A portable garage can shelter a car, truck, SUV, or boat and keep it safe from harsh weather and the sun’s UV rays. Portable garages are easy to set up and are generally durable and long-lasting, but they can become damaged by severe weather or years of wear and tear. Fortunately, many common problems are easy to correct.
If you notice any damage to your portable garage, you should examine the entire structure to look for any other signs of problems. A visible problem may be caused by something that is not apparent at first. For example, sagging can be caused by damaged support poles. If your portable garage is leaning to one side, the supports might need to be repaired. A tear in the cover may have been caused by a storm or by someone driving into the carport.
One of the most common problems with a portable garage is a tear in the canvas cover. You can easily fix this with a repair kit and extra canvas. Clean the area that is torn with a cleaning solution made for canvas. Then measure the torn area and cut an appropriately sized piece of canvas to fit in the space. Spread glue from the repair kit on both the portable garage and the piece of canvas. Place the piece of canvas on the carport and hold it for a few minutes until the glue has dried.
If your portable garage is several years old or has recently been through a storm, the stress can cause the support braces to sag. This problem can be corrected with a spreader bar. Set the bar in the area where the braces are sagging and ratchet it to move the braces back into the correct positions. Use wire to secure the bar to the braces so it will stay in position.
If something has run into the carport or there has been severe weather, the support legs can become bent. This can make the carport not stand upright or can cause the legs to break and the portable garage to collapse. You will need to take down the portable garage and replace the damaged support legs.
Cords can fray or break and cause the carport to sag and blow over. You can easily tie on new cords to replace the ones that are damaged.