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Need assistance choosing a shed?
Check out our buying guide below with tips on how to choose the best shed for YOU.
1. What size shed do you need?
When deciding how big of a shed you need, consider everything you will be putting in it. Think about what kind of items will be stored in the shed, what size the items are, how much space will they require, and remember to include extra space. In addition, keep in mind that if you live within city limits or are part of a Home Owner’s Association, there may be restrictions on the size allowed without obtaining a permit (customer is responsible for any permitting required, so be sure to check!). Also, when thinking through these things, keep in mind the fact that delivery access and building location may be an issue which will affect the building width. See the chart below for a visual aid.
2. What style building should you choose?
Watson Barn Rentals offers 4 main shed styles: The Economy Cabin*, The Classic Dutch Barn**, The Utility Cabin, and The Highwall Barn.
*The Economy Cabin is available only in our Premium Wood Shed line.
**The Classic Dutch Barn is only available in our Quality Metal Shed line.
The Utility Cabin is the most versatile and popular style we offer. It features the A-
The Economy Cabin is the economical alternative to our Standard Utility Cabin. It has shorter walls than the Standard Utility Cabin and does not include any windows standard. It features the standard A-
can be added.
The Classic Dutch Shed is our metal economy shed. Instead of the standard A-
Doors can be placed in the end and windows and shelving can be added.
The Highwall Barn features the room of a Utility Cabin with the traditional Barn Style Roof. The side walls are slightly shorter
than the Utility to counter the added roof height. Doors can be added in the end and windows, lofts, shelving, workbenches and more can be added anywhere in the shed. If you simply like the Barn Style roof or are trying to match other buildings on your property, this may be the style for you.
3. What kind of siding do you want?
Watson Barn Rentals currently offers three different types of siding options for our new sheds. Painted or Stained LP Smartside Siding, #1 40 Year Painted Metal Siding, and Premium Vinyl Siding.
The LP Smartside is a 5/50 year premium engineered wood siding with a rich cedar grain texture that is designed to resist fungal rot and decay, termites, de-
low maintenance siding.
The painted metal siding is a 40 Year, #1, 29 gauge metal siding. It is the most economical option we offer for a shed, while still
providing a quality built shed, and, in addition, requires very little to no maintenance. However, due to the nature of metal siding, the shed is not as tightly sealed as our wood or vinyl buildings, not easily effectively insulated, and is more susceptible to dents and scratches. As opposed to the LP Smartside, the color options are limited to the 17 metal colors we offer. If your budget plays a large factor in your decision and you can handle a shed that isn’t quite as tight, consider metal siding.
The Premium Vinyl Siding we use is Contractor’s Choice Variform Vinyl Dutch Lap Siding. This siding features .040” panel thickness for durability as well as color-
a broad range of classic colors and has the popular brushed cedar woodgrain texture, and is virtually maintenance free. If you’re
looking for an elegant storage shed that needs to meet specific Home Owner’s Association requirements, etc. or if you’re looking
a storage shed a step above the rest in looks, a Premium Vinyl Shed may be the option you need to go with.
4. What type of roofing material should you choose?
Watson Barn Rentals offers 3 different roofing options for our Premium Wood and Vinyl Sheds. 20 Year Standard Shingles, 35 Year Architectural Shingles, and #1 Quality, 40 Year Roofing Metal. All of our Quality Metal Sheds come standard with #1 40 Year Roofing Metal.
The 20 Year Standard Shingles are an alternative to the Premium Metal Roofing that comes standard on all of our sheds. While, they are more economical than Architectural Shingles, they are also more lightweight, and tend to wear out sooner. Unless you are matching a house roof or complying with city or Home Owner’s Association requirements, we do NOT recommend Standard Shingles as a roofing option.
35 Year Architectural Shingles, on the other hand, are a great alternative to our standard Premium Metal Roofing, and a much better option for roofing than Standard Shingles although there is an upcharge. Architectural Shingles are an excellent option if you don’t like the look of a Metal Roof, but still want a high quality roof. Architectural Shingles are also heavier and more waterproof than Standard Shingles and can raise the value of your shed in addition to being rated to resist higher wind speeds. Choosing Architectural Shingles will also add some elegance to your shed.
The #1 40 Year Roofing Metal is the standard option on all of our sheds. It is premium 29 gauge Roofing Metal and is the best option if you’re looking for a roof with no maintenance. We highly recommend this option as the Roofing Metal will endure strong winds and there are more color options available.
5. Contact Watson Barn Rentals, LLC to discuss and place your custom shed order.
Once you have decided on the size, style, siding, and roofing you’d like, give us a call at (931) 635-