Over time, almost every homeowner discovers they need more storage space. This storage space could be inside the house or outside the house. As they collect lawn care and gardening tools, they will soon discover they can’t just set them under the eve next to the house. They will need to upgrade to a garden shed in order to keep everything in one place plus keep their backyard looking great at the same time.

But remember, garden sheds are not one-size-fits-all. If you’ve started doing research, you might find that you have more questions than answers. We at Heritage Backyard are here to help by providing answers to seven frequently asked questions about garden sheds.

1. What’s the value of buying a pre-built garden shed?

You need two things to build a shed: time and know-how. Most people are lacking in at least one of these qualities. Building a shed may look simple, but some knowledge of building is required in order to build a solid shed.

Choosing a shed from Heritage Backyards frees you to fully personalize your shed with our expert staff, and then you don’t have to worry about anything else. We will bring the completely finished shed directly to you!

2. What’s the best garden shed?

The answer to this question depends on the size of your yard and what you are looking to store in the shed. If you need a place for a lawnmower or snowblower, you’ll need a bigger shed than if you’re just storing hand tools and smaller equipment like a saw or a weed eater. Styles and colors are also nearly endless and are totally up to you, including options like overhead doors for simple riding mower storage.

3. What’s the cost of a garden shed?

The biggest factor when it comes to shedding price is the size of a garden shed. The second biggest factor is the style of the shed. A shed that meets your needs and adds both beauty and convenience to your lawn can cost as little as $3,500. However, a larger shed that includes all the personalized features that makes it feel like a backyard hangout, as well as storage space, can cost as much as $20,000.

4. Where’s the best place to buy a garden shed?

You can either purchase garden sheds from big-box retail home improvement stores, directly from manufacturers, or through businesses like us who specialize in garden sheds. While big-box stores may seem cheaper and more convenient at first, if you’re looking for the highest quality of materials, the best value, and confidence that the shed will meet your needs, you should consider buying direct from Heritage Backyards.

5. Can I get a shed with electricity hooked up to it?

Absolutely! You can either run power underground from the house to the shed or install solar panels on the roof or beside the shed to keep you “off the grid” while providing the power you need.

6. Do I need a permit to build a shed?

Whether or not you need a permit depends on your municipality. But even if you don’t, there could be rules regarding electricity and plumbing that you need to follow. Additionally, you may not be able to build a structure too close to your property line. Your Heritage Backyard sales advisor can help walk you through this process as we are very familiar with the laws and regulations in the area.

7. Do I need a concrete base for the garden shed?

You can have one, but it’s not required. We do, however, strongly encourage you to have at least a stone pad made of gravel for the garden shed to sit on.

Heritage Backyards

We hope that these answers to your common questions helped you in your research. If you’re interested in learning more or would like a consultation, contact us at (574)-230-8927 or email@heritagebackyards.com; we look forward to hearing from you!

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