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Pole Construction For Low Cost Outdoor Storage
12: Siding Trim the siding to allow at least 1” of clearance above the ground. Before installing, seal the bottom edge of the siding thoroughly with a primer or sealer. Nail the siding to the girts, poles and splashboards. On the inside of the structure, use a 2 x 4 nailer to reinforce the vertical seams in the siding (Simply put, a nailer is a vertical board attached between the girts.). Caulk all horizontal seams.
13: Windows Use aluminum storm windows to simplify window installation. With a saber saw or reciprocating saw, cut through the siding to form the window openings. Attach and seal the storm windows over the openings.
14: Fascia Install fascia under the drip edge on both sides of the building.
15: Trim Cut the trim to size and install on he corners, under the gable drip edge, and around the door opening. Caulk any horizontal trim that could trap water. Cut the braces and attach.
16: Garage Door Follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions. The door track should attach to the corner poles. The tops of the second set of poles will probably need to be notched to allow room for the track. Attach the springs and braces to he bottoms of the trusses (See Fig. 4).
17: Gable Vent Again, using a saber saw or reciprocating saw, cut an opening for the gable vent in the rear end of the building. Install the vent and caulk around it.
18: Shutters (optional): Construct the shutters and paint them with an exterior primer or sealer. Use screws to mount the shutters to the structure. To prevent mildew, place 1/8” plastic spacers between the shutters & siding at the screw points.
19: Finishing Touches Apply a primer or sealer to all surfaces. Next, apply the paint or stain of your choice.
20: Floor The floor can be gravel, brick, wood or concrete, as you choose. Whichever you select, check with your supplier for tips and techniques on proper installation techniques…and remember…in some locations, NOT having a concrete floor could determine whether or not you need a permit…and in many cases, NOT having a concrete floor could also reduce your property taxes.