Portable Buildings typically provide storage space, but are also available in different configurations and appearances to look like barns, cabins, garages, or playhouses. The word portable implies that they can be moved, and this usually is the case, however the biggest advantage of a Portable Building is no foundation is usually required, and it will most likely be easier and less expensive to obtain permits and authorization for setting the building in place.
Portable Buildings often have a rent to own option, which makes it convenient and much less expensive if you only need the building on a temporary basis. This also works out very well if you are planning to move, and do not want to make a large investment in a storage building.
Portable buildings and sheds are available in many sizes with some approaching mobile home dimensions. Some manufacturers offer interior finishing which allows your portable building to be used as a lakeside cabin or retreat, and of course the building can be relocated at any time.
Portable buildings do not require a foundation, however they may be subject to movement when the ground they are sitting upon freezes and thaws. Smaller buildings may be subject to "rocking" while any portable building could settle, which may lead to doors not closing properly. This problem can be prevented by providing a solid foundation (either footings or a concrete slab) for the building to sit on, while still allowing the building itself to remain portable.
Some areas may require buildings to be tied down to keep them in place in high winds. This is usually a fairly simple task, using auger style earth anchors which screw into the ground, and securing them to your shed. Mobile home tie down kits are also available that will work very well for securing your portable building. Check local requirements to be sure your tie down method will meet the requirements of your area.
If your storage needs dictate a portable building, you can rest assured that you do not need to sacrifice anything just to have a portable building or shed. The many options and configurations available today provide a way for home owners as well as business owners to acquire the storage space they need and have it conveniently located right on their property. The large variety of Portable Buildings
avaliable today will allow anyone to find just the right portable barn, cabin, or garage to fit their needs and demands.