The biggest part of knowing how to build a shed starts with knowing how to choose the right one for your needs.
It all starts with a few simple questions:
The first question to ask yourself to be sure you’re choosing the right shed for your needs is…
What will be the primary purpose of this shed?
Seems like an easy enough question but the more you can nail down exactly what you’ll use the shed for, the better the end product will be.
In our experience when you want to know how to build a shed, there is a clear balancing act between what appeals to your eye and what will work best for your purpose.
When it comes to choosing a shed style, there is a hierarchy based on how the building is organized vertically.
Rating the shed styles best to worst – in regard to vertical space – looks like this:
That also is how the pricing is ordered because it is based mostly on the materials used and ease of building construction.
When picking the right size for your storage shed, you need to think back to what you’ll be using it for as well as the available space you have at your location. It’s easy to think ‘bigger is better but there are a lot of factors that come into play here.
An important one is your city’s ordinances and how big a building you’re legally allowed to put on your property. This is something our team has decades of experience in. So, before you get too focused on size – reach out to us so we can help you navigate your city’s regulations.
Adding lofts are the most economical “floorspace” addition to your shed, especially if you’re opting for the Barn Style or Cape Cod. We recommend as much loft space as you’ll need to store those items you only need a couple of times a year. Lofts are great storage options for holiday decorations, camping gear, pool covers, and storage containers but aren’t great for items you will want to access often.
Once you’ve decided on the exact shed you want then our product specialists will walk you through the easy ordering process.
How to build a shed, or select the right shed for your needs, is something the team at Colonial Barns and Sheds has decades of experience with. When you are ready to build a shed give us a call and we will help make sure that your choice indeed does meet your needs!
Before we put down the foundation for your barn or shed, you may want to arrange financing. That’s why Colonial Barns and Sheds has partnered with LightStream, a division of SunTrust Bank, and the nation’s premier online consumer lender.
When you have good credit, it’s a fast and refreshingly simple process to get a low-interest LightStream loan. You can use the proceeds of your LightStream loan to pay for every aspect of your barn and shed project — labor, parts, installation — or your other home improvement projects.
All loans are subject to credit approval by LightStream. If approved, your APR will be based on loan purpose, amount, term and your credit profile. Conditions and limitations apply. Advertised rates and terms are subject to change without notice.
You can fund your loan today if today is a banking business day, your application is approved, and you complete the following steps by 2:30 p.m. Eastern time: (1) review and electronically sign your loan agreement; (2) provide us with your funding preferences and relevant banking information; and (3) complete the final verification process.
Our team of craftsmen are ready to help you build a top quality, durable and long-lasting shed for your property. Request a quote today and we’ll get your quote back to you within two business days.
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