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Boat Storage Buildings: A Key Part of Your Winterization Plan

Taking your boat out for a lazy day of fishing and relaxation is always a great way to spend a day, but when winter comes, the cost of storing your boat can seem like a steep price to pay. However, when you own your own boat shelter, you won’t have to pay storage fees, and you can feel confident that your boat will be safe and secure through the winter in your own boat storage shed.

At Alan’s Factory Outlet, we have a wide selection of metal boat storage buildings that will protect your boat from the elements. Our prefab storage sheds, metal carports, and garages can be used as the perfect boat garage for protecting and storing your boat during the off-season, keeping your vessel safe on your own property. They’re also ideal for storing other large vehicles like RVs.


Why Use Boat Storage Buildings?

Our boat storage buildings will protect against:

  • Sun
  • Rain
  • Snow
  • Hail
  • Theft
  • Vandalism
  • Wind

When faced with the dilemma of where to store your boat for the winter, you might choose to store it in the water or ashore. But if you leave it in the water, you’re running the risk of damage from the elements as well as theft. Storing your boat on land in one of our boat sheds for sale is usually a better option, but you need to make sure to properly prepare it for the winter before you stow your vessel.

How to Winterize Your Boat

Before storing your boat for the winter, follow these steps to winterize your boat:

  1. Wash the top, bottom, and deck and let dry.
  2. Fix any blistering or other damage you find.
  3. Flush out the cooling system.
  4. Add fuel stabilizer to the fuel tank.
  5. Coat the engine with aerosol fogging solution.
  6. Drain the engine.
  7. Change the oil and filter.
  8. Drain and change the gear-case lubricant.


You’ve Winterized Your Boat: Now What?

Off-site storage can be expensive, and storing a boat at home in the garage is typically not an option. You could always leave the boat out in the yard, but that can be unsightly (and might even violate HOA rules), and constant exposure to the elements can cause damage to your boat. While a stored boat should be covered with some form of tarp, the need to brush the snow off of the covering all winter can quickly become a nuisance. A good solution to this problem is to consider adding your own boat storage. Carport options can not only protect these vessels from snow and other elements, but it may also protect them from vandalism, trespassing, and even theft of parts. Metal boat storage sheds are also a more visually appealing option for stowing your boat.

What Type of Boat Storage Building Do You Need?

When choosing what sort of boat shelter you need, you’ll want to consider a few factors, including the size of your property, the size of your boat, and whether or not you’ll want to store anything else in there, too. For instance, often, people who own an RV as well as a boat will choose one structure that’s big enough to house both, such as a large carport. Our metal carports offer protection from above but typically don’t have walls. Metal garages are another option for both boat and RV storage, and they might be a better choice for those who don’t want their boat to be visible to passers-by. Our garages come in a host of colors and designs that can complement the look of any home.

When you are ready to buy shelter for your boat, trust Alan’s Factory Outlet to help you find the right boat garage option for your needs. Our garages are high-quality structures and are perfect for use as a boat storage shed. If you have any questions about what type of building is best for your boat, we are here to answer any questions that you may have. Call us toll-free today and we can even help you place your order!