types of sheds

There are different types of sheds to choose from and your choice of shed varies depending on its purpose. Your choice of shed also depends on the level of complexities as well as overall designs. In this article, we will discuss the basic types of sheds and the usage of each type.

Gambrel Shed

This type of shed resembles the typical barn. As a matter of fact, this type of barn is useful in so many ways and was commonly used in the America’s colonial times. Gambrel is very unique primarily because of its roof. Its roof has a ridge design, which goes along with the length of the barn. There are two sections of roof situated on the side of the ridge. The shallow portion is located on the side of the ridge and slopes on the side. The usual size of gambrel shed design is 8×8.

 Gable Shed Design

This type of shed is commonly used at homes. If you see a gable shed design, you will instantly notice it’s “A” structure with two slope sides, which meets at the centre of the ridge.  If you want to have an overhead storage, then this type of shed is the perfect choice. As a matter of fact, you can use gable shed for potting plants or even storing your garden tools.

You can also customize some features of your barn to make it more unique and applicable to your storage needs. The usual size of gable shed is 6×8, but it can also go higher. If you are living in the northern part of the globe or in areas with extreme weather condition like heavy snow and water, then this type of shed is the best choice.

Lean to shed design

Of all types of sheds, the lean to shed is the simplest one. It is consists of a single sloping roof, which is perfect for people who are searching for simple and easy to build shed plan. This type of shed is also ideal in areas with limited space. You can store essential things such as gardening tools, bikes, and things for grilling.

The lean to shed design is free standing or if you want, you can attach it to an existing structure. Either which is okay as long as it accommodates your storage needs. If you want to attach the shed to an existing structure, you should create only three sides. In other words, only a few materials are needed to build the shed, which will also result to lower labour cost. If you are one of those people who prefer simple shed plan, then the lean to shed design is the most suitable for you.

Saltbox Shed Design

The saltbox shed design was originally used during the colonial days, but still remained very popular today especially in the north-eastern part of the United States. The size of shed varies depending on your storage needs. You can store anything you want to. As a matter of fact, by simply installing double doors you will be able to store your car inside the shed. Saltbox shed looks like a small house and you can customize its design to compliment your home. To be able to create a functional saltbox shed, you need to choose the right plan.

Do it yourself shed plan

There are so many DIY shed plans to choose from and these plans can be readily accessible online. All you have to do is to choose the best plan according to your skills and storage needs.

types of sheds