Covered parking is a parking arrangement that has a full or partial roof to shield vehicles parked there from exposure to weather or pollen that might dirty or damage them.
Covered parking arrangements can include parking garages or carports with some sort of roof structure. They can be completely enclosed, like in garages, or partially covered like many carports. Covered parking can be only for one or two cars, or to accommodate entire shopping plazas.
Covered parking is convenient for many reasons. First, it prevents intense weather such as hurricanes, tornadoes, hail and even heavy rain from causing any damage to your vehicle. Because most covered parking garages or carports are connected to homes or apartment complexes that feature them, that usually means you'll be protecting yourself from any harsh conditions.
Second, covered parking usually allows people to wait longer in between car washes — especially during the spring and summer when pollen can completely coat cars that sit outside under trees.
While the benefits seem to outweigh the downsides, covered parking may impose certain barriers on renters and buyers. The feature may make a property more attractive and, therefore, more sought after. In competitive markets, this means prospective tenants will have to act fast.
Covered parking is a great feature to consider looking for in your home. If you take special pride in your vehicles or hate getting caught in the rain or wind, you would likely appreciate a home with covered parking.