A carport is an excellent support for a climbing plant. Once well developed, the foliage will hide the carport by acting as a privacy screen. You can get a full greening with fast-growing climbing plants like silver lace vine and hops, or - for an opaque greening all year round - with ivy. You can guide plants between the posts with our cable systems; selection of plants and their attachment are shown here using examples. Be aware: horizontally mounted wire-rope trellises are only conditionally suitable for public areas because of the vandalism factor (temptation for people to climb). Photos of similar installations can be found under pergolas.
Ideally, plants will be trellised on cables stretched between the carport posts / horizontal beams, similar to the pillars of a pergola. As described in the sections on columns and pergolas-- annual climbing plants and clematis hybrids, as well as roses, grapes, and wild (fruitless) grapevines are a good fit for carports. The necessary wire ropes are arranged as vertical strands as with system 1020 and 1030, as T-shapes, or other angled forms (2000 and 3000 category systems).
Light and easy kits from FassadenGrün usually suffice, but medium and even heavy kits are often used to make the carport wider on the inside. Even massive kits are an option, but in any case, the space for the vehicle should not be restricted by the greenery. The choice of a fixture depends on the materials / wall type of the carport (often solid wood or square metal tubing).
To green the side of a carport, 5 - 6 horizontal wires are usually installed. This arrangement is similar to that of a vineyard wire frame (row of espaliers) or a cable system 8010 on a wall. The distance between most carport posts is 2.5 metres. This is too far apart. The wire rope can not be tensioned correctly and will sag. Therefore, we recommend an additional vertical wire rope (a "hanger") in the middle between the supports from above, i.e. a wire rope fastened into the roof or rafter with an eye bolt and a rope clamp, where the horizontal strands will be connected to it via a cross clamp. Alternatively, these vertical wire ropes can be attached at ground level with an earth anchor. The plant shoots can then be guided and braided into the system until a thick, opaque greening is created.
In public areas, horizontal ropes are not recommended, because of the ladder effect (easy climbing access for potential vandals or children). Arrangements similar to system 7060 are a good alternative here.