Protecting Your Investment with a Custom RV Garage

Protecting Your Investment with a Custom RV Garage

An RV typically constitutes a major financial investment why not protect that investment with an RV garage? People who own recreational vehicles are keenly aware that its size precludes parking inside a homes standard garage.

A home does not come standard with a RV garage. However, there is an easy solution to this common RV parking problem. Prefabricated garages can be assembled by you, or you can have a custom garage for your RV built by a professional.

You can find prefabricated garages made of cedar or other types of wood siding in addition to those constructed of vinyl siding or steel. There are light weight aluminum RV garages available as well; they are, however, less likely to hold up under extreme weather conditions like the more durable materials will.

When you buy a custom designed RV garage, it can be built exactly to your specifications as well as to match the design of your home. A custom RV garage can be built as one large room or it can have sections for additional vehicles, large boats, or even excess equipment. You can also use these side rooms as guest rooms, workshops, or office space. A second option is to obtain a set of RV garage plans so a contractor can build it for you. Garages that are custom built out of materials that are durable and of high quality will last for quite a few years.

Carportlike prefabricated RV canopies keep snow, rain, and harsh sunlight off the RVs roof. While custom garages are typically complete, many prefabricated garages lack wall structures, and so provide only partial protection from the elements. An RV garage that has walls protects your RV from theft and vandalism as well. Burglar alarms mounted in the RV garage can provide further protection from vandals and thieves.

Whichever type of RV garage you purchase, make sure to first measure your RV to ensure proper fit in its new garage. Your garage needs to have doors that are at least 12 feet tall. Recreational vehicles with devices on the roof such as air conditioners, luggage racks, or satellite dishes may require 14 foot garage doors. When measuring the depth of your vehicle, make sure you also figure in the space required to walk around the front and back of the vehicle while it is parked inside the garage.