One of the biggest decision you may have to face when it comes to outdoor storage buildings is whether to build one or buy one.
You can buy pre-built buildings, kits that you can assemble yourself or you can build one from scratch. A pre-built building or a kit may look good and you may think the price is worth the convenience but you have to consider what you are getting.
Look at how they are built and evaluate whether you think it’s built well enough to last. Many of these buildings are built as cheaply as possible. Look at thinks like the roof and decide if it’s going to hold water even in a wind storm. Or whether the doors are going to open and close properly after years of use. Outdoor storage buildings can take abuse from moving things in and out of them, especially the doors and door jams.
Pre-built outdoor storage buildings may be tempting because they are convenient but you can ultimately have a better product, built the way you want it for less money if you build it yourself.
You may be intimidated by the idea of building your own but it doesn’t have to be that difficult. In the age of the internet outdoor storage building are easier to build than ever. You can get plans with step-by-step instructions that make it easy for anyone even if you aren’t mechanically inclined.
If you know where to look for materials you can get them inexpensively and in some cases free. With the slowdown in the housing market building materials like lumber are at a low in price.
Constructing your own outdoor storage building can be a great project for one person or the whole family. When you build it yourself with the right plans you can build it right and build it to suit your own needs.