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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.

Need a 12x20 Portable Garage

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.

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.

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I just received my large garage shed 12x40! It was excellent customer service from Austin and best price and the the best quality! Excellent delivery and installation! I highly recommend !

Elsa from North NJ

Bought my second shed from Sheds Unlimited and I could not be happier. Amazing customer service, amazing order process and short waiting period only to be delivered, yet again, an amazing product. I will be a customer for life and wouldn’t dream of buying anywhere else. 

Joe from NJ

Absolutely beautiful, that's the phrase all the neighbors use when they see the shed.i have been in the construction business for 25 years and can honestly say that the build and install of the shed is top notch. If your in the market for a shed , this is the best place to get it. Special thanks for the young man who placed the shed in a very tight spot, well done

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We could not be more pleased with our large, two-story garage. From start to finish, this is by far the best project that we have done in our 16 years at this address. Crew arrived in the pre-dawn hours, worked tirelessly throughout the day, and 12 hours later there it stood. Men were respectful, careful, quiet and clean. Just great! Thanks for a perfect job! Maybe you guys will build us our little retirement home...Thank you Steve, Austin and Gideon.

leo grinhauz from Maplewood, NJ

We received our shed few months ago, and we LOVE it. Due to our neighborhood restrictions, it was a long process to make sure everything was just right. The team at Sheds Unlimited were extremely helpful and stood behind us every step of the way. They were AWESOME. When the shed was delivered, there ended up being an error, but they took care of it immediately. We LOVE our new shed, and I HIGHLY recommend these guys to EVERYONE! Well done! Thank you so much for all of your patience and assistance!

Great shed; quick delivery; customer service outstanding; delivery guy was great and did exactly what was supposed to be done.

I have to admit the customer service of Sheds Unlimited is great! The response time to any emails is faster than lightening, there is always a live person there to answer the phone and the guy they sent to deliver the shed was professional, patient and very polite.

My only "complaint" is that there seemed to be quite a few of the shed's studs that were very knotty, and some even looked a bit chewed up. The overall quality of the shed seems to be great but I do have a small issue with the studs that were used.

Overall, I would recommend Sheds Unlimited for their prices and customer service...which I already have to several people.

Lisa N. from Rio Grande, NJ

Getting a shed from these guys couldn't be easier. We did a rent to own arrangement because we had buildings collapse last winter and needed good, dry storage space and our plan is to build a garage and then return the shed (rent to own is really a month to month rental). The quality and appearance of the shed makes want to pay off the loan and keep it.

Laine Kasdras from Boyertown, pa

The website was helpful, as were the people I spoke to on the phone. The shed arrived on time, and was exactly as ordered. It is a quality product for a fair price. I would order again.

Warren from Falls Village, CT

Built on site. Arrived on time and completed their tasks in a quick and professional manner. All contractors should be like the personnel of Sheds Unlimited. A five star rating from me!!!!

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