Why Parking Your Car in A Covered Garage is Better than Leaving it Outdoors

If you love your vehicle, and even if you’re not a car buff – but want to protect your only source of transportation or the investment you’ve made in your car, then you’re probably thinking about the best place to park the car. Like: off the street when it could be hit, in a parking lot, but somewhere that other cars won’t cause damage when opening doors or block you in when you need to leave… so many decisions!  Whatever your situation – this doesn’t have to be a reason that your car is left outdoors subjected to the elements.  

Here are 3 reasons why parking your car in a covered garage is so much better than leaving it outdoors. 

Prevent Theft

The frequency of automobile theft is up. When your car isn’t easily accessible, it can thwart thieves. They won’t risk the extra time trying to break into the covered garage and will just move on. This and locking your doors can both go a long way in stopping crime. 

Protect Cosmetic Value

The outdoors can leave your car vulnerable to UV damage, bird droppings, flying debris, and more. Once paint on your vehicle oxidizes it will rust, peel and chip away. Rust can also lead to holes in the frame which leads to another host of issues. Not to mention the threat of storm debris like large falling branches or hail. 

Stop Premature Wear and Tear 

When your car is parked outdoors and is in extreme hot or cold weather conditions, it can also cause wear and tear to important mechanical components. For example, your brakes can corrode faster, your battery can drain due to the cold temps and your tire could get dry rot if temps are hot enough.

Maybe you have a home but your garage is filled with boxes and other valuables.  A portable garage is the best way to keep your car protected and give you peace of mind. 

Shop Portable Garage Depot for all the best garage and carport products! Available in a myriad of sizes to accommodate anything that needs protection. 

How to Have a Memorable Picnic

Now that the month of September has rolled in and Labor Day is behind us, some have had their last picnic for the season. In some parts of the nation, things are just cooling down enough to spend time outdoors. 

Regardless where on the map you’re located, there are a few key ingredients that will make your picnic a memorable one. 

Here are our top 3. 

 

1. Keep it Simple

 

Picnics are such a fun idea because they’re light-hearted and easy going. You can dress comfortably and come and go as you please. Keep it simple when it comes to food and decor too. Make easy to grab finger foods and stick to the basic staples everyone expects at a picnic. 

 

2. Don’t Forget the Utensils

 

One thing most everyone forgets when they’re headed out for a picnic are the utensils. When you’re hoping the macaroni salad will stay cold and that you have enough bread for the burgers and hot dogs, you may forget to grab some extra napkins, or even the large knife needed to slice the watermelon. Do yourself a favor and pack them in advance so they’re not missed in the last minute rush to get out the door. 

 

3. Choose the Right Location 

 

Location is such a critical factor in a good picnic. You wan’t an area that’s dry and cool  – but not too windy. Somewhere you can have privacy to enjoy the meal together – but not where mosquitoes might congregate. If you will be hosting the picnic in your own yard, it makes sense to set up or make use of a portable garage or canopy for the event. You can set-up tables, decorate and even host a number of people without having to worry if the weather will cooperate. 

Portable Garage Depot is your number one source for instant all weather portable garages and portable carport building kits. Our products are available in a myriad of sizes to accommodate anything you may require.

 

Tips for Growing an Indoor Garden

If you love gardening then you’ve made it to the right place! You might be wondering how Portable Garages fit in with gardening, but there is a great connection you should know about if you’d like to grow your indoor horticulture abilities. 

First, portable shelters protect your plants from the elements. Too much rain, wind and even intense sunlight can damage crops. That’s in the summer months. But if you live in a region where the ground freezes in the winter then you also have a lot of reasons to consider a portable garage for your gardening needs. 

With the right planning you can create an indoor garden area that’s warm enough to sustain the plants and well ventilated and enjoy your farming hobby well into the cold season.

Here are a few more tips for your indoor garden. 

Pick the Right Plants

While it would be a dream to be able to sustain any type of plant anywhere in the world, most gardeners understand that only certain plants will survive under exact conditions. It’s the reason we don’t see palm trees or cactus in New England. Unless you’re planning very specific conditions to maintain them, it’s best to choose the plants you know will thrive well in your indoor setting.

