LP Wood Shed Siding vs T1-11 Siding – What’s The Best Choice?

LP wood shed siding vs T1-11 siding – What’s the best choice? You know you need an outdoor shed, and you know that choosing the right type of exterior is important for the longevity of your new storage building. It can be challenging to figure out which type of siding will give you the most bang for your buck. We’ll help you weigh the options by taking a closer look at these two popular siding choices and comparing them in maintenance, durability, and cost. If you are concerned about financing your new shed, talk to Classic Buildings today and find out how easy it is to Rent-To-Own your new storage building. We even offer financing and most people qualify without even having to have a down-payment.

LP Wood Shed Siding vs T1-11 Siding

The following chart will give you a quick comparison between LP wood shed siding and T1-11 siding. Read on to learn more details about each type of siding what makes it better.

T1-11 Siding Vs LP Wood Siding

Image sources from the above chart: 5/8″ – 4’X8′ Yellow Pine T1-11 and LP Wood Shed Siding

 What is T1-11 Siding?

T1-11 siding is a wood or wood-based siding product that has been a popular choice for sheds since the 1960’s. It comes in two major grades: plywood and Oriented Strand Board (OSB). The following video will give you a further introduction to T1-11 siding.

What is LP Wood Siding?

LP® SmartSide® Siding (the brand name for LP Wood Siding) is a treated engineered wood that offers the warmth and beauty of traditional wood with the durability of a composite wood. It is specially manufactured to make it incredibly strong and extremely resistant to harsh weather, fungal decay, and termites. The following video shows how this type of shed siding is made.

Maintenance Comparison

T1-11 siding: T1-11 siding does require regular and diligent maintenance to keep it in good condition. If you have chosen to stain your plywood siding, then you will need to re-apply a protective stain every three to five years so that it will be protected from the elements. If you have painted it then you probably won’t have to re-paint as often, however, you should probably do it every 10 to 15 years. Remember that if you are painting this type of siding, it is a good practice to paint the edges and joints before it is installed in order to extend the life of the siding and protect it from water damage.

LP Wood Siding: LP® SmartSide® Siding has a 50-year prorated warranty. It also comes with a 25-year warranty against chipping or peeling, which means that it is virtually maintenance-free for a very long time. Once you put up your shed, you won’t be constantly painting or staining it to make sure that it stays beautiful.

How to Decide: If you want a virtually maintenance-free shed that will last and not require diligent maintenance, then choose LP wood siding over T1-11.

Durability Comparison

T1-11 Siding: The less expensive OSB grade does not hold up well to exposure to water and over time it will probably expand and warp. It is also susceptible to rot and general wear and tear. The plywood grade is more expensive but it does hold up better than OSB.

LP Wood Siding: LP® SmartSide® Siding is extremely durable. It has been treated to the core with LP’s proprietary SmartGuard process. Every strand of wood that goes into the siding is treated with an advanced formula of adhesive resins, water-resistant waxes, and zinc borate. It is then covered and bonded with a water-resistant, resin-saturated overlay. This process makes it one of the most durable siding products you can purchase. It can stand up to harsh weather in any climate and resists damage from termites and fungal decay.

How to Decide: If you want the most durable siding available, then LP wood siding is your better choice. If you want to sacrifice some durability for savings, then choose the plywood grade over the OSB T1-11.

Cost Comparison

T1-11 siding: T1-11 siding is generally less expensive than LP Wood siding.

LP Wood Shed Siding: LP® SmartSide® Siding is generally more expensive to purchase than T1-11 siding.

How to Decide: It is always important to weigh the value of the cost to you. Is it worth it to pay a bit more upfront in order to have less maintenance over time, or do you not really mind painting and staining so that the initial savings is actually worthwhile? The cost of ownership is also another consideration. If your T1-11 siding is going to need to be replaced due to water damage, then it may cost you more in long-term replacement costs.

Which Type of Siding Wins?

