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Shed Installation and Floor Features

6405 Lifetime Shed Installation Takes a Couple PeopleIn places where higher winds are expected from time to time, Lifetime storage sheds have built-in features to help ensure your shed installation will secure the unit to the ground. The floor, in this case, is specifically designed for this purpose. On the end floor panels of the shed, there are areas in each corner that can have an anchor bolt pushed through to anchor the shed to the ground. Please note that these anchor bolts needed to anchor the shed will vary depending on the material you are anchoring the shed to, and the size of shed you are trying to anchor. Thus, these bolts are not included in the purchase of any Lifetime shed; they must be purchased from a local hardware store. So, using this feature will help you shed hold its position better in areas with strong winds.

Lifetime Storage Shed Base Requirement

The floors of Lifetime plastic sheds are 3/4-inch thick. They are not sufficiently strong to bear weight. The shed installation must be supported underneath by a rigid surface that can support the weight of the shed and the contents of the shed. Typically, the surface used by most customers is a cement slab. However, a wood frame work can also be effective for support of the shed. Another interesting option that might work in other instances is a structure of cinder blocks. In this type of design, the cinderblocks are set into the ground with an entirely level surface. The blocks can then be filled in with gravel to keep them in position and support the shed in the empty spaces of the cinder blocks. In any case, the floor is not weight-bearing and thus must have additional support.

Wall, Floor, and Roof Structure

Lifetime sheds are designed with a paneling system. Adjacent panels interlock and fasten together. This type of design allows Lifetime sheds to easily be extendable, or modular in function. All Lifetime sheds - except the 7-foot wide models and model 6413 - can be extended in 2.5 foot increments. Creating a shed at the desired lengths is simply a function of choosing a desired base model dimension and adding extension kits as necessary to get to the desired length.

Lifetime Shed Installation Videos

View YouTube Video "How to Install the Floor and Wall for a Lifetime Horizontal Shed" Watch this video to learn how to install the Floor & Walls of a Lifetime Horizontal Shed...


View YouTube Video "How to Install the Doors for a Lifetime Horizontal Shed" Watch this video to learn how to install the Doors of a Lifetime Horizontal Shed...


View YouTube Plastic Shed Installation Video "How to Install the Roof for a Lifetime Shed" Helpful tips for assembling the roof panel and roof support for a 10'x8' side entry shed from Lifetime Products. For more assistance email Lifetime's customer service...

5 Comments

efpierce

Date 12/19/2013

We bought one of these sheds for our lawn equipment and we like it so much we are purchasing another so my daughters can use it as a clubhouse. Solid construction and durability that lasts, you can't beat that!

Marilyn Peiser

Date 8/12/2015

I BOUGHT A SHED AT BJS WHOLESALE CLUB. AT THAT TIME I WAS ASKED IF I WANTED IT TO BE INSTALLED. I SAID 'NO'. NOW, I WANT TO HAVE INSTALLATION DONE WAS TOLD THEY DON'T DO IT. WHY HAS THAT CHANGED. IS THERE ANYONE FROM LIFETIME THAT CAN INSTALL IN LONG ISLAND NEW YORK AREA. I WAS TOLD THEY DO OTHER AREAS NOT MINE! CAN YOU HELP AND GIVE ME A ANSWER OR SOMEONE TO INSTALL MY SHED. THANK YOU, MARILYN PEISER I HOPE YOU WILL GET BACK TO ME LOVE THE SHED BUT WANT TO SEE IT UP!!!! HELP

admin

Date 8/25/2015

See our list of recommended installers here: http://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com/Directory/assembly-installation-services.htm

Any Assembly

Date 3/12/2018

Such a great blog and thanks sharing the good things

Lilly Willams

Date 3/20/2019

I am very glad to read your awesome blog. Keep sharing & Thanks.

Jack Pierson

Date 10/19/2019

Lifetime shed 8x12.1/2 looks nice BUT plastic roof panels warped and plastic so thin that some areas the screws with NOT hold will I ever buy another one NO NEVER!!

Charley Hansen

Date 11/11/2019 11:21:00 AM

They shouldn't be warping and have a 10-year warranty against that. Care to share pictures with us?

Mike Wax

Date 6/12/2021

I'm trying to finish building my 8x10 shed for some reason the last two roof panels are not aligned with the two corners walls any recommendation or help please advise

Mike Wax

Date 6/12/2021

I'm trying to finish building my 8x10 shed for some reason the last two roof panels are not aligned with the two corners walls any recommendation or help please advise

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