Asked on Jan 10, 2018

What to use to close off carport?

2dogalFlipturn27524803
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Just moved in to smaller home. I have somethings in the carport that don't fit in house. Don't want neighbors to be looking at all the extras. No garage door yet. Want temporary closure but to still look nice.

4 answers
  • Melissa V
    Melissa V
    on Jan 10, 2018

    Hmmm, where do you live? Warm or snowy? So it sounds like it’s all enclosed except for the garage door-1 or 2 car area? And you don’t want a garage door, right?!?
    You could buy some inexpensive vinyl blinds, easy to hang, hides your goods, easy to roll up when needed, and you can choose something to complement your homes exterior.
    Just a thought. No major construction involved. Enjoy your new home! 🏡
    • Melissa V
      Melissa V
      on Jan 11, 2018

      Yes, you are finally getting rain-just no sliding down mountains!!! To say Hemet is usually warm is an understatement-normally hot!! (I grew up in san diego 😄).
      Now you understand the kind of blinds I’m talking about...not slatted vinyl blinds we’ve all used on our windows that swivel open and closed, but the very affordable roll-up type of blinds that only open by rolling them up.
      You might need something to hold them down at the bottom and make them more secure (from wind, rain, critters...). Wrap a bungee cord thru cinder blocks or bricks or a 2x4 and hook to the bottom of the blinds(?🤔). Without seeing what your working with, I’m just thinking...then easy unhook to roll up when needed.
      Good luck!
  • 27524803
    27524803
    on Jan 10, 2018

    There are bamboo and blinds made for outdoor use (Lowe's in the blinds dept) You could use those... but they will not keep out dust or wind driven rain. You could have a carpenter or handyman construct center opening doors using the white or semi-clear rippled fiberglass... they would let in light but still obstruct anyone seeing in.
  • Flipturn
    Flipturn
    on Jan 11, 2018

    Price out the cost of purchasing all necessary tools, materials, delivery, etc. plus your time and labour in trying to remake this carport area, with the cost of storing the 'extras' in a proper storage facility. It will be faster, easier, and may be more cost effective to go this route.
  • 2dogal
    2dogal
    on Jan 11, 2018

    Get a carpenter to inclose the wall and install an overhead door. This is a good thing for safety also as people can always tell when you are not home when the car is gone from a carport.
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