Metal Garage Kits – A metal garage can be a good choice to a property. They are relatively inexpensive, easy to erect, sturdy, durable and versatile, so they can be custom-tailored to include a workshop or other features. Design metal garages come in kits with construction instructions. They require a firm foundation, preferably concrete pouring, but most other tools kit will already be in an owner’s work kit. Many communities have regulations on metal buildings, so check local building and zoning authorities before starting. Measure and mark perimeter for a metal garage with builder stakes and ropes, according to specifications with metal garage kit. Measure the diagonal and compare distances. If both diagonals are equal, the site is square. Dig 8-12 inches, depending on manufacturer’s recommendations, for a foundation.
Create wood-for-concrete shapes, with 2-by-4 or 2-by-6 boards, depending on the recommended foundation depth, firmly wrapped in place. Check metal garage kits a square. Compact the floor with one hand or with a mechanical tamper. Pour concrete into the tops of the shapes. Level the concrete with a long board and smooth with a trowel and concrete finishing tools. Vertical concrete anchor bolts as recommended in the instructions. Bolts should come with the kit. Screw cap covers with oil to prevent concrete from penetrating the threads. These should be precisely positioned to match the holes in the crossbars of the metal walls. Make a wood pattern to align the holes exactly if you are not sure of the measurements.
Lay metallic components out in their spaces intended for the side walls, ends, and roof. Some manufacturers recommend erecting walls and erecting them as a unit, holding them upright with bolt anchors. Follow the instructions on the metal garage kits. Lift the four walls and tighten according to the kit instructions. Install ceilings per kit instructions. Some kits have metal beams that are then covered with metal panels. Other kits have pre-assembled panels that are lifted and screwed into place. Install doors according to kit instructions.