Protect Your Boat from Snow with a Portable Garage

Owning a boat can be a source of pride, but it’s also a major financial investment. You need to protect your boat from winter weather so it will be in good condition when you want to take it out on the water next summer. How and where you store your boat during the off-season is critical. A portable garage is a simple, effective, and affordable storage solution.

A Portable Garage Can Shield Your Boat from Snow

Moisture can damage your boat’s paint and other exposed areas and can lead to mechanical problems. To protect your boat from snow and prevent damage, you should make sure that it’s completely covered while it’s in winter storage. 

Putting your boat in a portable garage is a simple way to shield it from the elements. Portable garages are available in a variety of lengths, widths, and heights to suit a wide range of needs. No matter the size of your boat, you can find a storage shelter with the right dimensions.

Buying a Portable Garage Can Be Cheaper Than Paying for Storage

You can store your boat at a marina over the winter, but that can be costly. If you plan to keep your boat for several more seasons, you’ll need to put it into storage every winter. The cost can quickly add up.

Investing in a portable garage for your boat is a much more practical and cost-effective solution. You can pay a one-time fee to purchase a portable shelter, rather than annual storage fees. That can save you a significant sum of money in the long run.

Storing Your Boat in a Portable Garage Is Convenient

If you put your boat in a storage facility, you’ll have to haul it to that location. You may want to check on it during the winter. Before you can take the boat back out on the water, you’ll need to perform routine maintenance and inspections to get it ready. You may have to travel back and forth from your home to the storage location several times. If you don’t live nearby, the miles, the cost of gas, and the time commitment can add up. 

You won’t have any of those issues if you buy a portable garage and store your boat in your yard. You’ll be able to check on it and perform maintenance whenever you want. That can save you both time and money.

Order a Portable Garage for Your Boat

If you haven’t yet figured out where to store your boat for the winter, you need to act fast. A storage shelter is a simplest and most cost-effective way to protect your boat from snow during the winter. Portable Garage Depot offers storage buildings that can accommodate boats of many sizes. Order your shelter today.

Design Options to Consider for Portable Garages

Portable garages are popular because they can protect belongings from a wide range of weather conditions, as well as damage that could be caused by animals and airborne debris. Storage shelters can be customized to suit each buyer’s specific needs. Portable Garage Depot offers several options that you can use to design a custom storage building.

Roll-up or Zipper Door Kits

Our EZ Roll-Up Door Kit will let you stop your portable garage door in any position. The door can roll inside or outside. An EZ Roll-Up Door Kit can work on a shelter of any size and can be installed easily in as little as 10 minutes. The parts are weather-resistant to prevent the door from jamming due to rust or freezing. The kit includes complete hardware, a bottom pipe, and a rope and pulley system, but not a zippered panel.

Our EZ Zip-Up Kit can make it easy to unzip the zipper on a tall storage shelter. That way, you won’t have to deal with the hassle and risk of climbing a ladder every time you need to unzip a door panel.

Ventilation Kit

You can install a 12” x 12” ventilation kit in your portable garage’s front and back panels to improve airflow and keep humidity under control. Our ventilation kits have screen mesh to keep insects and debris from getting into your storage shelter. A heat-sensitive spring causes the vents to automatically open or close in response to temperature fluctuations.

Joiner Kit

If you have two shelters that you would like to combine to create one larger storage building, or if you currently own one shelter and you’d like to buy another to add on to it, a joiner kit can help. It will allow you to easily link two storage buildings that have the same height and width to produce one larger shelter.

Choose the Right Add-Ons for Your Storage Building

Even though our portable garages have a number of desirable features, we understand that our customers have a wide range of needs and appreciate the ability to customize their storage shelters. If you currently own a portable storage building and you would like to make it easier to open and close the door, improve ventilation, or link two shelters together, you can find the accessories you need at Portable Garage Depot. If you haven’t yet bought a shelter, think about how you will use it and figure out if one or more of these accessories would be helpful. Once you’ve chosen the right add-ons, place your order.

The Best Way to Organize Inside Your Portable Garage

When you don’t have enough storage space in your garage, attic, or basement, a portable garage is a good alternative. It can give you the space you need to keep lawn and garden tools, seasonal decorations, and other items safe and easily accessible.

Many people find that their portable garage becomes a place where they put things that don’t have a home and that the area quickly becomes disorganized. That’s why it’s a good idea to figure out what you do and don’t want to store in your portable garage and to put an organizational system in place from the start. If you didn’t do that and you’re currently confronted with a mess, here are some tips to get organized.

Take Everything Out

The first step is to see what’s inside the portable garage. If you’ve had the storage building for years, you may discover some things that you forgot you had put in there. You may also find items that other family members put in the garage without your knowledge.

