To avoid these accidents from happening, there are some ways that you can do to make your storage shed safer to a child and keep away whatever potential hazard that may occur. Organize your tools and keep them securely in their place. Don t leave your tools lying around. Unplug your power tools or remove their batteries. Also in some states if a structure is not permanent, you won t need to apply for a permit, eliminating the fees involved and the time spent in waiting for your permit. There are some disadvantages though when using a skids foundation. Because it is only made of wood and not totally locked to the ground, your shed will not be able to accommodate heavy equipment like garden tractors. As the stronger the finish becomes the larger its price tag goes up. Here are some of the most common shed finishes used. Steel sheds the strongest shed finish, this type of shed finish is used in areas where there are harsh climates. This finish is very durable and rugged and provides maximized security against any invader. But for other parts of the shed, you wouldn t need steel that are as strong, for example, for the structure or frame, you will need stronger steel, especially the rafters for roof support, but for the walls and the roof itself, sheet metal would suffice, or even corrugated steel sheets. Aside from the reputation steel has of good strength, steel is also highly desired as a building material because it requires minimal maintenance and there is virtually no infestation of bugs like termites or even carpenter bees. Many of them may even be still standing today, but if you look at the roof closely, you may notice that the roof already has leaks defeating the point of having a shed. A storage shed is a practical solution in protecting your belongings, if its roof is leaking water may leak in and cause water damage. Steer clear of trees that may act as a hindrance to your roof, or have falling branches and fruits that can damage it. Also, you need to check with your local planning and zoning commission about your plans and the dimensions of your brick shed. Step 2. Be sure to clean the area where you plan to build your brick shed.