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Wooden Sheds: Best Choices for 2021

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Wooden Sheds

Back in the day, cheap wooden sheds were about the only choice if you needed backyard storage. They came with several variations of wood siding including T111, board and batten and then later DuraTemp siding.  But all required plenty of maintenance, the minimum of which was keeping the paint on the wooden sheds fresh.

Vinyl and Wooden Sheds

From Wooden Sheds to Vinyl Sheds

Then came the addition of economy vinyl sheds. Vinyl Storage Sheds were bragged up to be the best maintenance free storage sheds on the market.

And no doubt, a vinyl sided shed lasts a very long time! There is virtually nothing to keep up with. No paint, no rotting (if you have a pressure treated floor), and more sleep at night!

The Latest: Wooden Sheds are in Vogue Again

But fads have changed and so has the taste and design of WOODEN SHEDS. For 2021, if you want a real fancy shed (and yes, a bit more maintenance), you’re back to wooden shed choices! You can still buy the economy wooden sheds that have been around for decades and they come in much better wooden siding choices.

However, new choices in siding mean Higher end sheds come in a wood of another era. Read on to see the wooden shed siding choices from Sheds Unlimited for 2021.

For 2021, if you want a really fancy shed, you’re back to wooden shed choices!

Three Siding Choices for Wooden Sheds

Economy Wooden Sheds

1. Wooden Sheds: LP SmartSiding with 50-year Warranty

Sheds with LP SmartSide are certainly the up-and-coming popular choice when one wants an economical wooden shed that will stand the test of time.

This product has been heavily tested for standing up against the weather, heat, termites, and longevity. Unlike older T111 siding choices, this will not have trouble with bubbles under the top veneer.

SmartSide is available with three different backers

Fancy Wooden Sheds in PA

2. SmartSide Lap Siding

After the fad of vinyl siding wore off, back came the wooden storage sheds in a much more classy look that mimics vinyl siding in the exterior look...with just a bit more uppity look and technology. As mentioned, these LP SmartSide products are designed to stand the test of time.

It comes with a 5/50 Year Limited Warranty which means you should have peace of mind for a long, long time to come! If you like the look of this Premier Garden Shed, then this might be for you. 

Modern Wooden Sheds in PA, NJ, NY, CT, DE, MD, VA, WV

3. LP SmartSide Grooveless Siding

Grooveless siding is a wonderful choice if you want a really high-end look of a Modern Studio Shed. The one shown here features LP SmartSide with no grooves, but then you’ll see battens on the exterior to add a lovely touch. It’s truly a prefab wooden shed of another time! Today…

Other important things to know about wooden sheds and LP SmartSide in 2019

Wooden Sheds: What else to look for

  1. Reviews: We all know what its like to buy something online and be disappointed with the quality of the product. That’s why we all love to read reviews (never mind writing them;). Read the Sheds Unlimited reviews here.
  2. Warranty: What is the warranty being offered? At Sheds Unlimited, we stand behind our wooden sheds and all other products with a 5 year limited shed and garage warranty
  3. Delivery Equipment: It used to be that when a prefab wooden shed was delivered to a backyard, the delivery guy would bring a heavy truck and trailer into the yard. Sheds Unlimited utilizes the best in wooden shed delivery machinery available and doesn’t even charge extra.
  4. Buy Direct: There are hundreds of wooden shed resellers around. What if you could buy your wooden shed direct from the builder? Sheds Unlimited sells wooden sheds throughout PA, NJ, NY, CT, DE, MD, VA, and WV.
  5. Experience: We have been in wooden shed builders business for almost 25 years. Read more about our family and our shed building story at our storage shed website.
  6. Design and Aesthetics: Sometimes plain jane is all we can afford, and if that is the case we are quite happy to build a quality economy wooden shed. However, if you want something with more style and a wooden shed that stands out your backyard, we’re just as happy to help you do just that.
Wooden Sheds

Wooden Sheds: A Few Examples

A picture is worth a thousand words…or more. So just so you can see how fancy a wooden storage shed can look, compare the difference in the following wooden sheds from Sheds Unlimited. Note that all of these come from our A-frame or workshop series but just get fancier as you go on.

