Many people struggle to store their vehicles at home because of lack of space. It may seem like an impossible feat to park your vehicle in a full garage that you use for household storage. However, properly storing vehicles is becoming increasingly important. Storing vehicles in a covered area can help extend their life, protect them from theft, and protects the paint from the harmful effects of the outside environment such as the scorching sun and beating rain.
Many people have garages at their disposable, and they are the best option to keep your vehicles safe from harsh weather and theft. Garages offer a dry environment for you to park your car overnight which is a big factor in keeping the machinery in tip-top condition. However, many people either don’t have a garage or use their garage as an extra room to store equipment. If the case is the latter, you may still be able to fit your vehicle in your garage depending on the size and with a little reorganization.
If a garage isn’t an option, then it’s necessary to consider the vehicle storage options available to you and which one will suit your needs better. For vehicle storage you’re looking at three options: a shed, a covered carport or some form of offsite storage rental.
Sheds are an inexpensive alternative to garages. If you’re looking to store smaller vehicles, a shed would probably be a great option for you. Sheds offer comparable protection against weather and theft. They come in a wide range of materials and sizes, so you can also choose one to fit your specific needs. Overall, sheds can have the same utility and usefulness as a garage at a fraction of the price.
If you don’t have a garage or don’t want to purchase a shed, you may want to consider a covered carport. Covered carports can range from relatively inexpensive to very expensive depending on the material they are made of. The most common material for carports to be made with is a traditional wood structure. They can range anywhere from a temporary structure with a fabric cover to a professionally designed and built structure that perfectly complements your existing home.
One last thing to consider when storing your vehicle is the length of time you would like to store it. If you’re looking for a long-term solution to your vehicle storage needs, many of the above options are great, but if you just need to store a vehicle for a short amount of time, there are more cost effective methods available. For wintering a vehicle, you can always rent out a storage locker if you have the ability to transport it to and from the location. Storage lockers offer good protection, and many businesses that offer storage lockers have security cameras that will help to protect your vehicle from theft making them almost as effective as garages or sheds.