Riding a motorcycle is about more than getting from point A to point B, it’s a way of life. So it makes sense that you want to keep it secure from theft and protected from the elements. Having a dedicated motorcycle shed is the best way to do this, but should you choose the small, pre-fab options or get a custom shed installed on your property? We’re looking at the best option to help you decide.
Why You Need a Motorcycle Shed
Maintaining and protecting your motorcycle is key to extending its lifespan and getting the best performance from it. If you don’t have a garage or simply don’t have the space available to park your bike, you may be struggling to figure out what to do. Motorcycles can be seriously damaged if left out in the elements, especially in strong winds, heavy rains, and hail that accompany a lot of North Carolina thunderstorms.
Carports may offer some protection, but you’re not only leaving your bike vulnerable to weather and damage from pests, but you’re also at higher risk for having it stolen. Covers and tarps bring similar concerns, which is why you need a dedicated shed to provide full protection from theft, weather, pests, and other concerns. Unlike covers and carports, sheds offer full protection from harsh sun, heavy rain, and strong winds, plus they can be locked and secured to prevent theft.
Choosing a Prefab Motorcycle Shed
There are dedicated motorcycle sheds and storage structures available in a few different types.
Portable Motorcycle Sheds
These collapsible, framed motorcycle sheds are fine when you need a way to protect your bike while you’re traveling or at work. Made from plastic sheeting or polyester with a water-resistant coating, you simply fold the cover over the bike, lock it, and go about your day. While these do provide protection from water and UV rays, they offer minimal protection against theft or pests and aren’t ideal for protecting your bike for long periods of time.
Prefab Motorcycle Sheds
Most permanent motorcycle sheds are only designed to park your motorcycle. While at first glance, that may be all you need it for, these narrow structures may not give you the space you need to comfortably maneuver your bike in and out. They also may not offer the versatility you need, such as room to work on your bike or extra storage space.
These sheds are often made from fiberglass, resin, or plastic, so they are nearly maintenance-free and inexpensive. Some additional factors to consider include:
- DIY assembly and installation
- May not meet HOA guidelines
- Lightweight structures may not hold up to severe weather
- Inability to modify or customize the structure
Choosing a Custom Motorcycle Shed
Instead of a motorcycle shed, more motorcycle enthusiasts are choosing a custom storage shed, such as one from The Shed Depot. Our 3D shed design tool allows you to design your structure from the ground up with the exact features you need.
- Six different structure designs
- Size options range from 8 x 8 to 14 x 36
- Roofing, siding, and paint colors
- Interior features, including loft space, shelving, and pegboard
- Exterior features including windows, ramps, and door options
Having a custom shed that you design gives you the opportunity to use your shed for additional storage to keep lawn equipment, exercise gear, or outdoor furniture protected during the offseason. It also means you’ll have additional space to work on your bike, perform maintenance, and keep it in tip-top shape without having to do work in your yard or risk staining your driveway with oil.
Learn More About Custom Storage Sheds for Motorcycles Today
At Shed Depot, we help people across Central North Carolina get the motorcycle shed they need at a price they can afford. With free delivery and installation and several financing options, we make getting a shed hassle-free while still getting a high-quality, durable structure that will maintain its beauty, function, and value for years to come. To learn more, call us today at 919-776-0206 or fill out the form below to get started.