How to Choose the Right Portable Garage for Your Car

If you own a vehicle that you can’t store in a garage, a portable storage building can be the next best thing. It can protect your car from rain, snow, the sun’s ultraviolet rays, insects, and animals. 

Portable garages come in a range of sizes and designs. Here are some tips to help you choose the right one.

Select the Appropriate Size for Your Vehicle(s)

First of all, think about what you plan to store in the portable garage. If you only need space for one vehicle, your decision will be straightforward. You’ll just have to be sure that the shelter you choose is long enough, wide enough, and tall enough to enclose the car while leaving some space around it. 

If you want to keep two or more vehicles in a portable garage, things can get a bit tricky. You’ll have to think about the size of each individual vehicle and make sure that the shelter will be large enough to accommodate all of them while leaving space in between for people to walk around and open doors. 

Consider Your Other Storage Needs

Even though you’re planning to buy a portable garage to store a vehicle, that doesn’t mean that a car is the only thing you can keep in there. You might want to get a shelter that’s large enough to store your lawnmower and other equipment that you use to care for your property.

Plan Ahead

Don’t just focus on your current needs; think about how your needs might change in the future. For instance, if your child is going to get a driver’s license relatively soon, you might want to buy a larger storage building than you currently need so you’ll have enough space for an additional vehicle. Planning ahead can help you avoid the hassle and expense of buying another shelter later on.

Choose a Location

Think about where you’re going to put your portable garage. You might discover that your preferred location won’t work. There might not be enough space for a large shelter, or you might realize that maneuvering vehicles in and out would be challenging and impractical. You might have to select a different location, and possibly also a different size, for your storage building.

Order a Storage Shelter from Portable Garage Depot

A portable storage building is a practical and affordable way to protect your vehicles and other valuables. Portable Garage Depot offers shelters in various sizes to accommodate one or more vehicles and other belongings. Our shelters have durable steel frames and polyethylene covers that offer protection from the sun’s UV rays, moisture, and other potential sources of damage. Figure out which portable garage best suits your needs and place an order today.

3 Reasons to Stop Renting a Storage Unit and Invest in a Portable Garage

If you’re like most homeowners, you have boxes filled with holiday decorations and other odds and ends that you don’t use on a regular basis, but you don’t want to throw away, sell, or donate. Renting a storage unit is one way to keep those items safe, but a portable garage can be a better solution. Here’s why.

Buying a Portable Garage Can Save You Money 

When you rent a storage unit, you have to pay a monthly rental fee. Even if you rent a small and inexpensive unit, that monthly cost can add up. 

If you buy a portable storage building, you’ll pay once and get a shelter that’s durable enough to last for several years. In the long run, investing in a storage building can cost you a lot less than you would pay for monthly storage unit rental fees.

You’ll Have Access to Your Belongings 24/7

If you keep things in a storage unit, it can be a hassle to get to them when you need them. You will have to drive to and from the storage facility, which might take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or more. If the facility is only open during certain hours, you might have to rearrange your schedule or postpone a trip to your storage unit for several days.

With a portable garage, you won’t have to worry about any of that. Your belongings will be available to you at a moment’s notice. You’ll be able to simply walk outside, open up the storage shelter, and find what you need at any time, day or night.  

You’ll Have Room to Store Other Things in the Future

Often, people start out renting a small storage unit. As time goes by, they accumulate more stuff and discover that they need an additional unit, or they decide to upgrade to a larger unit. That means that their monthly storage costs increase, sometimes significantly.

If you decide to get a portable garage, you can buy a building that’s a bit bigger than you currently need. That way, when you inevitably discover that you need more storage space in the future, you’ll have a place to put things without spending any additional money.

Order a Portable Storage Building

Portable Garage Depot offers storage shelters in a variety of lengths, widths, and heights to suit our customers’ wide-ranging needs. You can buy a small building to store some boxes and other odds and ends, or you can invest in a shelter that’s large enough for one or more vehicles, plus boxes, lawn and garden tools, and other items. Take a look at our selection of shelters, figure out which will best suit your needs, and place your order today.

Backyard Organization Inspiration

Staying organized is a goal for most homeowners, but with busy schedules, it’s easy for things to get messy and cluttered. Organizing your backyard can keep your belongings in good condition, make it easier to find things when you need them, and prevent accidents and injuries. Here are some tips to help you get started.

