Metal storage sheds are typically made of aluminum. In the past, these sheds were made of steel and/or tin. Aluminum has since largely replaced the other two metal materials because it does not easily rust and has a long lifespan. Metal sheds are generally set on a block or concrete foundation and have plywood floors. The aluminum panels that make up the walls and roof are fastened to the frame with stainless steel screws. To disassemble a metal shed, you only need a couple of tools.

Step 1

Ask family members, neighbors or friends to help you disassemble your metal shed. You can do this project alone, but it will take considerably more time to complete.

Step 2

Pass out work gloves, screw guns and claw bars to the people helping you. These are the only tools you will need to disassemble your metal shed.

Step 3

Unfasten the screws holding the roof skirting in place with a screw gun.

Step 4

Place ladders around the metal shed to gain access to the top of the roof. Unfasten the screws in the roof panels with a screw gun, then pull the roof panels off, one by one, and stack them on the ground. Pry off the heads of any stubborn screws with a claw bar.

Step 5

Unfasten the screws in the outside of the wall panels with a screw gun. Once all the screws in a panel have been unfastened, pull it away from the frame. Use a claw bar to pop the heads off screws that are stripped or rusted and will not come out.

Step 6

Disassemble the frame from the plywood floor by unfastening the frame support posts with a screw gun. Once each support post comprising the frame is removed, you will only have a plywood floor with a wood frame remaining. You can leave this intact or disassemble it by removing the screws holding it together.