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Types Of Portable Wooden Buildings & How To Choose One That Fits Your Needs

Finding the Storage You Need

Does your home need more room? Maybe you need a place to store your gardening supplies, or maybe you want some extra guest space. A portable building could be the solution to your problem. Rocket City Metal and Portable Buildings has wooden storage buildings of exceptional quality that are ideal for a wide variety of applications. Here, we showcase some different types of backyard wooden buildings and how you can choose the one that will perfectly meet your needs and beautifully fit into your backyard.

Why choose a portable wooden building?

There are plenty of reasons to choose a wooden portable building rather than one made of plastic or metal. The aesthetic of wooden sheds is natural and classic, and they can be painted for the look you want. It’s easy to securely install shelving in a wooden building, and wooden portable buildings are customizable. What’s more, wooden sheds are extremely durable and can last up to 25 years.

Brown 10x16 garden shed

Different Types of Wooden Buildings

  • Barns: Whether you want a traditional barn with big barn doors or a lofted barn with quaint red siding, you can find the perfect barn from Graceland, with ample storage space and sturdy floors. Our barns are well ventilated and stay about 15 degrees cooler than other, similar structures, and we have a wide variety from which to choose.
  • Sheds: A portable shed is the type of structure that probably comes to mind when you think of backyard buildings, and with good reason. Sheds are hugely popular because they are so very functional. They come in a wide range of sizes and colors, and can be used to store gardening equipment, tools, and household supplies.

Factors to Consider When Shopping for a Portable Wooden Building

  • What purpose will the building serve?

Knowing how you will use your building is the first step in choosing the right one. There are plenty of different ways to use a portable building, including:

  • Storing a boat: If you need to store a boat, you will need a large shed. A boat shed on your property can save you money, and is a very convenient option.
  • Repairing vehicles. If you’re into DIY auto repair, having a wooden shop building can provide you with a comfortable work environment where you can work on vehicles out of the sun.
  • Space for seasonal items: Where do you keep your holiday decorations and pool toys? You won’t have to pay for storage space when you have your own shed, and you can access your items much more conveniently.
  • Working from home: Install a sweet little cabin in your back yard, and you can create a home office that’s an oasis away from the distractions within the main house. It’s also a way to create a clear separation between work and home life.
  • Home gym: It can be hard to muster the energy to make it to the gym, and harder still to pay those gym fees. Why not set up a home gym in your own back yard, making it convenient to get fit and stay healthy?
  • Backyard storage for big things or bulk items: Whether you need storage for a farm or other business, or you need to store lawn, garden, or recreational equipment, a barn is the perfect solution.
  • Storage for landscaping equipment: A portable building in your back yard can be the ideal place to store lawn mowers and other landscaping gear, whether you own a landscaping business or just a large property.
  • Which features are important to you?

Do you want windows in your outdoor building? How about a porch? What do you think of shutters and flower boxes? Your portable wooden building can be functional without being basic. Talk to us about which features are available, and how your building can be customized just for you.

  • How much storage space do you need?

If you’re going to be storing bulky things, you’ll need a building that’s at least 12 feet by 10 feet. You can go up to a 12 x 40 shed, though, if you need more space, or even to a massive 16 feet by 40 feet. On the other hand, if you only need to store a few items, you will probably be just as happy with an 8 by 12 shed. Talk to us about your planned usage, and we’ll help you find the best option.

  • How much space can your yard afford?

While you’re considering how much space you need inside your portable building, think about the footprint it will have in your yard. Our storage solutions can be tailored to meet your needs and fit your property. Measure your space carefully, so that you will know exactly how much space is available and you won’t invest in a building that’s too big or too small. What style do you prefer?

There’s no reason for a shed to be drab or unattractive. Today’s portable backyard buildings can be designed to fit your aesthetic sensibilities, in styles that have strong curb appeal. Do you want a beautiful wooden barn or a cabin with a wraparound porch? We can help you design the wooden building of your dreams.

Contact Us for the Perfect Portable Wooden Shed

At Rocket City Metal and Portable Buildings, we want to help you turn your building dreams into a reality. The Tennessee River Valley’s premier dealer for Graceland Portable Buildings, the highest quality portable wood building on the market, we also offer various sizes and styles of metal carports, garages, barns, and more! Our flexible, adaptable, customizable structures can help you eliminate storage fees while keeping your possessions safe and adding value to your property. What’s more, we offer flexible financing and rent to own options, to make it easy for you to get the structure you need. Call for a free, customized estimate, in Athens at 256-678-9898 and in Meridianville at 256-678-9798, or contact us through our website.

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Have an idea for a carport or metal building but aren’t sure how it will look once it’s constructed? No problem. Our online builder tool allows you to view a 3D rendering of your ideas before putting them into action. Use this tool to customize your structure, preview it, and receive an individualized quote!

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