Overall, the best siding choice for your outdoor shed is LP® SmartSide® Siding. It is the clear winner when it comes to maintenance and durability. The old saying is true – you get what you pay for. For the extra money, it is well worth that extra investment to get a quality shed that will last a long time.

Classic Building – Helping You Afford the Best

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If spending the extra money to get a high quality shed with the best type of siding is a concern for you then you will be pleased to find out that Classic Buildings provides financing and most people even qualify with no money down. Contact Classic Buildings today or visit the location nearest you to find out how easy it is to Rent-To-Own your own building.

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements depend on the size of your shed.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide!

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

“It was a pleasure working with confident and qualified people. The workmanship and materials are second to none…I would recommend Classic Buildings to anyone who requires a building for storage, recreation or whatever your needs are.”
– Mike Dinello
 Read more testimonials here!

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T1-11 Siding
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Outdoor Sheds Roof Repair – Top 5 Videos

An outdoor shed roof repair is not something you should put off, especially if your shed is housing some of your prized possessions. It can be a challenge to know exactly how to repair your shed and whether or not you could even attempt it on your own. We’ve put together 5 of the top outdoor sheds roof repair videos that you can find online to help you with repairs from shingled, metal and even plastic roofs.  If your shed roof is beyond repair and you are looking to purchase a quality new outdoor shed, contact Classic Buildings today. Find out how easy it is to “Rent To Own” your own garden shed.

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Outdoor Shed by Classic Building

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1. How to Fix Roofing Shingles to Your Shed

Why It Makes The List: I don’t know about you, but when I hear a British accent I’m more inclined to want to listen. So, the pleasing British accent won me over from the start on this video. The pacing on the video is slower, so you don’t feel like you are being bombarded with too much information at one time, but it does keep moving at a comfortable pace with no overly long and unnecessary segments. The video deals with re-felting (or tar papering as it is also called) your shed as well as applying mineral granular coated shingles. It shows how to work with felt roofing shingles in both hexagonal and rectangular shapes and finishes with ridge detailing.

The filming angles are very clear and easy to follow, showing each step of the process. The video shares lots of handy additional tips throughout which will help you out if you are attempting this job for the first time. 

The Main Takeaway: The best tip of the video is to cut your shingles on the reverse side. Once you slice them on the back, they should easily snap apart. This method is also much easier on your knife.

Video Maker: IKO PLC

2. Repair Roof Shingles

Why It Makes The List: This video deals with replacing missing asphalt roofing shingles with a step by step guide. It teaches you how relatively easy it is to perform a DIY roof repair when you have missing or broken shingles. The video clearly steps you through the process, from separating the tabs of the overlapping shingles, removing the damaged shingle to replacing it with a new one of the same color.

The Main Takeaway: If you are working in a colder temperature, it is important to lift up the shingles that you are working with slowly and carefully as they tend to get brittle and can snap in the lower temperatures.

Video Maker: Roof Repair

3. Repair Metal Roofing Panels with Aluminum Roof Coating

Why It Makes The List: This next video is very helpful if you have a metal roof on your shed that has a few rusted sections. It’s great to know that there is a way of repairing that doesn’t involve replacing all or some of the metal panels. The video takes you through the steps of preparing the surface, cleaning it properly, patching it with elastomeric, and then painting with an aluminum roof coating.

The Main Takeaway: Repairing rusted areas on your metal shed roof is a temporary measure that will get you through a couple of years depending on where you live. If you live in a saltwater environment then your roof will rust faster than in other environments.

Video Maker: Practical Roofing Concepts

4. Suncast Garden Shed Roof Repair

Why It Makes The List: This video deals with fixing a problem with a plastic shed. This particular type of shed had translucent plastic panel along the peak of the roof which over time and exposure to UV rays began to crack. It is difficult to find videos dealing with roof repairs on plastic sheds so this one has been particularly helpful for several of the viewers. It also has an accompanying video update taken a year after the original one which is very interesting to see how well the repair has held up over time.