Understanding Water & Lighting Needs  

In addition to choosing the right plants, there’s an important need to look into each individual crop’s light and watering needs. Some plants will require lots of sunlight and daily watering while others will thrive better if their soil becomes completely dried before re-watering. 

Soil & Containers Shouldn’t Be Overlooked

Just as light and water play a key role in plants thriving in both outdoor and indoor conditions, since they will be inside and in planters, then it’s especially important that you do not skimp on the soil you are using. Choose containers that are big enough for the roots to thrive and that drain efficiently and choose a rich, high quality soil for optimal growth. 

Portable Garage Depot offers a number of shelters perfect for an indoor garden. Shop Today! 

Why You Should Get a Portable Garage For Your RV

Whether you’re an avid camper or road trip connoisseur, RV’s provide a lot of spacious and flexible travel room. Even though RV’s may be sturdy, they are generally not indestructible. Just like any other vehicle, RV’s require protection from the elements. But if you don’t have a garage on your property, how can you accomplish this? The answer is simple: get a portable garage!

A Shield From The Elements

The number one reason to invest in a portable garage for your RV is protection. Rain, sleet, hail, snow, and the rays of the sun can all wreak havoc on your RV. With a portable garage, you can easily avoid this problem. Just park your RV underneath it when you’re not driving it, and you’re good to go!

Easy to Move

If you’re doing work on your house or having a lot of guests over, it can be beneficial to have a garage that you can actually pick up and move. In addition, if you do go on road trips, then wouldn’t it be nice to be able to bring the garage with you? While this can’t be accomplished with a traditional garage, it can be done with a portable garage.

Ready to Check Out Some Portable RV Garages?

Shelters of America has everything you need. If you don’t find something specific that you like, then don’t worry–you can customize everything! Shop RV shelters now!  

How Bike Capsules Can Store Your Motorcycle Safely

If you’re a lover of being on two wheels then you know how important storing your motorcycle is for those times when it’s not in use. The last thing you want is for damage to occur to your ride because you weren’t careful about where it was kept.

If you don’t have your own garage, share the space with tools and lots of other clutter, or have tried keeping your bike at a friend’s house for storage instead, then you know agonizing it is worrying if it’s safe from theft or damage when not in your site.

Renting dedicated storage space for it could also be out of your budget.

Instead, consider a bike capsule! This is a great way to store your motorcycle safely and keep out dust, dirt, and rodents!

A bike capsule can protect your bike because it’s inflated around the vehicle using a 12-volt fan that runs consistently. It creates a protective barrier around the bike and the capsules are super strong. Made of 10 mil PVC material so it won’t allow mildew in, is flame resistant and won’t pop even from a hammer’s blow.

Worried about the floor? Don’t be. The capsule is a base made from 18oz. herculite – a high-quality performance fabric used by marine professionals. It’s also resistant to oil, gas, and antifreeze.

Keep your precious ride out of harm’s way and save on costs – the average operating cost to run the fan is just $1.50 per month.

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Patio Storage Solutions That Won’t Break the Bank or Take up Valuable Space

If you have lawn and garden equipment, firewood, or a small vehicle that you need to store on your property, you may be struggling to figure out where to put it. Portable Garage Depot sells storage buildings in a range of sizes and designs, including ones that can fit on a patio, to protect your valuable belongings from weather, animals, and insects.

Small Vehicles

If you have a vehicle that can fit on your patio, such as a motorcycle, a canopy or carport can provide the protection you need. We offer pop-up canopies that can clamp to any flat surface, including a patio, and serve as a portable carport to shield one or more vehicles from the elements and from animals that might chew wires.

Our canopies are made with polyester fabric that is water-repellant and that is treated to resist damage from the sun’s UV rays, as well as mildew. They come in an array of colors and a variety of sizes so you can store larger vehicles if your patio has enough space.

