Even though storage shelters are designed and constructed to be durable, a portable garage can become damaged if a strong wind gust blows a large tree branch directly at it or if a large amount of snow is allowed to accumulate. In some cases, animals chew the material and create gaping holes. Many minor issues can be fixed, but sometimes it’s necessary to replace the cover.

Check the Condition of Your Portable Garage

Winter will be here soon. That means that you may be facing the potential for more snow and storms with strong winds. If your storage shelter has a cover that’s already damaged, winter weather can make it worse.

Take some time to inspect your portable garage. Walk around the shelter and check the entire structure carefully. Look for issues such as a bent frame, large tears in the cover, and sections where the material has been chewed by animals.

Figure out If You Need a New Shelter or Just a New Cover

People sometimes think that if a portable garage is damaged, they have to replace the entire shelter. That isn’t necessarily true.

If the frame is bent, you should buy an entire new shelter. Otherwise, heavy snowfall or a strong wind gust could knock down the portable garage.

If the cover is ripped, but the damage is limited to a small area, you may be able to repair it. If you find that the cover is damaged beyond repair, but the frame is intact and sturdy, you can simply order a replacement cover. A new cover is easy to install and will cost a fraction of the amount you would have to pay to purchase a whole new portable garage.

Order a Replacement Cover for Your Storage Shelter

Shelters of America sells both complete portable garages and replacement covers. If your shelter’s frame is still in good shape and it just needs a new cover, you can order a replacement cover so that your garage will be ready to stand up to severe winter weather.

We offer replacement covers in a wide range of sizes and colors. Before you place your order, make sure that you’re choosing a cover in the right size. If you purchased your shelter several years ago and you’re not sure of its size, measure it so you don’t buy a cover that won’t fit. Once you’ve figured out what you need, order a replacement cover from Shelters of America.