Winter is officially over: temporary car shelters should have been completely removed no later than April 15th. So that winter gives way to spring, residents are advised to follow the installation rules for this type of winter shelter.
Installing a temporary car shelter can be a relatively simple and cost-effective way for car owners to protect their vehicles from harsh winter weather conditions. However, it is crucial to ensure that all the rules and regulations of the borough are followed before starting the installation process.
For instance, residents of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension can only install temporary car shelters between October 15 and April 15. The shelter must not exceed the maximum height of 3 meters or the maximum width of 6.5 meters, and it must be anchored to the ground using counterweights or anchors.
During installation, it is important to ensure that the temporary car shelter is placed within the parking space of the residence and meets all setback distance requirements. If the house is located at the intersection of two streets, the shelter must be at least 5 meters away from the intersection. Additionally, the shelter must be at least 0.75 meters away from the sidewalk or public road and 1.5 meters from a fire hydrant.
Temporary car shelters installed less than 3 meters from the sidewalk or public road must have windows of at least 0.5 square meters on each side. These windows must be located at least 2 meters away from the shelter’s access opening to ensure visibility and prevent potential hazards.
It is important to note that the installation of temporary shelters is prohibited in heritage sectors, and residents are advised to confirm this with their borough before installation.
The use of synthetic fabric that is white and translucent or a metallic and removable structure is permitted for temporary car shelters. These materials are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and provide adequate protection for vehicles.
Residents who install temporary car shelters must follow all borough regulations to ensure everyone’s safety. By doing so, car owners can protect their vehicles from harsh weather conditions and enjoy peace of mind knowing their vehicles are safe and secure.