Lawn mower garage door. 18 Great Robot Lawn Mower Garage Ideas

Great Robot Lawn Mower Garage Ideas

Why on earth would you need a robot lawn mower garage?

I know they look really awesome, and there are some great designs that you can buy or build, but they do also serve a practical use.

Firstly, they protect your robot lawn mower from adverse weather conditions and sunlight while it is in the charging station.

Secondly, they can be a great garden feature to either disguise your robot lawn mower from view, or to highlight it’s presence in a variety of ways.

From the look of some of the robot lawn mower garage designs that I have seen, the only limits are imagination and technical skills. Number 15 in this list blew me away. I only wish I had the technical skills to match some of these great creations.

Almost all robot lawn mowers are fully waterproof and suitable for use outdoors in virtually all weather. However, they spend a lot of their time in their docking station, either charging or waiting until the next scheduled work session, rather than cutting your lawn.

Even if your lawnmower is set to run seven days per week, it is unlikely to spend more than 5 to 6 hours cutting your lawn per day. When I set my robot lawn mower to run 7 days per week, it starts mowing at 7 a.m. and does a maximum of 10 hours of work per day. This is split roughly 40% charging and 60% cutting. This means that it spends about 18 hours every day sitting in its charging station.

A robot lawn mower garage will help the robot mower to be shielded from adverse weather and ultraviolet light while it is in it’s charging station. This is likely to result in the robot lawn mower lasting longer.

Shielding from the heat of the sun may also help your batteries to last longer, which will save you money in the longer term, as you will have to replace the battery less frequently. Some designs also look really well, and can add a bit of character to a garden.

There are quite a number of robot lawn mower garages available to purchase from a variety of sources. There are also a lot of examples of people who have made a robot lawn mower garage into a DIY project. I have taken a look at a range of robot lawn mower garages below.

I have some examples of commonly available enclosures, but I have put greater emphasis on the more unusual and unique designs. Read on to get some inspiration and find out whether a garage for your robot lawn mower is something that you want to consider.

Basic Manufacturer Garage

Most manufacturers produce garages or covers for their robot lawn mower models. Generally, they are functional and look professional, rather than anything too exciting or unique. They also tend to be quite expensive, for what is quite a basic design. I think this example from Husqvarna looks well, in an understated way. It’s certainly not going to detract from the look of your garden and will protect your mower from rain and sun.

Automower garage for Husqvarna 310

Mowhouse Robot Lawnmower Garage

This aluminium robot lawn mower garage would look well in a contemporary or modern setting. It is great for keeping the mower dry and looks pretty stylish in a minimalist kind of way. This is actually the garage that I use for my own robot lawn mower. It’s not the cheapest, but it looks well and is built to last. It keeps my robot lawnmower out of direct sunlight and protects it from the elements.

Disguised Under-Lawn Robot Mower Garage

This has got to be one of the most unique robot lawn mower designs that I have seen. It was actually made by the team at Husqvarna, one of the largest robot lawn mower manufacturers. I would absolutely love to have something like this in my garden as it is so unique and interesting. I think this would be a very challenging project, but the end result would be well worth it.

Home Made House

This is such a great idea for a robot lawn mower enclosure. It has such character and is great fun. I have two small children and I know that they would love to see our robot lawn mower going in and out an enclosure like this. It’s not clear from the photograph below whether this is a home DIY project, or if this is a toy house that is being used as a robot lawn mower garage. Either way, I think the end result is great.

Acrylic Weather Shield

These simple designs for robot lawn lawn mower garages are made by Mower Garage Germany ( ). They are at the more affordable end of the spectrum and are quite minimalist and unobtrusive in design. For those people looking to provide functional shelter for their robot lawn mower, without negatively impacting the aesthetics of their garden, these enclosures seem to fit the bill.

Robohut Robotic Lawn Mower Garage

I love the clean and modern design of this wooden robot lawn mower garage from Robohut. Made in Switzerland, and built with high-quality materials, this robot lawn mower garage is designed to last. It has an automatic door, which opens using a mechanical mechanism that doesn’t require electricity.

There are a number of customization options, including a choice of colours and doors and even an option to have solar powered LED lights on the front and sides, which look amazing.

You can even have a custom logo or picture printed on the front to personalize your robotic lawn mower garage. This robotic lawn mower garage is delivered as a kit which can be built in as little as 5 minutes. Follow the link to check this robot lawn mower garage out further.

DIY Brick Robot Lawn Mower Garage

This homemade, sturdy offering will keep your robot lawn mower safe and protected from the weather all year round. Using the same bricks as the house is a nice idea to make the enclosure blend in. A good sturdy roof will ensure that the robot lawn mower stays dry and there be sufficient protection from direct sunlight. A sturdy enclosure like this is likely to keep the robot lawn mower cool in the heat of the summer and may also provide some insulation in the colder days of autumn and spring.

