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  1. How to Build a Shed Foundation

    How to Build a Shed Foundation

    When investing in an outdoor storage solution, you want it to last for years to come. That’s why it’s important to maintain your shed to ensure the belongings inside are safe through rough weather. One of the most important things to do is to make sure you have a solid shed foundation. Without one, you are leaving the base, walls and valuables vulnerable.

    Before Creating Your Shed Foundation

    Before you decide what type of material you want to use as the shed foundation, you should consider purchasing a base kit for your Arrow shed. They come in multiple sizes, and allow for a level start. Other Arrow base kit benefits include:
    • Constructed with durable galvanized steel
    • Easy installation
    • Keeps building off the ground
    Pro Tip: Arrow recommends installing a continuous vapor barrier 6 mil. thick between the ground and the base to keep moisture to a minimum.

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    Popular Shed Foundation Materials

    How do you know what type of material to use for your shed foundation? It depends on your particular needs. According to Zac’s garden, the most popular foundations are:
    • Gravel- This type of foundation is not only cost effective, it is relatively easy to install. If you are planning on ever moving the finished shed, a gravel foundation is easier to move than other options.
    • Pavers- This choice is for more compact sheds, and are simple to secure at a fraction of the cost of other choices.
    • Wood- This is a simple and durable choice that provides a strong platform for your shed.
    • Concrete- This type of base is an ultra-strong and durable choice. It won’t shift, and acts as a permanent foundation for your shed.
    If you’ve decided to go with a base kit, all you have to do from here is finish up with your chosen flooring which you can purchase separately. If you're investing in an Arrow Storage Products shed, we recommend that you check out our informative section on foundations to help you set your own shed foundation, here. shed foundation

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  2. How to Turn Your Storage Shed Into the Ultimate Man Cave

    How to Turn Your Storage Shed Into the Ultimate Man Cave

    While you already use your shed to store tools, motorcycles, and other outdoor gear, it’s becoming more popular to transform a shed into a man cave. With a little e...

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  3. How to Prevent Rust on Your Steel Sheds

    How to Prevent Rust on Your Steel Sheds
    Steel sheds are such a great investment to keep your lawn equipment, garden gear, and even bicycles safe from the elements. Not only do they keep your yard more organized, they ensure your belongings won’t be damaged by wind, rain, or snow. However, steel structures can also be susceptible to rust. The last thing you want is to invest in a sturdy and durable storage solution, only to figure out the metal is wearing down due to excess condensation. If you’re wondering how to prevent rust, you’ve come to the right place! There are some simple steps you can now to keep your shed in great condition.

    How Rust Forms

    How does rust form, anyway? Well, the short answer is it happens when your shelter fails to stay dry. Condensation is usually the culprit. This happens when moist air comes into contact with a surface that has a lower temperature. If you’re wondering how to prevent rust, trying to combat condensation is the first step. How to Prevent Rust

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  4. Shed Insulation: How to Insulate a Metal Shed

    Shed Insulation: How to Insulate a Metal Shed
    Arrow sheds can be lifesavers when it comes to storing lawn care items, vehicles, or just about anything that can clutter your garage. In order to
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  5. Shed Anchoring Tips for ShelterLogic and Arrow

    Shed Anchoring Tips for ShelterLogic and Arrow

    Now that you’ve finally chosen the perfect shed for your backyard, you’re probably excited to start storing lawn equipment and other outdoor gear ahead of the...

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  6. What You Need to Know When Building a Shed

    What You Need to Know When Building a Shed

    When space is getting limited in your backyard, it may be tempting to start stashing those gardening tools and extra pool accessories in your garage. But when it starts to get cramped, getting an attractive and durable shed is a great way to guarantee you’ll have enough room for your vehicle, lawn equipment, or anything else you need to store on your property. Before deciding on an outdoor storage solution, it’s important to think about your needs. Choose from steel or fabric sheds that won't break the bank, and will last you season after season. Use one of our versatile shed solutions to store and protect ATV's, snowmobiles, pool items, garden tools and much more. To find out what shed solution is best for you, you'll want to do some planning.

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    First Things First

    building a shed One of the biggest mistakes people make is failing to check with their local zoning department before building a shed. Imagine taking all that time to build your new structure, only to learn that you're not up to code. Do yourself a favor and take that added step before beginning construction. It will save you time, money, and frustration. An added bonus to constructing a ShelterLogic shed is that most do not require a building permit. You should also take some time to measure the area where you want your shed, and think about what you’ll be storing inside. If you create a shed that’s too small, your belongings will be crowded and difficult to access. If you construct a shed that’s too big for your yard, you may end up taking space for other leisure items. Doing some simple measurements will help tremendously in the long run.

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  7. 5 Solutions for Bulk Storage

    5 Solutions for Bulk Storage

    Finding a reliable solution for bulk storage doesn't have to be tricky. When looking for a place to safeguard your outdoor items, you'll want something that will...

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  8. Meet Our Camo Hunter Shed: Get Discreet Storage Anywhere

    Meet Our Camo Hunter Shed: Get Discreet Storage Anywhere

    With summer coming to a close, one could argue this might be a hunter’s favorite time of year. It won't be long before you’re enjoying the crisp, fall air at...

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  9. 4 Simple and Easy Shed Repair Tips

    4 Simple and Easy Shed Repair Tips

    When there’s just not enough space in your garage for all the lawn equipment, an outdoor shed is the p...

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  10. 5 Ways to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

    5 Ways to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

    Whether your home is on the market or not, finding easy ways to add curb appeal to your property matters. What exactly is curb appeal, anyway? It’s how attractive y...

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