If you are thinking about purchasing an outdoor storage shed then you need to know a few things before running out and buying one from your local do it yourself store. Learning these could save you time and money. Don’t be like many others that buy an outdoor storage shed with no plan on how they are going to set it up. I hope that with the tips found in this article will give you a head start on building your storage shed.
You should plan where you’re going to place your outdoor storage shed first. Find a nice level place, this will help save time later. The less you have to dig to level out your shed the faster you will be able to set up. Also you’re going to want to do some landscaping around your wood, metal, vinyl or Rubbermaid shed. You can plant flowers or even set up a trellis around your shed that will help with the overall look.
Another helpful tip is to try to match your new outdoor shed to the look of your house. We have all seen the shed in the back of our neighbor’s house that just does not fit: don’t be that person. You are not just tossing up a shack in your backyard to hold some tools: you want this to blend into the overall appearance of your property and add to the value of your home. Don’t just buy your shed because it’s the cheapest or on sale.
That brings me to the next part of this article, quality vs. price. Outdoor storage sheds have a wide range of prices. The more expensive storage sheds are sided with vinyl and cedar. These will be on average about one or two hundred dollars more then the lower quality sheds. Choosing the lowest price one now can end up costing you more in the end. Check to see what the life of the storage shed is going to be. A lower quality one that is going to last only half as long may not be the right choice for you.
Last but not least you need to check out your town or cities zoning laws. Some laws will limit the distance your outdoor storage shed can be from your house and other property lines. They can also restrict the size for your shed. You may be required to obtain a builder permit for the work on property. You don’t want to be in the middle of setting up and have someone knocking on your door.
By taking all these facts into account before you purchase your outdoor storage shed it will help you chose the right for your yard and save you time during set up. Having a plan before you get started will ultimately save your money and time, and it might just save you a few I told you so’s.