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What`s The Best Steel To Build My Carport Out Of?

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After purchasing a new car, the last thing you want to do is leave it outside exposed to the Australian weather conditions. If your home doesn’t have a garage, the best option is to get yourself a solid carport that provides protection and is a durable shelter for your vehicle in order to protect it from rain, paint-damaging sun rays and hail that can cause body damage. 

But what is the best steel to build your carport from? You want something that is going to be long-lasting a provide your vehicle(s) with protection from the elements. Steel carports have proven to be the best material by far due to its sturdiness and durability. But with varied types of steel what’s best for your carport?

Colorbond Steel Manufactured in Australia by BlueScope Steel, Colorbond steel is produced to meet strict Australian standards. Colorbond steel is made from a steel metal sheet base combined with a zinc/aluminium coating in order to prevent corrosion. The steel is then covered with a conversion layer and baked with a polyester primer on its surface, and finally covered with an exterior paint top coat in order to maximise durability. 

The Benefits of Colorbond Steel Include: 

Thermal Efficiency Each sheet of Colorbond steel is made with thermal efficiency technology used to reflect the sun’s rays on hot days. Making it great for keeping your carport and vehicle(s) cool during the hot Australian summer. 


With Australia’s harsh weather conditions, it is important that you have a carport that is sturdy and durable in any conditions. Steel is the perfect material to provide you with a structure that is sturdy and hard-wearing. Colorbond Steel is durable, long-lasting and lightweight, an investment that will last for years to come. 

Colour Choice

Gone are the days of steel only coming in one colour. Colorbond steel comes in an array of beautiful colours that will perfectly compliment your home. Match your carport in with your existing roof colour or make a statement with something completely different. Not to mention the smooth, clean and reflective grey colour of the underside. Colourbond steel provides your carport with a neat, modern and professional appearance. 

How Much?

Steel can be on the more expensive than other materials when it comes to installing your carport. However, the superior benefits of steel, especially that of Colorbond Steel, alongside the modern and timeless designs accomplished through the use of the material provide customers with a structure that is durable and stands up to the test of Australian weather conditions. It is also important to consider the little to no maintenance cost of a steel structure compared to that of a less expensive material at the fore front.

For all your home improvement needs, speak to the team at Aldinga Home Improvements. Their modern carport designs are available with the Colorbond range will be an aesthetically pleasing addition that will add value to your home.

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