outdoor buildings + storage

  1. What is a Carport and Why Should You Invest in One?

    What is a Carport and Why Should You Invest in One?

    Looking to store and protect your vehicles without constructing an add-on garage to your home? When you need unmatched durability and protection from the elements, a metal carport is a great investment. When you want long-lasting, all-weather protection, these carports are quality solutions that will stand the test of time. But what is a carport and why is it the right solution for your needs? We’ll break down everything you need to know about these useful and versatile structures.

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  2. Carport vs. Garage: What Should You Choose?

    Carport vs. Garage: What Should You Choose?

    If you need an extra space to store your items or vehicles, and you're unsure of the advantages of a carport vs. garage, look no further. Both carports and garages offer convenient and practical added space to store cars, tractors, or other motor-powered equipment - but both structures are different. In fact, there are several factors to consider when choosing between a carport and a garage including what you need to store, your space limitations, and where you plan to use your unit. Find out more about these distinct structures, and which will be the best option for you.

    What Is a Garage?

    A garage is a completely enclosed building with walls, roofing, and a doorway or entrance. Speaking strictly about detached garages, they are typically made of fabric or steel and can be portable* or permanently fixed. A detached garage can be secured with a lock and key, making your items less vulnerable to theft. Both fabric garages and metal garages are easy to assemble and conveniently use on multiple outdoor surfaces. A portable fabric garage is both useful and convenient. They are constructed with sturdy steel frames and ripstop-tough covers that are built to last. A portable garage is a multi-functional storage unit that you can use to keep anything from garden tools to small vehicles. A portable garage also offers flexibility: you can move it from your driveway to your backyard and back again, depending on your needs.
    LEARN MORE: Are fabric garages durable? Do fabric garages resist fire? How do I clean my fabric garage? The answers to these questions, and more, can be found in our Fabric Buildings FAQs. Learn More →
    Metal garages are designed to stay put. They can be used at the end of a driveway or anchored to a concrete slab. They have traditional pull-up garage doors for easy access to your vehicles and other stored items.

    COMPARISON: Fabric Garage vs. Metal Garage

    Garage-in-a-Box ShelterTube SOJAG Everest
    Frame Material Steel frame with a powder-coated finish, which prevents chipping, peeling, rust, and corrosion Heavy duty square-tube frame with a powder coated finish for extra protection Made with top-of-the line galvalume steel: an aluminum, zinc, and silicone plated steel for exceptional corrosion resistance.
    Cover Material Triple-layer, ripstop Polyethylene cover is waterproof and UV-treated Upgradable cover options available: choose from Heavy Duty 14.5 oz, and Ultra Duty 21.5 oz. ripstop-tough waterproof covers Tough, unique all-steel panel profile design reinforces the overall strength and stability of the garage
    Accessibility Includes a zippered door and a solid back panel Front and back zipper doors for drive-through access Traditional roll-up front door and wide, secured rear door for easy access
    Size Options Choose from our standard 12 ft. wide Garage-in-a-Box, 18 ft. wide double Garage-in-a-Box, or the Garage-in-a-Box SUV available in either 11 ft. or 13 ft. widths Configurable shelters available in an array of size options. ShelterTube are sturdy 12 ft. wide shelters that can be configured in lengths between 20 ft. to 100 ft. Configurable garages available in an variety of sizes. Choose from a wide range of size options in 12 ft. wide garages. Can be ordered in lengths up to 100 ft.
    What We Like Best Can be used as a permanent backyard shelter, or moved from one location to another based on your needs*. Our Garage-in-a-Box units have been designed for easy set up and take down as needed. Easy assembly, portable and heavy-duty. ShelterTube are tough, wind and snow rated shelters available at a great price. Wind speed ratings of 80 mph, and a snow/ground load rating of 43 PSF.** Stylish and modern design made to reliably store and shelter your items. A durable, all-steel wind and snow rated steel garage with a snow load of 35 PSF and a wind speed rating of up to 100 MPH**
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    Where Can You Use a Garage?

