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  1. Caring for Your Tarp Building in Winter

    Caring for Your Tarp Building in Winter
    Come wintertime, having the perfect outdoor storage building for your vehicle and snow removal equipment is invaluable. Whether you’re storing your automobile or a snow blower, you can ensure your belongings will stay safe in a tarp building.

    Strong, sturdy fabric garages and fabric sheds are excellent, affordable tarp buildings that can handle tough weather all year long. They’re great for keeping vehicles and plows ready for action, as well as for storing your offseason gear and equipment.

    However, it’s important to make sure your tarp building is prepared for the possibility of snow or other winter weather. Before winter comes, fabric buildings need to be cleaned and inspected to confirm they are up to the task.

    We recommend you take the following steps to make sure your tarp building stays in great condition this season.
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  2. Winter Storm Prep: What to Do With Your Backyard Buildings

    Winter Storm Prep: What to Do With Your Backyard Buildings

    The first big snow of the winter season can be an exciting time. But there’s nothing fun about winter’s fury when the slush and sleet arrives and you aren’t prepared. If you don’t have your winter tools ready on time, you may be facing an uphill battle when trying to clear the driveway or scrape ice from your windshield. Here are some winter storm prep ideas to make sure your backyard storage building is ready for this season.

    Winter Storm Prep to Keep Your Building Safe

    An outdoor storage shed or backyard garage can certainly become damaged over the years if you don’t protect it from the elements. The first thing you should do for winter storm prep is to consider insulating your shed. Controlling the temperature of your storage building can go a long way in maintaining it year-round. To learn how to insulate a shed, read more here. If you live in a climate where you experience heavy snowfall, you should also consider purchasing a roof strengthe...
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  3. Safety Tips for Storing Chemicals

    Safety Tips for Storing Chemicals

    It is common for many shed owners to keep pool cleaners, pesticides, or even fuel in an outdoor shed. It can be a convenient place to store some of these more harmful chemicals to keep them away from children and pets. But there are some safety tips you should think about when you’re storing chemicals in a shed.

    Storing Chemicals in a Shed

    First, let’s point out that storing chemicals in your shed shouldn’t be a long-term practice. It could cause deterioration and a shorter life for your shed. But if it’s something you are planning to do in the short term, there are safety measures to take to minimize the risk. First, experts recommend storing chemicals in a dry place out of the sun. If you are looking for a steel shed, the Admiral Series... is a roomy choice with an
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  4. How to Prevent Car Rust

    How to Prevent Car Rust

    If you’re trying to keep your car in perfect working condition, you probably make sure to get the oil changed regularly and rotate your tires. But often times, you may not think about how important it is to prevent rust. Not only is it unsightly, it can also badly damage your vehicle. Here are some tips and tricks to use to learn how to prevent car rust.

    What Exactly is Rust, Anyway?

    By definition, rust is a reddish or yellowish-brown flaky coating of iron oxide formed on iron or steel by oxidation. Rust occurs when iron reacts with oxygen and water. It’s something you certainly don’t want to see on the beautiful shiny paint job on your car. And it’s not only a cosmetic problem: left untreated, it can actually damage the integrity of the structure, according to Metal Supermarket. That’s why it’s so important to learn how to prevent car rust.

    How to Prevent Car Rust Before It Starts

    By now, you know oxidation can wreak havoc on your vehicle. What's the easiest way to prevent rust? You should keep your car out of the elements. Parking your car in a storage garage is the most important step to take first. No matter what vehicle you own, the ShelterTube Garage... is the ultimate fabric cover shelter that will keep your car safe in a harsh environment. If you’re wondering how to prevent car rust, this is your answer. The best part about this storage solution is the customization. The 12 ft. wide shelter can be ordered up to 100 ft. long! That means if you want to store something even larger than a vehicle, or want to add some more storage space, you have that option. In addition, you can also choose from three different covers, ranging from standard 9 oz. to an ultra-duty 21.5 oz. cover. All three are waterproof and UV treated, ensuring your vehicle
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  5. How to Maintain Tarp Buildings

    How to Maintain Tarp Buildings

    Tarp buildings provide reliable, portable, and versatile storage space. With easy-to-assemble yet durable materials, these structures offer convenient storage you can count on virtually anywhere. Not only that, but with proper care and minimal upkeep, you can easily re-purpose your tarp building for a number of uses. Find out how to get the most out of your fabric shed and maximize your investment for a long-lasting structure with these simple maintenance tips.

    Start with Proper Assembly

    tarp buildings First and foremost, proper assembly is crucial for ensuring a sturdy and safe storage structure. When erected over a flat, level surface away from other existing structures, you help guarantee stability while avoiding potential risks such as snow or accumulated debris falling from one structure onto the roof of your fabric building. Also, choose a spot with sufficient drainage to further prevent moisture accumulation in and around your tarp shed. As you assemble, ensure bolts are secure on your frame and your cover is taut to resist tearing due to heavy winds and inclement weather. See our manuals page for complete assembly instructions to all our tarp buildings.
    PRO TIP: Proper assembly requires anchoring your structure. Check out our accessories page and choose the best anchor based on ground material and structural needs in order to secure your structure and meet wind and snow load expectations.

