Do you need a long-term oversized storage solution? If you’re looking for a unit that can house all your equipment, appliances, and extra household items, a 12×16 storage shed is the structure for you. This storage shed is popular for both residential and commercial uses. You can also use it for recreational purposes, like a man cave or she-shed, without feeling cramped!
The material you select for your 12×16 storage shed depends on a number of factors. Local climate, intended use, and budget all play a role in determining what finish is best for your portable storage building. From siding to roofing, we offer three diverse material options for our 12×16 storage sheds that excel in durability and longevity.
While our 12×16 wood storage sheds will require more maintenance, they’re also easier to match to the main structure of your home. This allows you to achieve a more uniform feel on your property.
Typically constructed out of steel, our metal storage sheds feature thick, 29-gauge wall panels. As a result, they are impenetrable, weather-resistant, and immune to denting or scuffing. For enhanced security, a metal storage shed is the way to go.
Some choose aluminum roofing due to its ability to reflect heat off the structure, keeping it cooler in the summer. However, be mindful not to place your structure underneath any trees, as falling debris and branches could dent this material.
When you purchase a portable storage building from Keen’s Buildings, you are receiving an expertly constructed shed with an extensive list of customizability options. Our structures are designed to exceed your expectations and serve all of your needs.
Our 12×16 metal storage sheds come with:
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There are countless benefits to owning a 12×16 storage shed. Whether you and your family choose to use it for practical purposes or you get creative with the space, you’re sure to love the possibilities it will offer. There are a number of reasons to invest in a 12×16 storage shed.
Tired of piling things into your attic space? Now you have a new area for your possessions.
No matter how you choose to use it, this structure provides tons of versatility.
Keep this important entry point for your home clean and free of clutter. Your car will also thank you!
A shed doesn’t need to be an eyesore. We’ll create a charming, attractive structure that you’ll be proud to feature on your property.
Furthermore, a storage shed could give you the competitive edge you need to appeal to interested buyers in a saturated market.
You might be wondering: Why should I opt for a storage shed versus a storage unit? There are various benefits to choosing a storage shed above a storage unit. From cost considerations to security measures, the choice you make will largely depend on your current circumstances, along with what you’re planning to store.
The average cost to rent a storage unit is some $190/mo. With our zero-down financing and rent-to-own programs, you can acquire a similar deal on a storage structure of your own.
Before building and ordering your 12×16 storage shed, there are a few factors you’ll want to take into consideration. The longevity of your shed relies heavily on its structural integrity. Deciding what you intend to use your shed for, how you want it to look, and what your budget is will help in the buying process.
Or, perhaps you want to use it as a recreational area. If it’s going to be an art studio, more windows for natural lighting are crucial. If it’ll be a woodworking shop or home office, then you’ll need to plan for electrical hook-ups.
However, if you’re looking for customizability and a more traditional aesthetic, then vinyl siding might be the best for you. It is low-maintenance, available in a number of colors, and affordable.
No matter how you plan to use your metal storage shed, you can give it an exact look you desire. Match it to your home for a sense of uniformity and watch your guests “ooh and aah” at its novelty.
A 12×16 storage shed is not an impulse buy. Chances are, you’ve spent a great deal of time planning for this purchase, thinking about where to place it, and hammering out all the logistics. Even with extensive preparation, there are certain areas that frequently get overlooked. Here are a few common mistakes homeowners make when buying a portable storage building.
You’ll end up spending more money to buy multiple sheds than purchasing an expert-engineered structure from the get-go.
When your shed is carefully anchored and elevated, it provides a stable foundation for maximum durability.
Due to its generous size, a 12×16 storage shed can have a multitude of uses. Whether you choose to use it as a relaxation space, hobby shed, or home workshop, you’ll be pleased with the opportunities its ample room provides.
If you’re a writer, you can also set up a desk and use this space for quiet reflection when composing your next novel!
With plenty of room to keep large equipment, wood planks, and even a wall-mounted cantilever tool rack, you’re sure to love it!
