What are the shipping charges?

Rates for shipping depend on the delivery destination as well as any required setup or installation costs.

Do I need to prepare a site?

Yes. Clients are responsible for all preparations required in order to safely deliver a shed.

Are there shed kits available?

Our standard shed options are also available as kits, which can be delivered to your doorstep and assembled onsite for an additional fee.

Backyard Sheds: An Overview
Forest Hills New York How A Shed Could Restore Harmony For Your Household

Personalized Attention

Our helpful staff can help you devise and design the ideal storage solution.

Forest Hills New York Do We Need To Move? Get A Shed Instead.

Customized Platforms

Build your new utility structure from your choice of layouts and material options.

Forest Hills New York Why Your Wife Needs A She Shed

Fast Production

We can deliver your new storage structure directly to you within 4-6 weeks.

Forest Hills New York Caring For Your Elder Parent? Make Room With A New Shed.

Enduring Craftsmanship

Our utility structures are crafted with long wearing components using proven techniques.

Forest Hills New York Do I Need A Shed?

Onsite Delivery

We can position your shed anywhere on your property with the specially designed SHED MULE.

Forest Hills New York Can Our Family Afford A Shed?

Exceptional Value

Your investment in a custom shed will pay dividends for years to come.

Clients Testimonials
Forest Hills New York Quality Sheds At Affordable Prices

Doris A. Wright

There are an incredible number of ways to get the most out of my new Workshop model. I stow all of my garden equipment inside, and it's also a good space to practice my clarinet.

Forest Hills New York How A Shed Will Transform Your Life

William T. Cole

The Hi Barn made my choice easy. Space was priority number one, and this design had plenty of it. I also liked the classical barnyard design, it was a unique touch in my urban backyard.

We are the BEST choice for
Amish Sheds Built On Site in Forest Hills, New York.

 

Additional Materials:

Forest Hills, New York City Information

Forest Hills Amish Sheds Built On Site Articles

Amish Sheds Built On Site We'll Replace Your Shed Topics

Amish Sheds Built On Site We'll Replace Your Forest Hills Shed Quickly Video

 

You can find Website Marketing for Forest Hills website owners here: Forest Hills Website Marketing

Forest Hills - We'll Replace Your Amish Sheds Built On Site Shed Quickly References

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Information for Forest Hills, New York

Forest Hills , residential section of the borough of Queens, New York City, southeastern New York, U.S., on Long Island. Originally part of a district called Whitepot, which was settled about 1652, it was named Forest Hills in about 1910 for its location on wooded heights. The stadium of the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills was the site of the U.S. national lawn tennis tournaments from 1915 until they were moved in 1978 to Flushing Meadows Park (also in Queens).

Read More about Forest Hills, New York

 

 


Forest Hills - This Is The Time To Pack Your Shed. Articles



How to Buy a Shed the Smart Way (8 Things to Look For)

I promised in my shed delivery article that I'd be sharing a brief buying guide a week later. I didn't make good on the timeline, but I didn't forget the commitment.

In order to produce a buying guide, we needed some additional pictures of a substandard shed to highlight the quality differences between sheds that are built 'up to a standard' (like the one we purchased) vs. those that are built 'down to a price.' We've also been well distracted by the workshop drywall project.

Excuses aside, I think this is an important topic to cover, because I'm sure many of you will be building or buying a shed in the next few years. Ethan took some time earlier this week to head to a local (purposefully unnamed) big box store to snap some pics of a low quality model. Now we've got everything we need for the comparison.

Before I get started, it's worth noting that it is our firm opinion that buying (or building) a shed that meets a high quality specification is worth the additional cost. The shed will last longer and look better than cheaper alternatives. When you're looking to purchase a shed, make sure to really examine the build quality and compare prices. We found that our local, privately-held shed company was able to build and deliver a shed for nearly the same price as the big box home improvement stores, but with a much higher quality build.

For this buying guide, we'll be comparing features of our 8x12 custom-built shed with an 8x12 model available at the big box store. Our shed cost us approximately $2,700 with all the options, while the low quality shed costs approximately $1,900. The big ticket items that made our shed more expensive included vinyl siding (about $400) and architectural shingles (about $100). Subtract those, and the price for these models gets within 15% of each other.

While not the subject of this guide, we were able to find a shed that was a near exact match to ours at the big box. The price: a whopping $4,000 delivered and installed. This would be about $1,300 more than we paid.

Factor 1: Floor Material

Our shed floor is built with 3/4" pressure treated plywood over 12" o.c. joists. The low quality shed is built with 5/8" untreated oriented strand board (OSB) over 16" o.c. joists. OSB is particularly susceptible to buckling and warping when exposed to high moisture levels. This is especially the case at the edges/joints. Pressure treated plywood, on the other hand, is a much more durable surface that will handle moderate moisture very well, and could be sealed for additional protection. For the best surface, 3/4" tongue-and-groove plywood could be used to further abate buckling.

Factor 2: Wall Studs and Sheathing

Our shed is constructed with uniform 2x4 studs spaced 16" o.c. covered with 1/2" plywood walls. The low quality shed is build with 2x3 lumber spaced 24" o.c. (and nearly 4" o.c. on the side walls) with 1/2" OSB for walls. The walls of the low quality shed are much more likely to buckle over time, especially if the 2x3s and OSB are subject to high moisture. High quality 2x4 lumber provides significantly more structural rigidity in the build.

