• Do You Plan to Construct an Extra Storage Building on Your Lot?

    Porch additions

    The 90 degree day took an immediate turn for the worse right around dinner time.
    It was easy to tell that many of the people in the area believed the evening forecast for threatening weather because the grocery store was packed. It seemed that everyone was trying to get their last minute grocery shopping done so that they could be inside before the evening storm moved through.
    With a quick drop in temperature, the 60 degree mark was indeed an indication of the the approaching storm. Within an hour of the prediction the winds reached nearly 85 miles and hour, hail pelleted the ground and anything else it came in contact with, and the rain fell in buckets. Although it did not last long, the intense weather damaged the roofing on both your home and fencing, your storage buildings and the metal roofing.
    The damage on the storage sheds was so bad, in fact, you guessed that at least one of the buildings would be totaled by the insurance agent. This means that thanks to the latest midwestern thunderstorm you might soon be in the market for at least one new out building on your property. Your wife is hoping that you will also add a gazebo to the property, but the immediate need is to repair or rebuild the storage sheds that are needed to protect your tools, mowers, and all of the other equipment that you use on your property.
    Are You Getting Ready to Put a New Building on Your Property?
    The decision about what kind of building to erect includes choices of roofing materials, siding materials, and size. In fact, sometimes the decisions are so varied that a property owner can feel like a gazebo, storage shed, or other out building is nearly as complicated as building a new home. And while the most basic storage sheds can seem pretty simple, some out buildings on properties serve some pretty specific purposes and are designed to meet some pretty specific needs.
    For entertainment purposes, homeowners can select between seven different kinds of gazebos: alhambras, belvederes, follies, kiosks, pavilions, pergolas, and rotundas. Although many people think of storage sheds and gazebos when they think of outdoor construction projects, decks and fences are other substantial investments that many homeowners make. For instance, the top three most popular outdoor structures this year are expected to be pergolas, decks, and fencing, according to the 2017 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey. Sheds may be ranked number eight on the 2017 most popular outdoor structures list in the same 2017 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey, but the fact that as many as 40 million decks in the U.S. are over 20 years old, it is likely that these will be popular and necessary home improvement projects as well.