Storage Sheds or utility buildings are an extension of your home, which will give you good use for many years. Think of them as an investment, not an expense. An attractive storage building also makes your home more attractive to prospective buyers.
Still, you may want to think of ways to reduce the initial cost for your outside building.
- Choose LP Smartsiding instead of horizontal siding and match the color of your shed to your home.
- Choose standard shingles instead of architectural shingles, with color to match your home.
- Use sheds with lofts and shelving to make better use of smaller sheds.
- Choose a higher side wall, and a lower pitched roof to gain more usable storage area.
- Choose standard shop shed doors instead of residential or fiberglass doors.
- Consider a lean-to instead of a larger shed.
- Build on skids with treated wooden floor instead of a cement pad.
- Use fewer windows, which will still gives light, but frees up wall space for shed shelving and storage.
- Include LP Techshield radiant barrier to reduce cooling costs for sheds.