As a first-time boat owner you may not be thinking about boat storage just yet. Perhaps you’re just getting it ready to use for the upcoming season and have only been thinking about enjoying the sun in your eyes and splashing water as you cruise around lakes, rivers and oceans. But storage is actually a very important element of owning a boat and the responsibility falls on the boat owner to keep it protected and operational for the upcoming season.
Here are some tips for proper storage and why boat canopies are the perfect option.
Boat Storage Options
Depending on the type and size of boat you have you may be thinking about putting it in your garage in the off season or using a shrink wrap or tarp method to keep it covered. Unfortunately these options aren’t always the most efficient. Tarping can lead to mildew or rot and losing all of your garage space (if it fits) for months at a time will get frustrating.
Without protection however, your boat will be exposed to harmful UV rays that can fade and crack the surface not to mention the fact that rain or snow can lead to damaging moisture that ruins interiors, electronic components and the body.
Portable Boat Canopies
Portable shelters are a great option for those who either don’t have a garage, or require additional storage, but don’t want to make the permanent and expensive commitment to a dedicated dwelling. Boat canopies are designed the same as other portable garages but are created on a smaller scale. The reason is to offer coverage around the vehicle without taking up unnecessary space.
The frame is made from galvanized steel with a polyethylene canopy for the roof, walls, and a roll-up or zipper door. Perhaps most beneficial is the fact that once the off season has passed, you can take the portable shelter down and store it or use for other needs.
Shelters of America carries a wide selection of truck and boat covers, car garages, kits, portable shelters, and so much more.
If you’re in the market for a boat canopy or searching for solutions on how to store your boat when it’s not in use, contact us today!