Running Out Of Room And Building A Metal Shed? 2 Tips To Get It Right The First Time

1 March 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you have run out of room for your things, building a new metal shed to house them in is a great idea. You can save a lot of money if you build the shed on your own. You may still need some outside help, however. No matter what you do, below are two tips to help you get started on this project.

The Foundation

A metal shed is generally placed on the soil. Because of this, you should hire a professional surveyor to inspect the land to ensure it will hold a metal building with no problems. If the shed is small, stud anchors can be used to secure the shed. The size of the shed determines the type of anchor rods as well as where they should be placed.

If your shed is very large, you should hire a contractor to have a concrete slab installed to place the shed on. If the shed is not large, however, the contractor can use concrete piers to anchor the studs instead of an entire slab.

An anchor stud is a bolt or a rod that is made of steel that is set into concrete. The metal shed would be attached to the anchors to keep it securely in place. It is easier to set the studs when the concrete is being poured. The contractor can place them once the foundation has been laid and the concrete dried.

The Roof

Once you determine the type of foundation you need, you have to consider the roof. You could install a tin roof on the shed. Tin sheets are not expensive and are easy to install, and you can find them in a variety of colors. .

Something else you will find very inexpensive is bitumen roof shingles. These shingles are made of a durable type of felt, lasts a long time, and are available in a variety of colors and hues.

Corrugated roofing is often used for outdoor buildings, such as sheds. This roofing material does not lay flat but instead it looks wavy. It is made of steel so it is durable, and you can find it in a variety of colors. You can likely install corrugated roofing on your own to save some money.

If you are not sure what type of roofing material to use, contact a roofing contractor in your area to roof the shed for you.

You can find metal shed kits if you prefer to do it this way. These kits generally come with everything you need to construct the shed.