When hurricane season is around the corner, many Florida residents spend quite a bit of time considering how they can protect their home from the serious winds and rains that are sure to come. However, residential homes are not the only structures that require reinforcement. Outdoor sheds often go neglected during hurricane season, but can incur significant damage if they lack durable materials and stable foundations. Here are some steps you can take to hurricane proof your shed.
When it comes to ensuring hurricane proof sheds, there are two elements that are most vital to consider.
At the end of the day, nothing you do to secure your shed will matter if its foundation is not solid and sturdy. In an area that experiences severe hurricanes, a foundation made of concrete is a must, but it is up to you whether you install a concrete slab or a concrete pier.
Additionally, you should strongly consider reinforcing your foundation with rebar, which is one of the only ways to ensure your shed can withstand the high-intensity hurricane-force.
While your entire shed may not fly away in the middle of a hurricane, it is incredibly common for shed roofs to be lifted and taken away by strong gusts of wind. One way to reinforce your roof is to fasten it to the walls of your shed. You might also want to consider installing a center column, which will anchor your roof to your foundation. Also, roofs with more than one slope can withstand hurricane-force winds better than roofs with a single slope or no slope at all, so keep that in mind when looking for a stronger roof for your shed.
If you’re considering getting a new roof or foundation to hurricane proof your shed, visit the shed professionals at Superior Sheds.
The experts at Superior Sheds can provide you with a variety of options for versatile and durable outdoor structures, including custom-built, spacious, and hurricane proof sheds. We also provide a variety of budget-friendly shed bodies, roofs, trims, and colors to fit your functional needs and the style of your home.
For more information on how our experienced staff can help you design and install your hurricane proof shed, call Superior Sheds today at 1-877-439-7433 to start discussing your specific building requirements.