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. 

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 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. 

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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.

Time to Put the Motorcycle Away!

Winter in many parts of the nation is starting early this year. Weather forecasters on the east coast are calling for the chance of snow in many states. Just one week into the month of November.

If you enjoy riding the open roads on two wheels then this news may come with some sadness. Inclement weather also means it’s time to put the bike away for the season.

Here are some storage tips to consider for your motorcycle.

Winter Motorcycle Storage

Whether you’re worried there won’t be enough room in your garage this winter for the car, bike and other boxes of junk, or would rather not risk the dings your toy may get, you might want to consider other storage options for the winter.

Portable Garages can be used to protect the bike from the elements, and when properly secured, also deter thieves.

Choose a shelter with a durable, tear-proof polyurethane cover to keep the bikes paint and other elements clean and free of damage.

Since winters can get pretty rough, be sure to also choose a durable steel frame that can withstand strong winds or any heavy snow loads.

Get easy, mobile protection for both cruising and racing bikes as well as ATV’s, snowmobiles, jet skis, and other recreational equipment so you don’t have to worry about cluttering the garage.

At Portable Garage Depot we offer storage models with double zipper front and rear doors and an anchoring system that make terrific choices for motorcycle storage over the winter.

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Portable Garage Accessories You Need

If you’ve made the decision to buy a portable garage for your property, or have had one for a while and want to get the most use out of it, considering additional accessories can add more bang for your buck.

In this post, we’ll look over some of the best options when it comes to adding accessories to your portable shelter. Whether you’re storing your favorite classic car or using it as a greenhouse – we’ve got you covered!

Think Practical

For all the new important items you’re thinking about keeping secured in your portable garage, it makes sense to think about how to best protect them while they’re there. Could you benefit from a fan or vents that stop moisture build-up? Will you need access to electricity inside the portable garage? How about anchors to keep it grounded if there’s rough weather where you live?

If you can think of these practical must-haves in advance it will only mean you’re setting up a portable garage that’s going to beneficial for the long run.

Don’t Forget the Door

One thing we don’t think about when putting up a portable garage is how you’ll get in and out of it with ease. While it’s not your standard garage with an automated opener to provide you access, if you’ll be frequenting it quite often it’s far better to have a door added to your portable garage. Choose from roll-up or zipper door kits.

Go Big

Not all portable garages are meant to just store stuff. If you’ve got major plans to turn the portable shelter into a highly-functional space then additional accessories like windows, flooring and more might be on your shopping list. These giant spaces can double as covered party areas or even be converted into a workshop. The possibilities are endless!

Tips to Keep Your Portable Shelter Cool in Summer and Warm in Winter

A portable garage is an excellent storage solution, but it can be affected by outside temperatures more than a traditional garage. There are, however, several things you can do to control the temperature inside your portable shelter during both the summer and winter.

How to Keep Your Storage Shelter Cool in Summer

If you haven’t yet purchased a portable garage, you can make some decisions now to help control the interior temperature. A light-colored garage will absorb less heat than a darker-colored one. That can be a big help if you live in an area where summers get oppressively hot. You can also set up your shelter in a part of your yard that doesn’t get a lot of direct sunlight.

A fan positioned in the doorway is a simple and effective way to improve air circulation and make the inside of your portable garage more comfortable. Even if a fan doesn’t actually lower the temperature, a breeze can make it feel cooler if you need to repair a vehicle or work on some other type of project in the garage.

Clutter in a portable garage can obstruct airflow. If your storage shelter is filled with boxes, tools, or lawn and garden equipment, clear some space so a fan can do its job.

Ventilating your portable garage can also help keep it cool in the summer. Vents can improve airflow without using electricity and raising your utility bills.

How to Keep Your Portable Garage Warm in Winter

Your car will continue to give off heat long after you park it in the garage. If you use your car most days, parking it in the storage shelter when you get home can be a simple way to maintain a relatively warm inside temperature during the winter.

If you don’t store a vehicle in your garage or don’t drive it frequently enough to use it as a heat source, you can use a space heater to warm the garage, but you will have to be careful. Only use a heater when you will be in the garage. Don’t put it on or near anything combustible. Make sure the garage is well ventilated to prevent a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide. Regularly check the heater and make sure it and an extension cord, if you use one, are in good condition.

Invest in a Portable Storage Shelter

A portable garage can be a good place to store a vehicle or other valuable belongings without spending money to build a traditional garage. With some strategic decisions and minor modifications, you can keep your portable garage comfortable in every season. Shelters of America offers portable garages in a wide range of sizes, styles, and colors to suit any need and preference. Order a portable garage today.

Garage Organization Tips You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

Most homeowners think of their garage in one of 2 ways: As a place to keep the cars or somewhere to store all the junk that you don’t know what to do with.

It’s just been this way for many years for many, but today, with people like Marie Kondo and other mindfulness practices gaining ground, there’s a push to clear out our physical spaces and make room for more joy in our lives.

Getting rid of all of our things isn’t always that easy. Sometimes the boxes in the garage contain sentimental items like your child’s art projects. They’ve since gone off to college and you want to keep them to share with your grandchildren. Or, perhaps holiday decorations are kept here.

Either way, when it comes time to organizing and tidying up the area so it can be used for better things and walked through without fear of everything coming tumbling down, we’ve got some tips for you.

Here are some garage organization tips you probably haven’t thought of.

Consider Display and Layout

Thanks to the Internet, there are a plethora of research and inspiration photos to use for coming up with an idea for your garage. Clearing the clutter for goodwill requires an idea of how you’d like to use the space and what it will look like. When you’re motivated by the functionality of use of the space it will be easier to get out there and get organized.

Hang Everything

Nothing makes a room look smaller and messier than clutter all over the floor. Even if you’ve been stacking boxes around the outer perimeter of the garage floors, chances are those boxes haven’t been touched for a while. You’re not just losing valuable walking space, moisture from the ground could also be damaging items inside the box. The solution? Hang everything. Invest in shelving, get bike hooks and storage racks. Take everything and hang it up and away from the floor for an instant transformation.

Get a Portable Garage

If you’ve done all of the above and still have stuff you don’t know what to do with but aren’t ready to toss, it’s time to consider a portable garage. This is a cost-efficient option that allows you to add more storage space on your property that isn’t permanent. Just move it or take it down when it’s no longer needed.

Portable Garage Depot is your trusted resource for all-weather protection for your investments against weather elements. Our custom portable garage frames are made from powder-coated or galvanized steel tubing and the durable covers come in a variety of colors made of layered Polyethylene to stop rips from happening. We also offer a variety of surface anchors to accommodate all surface applications. SHOP NOW!