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Published on April 15, 2022

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR GARDEN SHED ?

Garden sheds are not like they used to be. They are solid, well built, and very cute ! Here is some sound advice to help you choose your ideal garden shed.

RESPECTING REGULATIONS

Before deciding on the garden shed you have chosen, you have to call your city or borough to know what the regulations are. Take into account the rules and regulations that you have to consider before an installation. Every city can be different. Certain cities might ask to see a site plan. The issue will be the same even if you buy a property that already has a garden shed. If you want to remove the old garden shed and replace it with a new one, you still need the approval of the city, because the regulations might have changed over the years. Once you have done your duties of a good citizen, it is time to think of your priorities !

CHOOSING A GARDEN SHED: WHAT ARE YOUR NEEDS ?

For the results to meet your expectations and your needs, you must know what your needs are. What is your budget ? What do you want to store in your garden shed ? What size do you think you will need ? What space do you have available in your back yard ? Would you prefer that your garden shed not take up too much space in your back yard ? You might want to choose a corner garden shed (octagonal shape with a cathedral roof), which takes up less space but also offers good amount of space for storage. Is your family expanding ? If this is the case, you will probably need more space for bicycles, outdoor equipment, sports equipment and children’s toys.

WHAT KIND OF FLOOR FOR YOUR GARDEN SHED ?

The majority of ready to assemble garden sheds do not have floors. You have to choose the flooring yourself and build it. (Garden shed manufacturers usually offer this service.) But what type of floor to choose ? The first question to ask yourself: What kind of property do you have ? If your land is not levelled and is sloped, you will appreciate the solidity of a cement floor. With cement, there is no risk of your floor moving with the unthawing periods. Also cement is very solid to store heavy equipment. The wood floor is less expensive, it is ideal for properties that are levelled and solid. It is also a good choice if you want to eventually move your garden shed. Be prepared to need an access ramp to be able to bring heavy equipment in and out.

GARDEN SHED: WHAT SIDING TO CHOOSE ?

In terms of sidings for your garden shed, there are multiple choices to choose from: Vinyle, Crete, steel, aluminum, engineered wood, etc. You can choose the colour and texture of the exterior siding and the shingles, the styles of the windows and doors, and even adding shutters and flower boxes if you like. Furthermore, the type of roof can go a long way in creating an architectural style that will blend in with that of your home if that is what you desire.

ASK FOR YOUR PERSONALIZED GARDEN SHED

You are looking for a reliable team that is competent to help you realize your plans for a garden shed ? Come and visit and admire our 19 demonstrator models, and range of services you could benefit from us ! The entire team of Cabanon Fortin awaits you !

 

Sources :

La Presse. Installer un cabanon de jardin : jamais sans l’accord de votre municipalité.

La Nouvelle Union. 5 conseils pour choisir remise de jardin. 

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