If you feel like taking your pets in and out of the house is a big pain, or you want to travel and cannot take your pets, then you have to see this post.

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What a great idea!  The dogs can go outside, do their business and come back inside with minimal maintenance for humans.

What we did:  install a pet door in our home and a small pen in the backyard.  This setup shows a pet door on the side of our house with a cute ramp and pet porch for the dogs to enjoy the outdoors.  There is a ramp and the dogs can go into our out of their pen area.

Why it’s good:  Since we live in the country and our whole yard is not fenced in, this pen allows our three dogs to go outside and also be protected from anything outside the pen, like stray dogs for instance.  This is a small section of chain-link fencing, some wood for the porch, material to cover the ramp and a dog door.  It is a cost-effective way for the dogs to go outside whenever they want so that we do not have to drag three dogs around on leashes.  Whenever they want to go outside, they can and then they come inside whenever they want as well.

For the pets:  This pet porch allows a nice spot for the pets to rest outside.  The dogs love being able to see what is going on and also lay in the sun on warm days.  They can lay under the porch for shade whenever necessary too.  Because of the dog door, the dogs can also come inside to the air conditioning if it’s hot outside.  Likewise, they can come inside for heat if it is cold outside.  Because there is a grade to the property, the land is uneven under the pet door, which required a few ramps to accommodate.  As you can see, this ramp and porch style works well for us and our pets.

Ease of use:  The dog door is easy to install and has two flaps to protect from the heat and cold getting inside or outside the house.  There is a magnetic flap on the dog door, which help keep it sealed when the pets are on either side of it.  It took less than two days for the dogs to understand that they can easily get through the dog door.

Travel bonus:  Another thing this system as done for our family is that it allows us to go on trips away from home without worrying about our three dogs.  We can leave the pets with plenty of food and water (automatic or whatever) and they can go outside whenever they want.  This is a low-maintenance system as well because it is easy to keep the pen clean.  Once a week, the kids use our gas-powered blower and/or a hose to blow or wash leaves and buildup out of the pen. This way, the area is kept clean for the dogs and they are more encouraged to use the space as it is designed to be used.

Think about the idea of building one of these great low maintenance pet escapes for your home!  It works great for everyone and frees up your time so that you can travel and have happy pets at home.

Here are four great ways to store your stuff:

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Here is a 14’x40′ carport with one side closed and one side partially closed.  Notice how the length provides plenty of room for a 5th wheel and a tractor.  This size of car port would be great to store an RV also.

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A metal barn; the dimensions are 42’x40′ with three roll up garage doors.  (To the right of the barn is a 14’x40′ carport with a 5th wheel inside).

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Car port:  18′ wide x 21′ long x 9′ leg height covering this camper trailer and riding lawn mower.  Sides are partially down on this carport.

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This carport covers a tractor (with auger attached).

Metal Garages - EngineeredWhat a unique building structure this is; a metal garage that is a full 30 feet wide by 70 feet long!

Feast your eyes on this gorgeous engineered dream…A tall garage made of steel that is so long, it will easily accommodate six large work vehicles.  Tractors and trailers, a golf cart, a backhoe can all be stored in this tidy but large garage.  This garage is above and beyond the average person’s needs because it caters to people or businesses that need to safely store large vehicles all together in one structure.  engineered metal garages

For home use, this garage could be built to suit your needs, even including parking a school bus or RV, camper or 5th wheel travel trailer.  With this garage, you can safely keep your large trucks or vehicles out of the weather and protected from snow, ice and wind.  No matter where you live in the USA, this engineered building will keep your stuff covered and protected while still allowing you plenty of room to work.

Get an instant online price for whatever size steel garage you are interested in!

copyright nachoman-au Two Tabbert T@b caravans on display Wikipedia defines “travel trailer” as: “A travel trailer or caravan is towed behind a road vehicle to provide a place to sleep which is more comfortable and protected than a tent (although there are fold-down trailer tents).[1][2] It provides the means for people to have their own home on a journey or a vacation, without relying on a motel or hotel, and enables them to stay in places where none is available.”

So how can you protect your RV or travel trailer from rain, snow, mildew, wind or mold?

You see them driving all over the freeways, interstates and highways in many states; whether you see travel trailers or RV homes, pop-ups or 5th wheels. People love to travel from cold places like Iowa, Illinois or Wisconsin to warm places like Florida or Georgia in an RV or travel trailer. Have you ever wondered where people store these fine RVs and a home away from home?

A carport or garage, otherwise called an “RV cover” is a great place to keep a travel trailer. An RV fits nicely under an RV cover designed just for that purpose. RV covers should be taller than typical carports and protect the top and sides of an RV so that it does not sustain any water damage or acquire moisture.