The Simple Wooden Shed

Garden sheds are an ever present feature in gardens. So why not get one for your robot lawn mower to call home. They tend to be very cost effective. You could even make your own, although the ones available online are sufficiently cheap, that it may not be worth your time unless you want to do something quite unique. Again, this design falls into the functional category, rather than being anything too exciting.

Rustic Wooden Cabin

This is a great homemade robot lawn mower garage. As you can see, it fits in very well with the existing shed in the garden. It provides a very professional finish and the robot lawnmower is well shielded from any adverse weather conditions. Many of the robot lawnmower enclosures that I have seen are DIY projects, and I can certainly see the appeal of a project like this.

Home Made Mower Cave

I love this rustic looking stone cave-like enclosure. It fits in really well with the rest of the garden and provides a lot of character. From many angles of the garden, this enclosure will look like a rock feature in the flower bed, rather than an enclosure for a robot lawn mower. This also looks like a fairly simple construction, and I would imagine that I could have an enclosure like this made in a very short space of time.

Matching Mini Garage

This is a really professional effort. The walls and paving match the walls and paving of the house, and I suspect the roof tiles also match. Overall this produces a professional finish that the owner can be really proud of. I think this would get a lot of attention from visitors who would be impressed by the attention to detail of this robot lawn mower garage.

Heavy Duty Metal Garage With Retractable Door

This is a commercially available, aluminium robot lawn mower garage. It’s a fairly simple design, but professionally built, and produces an excellent enclosure for your robot lawn mower. Unfortunately, this enclosure is very expensive at £800, which I think is excessive for what it is. Again, I would have concerns about the aluminium construction in hot countries. The issue with hot temperatures, is that it can shorten the life of a lithium ion battery, leading to replacement being required more quickly than if the battery had been used and stored at lower temperatures. However, this robot lawn mower garage will provide excellent protection against rain, wind and ultraviolet light. Follow the link to check this out further.

Home Made Flower Planter

This raised planter robot lawn mower garage is a great idea. It disguises your robot lawn mower charging station in a way that enhances your garden in a very traditional way. This planter will provide colour all through the summer and it will be entertaining to watch the robot lawn mower come and go from beneath it. One point to be careful of, is to ensure that the planter is watertight at the bottom. You wouldn’t want soil or water falling through the bottom of the planter unnecessarily as this could result in damage to the robot lawn mower. I would imagine that this robot lawn mower garage could be home-made, or you may be able to find a raised planter that could be modified to accommodate your robot lawn mower below it.

Unbelievable Rock Enclosure

This robot lawn mower garage is something a little bit special. It is available to purchase from a company in Germany but the price will put most people off. This enclosure is actually situated in the middle of the grass, so it needs to be set up as an island with the perimeter wire. The retailer selling this provides detailed instructions and diagrams to show you how to set this up and where to lay the wire, so I wouldn’t imagine this would be a difficult installation. I just think this enclosure look so unique and special. It would provide a lot of entertainment both for you and any visitors to your garden.

Robot Lawn Mower Lift

From one amazingly unique robot lawn mower garage to another. This garage actually functions as a lift which lowers the robot lawn mower into a recessed area below the lawn. Once the robot lawn mower has entered the lift and it has descended, the only visible sign of the robot lawn mower is a rectangular piece of artificial grass, which blends in well with the rest of the grass.

Although this is completely impractical, and very expensive to install, it is an amazing project which is very impressive in this garden. I could only dream of having such a unique garage for my robot lawn mower. Sadly I lack the expertise, time, and finances to install something like this.

Cute Robot Lawn Mower Garage with Character

This is another very professional robot lawn mower garage. It is hard to tell if this is a one-off DIY project or a kit purchased online. However, I have not seen this curved roof design on any other models that I have seen. I love how the colour matches the robot lawn mower, which adds to the professional finish.

Awesome Robot Lawn Mower Garage With Automatic Door

I’ve added this one as the video shows the lengths that you can go to to create a professional robot lawn mower garage. I’m not entirely sure how the automatic garage door is activated. It could be a proximity sensor, or it may remain open while the robot lawn mower is cutting the grass and close when the mower passes through a sensor at the entrance to the garage. Either way, this is a really professional effort. Fair enough, your neighbours may start to think you’re getting a bit obsessed, but sure, whats the harm in that.

I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out some of these awesome designs. If you like the look of some of these flashy garages, but are still trying to decide which robot mower to put in it, I have a great guide which explains all you need to know about robot lawn mowers here.

Most of these robot lawn mower garages are at the more ambitious end of the spectrum. I haven’t shown too many of the standard enclosures that are made by the main manufacturers of robot lawn mowers. These are all perfectly satisfactory and will do a great job. There are an increasing number available on Amazon. However, if you want something a bit more unique, that could possibly be your next DIY project, I hope these robot lawn mower garages have provided some inspiration and entertainment.

