Temporary garage shelters have come into their own. Gone are the days when the only garage or canopy option was the ugly sheet of fiberglass or corrugated roofing supported by heavy metal poles.
Today you can find a greater variety of canvas carports and tents, also called instant garage kits, that are both functional and attractive. But with dozens of shapes, sizes, and designs, it can be difficult to compare quality and find the right choice for your specific need.
In addition, the term 'garage' is used rather loosely and with lots of variations. There are open and closed canopies, single- and 2-car designs, mesh and solid polyethylene coverings, round and peaked roofs, and extended length. There is a canopy garage for almost any vehicle: RVs, trucks, motorcycles, and trailers.
are lots of choices, and that's a nice problem to have. So let's simplify the
Portable, Yes... But Garage or Canopy ?
As the name suggests, portable garages are generally enclosed on all four sides. A heavy-duty polyethylene canvas covers the steel frame in either a uni-body construction or as panels, and extends from the roof to ground. Some versions of these garage tents have an open door and back, but a complete enclosure is the best choice for maximum protection from rain and wind
All things being equal, these fully enclosed car shelters are more suitable for heavy weather conditions because their legs have top-to-bottom canvas support.
a different category are the car canopies. Simpler and less expensive, they resemble
the traditional free-standing carport with four open sides. But instead of a flat
metal or fiberglass roof, they use a canvas canopy over a peaked or rounded steel
A portable carport with 4 open sides is a better choice for smaller spaces, since inside access will be easier and you'll avoid that cramped feeling. It is also provides sun protection during backyard gatherings, barbecues, or for work and play areas.
can also get a car canopy that offers optional sidewalls. These not only provide
more privacy, security, and weather protection, but also can transform into an
sheltered place for social events..
Best Portable Garages
Top picks for durability and price are here at Global Industrial. They have a big variety of well-built shelters. Most are fully enclosed, with sizes that range from small 10x20 for single cars, to extra long and high models for mobile homes and trailers.
For More Information:
Garage Kits - A summary of your choices in garage kits.
Canopy Carport - 5 really good reasons to own one.
Instant Garage - Can an 'instant' garage also be really durable ?
RV Shelters - To rent or buy - a few things to consider.
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