Everyone loves a good time out on the water, but what do you do with your boat at the end of the day? Several boat storage solutions exist, but they not all are equal in terms of convenience and safety. Nothing beats a steel storage building where you can keep your boat on your own property. With an Arco 100x100 metal building, you can have full control of your boat year-round and keep it in top condition during the off season.
Problems with Traditional Boat Storage
There are many ways to store your boat during the off season, but some methods are less effective than others. You can store your boat on the water, but that may cause damage more quickly. If you live in an area with cold winters, ice may damage your boat.
Not all dry storage solutions are very effective either. Public boat storage is often costly, requiring you to pay a fee every month. If security is poor, someone could break in and vandalize your boat. The nearest storage facility may be a long way away from your home. A boat is a big investment to keep at a distance. Additionally, public boat storage can be scarce, even in areas right near the water. If you store your boat at home, it may not fit in your garage, and a boat in your driveway may violate HOA rules.
The Best Solution: Your Own Steel Building
With on-the-water storage risking damage and public storage inviting vandalism, the best way to store your boat is indoors, on your own property. A 100x100 metal building is easier to maintain than a wood or brick building, giving you more time to work on your boat. We offer ventilation options for your steel building, which will help keep your boat from experiencing wear and tear during the off season. And you won’t have any monthly fees. You can also save on the cost of the steel building if you choose to put it up yourself.
What Do I Need to Consider When I Use a Steel Building?
Though a steel building provides your boat with a lot of protection, there are still some precautions you must take. Since cold weather can still infiltrate your building, you need to winterize your boat before the winter months arrive. Water expands when it freezes, which means ice can crack and damage your boat. Simply put, winterizing your boat means draining the water aboard and replacing it with antifreeze to protect against low temperatures, as well as doing some other maintenance to prevent damage in the off-season. To winterize your boat, you need to take these steps:
- Treat the boat’s fuel with a stabilizer: This prevents the carburetors and fuel injectors from getting clogged with varnish deposits.
- Fog the engine cylinders: This protects the engine from corrosion.
- Drain the engine: If you don’t drain the engine, the water in the cooling chambers will freeze.
- Change the oil: This will eliminate moisture and prevent corrosion.
- Drain the gear-case lubricant: If the lubricant is clear and amber colored, it means your gear-case seals are in good shape. If it is milky or lumpy, it means the seals need to be replaced.
Winterizing your boat, along with storing it in a steel building, will guarantee that your boat will be ready to go when spring arrives. This will make things easier for both you and your boat insurance company!
Store Your Boat in an Arco Steel Building and Experience the Arco Difference Today!
Here at Arco, we have put out customers first since our start in 1979. Our knowledgeable industry experts and building consultants help every customer reach their goals. Our 5-star rating and A+ from the BBB speak for itself! We will provide you with everything you need to install the building yourself or we will put you in contact with a qualified, insured crew to do it for you.
You and your boat deserve the best. Are you ready to start planning your 100x100 metal building? Call us at 1-800-241-8339 or request a quote on our website. We are looking forward to hearing from you and helping you through every stage of the process to completion.