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A shed is a beautiful addition to your yard and one that ensures your tools and equipment are always safe, secure and protected. However, before you rush out and purchase one, you should determine exactly what you intend to use your shed for and what shed will fit your specific needs. After all, you want to make sure you have the right shed size, shed type and additional storage, if needed. In the end, you want the newest addition to your property to be a perfect fit.

Shed Permit

Some areas may require that you obtain a permit before placing a shed of any size on your property. In some cases, only larger sheds require permits. Either way, you should always inquire as to whether you must have a permit before installing a shed. If a permit is required, ask what forms you must present when applying. This could include the contractor license, proof of insurance, building plans and accomplished forms.

Size Matters

The first thing to consider when purchasing a shed is what size will best fit your needs. Think about the shedís general purpose. A small garden shed about 6 x 6 is ideal for garden tools and a push lawnmower. On the other hand, a medium shed approximately 10 x 10 is perfect for storing items in addition to garden tools and equipment. However, if you intend to store larger items, such as a tractor, you may even consider a farm shed.

Shed Type

You have a wide selection of shed types to choose from, ranging from fabric sheds to wood. Before deciding on a particular type, though, you should take a few factors into consideration. If youíre looking at a temporary shed, fabric is ideal, but a poor choice for long term use. Plastic sheds are durable and easily cleaned, although they donít stand up to extreme temperature changes. Metal and wood sheds are perfect for long term use, even if regions with extreme temperatures. That said, you may want to consult with your shed builder to discuss which shed type is best for your needs and region.

Shed Shelves

One of the best things about sheds is you can order custom sheds or design your own shed. This allows you to look into adding shelves for more storage space or installing a specific floor type. The sky is the limit with custom sheds and the bonus is you receive a finished product that meets all your expectation. Just remember, if you intend to design your own shed, make a list of materials to ensure you purchase everything you need.

Additional Storage

You may wonder why youíd want extra storage when youíre purchasing a shed for that purpose. However, some items are too bulky or difficult to secure. Bikes are a prime example, but a storage box provides an easy solution, ensuring your bikes are safe, secure and out of the way. These all factors you should consider when youíre deciding on your new shed and additional storage options.

Choosing the perfect shade for you is simply a matter of considering a few factors. First and foremost, you should look into whether your region requires a shed permit. Once thatís taken care of, you need to determine what size and type of shed you need, make a list of materials and look into shed builders. Taking the time to determine these factors will ensure you have the right shed for you.

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