Cheap wooden buildings

Economy Wooden Shed

This is our Standard Workshop Shed. Yes, it is built in the plain country and even some of our workers are real Amish J This shed is built tough and will last a LONG TIME. This wooden storage shed uses the SmartSide technology but looks quite simple on the outside.

Classic Wooden Storage Sheds

Classic Wooden Shed

A few design tweaks make this Classic Outdoor Wooden Shed look a bit more…Classy. Note the wider overhangs, the larger windows, a steeper roof pitch which all add to the aesthetics. Tip: Add foil-backed sheathing on the roof and keep your shed much cooler during the summer!

Lap Siding Wooden Sheds

Premier Garden Shed

This is a whole step above the rest when it comes to beauty…and windows! This Premier Garden Shed comes standard with eight windows. Four large slider windows and four transom windows. Plus, the really steep roof pitch makes it look really nice! Tip: Add a shed dormer for another lovely touch!

Two Story Wooden Sheds

Two Story Garden Shed

Wow! This takes it to another level…literally! With a full second floor, this two-story wooden shed gives you almost twice the space without taking up more of the backyard! It includes a stairway with railing and all. Make sure you watch one of these take shape in just 6 hours! (sorry, it’s a vinyl sided two story garage).

Hopefully, that helps you make the best choice for a wooden shed in 2021!

Contact us at 717-442-3281 to learn more about how Sheds Unlimited can you with prefab wooden sheds. Or email us at office@shedsunlimited.net for a FREE ESTIMATE of any wooden storage building in our long line of products. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can!

Sheds Unlimited Customer Reviews...

Over 500 Reviews

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I had a great experience from start to finish. The customer service representative were polite, responsive and very helpful. The shed is exactly as promised and seems to be built extremely well. When I compared the pricing to local competitors, Sheds Unlimited easy beat the other's prices by $300-700 and provided better options. The delivery guy was efficient, polite and managed to sqeeze the shed up our tight driveway with ease. I highly recommend them!

Damon Soeiro from ...

The entire process was a delight. Mark explained the options and was very accomodating to a couple special requests. The shed turned out beautifully and was delivered in record time. We were so impressed with everyone and will certainly recommend them to our friends and family. Quatlity and service were top notch!

Michelle Tyler from Stamford, CT

We have just received our Classic Woodshop Shed and it is Beautiful!

We started our journey with Sheds Unlimited with Mark Beachey; he walked us through all the different features and price points and was extremely patient with us in our decision process. He was very helpful and knowledgeable. We finally selected the Classic Woodshop Shed and started planning for its arrival. We explained to Mark that we would be traveling and that mid September would be the best time for the Shed to be delivered. Mark stated that that would coincide with their building schedule and we should have no problems getting it delivered in that time frame. Mark was a delight to work with.

We were told in an email that Austin Beachey would be handling the coordination of the delivery and to contact him via email. This is where communication seemed to break down. We sent our email, with a picture of our completed pad, and received no response. We called, to speak to Austin, and the receptionist stated that she could not locate him. We provided our phone number and email address, and were assured that Austin would reply to our phone call. After waiting a week with no response, we called a second time and attempted to speak to Austin, but we were in the mountains and the phone signal was very weak on our end. We were able to let him know that we would send a second email with pad picture to start the delivery planning. The second email was sent, with pad picture, and we received no response. After the third email, we finally heard from Austin and received a tentative delivery date of sometime the following week or the beginning of the week after. No real date was provided. Then we waited and waited and waited. At the end of the first week we sent another email query, and this time Austin responded. He said that he had responded to our most recent communications, but the email that he sent to us with the “delivery date” had gotten stuck in his draft folder. It happens. Chalk it up to electronics. We accepted that and moved on. We were given a delivery date of Monday September 25 at 2:30. GREAT! Finally the shed would be here. Got a call Monday morning on the 25th from Austin stating that the driver was going to be delayed and it was going to be closer to 4:30 pm. No problem. Shed was going to be here at 4:30 … still no problem.