The Main Takeaway: Clear plastic on a roof that will be exposed to 10+ hours of sunlight every day is not the best idea. If you are in the market for a new garden shed, you probably want to stay away from this design.

Video Maker: R Brown

5. How To Tell If You Need a Roof Repair

Why It Makes The List: Our final video is extremely helpful in that it explains how you can tell if you need a roof repair. Now I know that strictly speaking this isn’t a video about outdoor sheds roof repair, however, the tips and advice given are applicable to both homes as well as sheds.

The Main Takeaway: Just because your roof is relatively new doesn’t mean that it may not need repairing. This is because poor installation in the first place can be a common cause of roof damage. To prevent this make sure that you purchase an outdoor shed that has been well constructed by craftsmen who care about the work that they produce.

Video Maker: ProMaster Home Repair & Handyman of Cincinnati

Is Your Shed Roof Beyond Repair?

There may come a time when the cost and time involved in repairing your shed roof is simply not worth the investment, especially if there are other parts of your shed that need repairs. If this is the case, make sure your next shed is so well made that you won’t have to worry about another repair for a long, long time.

Looking For The Highest Quality Outdoor Sheds? 

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If you are looking to purchase a high-quality outdoor shed that is guaranteed to last, contact Classic Buildings or visit the location nearest to you. Our sheds are built using the same process for building a home. Choose from either a metal or shingle roof; they’re the same price!

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements depend on the size of your shed.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide! We will deliver your shed right to you and we offer free delivery of up to 30 miles from any one of our showrooms.

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

“Your company produces such a quality storage building! You can tell that quality went into it because the quality just shines through it. Even the delivery was a class act. All of you do a great job.” – Rick Franklin
 Read more testimonials here!

Country Cottage Ideas – The Top 7 Ideas You Should Consider

Cottage season is upon us once again, so don’t miss out. This is the year for you to finally have your own country cottage and here are the top 7 ideas to get you inspired to make the most of your new getaway. Thinking that it isn’t possible? Well, think again. Contact Classic Buildings today and find out how easy it is to Rent-To-Own your very own country cottage. We even do financing and most people qualify without even having to have a down-payment.

Country Cottage Ideas

Summertime means it’s cottage time. Here are some great summer country cottage ideas to help make your time at the cottage more memorable. Start by purchasing your very own cottage and then make it truly your own by adding the extras suggested below.

1. Purchase Your Very Own Cottage

Why It Makes The List: Classic Buildings makes it so easy and affordable for you to own your very own country cottage. They will even provide the financing and most people qualify with no money down. This is a great option, allowing you to start enjoying cottage life sooner rather than later.

Features: This beautiful country cottage is built using the same process used to build a home. The entire process (manufacturing, showroom, salespeople, paperwork, deliver, and installation) is all handled by Classic Buildings’ employees; nothing is outsourced to other companies or countries. They have local offices where you can talk to the same person Monday through Saturday to ensure the best customer service possible. You can also have your cottage delivered free of charge up to 30 miles from any of their showroom locations.This quality, Amish-crafted cottage offers a choice of both metal or shingle roofs for the same low price. They are built with 16 inch center studs and come with a diamond tread plate. The paint used is the same paint that was originally designed to be used on the outside of barn walls for extreme durability.

Source: Classic Buildings

2. Garden Dining Table and Chairs

Why It Makes The List: When you are at the cottage, you want to make the most of the time you can spend outdoors, so investing in a comfortable and attractive outdoor dining set is a must.

Features: This beautifully Amish-crafted table and chairs is a part of the Garden Classic dining collection by Berlin Gardens. At Berlin Gardens, they combine old world skill with with modern technology, using poly lumber to construct their incredibly strong and wonderfully comfortable furniture. Poly lumber is made from recycled milk jugs, making it an environmentally friendly choice. It is also exceptionally easy to care for and needs no painting. It’s the perfect choice for enjoying the outdoors with your friends and family.

