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After a windstorm ripped the canvas covering from my portable shelter, I replaced it with corrugated steel roofing.  To prevent it sailing away with the next windstorm I anchored the frame to the ground with 3/8" spiral ground anchor screws.  If more protection is required the sidewalls could be covered the same way.

Step 1: Strap Detail

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This is a closeup of a strap attaching a nailer to the pipe frame of the building.  The straps are cut to the required length from a roll of perforated pipe strapping and attached with heavy duty wood screws.
braver8 months ago
thinking of the same I would put plywood instead than cheap aluminum roof with gutters and for the hollow tubes I will fill them with cement than instead of anchoring down I will put them on one of thoes brick fill with cement I will post pics n a process asap


Great idea. If you don't mind me asking how did you get access to and attach a single piece along the ridgeline?

nastypuppy2 years ago
good idea, the same thing happened to me. we have lots of wind where i live. i thought of doing this but thought the 2x4's & tin would be too heavy for the pipes.
u are a very busy guy for 85, i hope to be able to do half as much as u when i get to be your age. i also looked at your buried container, man! u always have a project going. great job. whats your secret for staying active?
cmason1112 years ago
This is a great article! Thanks for sharing! We've been looking for someone who does commercial roofing in Vancouver but now I'm thinking my husband and I might be able to do it!
sagustine3 years ago
Thanks for sharing this! I may try this eventually to my roof.
I was also thinking of looking for a Metal Roofing supplier to look for a metal roof? Thoughts?
LarryVanS4 years ago
There are other material that will work as well. If you do not have a frame or need a different size or some parts to make your own. See HIsCoShelters.com They have everything you may need plus replacement tarps, portable garages, portable carports, canopies and much more. Ask for Larry http://hiscoshelters.com
mjohn34 years ago
Interesting post !

gulfcoastsupply.com is a metal roofing manufacturer and supplies wholesale metal roofing and residential metal roofing materials.

excanmil134 years ago
When you screwed down the sheet metal, I assume you stood on a step ladder and reached across the metal. Some of those portable garage frames don't look like they would take too kindly to you putting too much locallize weight on them. IE my fat body standing on it. Lol.
Twicewidowed (author)  excanmil134 years ago
Right...and my 84 yo body likes flat surfaces only.
l8nite4 years ago
I've thought of doing something along those same lines but I'm afraid the local zoning board would have a kiniption fit. I do like the way yours turned out ! I was lucky to find a set of 6 mobilehome tie down screws on craigslist free section, combined with free electrical cable my portable shelters are well anchored although I have lost a couple of tarps
Twicewidowed (author)  l8nite4 years ago
Thanks for the reply. Zoning boards are not a concern here in the hinterlands.