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  1. The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Backyard Building

    Choosing a Backyard Building

    Backyard buildings can be as unique as your home itself. There are a variety of different backyard storage shed options to choose from based on property size, storage needs, and budget. Before deciding on which backyard shed is right for you, there are several factors to consider to ensure you are investing in the right shelter. Here is the ultimate guide to choosing backyard buildings from start to finish.

    Choose the Right Size for Your Backyard Storage Shed

    Choosing the appropriate size for your shelter can be tricky. While you obviously need it to fit on your property first and foremost, it’s also possible to purchase one that is too big or too small for our needs. Aside from measuring your yard and deciding what backyard storage shelters can physically fit there, you should also take stock in what you plan to store inside.

    There are multiple size options for every budget but knowing the number of belongings that will be stored is helpful to estimate how large or small the building should be. From larger options for municipalities or businesses, to more compact options small yard, here are a few common uses for backyard buildings.

    • Boat storage: You can save money on storing your boat off site by placing it in a reliable backyard shed to protect it from the elements.
    • DIY Auto repair: The DIY auto repair trend is on the rise, and a shop building can keep the vehicles out of the sun while providing a more comfortable work environment to continue repairs.
    • Seasonal storage: Stow away anything from holiday decorations to pool chairs with backyard buildings. Eliminate the need f
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  2. Choosing Snow and Wind Rated Buildings for Added Protection

    Choosing Snow and Wind Rated Buildings for Added Protection

    If you live in an area that gets a lot of wind and snow, it’s important to choose your outdoor storage buildings carefully. Understanding wind and snow ratings and making sure you choose structures that are built for your climate will help you avoid some significant problems – like a roof collapse.

    Not sure what these terms mean or how to choose a snow and wind rated building? No problem! The following guide will explain everything you need to know.

    What Are Wind and Snow Ratings?

    The term “wind rating” refers to a structure’s ability to withstand high winds, such as those caused by a hurricane, tornado, or microburst. A snow rating refers to the weight a structure can hold without the worry of a roof collapse.   

    Wind loads are specified in miles per hour, while snow ratings are quoted in PSF (pounds per square foot).

    Understanding Snow Load Density

    Knowing the snow rating of a structure is only half the battle. It’s also important to understand approximately how much the snow that has accumulated on your structure weighs. While a light snow load typically weighs anywhere from five to 20 pounds per square foot, a packed snow load will weigh closer to 20 to 40 pounds per square foot.

    If the packed snow contains ice, it could weigh between 40 and 57 pounds per square foot, and ice on its own weighs about 57 pounds per square foot. It's important to consider this when determining the snow rating you need. 

    Snow Load Accumulation

    Snow accumulation rates will also impact your structure's performance. For example, if your roof gets five inches of snow in one day, but then the weather warms up, and some of it melts before it snows again, then accumulation might not be a concern. However, if temperatures remain low and the snow keeps falling, it can quickly accumulate and potentially cause some issues. 

    Snow Rating Considerations

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  3. Essentials for Fall DIY Backyard Projects

    Essentials for Fall DIY Backyard Projects

    Is there a more perfect time of the year than the fall? The temperature is comfortable, the leaves are changing, and everyone wants to be outside. It’s also a great time to get to all those DIY backyard projects before the winter weather starts to roll in. Before you get started on your to do list, here are some essential products you need to make your tasks that much easier.

    Organizing the Patio Ahead of Winter

    One of the most popular DIY backyard projects is cleaning up your pool, patio, or deck ahead of winter. Outdoor storage sheds can be a practical addition to your backyard space, patio, or deck. A Spacemaker deck box is an attractive and versatile outdoor storage bench with roomy, convenient patio storage for pool toys, furniture cushions, and other summer items. It has a built-in corrugated floor to keep your items protected and dry and a pneumatic lift for improved lid opening and closing, which gives you easier access to your items. The Storboss horizontal shed is also an excellent solution for your outdoor storage needs. The Storboss’s 6 x 3 ft. footprint and slanted roof design is great for patios, decks, walkways, in the garage or on the side of your house. This attractive shed for backyard storage has a charcoal finish is an easy to access solution for trash cans, bicycles, patio equipment and so much more.

    Prepping Your Firewood for the Winter Season

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  4. Caring for Your Tarp Building in Winter

    Caring for Your Tarp Building in Winter
    Come wintertime, having the perfect outdoor storage building for your vehicle and snow removal equipment is invaluable. Whether you’re storing your automobile or a snow blower, you can ensure your belongings will stay safe in a tarp building.

    Strong, sturdy fabric garages and fabric sheds are excellent, affordable tarp buildings that can handle tough weather all year long. They’re great for keeping vehicles and plows ready for action, as well as for storing your offseason gear and equipment.

    However, it’s important to make sure your tarp building is prepared for the possibility of snow or other winter weather. Before winter comes, fabric buildings need to be cleaned and inspected to confirm they are up to the task.

    We recommend you take the following steps to make sure your tarp building stays in great condition this season.
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  5. Fabric Buildings FAQs

    Fabric Buildings FAQs

    Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about fabric buildings -- what is a fabric building, how is it made, what do I use it for, how to I maintain one?

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  6. Winter Storm Prep: What to Do With Your Backyard Buildings

    Winter Storm Prep: What to Do With Your Backyard Buildings
    The first big snow of the winter season can be an exciting time. But there’s nothing fun about winter’s fury when the slush and sleet arrives and you aren’t prepared. If you don’t have your winter tools ready on time, you may be facing an uphill battle when trying to clear the driveway or scrape ice from your windshield. Here are some winter storm prep ideas to make sure your backyard storage building is ready for this season.