Source: Berlin Gardens

3. Fire Pit

Why It Makes The List: Going to the cottage and enjoying an outdoor fire go hand in hand. This deep bowl fire pit is the perfect way to have a great time around a fire and be safe at the same time.

Features: Safety is important when enjoying a fire, especially with small children around, so this pit comes with a strong mesh spark guard to prevent embers from escaping. It features a half-moon shaped chrome grill grid that you can barbecue all your family favorites on. The extra deep fire bowl has built-in steel grates with air holes to allow greater circulation for a longer consistent burn so you can enjoy even more time around the fire.

Source: Pleasant Hearth sold on Wayfair

4. Log Bunk Beds

Why It Makes The List: Let’s face it, you probably won’t have as much space in your cottage as you do at home, so you need to make the most of the space you have. Bunk beds are a great option.

Features: These wonderfully crafted bunks beds are made of real wood and can be stacked or set up side by side. They come in twin, double or queen sizes and you can choose from a variety of finishes from clear coated to midnight black. Their rustic appearance is a great choice for any country cottage decor.

Source: Log Furniture and More

5. Garden Swing

Why It Makes The List: Going to the cottage is synonymous with relaxing, and what is more relaxing than a cozy garden swing for two?

Features: This gorgeous garden swing features a curved back for extra comfort and is built for two to curl up together in and enjoy a lazy summer afternoon swinging in the breeze. This Cozi-back double swing comes in either weather-wood or black and has two gorgeous accent pillows to add that little touch of class.

Source: Garden Swing by Berlin Gardens

6. No-Work Cottage Garden

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Why It Makes The List: Just because you are at the cottage doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the beauty of a garden. However, if you are at the cottage, you don’t want to be bothered with all of the work that a traditional garden requires. That is why a no-work garden is a great choice.

Features: A no-work garden features a variety of perennials that, once they are planted, virtually look after themselves. They will sprout up year after year on their own for your enjoyment without the constant need to tend them. To learn how to plant your own no-work garden, click here.

Source: Better Homes and Garden

A Separate Kids’ Cabin

Why It Makes The List: With the great Rent-To-Own option and easy financing offered by Classic Buildings, why not buy a second cabin for your kids? They will have a blast in their own cabin and you just might get a little extra sleep.

Features: Classic Buildings’ children’s cabins are made with the same high quality craftsmanship as the rest of our portable buildings. Just like all our our buildings, they can be moved to any location you desire. When winter comes and you aren’t using your country cabins for a holiday, they can be used for additional storage. Their heavy duty door handles come standard, making them a very safe and secure storage alternative.

Source: Classic Buildings 

 A Classic Country Cottage You Can Afford

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Owning your own country cottage doesn’t have to be a distant dream.  Classic Buildings provides financing and most people even qualify with no money down. Contact Classic Buildings today to find out how easy it is to Rent-To-Own your own cottage or visit the location nearest to you.

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements depend on the size of your shed.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide!

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

“It was a pleasure working with confident and qualified people. The workmanship and materials are second to none…I would recommend Classic Buildings to anyone who requires a building for storage, recreation or whatever your needs are.”
– Mike Dinello
 Read more testimonials here!


The Ultimate Missouri Backyard Staycation Guide

You don’t have to travel very far to have an amazing vacation. Your dream getaway could be as close as your backyard. Our backyard staycation guide will help you plan and enjoy an awesome and very inexpensive backyard holiday. And we will let you in on a secret – your children really don’t care about travelling somewhere exotic. What matters to them most is that they have fun with their parents. With a bit of imagination and some cool ideas, you can create a vacation that your family will remember for years to come. If you are looking for some extra storage or accommodation for your backyard, contact Classic Buildings today.

