Portable Garages Made for Harsh Winters

Posted by CanopiesAnd Tarps on Nov 8th 2015

If you live in a land that gets cold and windy winters, you know the value of quality products. It is not worth spending your money on something that won't hold up to the elements. In fact, it may even do worse than cost you money. It could ruin your business or even put you or people you care about in danger. If you are looking for portable garages that will keep your vehicles, machinery or other outdoor implements protect from harsh winter elements, but you don't want to expense of a brand new building, here are a few things to look for:

Wind Load and Snow Load

A party tent shouldn't need a snow load rating, but the portable garage you are looking for should tell you what wind speed the structure is made to withstand. If you also get a lot of snow, you'll want to look for the snow load capacity also.

Type of Material

If you live in a harsh winter climate, you'll obviously need waterproof material, but you'll want more than just something to keep the water out. It will need to be tough material that can withstand the sun, wind, snow, and temperature changes that will assault it all winter long. Our wind and snow portable garages use 14.5 ounce polyethylene, fire rated fabric that is also compliant with CPAI 84 Section 6 and NFPA 701.

Reinforced Joints and Connections

It isn't enough to just slide the poles together and insert a tiny screw. You need the shelter frame to stay together, even when the winds pick up. Our Shelter Tech SP shelters include Patented Steel ShelterLock stabilizers. These are used for every connection point in the framework so you are sure of a solid structure.


All this durability and strength will be for naught if your garage blows away with the first breeze. You'll need the proper tools and materials to anchor the shelter to the ground. All our shelters come with Universal Footplates and an Earth Anchor Kit.

To learn more about our tarps, canopies, shelters and other products, please contact us.