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When looking to free up space in your home, or perhaps empty out storage from your garage, a shed might be the solution you are looking for. Sheds are great, all-weather buildings, that add curb appeal and have a useful function to your home. When you start looking into your options for purchasing a shed, you may wonder: Can I build a shed myself? Would building my own shed be cheaper? How much does it cost to build a 16×20 shed? How much to buy an 8×10 building?  What does it really cost? Is it better to build or buy a shed?

For lovers of a good DIY project, building your own shed might be of interest to you. But how do you decide if all the work is worth the price? Let’s take a look at some of these basic questions that are involved with building a shed and see how that stacks up to buying a pre-built storage building

12 x 16 Shed in Old Saybrook, Conn. by Kloter Farms.

Is it Cheaper to Build a Shed or Buy A Shed? 

Creating your own personal outdoor structure from scratch might seem like a great way to save money while potentially still getting the end result that you are looking for. There are a few major factors you might like to consider when thinking of building vs buying your building. Purchasing the correct materials is one of the largest factors. 

In order to build a shed, you will need to buy numerous materials such as lumber, plywood, roofing, siding, doors, windows, and hardware to name a few. While there may be options available to you that on the surface are less expensive, they may in fact be more costly in the long run. Kloter Farms uses only the finest building materials. Purchasing a higher quality, professionally assembled storage building, instead of building one yourself, can often provide higher quality which results in fewer repair issues long term. 

Our shops purchase in truckload and in some cases even rail car quantities, providing us with the best possible pricing. This results in you getting the best possible quality at the most competitive price. In almost all cases you will receive a better product at a better price than if you had built it yourself.  

Elite Shed 14×24

Dutch Shed 12×18

Elite Shed 12×20

Is it Easier to Build or Buy?

Purchasing a shed will be easier than building it yourself. Many of our storage buildings up to 14’ wide are able to be delivered in one piece, ready for use immediately! Our larger buildings are assembled on site. The units are delivered to your home in ready-to-assemble sections. Once delivered, our professional assembly crew will bring the manpower, skill, and special tools to put it all together. The quality of the materials coupled with our professional build teams assures you of a quality project. 

If you were to build a shed for yourself, you’d likely be planning the build around your work schedule, family time, and other events. Our crews get your building done fast and get it done right. It is our number one priority, where building your own might be far down on your “to-do list”.  This means all you have to do is sit back, relax, and get ready to enjoy your new structure. A hassle-free experience, done quickly and efficiently just for you.

Three Car Garage Onsite Build

Garage Build Onsite in Ellington, CT

Built to Last, Guaranteed 

The shed building process has a lot of steps to it. Not only do you have to purchase all of your physical parts (ex. Lumber, windows, shingles), but you have to plan it out. Drafting up how much you expect everything to cost, try to keep within a certain budget, pick colors, and then set aside time to actually assemble the shed. Not to mention, if any snags come up along the way, the person to call for repairs will be yourself. 

On the other hand, if you choose to purchase a shed, Kloter Farms will handle the repairs for you. At Kloter Farms, we stand behind our quality and want to assure you that we have your back for a long time. All of our outdoor structures are delivered completely built and ready to enjoy, with a 10-year written guarantee. We want you to enjoy your structure for many years to come, so we will repair or replace any part that is defective within those ten years. We stand behind our products, which is why we say “quality is the foundation on which we build.” What does that mean for you? 10 years of stress-free living! 

14×20 Elite Shed

8×12 Garden Series Shed

10×14 New England Colonial Shed

Don’t Forget Local Zoning Regulations

Something that we go over with all of our customers during the buying process is the planning and zoning involved in adding a structure. If you do choose to build your own or purchase, be sure to check with your town zoning regulations. This will determine where you’re able to place the building from your property line, size restrictions, and more. Whether you choose one of our buildings or make your own, we want you to be able to enjoy it for a long time. Getting these necessary steps completed will ensure no headaches in the future.

Garden Shed Planning Sketch

Garden Special Cape Shed

Buying a Shed or Building a Shed, the Choice is Yours

Ultimately, we believe that it is the most cost-effective, fastest, and stress-free option to purchase a shed outright. If you are determined to build it yourself, we applaud you for having the persistence to do so! We want you to get a shed that you love no matter what. Visit our 16-acre display park as a great way to find ideas, whether you want to buy from us or not. Design, dream, and research what you’d like here. When you’re ready to discuss your options, our patient and knowledgeable staff will be ready to assist you in person, over the phone, or via email. For more inspiration and ideas, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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