STORBOSS 10X25FT STORAGE SHED Here is a nice big metal building you could probably live in for a very cheap price: 100% HDG Steel - Hot dipped galvanized for superior corrosion resistance. High gable roof with reinforced low profile steel trusses for increased head room and superior strength. Available in substantial sizes, all with extra wide swing doors for easy access of large items or vehicles. Perfect space for large equipment storage or a secondary garage. 15 Year limited warranty.
►This multi-purpose storage building, with tremendous storage space and huge door openings, is large enough to store a small car or boat, or to create an ideal workshop or small warehouse. Built with low profile, double reinforced steel trusses, this building will support a greater snow load and can take more punishment than standard steel storage sheds. The truss design, along with extra tall wall heights, create more head room and added storage space. All frame, wall and roof parts are made from hot-dipped, electro-galvanized steel and all painted parts have a double baked-on enamel paint finish that will keep your building serviceable and attractive for years. This building also features a beefed up steel panel thickness that is 15 percent thicker than standard steel buildings, as well as 8 foot wide double reinforced swing out doors, for easy entrance of large equipment. Backed by our premium 15 year warranty, this building offers secure storage for years to come.◄
FUTURE BUILDINGS This business offers: Do It Yourself: Steel Garage Kits, Workshop Buildings, Steel Storage Buildings, Metal Carport Kits & Steel Shelters, Truck and Heavy Equipment Storage Buildings, Steel Barns, & Commercial Buildings. This looks like a good deal for those of you who would prefer a more custom approach to buying a metal shed. You can order a steel prefab shed or building from as low as a 10ft width on up to over 40ft long.
►Our do it yourself steel storage buildings are ideal for any home or business owner needing storage space and security. As the manufacturer we can customize a building kit from 10ft′to 40ft+ wide and offer factory direct pricing so you save. All buildings come with engineer certified plans and are also covered by a 30 year rust perforation warranty. We offer custom Design. A 100% Usable Interior Space. A 30 Year Rust Perforation Warranty. Fully Customizable Buildings. Do It Yourself Set-Up. Fast Construction & Low Cost.◄
STEELMASTER BUILDINGS This company builds what looks like mostly large metal buildings, but i did find a section specializing in domestic sheds and they are very nice also. Picture on the right is of one of their smaller steel sheds.
►If you're looking for a strong, secure building to store your tools and lawn care equipment, look no further than a SteelMaster steel storage shed. SteelMaster's prefabricated sheds are available in a variety of designs and thicknesses to meet both your budget and the wind and snow loads of your location.
SteelMaster metal storage sheds are available in a variety of sizes, ranging from 10ft to 150ft wide depending on the model you choose. No matter how big or small your steel shed, you can count on our minimum 22 gauge commercial grade steel to protect the tools and machines you store there. Unlike wooden alternatives, metal sheds are resistant to rotting and will not attract unwanted critters. And like all SteelMaster buildings, our prefab storage sheds are backed by a 30-year steel mill and factory warranty. Every one of our storage shed kits is fully customizable. We offer steel endwalls in a variety of colors, as well as custom endwall and open-ended options. If you choose to purchase steel endwalls, we'll even cut them for you before they arrive at your door. And all of our buildings can be assembled with only one size nut and bolt, meaning that you and a few friends can easily erect your shed in a week or less. With the ease of assembly and unsurpassed quality and durability that SteelMaster prefabricated sheds offer, you won't find better value steel sheds for sale anywhere else.◄
GET MORE OUT OF A CHEAP METAL SHED This is a unique type of an article from instructables. Here the author has a 9 step program for expanding the usefulness of your typical metal shed.
► The basic plan is to set four posts in concrete (plus two to support the door opening) and build the shed on top of them. This means if you like you can just dig four holes, set your posts and get started on the shed. I tried to flatten the site completely before even thinking about the shed . . . But it was hard not to be lazy. In the end I got most of the digging done before I couldn't resist setting the posts (I used pressure treated 4inx4in posts about 5 feet high - I bought a couple of 10 foot ones but if you keep looking, and asking to see the cull lumber at your local lumber yard you're likely to find some 4-5 foot straight-enough posts to use). Then I had to finish the digging with the posts in the way . . . And even then the shed, that was sitting in it's box beside my hole, lured me into putting it together before the "floor" was as flat as I'd like it to be. This was a terrible mistake which cost me several weekend afternoons inside the shed with a pick and shovel covered in dust with no wind to clear it away.◄
TRADE TESTED They refer to their metal sheds as "Garden Sheds". Actually, this New Zealand based business has a good variety of outdoor use items and this Garden Shed is just one of their categories. Picture on the right is of their: Garden Shed 1.75m x 1.75m x 1.9m Cream.
