The Strength and Durability of Metal Storage Sheds
When it comes to strength and durability, metal sheds are tough to beat. That’s why they’re considered a great storage solution for homeowners and DIYers. With the durability of steel and the potential to customize, there is no doubt that steel sheds are becoming more popular over time. Metal sheds from Boss Buildings are the perfect addition to your landscape or yard, as they are perfect for storing valuables like vehicles, lawn equipment, and garden tools. However, you can also convert your metal shed into a personal home office, gym, man cave, and more. And if you want to save time and money while enjoying the process of building the shed yourself, this blog will walk you through the process of building a metal storage shed from start to finish by using a storage kit.
Constructing a Metal Shed Kit – For DIYers
Building a steel storage shed is a great way to add extra storage to your home or business. But how about building that long-lasting storage shed all on your own? Sounds fun, right? Metal shed kits from Boss Buildings provide you with all the materials you need to assemble your shed, including roofing panels, wall paneling, fastening hardware, building anchors, screws, and bolts. If you are someone who likes to build their own structure, then with a little planning and the right tools, you can have a shed up and ready to use in no time. Our metal shed kit comes in different sizes, which will fit your needs depending on how you plan to use it.
Step-By-Step Guide to Building Your Metal Shed
Once you have your kit delivered to your location, you can plan to install it whenever and wherever you want. Let’s walk you through the process of installing your metal shed on your chosen property, from foundation preparation to ready-to-use; we will guide you through it.
1) Lay the Foundation
It’s crucial to find a level spot that’s not prone to flooding or other moisture issues. Once you’ve found the perfect location, you’ll need to clear away any debris or vegetation—mark out the perimeter of the shed with stakes and string. Grade the soil to create a slight slope around the installation area in order to have good drainage, and then you can lay your foundation. For metal sheds, we recommend using a concrete slab. A concrete slab will provide a smooth, leveled surface and is also considered the best option for horizontal and vertical loads.
2) Anchoring Your Foundation
As you are done prepping your foundation now, it’s time to cast the anchors. You will receive the anchors with your shed kit. Anchors are bolt and rods which needs to be grouted in your foundation to provide better stability to your metal shed and prevent your building from moving. Place the anchors once you have laid the foundation.
3) Building the Frames
Metal building kits are pre-fabricated at the factory, and all the components of your storage shed will be pre-cut, welded, and punched. All you need to do is install them correctly. Steel framing is the most important component of your shed; install it carefully.
4) Roof and Walls Installation
Now that most of your metal shed framing is done, let’s talk about the roof and walls. Before installing your roof, you can add insulation if you want. Firstly, screw the walls sheeting into the framing and then install the roof carefully. However, don’t forget to add weather stripping to create a watertight barrier. This will keep your building well protected from moisture.
Once you have your shed assembled, you can add special trims and accessories. Furthermore, you can add shelves, racks, and other storage solutions to organize your space and make it look appealing.
Some Considerations You Don’t Want to Miss On!
When you invest your time, sweat, and money, you don’t want to ruin it by making mistakes. Here are some salient points you must consider and never sidestep so that you can have your metal shed running properly in no time.
1. Zoning approval
2. Building permission
3. Always consider the weather severity of your area
4. Be sure of what you are ordering
5. Always run a background check on metal building provider
6. Safety measurements are a must
Not a DIYer? Boss Buildings has Got You Covered!
If you are not into DIYing or don’t have enough time to invest in installing your metal building, Boss Buildings has got you covered! Not only do we provide building kits, but we also offer a wide range of steel buildings. From metal garages to metal sheds and barn buildings to large metal buildings, we have it all for your residential, commercial, agricultural, and industrial needs. Our building experts will safely deliver and install your custom metal building for FREE at your preferred location.
Not only all of our buildings and kits are backed by excellent warranties, but they are also fire-resistant, pest-resistant, and can withstand inclement weather conditions. With our RTO and Financing plans, you can easily order your dream building today. Call our expert building specialists at (336) 673-3065 and let them help you design and customize the structure according to your needs.