Are you thinking about installing a carport on your property? There are plenty of reasons to do so. With a carport, you protect your car from the glaring Utah sun, preserving its exterior paint job and the interior upholstery. The shade keeps your car cooler so you don’t feel like you’re getting into an oven when it’s time to hit the road. When it rains or snows, you won’t have to worry about getting soaked while you’re getting the groceries out of the trunk or trying to install a car seat for your child.

You could buy a do-it-yourself carport, but choosing a professional outdoor coverings company like Awnings Unlimited will give you peace of mind that flimsy alternatives simply can’t provide, and help you avoid a finished product that might be less than sturdy. Take a look at our products and styles so you can get inspiration for your future carport project.


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Carports don’t just keep your car out of the sun and rain. They also shade that side of the house, making it cooler in the summer.

There are several different carport styles from which you can choose:

  • Flat pan. Flat pan carports are simple structures with a flat top. They’re excellent for providing shade for your favorite vehicle. Debris can collect on top of the carport, so you’ll have to clean it off every so often, but the style is sleek and minimalist.
  • Twin V. This is another simple choice that is stylish and goes well with most homes.
  • Pergola. Do you want your home to look like it’s something out of Better Homes and Gardens? You might opt for a pergola carport. Pergola is a style that involves sturdy open lattice work. This won’t provide the same level of protection from the weather as other types of carports, but it does have a stylistic advantage and may be just what you’re looking for to add to your home’s curb appeal. You can use climbing plants to make your pergola even more attractive and to increase shade.
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This Pergola carport is a stand alone unit, and makes a statement.

  • Newport. This lovely style, like the other styles, can be used as a standalone carport structure or simply as an extension from your home. It features a solid roof.


When you’re ready to put together your vision for your carport, you can talk with a professional installer to get ideas on styles.

Carports & Products

At Awnings Unlimited, we install shade structures— including carports— from top-quality brands like Amerimax Building Products.

Amerimax produces a material called Alumawood, an aluminum product. Alumawood features the rich, attractive look of real wood, but it doesn’t require nearly as much maintenance or care, and it is bound to last you a lot longer. It also won’t chip or peel over time. In fact, when you factor in the costs of maintenance, Alumawood is actually cheaper than real wood. We use it for carports and patio covers because we know how long it lasts and how good it looks.

Alumawood comes in seven different colors, so you can choose the hue that is a perfect fit for your home and for your personality. There are even different style options for beam and rafter end cuts. A Gutter Guard system will protect your carport’s gutters from getting clogged.

You might like Alumawood so much that you decide to get an additional shade structure on your property besides your carport. Under it, you could host amazing summertime parties or just keep it to yourself as a tool for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Utah scenery around your home.

Is it time to call the professionals and get a carport installed for your home? Get in touch with Awnings Unlimited at (801) 268-4441. Our team will be happy to assist you with all of your shade structure needs. Maybe in addition to your carport, you want awnings for your windows— we can do that too. Call us today. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and helping to make your home just a little bit more comfortable.