►Trade Tested has grown to be New Zealand's top online, outdoor hardware shop. 100% locally owned and operated, we started in 2001 importing to a small garage in central Auckland, selling on what was a little site called Trade Me. As New Zealanders got more used to buying things online, we got more used to selling them. We expanded our product range and found a niche that the Trade Tested team was passionate about - outdoor hardware. So, after several years of being one of the the most popular businesses on Trade Me, we decided to start a website. Just for us. After a few sleepless nights and lots of coffee, TradeTested.co.nz launched on the 10th of July, 2010. Our goal - give Kiwis the best deal on everything for their backyards. As we don't have a chain of giant shops, or a million staff, our prices can't be beaten. So far it's turned out pretty sweet, last year alone we are proud to have delivered to over 50,000 satisfied customers. This many happy people would have been impossible to achieve without our team of outdoor lifestyle gurus led by Terry, our resident MacGyver (but from Torbay). These guys are geniuses and can effortlessly solve any problem our customers might have. Just by talking over the phone. Give them a call 0800 800 880. In the next year or so we are going to continue expanding internationally as well as adding a bunch of new products and categories. So if you have any suggestions, or would like to help out (must be able to use a hammer and a keyboard, but not together), feel free to get in touch.◄
IRONBUILT STEEL BUILDINGS By the looks of their website; this is a fairly large company and they do build very large metal structures generally. However, they do build smaller buildings such as metal sheds and you can see some of their products by clicking on their "Residential & Workshop" link, then click on "Metal Storage Sheds And Steel Building Storage Shed Kits" link. Also, i should mention that they ship their products worldwide. Picture on the right is from their "Metal Storage Shed" page.
►Ironbuilt Steel Buildings provides pre-engineered metal building solutions for virtually any industrial, commercial, agricultural or residential application. Our clear-span design and ability to place doors almost anywhere in the building allows you the maximum usable space in your steel storage shed or metal building kit workshop. Our metal building specialists can walk you through every step of your project while providing industry leading real-time customer support over the phone as well as through fax and email. Only the highest grade commercial US steel is used in your Ironbuilt metal storage shed & workshop buildings guaranteeing you the finest quality durable building. You know your personal property is secure and protected because our all steel construction shields you against the mold and termites found in conventional wood buildings. Ironbuilt steel sheds are 100% made in the USA and comprised of the highest grade US commercial steel. Every Ironbuilt small metal shop building can be erected by following our easy to follow manual and drawings. Our metal storage sheds carry a 40 year warranty on polyester baked on enamel coating on the wall panels. Many of Ironbuilt's standard metal shed kits can be shipped in as little as two weeks. A 25 year warranty on the Galvalume® roof panels allows for maximum rust protection in the roof of your steel workshop building. Ironbuilt steel buildings come with a Lifetime warranty on all roof and wall sheeting steel fasteners. Your steel storage building comes with blueprints stamped by an engineer in your state and will meet all of the local building code and load requirements for a steel building. For over 38 years Ironbuilt has helped thousands of customers realize their dream of building and owning a maintenance free, easy to assemble cost-saving metal workshop or steel storage shed. Call Ironbuilt today at 1-800-805-0084 for information and pricing on our steel storage sheds or check out our small shed building specials!◄
THE SHEDMAN These guys have produced some very beautiful buildings, some you could live in. They are based in New Zealand. They can design & build anything from very small to quite large sheds or buildings. The owner of the business says: "Over the years I have been involved in building cold rolled steel framed buildings from 1.5 meter long by 4.0 meter wide To 20 meter wide by 60 meter long." Picture on the right is of their "Double garage with 45 degree roof" located in the Garages & Carports section.
