11/4/2018 - If you have been searching for an outdoor garden storage shed
If you have been searching for an outdoor garden storage shed, you might
have noticed there is a huge selection to choose from. There are many assorted
styles and designs that are available in many sizes. Or perhaps you have been
thinking of building your own shed. Before you purchase, or begin to build, here
are some tips to consider.
Storage Shed Space:
You will need to determine what you plan to use the shed for. Will it be
used for storage, or for a workspace, or maybe combination of both. Measure what
you will be storing inside, if you will also use it for a workspace, make sure
to leave enough room to move around comfortably. It is always a good idea to buy
or build a little bigger than intended.
Storage Shed Material:
Storage shed kits are available in a variety of materials. Some of the most
common materials are metal, vinyl, and wood.
Metal sheds Roman Tiles
Manufacturers are usually coated with a tough, baked enamel finish. You can
find these in a variety of styles Traditional Tiles
Suppliers and designs. Metal sheds are very economical and will last many
years with very little maintenance.
Vinyl sheds are practically maintenance free. They will usually come with
double wall panels to resist dents.
Wood sheds are the most popular. You can paint and shingle these sheds to
match your home or landscape. They can resist strong winds, and heavy snow
The two most common foundations used are slab and skid. A concrete slab
foundation will be permanent unlike a skid. A skid foundation is more common for
garden sheds. With a skid foundation the shed will be portable in case it ever
needs to be moved. Depending on how you plan to use your shed, you can choose
the floor foundation that will work best for you.
When choosing the location for your shed you will need to determine how
sunlight will affect your decision. If your shed has windows, south facing
widows and doors will bring in the most sunlight, they might also bring in to
much heat. Will you need a location with easy access. Do you want to blend the
shed with the landscape, or will you want to view it from your home. Make sure
you are aware of zoning codes. Zoning codes can determine the location, such as
setbacks from fences, property line, or buildings. Setbacks can be as little as
six inches or up to six feet or more. Be aware of any underground utilities, and
avoid building on top, in case of repairs.