Many north Atlanta area homes have been built in the past without a garage, instead using carports for vehicle protection. With the increase in car ownership and the need for more space for tools and items, many of these home owners are considering adding a roller door to their carport so they can convert it into a functional garage. However, before you start adding walls and a garage door to your existing carport you need to ensure that it complies with all local building regulations.
The roller door carport can vary from council to council, so it’s important to check with your local authority before proceeding with a conversion. It’s also a good idea to have plans done by a professional as they can help you understand exactly what will be required for your specific project.
The Top 5 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Carport Roller Door
There are a number of different types of garage doors available, so it’s important to choose one that is suitable for your carport and home style. For example, a Danmar Perfalite or Clearlite roller door is ideal for carports as it allows natural light to flood through while still providing security and privacy.
Another benefit of choosing a roller door is that it doesn’t take up any internal space within your garage opening. It sits directly above your doorway (either inside, or if you have limited space – outside the opening) and is powered by steel counterbalance cables that run from a bracket at each end to a set of drums where they’re wrapped around.