Pull everything out and take stock. Figure out what belongs in the portable garage, what should be stored somewhere else, and what can be sold, donated, or thrown away. You may eliminate a significant amount of clutter in this initial step. That will make the process of organizing easier.

Sort Belongings into Categories and Figure out How to Organize

Designate areas in your yard for the different types of items that will go back into the portable garage. For example, you may have a pile for lawn and garden equipment, another pile for car-related items, etc.

After you have separated things into categories, you’ll be able to figure out the best way to approach the process of organizing. In some cases, shelves may be the best option. For other types of belongings, it may make more sense to put them in containers.

It’s important to buy shelves and storage containers after you’ve emptied out your portable garage and divided the belongings you want to keep into categories. If you buy storage units before then, you won’t have a good sense of what you need, and you’ll probably buy the wrong sizes and/or the wrong number of storage containers. When you can see everything in front of you, it will be much easier to figure out what you need.

Simplify Storage with a Portable Garage

If your garage, attic, or basement is filled with clutter and you need additional storage space, a portable garage may be the ideal solution. A storage shelter can be set up quickly on a variety of surfaces, and you can move it if you decide that another location would work better.

Portable Garage Depot sells storage shelters in numerous sizes. They have sturdy frames and covers that can resist damage from moisture and the sun’s UV rays. Order a portable garage today.

Getting Ready to Store Your RV for the Winter

As the end of summer approaches, you may be planning to take one last camping trip with your RV. Then you’ll have to get it ready to go into storage for the winter. An RV can experience several types of damage during the colder months, but a handful of simple steps can help you avoid problems.

Clean the RV Inside and Out

Before you put your RV into storage, go through it and remove any perishable food. Clean out the refrigerator and freezer and leave them, as well as cabinets and drawers, open. You should also clean the A/C filter as you prepare your RV for winter.

The sun’s UV rays can cause your RV’s paint to fade and can make exterior materials dry out and crack. Wash and wax the RV’s exterior to prevent damage.

Protect Your RV’s Interior

Vents and spaces around windows are potential access points for insects and small animals, such as rodents. If they get into your RV, they can cause significant damage. Cover vents and seal any gaps to keep critters out.

You should also lubricate any hinges and locks on doors and windows. That way, they will be easy to open and close in the spring.

Your RV’s interior can be damaged by exposure to sunlight. Closing the blinds is a simple way to avoid that.

Protect Your Vehicle’s Vital Components

Turn off any gas appliances, the supply of gas, and the main breaker that supplies electricity to the RV. Remove dry cell batteries from appliances.

Before you put the RV into winter storage, remove the batteries. Keep them charged in a safe, temperature-controlled location so they don’t freeze.

Fill up the RV’s gas tank and add a fuel stabilizer. Let the engine and generator run long enough for the fuel stabilizer to work its way through the fuel system. Change the oil and oil filter for both the engine and generator.

Check the tires and make sure that they’re inflated to the recommended pressure. Put wood underneath the tires so they’re not in direct contact with the ground. That can prevent damage to the tires if the ground freezes.

Look for Issues and Make Repairs

As you go through the process of preparing your RV for winter, check for signs of problems. Cracks and gaps around windows damaged electrical components, and other issues can get worse if they’re not addressed before winter and the RV is exposed to harsh weather and animals. Get any problems taken care of before you put your RV into winter storage.

Order a Portable Shelter to Protect Your RV This Winter

Many problems, such as sun and animal damage, can be avoided by keeping your vehicle covered. Portable Garage Depot sells storage shelters in a wide range of sizes, including ones that are tall enough to cover an RV. Order a shelter today to keep your RV safe this winter.

Consider Firewood Racks Early in the Season to Avoid Availability Problems This Coming Winter

If your home has a fireplace or a wood stove, you probably use it often during the winter to limit the amount that you rely on the furnace. A fire can also create a cozy atmosphere for family members to relax while sharing conversations or watching TV.

Reasons to Store Firewood in a Rack

If you plan to use firewood this winter, you will need a place to store it where it will be kept dry and protected from pests. It’s also important to allow firewood to breathe. A firewood rack can serve those purposes.

Firewood needs to be stored in a way that lets air circulate so the wood can season, or dry out thoroughly. Wood that contains moisture won’t burn well.

For firewood to dry completely, it has to be stored so that it’s not in contact with the ground. Stacking wood directly on the ground can expose it to moisture, as well as insects and other pests.

If you intend to use a fireplace or wood stove frequently during the winter months, you’ll need a large quantity of wood. Firewood racks come in a variety of sizes. You can find one that will allow you to conveniently store the amount of wood you’ll need as you prepare for winter.

Keep Firewood a Safe Distance from Your House

Sometimes homeowners store firewood in a garage or on a porch so it’s easily accessible. That can create serious problems. First, wood attracts insects and snakes. If you store firewood near your house, you may find pests inside your home.

