Storage sheds are not all created equal and the lowest price does not mean the best value. Doing some research before you buy will help you choose the best storage shed for your needs at the best price. Read on as we walk you through the process of getting the best price and best value. If you are looking for a high quality, custom built storage shed, contact Classic Buildings today. You are sure to get the best value with Classic!


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A Lower Price Tag Doesn’t Always Mean It’s the Best Value

It is a good idea to take into consideration the total cost of ownership of your storage shed when you are making a purchasing decision. That means that you should not only look at the purchase cost of your new storage shed but you should also factor in what it will cost you over the entire period that you own it. Factors such as maintenance and repair costs will add to the overall cost of your shed. For example, a wood shed that needs to be re-painted every two years will be more costly to maintain in terms of buying the painting supplies and the hours to do the painting than one that has a high quality siding with a 25-year warranty against chipping or peeling paint.



The Bigger Companies Don’t Always Have the Best Prices

When you start doing your research, you may be surprised that the larger companies don’t always have the lowest prices. Take the time to look at your local dealers as well. Often a local dealer will be able to deliver and set up your shed for you, saving you time and effort. Many of the bigger companies offer unassembled sheds that they deliver curbside and which you have to put together yourself.


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Shop Around to Get the Best Prices

There are many great resources available to you to help you shop around for the best value; many of these options can even be done without you ever having to leave the comfort of your own home!


You can do a lot of comparison shopping right on your computer by googling storage shed companies near you and looking at the information provided on their websites or social media sites. If you prefer, you can even order your storage shed completely online.


Do comparison shopping online

Do comparison shopping online



If you would like to get a better sense about the company that you are dealing with you can look up storage shed companies in the yellow pages of your phone book or online and call them. Local companies such as Classic Buildings have local offices in Arnold Missouri, St. Charles Missouri, Washington Missouri, St. Louis Missouri, Swansea Illinois, Rolla Missouri, Columbia Missouri, Kansas City Missouri, and Jefferson City Missouri where you can talk to the same person, Monday through Saturday.

Actually Visit the Showrooms

There are some great advantages to actually visiting a storage shed company’s showroom or lot. The number one advantage is that you can see firsthand the styles of sheds that the offer and you can physically inspect them in order to determine the quality of their materials and construction. Visiting also give you the opportunity to communicate in person with a member of their staff so that you can establish a relationship with them and ask any of your questions face to face.


Visit a local showroom

Visit a local showroom/lot


Make Sure You Get a Quote that Includes Everything So There Are No Surprises

Find out what the quoted price includes. Find out what the total price will be including any sales taxes. Ask if delivery of the shed is included in the price or if that is extra. Some companies will include delivery whereas others may charge a flat rate or charge you by the mile. Companies such as Classic Buildings will deliver their sheds free of charge within 30 miles of any of their showrooms.

The following video shows you how your Classic Building storage shed will be safely delivered to your home.



Compare Sheds with Similar Features: Apples with Apples / Oranges with Oranges

Compare the prices of storage sheds that have similar features. You may find that two sheds of the same size are priced differently, however, when you take a closer look, the higher priced one may actually be the better value of the two. If a cheaper shed is missing extra features that you really want or need and may have to add in later, then it may end up costing you more in the long run. Likewise, if you buy a cheaper shed that is made of lesser quality materials, then you probably will have to replace or repair is sooner than a better made, higher quality storage shed.


Compare apples with apples and oranges with oranges

Compare apples with apples and oranges with oranges


Find Out What Recent Customers Think About Their Storage Sheds

Do some research and take the time to read what customers are saying about the storage sheds that you are considering. A reputable company will have good reviews from their customers. If you know someone personally who has purchased one of their sheds, you can ask them what they think. However, if you don’t know anyone then you can go online and look for customer review and testimonials. Organizations like the Better Business Bureau are also a good resource to help you discover the level of customer service and quality that the company offers.



Classic Buildings was a GREAT experience to do business with. **** **** worked with us and provided many excellent ideas and viewpoints. He understood probably better than us what we wanted. All of the men working on the project were equally great. Very friendly and professional, with strong work ethics. The finished building surpassed our expectations for look, quality, and functionality. We continue to get compliments from just about anyone that sees it. One neighbor, who we had not met, had to stop and ask about it and comment on the process they saw Classic Buildings use. True craftsmen and great people.” – R&C – Better Business Review for Classic Buildings

A Comprehensive Warranty Actually Adds Value to Your Purchase

When you take a look at the type of warranty that a storage shed company is offering and what it actually covers, you will get a good sense about the quality of the different materials and components that have gone into the construction of your shed. It will also give you a great indication of the confidence that the company has in their product. Companies that offer the best warranties do so because they know how well-built their product is. They are not afraid to stand behind it because they know that it is going to last. This should give you confidence when you purchase their products too. The following chart shows how extensive and valuable a comprehensive warranty like the one offered by Classic Buildings can be.






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The Breckenridge by Classic Buildings


Classic Buildings: Quality, Custom Crafted Storage Sheds at the Best Price and Value

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Classic Buildings offers you the best value by combining quality workmanship and materials with the best price possible.  Purchasing a high quality, custom crafted wood shed 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 or visit the location nearest to you and find out how easy it is to Rent-To-Own your own beautiful wooden shed. We provide financing and most people can even qualify for $0 money down.

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! 

“We shopped around for a storage building. We found some cheaper, but none any better.” – Steve McCrary
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