►The Shedman can supply premium steel framed, custom-designed kit sheds from Gore to Kaitaia, to Gisborne, to Westport, to Oban, Stewart Island . . . To most places really. The Shedman uses Multibuild, a unique 3D modeling and engineering software to give the customer the choice of thousands of
standard designs within minutes, all engineered specifically for the given purpose and wind requirements through out New Zealand. The Shedman sells wholesale kit sheds anywhere in New Zealand. The styles of steel-framed portal buildings are Garages, Heritage Barns, Open-front farm sheds, Mono pitch sheds, Commercial buildings, Workshops, Aircraft hangars, Stock-wintering sheds, Quaker-style barns,and Carports. Your choice of all the Coloursteel or galvanized coating for the exterior finish. Your choice of roller doors or sectional doors with or without motorized door openers. These products are dispatched from Christchurch or Auckland to ensure coverage of metropolitan and regional areas. The kit sets can generally be delivered within 50km of a main center for $350 (conditions apply). The Shedman has the knowledge to assist you in the design of either your dream shed or workshop. I can cater for all strengths and areas of portal frame shed designs and our suppliers have the capacity for large-scale production. We will supply to you the customer three sets of drawings for you to submit for your council approval with producer statement from our approved structural engineer, one instruction manual.◄
PORTABLE SHED COMPANY This business is located in Longmont, Colorado. They sell: Do-it-yourself assembly kits, skid mounted & ready to go sheds, garages, garden sheds, livestock loafing sheds, carports, & portable storage. They Deliver Anywhere in the USA. Also, they do custom work and by the looks of their pictures, they make nice looking custom metal buildings.
►Affordable, quality portable buildings: Skid mounted & ready to go. Our unique portable buildings were created by recognizing a need for a commercial quality yet affordable portable structure and developed through our industrial construction experience. We bring this level of expertise to the construction of all our structures. See photographs of our best sellers, or browse categories below. PSC Portable buildings are ideal for a wide range of uses from mini-storage, relocatable mini-storage buildings, garage buildings, garden sheds, and livestock loafing sheds. All buildings are completely portable and skid-mounted, providing for unlimited flexibility and easy relocation. Our in-house design capabilities enable us to create buildings that can exceed your expectations. Whether standard or custom sized, each building is professionally engineered and certified to meet your snow and wind loads. Call for Your FREE Quote Today! Portable Shed Company.◄
VALLEY SHED They have a lot of product pictures and also nice color charts providing you with many color choices for your shed exterior. This business does have some nice looking unique steel or metal sheds. They also have a small line of wood sheds.
“Valley Shed offers several sizes in Metal Sheds. However, we can build any size to accommodate your need. Our sheds can be installed on the ground, on concrete, on asphalt, or on a wood base. Once you have the base built we will come in and build the shed on top of the existing base. Our metal sheds are built of the finest quality. They come with same high quality material as our steel garages. They come with either a standard 34 inch door or a 6x7 FT roll up door. Below is a list of standard sizes that we build to. We also offer custom sizes. We offer a wide variety of products for your storage needs. From a basic wood shed to an Agricultural building, we have the right product to fit your needs. Metal Carports and Steel Garages are our specialty.”
METALBUILDING.COM Available on this listing here is a site providing many resources for those interested in buying or selling metal buildings. Picture on the right is taken from their "Metal Building Kits" page. Also, included on this website linked here a rating system for suppliers of metal buildings, kind of interesting in my opinion. There is a large quantity of information on this website, but most of it pertains to the larger type metal buildings not suitable for the average consumer.
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MAN PRODUCTS This metal shed business specializes in "heavy-duty" metal sheds. Not your grandpapa's metal shed with the paper thin walls made from tin foil gauge sheet metal.
“If you're looking to improve your shed storage, look no further than 100% steel sheds from Man Products. Steelsheds.com provides you with the most durable and affordable building storage sheds. Unlike sheds sold at home centers or nurseries, our sheds are strong, heavy and durable. Because of the heavy gauge steel used in the construction of our sheds, they cannot be bent by hand. Other metal buildings are not made of this same heavy gauge steel, therefore making their product light and aluminum-like. Not only can they be dented by just poking the sidewall, but often they require being secured to the ground because of their light-weight material. Don't be fooled! Most wooden sheds are made of particle board, which is nothing more than saw dust and glue. When particle board de-laminates, it is impossible to maintain or repair. Buying direct from us, the manufacturer, eliminates the middle-man mark up, giving our customer a great deal on a great shed. Besides being one of the strongest on the market, our sheds are the lowest price per square foot.”
