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Published on October 5, 2023

What determines the price of a shed?

Garden sheds, whether they serve as storage, a workshop, or a small living space, are often a must-have in the back yard. However, when it comes to purchasing a shed, the question that is most often asked is: “What is who determines the price of a shed?”.

So let’s take a look at the key factors that influence the cost of a shed and the prices you could expect, using the example of a 12×16 prefab shed feet.

Building materials

One of the most determining factors for the price of a shed is the choice of construction materials. Sheds can be constructed from a variety of materials, such as wood, metal and plastic. Each of these materials has advantages and disadvantages in terms of durability, aesthetics and cost.

Plastic sheds

Plastic sheds, usually resin, are often the least expensive. They are lightweight, easy to maintain and rust resistant. However, their durability may be less than that of sheds with a wooden structure, and their size is often limited.

Sheds with wooden structure

Prefabricated wooden sheds are very popular due to their durability, customization possibilities and competitive price. Wood is a solid building material. The price of a shed with a wooden structure can vary depending on the covering that will be chosen for it (vinyl, wood fiber type Canexel, brick…), and also choice to make a wood or concrete floor for the shed.

The size of the shed

The size of the shed is another essential factor that determines its price. A 12×16 foot shed, for example, will cost more than a smaller 8×10 foot model. The total square footage of the shed has a direct impact on the amount of materials needed, labor required, and overall construction costs. The larger the shed, the more expensive it will be.

At Cabanons Fortin in 2023, the price of sheds starts at $4,500, and we have all sizes, including a 12×16.

Features and accessories

The accessories you include in your shed will also impact its price. If you require built-in shelving, electricity, windows, oversized doors or other special accommodations, this will incur additional costs. Prefab sheds can be customized to suit your needs, but each addition will contribute to the final price.

Labor and installation

If you choose a prefab shed, labor and installation are always included in the price. However, if you opt for a custom shed , you will need to factor in additional labor costs.

Site location and preparation

The location of your shed is a crucial factor to consider. If the land requires grading, special ground preparation or foundation work, this will add additional costs for the installation of your shed. Be sure to account for these expenses when estimating the total price of your shed.

Build quality

Build quality is an essential element to consider. Higher quality sheds, built with high quality materials and expert workmanship, will tend to be more expensive, but they will offer greater durability and a better appearance in the long run. It is important to find a balance between quality and budget.

Choosing a shed that meets your budget

In summary, several factors determine the price of a garden shed: construction materials, size, features, labor, location and quality of construction. When you’re considering purchasing a shed, you need to take all of these things into account to get an accurate cost estimate, and that’s not always easy! Whether you want the price of a 12×16 foot prefabricated shed or a custom shed, you can stop by Cabanon Fortin in the West Island to see the options and get a quote. We are located at 344 rue Cherrier in L’Île Bizard.  

Remember that choosing a quality shed can increase the value of your property and provide you with storage space that you will appreciate for many years. 

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