Scattered around your property are garden tools, handyman tools, mechanic tools, Christmas décor and many other things you aren’t using at the moment. It would be nice to keep them all in one place to prevent confusion and to keep our homes safe. Save yourself from frustration by following these top 5 planning tips for a storage building.
Identify the purpose(s) of the building
Before you get started, understand what you’re building and why you’re building it. Evaluate your lifestyle so you can identify how the building will be used. Is it going to be exclusively for storage or are you going to use it as a hobby shop, too? The purpose(s) of the building will influence its overall shape. Some uses may necessitate larger spaces while others can go with narrower areas.
Consider the building height
How you intend to use the building dictates the clear height it needs. It’s better to have a building with few feet allowance than something that is too low. Check the local codes about the eave height.
Do you need to heat?
It’s crucial to know if you need to heat or cool the new storage building. If you are going to delay this, you may have to spend more for the installation of insulation or cooling element.
Think about the load
It’s highly important to consider the amount of load that the roof framing is engineered to carry. Before attaching any lifting device, check the capacity of the roof framing to prevent accidents. You may want to hire a professional to do this.
Find the best spot
Figure out the best place for your new storage building. You will have to take the shape and size into consideration. Naturally, you want the new building to blend with the adjacent structures. If you don’t want to compromise the exterior appearance of your property, consult a professional.
Apart from these you will have to check the local codes, building permit regulations and total cost. But if you begin with tips above, you’ll have a smooth building experience.