If you've got an old shed in your backyard taking up space, and you want to get rid of it, we'll talk about how to handle it yourself. This is intended to save you a bit of money compared to having to hire a local Parker demolition contractor.
Tearing down a shed is a fairly straightforward job, but you want to make sure you do it properly to ensure that you do it safely and effectively.
The first thing you'll want to check on is to see if there are any local permits that you'll need before getting started. Check with your town to see what kind of permits, if any, you'll need before starting your demolition job
Once you get started on taking your shed down, the first actual bit of work you'll need to do is to get everything out of the shed. On top of that, you'll want to get your shed cleaned up to help you out with the demolition process.
Then, if the shed has any windows or doors, that will be the next step. It will be easy to unhinge the door, and will be much cleaner and safer to just remove the windows to avoid any broken glass.
After you've done that, the next step will be to remove the roof from the shed. If you've got a shingle roof on your shed, start at the peak and work your way down. You'll have to use a hammer, pry bar, or roofing shovel to easily remove them. Once they've been removed, just toss them aside or in a dumpster that you've rented.
Similarly, if you've got a metal roof on your shed, you'll want to start at the peak. Remove any nails or screws holding the sheet metal in place, and then remove the metal.
Once you've removed the roof, it's time to remove the walls. Start the process by removing the wall where the door was located, and then work your way around disassembling the remaining walls.
The final part you'll have to demolish is the floor. If there is a wood floor, take it apart similarly to the walls.
There is a good chance that there is a concrete slab or foundation underneath the shed. If you are going to reuse it, then you can leave it. On the other hand, if you are not going to reuse it, you can demolish that concrete and dispose of it as well.
At the end of the process, it's all about cleaning up the remaining debris. If you're going to haul it all yourself, you'll have to take it to your local dump, transfer station, or recycling yard and pay the necessary fees to dispose of it. Alternatively, you can rent a dumpster and put all of the debris into the dumpster.
So, that's it for now! We hope that would save you a bit of money compared to hiring a demolition contractor. If you want to take care of your shed removal yourself, the steps here will help you get it done.
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