Metal storage sheds are becoming quite popular among homeowners as they are durable and long-lasting.

If you want extra storage space, installing a metal storage shed in your backyard will prove a solid investment.

But just make sure that you hire a certified shed builder because only a professional will be able to install a premium quality metal shed that will be long-lasting.

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If you choose suitable materials and a professional shed builder, your metal storage shed will be highly durable.

Metal storage sheds are a one-time investment so make sure that you invest your money in a certified shed builder. The key to minimizing risk and problems is proper planning, so make sure to plan out the whole process in advance.

If you are planning on installing a metal shed in your backyard but don’t know where to start, keep on reading, as this blog post talks about metal storage sheds.

What Is Your Budget?

The first thing that you need to figure out before searching for a metal shed is your budget. You need to figure out how much money you can invest in a metal shed and then start exploring the options that come in your range.

Your budget is a massive part of buying a shed. So, knowing how much you can spend on a metal shed will make it easier for you to find the perfect shed that fits your budget and needs.

So before going into the shed market, plan out your budget and once you have decided on your budget, start your research.

What Do You Plan To Store In Your Shed?

After you have decided on a budget, create a plan for what you will put into your shed. Take your time and consider everything that you may want to store in your metal shed to make decisions in terms of the overall style and size of your metal shed.

Here are some things you can store in your shed:

Equipment: First, start with the largest items. Do you want to store all your outdoor gear in the shed, such as the snowblower, lawn mower and trailer? If you plan to store such large equipment in your shed, you will have to build a large shed.

Seasonal Items: Do you plan to store seasonal items such as pool supplies and lawn chairs in your shed? You can also store all your summer and winter holiday decorations in your shed but keep in mind that it will take up a lot of space.

Gardening Supplies: Are you building a metal shed to store your gardening supplies such as lawnmowers, gardening chemicals, rakes, and gardening tools? Keep in mind that if you plan to store gardening supplies like chemicals and plants in your metal shed, you will need proper ventilation.

Planning the things you will store in your shed will help you decide the size and shape of your metal shed. When you know what things you are going to keep in your shed you will be able to build a perfect shed that will fulfill all your storage needs.

Things To Look For In A Metal Shed

You need to look out for so many things when buying a metal shed. You will have to think about the type of material, overall structure and size. Here are some things to consider when buying a metal shed.

Style Of The Shed

The first thing you will have to think about is the style of the shed. Nowadays, horizontal metal sheds are very popular.

Horizontal metal sheds are shorter and longer than the other sheds. Another popular style of the shed is the lean-to-shed. These are a type of shed that sit next to a building such as a home.

Some other things that you will have to consider when choosing the style is if you want a steel shed or an aluminum one.


The next thing that you will have to think about is the security of your metal shed. Because your metal shed will be installed outside, you need to install a proper security system to keep all your valuable items safe in the metal shed.

About Stahl Storage

Stahl Storage offers a wide range of different portable storage options, including modular buildings, cabins, storage sheds, livestock barns, craft studios, car garages, golf cart or ATV storage, portable workshops, and offices. We manufacture your shed as you want it to be.

Stahl Storage is your one-stop-shop for all types of portable buildings. We build portable storage units according to your requirements and specifications. Contact us for further information.

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