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* Do not place the shed underneath eaves. Falling snow/ice may severely damage the roof.
* To prevent wind damage, thin metal sheds should be attached to patio stones or concrete pad with screws.


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Metal Sheds
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Metal sheds.

Metal sheds are made from sheet metal sheathing (galvanized steel, aluminum, or corrugated iron) attached to a metal frame. Metal sheds are a good choice when long-term strength and resistance to fire, rot, or termites is desired. However, metal sheds may rust over time, particularly if they are constructed from steel that is not galvanized. As well, some types of metal sheds that have thin walls are easily dented, which may makes some types of thin metal sheds a poor choice for vandal-prone areas or for high-traffic activities such as small businesses. In cold climates, metal shed roofs may have to be cleared of snow and ice because the thin metal may be damaged by a heavy accumulation. Since metal sheds weigh much less than wood or PVC plastic sheds, they are are more at risk of being damaged by heavy winds. To prevent wind damage, thin metal sheds should be attached to patio stones or concrete pad with screws.




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