Recently in this space, we discussed the pros and cons of windows being included in your new shed choice. This is one of the key decisions you’ll have to make when you install a new storage shed or similar structure on your property, and could impact everything from cost to overall function.
At A-Shed USA, we offer a wide variety of storage sheds, garages and other custom structures for your property. If you’ve determined that utilizing windows on your new shed is the right choice, the next big decision is right down the same lines: Where do you have them placed? Let’s go over some basics on window placement, plus on some similar areas for shed doors and their various requirements.
Our shed options come with various configuration choices, including where windows are placed. When making this decision, the most important question to ask yourself is what you’ll be using the shed for.
If you’ll be spending actual time in the shed, or if there are materials that require a well-ventilated space, your selection process should start by determining which direction winds commonly come in from. Assessing the wind allows you to properly ventilate the shed naturally, without any need for fans or other electronics.
Another important consideration is light. Sheds that are purely for storage won’t need as much, but those that include a workbench or any other actual workspaces will require solid amounts of light for safety. In many cases, you can provide much of this light naturally by strategically placing windows facing the sun’s daily path. If you prefer shade and electronic in-shed lighting, on the other hand, place windows in areas that point away from the sun or are covered by shade. If you have any items inside the shed that could be damaged by prolonged sun exposure, consider shades or blinds to prevent this.
When it comes to shed doors, purpose of the structure is again very important. Your first big choice here is whether to install one or two doors – double-doors are often used by those who have larger items to store in the shed, such as a wide mower or snowblower. Some homeowners even use a double-door on one end of the shed and single door on the other.
When deciding exactly where to place your door or doors, consider general slope and topography. If you’re going to be parking a riding mower in the shed, for instance, you’d be wise not to place the door right next to a two-foot slope that will make this storage more difficult. This kind of basic attention to detail will make your life more convenient and make your shed purchase worth it.
For more on proper selection and placement of shed doors and windows, or to learn about any of our new sheds or other custom structures, speak to the staff at A-Shed USA today.