Wednesday 2 April 2014

A Carport is the simple way to save de-icing your windscreen

Timber Double Carport
A Timber Double Carport
Waking up on a freezing frosty morning is never pleasant and is usually made worse when you have to scrape ice from the car windscreen or windows before leaving for work.

People commonly question, how does a Carport stop frost forming? Well without making this a science blog here is a little insight into the cause of frost and how a carport will stop it forming on a car....

At night, especially when the sky is clear and there is no cloud cover, water which is going to condense and produce frost on the car will drop down out a very cold sky and will hit the carport roof, settling on the roof rather than forming under the roof on the car.

A Carport will also reduce the speed in which the ground and vehicles parked under it lose the heat that they have been storing from the days sunlight. So when the cold night moves in and the temperature drops, the frost point in the air will cause frost to form, but this will not be the case under a Carport. This is down to the radiating heat from the carport and will increase the overall temperature. All of the moisture in the air will condense everywhere else but will not form under the carport, in turn giving a frost free car.

There are also other advantages of installing a carport that involve a less scientific explanation:
  • They can keep the car dry.
  • Can increase the value of a property.
  • Protect a car from Snow in winter and sun in summer.
  • Work out much cheaper than building a garage.
  • No planning permission is usually required.

A Carport will also help to keep vehicles cleaner as dirt and dust that is found in rain from settling on the vehicle. This also includes Sahara dust, which has been the focal point of many news stories of late causing havoc and dirtying many of the UK's vehicles.
Sahara dust and also dirt can be reduced using a Carport

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