If you do not have a lot of vehicles you may not see the point in having a carport. However, carports can have other uses besides protecting vehicles. If you do not have a shed, you can use your carport as a shed replacement to store items. Using a carport for storage works best for units that are at least partially enclosed.
Another fun idea is to have a private picnic under your carport with you friends when it is raining. Since you are not completely inclosed inside of a building, you can experience nature without getting wet. It acts a the perfect canopy.
If you lack a garage, but love doing work on your motorcycle or truck, you can use your steel or metal carport as a work area. The steel or metal roof will keep your work equipment safe from the elements.
A prefab aluminum carport that is enclosed can make a cool outdoor office. If you are always looking for a place to get away from your kids and work on some paperwork or read this can be your answer. Make sure to measure your yard when picking the size of your prefab, compact carport.
Large business complexes and apartments and condominiums may use old carports on the complex as a storage area. Management can reserve this space to store pool equipment in the winter. Community tenants may even be given access to this area to store large items. Building management can add fencing and locks to keep items safe.
Before you destroy the carport on the home that you are purchasing because you want to put in a garage, think of all the others uses that it an have besides being a place to park a vehicle.