ASGARD SECURE STEEL STORAGE By the looks of their website, this is a high quality company which manufacturers steel sheds in the United Kingdom. Notice that most or all of their metal sheds are made using flat sheets of steel, no ribs normally used to strengthen thin sheet metal. "Asgard have been the UK's leading supplier of high quality and secure metal sheds, metal bike sheds, metal bike garages, school storage, parcel delivery boxes and caravan storage for over 30 years. Feel free to browse through the list of products where you will find a selection of metal storage for all applications.
Remember our units are delivered FREE to the most of the UK and are made from thick, weatherproof steel and come with a built-in full metal floor." Picture on the right is of their: Extra, Extra, Large Metal Shed: Gladiator Plus2 (7.4ft W x 14.5ft L).
“Asgard Secure Steel Storage is a division of Flexiform Business Furniture Limited, a leading supplier of steel storage systems for over 30 years. Asgard can draw on a wealth of metal fabrication experience and has a long history of engineering and manufacturing excellence. Asgard now produce metal sheds, garden security storage of the highest quality. Flexiform and Asgard work hand in hand supplying some of the largest government contracts through out the UK. As a business we are ISO 14001 and 9001 accredited with prestigious, established clients such as The Parliamentary Works, West Yorkshire Police Force and many local authorities. With an unrivaled reputation for quality and innovation you can be sure of our long term commitment to supplying quality products. Over £1 million has been invested in state of the art sheet metal equipment for the production of our exciting new products. This investment commitment gives a clear indication of the group's confidence in the success of the products in the Asgard Secure Steel Storage range. All our products are designed and manufactured here in the UK at our West Yorkshire headquarters. We employ our own installation and delivery crews delivering UK wide using our own fleet of vehicles. Asgard employ a unique mix of cutting edge technology with tried and tested traditional skills. With a manufacturing plant of 118000 square feet we are in the enviable position where we can make huge runs of product or just a single one off prototype. All our products are designed in house using a hand picked team of engineers and designers. Using the latest 3d modeling software we are constantly developing and expanding our product ranges in line with our customers needs. We are more than just a manufacturing plant. With nationwide offices and UK wide distribution network; Customer Care teams are waiting to help you with advice about our products or just general advice on secure metal products or general storage security. Just call us we will try and answer all your queries. If you require brochures or instructions see the individual product pages and our assembly instructions page to download copies in PDF format. Remember we make all products to order. This is the ONLY way we can guarantee you get the best quality products. Each and every product is hand picked and checked before dispatch, the product is then transported on our own transport fleet and delivered by our own delivery team. Asgard - A combination of cutting edge technology and hand finished craftsmanship.”
KYATU This United Kingdom based business sells many different types of storage buildings and small cabins. Lots of pictures.
“Welcome to online shopping here at Kyatu. Our aim is simple, to offer you, the consumer, the best choice of carefully selected online products in the market place at the best possible prices. We offer vast choice within our departments anything from Beds, garden furniture and others to the latest innovations in the market place, those "must have" products. All carefully selected for you. Kyatu's parent company has had an online retail presence since it was formed in the year 2000 and has successfully grown into a family of 6 online retail stores with a multi-million pound turnover selling everything from garden buildings, garden furniture and outdoor toys to name but a few. In fact, our parent company was named as one of the Real Business Magazines accredited "Hot 100" entrepreneurial companies in 2008. Kyatu™ was formed to allow the further expansion of our business and to offer all of our products under one roof and to expand our online range. You can rest assured that we take online retailing seriously and to this end our Ethos here at Kyatu™ is as follows.”
One thing to keep in mind about buying a large and heavy item like a metal shed from Ace Hardware is that "delivery is only available to your local Ace store". And purchases do not include assembly or delivery from the store. I could not find a lot of metal sheds at Ace Hardware. But, i include this link for your convenience in case Ace is a good source for you. Picture on the right is the Arrow® Oakbrook® 10x14 Storage Building (OB1014).
