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?”
Raising chickens for eggs can be an incredibly therapeutic
and beneficial hobby for you and your family. Not to mention the fact that you
can save yourself a little money by not having to buy eggs. But if you’re looking
started for the first time, it can be a little daunting. So we at Sun Rise
Sheds put together this beginner’s guide to raising chickens to help you figure
out what you need and what you can expect when trying to start raising your own
flock of chickens.
Continue reading “Your Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens for Eggs”
If you’re a homeowning outdoor enthusiast like us, you’ve
probably come to realize your life would be made much simpler with a storage
shed. With the summer season just around the corner, you may have already
decided on the type of
storage shed you want and are ready to go. But are you prepared for your
Your gut answer may be, “Of course!” but at Sun Rise Sheds,
we want to do everything to make the shed delivery process as smooth as
possible for our customers. We’ve put together a few questions that may help
you prevent severe issues in the shed delivery and setup process.
Continue reading “Questions to Ask Yourself Before Scheduling Your Shed Delivery”
Raising chickens has become a popular pastime for families looking to have a steady source of fresh eggs or those looking to keep them as pets. A backyard chicken coop to house and provide shelter for your flock is a necessity for those looking to take up this hobby.
Standard and custom coops are available in a variety of sizes and with many features. Depending on the size of your flock, you’ll want to customize your coop to be both functional and unique. We’ve made a listing of our favorite chicken coop ideas to inspire you to construct your own customized creations.
Continue reading “7 Chicken Coop Ideas for Raising Backyard Chickens with Your Family”
Are you in the market for a new shed, but aren’t sure which
types of sheds would work for your property? We at Sun Rise Sheds can help you
narrow down the choices. For
almost 10 years, we have been providing excellent customer service and
top-quality sheds and chicken coops to customers in the Des Moines, Iowa area. Our
experienced team will help you select the best types of sheds for your property
and narrow it down to the perfect outdoor storage solution.
Continue reading for information that will help you select
the best types of sheds for your property, and ultimately how to pick the
perfect backyard shed. Don’t forget, if you ever have any questions, visit one of our showrooms or
give us a call. We’d be happy to help!
Continue reading “What are the Best Types of Sheds for Your Property?”