Visit Portable Garage Depot at The Big E!!!

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Portable Garage Depot is the leader in instant all weather portable garages and portable carport building kits. Their products provide instant storage to protect any and all of your investments from the damaging weather elements. You can see many of their portable storage products this September at The Big E!

The Big E is a yearly fair held in West Springfield, Massachusetts. It runs for 17 days and guests can see shows, go on rides, and visit hundreds of vendors. This year, you can visit Portable Garage Depot at The Big E between September 13th and the 29th. Come check out many of their portable garages, portable carports, and portable shelters.

Portable Garage Depot offers affordable and reliable all-weather storage for cars, motorcycles, trucks, RV’s, campers, boats, and more. Their garage plans can also be built as storage for equipment, tractors, tools, hay, horse shelters, and anything else you need to keep protected.portable garage

All of Portable Garage Depot’s custom garage and carport frames are made from either powder coated or galvanized steel tubing, depending on the model. Each portable garage cover is made of a durable, UV resistant, layered polyethylene material and is available in a variety of colors. The strong frame and durable cover allows all of Portable Garage Depot’s products to withstand the toughest weather, providing full protection for your investments. They also offer several different types of surface anchors to accommodate all surface applications.

Portable Garage Depot is a leading manufacturer’s distributor of portable storage products that ships nationwide. They offer a wide variety of shelter and storage options, with something for every need. Come down to The Big E this September to see many of their portable garages and shelters in person!

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EV Charging Stations Opening Across the U.S.

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As gas prices rise, more people are starting to purchase electric vehicles. The demand for EV charging stations has increased and some companies are taking advantage of that need. The number of EV charging stations in the U.S. are going up and some stores are opening them in their parking lots.

California has the most EV charging stations of any U.S. state with 1,276 of them. With 200 EV charging stations added in April alone across the states, there are now a total of 5,865 public stations. You might say, “Where are all these charging stations?” Well, municipalities and power companies are adding some here and there. You will most likely see these as carports with the ability to charge electric vehicles. Many times they are solar powered Solar Carportcarports that generate their own power for charging vehicles and energy for the town.

However, most of the charging stations come from private companies who are installing them at their businesses. Major corporations see the need for EV charging stations as an opportunity to lure more consumers to their stores. Walgreens, for instance, is the most prolific public charging station installer in the country with 364 units. They are far ahead of the second place company, Kohl’s, who have 57 charging stations. More and more companies are getting into the EV charging station game, with Kroger announcing that they will install around 225 stations along the west coast.

It makes sense that companies would do this because by providing low-cost or free electricity for shoppers with EVs is a very tempting incentive. The popularity of EVs has increased tremendously over the past 5 years, so if you have not seen any charging stations in your town yet, you should soon!

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Solar Powered Carports Being Used to Re-Charge Electric Vehicles

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Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology has been around for much of the 20th century, but it has not been financially available in the residential sector until recently. The growth of the PV industry has helped decrease the cost and increase the incentives for using PV technology. Now that solar panels have become more easily accessible and more efficient, more people are installing panels on rooftops as a way to offset utility bills. Along with placing them on the tops of homes and buildings, carports are being upgraded with PV technology, too.

One of the best things about solar panels are that they can be used almost anywhere. They can be useCar Carportd in combination with a utility grid to offset a building’s electrical needs and supplement the grid by back feeding power. PV technology provides a “clean” energy source and has no moving parts. With PV technologies becoming more affordable, they are becoming more popular at commercial and residential buildings.

Tall buildings have smaller rooftops and don’t provide enough space for the amount of solar panels needed to help offset energy prices. If your roof at home needs to be replaced after you install solar panels, it can be a much more costly job. With this is mind, solar power carports have become more popular over the past few years. Solar powered carports can be beneficial for both commercial and residential use.

Commercial buildings can install solar carports in their parking lots if they do not have the roof space to install solar panels. A large solar carport can generate enough energy to cover a large percentage of a commercial building’s energy needs. At your home, you can have a smaller carport installed that you can park your vehicle under.

A solar powered carport will provide shade for vehicles, lower operating costs and maintenance expenses EV Charging Stationassociated with inclement weather conditions. One of the most beneficial factors of PV technology is the option to connect electric vehicles to them. With gas prices rising and the government decreasing the price of EVs, more people are buying hybrids.

It is possible to install EV chargers in with a solar powered carport. This can be a great way to diversify your business and take advantage of having a PV carport on your property or to have a clean energy source for charging your hybrid car at home.

With utility prices rising, you will see an increase in harnessing solar power. This, in combination with the popularity of EVs, will make it beneficial to purchase a solar powered carport.

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Benefits of Portable Garages

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There are many reasons purchasing a portable garage is a great idea. The benefits of having one at your home are endless. They are easy to build, flexible, and portable. Whether you need a place for a vehicle to protect it from the elements or need some extra storage space, you could benefit from a portable garage.

One of the most obvious benefits of a portable garage is their portability. You can place it in different locations on your property, lend it to a friend, or bring it with you if you move to a new home. In the winter, you can store a vehicle in the backyard, and when the warm weather comes, you can move the garage to the front of the house for easy in and out access.

A second benefit of having a portable garage is the simplicity of its design. This makes them easy to set up and take down. They can be set up in one location and taken down and moved, if necessary. In an emergency situation, they can be erected in a short period of time. They do not require any drilling, digging, or cutting.

Another benefit of the portable garage is its cost. In comparison to having a full garage built, they are extremely inexpensive. You can get a portable garage for as little as a few hundred bucks, all the way up to a few thousand. The price dPortable Garage RVepends on size and quality. Having a full permanent garage built will take time and will cost you at least 10 times what a portable garage would cost.

Lastly, portable garages come with heavy duty polyethylene tarps that will provide great protection for its contents. The repel water and Ultraviolet Rays that could damage the items you are storing. You can store anything from an RV to lawn equipment inside of a portable garage. There are so many different sizes that you can find the best portable garage for your needs.

If you need storage for a vehicle, equipment, or even some seasonal decorations, you should purchase a portable garage. Not only are they inexpensive and easy to build, but they are easily moved between locations. Know that your personal items are well protected inside of a portable garage.

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What is a Carport?

In the portable shelter industry, a carport is essentially the same thing as a portable garage: a galvanized steel structure with a heavy-duty polyethylene canopy roof. However, the term “carport” often refers to any structure that protects a car. In some cases, a carport is built directly into a building as a metal or mortar structure that shelters cars from the elements temporarily. In the case of portable shelters, carports come in polyethylene and metal roof varieties, but both designs to the same type of job. In addition, unlike a carport built into your house or building, one of these portable designs can be placed anywhere on your property that your car can access.

The structure of all carports is composed of a galvanized steel frame and a roof that keeps out the rain and the sun. The structure, additionally, allows air to circulate around the vehicle. In the case of polyethylene canopy carports, the canopy is heavy-duty polyethylene and treated to be waterproof, UV resistant, rot resistant, and mildew resistant. In many cases, the canopy is also fire resistant. A metal canopy has all of these same properties with a steel roof. The air circulation beneath the roof prevents mildew and dry rot from forming on the vehicle.

In terms of purchasing a portable carport, both polyethylene and metal carports will do the job. If you’re looking for a long-term temporary structure, a metal carport will generally last ten to fifteen years before needing a replacement. Polyethylene canopy carports, on the other hand, will need a canopy replacement at some point but, if you’re considering expanding your carport at a later date to accommodate more vehicles or storage, a polyethylene canopy carport allows more structure flexibility. By taking your storage needs into consideration, one of these structures will be able to protect all of your investments.