Remove Trash and Clutter 

If you take a quick walk around your property, you may find trash left over from your last outdoor get-together and your children’s and pets’ toys strewn about. Throw away trash and pick up all the items that are scattered around the yard and shouldn’t be there. 

Take Stock of What You Have

One of the reasons why many people have trouble organizing is that they aren’t even sure what they own. If you go through all the tools and other belongings in your shed and garage, you may find things that you bought long ago and forgot you had. Figure out what to keep and sell, donate, or throw away things that you no longer need or want. Getting rid of those items will make it easier to organize the things that are important to you.

Choose a Storage Shelter

Once you know how much you have to store and the types of items you have, it will be easier to select a storage building. Whether you want to store one or more vehicles, you have lots of lawncare equipment, or you want to protect your patio furniture from rain and snow, you can find a shelter in an appropriate size at Portable Garage Depot. 

Decide Where to Put Your Storage Building

Selecting the right location for your portable garage is critical. It needs to be easily accessible, but it should also be in a place where it won’t take up too much space. You want to be sure that your family will still have plenty of room for outdoor gatherings and that your kids and pets will have enough space to play. 

Figure out How to Organize Your Portable Garage

Think about what you need to store. You may want to place small items in plastic storage containers and stack them or place them on shelves. If you need to store lawn and garden equipment, you may want to put tools that you will need in the current season near the front of the shelter and place others in the back. If you have holiday decorations or other seasonal items, you can place them at the back of the shelter or designate a corner for them. 

Order a Storage Building

The idea of getting your backyard organized may feel overwhelming, but once you get it done, you will appreciate how it makes life easier and less stressful. Order a storage shelter from Portable Garage Depot today.

Supply Shortage: Order a Portable Garage Now!

If you’re thinking about purchasing a portable shelter to store a vehicle or to keep your lawn and garden equipment or other supplies safe when the weather turns colder, you should place your order as soon as possible. COVID-19 has impacted supply chains, and the lead times for portable garages and replacement covers are around eight weeks.

How COVID-19 Has Affected the Portable Garage Industry

The pandemic has impacted several aspects of the economy. A worldwide shortage of shipping containers and shipping pallets has complicated logistics for the transportation of all sorts of products.

In the portable garage industry specifically, high demand has led to a shortage of materials used to manufacture covers. Companies that produce portable shelters are also facing a shortage of workers and struggling to fill open positions.

All of this has impacted the availability of portable garages and replacement covers. Manufacturers are struggling to produce enough covers to keep pace with demand, and even when garages and covers are available, it’s more difficult than usual to get them to distributors and on to customers.

What This Means for You

If you want to buy a portable shelter to protect your belongings from winter snow, ice, and extreme temperatures and to keep animals away, don’t wait. Figure out which type of shelter you want, choose a size, and place your order. If you act quickly, you should be able to receive the portable garage you need and get it set up before the temperature drops and snow starts to fall.

Order a Shelter from Portable Garage Depot

Consumers choose portable storage shelters for a variety of reasons. Some don’t have a garage and need an inexpensive alternative. Others have a garage, but vehicles and other items take up the bulk of the space. They, therefore, need another location to store another vehicle or a lawnmower, leaf blower, rakes, and boxes filled with holiday decorations or other things that they don’t use frequently.

Portable Garage Depot sells shelters that are designed with a wide range of needs in mind. You can select a small shelter that you can tuck in a corner of your yard and use to store odds and ends or a larger garage that can house one or more vehicles. If you have a tall vehicle, such as an RV, you can find a shelter at an appropriate height.

Some of our shelters have openings at both ends to make it easy to get a large vehicle in and out safely. You can customize your portable shelter with vents, anchors, and other accessories so that it perfectly suits your needs. Look through the shelters and accessories we offer and place your order today.

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.

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.

Equine Hay Storage Tips for Winter

Horses benefit from spending time outdoors and getting plenty of exercises and fresh air, but weather conditions can change significantly throughout the day. Like other animals, horses can suffer heatstroke and frostbite if they are outside in extreme weather without protection.

