What is a Portable Garage?
Portable garages are a common structure used in place of a brick-and-mortar garage building. If you have ever-changing storage needs, from cars to tools, a portable garage has many advantages, including being able to expand, when needed, by the use of portable garage kits. Portable garage shelters are able to protect your vehicles, be used as a storage shed, and, when combined with the proper canopies, act as a portable RV garage or boat cover to protect seasonal vehicles for several months in storage. In essence, a portable garage does all of the same things as an ordinary permanent garage, only it costs a fraction of the price to build, can be expanded over time, and can be moved around your property to suit your needs. Whether you need a portable garage at 8x8 or 10 x 10 feet or an industrial-sized 24 foot long portable garage, all sizes can be possible to fit your shelter needs.
A portable garage may be referred to a temporary shelter but that doesn’t mean the structure is flimsy or unstable. In fact, a portable garage is designed to be a sturdy structure that can stand for several years. In the case of a portable metal garage, or a metal carport, this structure is designed to last up to fifteen years before needing a replacement. The most common portable garage structures have a canopy, which can last three to five years before needing a replacement. Overall, a typical portable garage is composed of a galvanized steel frame and a canopy roof, which is most often a polyethylene canopy treated to be UV and rot resistant and waterproof. The canopy is still somewhat breathable to allow air circulation and to prevent moisture from building up inside and causing dry rot or mildew, which is particularly important when a seasonal vehicle is being stored, such as with an RV portable garage. The canopy, in addition, is strong enough to withstand winds, snow, and rain.
Portable garages are available in a few size and shape options. The basic two types of shapes for a portable garage include a peaked roof and a rounded roof. For the latter, this often has rounded sides with the canopy stretched from one side to the other. A peaked roof portable garage comes in a typical house shape of flat walls and a peaked roof. For this type of structure, the roof has a canopy and the sides can be filled in by attaching additional canopies. Portable garages, in addition, come in sizes small enough to fit a single car or motorcycle and large enough to fit six or more cars. A smaller portable garage can be 10 x 10 or 8x8 feet in dimensions, both with a height of twelve feet, while a 24 foot long portable garage can be an industrial-sized shelter to fit a truck or more cars. Or, another possibility is to use a larger portable garage as both shelter for a car and as a shed.
As a portable garage is a versatile structure, it has various uses and rarely needs to be modified. The primary use is as a garage for sheltering one or more cars, but this type of shelter can be used to keep a seasonal vehicle like a boat or RV protected during the winter. Aside from seasonal vehicles, a portable garage can be a storage shed in addition to a brick-and-mortar garage if you need more storage space.
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