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Tips and Solutions Detail 5 Things to Know Before Buying a Shed . . . . . . You know you want a shed. But, before you start shopping for shed materials, make sure you’ve done your homework. If you know the answers to these quick tips you’ll be able to pick a shed that best meets your needs and adheres to proper codes in your area. 1. Shed Covenants and PermitsCheck the restrictions or covenants your neighborhood has for building sheds. For instance, many cities and neighborhoods will dictate the specific distance from a property line or fence line that a shed must be built. This may determine what type and size of shed you can build. Also, do you need to submit any architectural forms to your neighborhood HOA or acquire a building permit from your city? 2. Shed PurposeThink about how you are going to use your shed to help determine what size of shed and features will work best. Are you building a shed for a workshop or gardening where you plan to spend a lot of time in the shed? If you’re going to spend a lot of time inside, be sure to think about lighting, ventilation, and roof height needs. Many sheds have extra features like windows that open and full-length roof skylights. Or, is it simply for storage? If it’s for storage, what kind of storage? Large lawn equipment and hanging tools? Outdoor toys, bikes, or pool equipment? Or extra “attic” type items like clothes and holiday items that are stored in bulky containers? Do you need customizable shelving, hooks, or overhead storage space? Also keep in mind how you will use the shed to help determine the type and placement of shed doors that will work best for you. If you are storing large lawn equipment, be sure to look for sheds with double doors that open wide. Do you need your doors to be on the shorter side of the shed to give you more straight and deep “parking” space inside, or on the longer side for easier access to all items? 3. Shed SizeSheds kits are available in almost every size. Always plan on a bigger size than you think you need. For general storage, evaluate your current spatial needs and increase it by 25% to accommodate future storage needs. Just remember, some neighborhoods may have covenants preventing you from building something taller than the fence line so always double check. 4. Shed FoundationThe most important part of your shed, regardless of what kind or size of shed you build, is your foundation. Your shed must be built on a level surface or it will not assemble properly. We recommend a cement patio, compacted road base, or creating a pad with compacted pea gravel. Be sure to wait and build your foundation until after you’ve purchased your shed kit. Some manufacturers will include step-by-step instructions for how to build a foundation specifically sized for the shed you purchased. If your shed does not include foundation instructions, be sure to do some research to learn how to properly build a level foundation. And, make sure your shed is not in a low-lying area to prevent water draining into your shed. 5. Shed MaterialsThe final consideration is what type of shed material you prefer. Basically, there are three options: wood, resin, or metal. Each material offers different advantages. To learn more about each type of material, read our article called “Which Shed Material is Best for You?” Speak with a professional Give us a call 1-801-776-8993 (Direct) or 1-800-225-3865 (Toll-Free)

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5 Things to Know Before Buying a Shed . . . . . . You know you want a shed. But, before you start shopping for shed materials, make sure you’ve done your homework. If you know the answers to these quick tips you’ll be able to pick a shed that best meets your needs and adheres to proper codes in your area. 1. Shed Covenants and PermitsCheck the restrictions or covenants your neighborhood has for building sheds. For instance, many cities and neighborhoods will dictate the specific distance from a property line or fence line that a shed must be built. This may determine what type and size of shed you can build. Also, do you need to submit any architectural forms to your neighborhood HOA or acquire a building permit from your city? 2. Shed PurposeThink about how you are going to use your shed to help determine what size of shed and features will work best. Are you building a shed for a workshop or gardening where you plan to spend a lot of time in the shed? If you’re going to spend a lot of time inside, be sure to think about lighting, ventilation, and roof height needs. Many sheds have extra features like windows that open and full-length roof skylights. Or, is it simply for storage? If it’s for storage, what kind of storage? Large lawn equipment and hanging tools? Outdoor toys, bikes, or pool equipment? Or extra “attic” type items like clothes and holiday items that are stored in bulky containers? Do you need customizable shelving, hooks, or overhead storage space? Also keep in mind how you will use the shed to help determine the type and placement of shed doors that will work best for you. If you are storing large lawn equipment, be sure to look for sheds with double doors that open wide. Do you need your doors to be on the shorter side of the shed to give you more straight and deep “parking” space inside, or on the longer side for easier access to all items? 3. Shed SizeSheds kits are available in almost every size. Always plan on a bigger size than you think you need. For general storage, evaluate your current spatial needs and increase it by 25% to accommodate future storage needs. Just remember, some neighborhoods may have covenants preventing you from building something taller than the fence line so always double check. 4. Shed FoundationThe most important part of your shed, regardless of what kind or size of shed you build, is your foundation. Your shed must be built on a level surface or it will not assemble properly. We recommend a cement patio, compacted road base, or creating a pad with compacted pea gravel. Be sure to wait and build your foundation until after you’ve purchased your shed kit. Some manufacturers will include step-by-step instructions for how to build a foundation specifically sized for the shed you purchased. If your shed does not include foundation instructions, be sure to do some research to learn how to properly build a level foundation. And, make sure your shed is not in a low-lying area to prevent water draining into your shed. 5. Shed MaterialsThe final consideration is what type of shed material you prefer. Basically, there are three options: wood, resin, or metal. Each material offers different advantages. To learn more about each type of material, read our article called “Which Shed Material is Best for You?”

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Buy a DIY Storage Shed from the AmishDIY Barn and Shed KitsMost of the Amish Built Sheds Unlimited storage sheds can be custom ordered as a SHED KIT PACKAGE for assembly on-site. If for any reason installing a completed storage building into the backyard is not an option or if you are simply a handyman at heart and would like to try your own skills, then a prefab Storage Barn, Garage Kit or Garden Shed Kit might work perfectly for you. These backyard storage shed and garage kits can be fully customized just as in each of our buildings.To make it easier for you, the “do-it-yourself” storage shed kits are for sale partially prefabricated to make the assembly of the shed barn kit simple and straightforward. The garden shed kit walls are assembled and the rafters are prebuilt and ready to put into place. While we offer large shed kits as well as small barn kits, on the smaller 6′ and 8′ shed kits, the floor may be partially constructed to make the job even easier.Sheds Unlimited provides a “How to Build a Shed Kit” DVD plus a detailed “Do-it-Yourself Shed Kit Assembly Instructions” document to assist with the assembly of the storage shed kit building. The video and document will be excellent tools to make the assembly go very smoothly.Learn More about DIY Shed Kits

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DIY Barn and Shed KitsMost of the Amish Built Sheds Unlimited storage sheds can be custom ordered as a SHED KIT PACKAGE for assembly on-site. If for any reason installing a completed storage building into the backyard is not an option or if you are simply a handyman at heart and would like to try your own skills, then a prefab Storage Barn, Garage Kit or Garden Shed Kit might work perfectly for you. These backyard storage shed and garage kits can be fully customized just as in each of our buildings.To make it easier for you, the “do-it-yourself” storage shed kits are for sale partially prefabricated to make the assembly of the shed barn kit simple and straightforward. The garden shed kit walls are assembled and the rafters are prebuilt and ready to put into place. While we offer large shed kits as well as small barn kits, on the smaller 6′ and 8′ shed kits, the floor may be partially constructed to make the job even easier.Sheds Unlimited provides a “How to Build a Shed Kit” DVD plus a detailed “Do-it-Yourself Shed Kit Assembly Instructions” document to assist with the assembly of the storage shed kit building. The video and document will be excellent tools to make the assembly go very smoothly.Learn More about DIY Shed Kits

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