Storage Shed Building Basics: Using Storage Shed Kits

Posted on 19th May 2011 by admin in Uncategorized

Storage sheds 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.

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.


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