Also, if a fire starts in your house or yard or at a neighbor’s home, wood that is stored in or near your house can go up in flames. The fire may quickly spread, and your entire home may be engulfed.

Firewood should be stored at a safe distance from your house to prevent these types of problems. It may make sense to keep a small quantity of firewood on a rack inside your house for convenience, but the bulk of your supply should be kept outdoors, away from your home.

Order a Firewood Rack to Prepare for Winter

Portable Garage Depot offers firewood racks with steel frames in a variety of sizes. Our firewood racks come with polyester covers that can protect wood that’s stored outside from rain and snow while allowing it to breathe.

Demand for firewood racks naturally increases as fall approaches. Products may be sold out or on backorder, which can lead to delays in delivery times. If you’re planning to use a fireplace or woodstove this winter, estimate how much firewood you’ll need for the season and order a rack that’s the right size as soon as possible so you’ll have plenty of time to prepare for the colder months.


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.

What to Do If Your Garage Is Full of Stuff


Garages tend to accumulate all sorts of things that may or may not be important and useful. Your garage may be filled with tools, supplies for household projects, boxes with odds and ends, and perhaps an extra refrigerator or freezer. That can leave you with little free space. 

If your garage is packed with stuff, you can clean it out and make room for a car or truck, but you may not have the time or energy to do that, or you may believe that everything in your garage is important and should stay where it is. In that case, you can set up a portable garage in your yard to shield your vehicle from harsh weather.

How a Portable Garage Can Protect Your Car or Truck

A storage shelter is constructed with a steel frame that can stand up to strong winds and has a polyethylene cover that can resist damage from the sun’s UV rays and moisture. If you keep your vehicle in a portable garage, you won’t have to worry about damage from the sun, rain, or snow. A portable shelter should be well ventilated to allow air to circulate and to keep mold from growing.

A portable garage can protect your car or truck from other hazards, such as objects that might get blown around by a strong gust of wind. The durable fabric can also keep animals and insects away from your vehicle.

Where to Put a Portable Shelter

Storage buildings can be set up virtually anywhere, as long as the ground is level and free of obstructions, such as tree roots, bushes, and large rocks. An anchor kit can keep your portable garage securely in place, whether you decide to set it up on firm or sandy soil, asphalt, or another type of surface. 

When selecting a location for your portable garage, consider the overall layout of your property. You need to put the shelter in a place where you will be able to get a vehicle in and out without too much difficulty. A garage with doors at either end can make it easier to maneuver a car or truck in and out.

Order a Storage Shelter

The idea of cleaning out your garage may seem overwhelming. Setting up a portable garage in your yard is a simpler solution that will take much less time. It also means you won’t have to sort through all your stuff and decide what to keep and what to sell or donate. If your goal is to get your car or truck protected from the hot summer sun as soon as possible, a portable garage is a quick and convenient solution.

Portable Garage Depot offers shelters in a wide range of sizes and styles to suit all sorts of needs. Whether you need a space to store a car, a truck, or multiple vehicles, you can find a shelter that’s right for you. Order a portable garage today.

Protecting Your Car’s Paint from the Blistering Summer Sun in 2021

The sun’s UV rays can harm more than your skin. If you park a vehicle outside in an area that isn’t shaded, sunlight can damage the car’s paint. With summer 2021 fast approaching, think about how you can shield your vehicle from the sun and protect its paint.

How the Sun Can Affect Vehicle Paint

Sunlight transfers energy to an object. That energy can cause molecular bonds to break. In the case of a vehicle, the breakdown of molecular bonds can cause the paint to fade. Some colors, such as red, tend to fade more than others.

Leaving a car parked out in direct sunlight can also cause paint to flake and peel over time. If things get bad enough, it may become necessary to repaint the entire vehicle, which can be costly.

How to Prevent Sun Damage to Your Car’s Paint

Preventing a problem is generally much less expensive than making repairs to undo the damage. That’s especially true when it comes to protecting your vehicle’s paint job from the effects of the sun.

The simplest way to shield your car from the sun is to park it in a shaded area. If you don’t have a garage, or if other vehicles are already taking up all the available space, you will have to store your car somewhere else.

Building a new garage is an expensive project that can take several weeks or months. In addition, you may not have enough free space in your yard to construct a garage.

Purchasing a portable garage is a simple solution that can save you a good deal of time and money. A portable storage building can be set up quickly in a part of your yard where you have some free space. Just be sure to put it in an area where you will be able to get your car in and out easily.

How to Choose a Portable Shelter

Portable Garage Depot sells storage buildings in a variety of sizes to suit our customers’ wide range of needs. You can purchase a small garage to store one vehicle, or you can select a building that’s large enough for multiple cars. If you have a taller vehicle, such as a truck or an RV, you can choose a garage with a high ceiling so you’ll have plenty of clearance.

