One of our first planned expenses was a shed or storeroom for chemicals. We don’t believe it is safe to keep paint, fertilizer, etc in the same area that we build things. Also, we run a business out of our home that uses chemicals, so we have more than the average person. Building a chemical storage building was our first priority once we got moved in.
I did extensive internet research on the type of building I needed. Some of our chemicals cause metal to rust so anything that had metal was out. This included plastic premade sheds since they are fitted together with metal. We decided that a good old fashion wood building was our best bet. I first priced out the local big box and building it ourselves. I looked at prefab online. I also saw an ad for a local company that would build on site. The build on site was just a couple of hundred bucks more than my son and I “DYI”ing it.
The “Build On Site” Won
these are the reason why we are really happy with the results:
1. Quick turnaround.
2. Price. As I watched them build, I realized I had not actually calculated the whole price to build it myself. I forgot many of the small items that would have added up.
3. Freed our time to work on other projects. As we watched, we figured it would have taken us a good two weekends as we probably would have tried to “reinvented the wheel” on too many things.
4. Well built by experienced workmen.
5. Level. This may seem minor, but we ended up building on a slope. Their experience here ended up being VERY important.
Truth in Advertising
I called to order, expecting that perhaps the ad was going to be deceptive and there would be a lot of add ons or a horribly long wait time. Neither proved to be true. I ordered and it was built within a week.
Five Hours in 28 Seconds
We did a time lapse video of the shed being built. It took two men five hours from the time they drove on the property to when they left. Everything was done on site. We were very impressed.
Hope you enjoy the video.