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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.

Cheap Sheds Mega Sale

Cheap Sheds Cost More – 6 Reasons Why

Cheap sheds–sounds like a deal, right? And everyone loves a deal. We get that. Price matters. For most of us (present writer included!) one of our first questions is “How much does it cost?"

But here’s the real deal: there is a huge difference between price and value. You’ve got a choice: Do you want something that’s cheap? Or do you want something that has value? Most times, you just can’t have it both ways.

Here’s a question to ask if you are thinking of buying or building a shed: Is “cheap” actually cheap in the long run, or just now?

Painted Garden Cottage with architectural shingles

Shingle Shed Roofs–3 Differences Between the BEST and the REST

Shingles are a super-popular shed roof. They look great, can match the house, and come in a variety of colors.

But they can also be a pain if they are low-quality. They can curl and crack before their time. They can blow off in a wind storm. Either of these will give you a leaky roof. And a leaky roof is not only obnoxious, it will rot out your shed in no time.

Shingles are not all the same quality. Even within the same brand...

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.

Shed Painter Deluxe

What Makes a Quality Shed? Part 2 of 2

We looked earlier at what makes a quality shed structure, which we called the skeleton of the shed. Radiant skin without a spine to back it up doesn’t do you much good.  On the other hand, the sturdiest bones in the east still look better and last longer wrapped in radiant skin.  That’s what we […]