When searching for storage solutions a simple and effective option is to install a metal garage. These prefab garage kits are ideal for many types of items that may not fit in the house, but need to be protected from the elements. Adding to the appeal of new garage is the option of buying a prefab garage kit that you install yourself.

Metal garages come in a variety of styles and sizes. By building it yourself you can save the money otherwise spent hiring professionals. These kit easily comes together with a few common tools. For the larger models a few assistants may be necessary.

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A step-by-step manual that is easy to follow comes with each kit. This manual will list all of the components included in the package. It is wise to check that all parts were included before you begin. This will include all frame work and metal panels, but also the smaller items such as the standard sized bolts and polyethylene washers used on all connections. With this building manual you can easily assemble a metal garage by following a few simple guidelines, similar to the following:

1. The prefabricated metal garage kit will include several large items, such as these: build arches, raise arches, and end wall panels. Each of these pieces is pre-cut and pre-drilled. They should also have been fitted with weather stripping and heavy-duty curved angles. If you do not have the necessary tools listed for assembly they can easily be acquired at a hardware store.

2. Before constructing the building you will need to lay a foundation. It is essential for the durability of the building that the foundation be solid and long-lasting. To adequately prepare the location for the building, soil conditions and foundation material must be taken into consideration. The area for the prefabricated metal garage should be level and secure. An excellent foundation material is concrete. This can easily be installed by pouring a floating concrete perimeter slab.

3. The side walls and the roof are formed by the build arches and raise arches. It may be necessary to have assistance in raising the arches. They must be joined exactly to avoid leaks and then be securely fastened to the foundation. For taller garages scaffolding may need to be used to properly finish the work.

4. Finally the wall panels to cover the openings at either end are installed. Installation is made easy through several features. Each panel is pre-cut to fit exactly and numbered to match the openings. They will bolt directly onto the base connector and the end arch panel. Steel framed openings can be installed for doors and windows.

As storage these prefab garage kits are an ideal solution for a variety of needs. They can hold large items such as lawnmowers or snow blowers or periodically used items like camping and fishing gear. Some are even large enough to use as workshops. No matter what it is used for a prefabricated metal garage kit can provide extra space and improve property value.