Lots of people ask, “Why Byler?” It’s a great question. To answer it, we’d like to give you a peek inside the company to watch how a shed is constructed. In this article, we’ll take you out onto the production floor and show you how we make our shed floors.
Shed Floor Materials
- Pressure-treated skids — those are the 4×4’s beams underneath it all
- Pressure-treated joists — those are the 2×4’s or 2×6’s that support the shed floor you walk on
- Pressure-treated band boards — the band that the floor joists attach to
Shed Floor Design
Our shed floors are designed for maximum life and durability. All floor joists are a minimum of 16″ on-center (meaning they are 16″ apart, just like your house). We also offer reinforced floors, standard on all our garages. Joists in reinforced floors are 12″ on-center. This ensures that the floor will be strong enough to carry all your cargo.
One indicator of design quality is how many skids are used. When you’re looking around, just be sure to look low. See how many skids there are, and how far apart they are spaced. We use more runners or skids than cheaper sheds. We don’t splice any skids at less than 16 ft. When we do splice, we offset the splices from each other, and make sure we reinforce the splices for maximum strength.
Fit and Finish
Finally, we make sure the floor fits tightly, and that the nails are down even with the floor, and not poking up through to catch a bare toe. As you look around at different sheds, take a close look at the floor. The seams should be lined up nice and tight, without any unsightly gaps.
We hope that gives you an idea of what it takes to make a great quality shed floor. It may seem odd to think of the floor as being important. But the fact is, without a good floor, your shed doesn’t have a leg to stand on.