Things to consider before buying a garden shed

Things to consider before buying a garden shed

Things to consider before buying a garden shedDuring this period of lockdown, it’s likely we’ve all wondered if it is time to invest in a new shed for our back gardens at some point or another. After all, now is a better time than ever to give your outdoor space a new star attraction. However, at Solid Sheds we all to often see people purchase the wrong kind of shed that either doesn’t fit the style of their garden or doesn’t match up with their intended use. So before you make the leap of faith and buy a shed for yourself, here are some things you should think about to avoid making the wrong decision.

Position in the garden

Most sheds are positioned at the bottom of the garden but think about the logistics. If your shed is better positioned against a wall at the side of your garden, then why not put it there? It is all about where you will get the best use out of your shed, and if you are suffering mobility problems, then maybe it is easier to house your garden building closer to your back door. Once you have decided where your shed will go, it is much easier to get a clear picture in your head about what the final look will be like.

Kind of roof

This is a factor that is often overlooked by many people purchasing a shed. Shed’s either come with a pent roof or an apex roof, which both can greatly affect the area around the building. A pent shed means that the structure’s roof will slope from one side to another, but bare in mind that the inevitable rainfall that your area will experience will collect on the ground at one side of the shed, potentially saturating the area around it if grass is near.

The other main kind of roof shed is an apex roof. This is where two slopes meet at the highest point in the middle, meaning that rainfall will fall down both sides, giving an even collection on the surrounding area.

We recommend the type of roof that you decide to use should be closely tied to where your shed is positioned to keep your grass, and the rest of your garden, in the best possible condition.

Size of your garden

Over the years, we have seen many instances of sheds that just don’t look natural in a garden or make them logistically difficult to use. Be sure to consider how big your garden is before purchasing the shed of your dreams. We would all like to buy the biggest shed available, but if it takes up too much of a small garden, then is it really worth it? One of our quality sheds will do the job anywhere, but if you don’t have enough leisure room as a result of your shed, then maybe think about downsizing.

What will your shed be used for?

The sheds on offer at Solid Sheds have a variety of uses, so make sure you think carefully about the primary function of your shed before making the purchase. If you are looking for a garden office shed, then one of our larger models would be most suitable for enough space to establish a working area.

If you are looking for a shed purely for storage, then a smaller model could be better for you, all depending on what you look to store in there of course! Making sure your shed isn’t too small or unnecessarily big is the key to making a safe investment.

Contact us

Do you have any questions about any of our wood sheds for sale? Be sure to get in touch with the team at Solid Sheds today! We are still open for delivery even during the COVID-19 pandemic, so your shed can still be delivered to you as quickly as possible. If you would like to discus any enquiries with our team, then either fill out our online enquiry form or give us a call on 01695 51442 to talk to one of our shed experts.

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