Lawn and Garden Tools

We offer small storage shelters that can fit on a patio and shield your lawnmower, landscaping tools, seeds, mulch, and fertilizer from the elements. They can also protect animal feed and hay from rodents and insects.

Our storage shelters are made with powder-coated or galvanized steel frames that provide a sturdy structure to stand up to strong winds. The polyethylene covers offer protection from rain and snow that could cause rust and damage to electrical equipment and cause agricultural products to rot, as well as protection from the sun’s UV rays that could cause equipment to crack and fade.

Firewood

If you chop wood to burn in a fireplace or wood stove in the winter, you can store it on a firewood rack on your patio. Portable Garage Depot offers firewood racks with polyester covers that lower part to protect the wood from rain and snow while allowing it to breathe, which is important for seasoned firewood.

Our firewood racks are available in several sizes, from four to 12 feet in length, so you can choose one that’s appropriate for the amount of wood you need to store and the amount of space you have available on your patio. The steel frames can be adjusted to customize the width and height to suit the amount of wood you have.

Choose the Right Storage Shelter for Your Patio

Whether you need to store a vehicle, landscaping equipment, firewood, or agricultural products, protection from moisture, sun, animals, and insects is essential. Portable Garage Depot offers a variety of storage buildings to meet your needs. We understand that not everyone needs a large storage space or has a lot of room in a yard, which is why we offer shelters that can fit in a small area, such as on a patio. Our storage buildings are affordable and long-lasting, so you can be confident that you’re making a good investment. Order a storage shelter today.

Why You Should Get a Portable Garage Instead

Are you thinking of adding a garage to your home? While it’s probably a good investment for your home, it can be a pricey one. According to Home Advisor’s 2020 cost estimates, the national average cost for adding a garage to your home is $27,496. It might make sense if you’re planning on staying in the home long-term, or you have no problem financing a large investment. If you’re looking for a lower-cost or more flexible solution, however, considering a portable garage.

Portable Garages Are More Affordable

Portable garages are far less expensive than building a garage since fewer materials are required. As there are no traditional walls, doors or windows in portable garages, lower labor costs are far lower, as well. In fact, most portable garages will cost under $1,000…some significantly less than that. In addition, a portable garage won’t raise your property taxes like a traditional garage will, and comes with a manufacturer’s warranty.

Portable Garages Are Faster

Unlike a traditional garage which might take weeks to construct and requires building permitting and the preparation of a site, a portable garage can be installed in a day, nearly anywhere on your property you need shelter for a vehicle.

Carports Are Flexible

Portable garages are available in a wide variety of colors and sizes for all-purpose outdoor use. They’re also surprisingly durable: they feature water-repellant polyester fabric and are treated to resistant to harmful UV rays and even mildew. And the good news is that unlike a garage, your investment in a portable garage can go with you when you move.

Ask an Expert

Portable Garage Depot is a leading provider of all manner of portable garages and shelters for vehicles and other equipment. The shelters and their covers are easy to assemble and use thanks to an easy bolt design that allows you to assemble your shelter with minimum tools in minimal time, without compromising the strength of your new portable garage. View our wide variety of portable garages on our web site, or call us at 800-984-7657 to discuss your storage needs!

How to Declutter Your Home

There’s nothing worse to a homeowners morale than a cluttered house. If you’ve got piles of clothes and random “junk” from the prehistoric era littered around your house, then it may be time for a serious overhaul. While it may seem overwhelming now, just imagine how good it will feel to rid yourself of this burden once and for all.

Once you’re committed to change, follow these important tips…

Start a Donation Pile

The easiest way to get rid of things without destroying them is by donating. That old saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” couldn’t be more true. Put all of your miscellaneous items–clothes, old electronics, furniture–into an “unwanted” pile. Once you’ve identified what you really don’t want to hold on to anymore, pack it up and bring it to the nearest GoodWill. 

Collect Everything That You Actually Use

Car parts, cleaning supplies, video games, makeup–get everything that you’ve used within the last 12 months together, and begin organizing them. Often times, homes get cluttered because people fail to establish designated spots for their things. If you have a catch-all closet filled with unordered items, then you know what we’re talking about. Do yourself a favor and get organized!  

