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Build a Shed Yourself or Hire a Shed Installer?

Technological advancements have made our lives much easier. Dishwashers replace washing the dishes by hand and cell phones not only allow people to search the entire web, they also control home appliances. While these advancements are ultra-convenient, there are many things that can never be replaced by technology. Until robots rule the earth, anyone that needs more storage space in their backyard will need to buy a do it yourself shed or hire a shed installer. Is it worth it to buy DIY shed kits or hire a company that builds sheds on site?

Saving Money on Installation Costs


The first motivation for anyone deciding to build a shed on their own is saving money. While saving money is on top of everyone’s mind, is it worth your time to build it yourself? While Backyard Buildings and More offer free installation and delivery for much of our customers, much of the competition charges anywhere from $100-$300. Are you willing to spend one to two days building a shed just to save $100-$300?

 Time is Money

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Time is Everything


In today’s fast paced world, sometimes time is much more valuable than trying to save money. Depending on your building construction experience and the size of your shed, it can take one to two days to build a shed. Do you really want to take time off work or spend your vacation building a shed? If you take a complete day off work and lose $100, the money you saved on buying a DIY shed kit suddenly seems irrelevant.

The Extra Hassle of doing it yourself


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Lumber Laid Out Ready to Build

Most buildings come with easy to read instructions. However, if you’re an inexperienced builder, you might find the entire process to be overwhelming. For instance, trained installers can construct a 10′ x 12′ building in one day. However, if it takes an individual two days to construct the same building, you could have hired an installer and spent your time with your family and friends. In this case, the $100 in savings was certainly not worth the time and hassle.

While not required, we recommend that DIY customers have the following building experience:

Leveling foundations


Make exact measurements

Installing shingles

Basic construction knowledge

Do you have the Right Tools for the Job?

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Tools such as These Will be Needed


To build sheds you need tools such as a level, hammer and drill. However, if you do not have those tools, you will not be able to complete the install correctly. If you get a do-it-yourself shed, you may just spend your money on tools that you might not use again. Shed installers have tools that make their job easier and more efficient.


DIY Shed Kits are not for Everyone


Building a shed on your own can give you a sense of pride. It might show off your handyman skills to that special lady in your life. On the other hand, it can also take away from the time spent with family and cause unnecessary stress. When deciding on how to get your storage solution resolved, consider if the time spent installing the shed yourself is really worth it. Installers are specially trained and can guarantee that your shed is installed correctly. Best of all, you will not have to get your hands dirty and learn the utter joy of installing shingles on a 95 degree summer day.

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