Our portable garages are constructed with steel frames and durable polyethylene covers. We also sell accessories, such as anchors that can allow you to set up a shelter on a variety of surfaces and keep it secure.

Summer is almost here, and that means the sun will soon be blazing. Act now to get ready so your vehicle won’t be exposed to harsh conditions that can damage its paint. Order a shelter from Portable Garage Depot today.

Why a Durable Metal Carport Can Protect Your Vehicle’s Paint from the Blistering Sun in the Southern States

Anyone who lives in the southern part of the United States knows that the sun can be scorching. That brutal sunlight can cause sunburn on people, as well as damage to vehicles. If you live in the South and you don’t have a garage where you can park your car or truck, a durable metal carport is a good alternative.

How the Sun Can Damage a Vehicle’s Paint

The sun’s ultraviolet rays can gradually break down the pigment in vehicle paint. An oxidation process can cause the paint to gradually dull in color. In some cases, the paint may even peel and flake off.

When a vehicle’s paint is seriously damaged, it may be necessary to repaint the entire vehicle. A new paint job can be expensive, and if you don’t take action to protect your car or truck from sun exposure after getting it repainted, you will wind up facing the same problem again sooner or later. Repeated exposure to harsh sunlight can also damage other parts of your vehicle.

How a Metal Carport Can Protect Your Car’s Paint Job

Many homeowners don’t own a house with a garage, or they own several vehicles and don’t have enough space for all of them in a garage. If you don’t currently have a place to store your car or truck out of direct sunlight, you don’t have to move or spend thousands of dollars to build a garage.

There is an effective alternative that’s much simpler and more affordable. You can purchase a metal carport and set it up on your property. Parking your vehicle in a carport will allow you to quickly take care of the problem of exposure to harsh sunlight, at a fraction of the cost to build a traditional garage.

Where to Order a Metal Carport

Portable Garage Depot sells a variety of outdoor storage shelters to suit a wide range of needs. Our metal carports have all-steel frames that can withstand rain, accumulated snow, and strong winds. They are also resistant to rust, fire, rot, and termites.

We offer metal carports in a range of sizes to accommodate all types of vehicles, including cars, trucks, and SUVs. You can simply choose an appropriate location with a flat surface and set up a carport in minutes, using ground anchors to secure it in place. Look through our selection and order a metal carport that best suits your needs so you won’t have to worry about the sun damaging your vehicle’s paint.

Protecting Your Vehicle’s Paint from Weather Elements and Sap with a Portable Garage

Whether you own a classic car or a vehicle that you use to commute to work and run errands, it’s a valuable possession that you want to last. Rain, extreme temperatures, sunlight, wind, and tree sap can all damage a vehicle’s paint. 

Parking your car in a garage is a simple solution, but perhaps you don’t have a garage, or you have more vehicles than available spaces. Building a new garage or expanding your existing one can be an expensive and time-consuming endeavor. A simpler, more affordable solution is to set up a portable garage in your yard.

How Weather and Sap Can Affect Your Vehicle’s Paint

Rain and high levels of humidity can damage the exterior of your car and make it susceptible to rust. Damage caused by rust can be expensive to repair.

Cold weather can cause a vehicle’s paint to peel, chip, bubble, or crack. Also, hail from a winter storm can cause dents. 

If your car is parked in an area that receives direct sunlight, the paint can fade. Sunlight can also cause oxidation, which can make the paint peel. Without adequate protection from paint, your car can become vulnerable to damage from moisture.

Wind can send all sorts of debris flying. If your vehicle isn’t protected, sticks, small stones, and other odds and ends can get blown against the car and cause dents, dings, and scratches. Blowing soil can damage the paint and can also get into the area under the hood, where it can cause mechanical damage. 

Sap can make the paint on a vehicle gradually become discolored. The amount of damage and the timeframe may depend in part on the weather conditions. If a vehicle sits under a tree and has damage from sap in multiple areas, it may eventually be necessary to repaint the entire car, which can be expensive. 

A Portable Garage Can Protect Your Vehicle

The best way to prevent damage to your car’s paint is to shield it from weather conditions and sap that could cause harm. If you don’t have space in a garage, a portable storage building can provide the protection that you need. 

Portable Garage Depot sells shelters in a wide range of designs to suit a variety of needs. Whether you need a place to store one or two cars or trucks, a motorcycle, or an RV, we have a shelter that’s the right size and height. 

Our portable garages have frames made from either galvanized or powder-coated steel that are durable enough to stand up to harsh weather. The covers are crafted with polyethylene designed to resist damage from tearing, moisture, and sunlight. Look through our selection of portable garages and order one today.