Advantages of Cantilever Carports

After a house your car is one of your most expensive purchases, so it’s a good idea to protect it. Australia’s vicious heat, sun, and all manner of extreme weather conditions will leave your car a wreck if left out in the elements.

Cantilever carports are a fantastic solution and are a gamechanger for protecting vehicles while also taking up minimal space.


By definition, a cantilever simply refers to “a rigid structural element that extends horizontally and is supported at only one end.” This then allows for overhang without additional support.

The advantage of this unique design is that with a cantilevered carport, three whole sides of the carport are left open with only two restrictive poles on one side. This flexibility allows for further freedom in protecting your car, caravan, trailer, or other weather-sensitive valuables.

Shade structures perfect for limited space

Cantilever structures are also ideal for areas with limited space for anchoring and multiple support beams, making them extremely versatile. With this special versatility, cantilever shade structures are not only great for carports, but can be designed for patios, over pools, decks or for making your barbecue area an all-weather, year-round outdoor living area.

At Shade to Order our custom shade structures are located around the world and illustrate some of the world’s finest tensile architectural masterpieces, providing much-needed cover from the elements and serving as an aesthetically pleasing building accessory.

Residential Shade Sails and Awnings are perfectly suited to carports, outdoor areas, patios, decks, pools, or any other area around your home that needs protection from the elements.

Shade to Order has completed hundreds of residential shade structures. These structures, with a few exceptions, cannot attach directly to the house as the loads on the structure can be high. At Shade to Order we can cleverly design attachments or structural steel to suit a residential shade structure.

Visit our project gallery to see more of our professionally designed shade structures and sails, including the fantastic cantilever design, perfect for your residential property.




The photos say it all!!

Shade to Order are multi award winning designers and manufacturers of high tensile shade structures. Based in Newcastle you have seen their structures everywhere; from the airport to Belmont 16″, most of Australia and overseas.

Give us a call if you would like more information. Phone  (+61) 2 4942 5793