Whether your need convenient, on-site storage or you want to create a man cave, there are many practical reasons to add a metal shed to your property. But, before you can enjoy all the benefits, you need to build your new shed.
Luckily, metal shed installation is quite simple. In fact, you don’t need any DIY know-how or fancy tools to complete your shed installation. While each type of metal shed will have its own specific installation instructions, the general process is the same. Follow these steps and you’ll have your new shed up and ready to enjoy in no time!
Step 1: Prepare for Shed Installation
The first step to shed installation should be checking to make sure you have all the permits you need. Check with your homeowner’s association and your local municipality to make sure you’ve got all your ducks in a row.
Next, make sure you have a space large enough to accommodate your structure. There should be at least a couple of feet of room on each side, so you’re able to easily reach all areas to do maintenance as needed in the future. Also, make sure there aren’t any low-hanging branches or utility lines in the way and that you won’t run into trees, shrubs, or other landscaping.
To make sure you’re fully prepared, read through the manufacturer’s installation instructions. Then, layout all the parts in order. This will help you ensure nothing is missing before you start the shed installation process. Also, gather all the tools you need. You’ll want to make sure you have a power drill or driver, a tape measure, and a nail gun. If you need to level the ground, you’ll also need wooden stakes, string, a string level, a garden rake, and a tamper or plate compactor.
Whether you need your snow blower after a blizzard or just an ice scraper on a frosty morning, it’s so important to have all your winter equipment ready and accessible when you need it. However, it’s not just for convenience: when your winter equipment is protected from the snow, ice, sleet, and corrosive materials, it will work efficiently and will need to be replaced less often.
From small storage sheds you can keep near your front or back door to detached garages you can keep in your backyard or on your driveway, there are many great portable storage options to keep your winter equipment safely stored and ready for use.
Let’s look at some of our favorite types of units for winter equipment storage, and how you can use them to be ready when the next snowstorm hits:
Deck Boxes and Small Metal Sheds for Quick Access to Winter Equipment
When you’re hit with a snowstorm or your wet stairs, sidewalk, and driveway freeze over, there are certain items you may want to access quickly. For you, it may be essential items such as a snow shovel, roof rake, sand, and some sort of ice melt. Your kids may have a different idea: like toys that can be used for snow day fun.
For both purposes, a deck boxes or a small metal sheds would be the ideal storage solution by the front or back door for snow and ice removal equipment, winter toys, and more. Here are some practical storage options that will even add to your front yard or backyard aesthetics:
Spacemaker Deck Box
Spacemaker’s tough and attractive steel deck boxes fit nicely on the front or back porch. Its top opening makes it very practical for keeping buckets of sand or bags of ice melt dry.