Custom Small Garage Doors for Any Shed or Small Garage

If you see a garage door on someone’s shed, you might like the look. After all, it provides a cohesive and polished look to any shed or detached garage. You might wonder how you can get the same polished look. If you’re considering adding a garage door to a small shed or garage, it is possible. There are custom garage doors to meet your needs!

See how these garage doors match perfectly? Pictured here is our 6’ x 7’ and 10’ x 8’ Moderno 2 beads design, in a black finish. It produces a cohesive and polished look both in color and style. You can match your garage door to your shed doors with ease with our customizable sizes and designs.

Looking to get involved with building your own shed? This can be a great summer project. First, take a look at this article. House Digest has a DIY guide for shed building, which details 15 helpful tips for your DIY shed projects from experts in the space.

You Can Find Customizable Garage Doors that Fit Small Sheds or Small Garages

Our garage doors go far beyond the standard garage door sizes. Most typical garage doors come in 6’6” or 7’ heights. However, what if you need something smaller to suit your needs? We offer customizable sizing and designs that can easily be applied to small spaces, such as your shed!

At Atlas-Coles Door Systems, we customize Garaga garage doors to fit your lifestyle − not the other way around! Our custom-designed garage doors are made to spec, meaning we fit them to your unique doorway. This way, you save on the labor and time it might take to modify your doorways.

We can accommodate a range of unique widths and heights. We can make garage doors ranging from 4 feet to 20 feet wide, sized to the nearest inch

We offer garage doors that are 6 feet to 12 feet high, sizing in one-inch and three-inch increments to fit your specific needs!

Perfect for a small shed, our garage doors come in sizes as small as 4 feet wide! Plus, we don’t charge extra for these modifications, ever. So, you can get what you need without breaking the bank.

Garaga offers customized garage doors at a fixed price point, with no hidden fees associated with customization. That’s right! You can get a 4’ x 4’ door that fits your shed perfectly as easily as you can get a standard 7’ x 8’ door, perfect for a garage.

With Garaga, it’s so easy to install a custom small garage door the size and design you want on your shed, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it years ago.

We Have Insulated Garage Doors for Your Shed or Detached Garage

The decision to add insulation to a garage door is totally up to you. There are certainly benefits of insulation that should be considered. For example, if you plan on storing expensive electronics or equipment in your shed, you might need temperature control to ensure they stay in good condition. Insulation can help keep the temperature in the shed consistent.

If you don’t plan on using your garage to store sensitive items and don’t plan on spending much time in your garage, a door without insulation or with the simpler Styrofoam insulation is a fine option, too.

Sheds without insulation will face humidity issues more than sheds with proper insulation. However, insulation isn’t the only way to keep your shed dry. Read these 6 tips for preventing humidity problems in your shed from global media leader SFGATE.

Their list includes helpful tips like:

  • Fans and circulation
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Calcium chloride (moisture absorption) containers
  • Caulk
  • Open Windows to promote airflow (You can easily add Windows to your shed by adding a garage door that features stylish Windows.)

Consider Heating Your Shed

If you plan to use your shed as a workshop, art studio, or space you will spend time in for any reason, consider heating your shed. Heating your shed will keep it comfortable! However, you will need to pick good insulation. If you choose to heat your shed or garage, you should look carefully at the R-value of your garage door. R-value is a metric that quantifies temperature resistance. The simplest way to understand R-Value is: the higher the R-Value, the better the insulation!

  • Heated: If you plan to heat your shed, look for a garage door with an R-Value of R-12 or higher. This will ensure heat stays in the shed.
  • Unheated: If you will not heat your shed, you can easily choose a lightly insulated garage door with polystyrene or a non-insulated garage door.

Collections: The Village Garage Door

The Village Collection garage doors are made in the USA with beautiful finishes and quality materials. These doors are offered in both non-insulated and polystyrene insulated options. This model comes with embossed designs that are simplistic and classy – they work in any space!

The Village garage door is offered in nine colours and 10 designs!

Upgrade your shed with ease. Pictured above is the Village Collection I-2 design, Flat base, 5’ x 6’, in a White color, complete with Satin Windows. These doors add style and practicality, a perfect addition to your storage shed or small garage.

Collections: Vantage Garage Doors

These Vantage garage doors offer supreme insulation while still being incredibly chic. These garage doors feature polystyrene sandwiched between two steel walls. Totalling three layers of protection and insulation, these garage doors are about 2 inches thick and perfect for keeping heat inside the space.

See how fabulous this garage door looks? You’d never know this offers so much insulation. Dimensions shown above are 7’ x 7′, in Iron Ore Walnut, with Orion 4 lite Windows. The wood-grain finish and Windows add a special touch!

Collections: Acadia 138 Garage Doors

The Acadia 138 garage doors come with powerful insulation and a simplistic design. The garage doors can come with R-12 rating insulation, which is injected into the space between the steel panels and adheres to the surface, creating a strong layer of insulation to keep warm air in.

