choosing a backyard storage shed

A backyard shed can add style, value, and convenience to your property all at an affordable price. While storage sheds all ultimately shield your belongings from the elements, there are a variety of sizes, colors, and styles to choose from all based on your budget. When deciding on the ultimate outdoor storage shed for your needs, there are several factors to take into consideration. This piece will guide you through what you need to know to make the best investment for your home.

No matter the type of backyard storage solution you choose, Arrow Storage Products provides sturdy outdoor buildings that offer ultimate protection with a touch of class. When purchasing an Arrow storage sheds, you will receive high-quality products with straightforward DIY assembly. These backyard storage options are built to last.

Why Do You Need a Backyard Shed?

The first thing to ask yourself is how you plan to utilize the backyard storage shed. Storage sheds can provide a much-needed facelift to your outdoor space by decluttering and offering a safe and secure area for storage or even relaxation. Whatever you store inside a backyard shed will stay protected from wind, rain, snow, and UV rays that can damage belongings. There are a variety of ways to seamlessly blend an outdoor storage shed onto your property.

Popular Ways to Utilize an Outdoor Storage Shed

  • Potting shed: Whether you are an avid or novice gardener, storage sheds can also turn into a versatile potting shed. A potting shed is an area to keep your gardening equipment and tools while also providing a space to relax or prepare seedlings if needed.
  • Seasonal storage: From pool toys to holiday decorations, a backyard shed is the perfect place to tuck away seasonal items to avoid cluttering your garage or closets in your home.
  • Man cave or She shed: If you simply need a quiet space to escape to yourself or work on a hobby, steel storage sheds can be insulated and transformed into your very own hang out spot.
  • Bulk storage: From animal feed to salt, there are a variety of items to store within a backyard storage shed to protect the product from the elements as well as pests.
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What Size Outdoor Storage Shed Do You Need?

While knowing exactly what you will be keeping inside your backyard shed will help to give you an idea of what size shelter you need, it is also important to weigh that with the size of your yard. If you have a small yard, it is important to look for a compact shed, and perhaps even a lean-to shed to conserve space.

What Size is Your Backyard?

For small yards, a compact 8’ x 8’ backyard storage shed can be just enough space to store your items without dominating your outdoor space. If you have a large yard and need backyard storage for riding mowers and a lot of gear, then a large 14’ x 14’ outdoor storage shed that has a garage opening would be more convenient for you.

If you have a narrow property, you can still get a spacious backyard shed by changing your plans. Instead of a free-standing structure, consider a lean-to shed. This elongated backyard storage shed attaches to the side of your house or sits up against a fence. Lean-to sheds can also lean against another existing shed or structure. Also, they aren’t just great space savers, but they can be accessed by a backdoor.

How Much Usable Space Do You Have for Backyard Storage?

When you have wide-open spaces on your property, a large outdoor storage shed is an excellent place to keep your outdoor yard equipment in a convenient spot. The key is to have a large even area on which you can place a foundation and the shed.

Although you may have a large area, you should always make sure there is enough clearance between your backyard shed and other buildings. You should never place an outdoor storage shed in an area with poor drainage.

What Size Outdoor Storage Shed Do You Need?

While knowing exactly what you will be keeping inside your backyard shed will help to give you an idea of what size shelter you need, it is also important to weigh that with the size of your yard. If you have a small yard, it is important to look for a compact shed, and perhaps even a lean-to shed to conserve space.

What Size is Your Backyard?

For small yards, a compact 8’ x 8’ backyard storage shed can be just enough space to store your items without dominating your outdoor space. If you have a large yard and need backyard storage for riding mowers and a lot of gear, then a large 14’ x 14’ outdoor storage shed that has a garage opening would be more convenient for you.

If you have a narrow property, you can still get a spacious backyard shed by changing your plans. Instead of a free-standing structure, consider a lean-to shed. This elongated backyard storage shed attaches to the side of your house or sits up against a fence. Lean-to sheds can also lean against another existing shed or structure. Also, they aren’t just great space savers, but they can be accessed by a backdoor.

How Much Usable Space Do You Have for Backyard Storage?

