How Much Does A Storage Shed Cost?
Storage Shed Prices
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Building a shed is a great way to increase your home’s value and add needed storage space at the same time. The total cost of a shed can usually be recouped when you sell. It is also a great opportunity to have a shed custom built to your specifications.
There are many things to consider when thinking of having a shed built. The first thing on the list is to find out if you are able to build a shed on your property. Some towns have an ordinance declaring whether or not you can have an additional structure on your property. Also take into account how large you want it to be, what you plan to store inside, whether or not you will need it insulated, and whether or not you will need electrical installed in it. The more time you spend on a good building plan the more satisfied you will be with the outcome.
You can even find free storage shed plans on the web! Use them to guide yourself or your contractor!
Storage Shed Costs
Traditional Wood Storage Shed
Each size and style of a traditional wood shed has its own cost associated with it. A very simple, ordinary wooden shed with 8’ high walls will typically cost between $35 and $45 a square foot. With the simple option, you can expect a door, a window or two, a simple ramp and a roof. The price per square foot will go up if you want other amenities such as a barn door, extra windows, a unique-style roof, a finished interior, etc. Generally, though, you shouldn’t pay more than $70 a square foot.
Storage Shed Kit Prices
There are cheaper solutions than your traditional wood framed shed. Many companies sell shed “kits”, in which everything comes precut and ready to assemble. The project is simple enough to be completed by a handy homeowner. However, you can always opt to hire a professional for your storage shed installation. These kits come in wood, PVC, vinyl, plastic or metal. Vinyl storage sheds are the most popular type of shed that is sold in a kit.
Sheds typically do not last as long as a traditional shed. However, they save on cost and they are an excellent substitution. Depending on size, you can expect to pay between $500 and $1000. These sheds typically do not come larger than 8x8, however. If you feel overwhelmed by assembling a kit, you can have a professional complete the job for $300-$750.
Metal Storage Shed Prices
There are several different types of metal storage sheds available. The same dimensions you design for a traditional wood shed can usually be built using metal. The costs to build a metal shed are very similar to building a traditional wood shed. In some cases they are cheaper. They are much less labor intensive as the framing is simpler and involves fewer framing members. They do not have the typical maintenance costs of a wood shed; namely wood rot. However, they also are not as visually attractive as a wood shed.
- Building a shed almost always requires a permit. You can save money on your project by acquiring your own permit. The savings is typically around $200-$300.
- Research all the available types of sheds before you decide on one. There are many options available at many different price levels. Make sure the one you pick is right for you.
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