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Homeowner's Guide to a 12x20 Portable Garage

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12x20 Portable Garage

Let’s face the facts…you either thrive on organization and clean space or you aspire to grow in this area of your life.  This responsible desire now drives you to search for added space. You want to ensure adequate space for all the items that you have invested maintenance, time, and money into. Which is why you have started to think about your vehicle.

Maybe you just bought a brand-new car, or you experienced a recent storm during which damage occurred to your good Ole Faithful. Your classy, antique car or hot rod needs to be kept in tip top shape, steered clear away from any obstacles that could weather or scratch them.  Whatever your situation you realize you need a safe space for this important financial investment.

With every important realization, you wonder, “where do I go from here?” What about affordability, efficiency, and quality? Well, if you are looking for a space for an average sized car (plus a spot to organize some of your favorite tools), a 12x20 portable garage is your answer.

What exactly is a 12x20 portable garage?

A 12x20 portable garage is a one car garage with a heavy-duty floor. The structure includes a garage door, an entrance, and usually two windows. This single garage can be transported from any location while adding a permanent feel to your home. Its size can functionally house a normal sized car and a few tools.

12X20 Portable Garage

You may not be ready to jump on the bandwagon just yet and park inside one of these garages. Understandably, you want to know more, so let’s answer some questions and equip you with some facts to know why a 12x20 portable garage would be a perfect fit for your car (and even some of your tools).

Why Not a Plastic Portable Garage or Carport?

If you google search portable garages, you will find the quickest and cheapest portable garage solution. While this structure affords a space for your vehicle and is cheaper overall, these fabric, portable garages are limited in what they can offer your home in investment and appearance. They lack the ability to create permanency and can only offer limited protection from burglary or from extreme weather elements.

So, what about a carport?  Carports can give a more aesthetic touch to your outdoor environment but are incapable of offering full protection from the weathering forces of nature. Carports do not have four walls, which allows for great ventilation, but fails to shield your snazzy Porsche from the heavy winds and rain. Carports have even less to offer in keeping unwanted trespassers away from your prized vehicle.

In contrast to fabric portable garages and carports, a 12x20 portable shed garage offers you four walls, security, and a beautiful structure in which to house your car. This one car garage is portable, which means if you ever move, you can take it along with you. It's hard to believe, right? This garage gives the appearance of always being around. It leaves a sense of permanency that makes your home feel like home.

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How much can I store in a 12x20 portable garage?

This is a fair question; you want to know what other possibilities for storage this 12x20 one car garage offers.  While this single garage was specifically designed to house your vehicle comfortably, there are still some space options left to get more organized with your favorite tools. It is about time your hammers, nails, and screwdrivers had a spot to call home. How rewarding to have a consistent place to return your tools after heroically changing the lightbulb for your wife or after finishing setting up the bunkbed for your children. Maybe you enjoy gardening and need a spot for some of your gardening tools where they can be kept from rusting or from being lost among your beautiful flower beds.  Whether you are a handyman or a gardener, there is space for the tools that matter the most to you.

For more storage and design considerations read 10 Things to Consider When Buying a Portable Garage.

How much does a 12x20 portable garage cost?

These shed garages are quality built and can be customized to your personal style or preference.  Get a sneak peek at some of the 12x20 portable garages available to you with the prices right below in our standard workshop single car garage photo gallery. Roughly the prices for these 12x20 garages start anywhere from $4,500 to $13,000 depending upon the detail, style, or customization you wish to add. You have the option to choose between wood or vinyl, and while wood is cheaper by about $1,000, vinyl will require less maintenance in the long run. Does the cost = the benefits? Yes, investing in a 12x20 portable garage is worth the money you’ll pay because of all that you get in return.

1. You will add value to your home.

2. You will have a safe, secure spot for your vehicle and your tools.

3. You will have the option to take your garage with you when you move.

4. You will add a beautifying touch to your outdoor landscape.

These are just some of the benefits of the return on your investment found in 12x20 portable garages. Once you own one yourself you will discover many more practical and financial benefits unique to your personal needs and experience. One of the chief benefits might be having your current garage cleaned out. Learn more about garage organization tips here.

How can I customize my new 12x20 one car garage?

Whether you enjoy simple, classic beauty or you desire a fancy, vintage style garage, you have options. Customization should be one of the most enjoyable steps in the process of buying your own 12x20 garage. You can customize your garage by choosing whether you want a workshop, maxi barn, or saltbox style.  Choose your preference between wood or vinyl siding. Customize your windows to add more light or a beautifying touch. And finally, choose your colors, either to match your house’s exterior or to add a new splash of color to your outdoor landscape. Enjoy walking through the customization process yourself to get a better idea of all the possibilities available to you through Sheds Unlimited.