Backyard Staycation Guide

Backyard Staycation Guide: The Benefits

Why would you want to spend your vacation at home? There are many great reasons and here are just a few:

  • Save Money: All of the cash that would have gone into expensive plane tickets or mileage on your car can be invested in extra fun stuff for your staycation or it can stay in your bank account.
  • Save Time: 
  • Save The Environment: If you don’t travel then you are helping to conserve our natural resources and limit the pollution that air or automobile travel causes. 
  • Support Your Local Economy: Staying in your own neighborhood and spending your vacation dollars at home will help support your local economy.

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Camp In Your Backyard

You don’t have to travel to the wilderness to enjoy the benefits of camping. You can pitch a tent or two right in your back garden and have a ball. Tell ghost stories by flashlight, sing camp songs, and make s’mores over your barbecue. The best thing about camping in your backyard is that you don’t have to use the smelly public outhouses that are usually the staples at campsites and state parks. You can cheat a little and use your own bathroom! After all, it’s your vacation and you deserve the comforts of home.

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Sleep In Your Shed

If camping in a tent is too much like roughing it for you, especially when you are on holiday, why not invest in a garden cottage?  It is perfect for your own backyard getaways and when you and your family are not using it, it can double as extra accommodation for your overnight guests. It is also a great place where your kids can host their friends for sleepovers. Not only will the kids have a great time, but you will also get sleep as you won’t be hearing them laughing into the wee hours of the night. Are you thinking that a shed would be too big of an investment? Find out how easy it is to finance a beautiful custom-built shed through our affordable Rent-To-Own program.

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Hang Up A Hammock

Hang up a hammock between two trees and spend an entire day doing nothing but relaxing with a good book or snoozing in the afternoon breeze. If you have a family, get hammocks for everyone, or spend some time cuddled up in one with your kids reading them their favourite stories. If you don’t have enough trees, you can purchase a hammock that has its own self-supporting frame.

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Barbecue

If you don’t own a barbecue, then invest in one. There is nothing like the taste of barbecued food and eating outside is fun, relaxing, and if you haven’t already noticed, food just tastes better eaten in the fresh air. The best thing about barbecues is that the clean-up is so easy. There are no messy pots to scrub, which is especially nice when you are on vacation. If you like to entertain, host a potluck barbecue. Have each one of your guests bring either a side dish or dessert and you can barbecue the meat. That way there is very little preparation. Click here for some great barbecue recipe ideas.

backyard bbq

Backyard Luau

Bring Hawaii to your own backyard by creating your very own Hawaiian luau. Now, this isn’t an idea for everyone, but if you are the type of person who enjoys being creative and loves to be surrounded by friends, why not go nuts and bring a bit of tropical paradise right into your own backyard? It doesn’t take a lot to turn an ordinary get-together with friends into an extraordinary luau. Head to your local dollar store to pick up flower leis for each of your guests plus a few extra for decorations. Hang artificial grass skirts around your tables, chairs, and even on your fence. Don’t forget some Tiki torches and a pole for doing the limbo. For more awesome Hawaiian luau ideas, click here.

Hawaiian Luau ideas

Source: Pinterest

Explore Your City

Your staycation doesn’t mean that you have to spend every moment in your backyard. You don’t have to go far to find some adventure right in your own city. Plan a day trip to some part that you have never been to yet. Missouri is full of amazing hidden gems that you may not have known even existed; and so close to your own backyard. Check out some unusual attractions such as Ha Ha Tonka Castle Ruins, a European castle ruins located in Camdenton, Missouri; the spectacular Meramac Caverns; or Johnson’s Shut-Ins, a naturally-formed water park in Lesterville, Missouri. For a list of other interesting tourist sites in Missouri, click here.

Garden Sheds For The Ultimate Staycation

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Purchasing a garden shed for your next backyard staycation doesn’t have to cost you a fortune and you don’t need to wait until you have enough money saved to buy one. Contact Classic Buildings today and find out how easy it is to rent to own your own beautiful garden shed. or visit the location nearest to you.

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements depend on the size of your shed.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide!

