If you're actively involved in doomsday preparations, you need at least one metal shed on your property. Metal buildings can provide you the space you need for your survival gear, but they can also provide emergency shelter should the need arise. Once you have your metal sheds installed, you'll need to provide them with the care they'll need to stand up to whatever disasters may come your way. Here are some dos and don't's you should follow for your sheds:
Do Take Your Time to Select the Right Spot
If you're going to be building new metal sheds on your property, take the time to select the right spot for construction. You'll want a location that's level, to prevent tipping and swaying. You'll also want a location that's close to your home, but not too close. This is particularly important if you're going to be using your metal sheds as an emergency supply shed, or shelter.
Do Keep It Properly Waterproofed
If you live in a region that suffers from extreme humidity, or higher-than-average rainfall, you'll need to keep your sheds properly waterproofed. As soon as your sheds are installed, apply a generous coat of waterproof sealant. After that, apply a fresh coat at least once a year to continue the protection.
Don't Delay the Repairs
When it comes to metal emergency sheds, the most important thing you can do is keep up with the repairs. One loose screw, damaged panel, or rust spot, can spell disaster for your sheds, especially if they're not taken care of quickly. At least once a month, go out and give your sheds a thorough inspection, top to bottom. Look for signs of damage that will need to be addressed. This is particularly important after a rain or wind storm. Pay close attention to signs of rust. Most minor rust problems can be taken care of with steel wool, and rust-proof paint.
Don't Forget the Ventilation
If you're going to be storing perishables in your metal sheds, or you're going to be using them for emergency shelter, they'll need plenty of ventilation. If you didn't have ventilation installed when the sheds were built, you'll need to take care of that immediately. Proper ventilation will prevent mold growth, and will also prevent your emergency supplies from going bad. Talk to your contractor about the right type of ventilation system for your sheds.
Now that you're constructing metal sheds for your emergency supplies, make sure they're able to stand up to anything. Use the tips provided here to ensure that your sheds can provide the protection you need.