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  1. 9 Ways That Municipalities Can Use Portable Garages, Carports, and Buildings

    9 Ways That Municipalities Can Use Portable Garages, Carports, and ShelterTech Buildings

    A growing number of municipalities are recognizing the value of using portable storage buildings and other outdoor structures like garages and carports to meet their needs. Not only is this a cost-effective solution, but these structures are also versatile enough to be used for a wide variety of purposes. They're also durable, reliable, safe, and reusable. This makes them ideal for cities, states, and local municipalities of all sizes. 

    While many outdoor structures work perfectly as-is, customizing your portable storage solutions can make them even more useful. In fact, there are many creative applications that may not have crossed your mind. Following are some of the most common ways municipalities across the country are taking advantage of portable outdoor structures.

    Portable Storage Space

    Insufficient storage is a common problem that plagues many municipalities. From overflowing filing cabinets to cluttered shelves and closets, the lack of space creates problems with efficiency and even possible safety issues. Due to the extra space needed to maintain social distancing, many offices and classrooms are finding that they need temporary storage solutions now more than ever. 

    A portable storage shed is ideal for holding extra furniture, equipment, and other items that may currently be crowding municipal offices and other buildings. Since storage sheds are available in so many different sizes, they’re practical for both small-scale and bulk storage needs. Placing them on the property instead of storing items off-site is far more practical, as this makes it easy to access the items i

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  2. ShelterTech High Tunnel Greenhouse: A Large-Scale Farming Solution

    ShelterTech High Tunnel Greenhouse: A Large-Scale Farming Solution

    As a commercial farmer, you are always looking for the best ways to increase your large-scale farming yields. If you want to extend your growing season, you will need more greenhouse space to properly grow plants and vegetables. A high tunnel greenhouse could be the right solution for your large-scale farming needs. Here’s how high tunnels can help your large-scale farming operation produce higher yields, so you’ll sell more locally grown goods.

    What is a High Tunnel Greenhouse?

    High tunnel greenhouses are unheated structures  that can help commercial farmers extend their growing season. In addition, high tunnel greenhouses aid large-scale farming by extending the harvest by providing protection from the elements. The result is a more-stable production system that poses less risk of crop failure. They also help commercial farmers improve the profitability and productivity of their farms. High tunnels and cold frame greenhouses are sometimes referred to interchangeably.  High Tunnel Greenhouses are considered cold frame greenhouses, when  they don’t require heaters, fans, or other environment-controlling equipment. Rather, they simply consist of a translucent fabric cover, a steel frame, and rely solely on the sun for heat. To regulate internal temperature, high tunnel greenhouses are often ventilated  simply by lifting the side panels or unzipping the front or rear panel. However, sometimes high tunnel greenhouses can be customized with fans, heaters and other accessories. The ShelterTech High Tunnel Greenhouse, for example, can be used in both ways. Also, high tunnels are generally more mobile than other greenhouse units. Although a high tunnel greenhouse should always be anchored, they have been developed to be versatile growing environments that can be disassembled and re-positioned or re-located relatively easily. Thanks in part to their ease of assembly, it’s simple to move your high tunnel from field to field depending on your farm’s crop rotation schedule. A high tunnel greenhouse can be used to protect anything from tomatoes to flowers from harmful weather conditions. They also help to create  the perfect environment for your plants to thrive and survive. This option also allows you to extend your growing season with minimal investment.

    High Tunnel Greenhouses Offer a Great Return on Investment

    As a commercial farmer, you may look at the price of a 100-ft. long, 38 ft. wide high tunnel and go into sticker shock. But compared to a permanent greenhouse, high tunnels are relatively cost-effective. Also, it’s possible for a commercial farming business to pay off a high tunnel in fewer than two years.

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  3. Wind and Snow Rated Winter Storage Shelters

    Wind and Snow Rated Winter Storage Shelters

    Winter’s fury can wreak havoc on your belongings. Whether you’re trying to keep your car out of the ice, or a boat safe from snow, investing in winter storage shelters is essential. There are multiple reliable storage buildings that will make sure your items are safe from the rough weather.

    Creating Perfect Winter Storage Shelters...

    When it comes to choosing the perfect place to store you
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  4. The Benefits of High Tunnel Greenhouses for Commercial Growing

    The Benefits of High Tunnel Greenhouses for Commercial Growing

    What are High Tunnel Greenhouses?

    If you’re looking for a spacious, customizable and easy-to-use gardening solution, high tunnel greenhouses might be the perfect solution. High tunnel greenhouses (also referred to as hoop buildings) are large, unheated greenhouse structures that help extend the growing season and protect plants. High tunnels are often considered ...
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  5. See Our ShelterTech SP Series Building At The Simsbury-Fly In Show This Weekend!