Factor 3: Roof Rafters & Roof Sheathing

Our shed is constructed with 2x4 roof rafters spaced 16" o.c. with a 1/2" plywood sheathing. The low quality shed uses the same 2x3 as are used on its walls, spaced 24" o.c. with 1/2" OSB on top. Over time, the roof of the low quality shed is much more likely to sag, especially in a high-moisture environment.

Factor 4: Roofing Shingles

Our shed has 30-year architectural shingles. The low quality shed has 3-tab shingles that don't look like they're wearing well even while the shed sits on the lot. Our guess is that those shingles are not rated for installation over OSB and likely have a 15 year warranty, max.

Factor 5: Siding

One of the major reasons our shed is more expensive than the low quality version is that we opted for vinyl siding (a $400 upgrade). Vinyl siding is virtually maintenance-free, and with a 2x4-over-plywood substructure, it will last for at least 20 years. The wood siding on the low-quality shed will require painting and will wear out far more quickly. We think vinyl looks much better, too.

Factor 6: Shelving / Work Space Materials

We built three shelves in our shed using 2x4s and 1/2" plywood at a cost of about $100. Our shelves will last for the life of the shed.The materials used for shelving in the low quality shed are the same as those used for the walls (2x3s, 1/2" OSB). You can see from the pictures below that these shelves are already warping. Any weight placed on the large shelf will cause it to buckle over time.

Factor 7: Door Quality

Our shed sports all metal door construction that isn't likely to sag. The low quality shed includes wood doors that will bend and warp over time. The one drawback for our shed is that metal doors are more likely to dent under abuse. However, we would far prefer to have metal doors over wood ones.

Factor 8: Trim Components

Our shed features window boxes made from rot-proof composite materials. The low quality shed doesn't have window boxes, but if it did, they would likely be painted wood with plastic inserts (or worse, wood alone, which will rot after just a few years). The trim components this shed does have are already looking worn.

Conclusions

If you're in the market for a new shed, shop around. The big home improvement stores especially seem to be selling sheds with substandard materials. This is one area where a little bit of legwork can make a huge difference in your return on investment.

Summary of Shed Buying Tips

Avoid oriented strand board, especially for roofing and sub flooring. Look for plywood construction, and especially 3/4" pressure treated, tongue-and-groove plywood for the floor.
Avoid 2x3s, especially if they are spaced far apart. Look for 2x4s no more than 16" on center.
Consider roofing and siding materials. Look for shingles with at least a 25 year life.
Look for rot-proof composite materials.
Look for quality doors that won't sag over time.
Above all, don't sacrifice quality to save a few bucks. If you're going to spend $1,900 on a shed, spend $500 more and get something worthwhile.
Read More Here

Read More about This Is The Time To Pack Your Shed.

 


Video: How A Shed Will Transform Your Life

 

 


Give Your Property An Instant Upgrade With A New Shed Why Custom Built Sheds Are Better

 

Protect Your Summer Furniture With A Shed! Backyard Sheds: An Overview

 

Important Items You Can Store In A Shed Getting The Most Value From Your 2 Story Shed

 

Stop Overstuffing Your Closets And Get A Custom Made Shed. Another Little One On The Way? Make Room With A Shed.

 

Why Your Wife Needs A She Shed Think Of What A New Shed Could Do For You!

 

Exploring Shed Materials Insider Secrets Revealed: Why Customs Sheds Last Longer

 

Where To Keep It All? In A Handcrafted Shed, Of Course! Important Items You Can Store In A Shed

 

Quality Sheds For Every Purpose Decorating A Shed

 

Your Handmade Shed Will Save You Money. Impress Your Neighbors With A Gorgeous New Shed

 

The Pitfalls Of Trying To Build Your Own Shed How A Shed Will Transform Your Life

 

Quality Sheds Delivered To You How A Shed Will Transform Your Life

 

A Handmade Shed: The Perfect Solution How A Shed Will Transform Your Life

 

Adding Shelves To Your Shed Why A Shed Is Your Best Option

 

Custom Built Sheds For Homeowners Explore Your Creativity With A New Shed For Your Yard.

 

Customs Sheds For Homeowners And Businesses Don'T Buy A Shed Before You Read This.

 

Why A Shed Is Your Best Option Quality Sheds Delivered To You

 

Your Shed: A Place To Think And Dream Our Sheds Are Made Right Every Time.

 

Points To Consider Before You Select A Shed How To Combat Clutter With A Shed

 

Need Some Space? Look No Further Than Your Shed. Everything You Need To Know About Sheds

 

Top Tips For Decorating Your Shed Making Sure You Select The Best Size For Your Shed

 

Handcrafted Sheds For Any Home Expert Shed Manufacturers In Your Area

 

Charming Sheds Worth Considering Your Shed: A Place To Think And Dream

 

Keeping Your Shed Clean Custom Shed Services In Town

 

Maximizing Your Property With A Corner Shed Backyard Sheds: An Overview

 

What Is A Pool Shed? Custom Designing Your Unique Garden Shed

 


This video reviews "Amish Sheds Built On Site Shed - also applies to Forest Hills"

 

 

We provide Amish Sheds Built On Site services for residents and companies.

 

Related Statewide Reading Topics: New York Amish Sheds Built On Site Topics

Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer     © Copyright 2017   Designed & Developed by Forest Hills Website Marketing