Need more answers to your questions or want a quick, free estimate? You are welcomed to call us at 717-442-3281. You are only a phone call away from a clean, safe, and organizationally sound decision.

Sheds Unlimited Customer Reviews...

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By far the best building experience we have ever had. We have built three homes with the same builder, and while he does very good work it was always difficult to get through. His quote to build a detached garage was 40% higher than Sheds Unlimited. So we started the process to build a garage with Shed Unlimited. Amazing what you can do via the internet and a few phone calls. From the beginning to the end Sheds Unlimited was professional, and upfront with how the process would work. End of story our garage was delivered this week. They arrived at 6am as committed to (actually had to ask them to delay start as were in a city neighborhood with close neighbors) They have such a incredible work ethic that while they didn't necessarily like wasting an hour they graciously understood. 3 days later the garage was completed with zero issues. Mark and the other two employee were a pleasure to have in and around our home for those 3 days. If I owned a business I would only hope i could employee these 3 gentlemen. The quality of the finished product is exactly what we expected and are accustom to. The building inspector found one issue and Mark and crew corrected same day to pass inspection. They cleaned up the entire grounds and took all garbage with them. Incredible organization and I highly recommend Sheds Unlimited to anyone. Our neighbors actually came out of their homes when Mark and team were departing to get brochures and commented on how they were watching the process and again were amazed that the team was in and out in 3 days. Great job, and Thank you!!!

Andy Whalen from Saratoga Springs, NY

Awesome experience from start to finish! Great customer service and delivery set up a breeze with Austin Beachy! He was able to accommodate me around my crazy schedule! Delivery was a breeze and they did a great job setting it up! Great job all around, pleasure to deal with! Will def recommend to my friends and family!

MaryAnne DeFinis from Stirling, NJ

We purchased a 24 x 34 legacy 3 car garage.  To say anything other than the experience being spectacular would be a lie.  From our first meeting with Mark through the final design meeting with Kyle the professionalism of the staff at Sheds Unlimited is unapparelled. Just when I didn’t think the experience could get any better, installation day started at 6:30 am on a cold rainy Thursday in October. The 3-man crew from Sheds Unlimited worked tirelessly throughout the day overcoming several small challenges including having a new set of steps made and delivered the same day.  By the end of day one the garage was under roof including the tar paper.  Day two started again at 6:30 am and by 2:00 pm the garage was completed, yard cleaned up.  I have recommended Sheds to several of my buddies to have their garages built as well.  In this day of no customer service I say hats off to the entire team at Sheds Unlimited. I have included the URL to an 11-minute time-lapse video of the garage being built. https://youtu.be/tyfLowJvU3M

Wes P from Sykesville MD

Our shed was delivered last October and we couldn't be happier with it.  It is a 8' x 12', and my wife wanted the back end to be here gardening shed, but seperated from the other equipment and stuff normally kept in the shed.  I build a wall 2' in and designed tool storage.

Dave Rzewnicki from Piscataway, NJ

The guys did an AWESOME job. I cannot beleive they installed a 3 car garage in 1 day. Except garage doors which were put on in a few days. Quality job for way less than any competition. They were courteous, on time, and worked very hard. There wasnt a scrap of trash laying around. I would highly recommend Sheds Unlimited to anyone. Feel free to contact me. Mark

Mark Mellinger from Pasadena, MD

Very pleased with the quality of construction. Delivery driver was very conscientious, about getting the building exactly square on the foundation, and insuring all was right before he left.

GaryB from Chester County, Pa

All of your personnel have been very professional and helpful. Delivery was prompt and efficient.

Bob O'Connell from Worton, Md

Everything went exactly as planned. The building arrived on time, and the delivery was exceptional, considering a very difficult location to reach. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

Jeffrey C. Slade from Crabsmoor, NY

Just got my shed delivered. Came out great. It is like a small house. The whole team from the business side to the delivery team was great to work with. Even though I didn't talk with any of the contruction team but they built a great qualtiy shed. They all take pride in what they do.  I was amazed that all it took was about 30minutes to set the shed. 

Shaun Giammichele from Hopewell Junction NY

The shed is very good and what I expected. The standard window are alittle small. It was damaged in shipping and waiting to hear back from company but overall shed is nice.

neal Sullivan from Mahopac ny