Solar Array Installed on Garage Canopy

Norwalk, Connecticut officials recently announced that a solar array has been installed on a canopy on the top deck of a parking garage in the city to generate electricity. The 100-kilowatt system will generate enough electricity to power 13 homes per year. That is equivalent to offsetting 77.01 tons of carbon dioxide emissions or taking […]

Tension Fabric Buildings Offer a Multitude of Uses

Tension fabric buildings consist of a rigid frame, which may be made of timber, steel, rigid plastic, or aluminum, and a sturdy fabric outer membrane. The fabric cover is stretched over the frame and tensioned to provide a tight cover that serves as the structural support for the building. Tension fabric buildings offer several benefits […]

Solar Carports to Almost Fully Cover Calif. School District’s Electricity

Implementation of solar carports continues to grow. Beyond a single-home or building use, a recent news story shows one particularly forward-thinking project involving these systems. Del Monte Electric, according to a press release, oversaw the completion of a solar carport project that involved adding these panels and systems to 51 schools in the Mount Diablo […]

Using a Garage Kit for Storage

In many instances, portable garages and carports are seen as a convenient approach to storage. These metal-framed shelters with a valance-style or fully-enclosed polyethylene cover are extremely efficient and effective over time. An additional asset is being able to put up and take down such shelters over the course of many years. But, what if […]

Modifying a Carport With Accessories

A carport or portable garage is plenty powerful on its own, once anchored into the ground. The steel frame, either powder-coated or galvanized, holds up to practically all outdoor conditions. The polyethylene, either on top as a valance cover or fully enclosing the shelter, acts as a blocker against common outdoor threats: UV rays, water […]

What’s the Cost of a Home Improvement Project?

Recently, Bloomberg pointed out that home improvement spending has increased in recent years. The magazine took a survey of the most common improvements or renovation projects made to a home, and garage repairs and carports fall within the list. So, according to Bloomberg, the average cost of constructing or improving a garage is $13,059 on […]

Tarps Removed in Jacksonville for Tim Tebow

When it comes to EverBank Field in Jacksonville, the question looms above all games: Will the tarps stay on or off? The stadium is too large for its market, but some games, such as the Gator Bowl, call for more seats. Recently, however, the Jacksonville Jaguars announced some of the tarps are being removed for […]

Catholic College Opens Environmentally-Friendly Carport

Could garages be on the way out, particularly as the demand for solar-charging stations grows? The Catholic University of America noticed this need and, at one of the school’s parking lots, recently unveiled a carport. The structure, on the surface, offers all the assets of a standard carport but with one additional feature: electric charging […]

Portable Garage Depot Displaying Portable Shelters at the 2012 Big E

An annual event, the Big E is New England’s largest fair. Portable Garage Depot’s booth is an additional annual presence. A leader in carports and other portable shelters, Portable Garage Depot will be present from September 14 through the 30th at the event’s Eastern States Exposition location in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Although Portable Garage Depot […]