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Metal barns are perfect for your storage needs on the farm. Steel barns can easily hold livestock, tractors, tractor supplies, feed, hay and much more!

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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).

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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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!

1-800-942-3745   www.gaport.com

Josh working with his bees

My husband, Josh Morris, is really into bees. He is officially a beekeeper (apiarist) {beekeeper is a person who keeps honey bees (i.e. practices beekeeping). Honey bees produce commodities such as honey, beeswax, pollen, and royal jelly, while some beekeepers also raise queens and bees to sell to other farmers, and to satisfy scientific curiosity.}

My husband also rescues honey bees within the state of Georgia when pest control companies are called or even 911 emergency regarding bees. My husband goes out and rescues a honeybee hive if someone calls, for example, and has bees nesting in the walls of their home, their chimney or a tree on their property, etc.

Interestingly, it is not illegal to kill honey bees, per the Georgia Department of Agriculture website which states, “This is a common misconception, even within the pest control industry. Although the Georgia legislature named the honey bee as the state’s ‘official’ insect, the designation does not offer any legal or regulatory protection.”  For many people, the common myth that it is illegal to kill honeybees does save many hives and colonies of bees.

My husband has been working on a solar wax melting project. He is re-purposing household items to use in the process of making something to naturally melt beeswax.

Beeswax is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-allergenic, and has germicidal antioxidant pure melted beeswaxproperties which make it beneficial for wound healing too!

Re-purposing beeswax is effective and productive in many ways, besides also helping bees.  Beeswax is not melted down naturally just in order to make candles! I found this to be an interesting topic and thought I would write about this to increase awareness regarding bees, how to work with honey bees instead of against them and how we’re doing our part to help save the bees.

To assist a beekeeper (apiarian), we offer portable storage buildings.  Our portable sheds are well suited for the storage of beekeeping supplies (supers, frames, extractors, etc.) as well as keeping honey and even bees themselves!

 Below you will see pictured the solar wax melting technique we are trying out.  It is an ice chest/cooler, as shown.  Inside, Josh has placed a section of the R-4.3 insulation, which is used on the metal garages we well.  (R-4.3 insulation:  ¼” double-bubble insulation in the units that we build. The price is $1.00 per square foot (of side-wall, end-wall, and roof square footage). It has an R-Value of 4.3. To determine the cost visit here.)

After placing the insulation in the cooler, Josh next put a brass thermometer in order to see how high a temperature was achieved in the cooler.  The last few steps were to place a piece of Plexiglas on the cooler and secure it with a common clay brick on each end.  This way, there is a clear view into the melter and we can see the temperature easily.

Josh decided to try this method and inside the solar wax melter, he was able to achieve 150-170 degree temperatures in less than 2 hours time, on an overcast day at that!

I hope you have enjoyed this overview of our solar wax melting project!  -SLM


 Solar Wax Melting Project   

Temperature of Solar Wax Melting

Simplify:  Downsizing, minimizing or minimalizing and repurposing all bring to mind living within or beneath one’s means, wouldn’t you say? This would make us think of living a simple life, living with less, cleaning up and getting rid of unwanted or unnecessary stuff. Lately this has been on my mind, perhaps because we are now officially into Spring and the weather has been a positive motivation toward getting things done. It has been my goal for some time to have LESS “stuff” in our home, keeping in mind the saying that “Less is more”.

This whole concept of simplicity in general may be easier said than done. A lot of us have things that we just do not want, need or can no longer maintain, all “stuff”.

Keep It Or Not?  One way I have found useful in order to determine if I can do without an item is to put it in a specific place for a period of 6 months. This may seem to be a long period of time and for some items, it is. It may not be necessary to hold on to something for six months, especially if it will not be used or needed again, however this is just for items that I am not sure about. Then, I will set an alarm on my phone and at the 6 month time, go to my designated spot and evaluate whether i need the item (perhaps seasonal clothing, camping items, etc.) If I am still not using the item in question by this time, it can go one of two ways: either it can go directly to one of 3 piles, “donations”, “keep” or “sell” or secondly, it can stay right where it is for another set time period to see whether it will be useful in the future.

We can downsize, as mentioned in this article, minimalize in order to live a simpler lifestyle and repurpose the items that we already have, in order to make our lives easier and more green.

Storage:  Homes in the US just do not seem to be built with sufficient storage for the families that fill them these days. We usually end up with more stuff than we may want or need, but we do need a place to put our belongings.  For me, this time-tested idea does require that I have a specific location in my home or storage buildings and garages set aside to be a temporary holding place for “stuff”. I have a GPB storage building, which is easy to set up with labeled sections for items that need to be stored.

Portable storage buildings from GPB, Inc make a lot of sense because they can be set up and leveled and kept dry and vermin/bug-free. Why would you want to invest in a portable storage building if you are trying to get rid of extra “stuff”?  Two reasons to invest in a portable building include:  (1) It can be moved in the future if you want to sell it back or trade it in for a larger (or smaller) building, (2) In case your family moves in the future it is fairly easy to move the building as well – so the building can even be a temporary storage place (3) Portable buildings add value to home and property and the building could be sold already installed if you choose.

Solve:  We are interested in how to solve the problem of too much stuff and not enough simplicity and a great solution is to just make the decision and get it done.  We know what we can live with and without and just taking the initiative to solve the problem is really what is required.  What if you knew you could buy a car that was nice for your family: it had great safety features, got good gas mileage and was the right size, plus it allowed you to save money to go on a vacation or two extra per year.  Even if the car has a few cons or things you didn’t like as much, would you invest in it?  Most people would buy that car.  How willing are we to part with items (or “stuff”) that could make us money, help others, save us money on taxes or go right into our savings account?  Like that great car, we can make sound decisions to solve our “stuff” problem by taking the steps now and deciding what we want to keep, sell or donate.  In the meantime, a great step toward solving our storage problem is to look into a portable storage building, garage or utility shed from GPB, Inc., a trusted source for secure and sturdy storage structures across the USA.