We wanted a piece of property that had a nice house on it. We were looking for something big enough to add a large building big enough to hold our RV. Most residential homes do not have a garage big enough to house even a small one, but if we got enough property, we could add a structure to garage it. We looked for Lowell real estate for sale. We found a nice house with a property big enough to add a steel building. We have found that if you garage your RV in the off-season, it lasts a whole lot longer.
Exposure to the sun seems to be the worst enemy. It will crack fiberglass, wear out the rubber seals and tires with the UV light, and make your roof leak if it is not one piece. Even then, the caulking around vents and the roof mounted AC can leak. The sun really wreaks havoc on them. We found a house that suited our budget leaving the money we had set aside to build the steel building alone. The steel buildings look nice in a residential area. We had one made to match the color of the siding on our house, which is a nice gray color. You simply pour a slab of concrete and put up a metal framework with steel sheathing. The biggest expense was doing the curb cut at the sidewalk to add a driveway up to the new garage.
We have always liked the Lowell area for living. It suits us well. We found a website that had the different Lowell real estate for sale. We did not have enough to just buy a piece of property and build a house and garage. We were looking for a motivated seller of a house with about an acre so we could add the garage. We were patient and found exactly what we were looking for in a new home in Lowell.