We guess you are struggling to find a suitable location to place your prefab shed. Selecting the ideal location is one of the primary decisions you need to make after you have decided to invest in a shed. The place where you will be housed on your property has a great influence on the shed’s shape, size, and foundation. Consult zoning and other laws before placing one in your backyard or side yard.
Sheds’ purpose and functionality
You could use the prefab structure as a garden shed, cabin, man cave, studio, she-shed, etc. If you plan to use a garden shed, locate it close to the water source. If you plan to use the space as a garage or for storage, it should be reachable from the front yard. A SturdiShed expert can help you determine the most convenient location based on the purpose of the structure. There are certain space limitations depending on what you are planning to store. For instance, if you are living in an area where it snows in the winter, you do not need a space to shovel and snow blower far from the main property. The tools will be more accessible if you place the shed close to your house.
Determining the design of your outdoor shed
A brand-new shed will increase the value of the shed by improving the aesthetic factor. You can choose the color and size of the structure based on your preference. SturdiShed gives you scope to design your own shed. We ensure the shed is secure with proper locks to prevent theft of stored items. The aesthetics is the most important factor. For instance, do not place the shed guarding the house windows as it could block the views of the backyard. Leave room for the kids and pets so that they can play in the backyard. Make sure you do not include the entire grassy area because there will be less space for enjoying in the yard. Do not build your shed under a large tree as it can lead to damage during storms and rains. We recommend not to have a backyard structure under direct sunlight. There should be sufficient light but the scorching sun entirely on the shed can be very hot during the daytime. The roof and the exterior paint can wear off easily.
Strong wooden foundation by StrudiShed
The soil conditions are sometimes overlooked when taking into consideration the location of the shed. But you must not overlook it because the type of land is one of the most important factors. We recommend avoiding low spots because they can become a puddle during the rains. The location should be of the same level with a little grade for water runoff. SturdiShed stresses on having a strong wooden foundation for a prefab shed. If there is sand in the backyard, it is not suitable for erecting a garden shed or else the structure will destabilize. The rocky surface can be tricky as it would not create a stable base. Clay earth is not bad for a shed but there can be water logging. Investing in a portable shed relieves you from spending extra on the foundation. A portable shed is also very useful as you can move the structure from one location to another when needed.
Finance is the most important factor when you are planning to buy a prefab shed. SturdiShed offers a rent-to-own program where there is no credit or long-term commitment needed. SturdiShed has been manufacturing backyard structures for you and your family for the last 100 years. Please get in touch with us.