Shed Construction, What You Need to Know Before You Build

The exact shed construction method you will use depends in large part on the plans that you have chosen. The basics however, are the same for all projects, starting with a strong and stable foundation, then adding flooring, walls and finally framing the roof.
There are two types of foundation, on-grade or floating foundations and permanent or frost proof foundations. On grade foundation are the most common, being economical and easy to construct and adjust requiring only concrete blocks and wooden beams. Permanent foundations are used in cold climates where the ground freezes and is situations where very heavy items are to be stored. Here foundations are made of concrete, poured to a level below the frost line
No matter which foundation type you use, the most important thing to remember is to make use of a carpenter’s level to be certain that the foundation is level in all dimensions. Failure to do so will mean that the walls and roof will likely not fit correctly.
The Floor of Home Improvements Companies Your Shed
If you have an on grade foundation once the foundation is complete you would use either wooden skids or treated wooden beams resting on concrete blocks to form the outer edge of your shed floor. Joists are added within these beams and the floor is finished off by placing tongue and groove plywood.
If you have a concrete foundation your floor may be slightly different. If it is made of concrete pillars, anchor straps will be needed to hold the flooring Landscape Design Jakarta beams in place. For a concrete raft, anchor bolts should have been placed in the concrete which are used to hold the shed to the foundation.
Wall Framing
Once the floor is in place, the next step is to construct the walls of your shed. The easiest and safest way to build walls is to put them together on a level surface (your shed floor should be perfect as you have made certain that it is level) then lift and nail them into place. Start with the studs that will form the outside edges of the wall, then add the interior studs, cutting spaces for windows and doors as needed. The last step before putting the walls up is to add plywood sheeting on top of which you will later add siding.
Adding the Roof
The hardest part of your shed construction project is building the roof. Rafters and joists need to be measures and cut precisely, with several people needed to help accurately align and nail the pieces in place. This is one reason why you might decide to invest in a shed kit rather than constructing your shed from scratch.
Once the rafters are in place plywood sheeting is nailed to the rafters, on top of which roofing felt and shingles are attached, providing a waterproof roof for your shed.
Finishing Touches.
Once the basic shed is built you are almost finished, but there are still a few things to do. Windows and doors need to be installed and siding needs to be attached. This is the area where you can show your originality. Almost any door or window can be used, so long as it roughly fits the openings you made in the walls. Siding is available in many types (wood, vinyl, aluminum) and colors.