Tips to Consider When Buying a Shed

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Looking into buying a new shed? Replacing your old storage unit? Or maybe you have filled the family garage to its maximum capacity. There are many factors to acknowledge as you begin the process of shopping for a new shed. Considering the following items will help make your search as efficient as possible.

Price vs. Quality: What’s More Important?

We know it can be hard to look past the price tag, but quality really is much more important than the expense of the shed. Some customers are more attracted to the cheapest priced building, which in turn jeopardizes the sheds craftsmanship. At Recreation Unlimited you get the best of both worlds: quality built sheds AND economically sound pricing.

Building Permits: Do I Need One?

In the beginning stages of your shed buying experience, it’s a good idea to check with your city or neighborhood for restrictions or permitting requirements. While this process does vary among counties and HOAs, surfing the web or asking a neighbor are some useful in getting the ball rolling. For example, some neighborhoods will not allow any outdoor structure so many feet from a neighbor’s fence. This may affect the size or type of shed features you select when buying your outbuilding.

What is the Shed’s Purpose?

Imagine how you are going to utilize your shed. Measure some of your largest items and even stake out that measurement in the yard so you can visually see how large or small you want your shed. Are you planning on storing items? Are you wanting a hangout space away from the house? This may also determine if electrical outlets are necessary. Are you considering a shed for gardening or woodworking? You may want to take into account ventilation or if windows are necessary. All of these factors will help narrow down your options when purchasing a shed.

Accessorizing: What Features Should I Add?

One of our favorite parts of the shed buying experience is the fun of choosing custom accessories. At Recreation Unlimited, our sheds come standard with 60” double doors, which means anything else that you choose can customized exactly how you desire. Some of our most popular added touches include: windows, shutters, flower boxes, weather vanes, cupolas, and transom dormers. Visit our sheds gallery to see some of the available options in action. Remember, you’ll have to look at you outdoor storage building every day and your attention to detail could make the difference between eyesore and eye-opener.

Garden Shed with Windows and Dormers

Recreation Unlimited offers Amish-build sheds in a variety of styles and sizes that can be fully customized to meet your needs. When you’re ready to design your perfect shed, or if you’d just like to learn more about the available options, give us a call at (317) 773-3545. We also invite you to schedule a time to tour our shed lot, located right next to our Noblesville showroom. We look forward to serving you!

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