Car Covers

The Kind You Park Under

Covercraft Car Cover
If you are looking for a car cover you pull over your car we have you covered there also, just head over to my Car Cover page. This page is about carport cover options that are inexpensive but provide plenty of room and protection for parking a vehicle under. At Shadebuilder we specialize in building custom aluminum carports, these are a much more expensive and a more permanent option. This page with explore some of the less expensive and more temporary types of solutions.

This type of cover will offer standard protection and versatility, covering and sheltering vehicles from weather damage, sun UV rays, and other external factors.


Instant Garage
The first thing to consider when looking to purchase one is the type. The three most common types are the Instant Garage, Canopy, and VersaTube styles. Instant Garages are temporary, highly flexible, and portable carport covers. They are easy to set up and can be moved around the yard if needed. Otherwise know as a garage in a box by ShelterLogic, I have a page dedicated to this product just click here.

Canopies are semi-permanent solutions that offer high-level protection. They are much larger, generally covering more than one vehicle, and are perfect for shielding against harsh weather conditions. Of course, I have those covered also on this page, canopy.


Vehicle Steel Shelter
The VersaTube is usually a more permanent option. These are solid structures made of steel and covered with a high-quality carport cover to ensure both durability and longevity. I write about those at Versa Tube Shelters.

When considering materials, look for carport covers that are made from polyethylene or polyester. Polyethylene is waterproof and durable, offering excellent UV and mildew resistance.

Polyester covers provide the added bonus of breathability, preventing condensation and resultant damage. The top-tier materials would also include a UV resistant treatment to protect the car's finish from the harsh effect of sun rays.

Each variety of carport car cover comes with its specific methods of securing the cover. Instant garages, for example, generally have anchor kits that firmly secure the structure to the ground or pavement, while a Canopy might require a traditional concrete foundation or secure tie-downs.

VersaTube structures typically require a more permanent securing solution, such as being bolted directly into a concrete slab or footing.

When it comes to purchasing a carport car cover, numerous stores and online platforms offer competitive prices, quality materials, and varying sizes and designs to fit your preferences.

Brands like ShelterLogic and King Canopy provide dependable and affordable options. For online shopping, Amazon and eBay offer a variety of carport covers to fit every requirement. Other retailers such as Lowe's and Home Depot also provide reliable solutions.

Before making any purchase, comparing brands, prices, and reviews can give you a clear picture of what to expect. Check customer reviews and ratings to ensure you are getting a product that stands up to its claims.

Pay close attention to the dimensions of the carport car cover, as it needs to fit your car, or cars, perfectly. Look for options that provide extra space if you plan to use the shelter for storage or workspace.

Features like vents for air circulation, zipper doors for easy access, and sidewalls for extra protection add value to the carport car cover.

Installation and usage instructions are usually provided by the manufacturer. However, if these instructions are missing or you need additional guidance, many brands offer customer service assistance or online instructional videos.

It's important that you properly maintain your carport car cover to ensure its longevity. Regular cleaning and checking for any damages or wear is a good habit.

If you notice any wear or damage to your carport car cover, you should probably address it as soon as possible. Leaving any wear or damage untreated can potentially lead to more significant issues later on, compromising the durability of the cover and the protection it provides.

Carport covers made from polyethylene or polyester, as well as the metal ones, are generally cleaning-friendly and can be washed or wiped down with a mild detergent and water. Regular cleaning can prolong the lifespan of the fabric and keep it looking great.

Straps, buckles, seams, and zippers should be checked regularly for any signs of wear or breakage. Any needed repairs should be carried out swiftly to prevent further damage.

In some cases, the fabric cover may need to be replaced after a few years. Replacements can usually be purchased from the same brand or any supplier selling compatible covers.


Large Canopy Car Cover
Remember to secure your cover properly and regularly check these fixtures. Winds and severe weather can loosen these fixtures over time, and routine checks will help you identify and fix any issues before they become a problem.

Always follow the manufacturer's guidelines for safety. Incorrect or sloppy installation can lead to accidents, damage to the car or the surroundings, or even compromise the integrity of the shelter itself.

Understanding your specific needs and taking into consideration factors like material, size, durability, brand reputation, price, and user reviews will equip you with the knowledge you need to move forward with purchasing a carport car cover. Your car's protection and preservation are worth the investment of time, research, and money in the right carport car cover.


Amazon would be my go to place for this kind of product, the selection is amazing.

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