Pictured here is the Acadia 138 in the Classic CC design, 5′ x 7′, in Ice White. These garage doors’polyurethane insulation offers strong protection from the elements, so you can enjoy time spent in your shed. Need some fresh air? Simply crack your garage door to feel the breeze.

Do you have questions about R-Value or insulation for your shed or garage? Contact a garage door specialist. They can discuss your needs with you and make suggestions on which you should choose!

Cozy Up Your Shed with Heating

Did you know you can heat your shed? Not everyone might think to heat a shed, but it’s a practical idea. Shed Windows and published this article on practical and cost-effective ways to heat a shed. Some of their suggestions for heating your shed are:

  • Insulation is a must – this protects you against the elements and holds heat in!
  • Portable heaters (or space heaters) do a great job at quickly and easily heating a small space.
  • A thermostat with a timer can aid you in controlling the amount of heat used in your shed.
  • A wood-burning stove adds an amazing aesthetic touch to any shed, and will also heat your shed quicker with lower bills!
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This shed design features a classic wood-burning stove. This space looks so comfortable, you may never want to leave. Who would have guessed this is in a shed? Image courtesy of Unsplash.

Two Reasons You Should Consider a Sectional Garage Door for Your Shed

The typical household stores away so many things. A lot of the items we own can only be used at certain times or seasons, but we hang onto them for easy access. For a lot of folks, this means throwing these seasonal items in a shed.

If you improve your shed by adding a sectional overhead garage door, you’ll be able to maximize your storage space. Overhead garage doors on a shed help you visualize all of the items in the shed much better, make it easier to get large items in and out, and offering more flexibility.

Make Your Shed Accessible

The typical shed door does not offer the width or flexibility that an overhead garage door does. You may find yourself struggling to get large equipment in and out. Since sheds are often used to store large equipment, this is a frustrating occurrence.

If you invest in a sectional overhead garage door, say goodbye to the days of struggling to fit a lawnmower into your shed! The enhanced width of a sectional overhead garage door adds more accessibility to your shed.

Add a Garage Door Opener

Garage door openers will be very useful for easy access to your garage or shed whenever you need it. What model of garage door opener you choose will change your experience.

This LiftMaster 8355W garage door opener offers reliable mechanics and Smart monitoring via myQ technology, providing remote monitoring and operational functions from any Smart device. Keep an eye on your shed or garage while you’re away with this modern garage door opener!

  • What is a trolley-style garage door opener? A trolley garage door opener is a popular choice. It’s mounted on the ceiling in the centre of your garage and then adhered to the garage door and hooked up to an electricity supply. Then, simply push a button for easy opening! The trolley style is common, well-known, and designed for standard garage doors. These trolley-style garage door openers work nicely in areas with low-headroom clearance, making these a fine choice for a smaller shed.
  • What is a wall-mounted garage door opener? Looking to hold on to the storage space above the garage door? The wall-mounted garage door opener, otherwise known as a jackshaft, can provide you with a solution. These garage door openers are installed on the side of the garage door. This frees up space above. Jackshaft garage door openers are suggested for high-lift garage doors, but can really be used with any style or size.

The garage door opener you choose ultimately comes down to the size and design of the space you’re installing it in. When in doubt, contact a professional. They can guide you through the terminology of garage door openers – like what type of lift you’ll need and other items.

Don’t Forget Your LiftMaster Accessories

If you’re not interested in an electric garage door opener, you still have options for easy access to your shed or garage. Adding a pull chain or lift handles will make for seamless opening!

You can also add inside locks in your shed or garage to protect your property.

The beautiful garage door seen above is the Classic MIX design, 8’ x 7’, in Charcoal. This garage door makes it easy to move large equipment in and out of the shed, and still look stylish while doing it, too!

You Deserve a Garage Door Design For Your Shed That is Unique and Completes Your Home

Whether you need small garage doors or large ones, you can get creative with colors and designs. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice beauty for functionality. You can have both!

Stylish and customizable additions you can add are:

  • Windows Windows don’t need to be boring! When there are so many different types of glass, you can choose Windows that look beautiful and unique. If you’re looking to add extra textures and patterns, we offer decorative grid inserts that can enhance the exterior look of your garage door’s Windows!
  • Decorative hardware Give your shed a makeover with some decorative hardware! Decorative hardware offers the chance to enhance your shed’s look by adding custom door knockers or artisan hinges. The best part is that it’s easy to install decorative hardware on your own! Save money and feel rewarded when you finish this DIY project.

This garage and shed are perfect examples of how decorative designs can enhance your entire home’s appearance. Pictured is our Eastman E-22 design: 6’ x 7’, Moka Brown door, Ice White overlays, with 4 vertical lite Panoramic Windows.

