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How to Choose the Right Storage Shed Size

Buying a shed is an important decision that you probably don’t want to make twice! Once you’re ready to purchase a shed, there are several factors to consider – including size. When considering shed sizes, you need to be sure your shed is large enough to accommodate equipment and other items without taking up too much space in your yard. If you’re trying to determine what size shed you need, read this helpful guide to learn about the most common sizes.

Think About How the Shed Will Be Used

Before you shop for sheds, consider how the shed will be utilized. Will its primary purpose be storage for lawn and garden equipment, or will you use the shed as a workshop, hobby room or something else? Most people underestimate how much space they need in their shed. Garden tools, mowers, work benches, power tools, shelving and toys all require space – plus room to move around.

“Don’t skimp on space when choosing a shed,” advises AJ Keating, Segment Marketing Associate for LP Building Solutions. “Make sure you have enough room for equipment that needs to be housed in your shed (also be sure to check that it will fit through the doors!). Take into account the space required to move about freely between the different components you’ll house in your shed.”

Use the size selector tool to help you estimate what shed size you should get based on how you want to use it and the items you plan to store. You will also want to determine if your neighborhood has covenants that limit the size of your shed.

The Most Common Shed Sizes

Sheds are available in a wide range of sizes, from small dog houses to two-story detached garages. The table below represents the most popular sizes that shed dealers sell. Keep in mind that shed builders are often happy to accommodate custom size requests that are not represented on this chart. Learn about some of the most common shed shapes.

*LP® ProStruct® Flooring with SmartFinish is not approved in a garage or boathouse application.

Buy a Quality Storage Shed

With products from LP, your shed will be constructed with durable and attractive materials designed for use in outdoor structures. Our panel, trim and flooring products feature innovations like the SmartGuard® process that can help your shed resist fungal decay and termites. Locate a shed dealer in your area that builds with LP products.

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