Frequently Asked Questions About Shed Options

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At Raber Portable Storage Barns, we offer many options for the ideal storage solution to fit your situation. With so many options, potential customers ask plenty of questions. Here are some of the most common questions we receive.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Different Shed Styles?

The variety of shed styles we offer differ mostly by visual aesthetics. Whichever model fits your style can probably be customized to suit your needs with windows, doors, pegboards, workbenches, and more. Some models do offer some features that you won’t find in others, such as our lofted garden sheds or gambrel barns which provide extra storage space in their lofts. Some options might be simpler and less expensive, such as our economy sheds, which you’ll also want to take into consideration.

What Siding Options Do You Offer?

At Raber, we offer 3 different types of siding, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. LP Smart Siding with TechShield provides excellent protection from moisture and radiation. Metal siding is inexpensive, durable and low-maintenance making it a great choice for many homeowners but susceptible to rust. Vinyl siding is a middle-costed option that looks great and has easy maintenance but is less durable and could need replacing.

What Color Choices Do You Offer?

We offer a variety of colors depending on the type of siding you choose. We offer 22 metal colors, 16 LP Smart Siding colors, 19 vinyl colors, and 12 colors for roofs. See all of our color options.

How Big Should My Storage Building Be?

The size of your storage building mostly depends on what you’ll be using it for. We build in a wide range of sizes, from a small 8’ x 10’ garden shed to a 24’ x 40’ two-car garage. If you’ll just be storing a lawn mower and a few other seasonal tools, 50-100 square feet will be enough. Storing one car in a garage will take 240 square feet, meanwhile a horse barn should have at least 60-80 square feet per 1000 lbs of horse.

Why Should I Vent My Shed?

Venting your shed promotes proper air flow, which helps disperse heat in the summer and prevent moisture build-up in the winter. If you’ll be using your shed as a workshop, vents are a must. The air flow will disperse toxic fumes from gasoline, paints, solvents, and whatever else you work with. Venting your shed is easy and can be done one of two ways, either with gable vents or a ridge vent. Gable vents are attached to your siding and ridge vents run along the ridge of your roof.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Different Shed Doors?

We can build sheds with 3 types of doors, each with different styles. Single doors are like what you’d have in your home. You have the option to add a window and to swing out or in. They are cheaper but the thinner width makes it harder to move large things in and out. Double doors are the standard for most sheds. They allow plenty of space to move large equipment and are aesthetically pleasing but they’re more expensive. Rollup garage doors can provide the width you need with the added benefit of removing the clearance needed by an outward swinging door. Their cost is flexible, depending on the width you need.

Contact Us With More Questions

Do you still have any questions about the various options available with Raber Portable Storage Barns? If so, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have!