Carports are popular structures that provide cover and protection for vehicles. While every carport, by definition, serves this function, they may have certain characteristics that make them different. Our carports have two different styles of roofs: gable and skillion. While the differences aren’t too vast, it is useful to know the details of the two so that you can decide which one you would prefer for your carport.

Peaked Roof

Gable roofs are ones that are slanted on both sides, so they come to a peak in the centre. This is usually the preferred roof for carports for practical reasons. Aesthetically-speaking, the peak can easily blend with the rest of the owner’s property, a house for example, because the roofs are similar in style.

Also, the twin slanted ends allow rainwater to easily slide off it. The design of the roof allows for better airflow, which in turns keep the car cooler, not only because of the blocked sunlight, but also because the increased air circulation cools the car down. This is idea during the summer months.

Flat Roof

In contrast, skillion roofs are ones that are flat and don’t come to a peak. This is slightly misleading, as there is a very slight incline to allow rainwater to fall into a gutter. This principle is one of the appeals of the skillion roof, because you can divert all rainwater into a single gutter.

However, the main attraction of the skillion roof is aesthetics, as some people prefer the simple design of a flat roof and like the contrast to the rest of the property.

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