    Care & Cleaning

    As mentioned earlier, keeping a tight cover greatly reduces the risk of tears. Always maintain a properly fitted cover and keep your roof clear of snow or excess debris. When removing snow from your shelter, use soft instruments such as a dull edged broom or mop. Avoid using hard-edged tools like rakes or shovels so you don’t accidentally puncture your cover. To clean your tarp building, simply use mild soap and water. Do not use bleach or harsh abrasive products. Remove snow from the base of your shed to avoid mold or mildew spots at the bottom of your cover or rust to your frame.
    PRO TIP: Avoid moisture or condensation inside your shelter by purchasing a vent kit. This ensures a cool and dry interior to keep your cover and valuables inside safe from damage.

    Replacement Covers

    tarp buildings While our tarp buildings consist of quality fabric meant to last, many seasons of use can wear down your shelter cover. Instead of buying an entirely new unit, simply replace your cover to extend the lifespan of your original tarp building. Or, invest in a replacement cover if you’re looking to equip your building with higher-quality weather protection. Our replacement cover kits come in multiple weights and strength options to maximize coverage capabilities. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a stronger replacement cover.
    PRO TIP: Don’t want to replace your entire cover due to a small rip just yet? No problem. A common fabric patch or vinyl patch kit can be used with adhesive spray for a quick fix.

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  6. 4 Garden Shed Organization Tips

    4 Garden Shed Organization Tips

    Spring is here, but before you can venture out into your garden and start planting, you may need to re-organize your backyard garden shed! If you’re dreading entering your garden shed after a long winter season, you’re not alone. That’s why we’ve come up with a game plan to help with your garden shed organization so you can get to planting seeds and creating your very own outdoor oasis!

    Step 1: Remove Your Items From Your Garden Shed...

    The first step to achieving a more organized backyar
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  7. How To Use Portable Outdoor Sheds and Tarp Buildings

    How To Use Portable Outdoor Sheds and Tarp Buildings

    Portable outdoor sheds and tarp buildings make for a great storage solution. These units offer reliable, temporary storage that is portable, but strong enough to take on the elements. Convenient and easy to build, these buildings are also made of quality materials and will last a long time. These easily maneuverable and highly versatile buildings boast the utility of a permanent structure without the expense or long-term commitment. As your needs change through life, you can even repurpose the portable buildings for an incredible number of applications without investing in additional structures.  These buildings are easy to erect wherever you need them on your property without worry about what the future holds. Read on to learn more about these amazing portable structures.

    Common Uses for Portable Outdoor Storage Sheds and Tarp Buildings

    The true beauty of portable outdoor sheds and tarp buildings is their incredible versatility. These buildings are perfect for a wide range of practical applications, ranging from equipment protection to offseason gear storage.

    Equipment Protection...

    Rain, snow and wind can all wreak havoc on the internal and external com
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  8. Meet the AccelaFrame HD Shelter: The Perfect Seasonal Storage Tent and Outdoor Garage

    Meet the AccelaFrame HD Shelter: The Perfect Seasonal Storage Tent and Outdoor Garage

    The AccelaFrame HD Shelter: Seasonal Storage Tent and Outdoor Garage with Faster Assembly and Disassembly for Easier Storage.

    When our engineers set out to design the perfect seasonal storage tent and outdoor garage, they looked at the needs of customers and worked to design a shelter that would eliminate some of the challenges customers currently struggle with. One of these challenges is the assembly time.

    The AccelaFrame HD Shelter: Built Strong, Faster Assembly

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  9. How to Assemble a ShelterLogic® ClearView® RoundTop® Garage

    How to Assemble a ShelterLogic® ClearView® RoundTop® Garage

    ClearView® RoundTop® Garage...

    Distributed exclusively in Canada, the ShelterLogic® ClearView® RoundTop® Shelter features a translucent rip-stop 7.5 oz triple layer woven, polyethylene heat-sealed fabric cover. The cover includes clear windows for safety and visibility. 1-3/8" (34mm) diameter steel frame with premium powder coat finish for rust- and corrosion-resistance. ShelterLock® 3X steel stabilizers provide up to 3 times more frame strength. Clear snow/ice from the roof
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  10. How-to Assemble a ShelterLogic Garage-in-a-Box RoundTop Garage

    How-to Assemble a ShelterLogic Garage-in-a-Box RoundTop Garage

    Need help with assembly? Watch our how-to assemble a ShelterLogic Garage-in-a-Box RoundTop Garage

    If you’ve just purchased a Garage-in-a-Box Roundtop... from ShelterLogic and need help with assembly, don’t fret - we’re here to help! As part of our how-to video series, we’ve shot a how-to assemble a ShelterLogic Garage-in-a-Box Roundtop Garage video. We hope
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