“When an item on Ace Hardware is available for Ship-to-Store, that means you can save shipping costs by choosing to have your item(s) delivered to an Ace Hardware store near you. Ship-to-Store is a convenient service available only to Ace Hardware online customers. To take advantage of this service, follow these simple steps: Shop on Acehardware.com and select items for purchase. Proceed to our secure checkout. Sign in, and then enter (or verify) your billing address. Select Ship-to-Store by entering your 5-digit postal ZIP code in the field provided in "Option 1in of the shipping destination step of the checkout process. Select the Ace Hardware store most convenient to you and proceed through checkout. You will be notified via e-mail when your order has left our warehouse and is on its way to the Ace Hardware store you selected as your shipping destination. Please contact the store prior to pick up to ensure your package has delivered. After you complete your Ship-to-Store order, the receipt page provides you with your order number and information about the order. Keep your order number in a safe place; it will be needed for all order references. Print this screen and save it. You must present your printed receipt with your order number, the credit card used for purchase and one form of photo ID when you pick up your Ship-to-Store order at an Ace Hardware store. You will be notified via e-mail when your order has left our warehouse and is on its way to the Ace Hardware store you selected as your shipping destination.”
THE BETTY MILLS COMPANY
This online business has a pretty good selection of metal buildings mostly from Arrow Sheds. Picture on the right is Arrow Sheds multi-purpose storage building that is large enough to store a small car or boat. Use this building's tremendous storage space and huge door openings to create an ideal workshop, small warehouse or small cabin. Long-lasting, hot-dipped galvanized steel frame, wall and roof parts. Painted parts have a double baked-on enamel paint finish including a superior rust-inhibiting primer. Extra large swing-open doors! Cooling vent included. 12-year limited warranty. Wall Color: Off-White. Roof Color: White. Model # GA1017. Size: 10X17FT. Storage Area: 1094CF.
►The Betty Mills Company® is a TOP 500 e-commerce company and one of America's leading suppliers of cleaning, facility, break room and office supply products. Offering 95,000 brand-leading products shipped right to your door from over 55 US warehouse locations, Betty Mills offers superior customer service to large and small businesses alike, as well as government agencies, military and educational institutions, maintenance & janitorial contractors and do-it-yourself home owners. With our everyday low prices and our Double Markdown® Specials, Betty Mills offers a comfortable and easy online shopping experience for everyone who likes to buy smart and save big! Remember— if it's on Double Markdown® it's on sale twice! Orders placed Mon - Fri before 12 Noon PST normally ship same day and should arrive to you within 2-3 business days or less. Outdoor Structures and special order items typically ship in 7-10 days directly from the manufacturer warehouse (Drop Shipped) unless otherwise indicated.◄
These metal buildings are a little bit different than most in that they are made using sandwich panels with either a polyurethane or polystyrene core. Keep in mind that they can custom build a metal shed for you . . .
“The high performance "U" Series PolyUrethane Panel Building System, our traditional PolyUrethane filled product line, meets strenuous enclosure requirements in a cost effective manner. Each individual panel is perimeter framed in 16 ga. galvanized steel with a dense polyurethane core sandwiched between top and bottom sheet steel to ensure extreme structural strength and insulation. The factory pressure-injected PolyUrethane core produces R-23.23 insulation value in a 3in thick R-Panel (Ridged). Custom welded options can be built into customer specified panels.
The Galvalume® R-Panel (Ridged Panel), comes pre-painted with siliconized polyester which carries its own 20 year warranty against cracking, peeling, or fading. Like the sealant in the "S" Series, the "U" Series polyurethane sealant applied between all panel connections is also protected from UV deterioration and forms a watertight barrier. The "S" Series PolyStyrene Panel Building System design provides an economical solution for your enclosure needs with up to 40% cost and field erection savings. The patented Snap-N-Lock™ panel connection easily joins together each panel while forming a continuous insulated foam interface and structural strength to each panel. The built in PolyStyrene core produces an impressive R-12 insulation value in a 3in thick panel while the internal panel locking system eliminates the need for additional fastening methods at the joint for a smooth, clean look. Fabricated under several quality control checkpoints, each panel is laminated under pressure with a waterproof adhesive which has the highest ICBO approved rating. The 26 ga. embossed zinc galvanized steel comes pre-painted in baked on, roll coated, polyester with a 10 year warranty. The sealant reservoir protects the sealant from UV deterioration and forms a waterproof seal.”
DURAMAX They seem to sell three different sizes of metal prefab sheds: a 6X4ft, a 8X6ft, & a 10x8ft. Pictured is their 10in x 8in Colossus Metal Storage Shed. Please click on the picture at the right to buy from Amazon.com as your purchase helps to support this site at no extra cost to you. Thanks.
