What to Consider When Choosing a Rural Shed for Your Property
A rural shed can be a great choice for storing anything from farm equipment to bales of hay, and they also work as barns and even residential garages. When choosing a rural shed, you want to ensure you consider all the features offered as well as some potential problems you might encounter with your property. Note a few of those considerations here so you know you get the right choice and have it installed as easily as possible for you.
The location on your property
When considering where you'll put your shed, note if you have a concrete area already poured or an area of compacted soil that would work as the driveway. Putting your shed in this area will mean less cost in having to create a cement slab and put down a driveway to access the shed.
You also need to note if there are any underground pipes, cables, and electrical lines on your property and where they're located, as you probably don't want the shed built over them if you can avoid it; this would make it more difficult to access those things if and when necessary. Other things to consider are power lines, tree branches, and anything overhead that might get in the way of the shed. These things will all tell you the best area on your property for building your shed.
Interior space and opening
You might note the room you'll need inside the shed or the width of the doorway for your property's tractor, mower, and other such equipment, but you should also consider any attachments you might have as well. If you don't allow for their width, you would then need to remove them before you bring your equipment into the shed and this can be cumbersome. Allow for a large turning radius and a doorway wide enough to accommodate accessories when choosing your shed.
Not only do you want a door wide enough to accommodate equipment accessories but you also want to think about how the door opens. If it swings out and then folds up onto the roof, you may be missing out on potential storage space along the roof of the shed. This might also mean a tight fit between your shed and house, garage, silo, or other outbuilding. A roller door might be a better option as it won't swing out toward you and can roll into a housing unit above the door, leaving the space along the roof open for racks and shelves you might need for storage.