    Winter Storm Prep to Keep Your Building Safe

    An outdoor storage shed or backyard garage can certainly become damaged over the years if you don’t protect it from the elements. The first thing you should do for winter storm prep is to consider insulating your shed. Controlling the temperature of your storage building can go a long way in maintaining it year-round. To learn how to insulate a shed, read more here. If you live in a climate where you experience heavy snowfall, you should also consider purchasing a roof strengthening kit for your Arrow shed. This can increase the roof strength up to 50% with a small investment. It is easy to install and will ensure your shed can stand up to heavy snow accumulation. Borsello Landscaping also suggests to trim back trees and low hanging branches ahead of the first snow, too. Weak branches and heavy snowfall don’t mix, and can spell trouble for your shed or backyard garage.

    SHOP SHED ACCESSORIES

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  7. Holiday Storage: Tips and Solutions for Seasonal Organization

    Holiday Storage: Tips and Solutions for Seasonal Organization
    Everyone is trying to find the perfect present this holiday season. Have you thought about buying something for your loved ones that they can use immediately? Giving the gift of organization is something that will pay off year-round. Here are some holiday storage gift ideas that may not fit under the tree, but will look amazing in any outdoor space this winter.

    Holiday Storage Made EZEE

    This time of year, it’s time to start storing away outdoor items from winter’s fury. Your patio décor, grill, and even pool toys need to be kept somewhere safe as the temperatures drop. A great gift for holiday storage is the EZEE Shed. This is a solution that will tuck away yard items and keep everything tidy with minimal effort. But the best part is the simple assembly.

    The EZEE Shed has half the hardware, which means it will take you a shorter time to put together. But a quicker assembly doesn’t mean this shed isn’t just as strong as its counterparts. In fact, the unique bonding process means panels overlap every 12” which strengthens the unit even more! It means less chance of dents and damage.

    This is even an ideal choice for bulk storage in the winter. The swing doors are 33% larger than the competition, which means it’s easier for you to get in and out and gain access to whatever you need.
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  8. The AccelaFrame: 5 Places to Use Your Easy Up Canopy

    The AccelaFrame: 5 Places to Use Your Easy Up Canopy
    If you spend any time outside, buying an easy up canopy is a no-brainer. The AccelaFrame Canopy 10 x 20 ft. is a hassle-free way to keep yourself or your property out of those harmful UV rays.  It’s a durable option that will provide you with 200 sq. Ft. of shade in just 15 minutes. Here are 5 places you can take advantage of this ShelterLogic Canopy.

    Put Your Toes in the Sand

    easy up canopy Imagine sitting on your portable chair at the beach, listening to the waves crash and waiting on a hot dog from the grill. The only problem is, the sun is beating down on your head and you’re squinting while trying to read your book. The AccelaFrame Canopy will keep you cool while providing all the shade you need for you and your family. This canopy is big enough for a family reunion on the beach, or even a birthday party for your kids. As a bonus, you won’t spend hours setting up like some canopy tents. This easy up canopy will be ready to go before your children even have time to start building sand castles! And with the locking pin system, you’ll know it can stand up to a windy day by the water.

    Keep the Backyard Barbecue Cool

    easy up canopy Whether you’re enjoying a summer cookout, or you’re grilling hot dogs over a bonfire, guests at any gather
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  9. Choosing the Right Car Shelter: 5 Tips for Better Vehicle Storage

    Choosing the Right Car Shelter: 5 Tips for Better Vehicle Storage

    Car shelters are your vehicles' first line of defense against the elements. They come in many different sizes and price ranges, providing you with a variety of choices to find the perfect car shelter for your needs. If you aren’t sure which car shelter is right for you; here are 5 basic tips to help you decide the best vehicle storage that’s suitable for your storage needs.

    Why Do You Need Car Shelter?

    Car shelters provide an adequate storage space for your vehicle, either short-term or long-term. There are also a lot of added benefits depending on your weather situation. With a car shelter, keep your vehicle protected from something as small as accumulated dirt to problematic inclement weather. Some car shelters can help you worry less about protecting your vehicle from snow, while others are made to block harmful UV rays from deteriorating your investment.

    Tip #1: Know What You want to Store Before You Shop.

    It may not come as a surprise, but our first tip is to identify what you’re looking to store. Do you need storage for one or two vehicles? Car shelters can accommodate multiple vehicles depending on size. For instance, some portable garages are greater than 20ft. long, helping you not only shelter multiple vehicles, but act as additional storage. You’ll also need to consider how much movement you want in your car shelter. Will you have enough room to open the doors of your vehicle? Is there enough clearance space? Answer questions like these to determine the correct size for your car shelter. Once you’ve figured out the perfect size for your car shelter, you’ll also need to think about available space on your property. When you pick a location, it should be able to accommodate a size larger than your vehicle.

    Tip #2: Understand Your Local ordinance and Building Codes.

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  10. Meet The All-New Corral Shelter Livestock Shade

    Meet The All-New Corral Shelter Livestock Shade

    Get reliable shade and shelter where your animals need it most

    We’ve studied the needs of livestock and equine ranchers, farmers and hobbyists, and found that one of the biggest challenges lies in the ability to provide reliable shade and shelter for animals anywhere in the field.


    The Corral Shelter Livestock Shade: Innovation in Equine

    Through the years ShelterLogic has manufactured a variety of equine shade and shelter products that provide reliable protection from the elements – but most of these have been designed to remain stationary.

    Our latest initiative was to develop a shade that is functional, durable, and with increased portability: one that would be different from our line of Run-In Sheds, but would maintain the same level of quality engineering as our line of equine products.

    We set to work to bring innovation in shade and shelter; and we’re proud to announce the release of the all-new Corral Shelter livestock shade.
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