Let Us Help You Find the Perfect Sectional Overhead Garage Door for Your Needs

Our customizable garage doors come in all sizes like 4’x4’, 4’x6’, 5’x5’, 6’x6’, 6’x7’, and many more. You can find a garage door for any space or project with us! When you get our custom-made small garage doors, you can be sure they will fit your specific needs and measurements.

Custom Designs for Your Garage Doors

If you’ve already purchased a garage door from Garaga in the past, you’re in luck. We can easily match the color and design of your current garage door to match your shed’s garage door.

Atlas-Coles Door Systems offers an impressive collection of sectional garage doors you should check out! They offer over 35 designs and 10 colors. It’ll be fun and easy to pick a garage door that suits your style!

Looking for aesthetic inspiration? Select a garage door that mimics your home’s style by choosing from our three most popular house styles:

  • Simplistic and timeless, our Traditional style doors are perfect for those looking to keep a timeless home exterior while adding modern features.
  • Looking for sharp, clean lines? Our Contemporary style doors match modern home aesthetics nicely.
  • Charming, rustic, and whimsical, the Carriage House style doors are perfect for lovers of all things eccentric.

Still can’t decide? Why not visit our Design Centre, which allows you to virtually customize and try garage doors onto your garage or shed. Once you’ve customized it to your heart’s desire, and you’re ready to talk price, simply request a free quote via email!

Contact an Expert to Get Started

Professionals can lead you through decisions like garage door opener selection and more. If you’re ready to take the next step, contact Atlas-Coles Door Systems to get an expert on the line who can guide you through selecting the perfect garage door.

Give us a ring at 860-668-7991 today!

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If you are looking to build a brand new storage shed, portable garage or cabin shell, we can customize to suit your needs. From Windows and doors modifications to customized metal and shingles roof colors. We can customize most of our portable outdoor buildings to meet your style, color preferences or budget.

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Robot Mower Garages: Are They Necessary?

Have you purchased a robot mower for your lawn recently? We’re sure you’ll agree that robot mowers make having a well-manicured yard a breeze. They run efficiently and quietly, provide your lawn with mulch so the nutrients return to the soil, are low maintenance, and are much safer to use than traditional lawnmowers.

Indeed, it’s an easy way to keep your spouse and homeowner’s association happy while preserving your property’s value. Now that you’re enjoying all the benefits that come with owning one, you’ll want to protect your investment. After all, robot mowers aren’t cheap. Even basic models cost around 600.

One of the best ways to keep your robot mower running efficiently for as long as possible is by getting a robot mower garage. Your mower will spend hours at a time at the charging station. It only makes sense to give it additional protection while it’s docked.

In this article, we tell you all you need to know about robot mower garages, why you should consider getting one, and the most common types of garages you can get.

Let’s start by getting a better understanding of what a garage for a robot lawn mower is.

What Is a Robot Mower Garage?

Think about how your car gets additional protection from having a garage to shield it from the elements and you’ll quickly understand the concept behind robot mower garages.

Though a lot of high-quality mowers are designed to remain outdoors throughout the mowing season, having a garage to store them in helps improve their lifespan. We break down the reasons why you should consider getting a robot lawn mower garage in the following section.

Why Should I Get a Robot Lawn Mower Garage?

You can easily get your robot lawn mower extra protection by getting a garage and placing the charging dock inside it. There are ready-made garages for this purpose on the market, however, you can also fashion one for yourself.

Regardless of how you choose to go about it, here are some important reasons to get one:

Shelter from Elements and Damage

Hail, branches, snow, dust, and other elements can negatively affect your robot mower’s smooth functioning. Moisture and rain can damage and short circuit your charging station while harsh sunlight can overheat the battery.

An auto mower garage can prevent your robot mower from incurring damage from these outdoor elements. Keeping your mower physically safe is thus one of the main functions of a robot mower garage.

Shielding From Projectile Impact

Robotic mowers are usually sturdy enough to withstand the impact of a stray ball. However, the same can’t be said for their charging stations.

Robotic mower garages are thus important in areas where errant balls can strike the sonar or charging arm of the stations. Football grounds, golf courses, parks, and streets where young children often play should ideally have robot mower garages for automatic mowers.

Recharge in Peace

Having a robot mower garage is particularly handy for places that are hard to secure and have a lot of foot traffic.

Even if you place your charging station in a safe and secluded area, there’s still a chance that it can be accidentally jostled by pedestrians, pets, and children playing. By placing your robot mower in a designated compartment like a robot mower garage, you avoid such risks and allow it to charge properly and continuously.

Pest Protection

Animals such as raccoons and rats are a nuisance to have around and could potentially damage your mower. Wasp nests and snake nests, on the other hand, can clog the mechanism.

These risks are easily preventable if you have a robot mower garage to keep your mower away from pests. A robot mower garage can make your appliance harder to access for animals and pests such as these.

Safeguarding From Theft and Vandalism

Robot mowers cost several hundred dollars. Premium models can cost up to 5,000. When you’re mower is out in plain sight, that’s a pretty tempting proposition for ill-intentioned passers-by.

