While boating is a great hobby, every boat owner knows just how quickly the expenses can add up. Ongoing maintenance is one of the biggest costs associated with owning a boat, so keeping those costs down as low as possible is a meaningful goal. To cut down on maintenance, consider storing your boat in a custom metal boat shed from Carport Kingdom. This kind of storage solution will protect the condition of your vessel while it is not out on the water.
We make it easy to customize your shed order using our Build & Price Tool, so you are sure to get exactly what you want out of this project. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, and we are excited to serve you!
Three Key Questions
At Carport Kingdom, you can completely customize your metal boat shed. To help you get started, we recommend that you ask yourself the following three questions:
- How much space do you need? This is the most obvious question to ask yourself in the planning phase, and probably the most important. Remember, the space you need in this shed isn’t only about the dimensions of your boat. You’ll probably want some room around the boat so you can move easily, perform maintenance, and store some equipment and supplies. Also, keep in mind the practicality of moving your boat in and out of the new storage shed. It’s always better to err on the side of building your shed a little too big than wishing later that you had more space.
- How many access points are required? When you customize a metal shed with Carport Kingdom, you’ll be able to decide how many doors you want to include, and what kinds of doors those will be. A large roll-up door is likely to make room for your boat, but do you want another access door so you can come and go without opening the big door in the front? Additional doors can make your shed far more useful and convenient.
- Where is the shed going to be built? You’ll need to pick out the right spot on your property for this new shed as early in the process as possible. Knowing where your shed is going to go can inform some of your other decisions. Specifically, the location of your shed is going to impact how you get the boat in and out of the shed, so this choice will help you determine where the doors should go.
The answers to these three questions will take you most of the way through the planning process. With a building site selected, the dimensions of the shed determined, and the number of doors calculated, you’ll be just about ready to place the order.
We hate to bring up a point that most people would rather not deal with, but it’s important to account for any legal considerations before you order a metal shed and start preparing your site. It’s possible that you’ll need a permit for this new structure, depending on the rules and regulations in your area. Before going any further with the project, consult those regulations and determine if you will have to apply for a permit or take any other actions before the structure can be built legally. This is a case where it’s always better to be safe than sorry, so check this off your to-do list right away and move on with the more enjoyable parts of the project.
Add a Concrete Pad
While not technically required to complete this project, your metal boat shed will be far more useful if it is placed on a concrete pad. Not only will the pad give you a nice floor inside the shed for you to park the boat and store your equipment, but it will also create a sturdy foundation for the shed itself. The relatively modest cost of a concrete pad will be more than worth it in the long run, so give this additional feature careful consideration.
Order Your Boat Shed Today
The sooner you can store your boat inside a sturdy metal shed, the sooner you can stop the elements from taking their toll on its condition. The sheds offered by Carport Kingdom are durable and easy to customize, and they are affordable, as well. Get started today and you won’t have to wait long to park your boat in its new home!