The current home carport has become a major requirement. Almost every house has a motor vehicle, both cars and motorcycles, which in fact requires protection in the form of a roof that shelter. Carport roof should has a strong and sturdy construction, durable and high durability.
Consumers should be smart and wise in choosing a carport material for their homes, so it is imperative for them to know the ins and outs of any carport-forming material to be able to compare and select the appropriate ones.
For the concept of a minimalist home, of course, consumers will also choose a minimalist carport to match and create aesthetic of high value. Two carport materials that are currently favorites are iron and mild steel. Each providing a minimalist and beautiful carport view. But what is the difference between the two materials? Here we will discuss one by one about choosing the right carport material and of course with the advantages and disadvantages of iron carport and light steel carport .
This carport uses a hollow iron (pipe iron) as its frame. Iron carport construction is quite simple and easy to install. In force against winds and earthquakes, the iron carport has almost the same strength as a lightweight steel carport .
In terms of appearance, because of its thick size it will look more beautiful than mild steel thinner. The drawback is easy to rust, so it must be painted and done regular maintenance. But there is also galvanized hollow iron, which is anti-rust and white, automatic price is more expensive than ordinary iron hollow but it is in a more beautiful appearance. Iron carport production needs welding, and is usually done in workshops (production sites), then taken to the consumer’s home.
Lightweight Steel Carport
Unlike thick iron, this lightweight steel carport frame is very thin, which is 0.6 to 1 mm only. With a very light weight and a “frail” look does not mean mild steel is not stronger than iron. Lightweight steel has high tensile strength G-550 Mpa, stronger than ordinary steel.
Other advantages are rust resistant, anti-fire, and almost no experiencing expansion and shrinkage. It can be argued that lightweight steel carport is longer than iron carport. The price of light steel carport is very economical, cheaper than the price of iron carport. In addition, lightweight steel carport do not require maintenance as well as on iron carport, which can save expenses for maintenance costs. For earthquake-prone areas, a mild steel minimalist carport is the right choice.
Basically iron carport and light steel carport have almost the same strength. But for those of you who have a limited budget, choosing a light steel carport is the best solution. By choosing a lightweight steel carport, not only can you save money early, but also throughout use, because mild steel does not require significant maintenance.
Lightweight steel carport models are quite diverse, with a choice of single or double frames and a choice of roof coverings ranging from go-green roof, metal roof tile to polycarbonate roof. Do not worry, lightweight steel carport can also look as pretty as an iron carport, using a U-shaped sticky joint and are designed to be double.