A robot mower garage can keep your mower safe by providing it with a discreet-looking place to store it in. If you choose a robot mower garage with a door, it affords your machine with even more protection.

Whenever you’re not using your mower, it will be safely tucked inside away from prying eyes and temptation.


Aside from their functionality, robot mower garages also have an aesthetic appeal. They can serve a decorative purpose that allows you to make your area look visually pleasing.

You can make one that looks like a dog’s kennel, disguise it as part of your lawn, or just make a simple shade if that’s more you. If you’re looking for some ideas, this article should provide you with inspiration. It has pictures and descriptions of robot mower garages from the basic to the more creative.

With robot mowers, we can thankfully say goodbye to those days when we spent hours pushing a lawnmower around under the hot sun. All it takes now is a few buttons and our robot mowers will do the dirty work for us. It thus makes sense to keep them up and running for as long as possible with a robot mower garage.

When it comes to this handy accessory, what different kinds are there? Let’s take a look at the types of robot mower garages you can have.

Types of Robot Mower Garages

If the benefits of having a robot mower garage have convinced you that it’s time to get one, you might be wondering what your options are.

There are three main types of robot mower garages:

  • Front-open garage
  • Carport garage with a roof and rear wall
  • Garage with a door that you can close

Each has its own pros and cons. Let’s discuss them below.

Front-Open Garage

These garages open only from the front. They’re like a cave for your robot mower to rest in.


  • protection from elements and creatures
  • Sturdy and durable
  • Available in all kinds of designs
  • Ample choice of materials
  • Customizable


  • Can be difficult for some robot mowers to enter
  • Doesn’t provide complete protection
  • Relatively more expensive

These are popularly made from sturdy materials like steel. You can purchase a ready-made one, or source a few materials and make your own.

A simple wooden crate can also work as an effective robot mower garage.

Carport Garage

These are best described as a fixed umbrella or shade for your robotic lawn mower.


  • Cheap
  • Relatively lightweight
  • You can DIY one for your mower
  • Robot mower can enter from all three sides
  • Customizable


  • Minimal coverage, and may only protect the mower from the sun
  • Can be flimsy and be blown away by a storm

These usually consist of an iron rod with a plastic or PVC shade or covering. They are also readily available in acrylic and other similar materials.

They are easily available, but you can also make your own with a few rods or dowels, and some sturdy plastic.

Garage Door Robot Mower Garage

Like your car’s garage, this robot mower garage also has a door that you can open and close as you please.


  • Maximum protection
  • Visually appealing
  • Available in fun designs
  • Sturdy and durable
  • Choice of different materials
  • Customizable


  • Expensive
  • Automatic doors may not be completely reliable
  • May be difficult for the robot mower to enter and exist

These are on the pricier side. However, it’s usually because of the technology involved since the door opens and closes automatically.

If you don’t want to splurge on having an automated garage door, you can get the same level of protection with a manual door. The only downside to this solution is you’ll have to personally open and close the door when you’re about to use or are done using your mower. This means that you might have to time your mowing around your schedule.

If you don’t want to spend on a ready-made garage, making your own only requires a few materials. Wooden planks and a few hinges can be easily sourced.

What To Consider When Buying a Robot Mower Garage

Regardless of what type of robot mower garage you choose, two important things you must pay attention to are:

  • Drainage – it is essential that the area of the docking station has proper drainage since pooled water can cause a short circuit and other damage
  • Ventilation – the accumulation of heat under the roof can severely damage your lawn mower and diminish its battery. Therefore, ensure that the garage is well ventilated and provides a way for heat to dissipate.


We’re sure you spent a lot of time picking out the right robotic lawn mower for your home, making sure it has the capacity to take care of your yard and yard size. Picking out the right robot mower garage is thus an important extension of your investment since it can significantly protect your robot mower and prolong its service life.

Robot mower garages can shield your mower from the elements, allow it to charge its batteries efficiently, reduce the risk of theft, and be an interesting point of interest.

You can purchase different types of robot mower garages from basic ones to garages with automatic doors. There’s one to suit most budgets as well as different needs and preferences.

Just make sure that the robot mower garage you choose is the right size, provides good ventilation, and is made of sturdy materials. You’ll want to place it in a dry, secluded area where there is good drainage and where animals are unlikely to burrow and gather.

Having said that, we wish you many years of automated and hands-free mowing!

Where to Find Small Garage Doors for Sheds and Small Garages

Whether you already have a small garage or shed or are only considering adding one to your property, you’ve probably wondered about small door options. If you want to store some tools, have a spot for your farm vehicles, or just do some outdoor activities in a new space, sheds and small garages are a great choice. If you already have a shed and want to improve it, you might be wondering about an overhead garage door. Still, it’s essential to be aware of whether garage doors come in small sizes to meet your needs.

