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Finding the Perfect Shed for You

If you’re wondering where to start with your search for a new shed, then you’ve come to the right place. With various options and sellers available in the market, choosing the perfect shed can feel overwhelming. In this guide, we’ll walk through important considerations to ensure you find the ideal shed that aligns with your requirements and preferences. 

How Will You Use Your Shed?

Outdoor storage sheds are so useful in ways beyond extra storage space. We’ve seen customers use sheds as garages, additional living spaces, workshops, greenhouses and more. There’s a lot of potential in a shed, so understanding what its purpose is, and what it could be, will be important in the decision-making process. 

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Do You Have Enough Yard Space for Your Shed?

Take into account any regulations or restrictions imposed by your local laws, homeowners association (HOA), etc. Ensure the shed size fits comfortably within these parameters while leaving room for access and circulation around it. Consider whether you have to do some landscaping or move any existing structures to accommodate your shed. 

At Carolina Yard Barns, if you are still unsure or have concerns about your yard, and you are prepared to place an order for one of our sheds, we offer free site visits!

Choosing a Shed Style and Size

How big of a shed do you need? It depends. That’s why we highly recommend visiting a showroom or a display lot to see shed models in person. Go with measurements in hand and an idea of what size shed you envision placing in your yard. Check out our 3D shed design program that can help you “build” a visual and an estimate of the final product!

Something we like to say is that you should never buy a shed without seeing an example of a company’s work. Sheds can increase the value of your home if done correctly. They can elevate your home’s aesthetic while providing a functional space, so you want to choose a shed that complements your home’s style. Conversely, a cheap, poorly designed shed can decrease the value of your property.

What Kind of Materials Would Work Best?

Sheds come in various materials like wood, metal and plastic/resin:

  • Wood: Offers a classic look, customizable, and blends well with outdoor surroundings. 
  • Metal: Provides durability, low maintenance, and resistance to pests and fire. 
  • Plastic/Resin: Requires minimal maintenance, resistant to rot, pests, and rust. 

Note that many HOAs will only approve wood sheds. That’s why our sheds are made out of premium wood and will last for years to come. Our sheds can be customized, and we build each one with only quality materials. We also offer a variety of different materials such as LP Smart Side panel siding, vinyl siding, and Hardiplank lap siding. If you have any questions, give us a call now at 919-365-5555!

What Is Your Budget?

Set a budget range for your shed purchase, considering not only the initial cost but also long-term maintenance expenses. Remember to factor in the cost of additional features or customization that may affect the overall price.

Beyond that, we encourage you to consider that most pre-fabricated outdoor storage sheds and shed styles that you can pick up from a big box retailer are not usually made with high quality materials that are made to last. Cheaper does not always mean better or more convenient.

Find Your Dream Shed with Carolina Yard Barns

If you are looking for a quality shed that’s built by local experts, one that will last you for a long time to come, that comes with a five-year warranty on workmanship and materials, then you’re looking for Carolina Yard Barns!

We provide high-quality sheds at a reasonable price to the Raleigh and Durham areas and beyond. Our company is built on loyal customers that are a part of the communities we serve. Call us at 919-365-5555, or contact us today! We look forward to hearing from you.