When you have wide-open spaces on your property, a large outdoor storage shed is an excellent place to keep your outdoor yard equipment in a convenient spot. The key is to have a large even area on which you can place a foundation and the shed.

Although you may have a large area, you should always make sure there is enough clearance between your backyard shed and other buildings. You should never place an outdoor storage shed in an area with poor drainage.

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What is Your Storage Shed Budget?

One of the most important factors when deciding on a backyard storage shed is how much money you want to spend. With storage sheds from Arrow Storage Products, you will have a variety of high-quality options to fit any price point. We even have payment plans to help you obtain the backyard storage option you need now.

Treat It Like an Important Investment

Storage sheds are valuable investments that can be used for years and boost the convenience and curb appeal of your property. If you plan to sell your property later, the presence of an outdoor storage shed is a positive factor.

It’s also a good idea to purchase a backyard shed that is slightly larger than your current needs. You will be able to grow into it and save money if you figure out later that you need a bigger shed and need an upgrade. Taking proper care of your backyard storage structure will not only elongate the life of your shed, but it will also better protect the items you keep inside.

Will You Need to Pay for Backyard Shed Assembly?

If you plan on installing a small outdoor storage on your property, you can most likely find a friend and follow our easy DIY installation videos. However, if you have any doubt about doing the job correctly, then you should hire a professional. Professional assembly will cost more initially but can save you time if you’re a novice that lacks the tools, know-how, and safety equipment.

Does your shed need a floor?

If your backyard storage shed is used to just store seasonal tools, then it doesn't need a fancy floor. However, a she shed or man cave should have a proper floor, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. Interlocking laminate floors can mimic many high-end materials but at the fraction of the cost. Get a quote for installing this flooring type before you begin your project.

What Style Storage Sheds Do You Prefer?

While the way you plan to utilize your backyard shed is the most important factor in your purchase, knowing the style you prefer is also something to consider because this backyard storage shelter will become part of your outdoor décor. Choose from all-steel models with gorgeous earth tone colors to temporary models with ripstop tough covers that can be reassembled and placed in another area of your property when needed.

Lean-To Backyard Storage Options

When space is at a premium and you need a compact outdoor storage shed, the Yardsaver is an ideal option to stow away anything from garden tools to trash cans or bicycles. The beauty of this lean-to style backyard shed is that it takes up less area while still offering enough space to store your belongings. Constructed with incredibly durable galvanized steel, this backyard shed will stand up to Mother Nature to protect anything inside. More features include:

  • Sloped roof for easy vertical storage
  • Swing doors for easy access
  • Multiple size choices for customized backyard storage

Pent Roof Storage Sheds

A backyard shed with a pent roof provides easy flow drainage due to its design and shape. This means you won’t have to worry about water pooling and causing deterioration or damage to your backyard storage shed. Arrow offers a number of pent style storage sheds in a variety of sizes depending on what you plan to store and how much space you have. The Arrow Select line provides choices of pent roof storage sheds with gorgeous color schemes along with a rugged construction for ultimate weather protection. This line also includes:

  • Door locking options for increased security
  • Durable Sherwin-Williams polyester paint for protection from corrosion
  • Ultra-tall walls for vertical storage
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High Gable Roof Storage Sheds

A shed with a high gable or peak style can have certain benefits that other backyard storage options may not offer. This roof style can combat debris and water due to its sloped design. In addition, it can also provide increased vertical storage space as well as head room if you plan to walk around inside. These options from Arrow also include:

  • Multiple color options to fit your outdoor décor
  • All-steel construction to combat rust, corrosion, and chipping
  • Options with built-in air vents for increased circulation

Garden Shed for Backyard Storage

A compact backyard shed for the garden is both convenient and functional. When you need a place to store garden tools, pots, and any other lawncare equipment, a garden outdoor storage shed is a great option. ShelterLogic and Arrow offer both metal storage sheds and fabric options depending on your climate, budget, and storage needs.

High Performance Storage Sheds for Every Budget

Whether a fabric or metal shed fits your needs, these backyard storage shelters from Arrow Storage Products will provide years of impressive durability to reliably store your belongings. From gardening tools to seasonal storage, there are a variety of options to fit your budget and style for years of enjoyment and convenience.