Pros and Cons of Building a Shed on Your Own

Building a shed is a big undertaking — we know, we do it quite frequently! As a homeowner, you’re accustomed to identifying and solving problems on a regular basis. From frozen pipes to leaking faucets, gutter cleaning to furnace filter replacement, you take on the projects that others shy away from.

When you identify a glaring need for storage in your home, your first reaction is to start exploring your shed-building options. Take it from us — your instincts are good. This is one of the top ways homeowners can add significant storage space without making any major changes to their interiors.

But is building a shed one of those projects you should take on by yourself? Or does it make more sense to outsource this project to a professional?

Pro: You Will Learn a Lot

Whenever you start a project you’ve never tried before, there is a significant learning curve that you must overcome. But once you take on this project and succeed, you will come out on the other end knowing a lot more than you once did about building a shed.

Con: It Will Likely Cost You

The only downside to learning curves is that there is a big investment that must be made to gain new skills. Namely, you will have to spend time and money on this project — more than you might expect.

Even if you don’t make a mistake along the way and order all the right materials with none to spare, time is money, and you will need a lot of it in order to get this project done quickly — or done at all. There is a cost involved with building a shed on your own, whether it’s in the form of hours or dollars!

Pro: You’ll Be Proud of Your Work!

When you’re done, you’ll be so happy you did it on your own. Every time you look in the backyard, you’ll be gratified to see that the shed you built is still standing, tall and strong!

Con: You Have a Limited Choice of Materials and Designs

One of the cons? Unless you’re a skilled metal worker or have special tools, you will be a bit limited in what you can create as an amateur in the shed-building process. Also, you probably won’t be capable of following a complex design, unless you have a background in carpentry in some other respect.

Strike a Balance — Get “Custom” Without All of That DIY Work

At A-Shed USA, we fully appreciate your DIY abilities and tendencies, and that’s why we want to help you strike a balance. What if you could have full control over the scope of the project, but not have the finish date depending on you alone?

With our team of experts, we design a custom blueprint that helps ensure your vision is realized, but we take care of the time-consuming, detail-oriented labor, speeding up the process by quite a bit. Want to find out how much you can expect to spend when you forego building a shed on your own? Call us today to get your quote!

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