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

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.
<p>Very neat idea! I don't know how much you have in the lean to garage shelter, but its a great idea. It reminds me of a <a href="http://www.originalshelters.com/" rel="nofollow">portable garage</a>. These shelters use the same idea, but everything is already pre cut and measured in the garage kit. The top utilizes fabric or canvas instead of wood or metal covering. The frame is powder coated or all steel and the anchors are included. Thanks for your garage ideas!</p>
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
<p>Hello-</p><p>Great idea. If you don't mind me asking how did you get access to and attach a single piece along the ridgeline?</p>
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 &amp; tin would be too heavy for the pipes. <br>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?
Im not sure If I could do that myself. I think metal roofing is a fairly easy affordable method of roofing. Im looking to make a large garage with metal roofing. Where would I be able to find a <a href="http://www.aspen-roofing.com/Residential-Roofing/Metal.html" rel="nofollow">utah metal roofing</a> company that could help me out?
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Thanks for all the advice. I should do this with my <a href="http://www.worryfreeroofing.com" rel="nofollow">roofing in Ottawa</a>. I've already had to throw away one canvas top because it got destroyed by the weather.
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I'm in need of <a href="http://www.citadelexteriors.com/en/roofing.html" rel="nofollow">roofing</a> adjustments, but I'm wondering if this is good roofing for cold winter months?
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This is a great instructable. A metal roof is always a good idea for <a href="http://www.lichy.com" rel="nofollow">building</a> a structure like this one. I'm sorry that your roof was blown away to begin with, but I'm sure the new metal roof will serve you well. Great job! I will have to let my husband know that maybe canvas isn't the best idea.
Thanks for sharing this! I may try this eventually to my roof.<br>I was also thinking of looking for a <a href="http://www.narroofing.com">Metal Roofing supplier</a> to look for a metal roof? Thoughts?
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
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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.
Right...and my 84 yo body likes flat surfaces only.
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
Thanks for the reply. Zoning boards are not a concern here in the hinterlands.

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