3 Shed-Buying Mistakes to Avoid

We at truPoint Backyards make the shed-buying process as simple as it can be. But there are still steps that you need to take to ensure that your shed meets your needs, and that you enjoy having it in your yard. You also need to make sure you’re not breaking any local codes or zoning laws with the addition of your structure.
It might be tempting to speed through the process to get your shed as quickly as possible. However, please consider these three shed-buying mistakes to avoid. Then once the shed is on your property, you will have something that is both functional and enjoyable.

SHED-BUYING MISTAKE 1: Not Making Sure You’re Legally and Logistically Covered to Add a Shed

There are two separate nightmares when it comes to having a shed delivered. The first is not having a permit for the structure when you need one. The second is not having enough space on your property for the shed to be properly placed.

Your first step is to call your local city or county ordinance department to see what legal steps to take to have a shed on your property. You may not need anything extra, but it’s best to be safe. There also may be ordinances about building a structure a certain distance away from a property line. Make sure you are legally covered there, too.

SHED-BUYING MISTAKE 2: Buying a Shed That Doesn’t Have Enough Storage Space

Make sure to buy the shed that meets your needs. If you’re going to use it for storage, measure and mark off the space on the ground before you buy. Then see if the items you want to store on the floor fit. Remember that you can add shelves and pegboards to the walls and even a loft for extra space inside.

SHED-BUYING MISTAKE 3: Having a Shed That Doesn’t Aesthetically Fit Your Property

You also want to make sure that your shed’s appearance complements the existing structures on your property. truPoint Backyards offers a variety of styles and colors to match any look that you’re trying to achieve.