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

“Your company produces such a quality storage building! You can tell that quality went into it because quality just shines through it. Even the delivery was a class act. All of you do a great job.” – Rick Franklin
 Read more testimonials here!

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9 Tips For an Awesome and Affordable Long Weekend Staycation

Staycation: Travel In Your Backyard

Your Guide to the Ultimate Wellness Staycation

Staycation Guide

Outdoor Storage Sheds Kansas City

For most homeowners, having enough space to store all of your possessions can be a challenge.  Purchasing an outdoor storage shed can be the solution that you are looking for. If you live in the Kansas City area, there are a number of options for purchasing a storage shed. To find out more about how you can Rent-To-Own a beautifully crafted outdoor storage shed, contact Classic Building Sales today.

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Outdoor Storage Sheds Kansas City

Quaker Shed by Classic Building Sales

1. Where To Buy Outdoor Storage Sheds Kansas City

If you are in the market for an outdoor storage shed in Kansas City, there are several options open to you.

1. Online: Almost anything is available for purchase online now, including storage sheds.  Online shopping is a great option if you prefer shopping from the convenience of your own home. Choose the shed you want, select the options you would like (such as size, color, and roof), pay, and have your shed delivered to you all without having to leave your house.

2. In Person: Many people still prefer to shop in person so that they can actually see the product they are interested in before they purchase. Shopping in person allows you the benefit of talking face to face with the makers of your garden shed so that you can have all of your questions answered. If you are in Kansas City you can purchase the highest quality, Amish crafted outdoor storage sheds from Classic Building Sales. Our Kansas City Superstore is conveniently located at 15640 40 Hwy East. We are open Monday to Friday from 9am until 6pm and Saturdays from 9am to 6pm. Click here for our store locations in Arnold Missouri, St. Charles Missouri, Washington Missouri, St. Louis Missouri, Swansea Illinois, Rolla Missouri, Columbia Missouri, and Jefferson City Missouri.

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Kansas City Superstore

3. Box Stores: Another option for purchasing an outdoor storage shed in Kansas City is to go to a box store. Box stores often offer reasonable prices for storage sheds, however, you are limited to the standard sizes and styles that they carry. Most of the box store varieties are made of vinyl or resin. They are lighter in weight than wooden sheds and are easy to move. They can’t, however, support a lot of weight on their walls. If you would like to learn more about the differences between wooden and vinyl sheds, click here.

4. Used Shed In Classified Ads: There are many classified sites where you can purchase used storage sheds. It is a great way to get a great deal, especially if you aren’t worried about purchasing a used building. If the building was well made, such as those made by Classic Building Sales, then you can be assured that you will be getting a well-made structure that will last for years.

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2. What kind of warranty to expect

If you have purchased your shed from Classic Buildings on or after January 1, 2013, you will receive a 10-year blanket warranty which covers defective workmanship, all lumber that is deemed structurally critical, and products used on the building including foundations of the products. Specific parts of your shed carry the following warranties:

  • 30-year warranty: on pressure treated lumber used in the construction of the building against decay and de-lamination, excluding ramps.
  • 50-year Prorated Warranty: on LP Smart Side siding.
  • 25-Year Warranty: on the paint on the LP Smart Side siding against chipping or peeling.
  • 30 Year Prorated Warranty: on shingles – 100% replacement in the first 3 years, 50% for the next 5 years, and manufacturer’s warranty for the remaining 24 years.
  • 40-Year Prorated Warranty: on metal – 100% replacement in the first 3 years, 50% replacement for the next 5 years, and manufacturer’s warranty for the remaining 32 years against chalk and fade.
  • 30-Day Warranty: for settling and proper function of the doors if the foundation is done by anyone other than Classic Buildings’ Portable Foundation Crew. Service fees may apply for re-leveling.
  • 3-Year Warranty: for settling and proper function of doors if the building is done by Classic Buildings’ Portable Foundation Crew.

For more details on Classic Building’s great warranty, click here.

