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April 21, 2020
If you’ve recently fulfilled your dream of purchasing a motorcycle—or you are planning on buying one in the near future—you want to make sure you have a proper place to store it. Having a plan to keep your bike out of the elements will allow you to maintain its pristine condition for years to come. Take a look at our top motorcycle storage ideas to protect your investment!
A steel carport or garage from American Carports, Inc. is the best way to store your bike. Customize your structure with our Build & Price tool, view a 3D rendering, and get a free quote today!
Our first idea is to park your motorcycle outside. To do this, you’ll need to purchase a motorcycle cover to protect your bike from rain, snow, and direct sunlight. While this may seem like a good idea due to its simplicity, there are a few significant disadvantages to this option.
One disadvantage is that it can be quite annoying to put the cover on every time you park, and take it off when you’re ready to go out for a ride. Secondly, while your bike will not be directly exposed to the elements, your cover will be. That means your cover will likely deteriorate, and you’ll have to replace it. Finally, even if you do cover your bike and park it outside, this option still leaves your motorcycle most vulnerable to harsh weather conditions in comparison to some of our other ideas.
Your next thought may be to park your motorcycle in your current garage. This is a better option than parking it outside, as a completely covered space will ensure your bike is fully protected from the weather. However, this option also comes with a few drawbacks as well.
If you only have a one-car garage, you will have to make the sacrifice of parking your car outside so your motorcycle can fit inside. That means your car will now be vulnerable to the elements, which can cause significant damage over time. Or, if you have a larger garage, parking your motorcycle alongside your car will take up significant space.
In both cases, your bike will also be inside of the garage likely surrounded by items like sharp tools, heavy bins, and more, which can easily cause scratches if parked too close. Plus, If your needs change down the line—as they often do—you may be left without the luxury of extra storage space that a garage provides.
One of the best storage options for your motorcycle is a steel carport from American Carports, Inc. A carport provides you with a designated area for your bike that provides significant protection from both the weather and your belongings. Plus, carports are extremely affordable structures that add significant value to your home. This is especially true when you work with a trusted supplier like American Carports, Inc., who uses high-quality, durable materials to ensure the structure will last the lifetime of your bike. Start designing your carport with our Build & Price tool today!
For those who enjoy working on their motorcycle, you’ll love the addition of a detached garage. You can make this space large enough to house both your bike and all the items that keep it running smoothly, such as oil, parts, tools, and more. Detached garages also provide complete coverage from the weather, whereas carports may only provide partial protection, depending on if you decide to include a wall. Plus, with a detached garage, you can lock your bike up securely each night, so you can sleep soundly knowing your investment is safe.
While a detached garage may be slightly more expensive than a carport, at American Carports, Inc., they are certainly affordable considering all of the advantages they provide. If you’d like an option that keeps your motorcycle safe from intruders and severe weather alike, go with a detached garage.
We hope you consider these top motorcycle storage ideas! As you can see, purchasing a custom metal structure from American Carports, Inc., is the best way to keep your investment safe. Our buildings give you all the protection you need and have the strength to last for years, all with a reasonable price tag. Plus, you can customize your structure to meet your specific needs with our Build & Price tool. Whether you choose to go with a carport or a detached garage, we look forward to assisting you!