Ready Built Storage Sheds Or Do It Yourself?
So, you want a shed? There are so many sheds to choose from. It is endless, or so it seems. There are small sheds, large sheds, wood ones and metal; it is hard to decide what may serve your purpose. Then, you need to ponder if you want to do all the work yourself, or have one made for you. And to further compliment matters, you could get a do-it-yourself kit.
There are some things to consider before you make any decisions. You need to know what your budget is. Do you have enough in your shed building budget to have a shed built, or are you limited in cash.
If you build your own shed, it will be a lot cheaper. Whenever you do the work yourself, you save a bundle of cash. The only catch to that is you have to allow the time to get the job done.
Do you have enough time to build one yourself? Maybe you have limited time, but can spare enough to put together a kit. Whatever you choose, there is many great sheds to choose from whether you build it or have it delivered.
Here are some things to consider about the different ways to get your shed:
Completely Home Built Shed
When you decide to take on the project of building your own shed, and not have a kit or have it delivered, you will have to make some decisions. One of those decisions will be how big to make your shed.
You need to know what things will go inside of it so you can make an estimate of the size. You should always go a bit bigger than you think you need to make sure everything fits inside that you want in it.
Another thing to consider is what material you want it made out of. There are a few choices to consider; wood, metal, vinyl coated metal, just vinyl or plastic. There is a lot to consider about each type of material.
Wood is a great choice, but there will be maintenance. The life of the wood and the looks of the shed depend on the upkeep of the finish. You can stain it or paint it, whichever you prefer. If you use cedar, you can leave it natural and it will last many years.
A metal shed is about as cheap as you can go, but there are some things about a metal shed that you need to think about. It is not very heavy so there is always a chance of wind damage, and unless it is well supported, the roof may have a problem with the winter snow.
The next level is a vinyl coated metal shed. This adds some weight to the building, but its finish will be much easier to take care of. You just wash it and then put a light film of wax on it.
If you can afford it, going to vinyl is a great choice. It needs little maintenance, and is very strong. It is also heavy, so there is less chance of wind damage. But, it is the highest priced of the materials.
Plastic is the middle of the road when it comes to price. You can save some money, but you might pay for the choice when the building fades from the sun. Some plastics come with UV protection but will cost more.
Completely Built Shed
What is there to say about this except it comes ready to use. You pick out your shed from the sales book or internet web site, order and pay for it, and then wait for it to be delivered. This kind of a shed will be very expensive because they did all of the work for you!
This is my personal favorite. It is middle of the road cost and all you do is assemble all of the pre-measured and pre-cut parts. Everything is included with these kits; even the directions. These instructions are not too bad for the average person.
If you have a block of time that you can assemble your shed, then this, in my opinion, is the best way to go. You choose the shed you want, and they deliver it to your house. You put it together and save money. You can't beat that!