Arguably some carport designs are more exotic than others
Purchasing a car is a really big deal but maintaining that car is an even bigger headache. The slightest mistake can cause you to lose a ₦10 million car in an instant! This is why taking precautions can never be overemphasized. Apart from normal maintenance, you also need to guard your car against natural elements, and this you can do with a carport. Below, we give you a carport in Nigeria guide with all the available designs and prices in Nigeria!
1. Benefits of installing a carport in Nigeria
A carport helps to protect your car from the weather. If you belong to the school of thought that believes harsh weather can't affect your car, then Naijauto has chosen to turn your beliefs around today. If you don't have a garage, a carport is the easiest option to fall back on. These are reasons to own one:
1.1. Effects of weather on your car
We don't experience snow or much hail in Nigeria but we definitely see a lot of sunshine, high winds, and heavy rains. We all know these conditions are tougher in some states than others, so, you have to pay attention to which one can affect you more. It's important you know that extreme weather conditions like these can affect your car internally and externally; your battery, tire, car fluids, and paint-job can be affected by harsh sun-rays and heavy rain. It's up to you to prevent slow destruction like these with a carport.
1.2. Storing a car during periods of unuse
When a car has been out in the open too long, it will start to depreciate. The internal components, glass, and paint will experience some form of corrosion or negative transformation. This can happen without very harsh weather, it just a slower process. If you intend to sell your vehicle later in the future, leaving it in the open without any form of protection is a terrible idea.
1.3. Aesthetics for your home
Apart from protecting your car, a carport is a form of beautification. The most popular carport designs in Nigeria come in different colors, so you can buy one that blends with the color of your building. It can also be used like a gazebo (protection from sun and rain), where you can sit and sip a cup of juice while scrolling through Naijauto Celebrity News Page.
1.4. Carports protect other things too
It doesn't even have to always be your car that enjoys the protection of a carport, it could be your generator, pet house, motorcycle, or even a boat.
1.5. Save on power
As you know, a carport offers open protection, so it doesn't need electric doors or any sort of power-lifting. All you need do is drive in, step out of your car with your hands filled with groceries, and step right into your house.
1.6. Easy to install and manage
Lastly, it's very easy to install as well as manage thereafter. No need for electrical connection, just a little handwork here and there, and you are set.
Now that we've convinced you to get one, let's educate you on the types of carports we have in Nigeria.
2. Types of carport designs in Nigeria
There are several types of Carports that are used across the world, some larger and more durable than others. In Nigeria, there are just a few that happen to be mostly used, some more than others. Mostly they are categorized according to the materials used to make them, such as:
Skylight Polycarbonate Sheet Roof
You can see how fashionable it looks.
Danpalon Polycarbonate Sheet Roof
You can have it fixed in any part of your compound.
Readymade – PVDF (Polyvinylidene Fluoride) Roof/Customized Setup
This can be a little more expensive but the installation will be really quick.
Net Fabric Roof
This is the most popular carport in Nigeria.
Solar Panel Roof
This carport is highly beneficial in two ways, it retains the sunlight for power and then protects your vehicle at the same time.
What materials are needed to build a carport?
In all honesty, building a carport isn't a DIY (Do It Yourself) project, it requires professional handling. Besides, a little assembling mistake can cause an already erected carport to collapse on your car, generator, pet, or even while there's a gathering going on under it. We're pretty sure you don't want this to happen. So, except you're a professional carport installer, we advise you to hire an expert to do the work.
Roofing sheets materials
However, since there are several designs for carports, there are also different types of roofing sheets that can be used. It's very different for the Solar Panel carport design though, there's little special effect added to that because of the additional purpose it serves.
You have the luxury of choosing a preferred color, and the frameworks can include:
- Stainless Steel
- Wrought Iron
- Mild Steel
For the roof, you can always choose from these:
- Danpalon or Skylight
- Net Fabric
- Aluminum Roofing Sheets
- Steel Roofing Sheet
- Polycarbonate Sheets
Finally, the root of the carport has to be grounded with metal Y rods, rooted in a thick mix of cement, gravel, and sand.