“DuraMax is a division of US Polymers Inc., a leading California extruder of vinyl products, including fencing, utility & storage buildings, sheds, pipes, shutters and custom profiles, since 1983. We carry the broadest assortment of sizes and types that can shipped nationwide, one shed at a time or by the pallet load. Whether vinyl or metal, large or small we can service all your needs DuraMax sheds are the most durable storage solutions in the market today. Our products are superior in quality, design, fit and packaging. All our units are modular, allowing custom solutions to meet every consumer need. We sell our products through a network of dealers and mass merchants around the country. To get more information on how to buy a DuraMax storage shed, Please check our list of dealers or you may call us at 1-800-483-4674.”
GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL Global sells two metal storage sheds as far as i can tell. They sell many other industrial type items and i have ordered from them previously and have had no problems with them. Their metal sheds are different than most i have seen. They appear to be quite heavy duty. The picture on the right is of Global's "Galvanized Steel Outdoor Storage Shed" 699 CF (9ft-2in W X 12ft-6in D X 7ft-1in H) and believe it or not is sold on Amazon.com.
“GlobalIndustrial.com is the Web site for Global Industrial. Global is an operating division of Systemax Inc. (www.systemax.com). For over 60 years, Global Industrial has been an industry leader in the direct marketing of furniture, office and industrial equipment. These Outdoor Storage Buildings Are Ideal For Keeping Valuable Items Secure. Heavy duty outdoor steel storage sheds are made using maintenance-free and corrosion resistant galvanized corrugated steel panels. Steel sheds include a right-side hinged door that is padlockable for security. Door opening measures 45in W x 74in H. Floor is covered in 5-3/4in H wood to help keep products dry. Top includes built-in rain gutters for water drainage. Storage buildings allow forklift access when constructed. Easy assembly.”
SHED FLOORS This is the only way to build a shed in my humble opinion. I have used similar systems in the past to raise my shed above the ground. This system allows for much easier leveling. This information here is referring to the blocks used under the shed platform in the picture on the right. It is called a "Floating Foundation", i guess because it appears to "float in the air" but is actually supported by notched top cinder blocks under the support boards (floor joists). This website has some very good info and good pictures.
“Whether you are planning to build a ready-to-assemble kit, hire a contractor or build a custom designed shed, consider using a Floating Foundation Shed Floor System for the foundation of your shed project. When building a Floating Foundation Shed Floor System, there are important factors to keep in mind. You have invested the time and money into building a shed; PROTECT your investment. Elevating the shed a minimum of 12 inches will allow air to circulate beneath the shed and eliminate the development of condensation, standing water, and mildew on the interior floor. Using a Floating Foundation Shed Floor System will elevate and protect your costly and important possessions. Building a sturdy foundation that protects against moisture and movement will DOUBLE the life of your shed. A Floating Foundation Shed Floor System elevates your storage shed from the damp soil to allow for greater air circulation. Your possessions will be protected from moisture and mildew found in the ground. Whether your yard is sloped or flat, a Floating Foundation Shed Floor System can be set on any soil-type without any site preparation. The Dek-Block brand piers set right on top of the ground; eliminating the need to dig deep foundations and mix cement. All Floating Foundation Shed Floor System plans are designed to use standard lumber sizes so there is no difficult cutting involved.”
LOWE'S Lowe's sells this very basic metal storage shed which i like a lot - the Arrow Sheds "Piedmont". It is 10ft x 8ft steel storage building. You can buy a floor kit for it (Arrow Sheds Floor Frame Kit for 8ft x 8ft, 10ft x 8ft & 10ft x 9ft Buildings ARR FB109) or build a floor platform out of 2x4 or 2x6 lumber and cover with 3/4in plywood or some other good flooring material. I have always been able to elevate the shed off the ground using cinder blocks to allow for air circulation underneath. Lowe's now has a pretty large inventory of metal sheds plus many others as well. The picture at the right is the Arrow 10ft W x 14ft L x 7ft-2in H Lindale Steel Storage Building, Item #92737, Model: LX1014. I think you can buy your metal shed online and they will have the shed ready for you very quickly at the store for your pick-up.
Lowe's is a great American success story, more than 60 years in the making. Our founder, Carl Buchan, had a vision – to create a national chain of hardware stores, dedicated to helping people improve the places they call home. Over the past six decades, that vision has grown from a single small town store, to a respected FORTUNE 50® industry leader with more than 1,700 stores in all 50 states, Canada and Mexico. We hope you love what you ordered, but if something isn't right, let us know. We're happy to exchange your item for something new or refund your money. You can return your order at any Lowe's store for your added convenience. Offer does not apply to store delivery.