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Wow! Check out how the black garage door design complements the house and makes everything feel put together. It just goes to show that garage doors for sheds and small garages can come in a variety of styles and colors. Be imaginative and creative when choosing a design that meets your needs. This example is the Moderno 2 beads design. It’s 10’ x 8’ for the garage door and 6’ x 7’ for the shed. Both are sleek and black.

Perhaps you want to roll up your sleeves and build a shed on your own. Or you might hire someone to do it for you. There are things to be aware of in either situation. If you have the time and want to build it alone or with friends, check out 15 fantastic tips from a team of garden and home writers and editors at House Digest.

Are sheds compatible with a garage door? Can you find sizes for garage doors that fit small garages and sheds? Luckily for you, yes you can!

Sure, some garage door sizes are more popular and common to see than others. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t other options available. You can choose a 6’6” or 7’0” option or you can keep digging until you find the perfect size for your structure!

Garaga is here to offer the solution you need in terms of residential garage doors sized anywhere from four to 20’ wide (to the nearest inch) and anywhere from six to 12’ high (from one to three-inch increments). Going with something custom can save money when it perfectly fits the frame.

What does that mean for you? Your shed or small garage can have a small garage door as narrow as four feet!

Custom sizes are great since you get exactly what you need and never pay extra to do so. You can choose a 4’ x 4’ shed door for all your gardening equipment or go with a 6’ x 4’ garage door that houses your favorite tractors. No matter what you need, we can build it.

It’s easier than ever to install a small garage door the size and design you want on your shed. Read on and find out why that small garage or shed garage door is something you need!

Does Your Shed or Small Garage Need Insulation for the Garage Door?

Are you going to spend hours and hours in the shed or just pop in sometimes? Is it being used for storage, a bedroom, or somewhere to do work?

When the temperatures drop and things get frosty, you’ll get cold and items might be damaged. When this happens, condensation can also be an issue and moisture may be hard to remove.

Don’t worry! Look at these 6 tips for preventing humidity problems in your shed from SFGATE. Learn more about how window fans, caulk, fresh air, vents, calcium chloride containers, and dehumidifiers can assist!

What About Choosing to Heat a Shed?

Something important to be aware of is the R-value of your garage door. This gives you an idea of how good the heat flow resistance is and will give you insight into your options. Keep in mind that the insulation materials and thickness can determine how insulated a shed is. For heated sheds, look for R-12 garage doors but unheated sheds can be insulated or not, depending on your preferences.

  • For sheds with heat, go with R-12 garage doors or even higher for the best results.
  • For sheds that aren’t heated, non-insulated works, or choose a garage door with polystyrene insulation and nothing else is needed.

A Brief Primer on Overhead Garage Doors from The Village Collection

Take a look at the Village Collection garage doors. Each of them is made in the United States and is either not insulated or uses Styrofoam insulation. Do you like rustic and vintage aesthetics? These are available in embossed styles of garage doors. Plus, you can go with a carriage house or a traditional version. Then narrow things down to the designs you like before selecting the perfect hue.

Are you often at the same home on the lake each year for fun in the sun? Have a spot for all your water equipment with this stunning garage door. It is the 5’ x 6’ flat base Village Collection I-2 design in white with a satin window. Choose from insulated or non-insulated. These are ideal for sheds and detached garages.

Build Possibilities with the Overhead Garage Door by Vantage

Are you worried about energy usage? In that case, Vantage garage doors are a solid choice that comes with Styrofoam insulation. It sits between the walls for a three-layer door that has a two-inch thickness.

Choose a steel garage door with a beautiful finish that looks like wood when you pick this door. It looks great next to the foliage and can store all your gardening tools. This image shows it in iron ore walnut at a 7′ x 7′ size with Orion 4 lite Windows.

What About Garage Door Models Like The Acadia 138

Want to have tons of insulation for your shed or garage? Acadia 138 garage doors are the perfect solution for your needs. With R-12 insulation, foam is injected in between the doors to add a ton of resistance compared to traditional models.

When insulation matters, garage doors with polyurethane insulation are at the top of the list. This works well if you need to work inside regularly or otherwise keep the temperatures at a specific level. When it’s chilly or raining, close it and store the heat. It’s hot out? Open the small garage door for a nice breeze. This is the one and only 5′ x 7′ Ice White Acadia 138 in the Classic CC design.

Contact a garage door specialist to have other questions answered. They can share insight on insulation needs and much more!

The folks at Shed Windows and share several practical and cost-effective ways to heat a shed. For a sneak peek of what to expect, read on!

  • Choose excellent insulation to begin with so water and cold air are stuck outside.
  • Thermostats and timers are excellent for energy-saving purposes or for making sure the space stays warm.
  • An everyday radiator or a small fan heater is portable and practical.
  • Sheds will feel more inviting and warmer with a wood-burning stove and come in aesthetically pleasing models.

