Avoiding Shed Mistakes: Planning, Size, Ventilation

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the most common mistakes we’ve seen from clients as they source, order and install a storage shed for their property. There are a few no-nos that you should be steering clear of here, ensuring that you’ll get a high-quality shed from reputable professionals that will stand the test of time.

At A-Shed USA, we’re happy to offer the very best storage sheds available, with custom shed options for a variety of different client needs. What are some of the other pitfalls we help steer you clear of during this process, and how can you be sure to avoid them during any shed purchase or setup? Here’s a primer.

Improper Planning

There are a few important planning elements that go into setting up your shed. You’ll want to start by finding the right location, which means taking a few key factors into account. These include:

  • The lay of the land
  • How level the ground is
  • Sunlight and shade patterns (you don’t want your shed too hot or too cold!)
  • Ease of access for you and your things
  • Proximity to other buildings or objects on your property

Once you’ve found the perfect spot, you’ll need to make sure it’s properly prepped before installation can begin. This means clearing out any debris, leveling the ground and making sure the area is large enough to accommodate your shed.

Another important theme is planning for the specific amount of room your shed will need to comfortably house all of your things. This is particularly important if you plan on using your shed for larger items like lawn equipment, bicycles or patio furniture. Make sure to factor in a little extra space too – you never know when you might need it!

Improper Size Estimation

Another of the most common mistakes we see clients making is underestimating how large (or small) their shed will need to be. This often leads to one of two issues – either the shed is too small and cramped, or it’s too large and ends up being an eyesore on the property.

The best way to avoid this issue is to take careful measurements of all the things you plan on storing in your shed, as well as any other items you might want to keep in there (like a workbench or tool storage). Once you have these dimensions, add a little extra space for wiggle room and you’ll be on your way to choosing the perfect-sized shed for your needs.

Lack of Ventilation

Finally, one of the most important things to consider when planning your shed is ventilation. A well-ventilated shed will help to regulate temperature, keep out pests and encourage air circulation to prevent musty smells.

There are a few different ways you can ventilate your shed, but the most common (and effective) method is to install vents in the walls or roof. These can be opened and closed as needed to allow fresh air in and hot, stagnant air out.

For more on how to avoid mistakes when ordering and installing a new storage shed, or to learn about any of our sheds or other structures, speak to the team at A-Shed USA today.

Have questions about our sheds or garages? Contact A-Shed today for expert advice and excellent customer service.
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