CONESTOGA BUILDERS This business has a nice website with lots of pictures of their products. They have their own unique designs for sheds and other buildings. No "Shed Kits" here. Actually, metal sheds are just one division of their business. But they have some unique items that's why i am including them here.
“For upscale quality, good looks, and attractive prices, Conestoga Builders' wood and metal garages, carports, storage buildings, and gazebos cannot be beat. All our buildings are custom-built to your requirements. We do not offer kits or plans. Save hundreds and hundreds of dollars over Lowes and Home Depot prices: Bring in their best price and Conestoga will beat it! Our high quality buildings are custom-built, on site, by construction crews that meet Conestoga Builders' superior standards. Unlike our competitors, our buildings include 3/4in pressure treated floors, with cap blocks, vents, hardware and roofing felt included as standard equipment at a savings of hundreds of dollars.”
GRAINGER Just another source for this Vestil Metal Storage Shed. Outdoor Storage Building, Overall Height 85 In., Overall Width 110 In., Overall Depth 78 In., Inside Height 78 In., Inside Width 106 In., Inside Depth 69 In., Door Opening Height 74 In., Door Opening Width 45 In., Doors Single Swing-Out, Material Corrugated Steel Panel, Construction Galvanized Steel, Includes Wood Floor.
To view this metal building go to: Material Handling > Structures > Storage Buildings.
“William W. (Bill) Grainger founded a wholesale electric motor sales and distribution business in Chicago in 1927. He established the company to provide an efficient solution for customers to access a consistent supply of electric motors. The business was incorporated as W. W. Grainger, Inc. in 1928. Sales in the early days were generated primarily through mail order via post cards and a catalog. The MotorBook, as the catalog was originally called, was the basis for today's Grainger catalog. Over the last 80 years, Grainger's product line has expanded to more than 900,000 products and repair parts. The Grainger branch network has grown steadily over the years, and today there are more than 600 Grainger branches in the US, Canada, Mexico, India, China, and Panama. The 4,000-page Grainger catalog is published annually and is available online at Grainger.com, the company's award-winning Web site.”
THE HOME DEPOT The Home Depot sells Arrow Sheds, but seems to carry a slightly different line of metal sheds than does Lowes. I think you can order Arrow Sheds online with The Home Depot. The picture on the right is of the Arrow Floor Frame Kit (Foundation Kit): Fits 8 X 8, 10 X 7, 10 X 8, 10 X 9 and 10 X 10 FT Size Metal Storage Buildings. Model FB109. I have personally used this floor frame and it worked very well for me.
Actually, i like it better than a concrete pad. You lay some sheets of plywood on top of the frame struts if i remember correctly. You can buy this frame at the Home Depot and probably Lowes also.
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ARROW SHEDS A good selection of prefabricated metal sheds. This business has been around for quite awhile. The picture on the right is of their 10x8ft Arlington Metal Shed. The floor frame mentioned above would work with this shed.
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FINGERHUT They sell some sheds - I think mostly Arrow Sheds. Plus some other types of shelters and floor systems (Foundation Kits). The picture on the right is of the Arrow Lexington Shed: This 10ft Wide x 14ft Deep steel shed is protected by Rust-Oleum® for a long lasting finish. Barn-shaped roof has peak height of over 7ft. 852 CF of storage area.
Smooth-sliding doors are double braced for extra strength. Fingerhut sells this shed.
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NORTHERN TOOL A good selection of prefabricated "Arrow" brand metal sheds. Click on "Tarps + Covers" then click on "Sheds". They also sell: Fast Framer Kits, Instant Garage, & Shed-In-A-Box. The picture on the right is of the Arrow Oakbrook Steel Storage Building — 10ft x 14ft. The Arrow Oakbrook storage building features a high gable roof for extra storage and headroom—nearly 7 feet. Easy assembly.
When i was younger and delivering bulk potable water on the high desert in Southern California - i met a family who had lost everything in a bad business deal, and they were forced to live on their vacant 10 acre desert parcel of land in one of these Arrow metal sheds. I think it was about the same size as the one pictured here and in one inside corner they had installed a small coal/wood burning stove.
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