Personalizing Your Storage Shed
& Cabin To Get The Most Out Of It

New England Rent To Own

Differences and uniqueness is the root of all that we are – but don’t worry, we won’t get too philosophical with you on this post. That being said, we drive different cars that fit our needs, sometimes customizing them, we make our houses an extension of who we are and look forward to making our yards the greenest on the block.

Why is it, then, that when you go to buy a shed or a cabin you are stuck with the sizes and details they determine? Well, we set out to break that mold and give you what you truly want. Buying a shed should be an extension of that same uniqueness and it should do what you need it to do. Believe it or not, we actually take great joy in building a shed that is different from any that we’ve built before – and we’ve built a lot of them! So let’s dive into a few different ways that you can make your shed stand out.

Adding Windows or Doors to Your Shed or Cabin

Adding doors to your storage shedThis is one that we can help you with. If you are looking for a cabin to place on your property, than it’s a great time to think about the layout of where you will have people and things within the cabin. Just like when you build a house, you want to make sure you have a window in the right area, and not in others. So before adding in windows, make sure you know the purpose of your cabin. Will it be used to sleep in? Will you want a door out the back or to the side? No matter where you want a window or door, we can put it in for you!

Organizing Your Storage Shed or Cabin

While we could easily (and will) go into a whole blog post on this, ensuring that you keep your shed organized will allow you to get the most out of the footprint that you choose. While we’re planning what will go in the shed, it’s a good time to think about the best way to organize it. Do you have boards laying around that could be organized? You can use a few 2x4’s to build a crate to keep your boards in, organized and set to length. This will help them stand up length wise, which reduces the footprint needed while keeping them all in the same area. If you have lots of tools, paints or other items, invest in getting a rigid stand up shelf unit. This will help you use that vertical space and keep things in an organized fashion which will help you find things at a glance. Making use of the vertical space is crucial to getting the most out of your shed. Stay tuned, we’ll be releasing a full blog on all sorts of ideas with this.

Metal Roof vs. Shingle Roof

At New England Rent To Own, we offer both types of roofing so you can get exactly what you need. Typically our sheds come with metal roofs as there are many benefits to metal roofs, especially in the north east! When the snow flies, we want to make sure that the snow stands a better chance at sliding off, reducing the weight on the roof and preventing you from having to clear the roof after every storm. Metal roofs can usually last 40-70 years, so you’ll be protected for many years to come.

There are other times, however, that a shingle roof would be more suitable. Typically we see this when a customer is looking to have the storage shed or cabin blend in really nicely with the house. At a very reasonable price, we will use architectural shingles which are known to last 30 years. If you have a certain style of shingles that you are looking to match, all you have to do is let us know the color and we will take care of the rest.

Insulating Your Storage Shed or Cabin

Insulating your shed can be important if you are keeping items in there that should not freeze. Although insulation alone will not prevent it from getting to below freezing temperatures, it is the first step to doing so. We offer 1” floor insulation in any of our buildings to get the process going. If you are looking to finish off your cabin, we can also help with that by insulating the walls. This is both good in the winter to keep the warm air in, but also keeping the hot air out in the summer. No one likes walking into a smoldering hot building, and sometimes the items in your shed are also very sensitive to heat. The first items that come to mind are paint. Keeping paint at a controlled temperature will help keep the paint good for years to come.

One thing that really makes us happy is seeing how excited people are for their new buildings we build. Are there certain plans you have? Are there certain things you have tried in the past that worked out well – or maybe not so well? We’d love see some photos and hear about what you’ve done!

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