How to Maintain a Shed From Blowing Away

How to Maintain a Shed From Blowing Away

High winds can easily topple garden sheds, and the consequent cleanup process from that occurring can be extended. The best way to maintain your storage shed in position when the winds pick up speed is to utilize ground anchors and ties. The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends homeowners in hurricane-prone areas utilize this method to secure their sheds, but you can use it where you reside to thwart the damaging effects of the wind in your shed.

Expand the ground anchors into the ground near the four corners, but together the long sides of the shed. Tug in the screws after incorporating them to ensure a secure fit.

Toss one of the straps over the roof of the shed.

Tie the ends of the strap into the tops of the two ground anchors which are on opposite sides of the drop from each other and closest to the front of the drop.

Ratchet the strap until it’s taut, but you’re still able to slip a hand under the strap.

Repeat putting the second strap over the discard and tying it to the rear two ground anchors. Tighten its ratchet so it’s tight.

Retighten the first strap with the ratchet to match the tautness of the other strap.

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