Have a look at one example of the great style of a wood-burning stove for a shed. It keeps you toasty and makes the space more pleasant. In this example, it blends right in and makes the space work even better. Image from Unsplash.

What Are the Two Biggest Reasons to Choose a Sectional Garage Door for a Shed?

You get excess storage space for all those extras

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If you’re like most, you have tons of items you use once a year or even less. Whether it’s a string of Christmas lights, a few beach chairs, or something else, you don’t always need them. However, when the time comes to get them out, you want that process to be simple.

With a small shed, a normal garage door might make it hard to get things up and down on a regular basis. A sectional garage door makes it easier to think about the advantages. It might be right to make a change today for better functionality.

A wide opening that’s easier to use

A traditional door is narrow and harder to get in and out of than a sectional overhead garage door. In addition, you don’t have to worry about wrangling items around without damaging the space with a sectional. There’s more space to move things around.

Garage Door Openers for Easier Use with Garage Doors

A garage door opener might not be something you think about with a shed or small garage. However, they can be useful even though the space is limited. So which model of garage door opener is best in this situation?

Like the looks of a trolley-style garage door opener? This one is the well-known LiftMaster 8355W model that is super reliable and quiet. Check out how it lets you monitor the garage with a tablet or phone with myQ technology.

  • Thinking about an overhead central or trolley garage door opener? Go with a trolley when you need something that works well with low headroom areas and standard lift garage doors. That’s the garage door you can expect in most sheds and small garages. The garage door opener sits on the ceiling to communicate with the center of the door. The motor moves things up and down with ease.
  • Prefer a garage door opener that’s on the wall or a jackshaft? On the other hand, consider a jackshaft garage door opener if you have lots of things to keep up toward the ceiling. These garage door openers sit next to the door and rarely need maintenance. While trolleys are only good on specific doors, that isn’t the case here. However, they do best with a high lift garage door.

Your needs may be different from the next person so consider the choices. That’s why you can ask all sorts of questions about garage door openers, including types of lift. It just takes a minute to contact a professional.

Items from LiftMaster to Be Aware Of

Manual operation of a garage door is needed sometimes, so think about a pull chain or lift handles to ensure that’s easy when needed. Another option is to add inside locks on garage doors to keep out people and make sure your items are secure and safe.

With a garage door of this size, anything goes! Add a quad, lawnmower, motorcycle, or golf cart. Getting things in and out is easier than you could imagine. Ask about the 8’ x 7’ Charcoal Classic MIX design to get this look and a huge opening!

Look at Your Home for Garage Door Style Options

Small garage doors aren’t all boring and white. Check out all the designs and hues available and see what appeals to you. Already have a garage door on the home? Think about a similar garage door for the shed and make everything feel cohesive.

Not sure where to start? Think about these garage door customization choices.

  • Windows Add light and relaxation into a shed with Windows on garage doors. Plus, you can choose from many different types of glass. Use your style preferences to decide between simple Windows or ones with details. Try decorative grid inserts for garage doors when you want to make your home stand out from the others in your neighborhood. Want light and privacy? Consider Sandblast Windows to get both. Nobody can see in but light still makes it in. It offers privacy and nobody will know what you have inside.
  • Decorative hardware Adding some interesting decorative hardware to garage doors is another way to make the shed look exciting. There are many options to choose from to ensure it works to give the aesthetic you are going for. What’s even better is that you can install decorative hardware on your own garage door for a fun project!

Garage door sheds can be personalized to stand out. Adding overlays to the Windows that match the ones on your home can add a lot to the façade. This photo also gives a glimpse of what decorative hardware can do for your shed. This garage door is the 6’ x 7’ Eastman E-22 design with Ice White overlays and a Moka Brown door and four vertical lite panoramic Windows.

Ready to Shop a Overhead Door for Your Shed

So, all kinds of small shed garage doors are available. From 4’ x 6’ to 6’ x 7’ and many others. The custom quality means they’ll fit your small garage or shed. All you have to do is choose the things that make the garage door shine on your property.

Customize your sheds with great garage doors

For those who own a Garaga garage door, you’re in luck. Take a look at the one on your home and use something similar for the garage door you add to your shed.

Hicklin Door Services provides residential garage doors in over 10 colors and 35 designs. In addition, everything is broken down into the 3 most popular house styles to make things simple when choosing garage doors:

  • Traditional style – timeless and classic with a variety of mild details to fit your style.
  • Contemporary style – characterized by sleek lines and a modern aesthetic.
  • Carriage House style – full of charm and reminiscent of past years swinging doors.

Prefer to visualize the options? You can find tons of inspiration at our Design Centre through building garage doors and seeing what fits your vision. Try Windows, designs, and colors that might look good. Once you have the perfect garage door, reach out to request a free quote via email!

Speak to garage door professionals for more information.

Whenever you need information about garage door opener selection, contact Hicklin Door Services. We’ll make sure you have all the information you need to make the right decision about garage doors!

Give us a call at 515-276-3700!