Junk Removal in
2022-08-09 By Admin
Homeowners often have storage sheds in their side yards or backyards. However, age and brutal weather eventually lead to shed removal. Junk disposal from an old shed can be quite a challenge. Most homeowners cannot handle it alone.
Whether your old shed is made from lumber and wood materials, metal components like aluminum and steel fasteners, or molded plastic, it doesn't matter. All sheds get rickety with age. Although some materials may last longer than others, most outdoor sheds eventually need to be replaced.
In order to remove your old shed from your backyard or side of the house, you will need to dismantle it enough to carry away the parts and debris. It's a lot of work. Depending on the size and construction of your shed, this can even be dangerous. Once it's been dismantled, you still must haul all the materials out to a big truck for proper disposal. That is just one more reason why shed removal and other large junk disposal chores really shouldn't be "do it yourself" projects. So, what's the best alternative?
Know what you're up against before you break out the tools. Sheds are great storage spaces, but they aren't regularly inspected and opened. You're likely to find some surprises if you've neglected it for some time. Under, inside, and around old metal sheds, insects and pests thrive. Mice, rats, snakes, and other creepy crawlies live here.
The most common metal storage shed is aluminum. Formerly, these sheds were made of steel and/or tin. Since aluminum does not rust easily and has a long lifespan, it has largely replaced the other two metal materials. Most metal sheds have plywood floors and are built on a block or concrete foundation. The aluminum panels that make up the walls and roof are fastened to the frame with stainless steel screws.
As soon as you're sure there are no animals or insects living in the metal shed, you can empty it. Do this with caution because old bags are prone to tear open and shelves might be hanging precariously to the walls. Sort items into things to keep and discard. Unfasten the doors and/or windows once empty. Do this carefully to avoid injury from breaking glass and cuts from rusted parts. Wear durable leather gloves, eye protection, and a dust mask. Now that the doors and windows have been removed, you can remove the shed's roof. To successfully remove the roof, you might need a drill-driver, pry bar, and/or reciprocating saw. Once the roof has been removed, it's time to remove the walls. Remove any shelves attached to the walls. Unfasten the screws holding the walls in place. Now, you are ready for disposal.
If you don't have the time or it's just too big of a job to handle, you can just call a junk hauling and removal service to dismantle the shed and haul it away. Pick up the phone and call Pro Junk Dispatch to save yourself the time and effort. We can come and dismantle your shed and load it into our truck to haul away for proper disposal. This way, you don’t have to even lift a finger or break a sweat. Let us handle the job safely and quickly. Our professionals at Pro Junk Dispatch have the experience and knowledge to dismantle old metal sheds in the best way possible in order to recycle and donate as much of the materials from them as possible. We try to keep items out of landfills, and an old metal shed removal job is no different. When you need your metal shed removed, call Pro Junk Dispatch.
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