    Detached fabric garages and metal garages can be used for a variety of storage needs at home, your business, and within the community.

    Increase Your Storage Space at Home

    Naturally, a fabric garages or metal garages are the perfect at-home protection for the vehicle you drive every day. But you can use a portable garage for a variety of household purposes. They are practical for storing heavy equipment such as walking mowers, ride-on mowers, and snow blowers. They also make great a workshop space for the do-it-yourself Dad: you can include a ShelterShelf in your fabric garage or shelving kits in your steel garage to keep tools and other equipment within reach. Garages can be used as a get-away, too: they make great man caves, playrooms, she sheds, and more.
    The anchor you choose may depend on your foundation! Our anchor guide provides customers with useful recommendations to help them choose the anchor that’s best for their storage structure. See the Guide →

    Add Additional Storage to Your Work Space

    A portable garage can also be used as office space for your small business, warehouse space for carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and more to store parts, and for landscapers and contractors to store snowplows, landscaping equipment, power tools, and more. Handymen and carpenters can also use a portable garage as workshop space to make repairs, cut tile and wood, and more.

    Reliable Storage for the Community

    From the highway department to the parks and recreation department, there are many ways that a community can use a portable garage. Fabric garage or metal garages can be used by the highway department to store small trucks, maintenance vehicles, and other heavy equipment when it’s not the season. Parks and recreation departments can use them to store sports equipment, machinery used to line and maintain fields, and more.

    What Is a Carport?

    A carport is a semi-covered structure that typically consists of a fabric or steel roof supported by steel posts. These strong and sturdy open-style structures are very low maintenance and complete any outdoor space. Carports come in a variety of styles and may include attached carports (similar to a lean-to carport), or freestanding carports that can be assembled virtually anywhere. Depending on the material of your carport, it may offer a level of protection against rain, snow, ice, and UV exposure. Let’s check out these options:
    Monarc Patio Cover/Carport Arrow Carport
    Frame Material Steel frame with a powder coated finish Vinyl coated heavy duty galvanized steel Steel tube frame with a premium powder coating
    Cover Material Ripstop-tough polyethylene cover Vinyl coated heavy duty galvanized steel Built-to-last painted galvanized steel
    Ease of Assembly Easy to assemble DIY assembly Easy to build straight out of the box
    Footprint/size Comes in 9 X 16 ft. and 10 x 18 ft. options Available in 10 x 10 ft. and 10 x 20 ft. options Customizable in 5 ft. increments from 10 ft. to 20 ft. wide and from 15 ft. to 100 ft. long
    What we like best Nice-looking portable canopy for the driveway or backyard and complements most home finishes and backyard aesthetics Use as a traditional carport to adequately keep vehicles covered, or attach it to your home for added outdoor shade Versatile: great for sheltering vehicles at home or providing shade and protection anywhere outdoors: the home, office, or municipality
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    Where Can You Use a Carport?

    Carports are easy to assemble and use just about anywhere, require minimal maintenance, and provide a simple shade and storage solution with plenty of benefits for everyone. There are several ways you can use a carport at home, at your business, or in a community setting:

    Carport for the Home

    A carport can be placed on your driveway, patio, or backyard space to help protect your vehicle from Mother Nature when you don’t have an option to store a vehicle indoors. Instead of exposing your car, truck, or boat to potential exterior damage, a carport will provide protection from rain, sleet, snow, and sun. But carports are so much more than just a vehicle storage solution. Carports can provide an attractive shade or awning over your deck, patio, yard, and more. These structures are versatile and attractive enough to incorporate into your outdoor space without looking bulky or unnatural.

    A Carport for Work

    Whether you work outdoors or in an office, there are many ways that you can use a carport. Contractors can use a carport to create an outdoor workspace. Whether you work on cars or in construction, a carport can provide a shaded and weather-protected workspace for your outdoor endeavor. A carport can give your business location or an office park a much-needed shaded area where employees can enjoy their lunch, coffee breaks, or host an office party outdoors.

