How to Choose the Right Portable Garage

portable garageA portable garage can protect your vehicles from all types of weather. If you are considering buying a portable garage, you have many options. Here are some things to consider to help you make your choice.

The first thing to think about is how many vehicles you are going to park in the portable garage. If you want to use it for more than one, leave enough space to maneuver and open doors and trunks. Make sure the portable garage is tall enough to provide enough clearance for your tallest vehicle.

Choose the location for your portable garage. Make sure it is large enough for the garage itself and also has enough space for you to drive vehicles in and out and to turn them around if necessary.

Portable garages are designed to be sturdy and lightweight. Most have steel frames. Frames with a larger diameter are usually stronger and sturdier, but you do not necessarily want to choose the portable garage with the widest frame. A wider frame is also heavier, which can make things difficult if you will be moving your portable garage often.

Most portable garage covers are made from polyester or polyethylene. Polyethylene is better at filtering out the sun’s UV rays and lasts longer. It is also more expensive, so you might want to choose a polyester cover if cost is a major determining factor.

Portable garages usually come with anchors, but they might not be appropriate for the area and type of soil where you are setting up your garage. You might need to purchase additional auger-style, hook, or cement and concrete anchors.

Portable garages are designed to be easy to set up by a couple of people. If you have tools and someone to help you, the task should not be difficult, but you can also hire someone to set it up for you. Check with your local government to find out if you need a permit.