Put Overflow Into a Storage Shed

Once you’ve maximized your home’s existing space, put the rest of your usable items neatly into a storage shed. Now usually when people think of storage sheds, they think tractors and tools. While it is a great place to keep equipment, the right storage shed can hold other important items too. So, which storage shed should you get? Well, you can’t go wrong with a portable storage shed from Shelters of America. These storage solutions are affordable, durable, and easy to set up. 

 

4 Ways to Use Portable Garages Besides For Car Storage

When most people think of portable garages, they think of carports. You know, a portable shelter that can be used to store their cars. While portable garages certainly do make a great safe haven for daily drivers, RVs and motorcycles, there are other fruitful ways to use portable garages. Here’s 4 examples.

For Animals

Whether you have horses, goats, outdoor cats, or even dogs, portable garages can give them some much-appreciated shade during the hot summer months. While it may not be entirely appropriate in the dead of winter, most animals will enjoy it as an additional play area or feeding spot. To make it more like home for them, put toys and beds in there. Once they get used to it, you’ll find that they’ll visit it regularly.

For Parties

Have you ever thrown a summer party that got interrupted by rain? Well, if you didn’t prepare a tent beforehand, having a portable garage on deck can really come in handy. As long as people see some reassuring shelter, the party will continue! 

For Woodworking

If you enjoy woodworking, then a portable garage can be made into a comprehensive personal workshop  Why clutter your basement with all of your tools and equipment? With a portable garage, you’ll be able to keep everything all in one place.

For a Children’s Play Area

With all the technology available to children today, it can be difficult to get them to use their imagination to entertain themselves. With a designated play area outside, you can encourage them to make a fort, avoid hot lava, launch themselves into space, or go on a wild safari-style adventure. 

Get Portable Garages From Portable Garage Depot

Portable Garage Depot has garages for cars, boats, animals, agriculture and more. Don’t wait–shop today!

 

Gift Ideas for the Man Who Has Everything

During the holiday season, many people struggle to figure out what to give their loved ones as gifts. Some men are particularly hard to shop for since they seem to have everything they want and need. One thing many people wish they had more of is storage space. If there is a man in your life who seems to have it all, consider getting him a portable garage.

Give Him a Place to Keep His Vehicles Safe

For guys who enjoy collecting or restoring cars, storage space can be hard to come by. A garage may not have enough room for all his vehicles, especially if his spouse or partner also has a car.

A portable garage is a simple and convenient solution. A shelter can be set up quickly and easily in the backyard or in another location to provide instant storage and to protect his prized vehicles from rain, snow, and cold temperatures.

Portable Garage Depot offers shelters in a wide range of sizes and styles to keep one or more vehicles safe from the elements. If your man has a boat or RV, no problem. We have shelters that are high enough to accommodate large vehicles. The best part is that a portable garage costs a fraction of what your loved one might have to spend to build or extend a garage or to put a vehicle in storage.

Important Portable Garage Features

Our portable garages have frames crafted with heavy-duty structural steel to stand up to strong wind and other harsh weather conditions. The covers are made with waterproof triple-laminated polyethylene to protect the shelter’s contents from rain and snow that could cause rust. The covers are also UV-resistant to prevent the sun from causing the paint to fade or peel.

Keeping a portable garage secure is essential to prevent it from blowing away. Portable Garage Depot sells anchors that can keep a shelter firmly attached to the ground, whether it’s covered with grass, dirt, asphalt, or gravel.

Our portable shelters have rollup or zipper doors to make it easy to move vehicles in and out. We also sell vents that can let airflow in and out of a portable garage to prevent a buildup of humidity that could damage a vehicle or attract insects.

The Perfect Gift for a Man Who Is Hard to Shop for

If you have a special man in your life and you’re struggling to find the right gift because he seems to have everything, ask yourself if he could use more space to store his most valuable possessions. If so, get him a storage shelter from Portable Garage Depot. Place your order today.