Sheds For Sale

Written by Elisabeth Forsythe
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When flipping through the Sunday ads or surfing the 'Net, you may come across many types of sheds for sale. Perhaps you just moved into a new house and realized--too late--that you have too much stuff to store. Or maybe you've decided to focus your weekends around various do-it-yourself projects. A shed can be a cost-effective solution to handling storage overflow, or can double as a workshop if you don't like the idea of sawdust all over the garage. But choosing the type you want and where to put it can be tricky.

Most of the sheds offered online and through home and garden stores are kits. These are simple to construct and relatively inexpensive to buy. Because they are pre-measured and precut, there is no guesswork to worry over if you're not an experienced carpenter. Plus, they require minimal tools--which are sometimes included--and can be put together in a short amount of time. If you're pressed for time or have no desire to build your own shed, you can hire professionals to come install it for you.

These kits are further subdivided into different categories. Wood kits are popular, and have a traditional look. Many people prefer these kits because they can paint them to match the house. Metal kits are also available. They are sturdy and strong, but can rust. Plastic sheds are becoming more and more popular. They don't rust or rot, they're lightweight yet sturdy, and are available in modular and more traditional styles. Another popular type of shed for sale is vinyl sheds. Like vinyl siding, which is becoming more prevalent in construction today, vinyl sheds will last and last, and can be molded to look like wood, stone, or other natural materials.

Choosing the Right Shed for You

Whether you want a traditional, cabin-like wooden shed or a modern, colorful plastic shed, you can easily find one that will suit your needs (and your backyard). Keep in mind zoning laws and building codes. And last but not least, make sure you have an appropriate place to put it--a level site is most desirable.

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