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What Size of Building Should I Get?
That can be difficult to answer, because we tend to accumulate things and what meets our needs today may be too small tomorrow. However, there is a relatively simple way to determine what size will fit what you currently have. First decide what items you are going to store in your new shed. Take the items which are going to be stored on the floor of the shed into your yard or onto your driveway. Then position them as you imagine them being positioned in your shed. Use some string and outline the area and measure the length and the width. Remember you will have additional space in your shed for hanging or placing items against the walls. In all cases other than sheds with low walls you will have the ability to store items overhead. Once you have the measurements add 2 feet to either the length or width or 1 foot to each and you have a good indication of the size shed you need. Here's another good rule of thumb—always order one size LARGER than you think you will need. You will never regret it once you have your building. It's impossible to enlarge your building later, so definitely order more space than you think you need.
Where Should I Place My Building?
It is very important that you have a level site. It should be free from low-hanging branches. You should avoid an area that is very wet or suffers from poor drainage. If you have an in-ground sprinkler system, the heads should be moved or diverted so no water is spraying directly on your building. Last but not least, be sure your building is located where you can conveniently access it.
How Long Will My Building Last?
Your building should easily last 20+ years assuming you maintain it properly by applying paint when needed, don’t store firewood or items against it and keep grass and weeds from growing up close to the siding.
Do I Need A Building Permit?
Although most buildings under 120 square feet do not require a building permit, the only way to know for sure is to contact your City or Township to learn if there are regulations that apply to portable structures in your area. A site plan or building permit may be required. If you live in a community with covenants on what type or style of building you can have be sure to find out what you need to do to comply. We can do custom siding and shingles to match your house if that is a requirement. It is your responsibility to obtain any required permits and comply with your local regulations.