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Keen’s Buildings: Things to Think About when Picking out your Shed

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There are many factors to consider when building a shed. Having a good plan will save you time, money, and energy. Much of your planning for your shed will depend heavily on the purpose of the shed. Your intended purpose will help you decide which size shed is best for you as well as the style and accessories. Here are a few things to consider before you start building.

Size

The size of your shed is a crucial element. The size will depend on a few factors. What you need and the amount of space you have available to build are two such factors. The more you build, the higher the cost will be. So, you’ll also need to take your budget into account. You may think that it may be good to err on the side of more is best, however, you don’t want to have wasted space, so carefully consider what you need and aim for the best cost to space ratio for your unique situation to avoid having to pay for space that you won’t use. Here at Keen’s Buildings, we offer a wide variety of sizes, and all of our buildings are completely customizable.

Style

The style of your shed can have an impact over how long your shed will last. Sheds come in different styles, and some are more durable and will last longer. If you plan on moving or only using your shed for a relatively short period, you may not want to go with an extremely durable shed. The outward appearance of your shed isn’t the only thing you need to consider when selecting the right style. Some styles, like sheds with high walls, can offer a lot of loft storage space, while other shed types, like an A-frame shed, are more aesthetically pleasing.

Material

There are a variety of materials to choose from when building your shed. Each material has its own unique properties and can offer different advantages. Wood is heaver, but it can muffle some sounds better, and the material is thicker. However, it typically takes a long time to build. You may also want to get the wood treated for water and pests. Metal is another popular material it’s easy to work with and expand, should you decide you want to add on to your shed later.

Color

The color of your shed is an aesthetic choice. Paint can protect your shed by essentially creating a water-resistant coat over the raw material of the shed (wood, metal, etc.). You can paint your shed to blend with the surrounding environment, or to match your house.

Call Keen’s Buildings today to learn more!

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