How to Add Ventilation to your Carport
Extreme heat in the carport is one of the things most people like you pay less attention to. It’s probably because they think that they can’t do something about it. Or if they can, it’s going to cost them a lot of money.
But you know what? There’s actually an alternative solution that you can try to reduce the heat in your carport without breaking the bank. That is adding some ventilation to your carport.
Here are the specific things you can do to add ventilation to your carport:
- Make more space
The more space available, the smoother the air flow will be. You can either construct an extension or free up spaces occupied by unnecessary objects.
Some people store their shoes, excess construction tools, and cleaning materials in their carports. These things block the flow of air in your carport and retain the heat. If you want a cooler carport, start by removing these objects.
Look at the carports and sheds by minimalists and see how they keep their carports spacious and well-ventilated.
- Fans as carport cooling solution
Another effective yet cheap carport cooling solution is the use of fans. Stand fans, desk fans, ceiling fans, and industrial fans can definitely get the air in your carport moving.
You can place one fan at a window to blow hot air from inside to outside and the other fan facing and blowing air into the space in your carport. They can’t reduce the temperature in the carport, but they can provide relief from the scorching heat.
- Upgrade your ventilation system
If fans are not enough to beat the heat, you might want to consider upgrading your ventilation system. It is pricey, but it will definitely help. Installing spinning turbine vents and ventilation fans in the roof and walls will improve the air flow. Some even have their roofs designed with vents that will allow intake and exhaust of air.
- Add insulation in the attic or within the roof trusses
When your roof becomes hot, it radiates heat directly to the objects underneath. Adding insulation between your roof and your carport space can lessen the heat you feel. Wood is one example of a natural insulator.
It’s best to contact professional shed builders to install the needed insulation for your carport. By then, you’ll feel the difference in temperature.
- Paint your carport white
Another practical solution to combat the rising temperature is by painting your metal roof, carport floor, and walls with white, water-based paint. Doing this will reflect the sun’s rays away from the house and will keep the temperature of the carport low. One tip is to avoid painting your carport black because this color absorbs heat.
- Plant some sod on the roof
If you have the time and are feeling creative, you may try planting some sod on your carport’s roof. Because of its natural insulating property, it can be a good cover for your roof. Besides improving the ventilation in your carport, it also works as a nice, eco-friendly ornament in your carport.
Proper ventilation to your carport can help you save money and energy. And that’s something you can actually do not just for your carport but for your entire house.