If you are planning on building a storage shed, make sure you do some homework first. If you are a carpenter or experienced handyman you have the advantage over the novice, in a few ways. You will be able to determine what would be best for you, either using a shed kit or building from scratch. With your experience your have more options based on your knowledge.
You novice builders have the same options, but it's a matter of what would be the best for you. It really would be worth your while to check out the wide range of selections that are available. I know, you really wanted to build this from scratch, and maybe feel like you're cheating if you use a kit. On the contrary, you are making a wise decision, and besides someone has to still put it together, plus you can customize it. It's that overall finished look that a person takes pride in, not in how many pieces of wood they had to cut.
These prefab storage units give you many options and have lots of advantages. First of all, you can have a choice of materials such as wood, vinyl or metal. If you were to build the shed from scratch, you probably would only be able to use wood, if you didn't have any knowledge or tools to work with vinyl or metal. With some shed kits because of the way they are constructed you don't need to worry to much about insulating, because of the way they are constructed. So that eliminates your problem of having to work with insulations.
If you purchase one of the self locking units, then you don't have to be concerned about installing rafters, which is great, because it also gives you more usable space on the inside. You never have to worry about warping provided you have put it together properly.
Remember I said that you could accessorize it? In other words add your own creativity to it. For example, you can plan where you want the windows to be. You could even choose to put in skylights which not only is practical ,it modernizes the décor as well. What you want to do, and with what accessories are available to you, depends on the style of shed you are choosing, plus the material. If you are accessorizing, it is usually an added expense.
You will be pleased with how simple it is to erect one of these sheds when you buy the package. There are so many advantages to it. For example.
-All the material comes with it, There's no running around trying to find everything you need
-You are not restricted to style because of your limited building knowledge
-Your choice of material allows you to choose something that will blend in and enhance your home and property
-They are sturdy, durable and a real bonus is they are maintenance free
-If your needs grow, and you need more storage space then you can either add an addition to the existing one, or purchase another one the same.
-There are no hidden costs. Everything you need is in the package and paid for at the time of purchase., so you know what its going to cost you.
Although remember if you don't buy one that comes with a base, you will incur extra costs with that, plus don't forget about the accessories.