• Carports offer homeowners an inexpensive
solution to protecting their vehicles from
damaging elements like rain, wind, and sun.
They've also become opportunities to
accentuate the appearance of property thanks
to unique designs and customizable features.
• However, carport structure and stability should
matter just as much, if not more, than its
design. The good news is that some carport
manufacturers, like Fair Dinkum Sheds, offer
Choosing Reliable Carports
• Unstable carports pose threats to
homeowners, their vehicles, their
homes, and their surrounding
• Inclement weather can cause carports
to collapse and dissemble, threatening
the safety of objects in their path.
Numerous carports collapsed after
2006's Hurricane Larry as a result of
• These inadequacies were identified in
carports in every region of the country.
Why Reliable Carports Matter
• Customers should look for carports
manufactured by companies that have
earned ShedSafe™ accreditation.
• Companies that sell ShedSafe™
accredited products have met the
strict design and construction
standards set forth by the Australian
• These criteria include an evaluation of
carport materials and the extent to
which its design will allow the carport
to withstand inclement weather.
What to Look For in
a Reliable Carport
• All Australian carport
manufacturers can receive
ShedSafe™ accreditation if
they meet the Building Code of
• Accreditation evaluations are
conducted by third-party
• ShedSafe™ accreditation
cannot be purchased by
• How is the carport installed? To
ensure proper assembly, have
carports installed on-site by a
distributor's professional team.
• What is the grade and gauge of the
carport steel? Both should be based
on your carport's chance for exposure
to inclement weather and its wind
• What other industry accreditations/
affiliations does the manufacturer
have? Fair Dinkum Sheds is also a
member of the Australian Steel
Institute and Steel Shed Group
Additional Considerations for
Learn more about options for reliable carports
by visiting Fair Dinkum Sheds online.