There are multiple different ways to store your kayak, you can build a dog house for it but, you should have at least a few things taken care of with store your kayak outside. Biggest thing: get it off the ground. Prevent pressure points on what or how you store it, I would strongly suggest getting some cheap foam block and cut them to hug the hull of the boat. Second biggest thing is to directly protect the boat from the elements. A cockpit cover is at least a must. Covering the entire kayak in a massive tarp and tightly wrapping it with cord to help keep stuff out and away from the boat. Thirdly, lock it up! It doesn't matter if it's 75 degrees outside or -10 degrees a kayak looks good to anyting thief. Wash it down before you put it away with watered down Simple Green, and every few times you take your boat out, wipe it with the some 303. You cna pick 303 at places like EMS.