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Cook Portable Warehouses

Special Shed Features That Could Save you Money

Oct 28, 2013 6:30:00 AM / by Cook Portable Warehouses


There’s more to portable shed construction than basic flooring, walls, a roof, and doors.Taking time to understand the importance of additional shed features could save you money and hassle in the long term.

Here are a few portable building features that you might not know you need:

  • Gusseted Trusses

This feature prevents your shed’s roof from sagging under the weight of snow and ice by adding extra support to the roofing system.


  • Drip Edge

This element eliminates the threat of water damage to roof decking from the siphoning of water along shingle edges.

  • Vented Roof Ridge

By providing exceptional ventilation, this feature protects against excessive heat damage, which could harm shingles and any stored property.


  • Radiant Barrier

Essential in buildings with metal roofs, this element reflects up to 90% of radiant heat, shielding your stored possessions from possible heat or condensation damage.

  • Silicone Sealant

Treating your shed’s exterior siding and trim boards with this sealant helps to repel water, reducing the chance of warping, cracking, and discoloration.

  • Storm Chains

These chains protect your building and its doors from damage during high winds.

  • Adjustable Tension Rods

Installing two of these rods on each shed door will prevent the doors from warping as your building ages and is exposed to the elements.


  • Pressure Treated Lumber

Constructing your portable warehouse from pressure treated lumber will protect it from decay and termite damage.

These elements could mean the difference between protecting your belongings and leaving their safety to chance.

Sheds made by Cook Portable Warehouses include all of these features (along with many others)!  It’s this attention to detail that sets us apart from the competition.

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