We at truPoint Backyards make the shed-buying process as simple as it can be, but there are still steps that you, the buyer, need to take in order to make sure that the shed you purchase meets your needs and is also something that you enjoy having in your yard. In addition to personal enjoyment, you also need to make sure that you’re not breaking any local codes or zoning laws with the addition of your structure. 

So while it might be tempting to speed through the process to get your shed to you as quickly as possible, we suggest you read these three shed-buying mistakes to avoid—learn from others’ misfortune and make sure that you take the time beforehand so you have something that is both functional and enjoyable once the shed is on your property.

SHED-BUYING MISTAKE 1: Not Making Sure You’re Legally and Logistically Covered to Add a Shed

Two separate nightmares when it comes to having a shed delivered would be to not have a permit for the structure when needing one and also to not have enough space on your property for the shed to be placed properly. 

Your first step should be to call your local city or county ordinance department to see what legal steps you need to take in order to have a shed on your property. You may not need anything extra, but it’s best to be safe. In addition, there may be ordinances about building a structure a certain distance away from a property line, so make sure you’re legally covered there too.

Logistically, make sure you are setup to have a foundation or pad laid out. This can be concrete or a gravel pad. And measure out the space to make sure that the shed you’re looking to buy will fit where you want it. 

SHED-BUYING MISTAKE 2: Buying a Shed That Doesn’t Have Enough Storage Space

Make sure to buy the shed that meets your needs. If you’re going to use it primarily for storage, measure and mark off the space on the ground before you buy. Then see if the items you want to store on the floor fit. Also take into consideration that you can add shelves and peg boards to the walls and even a loft for additional space inside.

SHED-BUYING MISTAKE 3: Having a Shed That Doesn’t Aesthetically Fit Your Property

In addition to buying the right-sized shed, you want to make sure that the look of it complements the existing structures on your property. Fortunately, truPoint Backyards offers a variety of styles and colors to match any look that you’re trying to achieve. 

When you’re ready to get started, you can browse our website or visit our truPoint Shed Sales Centers in South Boston, Virginia. Our Sales Center is open weekdays 9:30 – 6:30, Monday through Saturday, closed Wednesday and Sunday. We’re also happy to answer any questions you might have by giving us a call at (434) 933-6766 or send us an email at email@trupointbackyards.com


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