All about outdoor storage sheds

Reviewing The Shed Plans Elite

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Isn’t a shed just 4 walls and a roof? Then it shouldn’t be hard to build, right? But when you want a shed to last for years, even generations, you need to do more than just nail 4 planks of wood together and cap it with a roof. You need to make sure it can handle rain, sun, sleet, snow, and strong winds. It should also be able to take rough handling, slamming of doors, bumps, scrapes, scratches, and even kids throwing balls and stuff at it.

Ryan Henderson is fast becoming a familiar name among people interested in building sheds. He is an expert in woodwork and has come up with a plan – the Shed Plans Elite, which is a book that does more than just tell you how to nails pieces of wood together. His shed plans actually have 12,000 blueprints and detailed instructions on how to make each building last – for years.

His book, really a download and CD hard copy, has been inspiring amateurs and interested people on how to avoid hiring contractors and doing it all themselves. Going over his book, it’s easy to how one can suddenly be capable of following a blueprint (some are quite complicated) without any experience.

Plastic Storage Sheds – Is It A Best Option?

Friday, January 15th, 2010

When the garage is completely full and if it cannot hold any more valuables, storage shed becomes necessary for us. Plastic storage sheds is more advantageous when compared to other sheds in many ways. It is cost effective as well as reliable to store both indoor and outdoor items.

A shed made of wood is considered to be more attractive where as a shed made of vinyl is very stylish and offer a lot of safety. In comparison to this plastic storage sheds have some advantages of their own which in turn makes it a better choice. Listed below are some of its advantages that will emphasize on the fact that sheds made of plastic are the best choice.

We have to face problems like dealing with termite, rot and mildew if we opt for a wooden storage shed. Maintenance also becomes a big headache for these storage sheds. Painting and preventing it from damages caused due to changes in weather, protecting it from insects are some of the maintenance problems associated with it. Unlike wood sheds, plastic sheds are maintenance free. We just have to wash them with a hose to clean the dust. No other maintenance is required.

Building Your Shed vs. Purchasing One

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Achieving your goal of having an outdoor shed can be accomplished in several ways. Whether you build one or buy one, the first thing you must do is decide how much work you’re prepared to perform. If you decide you’d rather have a shed built, then hiring a professional is not the only option. Building a shed might be a home improvement project you can do all by yourself.

Some advantages of building the shed yourself is that you can save money and time doing the project on your own terms, instead of hiring another person, who could take longer to finish the job due to schedules or other conflicts and who might charge more than you are willing to invest.

If you want to build your own storage shed, it will certainly be a difficult but satisfying experience. With good preparation, the right tools and techniques, a healthy frame of mind, and some willpower, you can get the job done.

How to Shingle a Storage Shed Roof

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

There are many things that you should take into consideration when deciding to replace broken shingles or shingling a new roof on your storage shed. First of all, the slant of the roof; will you be comfortable working on it, or is it just too steep? The outside temperature will also determine how the shingles lay.

Once you do decide to do it yourself, remember that personal care and safety should be exercised at all times while working on a roof. Installing shingles is something you can do yourself with the proper tools, techniques, and preparation. Thus, it helps to plan ahead.

You will need the following materials in order to properly put shingles on your shed; a hammer, staples, roofing felt, barbed roofing nails, staple gun hammer, utility or trimming knife, straightedge ruler, ridge cap shingles, and asphalt shingles.

What to Consider When Buying an Outdoor Storage Shed

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Everyone, at one time or another, feels like their house just isn’t big enough anymore. Overrun by clutter, furniture or just too much stuff, it is suddenly difficult to find a place to put anything and harder to keep the house clean. Rooms feel cramped and what once was a nicely decorated and arranged room has now lost all sense of style. It might be time to start thinking about buying an outdoor storage shed.

But, we wonder where we will put the shed. Can we find a location where it will look attractive and not just present another eyesore? What size of a shed should we buy? How much would we be able to store in an 8 x 10 foot shed? Will we fill it up too fast or have extra space?

Another practical consideration would be our knowledge of building codes, zoning ordinances, and deed restrictions in our place of residence. Building codes may, in fact, determine the acceptable materials for the unit and its clearance from existing property lines.

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