    A Carport in the Community

    From apartments and condos to parks and schools, a carport can serve a variety of community uses. Carports can be used to provide shade at parks, beaches, schools, and residential communities. For example, carports can be used to shelter picnic pavilions, playground equipment, and spectator seating areas. They can also be used in private and public parking lots to create protected parking areas. Whether at schools, parks, airports, or on city sidewalks, municipalities can also use carports to shelter bus stops and other transportation pick-up and drop-off areas.

    Carports vs. Garages: Factors to Consider

    Now that you understand what each structure consists of and can be used for, let’s look at some key factors and benefits each structure provides to find the best options based on your needs:
    Carports Garages
    Uses Use a carport for shelter over your deck and patio, outdoor workspace, as a DIY pavilion, and more. Both garages and carports make great shelter or storage solutions for more than just vehicles. A portable garage is great for equipment protection, bulk storage, or offseason gear storage. Both metal and fabric garages make great workspaces.
    Protection and Durability While carports offer a more open-style structure, they can still provide vehicles with a level of protection against rain, snow, ice, or sun exposure. Based on structure style alone, a garage typically offers more coverage, concealment, and protection of your vehicles. Durable metal garages include lockable doors for ultimate theft protection.
    Property Lines and Space Available If you live in a trailer park, apartment, or anywhere property lines may be tight, your best option may be a carport. A carport can be anchored to the front or side of your home, or stand freely in a parking lot. If property lines are not an issue, then all bets are off. You can have either a portable garage or metal carport to store your cars, boats, ATVs, and more.
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  3. 8 Arrow Steel Sheds for a Clutter-Free Backyard

    8 Arrow Steel Sheds for a Clutter-Free Backyard

    What makes Arrow Steel Sheds great storage options?

    Arrow Storage Products manufacture affordable and reliable steel solutions for durable and attractive outdoor shade, shelter, and storage. These structures offer long-term value with weather resistance, security, and a manufacturer’s warranty included with each unit. Whether you need to store small garden tools or large motor-powered equipment, you can find an Arrow solution that meets your storage needs.

    What else sets Arrow Storage Products apart from competitors?

    • Exceptionally High-Quality Steel. We source high-quality steel that undergoes a rigorous pre-manufacturing process to ensure your solution withstands time and the elements. See more about the steel processing here.
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  4. Father's Day Gift Ideas Just in Time for Summer

    Father's Day Gift Ideas Just in Time for Summer

    How many times have you resorted to giving ties or cologne as a Father’s Day gift? This year, skip the typical last-minute gifts and get dad useful outdoor items just in time for summer. Help him organize his tools, protect his car, or enjoy shade next time he attends a sports game with a few products he’ll truly appreciate this season. Check out our Father’s Day Gift Guide to find the ultimate present for the man who does it all!

    Tool Sheds and Storage Solutions for Father’s Day...

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  5. Maintenance Tips for Your Arrow Storage Solution

    Maintenance Tips for Your Arrow Storage Solution
    Arrow Storage Products offer a wide range of steel outdoor storage solutions to meet virtually any storage needs. From smaller garden sheds to large garages, these structures consist of high-quality steel built to last. Still, proper care and maintenance are highly recommended in order to maximize the use and quality of your Arrow storage building. Luckily, we’ve summed up a few helpful tips from our Arrow Sheds maintenance guide to help you keep your steel shed in top shape.

    Properly Prep and Assemble First.

    Arrow Storage Newburgh 8 x 6 ft. 

    As with any storage building, a long-lasting Arrow storage building first requires proper preparation and assembly. Erect your structure over flat, well-draining ground, ensuring sufficient space from other buildings and trees to simplify assembly and avoid potential exterior damage. Here are a few things we recommend including during assembly for easier maintenance in the long run. ...
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  6. 4 Types of Car Shelters for Summer Vehicle Protection

    4 Types of Car Shelters for Summer Vehicle Protection

    Even in the warmer months, your vehicles need quality weather protection. Rain and overexposure to sunlight often cause rust and fading, compromising your vehicle’s exterior and interior. Our selection of carports and garages provide year-round shade, protection, and storage space for your cars, ATV's, and more. Check out a few useful and practical car shelters for ultimate vehicle protection this summer!

