Chipmunks, bunnies, and groundhogs are cute animals to look
at while they’re in their natural habitat, but not so much when they’re taking
up residence in your backyard storage shed. Plus, other potentially dangerous
animals, like skunks, wasps, and raccoons, may find protection in your storage
building if you don’t take the proper precautions.
It starts with a high-quality shed, like the ones
we sell here at Sun Rise Sheds. Then, keeping up with regular inspections
to check for things like holes, leaks, or signs of animals, along with regular
housekeeping, is the key to ensuring your
outdoor shed remains critter-free.
Continue reading “No New Neighbors: How to Keep Your Storage Shed Free from Critters”
If you are frustrated with trying to get your lawnmower into your backyard shed without hassle, it’s time to consider purchasing a shed ramp. Or, perhaps you searched for “sheds for sale near me” and need a reliable manufacturer who can deliver a shed and ramp to your home for storage space in your backyard.
Either way, it’s time to contact Sun Rise Sheds in Redfield, Iowa, to learn more about the aluminum and steel shed ramps now produced by our in-house professionals!
Continue reading “Steel or Aluminum: Which Shed Ramp is the Best One for You?”
When it comes to choosing the right outdoor storage shed, deciding
between shed siding options can be tricky. It’s what you’ll see every time you
look at your new shed, so you want it to look good. At the same time, it’s also
what’s protecting your shed from sun, rain, snow, and whatever the weather
throws at it. Your choice of siding is going to impact the function and
durability of your shed.
So what is the best material for your outdoor shed? In this blog,
we go over significant factors that impact your decision, as well as the most
common shed siding options and the pros and cons of each.
Continue reading “4 Things to Consider When Deciding on Shed Siding Options”
frequently have to tread carefully across the cluttered floor space of your
outdoor storage shed? Has your garden shed turned into a dumping ground for all
your miscellaneous lawn tools and equipment? If so, we get it—outdoor storage
sheds are handy because you can house many garden tools, home improvement
equipment, and landscaping items in a centrally located spot. But these storage
spaces are also quick to become cluttered.
If you’re tired
of stumbling over garden hoses and other equipment that’s strewn about your
shed, we can help. In today’s blog from Sun
Rise Sheds, we’ll explore ten helpful shed organization tips to help you
rid the clutter, maximize your floor and wall space, and quickly find just what
you’re looking for, transforming your outdoor shed from storage mess into
Continue reading “Outdoor Storage Sheds: Ten Tips You Need to Maximize Your Organization”
Have you been
thinking about adding some extra storage to your backyard with a shed? Is your
home a part of a homeowner’s association (HOA), and you’re unsure of their
guidelines for outdoor
storage sheds? If so, don’t worry—our team at Sun Rise Sheds has a few
expert tips to help you speed along the process!
how challenging working with your HOA can be, which is why we wanted to share a
few tips with you to help smooth over the process as much as possible. Keep
reading for more info, and when you’re ready, give us a call to help pick out
the best shed for you.
Continue reading “How to Quickly Get an HOA Compliant Storage Shed”
Whether you are purchasing a new shed
or replacing the roof on an existing shed, you have options for the kind of
roofing material to use. For sheds, the choice is generally either an asphalt
shingle—such as the traditional three-tab shingles or upgraded Owens Corning®
Oakridge® Architectural shingles we offer here at Sun Rise Sheds—or metal roofing.
Each option has benefits and limitations, affecting
everything from durability, cost, maintenance, and environmental impact. Today’s
blog post reviews the pros and cons you need to consider for both a shingle
roof on your shed and metal roofing.
Continue reading “Deciding Between a Shingle or Metal Shed Roof: What You Need to Know”
There are lots of points to consider and questions to ask
before you add
a new premium pre-built storage shed to your property. Like, should
you finance your structure? Is your homeowner’s association (HOA) going to
make the process difficult for you? Or, will you need a building permit for
your shed construction or installation?
In fact, we recently published a blog post covering most of the decision points you’ll need to have worked out before you schedule shed delivery. We encourage you to go back and check that out or get in touch with us here at Sun Rise Sheds with your specific questions.
One question we often hear from new shed shoppers is whether
they’ll need a permit to build a structure, and if so, what are the typical
costs associated with permitting.
The short answer? It depends.
Before you purchase your new shed,
you’ll need to make a phone call or visit your local City Hall or government
office to get specific info on building permit fees and rules. The good news is
that this is not typically difficult to do. And, if you’re building a
smaller-sized shed, you may not need to go through a formal permit process at
Let’s look at the rules for building “accessory
structures”—aka a garden shed, storage shed, or another type of shed
building—within the City of Des Moines, which is where many of our customers
Continue reading “FAQ: Do You Need a Building Permit for Shed Construction on Your Property?”
In our recent blog post about why premium
pre-built sheds are most homeowners’ best choice when adding a storage
structure to your property, we showed how these high-quality outbuildings are an
After all, premium
pre-built sheds that are designed to match your home, have utilities like
water and power, and are of a substantial size, may make your property more
desirable to would-be buyers when you’re looking to sell. By contrast, many
cheaper prefab sheds that you can buy from your local home improvement center
may actually detract from your property—which could
make your HOA unhappy, among other issues.
But how do you go about buying a storage shed when you don’t have the
cash available to purchase your new structure outright? Luckily, there are lots
of financing strategies to help you make your backyard structure dreams come
true. Of course, as with making any large household purchase, there are
questions to ask yourself before signing any financial documents.
Today’s post highlights a few of those common-sense questions to help
you decide your best shed purchasing option.
Continue reading “Is Financing a Storage Shed Right for You?”
Potting sheds are the heart of any garden. It’s where new plants start,
where you store tools, and a place where memories are made. Converting a
storage shed into a potting shed can help provide you with the space you need
to keep all of your gardening supplies, as well as a work area to help bring life
to new plants. But there are a few necessary steps you should take when
considering the conversion.
For example, do you already have a large enough shed? What are the
design requirements for converting a potting shed? And, do you have enough
storage space, or should you expand? Once you know the answers to these questions,
you’ll have what you need to make your potting shed uniquely your own with
ample space to perform your gardening tasks.
Continue reading “The Best Ways to Make Your Storage Shed into a Beautiful Potting Shed”
Perhaps you’ve seen shed building kits for sale at your local big box
home improvement store and thought they looked like a surprisingly affordable
way to get the backyard shed of your dreams. After all, you may have heard that
you won’t be able to get the options you want in a shed that you don’t build yourself.
The fact is, those shed kits typically represent a “too good to be
true” scenario for purchasing
a storage shed. The price may be right to buy the kit and related
materials, but you need to build your shed yourself (or hire someone else to
build it) on-site at your home or business.
With that in mind, today’s blog post seeks to offer up why you should
consider investing in a premium
pre-built shed versus building one from a kit—or from scratch with just
plans in hand—on-site in your yard. Here at Sun Rise Sheds, we’re the leader in providing
top-quality pre-fabricated sheds for Des Moines and the surrounding area,
and we would love to show you why our sheds are better than DIY!
Continue reading “Premium Pre-Built Sheds: Why Build On-Site When You Don’t Have To?”