Sometimes you think you don't need something until a need arises that requires you to get something for it fast. A great example would be portable garages and carports which is a fairly new concept in the realm of storage but one that was quickly picked up by a lot of homeowners with storage and parking problems.
Among the many reasons why homeowners need these garages and sheds is the fact that they are less expensive to build or construct if your home doesn't have a built-in garage. They can also double as an entertainment area for party guests or as a place to store all your extra stuff in when they can no longer fit in the attic or basement. But mostly, however, homeowners get portable garages to protect their vehicles from harsh weather conditions like heavy snowfall or rainfall.
If you own more than one vehicle or engage in sports activities or hobbies that require you to have one, chances are you researched about portable garages and were probably surprised to find out just how many types there are to choose from. Well, you're not alone because there are many vehicle-owners who get confused about what type to get and often make a purchasing mistake because they either base their purchases on hype and what other people are saying.
The first thing you need to determine when getting portable garages is the size. Determining the size will depend on the number of vehicles you plan to park in it, the size of the vehicles you want to park in it and how much space you have available for it.
Next, you need to decide on what construction material you'd like your garage to be made of but be aware that the strength and weight can affect its price. You will need to do research on the frames and covers and decide which one will work for you best. Steel is one of the more popular choices with homeowners these days, for reasons ranging from weather-resistant to low maintenance.
As far as the garage covers are concerned, homeowners can choose between polyester and polyethylene, with the latter being a more popular choice since it filters out UV rays better. However, if you're on a budget this may not be the best choice since it is quite expensive so you'll need to decide what's more important - economy or durability.
Your next consideration would be to decide whether you want to build your portable garage yourself or hire professional builder to do it. The great thing about portable garages is that they are also available as DIY kits online so that all you'll need to do is browse through a wide variety of models, choose the one you like best and have it customized according to your needs. You don't even need to be an expert builder or carpenter because the instructions that come with it are fairly easy to follow and it may take you just an entire afternoon to build your garage.
And last but not the least, you will need to invest as well in important accessories like anchor kits, sidewall and enclosure kits in order to maximize the use of your garages and so that they will last longer.