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Building vs Buying A Shed Which Is Better For You?

Both building and buying a shed have unique benefits. Size, style, and time are important considerations when deciding which route to take. Ultimately you want to find products that help create a longer-lasting shed that fits your needs and your home. Part of the shed buying process includes an important decision that determines the course of your shopping: do you want to build or buy a shed?

Weigh Your Shed Options & Choose the Path For You

Once you’ve decided you need a shed, the first thing to consider is if you are going to buy a shed or are you purchasing materials to build one. Both options have their advantages.

Should I Buy A Shed?

  • Time Savings: Instead of taking the time to build a shed, you will be able to focus on putting your shed to use with a pre-built. To get started, schedule the delivery, and ensure your foundation is prepared.
  • No Tools Required: Not completely confident in your building skills? Buying a Shed provides the convenience of not having to build, deliver, or install the structure.
  • Professionals You Can Trust: Not quite sure which shed you want to buy? Buying a Shed provides you with trained professionals that you can rely on for guidance. They are available to answer common questions or help you with your customized needs.
  • Warranties: If there’s a defect or issue with the shed you bought, you have the LP Limited Product Warranty plus any additional warranties that might be offered by the Shed company you purchased it from.

Should I Build A Shed?

  • Quality Control: Building a shed allows you to decide what exact products you use and how they are installed.
  • Creative Liberties: If you’re looking for something unique, many shed builders manufacture creative custom builds. Building a custom shed allows for personal touches to fit your exact need.
  • Fits The Space: Looking for a non-standard size shed? A DIY Shed Build allows you to maximize your space and troubleshoot common delivery and installation concerns.
  • Satisfaction: Building your own shed allows you to customize even the smallest details of your shed to ensure a build that’s up to your standards.

Explore Design Options Using the Shed Visualizer

Before you decide on what option is right for you, let us help you see what is possible. Our visualizer tool allows you to experiment with different looks for your shed, barn, or other outdoor structures.

Inspiration Gallery

Browse through our selection of sheds to find ideas for your project.

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