What is the price of a storage shed?
This is always one of the first questions a shed shopper has when they start the research process of buying a new shed. Here at Byler Barns, we get asked that question literally thousands of times in the course of a year. Often, it happens in the first few minutes of a conversation.
We get that. Price matters to all of us. What you want or are able to spend makes a big difference in the kind of shed you will end up with.
Storage Building Cost: No one wants to get stuck.
We all know what it’s like. Just before the doctor sticks you with the needle, the question running through your mind is, How bad is this going to hurt?!? It’s the same question we ask when we think of buying something as big as a storage shed.
As you have probably guessed, asking How much does a shed cost? is a little like asking How much does a car cost? Answers will vary depending on your needs and your budget. There are many, many different ways to build your storage shed, and to custom design it to exactly what you need. With so many possible configurations, options, and accessories, it’s difficult to give an answer without asking you a lot of questions about exactly what it is that you need.
Nevertheless, I’ll try to give you an average price that most people will spend. But again, be aware that this give you a basic price range. Exact prices will vary depending on the shed design you choose.
So, having said all that, here’s the short version:
If you are looking to buy a good-quality, ready-made wood-framed shed, delivered to your home and ready to go, you can expect to spend from $1500 (8×8 mini-barn) to $8500 (14×36 cottage).
Obviously, you can spend less than that if a metal shed that you put together yourself will meet your needs, or if you are able to build your own. And of course, you can always, always spend more. But $1500-$8500 is the basic range for the sheds we sell.
The only way you can know for sure is to get a quote from a sales consultant or online. But before you get that quote, here are four factors to consider that will affect the price of your shed.
Shed Size and Price
The bigger your shed, the higher your shed cost. No surprises there. But consider this: the bigger the shed, the lower your shed cost per square foot. Notice how the cost per square foot drops to less than half when you move from our smallest cottage to our largest (using 2015 prices).
|Cottage (7-ft high walls)||6×8 (48 sq. ft)||$1950||$41/sq. ft.|
|Cottage (7-ft high walls)||14×36 (504 sq. ft)||$8520||$17/sq. ft|
Another size factor is the walls–they higher the walls, the higher your cost.
Most of our walls range from 6 ft to 8 ft high. The low-wall barns have the lowest walls (4 ft high, but the gambrel roof gives you your headroom). And of course, you can custom-build a shed to be up to a 2-story if you need more height.
Shed Cost for a 10×12 is less, since it is a basic and compact building. A quality building like this, obviously, will cost more than a plastic building or one from a box store.
Shed Style and Cost
Barn-style sheds cost less, because they require fewer materials. Cottages cost more. And garages (with a garage door) cost most.
Shed Materials and Expense
Painted buildings cost less, vinyl buildings cost more. Shingles cost less, metal roof costs more. (But in the long run, a metal roof costs less. Compared to shingles, you will get over twice the years out of a metal roof!)
Again, if a resin or metal shed takes care of what you need, those will come at a significantly lower cost.
Shed Accessories and Pricing
If you are ready to dig deeper into your wallet, you can add almost anything except a Rolls Royce to your building. Typical add-ons include:
- Shelves. Shelves typically run around $6 a foot. You can shave a bit off your price if you build your own.
- Workbench. A good, sturdy workbench may add $100-$175.
- Loft. This overhead “attic” kind of space adds lots of storage space for the money.
- Extra doors and windows. You can choose almost any configuration here. Extra windows give extra ventilation and lighting. An extra door makes it easier to access your things, particularly if the rider mower is blocking your double doors.
- Dormer. Dormers are a significant upgrade that add light and class to a building. You should expect to pay $400-$800 for a dormer that runs the length of your building.
- Cupola. These also add a touch of class to the building, and run up to around $200.
- Ramp. Almost everyone needs is a ramp, which allows you to wheel your mower into the building. They are around $125-200.
You can really go nuts with accessories, and add electrical wiring, stylish windows, flower boxes, extra vents, weather vanes, and even porches.
Shed cost is a little higher in a mid-range, mid-sized building such as this 10×16 carriage house. It also has a few more options.
The reality is that if you do a little shed homework, the prick of the needle will feel pretty small compared to the reward of getting that garage heap neatly organized and safely stored in a custom-designed new storage shed, well out of reach of snow and rain.
Thanks for visiting. If you would like to sort through some options for new sheds, browse through the listings below. Shed prices vary depending on the options you choose, so please contact us for more info.
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