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Is Financing a Storage Shed Right for You?

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 excellent investment.

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.

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The Best Ways to Make Your Storage Shed into a Beautiful Potting Shed

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.

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Premium Pre-Built Sheds: Why Build On-Site When You Don’t Have To?

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!

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Your Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens for Eggs

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 to get 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.

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Questions to Ask Yourself Before Scheduling Your Shed Delivery

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 shed delivery?

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.

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7 Chicken Coop Ideas for Raising Backyard Chickens with Your Family

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.

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What are the Best Types of Sheds for Your Property?

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!

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Shed Maintenance: 10 Tips You Need to Know to Increase Your Years of Use

Whether you have a shed on your property, or you’re considering adding one, regular shed maintenance is the key to increasing the lifespan of your shed. Think of your outdoor storage building as an investment—one that you have to protect by developing a regular maintenance schedule and finding the perfect location for your shed. Read on to learn about the ten most important aspects of shed maintenance you should add to your routine.

Don’t currently have a shed, but are thinking about adding one? Sun Rise Sheds has you covered with many sizes and styles to choose from with customizable options.

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What You Need to Know About Chicken Coop Maintenance

No matter what size your chicken coop or flock is, you need to get on a regular schedule for chicken coop maintenance. This schedule not only helps take care of your flock each day but prepares you for long-term chicken coop maintenance. Taking care of daily, weekly, and monthly tasks will make your overall chicken coop care easier to accomplish.

Regularly maintaining your flock and their home will help ensure healthy backyard chickens and increase the longevity of your chicken coop.

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10 Questions for Deciding the Best Shed Placement on Your Property

When you’re thinking about shed placement on your property, you have to consider more than just how the shed will look from your window. These ten questions will help you determine what steps you need to take before building your shed and what shed placement would best fit your property.

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