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Dec 1, 2012 7:28AM
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we LOVE our carport, it's situated at the front of our house and adds to the aesthetic and curb appeal of our home, and we get tons of compliments on it.  a garage is great if you actually use it to park cars. most of our neighbors use theirs to store junk, then park their cars outside. seems like a waste.
Nov 30, 2012 3:07PM
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Sorry.  I'm the worrier.  An empty carport.  In my mind.  Says no one is home.  House is empty.  I'd rather have my garage with the big door that says boring.  That said - I have always kept my vehicles in the garage.  To protect them from all of nature's assaults.  Bird doo, hail, snow & ice, etc.  I've recently moved to a snowy climate & it is amazing to me that the people here.  Most of which have basements to put their junk in.  Also fill their garages with crapola.  And park their cars outside.  I don't get that at all.


Apr 24, 2011 10:00AM
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People who like to keep their houses, yards and cars in nice condition will see the value in a garage. Those who don't, don't.

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in my opinion carports and garages are a waste in that carports are of very little use in all but a very few areas of this country and garages are as frank wright said just junk collectors for things we have no use for any longer
Jan 7, 2011 12:37PM
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carports and "high design" has got to be the best oxy-moron statement of 2011!

 

That "high design" carport looks pretty sweet with your $20K Harley parked in it while your out of town on business.  Heh, how about that $3K Snap-On tool box full of tools, or that $1,500 plasma cutter, or $800 compressor, or a million other valuables.  As always the Architechs have their heads up their asses.  Try designing a new rock and sell it.

Jan 7, 2011 10:40AM
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One more thing I would say is those homes where you only see garage from the front still look better than the same house would with carports in the front.
Jan 7, 2011 7:28AM
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And for "Someone"'s comment below, you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.  The average night temp has been below freezing for several weeks and my garage stays around 50 degrees F.  In the summer it stays about 10-15 degrees cooler.
One thing I can agree upon is the aesthetic of some homes with front facing garages.  That is a matter of preference and opinion, but I think it takes away from the home's design and appeal.

Jan 7, 2011 7:23AM
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You can also say hello to freezing/hot temperatures with car port.  For more than two vehicles, an additional car port makes sense.  But for average everyday homeowners, the garage CAN'T be beat.
Jan 7, 2011 6:16AM
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$43,000 for a carport???  You can build a garage for that amount of money.  Sounds to me like a way for new home builders to increase their profits by lowering their costs.  And a lucrative business for after-market home remodelers and sub-contractors.   
Jan 7, 2011 5:44AM
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Carport in Madison Wisconsin, is he insane???  Carports have their place and can look nice on an upper end home, but if you live anywhere with snow, you want a garage.  Your car will warm up faster (even without heating) and you're not constantly having to clean your windshield before you leave the house.  There also needs to be adequate storage in the home for lawnmowers, garden equipment, etc which a garage provides and a carport doesn't do as well.
Jan 7, 2011 5:38AM
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I know someone will refer to my typo so before the bashing begins - I should have read it before submitting it, my mistake, a thousand pardons please.
Jan 7, 2011 5:36AM
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 I agree with you in one aspect, we have houses in our neighborhood with 3 car garages and a little house attached, I can't ever agree on the preference for a carport. My garage is to the side of my house so you see the house when viewing from the street. I'm sorry but if my house had a carport it would take away from the aesthetics (cheapen it). I looked at the pics of the carports in question and with to exception of maybe two, I would not want any of them attached to my house.
Jan 7, 2011 4:19AM
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Wright always believed garages were hideous. He said they were good for only collecting junk and clutter, accumulating things that people didn't need. Carport or garage is a preference, not a symbol of whether you live in low income housing or middle to upper class. I myself don't care for a garage, especially when an architect throws a multicar garage on the front of a small house, making it look like the owner lives in a garage than a home. Most people do not heat their garages making it no different than a carport unless you have high winds; which if that is the case in your regional area then build a garage.
Dec 22, 2010 10:57AM
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This is bunk, it is silly.  Carports are for low-end apartment complexes, and of practical use only in hot sunny climates.  Anyone would rather have a garage for security and storage and cold-weather protection.
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