If you don't own a carport by now, we're sorry to break it to you that your car may not be able to stand the test of the weather. It's important to look beyond simply washing and servicing your vehicles, the weather might be causing subtle damages that will gradually escalate. Now we shall be informing you about the prices of various types of carports, depending on the number of cars you intend to protect.
3. Carport prices in Nigeria
Just like the sizes, quality, and roofing materials, carport prices vary according to the dealer. The price of each carport type is not automatic because it is dependent on factors like location (distance from the carport company to your preferred destination), the size and condition of your location, materials involved, carport design, or any other installation needs. All these factors will go a long way in deciding your bill.
The list below is a general cost estimate depending on the type of carport you want. However, we want you to know that your budget should range between ₦120,000 - ₦1.7million.
|Net Fabric Roof for 1 car||₦120,000 - ₦150,000|
|Net Fabric Roof for 2 cars||₦140,000 - ₦170,000|
|Net Fabric Roof for 4 cars||₦250,000 - ₦300,000|
|Small Net Fabric Roof||-|
|Readymade – PVDF||₦950,000 - ₦1,700,000|
|Danpalon Polycarbonate Sheet Roof||₦400,000|
|Skylight Polycarbonate Sheet Roof||₦300,000|
4. Trusted carport companies in Nigeria
There are several companies in Nigeria from which you can purchase a carport and they won't fail in the installation aspect as well. We’ve listed 6 notable suppliers and their contact.
- Automatic Gate Opener
- Doors & Windows Burglary Proof
- Shades & Canopies
- Kitchen Cabinets
- Bed Frames
- Overhead Water Tank Stand
- Aluminum Wall Cladding
Km 37 Lekki - Epe Expressway, Eti-Osa
Orile, Lagos Mainland Outlet
111a Abbi Avenue, Orile Iganmu
Shop D3-316, International Building Market, Dei-Dei
23 Mbonu Street, D/Line, Garrison, Port Harcourt
Building 1 Timber Market Junction, By Oron Road, Uyo
- Swimming pool
- Swinging chairs
- Walk away covers
- Agriculture shade net
Suite 12, LSDPC Shopping Complex, Bode Thomas Street, Surulere, Alaka, Lagos State.
- Various carports
- Ceiling & Roofing Solutions
- Curtains and Blinds
- Gates and Fence
- Tiling and Natural Stones
- House Painting Contractors
- Carpets and Rugs
- Wardrobes and Kitchen
- Doors and Windows
- Bespoke Furniture Construction
9 Fadeyi Street, Off Awolowo Way, Ikeja-Lagos.
+234 818 5511 338
- Carports and mega shades
- Electric light poles / electrical accessories
- High-grade Pc sheets and shade net
- Steel pipes and fittings
- Stainless rails, gates, wrought iron
- Door and window shades
24 Babs Animashuan Street, Surulere, Lagos.
0704 217 7775
0701 324 1937
- Sun sheds/Transparent door shed
- Smart doors
- Retractable window awning
- Outdoor pool shade
Km 2, Badagry Express Way, Opp. Iganmu Secondary School, Alafia, Lagos.
+234 (0) 8037557703
+234 (0) 8189371220
- PVC Material Fish Pond
- Walkway Covers
- American Concrete Stamp
- Steel Handrail
- Swimming Pool Covers
- Marquee Tents
- Agricultural Greenhouse
KM 2, Badagry Express Way Opposite, Iganmu Secondary School Alafia, Lagos State Nigeria.
- Church Tent
- Arcum Tent
- Double-Decker Tent
- Exhibition Tent
- Small Tent
Moriamo Close, Saint Saviour Busstop, Ijegun, Lagos, Nigeria.
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