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Country Barn by Classic Building Sales

Garden Shed by Classic Building Sales

3. What Is Important In The Construction To Ensure The Building Lasts A Long Time?

The following is a list of features to look for when selecting a building that is built to last longer:

  • 50-year caulk applied on joints and countersunk nails.
  • 50-year termite-resistant LP siding and MiraTEC trim with a 25-year paint.
  • Interlocking top plates and door/window framing just like a house.

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  • Anti-warp doors.
  • Skids with a 30-year warranty against termites and rot.
  • Diamond tread-plate to protect the door’s threshold.
  • Felt paper installed beneath the shingles.
  • Engineered to resist 140 mph winds and 70 lbs per square foot of snow.

Storage sheds built by Classic Buildings Sales include all of the above features and more.

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Utility Shed by Classic Building Sales

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Lofted Barn by Classic Building Sales

4. How To Get It Delivered

If you are getting a fully assembled shed delivered to your backyard, you need to make sure that the company delivering it knows what they are doing so that your beautiful garden, lawn or any part of your property does not get damaged during the process. It takes skill and experience to do it right, so make sure you ask lots of questions to find out whether or not your delivery service knows what they are doing before you buy. Classic Building Sales has been delivering garden sheds for almost 15 years, so we have the know-how to make sure that your property will be protected.

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“The Mule” in action

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Classic Building Sales Delivery Truck

 We have specially designed trucks and highly skilled drivers who know how to do the job right. We also use an amazing piece of equipment with an incredibly tight turning radius called “The Mule” that is able to maneuver most buildings into the tightest of places. It is equipped with flotation tires that practically float across your yard, carrying your new shed with little or no damage to your grass. To see what is involved to successfully deliver your new building with little or no damage to your property, watch the following video.

Looking For An Outdoor Storage Shed? 

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Thinking about purchasing an outdoor storage shed? Don’t put it off any longer. Contact Classic Buildings today and find out how easy it is to rent to own your own beautiful garden shed. or visit the location nearest to you.

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements depend on the size of your shed.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide!

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

“Your company produces such a quality storage building! You can tell that quality went into it because quality just shines through it. Even the delivery was a class act. All of you do a great job.” – Rick Franklin
 Read more testimonials here!

Resin Sheds – Pros and Cons

Resin sheds are becoming quite popular as an additional storage option. Their durability and portability, combined with their relatively low price tag, make them a viable choice for homeowners looking for a garden shed. However, there are pros and cons to consider before making your choice to buy a resin shed. Depending on the purpose you have in mind for your shed, resin may or may not be your best option. If you like to know more about wooden shed options, contact Classic Buildings. Find out how easy it is to “Rent-To-Own” your own wooden garden shed.

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What is Resin?

Natural resins are organic liquid substances that are secreted from various plants.They are transparent or translucent and are a yellowish brown colour. In modern industry, natural resins have been almost completely replaced by synthetic resins which have some of the same physical properties that natural resins have, but they are chemically different. They are used to make many products today and it is hard to tell the difference between resin and plastic. While resin is similar to a plant-based substance, plastic, on the other hand, is made from petroleum chemicals.

Resin Sheds

Resin shed is just another name to use when referring to a plastic or vinyl shed. Resin sheds are the newest type of garden shed and they are becoming quite popular for specific purposes.

Best Uses For Resin Sheds

Hotter Climates: Resin sheds are a great option for warmer climate areas where insects are a problem. The plastic material makes them resistant to the damaging effects of insects.

Humid Climates: Resin sheds are also a good option for people living in really humid or wet climates as the material is highly resistant to moisture. They will not rust like a metal shed will and they are less susceptible to mold or mildew than a wooden shed.

Portability: If you are planning on relocating your shed multiple times, then one made from resin is a great choice as it is much lighter and easier to move than a wooden or metal shed.

What Resin Sheds Are Not Good For

Extra Accommodation: If you are wanting to use your shed as a temporary granny flat or for additional accommodation for visiting friends or relatives, a resin shed is probably not your best option. A wooden shed offers a much more pleasing place for overnight guests and can be insulated for chillier evenings.

