Storage Shed Building Basics: Using Storage Shed Kits

Storage Shed Kits

…are popular due to their capability to help get rid of clutter in your backyard, garden or garage. They can be used to store a great many things, as well as provide space where you can practice your hobbies, like gardening. It’s a practical way to put your tools away in an organized fashion so that you can find what you want, when you want. Instead of piling up lawn and garden tools, machine, and equipment inside or outside your garage, a storage shed can be the perfect solution.

Even if it looks like a fancy doll house or miniature mansion, it’s actually quite easy to build a storage shed if you use a kit. These storage shed kits include step-by-step instructions on how to build your shed from the ground up. They include detailed blueprints and drawings and lists of all materials and tools needed. In most cases, all necessary tools and materials come with the kit. There is no need for a professional carpenter – you really can do it all yourself. And you can even complete the kit and have your shed built in a single weekend if you have the help of some family or friends.

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We will not get into the step-by-step procedures for building a particular shed since your storage shed kit will include all of that information and the exact procedure varies from kit to kit depending upon the manufacturer and size and design of the shed. But, for a better understanding of shed construction, here is a list of the most common components of a storage shed:

• Foundation – In order for your storage shed to stand, you need a firm foundation. Follow instructions closely to ensure you have a strong and solid foundation.
• Flooring – You will need to anchor your floor to your foundation. However, check with your local building codes as to the type of anchoring you need for your storage shed.
• Walls – You need walls in order to enclose your materials well. Be careful to really follow instructions because you need to make room for your door and windows as well.
• Roof – You need a roof for maximum protection of the materials you will be housing, protection against rain, sun exposure, heat exposure and the like.
• Doors, Windows, Ramps and other extra features – You can use your own concept with this. You can even add shelves and compartments inside for better customization.

Don’t worry; building a storage shed is really easier than you think, and your storage shed kit will surely help you make it even easier. Just find the one that works for your needs and appeals to you and you’ll be well on your way to enjoying the storage shed for years to come.

Frank Winter

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How To Make A Shed: The Fast and Easy Way

How To Make A Shed:  The Fast and Easy Way

Who said anything about making a shed was easy? Well, we said so. Today there are numerous articles about ways to build your own shed being published. Doing-it-yourself does not only save you time, but also money. Some may think that creating a shed is a hard task. Most likely it is. However, a small bit of help will yield a big difference. To that end, here are some tips about how to make your own shed:

First, you must decide upon which type of shed you want to build. If you have the talent and experience to design your own shed, that is something you can do. But if architecture isn’t your area of expertise, you can find lots of plans on the internet.

And speaking of the internet, when researching how to build your own shed, choose websites wisely. A good website will have plenty of articles about building sheds and can serve as a good guide for you.

Proper planning is of key importance. After you’ve selected your blueprints check with local county or city ordinances to see if a building permit is required. Next, you must consider the location of your new shed in your yard. next is to decide the position of your shed in your backyard. You want to make sure it is convenient to water, phone, and electrical sources if you are considering adding any of those components to your shed.

With all construction, a solid foundation is critical to a well-built building. There are two types of foundations used: skid and concrete. The most cost efficient and easy foundation is the skid foundation. The foundation needs timber that is placed next to each other and gravel that is two inches beneath the extra rain channel. This is an appropriate foundation for most outbuildings in people’s backyards.

Concrete foundations are permanent and offer lasting protection from frost-related issues. This type of foundation is commonly used in the building of huge structures, but works well when building sheds in cold climates because it can withstand any movement in the ground due to the freeze-thaw cycle. While these foundations are strong and durable, they are intricate to build.

Once you have your foundation, wall construction will be your next priority. There are many ways to construct a wall. You can use two pieces of plywood with a piece of lattice sandwiched in between to create a wall that is strong but also elegant with a little padding. You can also build a wall for your shed using broad wood planks. These are attached with the use of two or the wood beams. This method of constructing walls does not provide padding or insulation but it is easy and fast.

The entrance to the shed is another important consideration. Accurately measuring the opening is extremely important because you want to make sure your door or doors properly fit the space of the opening so that they can open and close efficiently. Also consider the durability of the door you are choosing because the door is typically the only moving part of a shed.

Lastly, you need a solid roof. Aside from its purpose of protecting the entire structure from rain and the sun, the roof can be used to add style and character to your shed. Gable and barn style roofs are the most commonly used types for sheds. Not only are these two are cost efficient, they are pleasing to the eye.

There are indeed as many ways to construct a sheds as there are varieties of sheds. Though building a shed requires a large amount of time, practice and effort, the final result is well worth it. Just have a little patience and with the right planning you can make effective use of your time and resources and before you know it, you’ll have the shed of your dreams.

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