What’s in My Kit?
At Carport Central, all of our metal buildings are completely customizable, and our kits are, too. It’s our goal to make your life easier and keep all of your belongings secure. That’s why we provide you with all of the materials you’ll need to create your dream garden shed. Our prefab garden shed kits include:
- Steel framing members and supports
- Roofing panels
- Your desired wall paneling
- All needed fastening hardware
- All needed building anchors
- Any extra customization features you selected, such as gables and trim
What’s Better Than a Garden Shed Kit?
Why should you buy a prefab garden shed kit instead of a garden shed that we install for you? There are plenty of reasons! No matter what kind of building you get, when you buy a building from Carport Central, you’re getting the best! All of our structures at Carport Central are made from the highest quality steel and manufactured right here in America. Our buildings are designed to withstand the elements and keep your stuff safe and secure.
But that’s not all! There are even more benefits when you choose to get a metal building kit:
1. Our garden shed kits cost less!
- You can save on installation costs and get a discount for doing it yourself.
2. The installation is on your time!
- Instead of having to set up an installation date with us and completely clear your schedule, you can install your building on a day that works best for you.
3. You get to show off your DIY skills!
- Our custom metal building kits come with everything you need to make the process easy.
Your Garden Shed is Really Yours
Here at Carport Central, it’s our goal to make sure you get the steel garden shed of your dreams. That is why we offer a wide variety of customization options. Our DIY garden shed kits are just as customizable as our regular garden sheds, too. You get to design almost every aspect of your new structure. We are making sure that the building you get is the perfect building for you.
Here are some ways you can customize your garden shed kit:
- Type and placement of windows
- Type and placement of doors
- Type of walls (fully enclosed versus partially enclosed)
- Roof style
- Wall color
- Roof color
- Building dimensions
- Foundation type
- And more!
Preparing to Install a Garden Shed Kit
You’ve designed your perfect garden shed kit. You’ve taken the time to customize every detail and get things just the way you want it. Installation day will be here before you know it, so you need to make sure that you are prepared.
Here are some important steps you should take to prepare for your new metal building:
• Site Preparation
Preparing your ground is a must! Make sure you completely clear the designated spot. The area should be free of debris, vegetation, trash, and other barriers. And a level area is the key to a superior building. So, you’ll also want to make sure the area is completely leveled before the installation process begins.
• Get the Necessary Permits
You’ll need to check with your county about permits, codes, and regulations. This is one of the most important steps you can take when preparing for your building. This can save you a ton of trouble in the long run. If you put up your structure without meeting the right codes or getting the permits you need, then you could be forced to take your shed down. That would be a nightmare, right? So, you’ll definitely want to make sure you get everything figured out ahead of time.
Where you choose to install your building is another important thing to consider. Is your space large enough to support the shed kit that you ordered? Does your area often flood? If so, you may want to consider a drainage system. You will also want to make sure you aren’t installing your shed too closely to other buildings, so you don’t run into any problems during the installation process.
You will need a foundation to install your building on. The area has to be completely level and dry. You have the option of installing your garden shed kit on level ground, gravel, asphalt, or concrete. You will need to decide on your foundation before you order your building because the type of anchors you get will correspond with your anchor choice.
• Tools Needed During Installation
Your metal garden shed kit will come with everything you need for a successful installation; however, the tools aren’t included. You will want to make sure you have everything that you need before installation day arrives.
Here are some tools you’ll need to get your garden shed kit installed:
- Caulking guns
- Chalk lines
- Channel locks
- Cordless drill and bits
- Crescent wrench
- Socket wrench
- Pipe wrenches
- Plumb bobs
- Tape measures
- Tin snips
- Bulldog snips
- Utility knives
- Wire brushes
- Chains and ropes
- Electric nibbler metal cutters
- Power pulls
- Power wrenches
- Power screw gun
- Bull pins
- Load binders
- Rotary hammers
How Big & How Much?
When it comes to customizing your garden shed kit, there are probably two questions that come to mind: “How big can it be?” and “How much will it cost?” The answer to both is that it is up to you!
Keep in mind that if you get a building longer than 36’ then you will be required to have a vertical roof. The extra braces and supports are necessary for larger structures. However, this roof option can also cause your price to go up.
As far as the total price goes, it is completely dependent on the extent of your customizations. Certain things, such as vertical roofs, windows, and more, will raise the price of your structure.
For a real-time estimate, try out our 3D Building Estimator. You get to design your building and see the expected price, all from the comfort of your couch.
To Get a Great Garden Shed, You Need a Great Provider
Carport Central is the premier provider of metal buildings and metal garden shed kits in the United States! All of our metal buildings are made from the highest quality materials and will last a lifetime. If you have a vision, we’ll bring it to life. Our team of knowledgeable and friendly building specialists is on standby to make sure that you get exactly what you need. What are you waiting for? Call us today at +1 (888) 409-5187 to see the Carport Central difference for yourself!