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How to Build a Storage Building

How to Build Storage Shed

Hi again, everybody! When people browse my inventory, they often want to know: How to build storage shed? They are curious about what’s involved in building a storage structure they see on my website. My answers to their questions vary depending on what sort of storage structure someone buys. For example, our Amish built wood and vinyl sheds arrive at a customer’s home fully assembled. The delivery trailer backs up and the shed is placed into the desired area on an owner’s property. In some cases, we recommend that a property owner get one of our storage building kits. Generally, we recommend a shed kit if a person has a narrow driveway or simply doesn’t have the space to accommodate our delivery truck and trailer. The pre-cut portions in a shed kit combined with the clearly written storage building plans, makes the assembly process a relatively easy one. Alternatively, if someone purchases one of our metal garages or carports, we deliver and set up the structure. Here are a few suggestions of what a property owner can do to prepare for the arrival of his or her new storage structure.

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Preparing the Area for a Fully Assembled Storage Building

We give our customers several days of notice before we make a delivery so they can double check the area to see that it’s ready. Our buildings and carports should sit on a level area of ground. For instance, someone who purchases a carport would need to have a concrete pad or gravel pad in order for the structure to stand evenly. A shed or garage also needs to be placed on a level piece of ground. Property owners must choose a location with enough open space to accommodate the structure they select.

Another thing property owners can do when preparing for the delivery of their storage building is to check out the condition of the driveway. Are there any overhanging branches or piles of brush that will slow down or interrupt the progress of our truck and trailer? Are there any cars or other vehicles that can be moved to allow the truck and trailer more room to maneuver? The length of our truck and trailer is 52 feet. This means that a property owner who is getting a fully assembled shed has to make sure that the clearance of a driveway is at least 13 feet high and 14 feet in width. The more obstacles a property owner can remove from the path of the truck and trailer, the easier the delivery process will be.

Preparation Tips for Owners Who Order Storage Building Kits

One of the best things to do in preparing for the arrival of a storage building kit is to call up three family members or friends and ask for some help with the assembly. With the assistance of just a couple of buddies, it only takes a few hours to put together a shed. One person could be in charge of reading the storage building plans while the other two could share in the actual assembly process. You can even add some fun to the occasion by providing your friends with snacks and beverages or even the promise of a cookout later on! Your friends will be happy to help and you’ll have a new storage shed up and ready to use! Until next time! Alan

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Alan Bernau Jr

Alan Bernau Jr. is the founder and owner of Alan’s Factory Outlet. He has helped more than 75,000 homeowners design and install custom carports and garages over the last 20 years.

Alan Bernau Jr. is the founder and owner of Alan’s Factory Outlet. He has helped more than 75,000 homeowners design and install custom carports and garages over the last 20 years.

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