Our garages come with or without storage lofts and come in sizes of 12X16 up to 16X40. Our portable garages are a great way to provide storage space for your car, ATV, our other lightweight equipment. Garages come with a 9 foot wide X 7-foot tall overhead garage door and a .
There are many advantages to using wood as the main structural component of a shed. Wood is one of the strongest building materials (it’s probably what your home is made of). It’s a renewable resource that has been and will be used in construction for a long time.
Make sure this shed is laid on a solid level surface, very important for the integrity of the construction and it’s full potential usage.
Three Siding Choices for Wood Storage Sheds1. Wood Storage Sheds with LP SmartSide Panels (50-year Warranty)
There is a big variety between suppliers of outdoor shed kits as to whether a floor is included in the sticker price or not. Partly I think that this is due to competitive pressure. A shed will look cheaper to a potential purchaser if the absolute base price is quoted, even if this price does not include such essentials as a floor! However in defence of the shed manufacturers not all purchasers want the type of floor that they are supplying. If the purchaser already has a concrete shed base then if a timber floor is part of the kit that they are buying then that is just an unnecessary extra which may cost the supplier the sale.
Plastic kits are available for small sheds, and they are very durable. However, they are not customizable and are limited in size and style. Wood sheds need more maintenance than plastic sheds, but you can endlessly customize them with size, color, trim, and siding and roofing choices.
Lifetime’s floors are purposely designed hard-wearing. Supplementary toughening elements blend within the polyethylene mix delivering enhanced strength to endure the pressures associated with heavyweight storage and riding-in weighty machinery suchlike lawnmowers & mobility scooters.
2. Kids will leave you alone. Seriously, kids will take your shed and make it into a playhouse no matter if you want them to or not. But the best thing you’ll get out of it is some quiet time while they’re outside messing up your storage unit, you can sit back with a book or a make a meal without hearing them scream!
If you need a shed and considering building one, you now know if a wooden shed would answer this need. We covered the pros and cons, and ever mentioned a few recommended sheds you can pick from. Still not sure whcih shed you need, have a look at the different types and get a better understanding of your options.
LP® Outdoor Building Solutions® products are treated to the core through our proprietary SmartGuard® process that offers superior protection against termites, fungal decay and more. LP® SmartSide® products feature engineered wood strand technology. Thanks to industrial-grade binders, resins, and a durable primed overlay, our shed products have been shown to remain strong when well maintained, even after prolonged exposure to intense sunlight. As shown in the exposure test above, our products (right) are protected by the SmartGuard® process compared to untreated wood (left). LP® Outdoor Building Solutions® products come backed by industry-leading limited warranties.
Due to the larger size, this shed has been designed with a few extras to increase it’s rigidity.
Whether you want to store tools, a snowblower or lawn furniture, this 168 square foot shed gives you all the extra room you need.
Here are basic costs for sheds or shed kits based on shed size. Labor cost is discussed below. $14 – $20 per square foot | 6’x6′ to 8’x16′ sheds $10 – $17 per square foot | 10’x10′ to 10’x24′ sheds $8 – $15 per square foot | 12’x12′ to 12’x30′ sheds $8 – $14 per square foot | 16’x16′ to 16’x32′ sheds $100 – $1,000+ | Wiring based on number of lines, lights and outlets. $3 – $6 per square foot | 6” gravel foundation (optional). $7.50 – $12 per square foot | 4” concrete slab (optional). $35 to $200 per window | Single-pane shed windows based on their size and type. Permits, Inspection, and Unit Installation Costs $0 – $250 | Building a small shed without electrical doesn’t require a permit. Size varies, but sheds above about 160 sq. ft. require permit. Adding electricity will require a separate permit regardless of shed size.
Vinyl is one of the better options as it is stronger than plastic or metal sheds. However, it is the most costly option. If you desire a shed that can withstand the weather and are willing to pay quite a bit more, vinyl sheds will be a good option.
If you have an older shed with masonite siding or older asbestos flooring or insulation, you will not be able to tear this down on your own. You need to call in an asbestos abatement team. The cost of this project largely depends on where the asbestos is located and how much there is. Expect costs to start at $500.
It’s just about time to start all those spring cleanup projects. It’s been a tough year on us all. If your shed is also needing some TLC, how about a fresh, clean, spring color?