No matter what style your carport has, whether it is a barn style carport, a pergola style carport, or a standard carport that looks like a box, you should always find ways to keep this structure safe from deterioration. This is to ensure that you get your money’s worth and you don’t have to spend on a new carport anytime soon. To do this, you need to have a maintenance plan for your carport, and this should include a weekly and monthly routine.
Whether your barn style carport is made out of a combination of materials or is made mostly out of metal, having a maintenance plan in place will help you keep this from deteriorating sooner than it should. Your maintenance plan should be in place the moment you purchase and install your carport. This is to ensure that your carport will last for as long as you want it to.
How do you keep your barn style carport from deteriorating? Here are some of the things you should do:
Create a maintenance calendar
Put together a calendar that indicates when certain maintenance procedures need to be done. For example, if you want to ensure that the metal panels of your carport does not rust or fall to disrepair quickly, you need to schedule monthly checks of these panels for dents, holes, and other problems that may introduce rust to the structure. Routine cleaning of the roof, wiping down and waxing the exterior, and other maintenance procedures should be added to your weekly or monthly maintenance schedules.
Always have the tools you need for quick cleaning procedures on hand
Having all the cleaning tools you need for your carport from the moment it is installed will help you with sudden cleaning work that may arise. For example, if a sudden downpour causes leaves to fall and stick to your carport roof, you will need a telescopic rake for this. Soapy solutions, grease removers, and other similar cleaning materials and equipment will help you get your carport clean as soon as you notice anything that needs cleaning on it.
Place your carport in an area that won’t make it prone to damage
If you want your barn style carport to last for as long as it should, you should always place it in an area that does not expose it to needless damage. For instance, if you can place it on a concrete slab instead of just tamped down the ground, it would be better. This is to ensure that no pooling of water occurs at the base of your carport, which can cause an imbalance that can damage your carport’s structural integrity over time.
These are just a few of the things you can do to help keep your carport from deteriorating faster than it should. Deterioration is a given when it comes to any structure. What you can simply do is to ensure that it does not happen too fast. If you find nicks and scratches on your carport walls, paint these over to prevent oxidation. If you find debris on your carport roof, remove these immediately to prevent moisture from staying on it longer than it should.