Property Factors to Consider Before Purchasing a Custom Shed, Part 1

At A-Shed USA, we’re proud to offer custom sheds to our clients for a wide range of needs. Whether you require a ranch storage shed, a barn shed or any of our garages or other custom buildings, we’ll ensure you receive the exact structure you require, made from high-quality materials built to last decades.

On top of our services in providing you with quality shed materials and structures, we can also offer tips and advice on various areas you should be considering on your property while choosing your new shed. In this two-part blog, we’ll go over several of these considerations and how they impact everything from which shed you choose to how you go about installing it.

Local Zoning Requirements

For starters, it’s vital to consider any local zoning ordinances or requirements in your area. This also extends to and homeowners’ association requirements, which can be significant in some neighborhoods – some might not even allow outdoor sheds or might restrict their size, color and other factors.

In other cases, there might be height limits in place for a given area. The local government may also have regulations in place about how close you can build a shed to your property line, fences or primary home structures. Be sure you aren’t violating any of these regulations, plus ensure you don’t need specific permits to get started.

Overhead Concerns

In most cases, sheds are delivered on a trailer, which make them taller items. Before this happens, take care to ensure there are no low power lines, tree branches, building overhangs or other structures that might prevent you from being able to fit the shed on your property. Do this same thing for the area where the shed will be placed.

Underground Utilities

Another important factor: Are there any underground utilities in the area where you plan to install the shed? Check for sewer lines, gas tanks or electrical lines.

Property Access

One issue some homeowners run into when installing a shed: Their property isn’t conducive to actually getting the finished shed to the spot where it’s supposed to be. This might be due to a fence gate that doesn’t open wide enough or a driveway with too steep a grade for a towing rig to climb. Before ordering your shed, ensure you’ll be able to bring it onto your property safely given its dimensions.

Tree Clearing

Another vital location-related area to consider here is the trees in the area. You want to ensure there aren’t major tree branches overhanging your shed, as these can drop leaves and potentially damage the roof or the gutters. Branches themselves could scratch the siding or damage your paint. If you have young trees in the area, they may not be a problem now but could grow into one in the future. These are all concerns you should look into in advance.

For more on factors to consider before ordering your new shed, or to learn about any of our shed builders or services, speak to the staff 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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