Why Settle? Choose Quality Buildings for Your Backyard


If you’ve lived in Texas for any length of time, you know how tough the elements can be. Maybe you’ve even experienced the true wrath of brutal wind storms or sweltering heat and had serious damage done to a low-quality storage shed or building in the past. While your wallet may have appreciated a smaller price tag on a lesser shed, the ultimate price for settling often means a shed that doesn’t stand up to your expectations. When it comes down to it, Texas seasons aren’t for the faint of heart, and your choice of storage solution must be built to withstand the worst of it. 

Whether you need a reliable space to store your lawn equipment and bicycles or dream of a personal retreat like a man cave or she-shed, the quality of your shed matters. In today’s blog, we’re detailing the 5 most important elements to consider when you’re in the market for a great-quality backyard shed that will be durable, long-lasting, and look great while doing it. 

Top 5 Factors to Ensure Your Shed Withstands Texas Weather

Once you have decided that you need a backyard shed — whether for storage, a home office, a guest house, or a wide variety of other potential uses — you’ll need to establish a few key elements that will help you purchase confidently, knowing that your shed will last the test of time. It comes down to the choice of materials and the craftsmanship on the most important structural areas of your backyard shed; the siding, lumber, framing, roofing, and flooring. If these things are handled correctly and built with high-quality materials, you’re likely to have a shed that is built to last through any Texas storm.  

1. Choosing the Right Siding

The siding of your shed is its first line of defense against the elements. Quality matters here – you need siding that's durable, water-resistant, and visually pleasing. While plastic may seem like a budget-friendly option, it often fails to stand up to intense sunlight and varying weather conditions. High-quality sheds will feature robust materials like vinyl, which offers both durability and aesthetic appeal.

2. Lumber: The Foundation of Strength

The lumber in your shed is critical. It supports the structure, keeping the walls and floors sturdy. When inspecting a shed, look for durable woods like cedar, redwood, or Douglas fir. These woods are naturally weather-resistant and ensure longevity. Remember, the better the lumber, the longer your shed will last, even in challenging weather.

3. Sturdy Framing for Stability

Just like a house, a shed needs to be well-framed to withstand external pressures like wind and hail. Check for framing that mimics residential construction, with studs spaced no more than 16 inches apart. This robust framing ensures your shed won't buckle under pressure and will remain a reliable storage solution for years.

4. Roofing: Your First Line of Defense

A high-quality roof is crucial for protecting your shed from rain and other elements. Look for sheds with durable roofing materials like asphalt architectural shingles or metal roofing. These materials are designed to offer maximum protection with minimal maintenance, ensuring your shed stays dry and intact.

5. Flooring: The Backbone of Your Shed

Don't overlook the flooring — it's the foundation of your shed's structure. Opt for sheds with pressure-treated lumber or resilient resin composite flooring. These materials are designed to handle heavy loads and resist moisture, rot, and decay, ensuring your shed remains stable and functional.

How to Select the Right Shed Company for Optimal Quality

While the above 5 considerations are a great starting point, it’s also incredibly important to trust the shed builder of your choosing. Knowing the specs and features of your new shed and its durability is one thing, but knowing the heart behind your shed company’s commitment to excellence and trusting their craftsmanship is entirely another. 

The following are three criteria that can get you started in your search for the perfect shed manufacturer in your area that can provide top-notch quality and unbeatable customer service even after the sale is complete. 

Quality Materials for Lasting Durability

A reputable shed company will prioritize high-quality materials in every aspect of construction. From siding to roofing, you should expect nothing less than the best. If you can, call or go online to talk with prospective shed manufacturers to get a good understanding of how they choose the quality of materials that they use in construction.  

Uncompromising Attention to Detail

Look for a company that goes the extra mile in craftsmanship, paying close attention to every nail and joint. This commitment to excellence ensures a shed that's not just functional but also a visually appealing addition to your backyard. A shed can be visually appealing but fall apart during the first big windstorm, so you’ll want to ensure that your shed builder has considered all of the little things. 

Expert Craftsmanship for Superior Builds

A good shed company employs skilled craftsmen who use their expertise to deliver sheds that stand out in quality and durability. Their experience is evident in every shed they produce. Ask around to find a shed company that takes pride in not only their work but in the caliber of the people that they work with. 

Don’t Settle for Less, Get the Best With Quality Storage Buildings

At Quality Storage Buildings, we believe you deserve the best. Our 100% satisfaction guarantee is our commitment to your happiness. If you're not delighted with your new shed, we're dedicated to making it right. Don't just take our word for it — our satisfied customers are our biggest advocates, praising the superior quality and craftsmanship of our sheds. Explore our customers’ experiences and feedback on our website today to get a real understanding of who we are and the kind of quality work that we do day in and day out. 

When selecting a shed for your Texas home, don't settle for anything less than the best. Get started today by searching through our inventory of high-quality backyard sheds that are built in Texas, for Texans. 

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