Use wall-mounted hooks to easily hang up your essential gardening equipment while saving floor space for your pots, bags of topsoil, and other oversized items.
With larger structures like a 12×16 storage shed, there may be a number of local ordinances you have to take into account. If you live in a community with a Homeowners’ Association (HOA), make sure to consult with them about the possibility of implementing an additional structure on your property.
Depending on how you plan to use your shed – and whether water and electrical hook-ups are needed – you’ll also need to consult with your local housing authority. Sheds that are intended for commercial use, such as an office, may be subject to some zoning limitations. Every region also has requirements in terms of setback lines, which refers to the proximity at which a structure can sit to your property line.
Make sure to research local and regional guidelines prior to your purchase.
There are a number of factors that contribute to the cost of your 12×16 storage shed. The materials you select will be the largest contributor, with finishes like vinyl leaning on the more affordable side and steel leaning on the more expensive side. Roof type also plays a large role, with traditional, A-frame, and boxed eave roofs serving as a more midrange option. Meanwhile, gambrel-style roofs and vertical roof panels typically cost more.
Based on these factors and more, the general pricing for a 12×16 storage shed starts at $4890 for a standard unit. For an entirely custom structure, this price will differ.
We offer some of the friendliest and most flexible financing options in the industry. Just fill out our simple General Financing Application and we’ll help you work out a payment plan that best fits within your budget. Based on your financial situation, you’ll either be eligible for our Rent-to-Own program or zero-down financing.
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With more than 20 years of experience designing top-tier portable storage buildings, it’s no wonder customers rely on Keen’s Buildings time and time again for their shed needs. Our knowledgeable sales staff is always available to answer any questions and help you design the storage shed of your dreams. Each member of our team is highly qualified to configure a custom metal shed for your space.
Furthermore, our established in-house financing programs make portable storage buildings more accessible for everyone. With options for zero-down financing and rent-to-own with NO credit check, we eliminate the worry that comes with making a large purchase.
Beyond that, you will be the proud owner of an expert-engineered metal storage building that is wind load approved, blocked and anchored to code, and delivered pre-built right to your home. We offer more than 40 sizes for you to choose from – so no matter how your needs change throughout your lifetime, Keen’s Buildings has got your back!
Ready to move forward with your 12×16 storage shed purchase but want to make sure all your bases are covered? Refer to these commonly asked questions for additional peace of mind.
1. What does a 12×16 storage shed actually fit?
When it comes to abundant storage space, few structures do it quite like a 12×16 storage shed. You can easily fit motorized equipment like motorcycles, dirt bikes, ATVs, and riding lawn mowers with plenty of clearance. Alternatively, it can also fit a fairly large workstation, such as a desk (for home office use), a workbench, or even a sofa set.
2. Does Keen’s Buildings offer shed kits?
We don’t need to! We save you the work of having to DIY with a shed kit by delivering a finished product directly to you. All of our sheds are constructed off-site, expert-engineered, and delivered prebuilt. No fuss, no muss. Once we get the shed on your property, we set it up, anchor it, and you’re ready to go.
3. How can I customize my Keen’s shed?
From roofing all the way down to siding, you can get the shed of your dreams with our personalization options. We offer 13 stylish colors for your shed siding and a variety of roof types. Want a charming, barn-style shed? Gambrel roofs have you covered! Looking for a more traditional aesthetic? A gabled roof it is!
You can also choose your doors and windows, and place them where you please, along with your structure.
4. What colors can I choose from?
You can view our Color Chart and choose from any of our 13 beautiful hues. If you want a ranch-style feel, then Barn Red may be the shade for you. Or, if you want a classic, suburban feel, then Slate Blue is understated yet appealing. You can also choose from colors like White, Black, Evergreen, Tan, and more!
5. What if I want to expand my storage shed later?
If you’re ready for more storage space, simply trade in your existing shed, and we will buy it back from you. You can then use the trade-in cash to purchase a larger storage shed.
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