Horses consume large quantities of hay each day. If you have several horses, you may have hundreds of bails of hay delivered at one time. You need a place to store hay to keep it dry and to protect it from mold, rot, and insects.

Protect Your Horses and Hay

You don’t want to keep your horses cooped up in a barn all day if it will be hot or rainy for a few hours, and it can be difficult and time-consuming to round them up and bring them from a pasture into the barn when the weather becomes unpleasant. Setting up a portable shelter in the field to provide your horses with protection from harsh weather whenever they need it is a simple solution.

With a portable garage in a pasture, horses can decide on their own when to go inside to seek out shelter and when to return to the fresh air outside. If the temperature drops, horses can gather inside the shelter and keep each other warm by sharing body heat.

A portable shelter can also be used elsewhere on your farm to store hay. If your barn doesn’t have a hayloft, you don’t have to spend money to add one or build a large storage shed. A portable garage can provide plenty of space and protection for hay bails at a fraction of the cost of building a loft or shed.

Choose the Right Shelter for Your Farm

Portable Garage Depot offers durable shelters in a range of sizes that are ideal for use on a horse farm. We offer run-in sheds with sturdy steel tubing frames and fitted covers. A run-in shed can be placed in a field to protect your horses from rain, snow, and heat. A white interior provides plenty of ambient lighting. These shelters can also be used to store hay.

Portable Garage Depot’s corral shelters can be used to shield horses from the weather or to store hay or farm equipment. A shelter can attach to your existing corral gate or fence to create a space to protect your horses. Our corral shelters have a universal cover that fits most round, square, and oval panel tube profiles and is fade- and moisture-resistant. The frame has a powder-coated finish to resist rust.

Protecting your horses from extreme weather and shielding the hay they eat from moisture and insects is essential to keep your animals healthy. Order one or more portable shelters for your horse farm from Portable Garage Depot today.

Consider Doing a Pre-Winter Check on Your Portable Garage

While it may not feel much like fall yet, wintry weather isn’t far off. If you use a portable garage for your vehicle, your motorcycle or simply household items, it’s a good time to check that the unit is in good condition so it continues to protect your valuable property through the winter months.

Portable garages are great solutions for storage needs. They’re quick and easy to put up, durable, affordable, and can be located nearly anywhere on your property you require storage. With proper care, they can last for many years. If you have one already, take a moment to examine its operating condition.

What to Look for In a Portable Garage Inspection

The first thing you want to look for is how well the cover is holding up and whether it’s properly fitted. It should be tight to reduce the risk of tears. The roof should be free of debris. During the fall and winter, ensure that you remove autumn leaves and snow from your portable garage. To avoid damaging it, be sure to use soft instruments such as a dull edged broom or mop, and avoid shovels, rakes or other implements that could accidentally puncture the cover.

Engage in a Little Gentle Elbow Grease

It’s worth taking a moment to clean your portable garage before bad weather begins. To do so, use mild soap and water, and avoid anything harsh (like bleach) or abrasive cleaners, which could damage cover. During the fall and winter, remove leaves and snow from the base of your portable garage to discourage a build-up of moisture that could lead to mold and mildew, or water leaking in and damaging the items you store there.

If your portable garage is in less-than-optimal condition, you can consider replacing the cover (rather than the whole set-up).

Contact us today to place your order!

We’ve Updated Our Look!

At Shelters of America, we’ve been in the business of offering you trusted shelters and accessories that protect your treasured assets for years. From custom color options to replacement covers and sheds, canopies and equipment storage, there’s nothing we don’t offer to bring protection to your yard.

If you’ve been on the website recently you may have noticed that we updated our look. We recently completed a total revamp of the site to make it easier to navigate and to better show the array of offerings we provide.

From better, bigger images to enhanced functionality, we’ve kept all of our customer’s needs in mind.

You can now start at the homepage and easily customize a portable garage option that meets your needs. Choose from a peak style, barn or round. Next select the length, width and height options for your specific needs.

You can also find new menu options to see and select color options for your portable shelter or reach out for a custom quote if you’re not quite sure what you need yet.

We sell ShelterLogic, a trusted brand with over 70 years of experience and a global innovator in outdoor shade and shelter products.

If you’re looking for the ultimate storage and protection, we have what you need. From protection for cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, RVs, farm equipment and so much more!

Check out our new site!

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.