sided Carports

These are affordable options that provide shade and some level of basic protection, perfect if you’re operating on a tight budget.

9. Freestanding Metal Carports

Provide flexibility in placement on your property while promising strong resilience against harsh sun rays or unexpected hailstorms

10. RV & Boat Storage Carports

Epecially designed taller carports tailored for storing an RV or boat.

Key Factors to Consider When Choosing a Carport


  • Detached or attached to home
  • Front, side, or backyard placement
  • Distance from an electrical power source
  • Local zoning laws and permit requirements


  • Dimensions to adequately cover vehicles
  • Allow room for easy entry and exit
  • Future expansion capability


  • Permanent or portable/removable
  • Prefabricated kit or custom-built
  • Frame materials: wood, steel, or aluminum
  • Roofing materials: shingles, metal, polycarbonate, or canvas
  • Open or partially enclosed sides

Special Features

  • Electricity for lighting, auto plug-ins
  • Garage doors
  • Storage space
  • Drainage for rain, snowmelt
  • Decorative customisations

Key Considerations for DIY Carport Kits

  • Carefully check reviews and manufacturer ratings. Also, the purchase quality materials from reputable brands.
  • Confirm the kit includes all hardware, fasteners, and components needed for assembly.
  • Have all required tools handy – drills, wrenches, saws, and ladders.
  • Read the instructions thoroughly before starting. Follow safety precautions.
  • Get help lifting and fastening roof panels and heavy structural sections.
  • Check local permit requirements for carports before installing.
  • Weather-seal all connections, closures, and openings to prevent leakage.


What are the main types of carport structures?

There are several types to choose from that cater to different needs and tastes. Our popular choices include gable roof carports, skillion or flat roof carports, hip roof carports, and steel or metal carports which also provide additional storage space. Each structure varies in appearance, functionality, and of course, height. From low-lying flats to high-ridge gables.

Can I build a carport myself?

Absolutely. If you’re a dab hand at building and fancy a little project, why not opt for a DIY option? Our wide range of carport kits offers an exciting challenge that’s truly rewarding once finished.

What are the typical prices for carports?

Indeed, prices vary greatly based on your choice of style, material, and size. Nonetheless, we aim to be as affordable as possible to protect your property without breaking the bank. Rest assured every penny spent gives you excellent protection coupled with quality assurance through our reliable warranty services.

What are carports typically made of?

Carports can be constructed using different materials but metal or steel is usually the go-to because of its durability and sturdiness against harsh weather conditions. This makes metal carports a popular choice among users.


Wrapping things up, having a carport isn’t about simply owning an average carport.

It’s more than that. It’s about providing maximum protection for your vehicle, and even offering extra space for storage.

From the robust gable roof to the sublime skillion design and the reliable metal flat roofs.

There is definitely a perfect fit among different carports that address individual needs while injecting some style into your outdoor space.

Remember, choosing the right carport roof is equally important in ensuring optimal protection from those pesky weather conditions.