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  7. Must-Have Shed Accessories for Better Backyard Storage

    Must-Have Shed Accessories for Better Backyard Storage
    Whether you use your outdoor storage solution to stash gardening supplies, lawn equipment, or even vehicles, a few helpful accessories can easily improve your shed’s capabilities. Shelving, floor kits, and other additives increase space, security, and your shed’s lifespan for better backyard storage. Get the most out of your storage solution this year with these useful and practical
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  8. 4 Backyard Solutions for an Organized Outdoor Space

    4 Backyard Solutions for an Organized Outdoor Space

    Here at ShelterLogic, we offer versatile and practical backyard solutions for ultimate outdoor organization. Whether you need to stow away gardening tools or conceal unsightly trash, you’ll find sheds, racks, and more for a clutter-free yard year-round. Check out these four useful and innovative solutions for storage where you need it.

    Backyard Solutions for Outdoor Organization...

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  9. 5 Unique Uses for Your Carport

    5 Unique Uses for Your Carport
    A carport mainly provides practical shade and weather protection for your vehicles (as mentioned in our What is a Carport blog). However, these versatile structures can serve many more purposes than just vehicle protection. Utilize versatile shelter and check out five unique uses for your carport.

    1. Outdoor Workspace.

    Fixing your car? Building something for the home? A carport provides a shaded and weather-protected workspace for your outdoor projects.

    These structures cover ample ground space to fit large supplies or workbenches and keep electrical equipment or power tools dry while you work. Whether you're welding, woodworking, making mechanical repairs or enjoying a creative hobby, you and whatever you’re working with will stay dry and protected.

    2. On-site Office Pavilion.

    Looking for a better lunch break spot? A carport can provide your business location with a much-needed shaded area so employees can enjoy lunch or their next office party outdoors. Not only will workers love a comfortable new picnic area, but providing an outdoor space at the workplace can be very beneficial. In fact, Business Insider suggests it can reduce stress, sharpen thinking, and boost creativity.

    These structures are simple to erect on virtually any property and require minimal maintenance for an easy shade option with plenty of benefits for everyone.

    3. Public Shade.

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    Apartment complexes, public parks, bus stops and outdoor refuge areas, as well as other municipal locations, could use shaded areas or vehicle protection for residents. Luckily, our Arrow Steel Carports withstand outdoor elements (and are wind and snow load rated!) for practical, long-term use. In fact, with its 10-year pro-rated warranty this unique structure makes for a great investment that will provide reliable shade year after year. Encourage your community to spend more time outdoors with a shaded oasis in your location.

    4. A Great Garden, Deck or Patio Cover.

    Want added shade or shelter in your backyard? A carport keeps beaming sunshine or inconvenient precipitation away from your deck or patio.

    Get reprieve from the hot summer sun with a reliable shade, perfect for nearly any space in your backyard. Add a carport to your garden and create a shady spot where you can enjoy your plants and flowers. Or, assemble a carport to your deck or patio to provide much-needed shelter for your next backyard event or party. Whatever you decide, you'll find our carports to be durable and reliable multi-use structures that offer excellent shade season after season.
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  10. 5 Compact Storage Sheds for Limited Space

    5 Compact Storage Sheds for Limited Space
    Whether you live in an urban neighborhood or own a smaller home, your backyard is probably too small to accommodate a large storage solution. Still, you likely have many items to store and a bulky structure would just crowd the outdoor space you do have. What you need is a practical and compact storage option. A compact storage shed allows you to store gardening tools, outdoor equipment, and more right where you need it without sacrificing precious yard space.

    These smaller yet functional structures let you tuck items away while still maximizing your outdoor space. We’ll show you a few storage solutions that effectively store what you need, even in modest backyards.

    Small Storage Sheds for Every Backyard
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