Do I get what I pay for?
In general, the more expensive a shed is, the better quality it will be. Cheaper sheds won’t last as long and may not have a warranty. Price can also vary depending on size and style.
- Metal sheds generally cost less than those made of wood or plastic. They’re also easier to move from place to place because they’re lighter in weight, which means they’re fairly easy to install yourself. Because they’re so lightweight, however, metal sheds aren’t always durable enough to hold up to the elements over time.
- Wooden sheds are typically more expensive than metal ones because wood is much sturdier and weatherproof. Wood can also rot over time if it’s exposed to moisture for too long without being properly maintained, so you might need to make repairs at some point if you get one of these sheds.
- Plastic sheds are usually the most expensive option due to their durability: they won’t rot like wooden structures do and tend not take much damage from weather conditions such as wind or rain (though there is still some risk of cracking through extreme cold winters). The only downside with plastic storage buildings would be that they don’t look quite as nice aesthetically speaking compared with other materials but this shouldn’t matter too much since most people will probably build them out back where no one else sees it anyways!
What size shed do I need?
Sheds are a very personal thing. They can go from being the thing you use for storing garden tools to the place where you store your entire life. We’ve collected some questions and ideas that will help you find the right shed for your needs until we can write a full-fledged blog on this topic in the future.
Does the company offer free delivery and assembly?
With the amount of money you are spending, you want to make sure your new shed is delivered and put together without any extra charges. If the company does not offer free delivery and assembly, it may be worth getting a quote for the cost of delivery and setting this aside for later. Setting this aside will help prevent costs from creeping up unexpectedly.
If the company does charge for assembly, then you need to find out if there are any additional costs that may be incurred when assembling your shed. There could be additional costs associated with difficult access sites such as steep driveways or narrow access points. The width of your driveway is also important to consider when getting a quote – some companies may charge an additional fee if they have to carry the shed down a long driveway.
Depending on where your new shed is going in the garden, you will also want to know whether it comes fully assembled or requires assembly at home by yourself or by another person (e.g., a contractor). You will need to find out how much it would cost to assemble your shed if you don’t plan on doing so yourself as we have found that some companies do not provide clear pricing on their website.
What is the quality of the wood?
It’s often overlooked, but the quality of the wood used in a shed can have a significant impact on its lifespan and durability.
To ensure you’re getting quality wood, check that the timber is of good quality and free from knots.
Kiln-dried wood is superior to green wood as it has less moisture content so it won’t warp or twist as much over time.
The wood should also be treated with a preservative treatment to prevent rot and decay.
How long has this shed supplier been in business?
The longer the business has been around, the better. The best companies have been in business for a long time and can show you a list of all the sheds they have built (this should be at least hundreds). Call the company and ask if they have any customers near you that would allow you to visit their shed.
Can I trust the quality of the craftsmanship?
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Will I be able to make changes to my custom shed order, such as adding windows or a ramp?
The best thing about ordering a custom shed is the ability to make changes throughout the process. This means you can add or change windows, doors, ramps, and other additional features of your shed such as a porch or cupola. Tell us exactly what you need! We are here to help you design and build your dream shed.
We will work with you and guide you through the entire custom shed building process from start to finish until your project is complete.
Does the paint come with a warranty?
Most sheds are painted with a water based or acrylic exterior paint so they will last and help preserve the durability of your shed. For example, if you buy a shed from Sheds Unlimited that is painted with an exterior paint, then you can be assured that the paint will be covered under warranty for at least 1 year.
So what does all this mean? Well, it means that if you purchase a pre-painted outdoor shed from Sheds Unlimited, the paint will be covered for 1 year and then after 1 year it will fall under the standard warranty.
However, if you do not purchase the paint protection plan when purchasing your new storage shed, then the storage building manufacturer may not cover it unless there was something defective about the paint from day one.
What type of building permit do I need for a storage shed on my property? Do I need a permit?
You will need a building permit for your shed. The permit is based on the size you purchase and where you live. Most sheds require a permit to be built on your property due to the size and weight of them. You can check with your local municipality to see if you are required to have a building permit for your shed.
Am I getting a good value for the cost of this shed?
You can get a shed for just about any budget, but the lower end of the price spectrum might include materials that are less durable or of a lower quality. Think about it: would you rather buy food from a 5-star restaurant or from a food truck? Both will fill your stomach and both will probably taste good, but you might question how well either one is prepared—especially if that’s all you have to go on. Sure, the food truck might be cheaper and you’d still be getting something to eat, but is it really worth it?
The same goes for shopping around for sheds. Ask yourself what kind of shed is right for your needs and then compare prices with other companies (and even other types of sheds). Maybe there’s another company that can give you what you want at an affordable price without making sacrifices. Or maybe they’re actually more expensive than expected: while steel sheds are great because they’re fireproof, they also tend to cost more than their wooden counterparts. If ever in doubt, feel free to ask questions—that’s what we’re here for!
