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How We Build a Byler Shed Floor

Why Byler? It's a question we get all the time, and we love when people ask it.

In this article, we get to the bottom of things. We'll take you inside our shop and let you watch a shed floor being built. We'll explain what kind of materials it takes to make a great floor, and how you can recognize one when you see it.

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Why We Love Painted Sheds (and you should, too!)

Are you trying to figure out whether you should go with vinyl, painted, metal, cedar, or resin? In this article a professional painter gives you his top 5 reasons why painted sheds just work.

1. You will spend less money. That's right! A painted shed or barn from Byler Barns costs approximately 15% less than its vinyl counterpart. With a little periodic maintenance this shed will not only appear new again but will also ...

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Top Shed Builders in Harrisonburg, VA

Every year, we at Byler Barns and Backyards of Harrisonburg consult with over 3000 people in the Central Virginia area. These people are curious about all their shed options, so they will often shamelessly ask us about "the other guys." That may sound strange, but the question comes up all the time.

Here's the deal. We know that we are not the best fit for everybody. We aim to be completely up front about every aspect of our shed company and our business, and see no reason why we shouldn't be blatantly honest about our competitors as well. There are actually only two other shed companies in the Harrisonburg area that build their own sheds, and they are...

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Why Byler may NOT be a Good Fit for You

YOU know it, and WE know it, and WE know that YOU know it--a Byler Barns shed isn't the right shed for EVERYONE out there. There's no such thing as the right shed for everyone.

So since you're already wondering whether a Byler Barns shed is the right shed for you, we thought we'd help you figure out who it isn't right for.

Amish sheds--one whimsical example

What in the Name of Sanity are Amish Sheds?

I have never seen an Amish shed. It's not because I'm sheltered, or hostile, or Buddhist, or atheist. Come to think of it, I don't even know what an Amish shed is. In fact, I don't really think there is such a thing as an Amish shed.

Disclaimer: Byler Barns orders some buildings from the Lancaster, PA area. Those sheds are built to our specifications. Some of the craftsmen who build the sheds are Amish. The craftsmen are Amish. The sheds are not.

What Shed Options and Accessories Are Available?

If the only thing you need from a shed is to drive a lawn mower in and out, all you have to do is plop the shed in your yard. But if you plan to store a variety of things in there, or would like a place to set up a little workshop or studio, you'll need to consider shed accessories. Shed accessories fall into four basic categories: • Storage • Workspace • Access • Safety.

We'll look at each of these in turn, so you can make an informed decision about what accessories you really need, and what accessories won't do you much good.