Factors in New Shed Placement

At A-Shed USA, we’re your one-stop shop for all storage shed-related needs and desires. Our quality sheds, from barn sheds to ranch sheds and several other options, offer you a full range of choices when it comes to your storage or other needs outside the home.

We can also help with one of the primary questions many of our customers have for us at purchase time: Where is the optimal location to place my shed on my property? There are a few important factors that go into making this determination, from the functions you want from the shed to the size of your property and more. Let’s go over three areas you should be considering as you choose the location of your shed.


One of the primary factors in shed location selection will be exactly what you need to use the shed for, and what this means in terms of the ways you need to access it. If you plan to store extremely common everyday items, for instance, chances are you want a shed unit that’s a bit closer to your home so you aren’t making a big hike every time you need to access it. This is especially true if you have a large property area.

Another important consideration, especially if you’re a gardener with lots of plants to keep healthy, is how your shed will impact shade and sunlight for plants. Consider whether your placement will impact any plants or trees that need certain amounts of sun, plus whether you might have to trim trees and branches regularly to keep the shed accessible all year long.

Extending Lifespan

At A-Shed USA, we only offer quality, durable sheds to all our customers. These are designed to hold up to the mountain west climate found in Salt Lake City, including significant snow and moisture buildup.

That said, getting the very most out of your shed long-term is something you can help with – and placement is part of this. Choose areas where it won’t be exposed to excess water if possible, plus those where it won’t be at risk of tree branches or other larger items scraping or damaging it in any way.

Design Elements

And finally, you should be considering the actual design of the shed itself when you’re determining placement. Consider the way the doors open, for instance, and how you can place the shed to make these opening and closing processes simple and non-invasive. Make sure there are no issues with your ability to place items in the shed or remove them. If you’re considering add-ons like hose access or a ramp into the shed, make sure the shed is placed properly so these add-ons are fully optimized.

For more on properly placing a shed, or to learn about any of our quality shed options, speak to the pros 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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