 

Let’s face it, we all want to store our travel trailer or RV without it getting that awful and all-too-familiar mold or mildew smell.  So how do I protect my RV?  Well, a metal carport is an important step to protecting your nice investment.  Many places charge to keep your RV parked or to store your RV when not in use.  What if you had a nice cover for the top and sides of your RV?  This way, your RV or travel trailer will not have water, mildew or mold damage.

Check out our RV cover page for more information on covering your RV or travel trailer.  This camping season, you will be good to go with a sturdy storage structure from GPB, Inc.  This RV cover is just a tiny sample of the MANY structures we offer to cover your RV, camper, travel trailer, camper or pop-up.  You can get instant pricing online, 24 hours a day by visiting this page.

If you have any questions regarding storage of your RV or travel trailer, or covering your car, truck, SUV or motorcycle, please feel free to email us:  info@gaport.com

 

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Cool Houses and Storage

Posted: October 2, 2014 in Storage
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How many cool houses have you seen? Do you like to browse through magazines designed for the home?  Do you like to look at photos of fantastic, gorgeous living spaces on Pinterest? Notice “The Best of Cool Houses Daily” from the HGTV Front Door website.

If you have home projects and you need storage, check us out for the nation’s best in sturdy storage structures with excellent clean design: gaport.com 

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This page shows how to build a free standing carport and also outlines how metal carports are constructed from the beginning step, with images included. Notice the images showing how to build a carport shown here.

 

How to Build a Carport Step By Step: 

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Step One: The first step is to layout the base rails as illustrated in the photo to the left. Then the base rails are positioned the proper distance from each other and anchored to the ground where base rails are parallel and square to each other. This will provide a solid base for the other parts that make up your carport.

Step Two: The bows or trusses and legs of the carport are laid out on the ground. The legs of the carport are slid into the sleeves on the trusses and securely fastened together.

 

 

   
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Step Three: The installation team then lifts up the bows or trusses with the legs attached and slips the legs over the raised metal sleeves on the base rails as illustrated in the photo to the left. If you look closely you can see the metal sleeves sticking up approximately 6” on the base rails.

Step Four: The framing is then leveled and legs are plumbed. The frame is now square, plumb, level and ready for attaching the sheet metal. The proper setting of the frame is the key to a great looking carport.

 

   
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Step Five: Metal panels available in many different colors are positioned on the roof. Make sure you have the same amount of overhang on each end prior to fastening to the rafters with self-tapping screws. The screws have neoprene washers to prevent water intrusion. The final step is the installation of the trim. For a regular style carport, the trim is a fascia type applied to the ends only. For a box eve style, there is boxed eve trim for the entire perimeter of the roof.

Step Six: You see the fruitage of hard work – a finished carport! Front view illustrated in photo here.
Note: These instructions above are shown to illustrate the basic steps followed by our skilled installation teams, and the materials used to build a carport. This page is not designed to be an instruction manual.

RV cover: 12′ wide x 26′ long x 8′ leg height x 10′ 6″ peak height with additional (optional) 2 – 3′ x 26′ panels (1 per side)

Carports for heat and cold protection keep your stuff out of the sun and snow. Protection from the elements is important because you can prevent sun damage, leaks, snow load problems and wind damage. Metal carports private protection from the elements including: Sun damage, paint damage, leaking roof on vehicles, cracked upholstery, baking sun, searing wind, heavy weight from snow and ice and much more.

There are many uses for metal carports and steel buildings that people have found productive. Carports are great for covering your valuable items as well as protecting your privacy. A closed-in carport is good for shade, sun and wind protection as well as privacy.

You can protect the space where you park your boat, camper or riding lawn mower. Imagine being able to get in and out of your car under a cover instead of outside in the rain or baking sun? Your car or truck cost money and you want to protect that valuable money you have invested in that vehicle. Why close in your home garage and leave your car or truck out in the weather? What if you could have a closed in garage and a covered place to park your truck or car too?

Some people like to have a carport with the sides and front enclosed for privacy. People do not always want neighbors and see and know things about when they come and go. Do you rent out part of your house? Give your tenant some where to park their car!

Cover your travel trailer with a metal carport or steel building. Instead of leaving your pop up or fifth wheel out in the rain and snow, cover it and protect it from the weather and mold or mildew problems with a steel carport or metal building. Honestly, who wants to use a moldy camper? You can prevent mold and mildew and keep it out of your camping plans by covering your RV or camper with a metal carport.

There are many uses for our inexpensive yet sturdy storage structures. Click or call us today for instant pricing or a free custom estimate to protect your belongings!

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