Delivery of the shed: 4:30 p.m. - no shed … 5:30 – no shed. The delivery truck finally showed up around 6:30 p.m.; two hours late. That I dealt with, BUT at 6:30 at night it was starting to get dark. By the time the one and only person that delivered the shed was able to get it off the truck and onto the Mule, it was very dark. We helped guide the driver in getting the shed from the truck to and positioned on the pad. Our lot is 300 feet deep and very dark where he had to place the shed. We had to provide lights for the driver to be able to see to put the shed on the pad. Finally got the shed on the pad and situated around 8:45 pm. Our delivery driver was great and worked very hard to get the job done. We give him 5 stars.

Keys to the shed: We do not have a key to get into the shed. The driver explained that he normally has a Master Key that will open the door and allow us access to the shed's interior to get our set of keys for the shed locks and to inspect the shed. The driver did not have a Master Key to enter the shed. He stated that he had explained this fact to Austin, but that piece of information was not provided when Austin notified us of the later than expected delivery of our shed. The driver explained that, when we called to pay for the shed, we should ask to have a key delivered to us. We’ve had the shed two days, and we have yet to enter our shed to inspect it. When I spoke to the receptionist the next morning, she stated that the company is mailing us a key and it will take about 3 days; we believe the key should have been FedEx’ed overnight.

Recommendations: Have someone personally contact (not via email) the customer regarding the pre delivery and post delivery to ensure everything is on track and all parties are kept informed. This allows all parties involved to communicate any unexpected circumstances and to solve issues before they become problems. Always have two delivery drivers. Getting the shed off of the flat bed, on to the Mule, and moved to the pad is a very impressive operation, but the process is filled with moments of danger. If the delivery driver had gotten hurt, the customer would have had no idea how to give aide … Safety above all else!

The bottom line is that we will highly recommend Shed's Unlimited to friends and family; we would go back to Shed's Unlimited to purchase another shed should we need one; and we were happy with most of the process. We acknowledge that the communication challenges could have been handled better on our end. Thank you ALL for your work in planning, building, scheduling and the delivery of our beautiful new shed.

Bob and Karen Moen from Portsmouth, VA

I recently purchased replacement shed doors from Shed's Unlimted.  The staff was very helpful and the quality and finsih of the product was outstanding.  The kits included hardware, pre-drilled pilot holes, and even touch-up paint and a brush!  With products and service this good for a small purcahse, I will be back soon for the detached garage.  Well Done!

John Davis from Skippack, PA

Can't say enough good things about dealing with everyone at Sheds Unlimited in purchasing our new 2-car, 2-story, 24'x30'  Maxibarn Legacy garage.  From the design, to the production and especially the construction, we couldn't have been more pleased.  Their crew of three came to install our garage four weeks earlier than planned.  They arrived at 11:30 a.m, worked until after dark, started the next day at 7:00 a.m worked again until after dark, arrived again at 7:00 a.m the next morning and were finished, cleaned up and gone by 1:30 p.m.  What was most beneficial for us, in addition to the lower cost, was that the building interval was kept to under 3 days, as opposed to having a contractor on site for months.  Couldn't be more pleased with our new garage with second floor storage!

Charlie K. from Yorktown Heights, NY

I wanted a special, small gem of a shed with custom features. I thought I would drive them crazy with questions and details. No, they were first class professionals - patient and accomodating. In the end, they were as proud of the quality shed as I was. All my neighbors love it too! Thanks to everyone....Ann

Ann Garrison from Allentown

It was such an easy process from when I chose my shed to the delivery. We had about a 1/2 “ clearance on each end and Nate fit it right though. We are very happy and would highly recommend Sheds Unlimited!

Dave A from Clifton Park NY

I just received my large garage shed 12x40! It was excellent customer service from Austin and best price and the the best quality! Excellent delivery and installation! I highly recommend !

Elsa from North NJ

Great quality and expierence!!!! Delivery guy was excellent !!!
Customer service was great as well!!!
Highly recommend it!!!

Tom from Emerson, NJ

Very well built and for the price you can't beat it! Will definitely refer them to anyone!

Gary from EHT NJ