    See Our ShelterTech SP Series Building At The Simsbury-Fly In Show This Weekend!

    Join us at the Simsbury Fly-In and Car Show and see our ShelterTech SP Series building in person...

    On Sunday, September 25th 2016, ShelterLogic will be at the Simsbury Fly-In and Car Show in Simsbury Connecticut where we will have a ShelterTech SP Series Building on display. Visit our booth between 8am to 3pm at the Simsbury Airport in Central Connecticut for our raffle and much more! This year's show will feature hundreds of airplanes and cars out on display and will host a full schedule of activities, sem
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  6. Why Choose a Custom ShelterTech SP Series Building?

    Why Choose a Custom ShelterTech SP Series Building?

    Learn More about ShelterLogic's Premium Line of Custom ShelterTech SP Series buildings

    At ShelterLogic, we have hundreds of garages and buildings – from our standard Garage-In-A-Box..., to the superior, custom built wind and snow rated ShelterTube buildings to our premium line of custom-built ShelterTech SP Series buildings - perfect for outdoor home and even large, commercial storage. Here's why you should choose the custom S
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  7. Customer Testimonial: ShelterLogic's ShelterTech SP Series Building

    Customer Testimonial: ShelterLogic's ShelterTech SP Series Building

    Should you custom build a ShelterTech SP Series building?

    To assist our customers in making better buying decisions, we’ll be showcasing customer testimonials that highlight many of the pros and cons of some of our shelters, canopies and garages. Our goal? To help you narrow down your decision and find the shade or shelter that’s right for you. Our first installment will focus on our premium line of custom shelters, the ShelterTech SP Series.

    Tough Weather, No Problem: See How the ShelterTech SP Series Holds Up

    ShelterTech SP Series ShelterLogic SnowKansas’s weather can get pretty rough, with temperatures ranging from below zero in the winter to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. Paul, a customer in Kansas, purchased his own custom a 12 x 8 x 20 ft. ShelterTech SP Series in June 2015, and he proudly explained that wind, rain, shine and even some hail - his building is still going strong
    The unit is set up on a compacted gravel base [approximately] 12-18 inches deep on a slight slope. The opening side faces west, with some early morning shade from tall pines. The Kansas temps can vary from below zero winter to above 100 degrees F [in the] summer. Since installed (approximately June 2015) there have been some storms with gusts to 70 mph, some hail, and not much snow.

    What Can You Store In A ShelterTech SP Series?

    screen-shot-2016-09-09-at-5-04-55-pmSince the ShelterTech SP Series line is customizable, it’s possible to custom build these units to extremely big (and up to 100 ft. long if you need it), to as small as a 13 x 20 x 12 ft. Garage-In-A-Box (just stronger). In Paul’s case, he was able to store quite a bit of equipment in his 12 x 8 x 20 ft. ShelterTech SP Series building.
    I store five pieces of larger outdoor equipment and several smaller ones: a Kubota CUT tractor, a Case Lawn & Garden tractor, a Chipper Shredder, a Cyclone Rake assembled, a 55 gallon Sprayer, and some smaller stuff.

    How Easy Is The ShelterTech SP Series to Assemble?

    Depending on the size building you need and custom build, assembly may be more complicated. Generally though, we try to make assembly as easy as possible. For his 12 x 8 x 20 ft. ShelterTech SP Series building, Paul explained that assembly was easy.
    I was able to assemble it 90% by myself. I need a neighbor to pull top cover over. It wasn't all that expensive or complicated to do.

    ShelterTech SP Series Pro’s and Cons

    As with any product, depending on what you need there will be things you love and things you feel can be improved. For Paul, he’s pretty happy with his ShelterTech SP Series, and he seems pleased with the way that the building has held up even in some tough weather over the course of the last year.
    Obviously, the ability to get my equipment out of the weather [is the most enjoyable thing about this product].... be it sun, rain or snow. [And ShelterLogic] company support has been outstanding for the times I’ve contacted Customer Service…a better pulley could help but the zipper works fine.

    screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-9-20-47-am-copyShould You Get a Custom ShelterTech SP Series?

    We get a lot of questions about the ShelterTech SP Series from customers, and one of the first questions they ask is, is it worth the price? Aside from the fact that the ShelterTech SP Series is customizable... (meaning you can choose your size and cover weight and color), the ShelterTech SP Series also has a larger pipe frame diameter, a stronger fame, and is wind a
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