Buying Cheap ShedsBy: Carports, Tents and Sheds Staff Writers
When it comes to outdoor storage, many people often wonder about whether they can buy cheap sheds while still getting the functionality they need. As with many other products, you will often find that a cheap shed may not be the best quality shed, but in some cases and for various purposes, cheap sheds may be all that you need to provide needed outdoor storage.
There are a few points to keep in mind before deciding if buying cheap outdoor sheds is something you can get away with or if it is worth investing a bit of extra money on a better made shed. By considering a few of the points below, you can decide if buying cheap sheds is for you. You can also find some good pointers on how to get good quality sheds for cheap prices without compromising on quality.
What will you be using the shed for?
If you are looking for a garden shed to store some potting or landscaping supplies, but do not need to store large or heavy equipment or furniture, a cheap garden shed may work for you. Cheap garden sheds, on the other hand, are not recommended if storage is needed for large or heavy items, such as lawn mowers or snowblowers, or if there will be a lot of constant movement in and out of the shed. A lesser quality shed may not be able to withstand the weight and constant wear and tear. But for lighter items or in situations where you don’t need to constantly be going in and out of the shed, cheap garden sheds may suit your purpose well.
How long do you plan on staying in your home?
If you do not have long term plans to stay in your home, then you might not be concerned about a shed holding up or looking good after years and years of use. If you are only concerned about a shed in the fairly short term, then cheap sheds may be a decent option for you. Cheap storage sheds or cheap tool sheds will provide the storage you need for a number of years without losing their looks and should hold up well in the short term.
What type of shed are you looking to purchase?
The type of shed you are looking to purchase will be one major factor that determines how cheap a shed may be and whether it is okay to sacrifice a bit of quality for price. Cheap plastic sheds, for example, may be more uniform in quality compared to other types of plastic sheds, since plastic sheds are generally inexpensive in the first place. The same is true for cheap metal sheds, since the general quality of the metal should not change much among different price ranges of sheds, although a cheap metal shed may be made with a thinner sheet of steel and may dent more easily. Cheap wooden sheds, on the other hand, may be made with wood that is less adapted for outside use, does not look as nice, or will not hold up as well as more expensive wooden sheds, and may not be the best option for some people.
What size shed do you need?
It is easier to compromise on price when buying a cheap shed if you are looking for a small shed rather than a large one. With big cheap sheds, you need to be more concerned about quality so the structure of the shed holds up well due to its size. Small cheap sheds are easier to compromise on because the size of the structure is not as much of an issue.
Should you buy or build your shed?
Not all cheap sheds need to be of lesser quality than more expensive sheds. It depends on where and when you purchase your shed or whether you decide to save even more money by building your own shed. You can sometimes find cheap sheds for sale after the summer season, when less people typically shop for sheds. You can also search for cheap sheds online, since the sheds can be delivered and you can save money over going to a brick and mortar store. Another great way to wind up with a cheap shed that doesn’t skimp on quality is to buy a shed kit and put the shed together on your own. If you have some basic carpentry skills, this is a weekend project that you can tackle on your own (or with a little help!) and you will wind up with a high quality, well-made shed (assuming you know what you are doing!). If you really want to save money, you can build a shed from scratch by getting some free or cheap shed plans, purchasing the materials needed, and building your own shed from the ground up. This is the best way to get a really cheap shed that is not cheap on quality at all.
We are all looking for ways to save money these days and buying a cheap shed is one way to get the storage we need without spending a fortune. The key to finding a cheap storage shed or other type of shed to meet your needs is to determine what shed qualities are most important to you, how long you plan on using the shed, what material you would like your shed constructed from, and what other features you need in a shed. Once you have factored in your requirements, you can then spend some time searching for cheap sheds online or looking for sheds on sale, or can make the decision to buy a shed kit or build your own shed starting from free or cheap shed plans that you purchase. By going with one of these options, you can enjoy the savings that owning a cheap shed offers without skimping on quality or functionality.