August/September 2015

The Deck Market

Getting your arms around how many decks are built each year in the United States is difficult, even for Michael Beaudry, executive vice president of the North American Deck and Railing Association. “We can only predict numbers by the comments we hear and by the number of building permits that[Read More…]

GoPet Improves Doggy Door

GoPet’s Dog Vue Door has been refined, improved, and is better than ever, according to the company. The responses from kennel and shed builders have been very positive,” says GoPet’s spokesman. “They are glad, finally, there is a dog door providing a cost effective solution to some of the most[Read More…]

The Back Door: ABC Shed

Darin Austin, owner of ABC Shed in Pueblo, Colorado, hopes they see one of his company’s Summit Series sheds, since he considers it the best shed built by them. The 10 by 12 structure features a 7.5-foot interior sidewall.The roof has a 6/12 pitch, and it has 8 inches of[Read More…]

Lumber Market Report

Lumber is a vital component when it comes to shed building, so Shed Builder Magazin spoke with lumber suppliers to the shed market to find out what’s going to happen with OSB, plywood, and lumber in the next couple of months. OSB went up in price in the past quarter,[Read More…]

Sheds vs. Self Storage

John Barry is chairman of the national Self Storage Association (SSA), which represents more than 50,000 self-storage operators nationwide. He’s also the president of All-Time Self Storage based in the heart of shed-building country in Lancaster County, in southeastern Pennsylvania. Barry says he does not know any Shed Builders, and[Read More…]

Winter Buy Breakfast Auction Successful

Pictured above are Bill Mullin, Nilco Branch Manager, Landisville, Dr. Kevin Strauss, Donna Robinson, Dr. Holmes Morton, Caroline Morton, of the Clinic, and Kevin M. Hirst, Nilco Territory Manager, Landisville. On January 22, the National Industrial Lumber Company (NILCO) held their annual Winter Buy Breakfast at Shady Maple in Blue[Read More…]

Rent-To-Own (Part 1)

“Storage of property is a big business. We are a society that accumulates our possessions and typically need some place to store that property during different phases of our lives (renovations, military, job relocation, death, etc.). Whether it’s renting a portable storage unit or a self-storage unit, the need for[Read More…]

True Green

There are lots of ways in which shed builders can claim their products promote green properties: the use of local labor and locally sourced materials; stains and paints that are free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), those solvents that are released into the air as coatings dry; and reduced waste[Read More…]

Builder Q&A: Stellar Reputation

Reeds Ferry Sheds has been open for business in Hudson, New Hampshire, since 1960. Steve Carleton, vice president of Sales and Service, has been with the company his entire career. It helps that his father and grandfather started the business. However, Carleton worked hard for his position, and he strives[Read More…]

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