At first glance it seems that the advantages of buying your profits and garages over building them on your own is obvious but given the way we live our lives these days and the advent of technology, we will need to look a little deeper in order to make the best decisions. After all, getting a shed for your property is not something you should take lightly because it can still cost you money either way, money that you may not be prepared to part with or can afford to part with.
First of all you need to decide to what use you will be putting your sheds to. For some time, these structures have always been meant to store excess stuff that we have unconsciously accumulated over the years and have now taken up every available space in our home. Since running a clutter-free home is essential and influential to our general health and well-being, the necessity to build a shed or buy one has become something important we need to decide on.
But to build or buy, that is the question. Of course, those with careful carpentry skills will be all for building everything from the ground up while those carpentry skills are close to nil going for buying portable structures or kit packages. However, there are distinct advantages and disadvantages to both options that both parties may not realize until the time comes for them to open their wallets and dig deep just to get the project done.
Building your own sheds for one, will mean countless hours of searching online for the best shed plans that will fit your overall home décor, as well as one that will not cost too much as far as building materials are concerned. And then there's the task of deciding whether to do it yourself or hiring extra hands to help you with it. Then of course there's the size of your structure – whether you require a small shed or a large one, you need to commit to it 100% until the end so you need to decide if you have the time and the inclining to see it through till then.
Again, there's your carpentry skills to worry about – if you can tell the difference between a hammer and a meat pounder, then you're good to go but if you do not know which end of the hammer to pound a nail with, it may be best to go with portable shed kits that are already pre-made and pre-cut, with the materials already included as well as an instruction manual with easy enough instructions to follow and in just an afternoon (or maybe the whole weekend) , you'll have a solid structure up and ready to use.
When you build your own backyard structures, you will of course need build permits whereas portable kits do not. Building your own means researching on what materials your shed should be made of which is not going to be the case for portable kits because you only need to choose from plastic, wood, steel or timber and you're good to go. It takes time to decide what style of shed to build but going online will only take you at the most an hour or two to go through your options and voila! You'll have one ready to be delivered to your home in just a few short days.
As for maintenance, portable shed kits require little to no maintenance because for one, the wood and steel shed kits will already have been covered with anti-rot and anti-rust treatments so you do not have to worry about them until you need to . When you build your own wooden sheds, you'll still need to buy anti-rot and anti-rust treatments on top of the labor and constructions costs you already spent.
Here's the deal – there is no right or wrong decision when it comes to preferring to build your own shed or buying portable ones. Getting your own sheds will depend on what you will be using it for so if it's going to be used for more than just storage, then maybe you should consider building your own but if it's just going to be used for storage, then it may be more practical to buy a portable, ready-made one. It will all depend as well on your personal preference, lifestyle and budget so check on all these first before you go ahead and take the plunge.