Hanging Storage: If you would like to have lots of extra shelving for storage installed on the walls of your shed, then a resin shed is probably not your best choice as the walls cannot support a large amount of excess weight.

The Pros of Resin Sheds

Low Maintenance: Resin sheds are almost maintenance free. They can usually be cleaned using a low-pressure garden hose (higher pressure cleaners can damage the surface) and a soft bristle brush. If the surface still isn’t clean, you can use water mixed with mild detergents. Make sure you thoroughly rinse the panels when you are finished.

Durability: Even though resin sheds are relatively light, they are really highly durable. Their sturdy material will not crack easily. They are also UV protected so they will not fade; you will not have to paint them.

Inexpensive: If you are on a budget, you will find that resin sheds are quite reasonably priced. You could purchase a smaller one for as little as $300. A larger one can run anywhere from $700 to $5,000 or more depending on the size and if you choose to add accessories.

The Cons of Resin Sheds

Can Become Stained: Resin sheds can become stained by oil, ink, grease, tar, or other household chemicals. Make sure you remove the stains with a synthetic turpentine oil or another mineral spirit.

Can’t Support Heavy Hanging Objects: Even though resin sheds are highly durable, they cannot bear as much weight hanging from the walls as a wooden shed can. If you need to hang heavier items on your walls, then you may be better investing in a wooden shed.

Limited Choice of Colors: With a resin shed, you are limited to the small assortment of colors that the manufacturer offers. Furthermore, resin sheds cannot be painted, stained, or shingled to match the color of your home exactly. If you like the versatility of being able to change the color of your shed after a few years, then a wooden shed would be a better option for you.

Limited Customization: Resin sheds come in pre-determined sizes and styles. There is very limited or no room for customization. Some kits may come with the choice of purchasing an expansion kit to give you more size options, or additions such as skylights, windows, lighting, shelving, and peg strips, but that is about as far as you can go with customization. If you would like a truly unique design, then you probably should look at a wooden shed.

Best Resin Sheds To Buy

The following are the best resin/plastic sheds that you can buy according to Best Review.com, an independent product review website. The writers purchase the products they review “with their own funds and they don’t accept anything from product manufacturers.”

Lifetime – 8 Foot Wide Outdoor Storage Shed

The reviewers found that this shed by Lifetime was better than all the others when they considered its features, durability, space, and appearance. The one negative they found was that it was difficult to assemble.

Suncast – Glidetop Slide Lid Shed

Suncast Shed

Source: Suncast shed

This shed by Suncast had some really nice features but the reviewers found that the quality was a concern for owners, particularly when you consider its price.

Keter – Store-It-Out MIDI Outdoor Resin Horizontal Storage Shed

Keter shed

Source: Keter shed

The reviewers found that this shed’s design by Keter was a great space saver and it was versatile, durable and practical. It also cost less than some larger, higher-end sheds.

Quality Wooden Sheds By Classic Buildings

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If you are looking to purchase a custom-crafted wooden garden shed, contact Classic Buildings or visit the location nearest to you.

Remember, before buying a shed you should be aware of the shed permit requirements of your municipality. Sometimes permit requirements depend on the size of your shed.

Classic Buildings has locations throughout the Midwest, including various Missouri cities (St. Louis, Arnold, Columbia, St. Charles, Rolla, Linn, Springfield, Jefferson City, Kansas City, and Washington Missouri). We are located in Swansea, Illinois and Kansas and deliver throughout the Midwest, and, in some cases, nationwide!

If you would like to take a look at Classic Buildings’ storage sheds, check out our brochure, or visit one of our locations to see our sheds firsthand! 

“It was a pleasure working with confident and qualified people. The workmanship and materials are second to none…I would recommend Classic Buildings to anyone who requires a building for storage, recreation, or whatever your needs are.” – Mike Dinello
 
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