At first glance, you might assume that putting together a metal shed is way too complicated for the average person, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. While other storage buildings require professional installation, our metal storage sheds can easily be assembled by anyone with basic Do-It-Yourself (DIY) skills because they are prefabricated. This means that all the panels are pre-cut and pre-drilled, so they are ready to assemble as soon as they get to your site.
As easy as it is to assemble, building a metal storage shed will still require a little work and know-how. With that in mind, the following is a general overview of everything you need to know to construct your metal storage shed on your own.
Tools Required to Build a Metal Storage Shed
Before you can start putting your shed together, you need to make sure you have all the necessary tools. You’ll also likely need a ladder, a pair of protective gloves, and some other items as needed.
Step-by-Step Guide to Building Metal Storage Sheds
Our metal building kits come with a detailed instruction manual that provides the information you need to put them together. These are the general steps you will need to follow:
Ensure Your Base is Secure
First, make sure that you have a level and secure base for your shed. The foundation must be level so that your shed will sit evenly and not tilt to one side.
Construction & Affix the Base Frame
Start by assembling the base frame section by section. Once assembled, you’ll want to secure it to the base using screws. It’s critical that your measurements are correct and that everything is square and level before proceeding to the next step.
Build the Walls
Start by connecting two panels at a corner, ensuring the joints overlap, and secure them by screwing them together using the pre-drilled holes. As you put the walls up, you’ll need to insert your door runners into each end of your front framing to support your doors. After all your wall panels are connected, you’ll need to install the top panel framing. Once your frame is complete, you can affix it to the base frame using screws.
Add in the Roof Frame
The roof frame is made up of two rafters that connect to the wall panels at the top. The roof frame also has a ridge beam that runs along the length of the shed, connecting the two rafters at the top. Collect the pieces needed to build your roof frame and follow the instructions to connect the pieces to your wall framing. Once your roof frame is in place, you can begin installing your roof panels.
Affix Roof Panels
When installing your roof panels, make sure that there’s a slight overhang on each side. This will ensure that water doesn’t pool on top of your shed during rainy weather. Once your roof panels are in place, you can attach them to the roof beams and side framing. Then, install your corner caps, ridge cover, and ventilation plates.
Put the Doors in
You’ll need to assemble the doors by attaching the framing to each side of your door panels. Use nuts and bolts to secure your door handles and attach the door catches. Then insert your doors into the door runners and make any necessary adjustments.
Options to Accessorize Arch-Style Metal Storage Sheds
Our arch-style metal storage sheds are particularly appealing because they are highly customizable. The following are just a few accessories that you can add to make it suit your needs:
Doors: There are a variety of different types of doors that you can choose from for your arch-style shed. Choosing the right door type will depend on what you’ll use your shed for. With that in mind, the following are a few types of doors for your metal storage shed:
- Man Doors: A man door is a single door typically used as an entryway into the shed. Even if you install large sliding or overhead doors, adding a man door can be a good idea since it will make access easier and provide an additional entry point.
- Overhead Doors: Overhead doors are a great option if you want maximum accessibility to your shed. Although they aren’t typically as large as sliding doors, they are big enough to provide access and storage for larger equipment and vehicles.
Skylights: Installing a skylight in your shed is a great way to let in natural light, making the space feel less confined and more open. They can also help lower your energy costs by reducing your reliance on interior lighting.
Options to Accessorize Straight-Wall Metal Storage Sheds
Just like our arch-style sheds, our straight-wall metal storage sheds can also be easily customized. The following are just a few ways you can accessorize your straight-wall metal storage shed:
Roof Accessories: Various roof accessories are available, including monovents or univents, as well as translucent light transmitting panels that can reduce your lighting costs by allowing natural light in.
Wall Accessories: There are plenty of wall accessories to choose from as well, including a wide variety of doors.
We Offer a Perfect Solution for Your Metal Storage Building
We offer a wide range of metal buildings for residential, commercial, and industrial purposes. Our metal storage buildings are incredibly durable, customizable, and easy to build. If you need a metal storage shed, we have the perfect solution for you. Contact us online or call us at 1-877-870-8676 to learn more or to get a quote today.