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Storage Shed Buying Guide

Is your garage so full of lawn equipment, holiday decorations and miscellaneous items that you have to park your car in the driveway? Or maybe you have so much stuff stored in the attic that your ceilings are starting to sag. If this sounds like your home, a stylish storage shed, garden shed or backyard barn is just the space-expanding solution you need.

Storage Shed

Outdoor Storage and Beyond

You already know these barns are great storage solutions for everything from mowers to motorcycles, but here are a few other uses you might not have considered:

  • Playhouse: You can order windows, partitions and porches to add to most barns. Use your imagination to make a garden shed the perfect playhouse for children of all ages.
  • Hobby or Craft Hut: No matter what your hobby is, you're sure to find a barn or garden shed that's just the right size for your needs. Just think, you could have a room to spread out all your materials and a private work space all your own.
  • Private Getaway: Don't limit yourself to the backyard. Spacious design, high durability and easy assembly make these sheds and barns excellent choices for shelters at your favorite getaway. You can even order a custom loft to increase your storage area.

Material Choices for Your Outdoor Storage

Material Choices

Metal: Whether galvanized steel or aluminum, storage sheds are usually coated with a tough, baked enamel finish. These sheds come in a variety of colors and offer years of maintenance-free service.

Vinyl: Vinyl sheds are built with double-wall vinyl panels to resist dents. The panels are made to exact standards for a snug fit and solid construction. Many come with paintable steel doors for extra security and long service life. Best of all, the entire structure can endure practically all weather extremes and is virtually maintenance-free.

Wood: Wooden barns are the most familiar and offer a traditional look to match any setting. Solid-dimensional lumber framing, multiple designs and stylish siding options make these barns seem more like small houses than storage buildings.

Outdoor Storage Accessories

If you can think of something you need or want in your barn, chances are it's available as an accessory. Here are a few examples:

  • Ramps: A sturdy set of ramps is a must for moving wheeled power equipment or hand trucks into or out of your shed.
  • Windows and Skylights: Natural light increases visibility and makes the space more user-friendly. In most cases, you can even order shutters and window boxes to accompany your windows and further enhance the aesthetics of your barn.
  • Lofts: Increase the useable space in your barn with a loft. The loft is designed to allow you to park the mower underneath and still give you a solid storage platform overhead.
  • Shelves: Organize your tools and materials on handy shelves designed by the manufacturer specifically for your shed.
  • Work Benches: If you plan to use the barn as a gardening or hobby shop, a good workbench is an essential.

All of our barns and sheds come with easy-to-follow, step-by-step assembly instructions.

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