If you know these 10 questions before buying your shed, you’ll be more confident that you’re making a smart purchase.
- “How much will I get for my money?”
- “What size shed do I need?”
- “Is free delivery and assembly included in the price?”
- “What is the quality of the wood used to build this shed? Do you offer a warranty on the wood?”
- “How long has this business been selling Amish sheds?”
- “Can I trust that these sheds are handcrafted by skilled Amish craftsmen who use high-quality materials, or are they outsourced, mass-produced buildings made with low-quality materials to save costs?”
- “Are you a reputable company that can provide references and testimonials from customers who have purchased sheds from you in the past – and are those customers living within driving distance of my home so that I can see a few sheds in person before purchasing one myself?”
- “Do you offer assistance with foundation preparation so that my shed will be built on a stable base, ensuring it lasts as long as possible while protecting its contents from water damage and infestation/pest problems that can arise over time if not properly taken care of?”
Buying a shed is a big decision. You have to consider size, material, and so much more. Here are the top 10 questions to consider before buying a shed.
1. Why do you want a shed?
2. Do you need an assembly service?
3. What material do you want for your shed?
4. What size does it need to be?
5. How accessible does it need to be?
6. Do you need help with getting the shed up to code?
7. How much will installation cost?
8. Do you need any accessories for your shed?
9. When do you want this project completed by?
10. How can we help with any of these items?
What to consider when buying a shed
Whether you’re looking to store gardening equipment, keep your children’s toys out of the yard, or create your own craft space, you can’t go wrong with a shed. But before you purchase one, here are the 10 most important questions to ask:
1. How much space do I need for my shed?
2. How much will it cost?
3. Do I have the required tools and skills to build it myself?
4. What kind of building materials will I need?
5. Where should I put my shed?
6. Should I get a wood or metal shed?
7. What kind of foundation do I need for my shed?
8. What kind of maintenance does a shed require, if any?
9. Do I want windows in my shed?
10. Will my shed be secure enough for what I’m storing in it?
Are you thinking about buying a shed?
Sure, it might seem like a simple task to add some space in your backyard, but deciding on the right shed can be a bit of a headache. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the top 10 questions you should ask yourself before buying a shed.
1. Are there any ordinances that regulate the size of sheds?
2. What kind of shed do I want?
3. What are my neighbors going to think about me buying a shed? Will they approve?
4. Should I just buy an old shed from Craigslist instead? It might be cheaper.
5. How much does a shed actually cost? Is it worth it?
6. Can my existing yard support this new structure? Do I need to pour a foundation for it or anything?
7. How do people decorate their sheds? Do they have couches in them, or shag carpeting, or anything like that?
8. Should I just go ahead and build one myself instead of buying one pre-made?
9. What’s with that song “Shed a Little Light”? Is it really about sheds, or is it some kind of metaphor for something else entirely? Because honestly, if you
It’s easy to get carried away when you’re shopping for a shed. You’re looking at all the options: do you want a gable-roofed shed, or a gambrel-roofed shed? Do you want a vinyl shed or a wood one? And you’re thinking about how much fun it’s going to be to put things in your new shed, and all the new things you can store that aren’t going to take over your garage anymore.
But before you buy that perfect shed, there are some questions you should be asking yourself. Here are ten of them:
1. Are there any local building codes that I need to follow?
2. Where am I going to put this thing?
3. Do I want something that’s prefabricated, or do I want to build it myself?
4. What kind of roof do I want?
5. How big does it need to be? Big enough for what I’m going to put in it? Or big enough for what I’m going to put in it… plus room for more stuff I might buy later on?
6. Do I want electricity in my shed?
7. Do I need windows in my shed?
1. What do you plan to use the shed for?
2. Do you need the shed to be portable?
3. How will you secure the shed?
4. What’s your budget?
5. Do you want to build it yourself or hire a contractor?
6. What materials should you avoid using for your shed?
7. Will you be insulating the space?
8. Do you have any plans for climate control or ventilation?
9. Will you need electricity in your shed?
10. What type of foundation do you need to support your shed?
1. What will be the intended use of the shed?
2. Where will you be putting your shed?
3. What style of shed is best for you?
4. How much space do you need in your shed?
5. How much is a shed going to cost me?
6. Do I want a kit or do I want a new shed custom-built for my backyard?
7. What about the foundation for my shed, what type is best for my situation?
8. What type of maintenance will I have to perform on my shed in the future?
9. Should I get a wood or vinyl shed? How about a metal or plastic one?
10. How long will it take me to build my own shed from scratch or from a kit?
A shed is a great way to get some extra storage space.
But before you grab your tools and hammer away at the nearest 2x4s, make sure that you’re ready for this new responsibility!