Your car, truck, or motorcycle is a valuable possession that you want to protect from damage caused by the weather. If you do not have enough space to store your vehicle in a garage, a portable garage is a good alternative that can be set up quickly.
Portable garages are made from durable materials and are designed to last for several years. Nevertheless, long-term exposure to the elements can take a toll and cause damage. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to reduce the risk of damage and extend the life of your portable garage.
How to Choose the Right Portable Garage
The first thing you should do is buy a portable garage made from quality materials. Look for one with a steel frame and a strong polyethylene cover. The metal tubing should be wide enough to support the weight of the portable garage and stand up to strong winds, and it should have slip-fit connections so it will hold together. The cover should be treated to prevent damage caused by the sun’s UV rays, as well as mold, mildew, and fire. A round or peak style portable garage makes it easier to remove snow in the winter.
How to Set up and Maintain Your Portable Garage
You should anchor your portable garage firmly to the ground using the anchors that are provided with your kit. Long stakes should be driven into the ground to help your shelter stand up to fierce winds.
You should keep the cover on your portable garage clean to prevent damage and make it last longer. Use a mild soap and water to gently clean the fabric and allow it to air dry.
The cover needs to be kept taut so it will not sag and allow rain or snow to accumulate. You should check the tension on a regular basis and make adjustments if necessary. You should also check the bolts that connect the metal tubes from time to time and tighten them if they are loose.
Do not allow snow to accumulate on the roof of your portable garage because the weight can cause damage. Use a broom or a roof rake to carefully pull snow from the top of your portable garage. If there is a large amount of snow, remove it from one section at a time so you do not cause the portable garage to become unstable and collapse.
Order a Portable Garage from Shelters of America
Shelters of America sells portable garages in a variety of sizes and styles that are perfect for storing one or more cars, trucks, or motorcycles, as well as larger vehicles such as RVs. Our portable garages are made with steel frames and have durable polyethylene covers. With proper installation and care, you can make your portable garage last for several years. Order a portable storage building from Shelters of America today.