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.