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Finding the right backyard storage shed for your home can be a tough process. There are so many factors that influence your decision, such as style,
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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
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The summer season brings with it plenty of warmer weather - which means more outdoor tasks, activities, and events. And most outdoor activities require extra storage. Whether you want an easy way to keep blankets and pillows in close reach or you need to house large, bulky outdoor items you may need for the season. Where do you put it all for easy access while summer’s in full swing? This year, step up your summer storage with one of these helpful solutions to keep seasonal items always within reach.
1. Deck and Patio Storage.Throughout the summer, your deck and patio gets a lot of action. Pool supplies, furniture cushions, and more need to be kept close by so you’re prepared for all your upcoming weekend cookouts and backyard bashes. Keep blankets and cushions on hand and ready for your next summer bash by storing them in a functional and attractive storage box like the SpaceMaker Deck Box.... The Deck Box is the ultimate deck and patio storage chest. Featuring hot-dipped galvanized steel, up to 509 liters of storage space, and a charming bask
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Tarp buildings provide reliable, portable, and versatile storage space. With easy-to-assemble yet durable materials, these structures offer convenient storage you can count on virtually anywhere. Not only that, but with proper care and minimal upkeep, you can easily re-purpose your tarp building for a number of uses. Find out how to get the most out of your fabric shed and maximize your investment for a long-lasting structure with these simple maintenance tips.
Start with Proper AssemblyFirst and foremost, proper assembly is crucial for ensuring a sturdy and safe storage structure. When erected over a flat, level surface away from other existing structures, you help guarantee stability while avoiding potential risks such as snow or accumulated debris falling from one structure onto the roof of your fabric building. Also, choose a spot with sufficient drainage to further prevent moisture accumulation in and around your tarp shed. As you assemble, ensure bolts are secure on your frame and your cover is taut to resist tearing due to heavy winds and inclement weather. See our manuals page for complete assembly instructions to all our tarp buildings.
PRO TIP: Proper assembly requires anchoring your structure. Check out our accessories page and choose the best anchor based on ground material and structural needs in order to secure your structure and meet wind and snow load expectations.
Care & CleaningAs mentioned earlier, keeping a tight cover greatly reduces the risk of tears. Always maintain a properly fitted cover and keep your roof clear of snow or excess debris. When removing snow from your shelter, use soft instruments such as a dull edged broom or mop. Avoid using hard-edged tools like rakes or shovels so you don’t accidentally puncture your cover. To clean your tarp building, simply use mild soap and water. Do not use bleach or harsh abrasive products. Remove snow from the base of your shed to avoid mold or mildew spots at the bottom of your cover or rust to your frame.
PRO TIP: Avoid moisture or condensation inside your shelter by purchasing a vent kit. This ensures a cool and dry interior to keep your cover and valuables inside safe from damage.
Replacement CoversWhile our tarp buildings consist of quality fabric meant to last, many seasons of use can wear down your shelter cover. Instead of buying an entirely new unit, simply replace your cover to extend the lifespan of your original tarp building. Or, invest in a replacement cover if you’re looking to equip your building with higher-quality weather protection. Our replacement cover kits come in multiple weights and strength options to maximize coverage capabilities. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a stronger replacement cover.
PRO TIP: Don’t want to replace your entire cover due to a small rip just yet? No problem. A common fabric patch or vinyl patch kit can be used with adhesive spray for a quick fix.
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Portable outdoor sheds and tarp buildings make for a great storage solution. These units offer reliable, temporary storage that is portable, but strong enough to take on the elements. Convenient and easy to build, these buildings are also made of quality materials and will last a long time. These easily maneuverable and highly versatile buildings boast the utility of a permanent structure without the expense or long-term commitment. As your needs change through life, you can even repurpose the portable buildings for an incredible number of applications without investing in additional structures. These buildings are easy to erect wherever you need them on your property without worry about what the future holds. Read on to learn more about these amazing portable structures.
Common Uses for Portable Outdoor Storage Sheds and Tarp BuildingsThe true beauty of portable out...
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If your backyard looks like a mess, it'll be tough to sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery come springtime. That's why the perfect backyard oasis starts with an organized outdoor storage space and garden shed. And if you're like us, you may already be thinking about gardening, early seedlings, and where to store all that garden equipment in a way that's easily accessible. You may event want your items stored under lock and key. The first step in creating a heavenly backyard space is to choose the best possible outdoor storage unit.
Choosing the Ultimate Garden ShedNeed a place to store soil for gardening? Hang garden tools for easier access? What about a safe, lockable space where you can store away pool equipment and bird seed? Finding reliable outdoor storage is the first step in creating the perfect backyard environment for you and your family. Garden sheds are great for organizing your items so they're out of sight, but easy to access and many are easy to set up and make perfect seasonal storage. Others offer great long-term storage solutions that won't break the bank. So how do you find the garden shed or outdoor storage space that's right for you?
Measure Your Space...It may seem silly, but make sure that you have the proper permissions to set up a storage unit on your property. Find out what your building codes are, and make sure you're legally allowed to set up that extra storage for your backyard or patio area. In most cases, this isn't an issue but you will want to be sure. If you're renting, make sure that your landlord gives you the green light to set up a stylish garden shed or extra outdoor storage space or unit in you