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And because it doesn t require much maintenance, you can get your investment back in a short time. It is important that you are able to assess the pros and cons of all shed sidings that are available to you. Choose one that has more advantages than disadvantages. You can do this by taking into consideration your budget, the aesthetics of your home, its practicality, the durability it can provide and the amount of time that you can spent in maintenance. Don t be afraid to get your hands dirty, even with minimal carpentry skills, you too can build a strong, sturdy and aesthetically pleasing shed in your garden. Scour for materials that can be recycled. Old wooden crates can still be used for flooring and for walls. Fallen trees can be cut and used for rafters and as foundation, maybe even a door. The tape measure is your best friend. It is important that your door fits like a glove on its frame. Take into account the small space that your hinges will occupy. You don t want a shed door that is not leveled. The top half may either be hitting the frame and there s a gap on the lower half, or vice versa. You can now pour in your cement for your foundation; it should be about six inches deep and make sure to level it. Leave to completely dry. When completely dry, lay out your bricks. Lay the bricks around the base and when you are finished on all four sides, lay down some mortar and place the next layer. After your application has been approved, you should now have your roof trusses fabricated, if you don t have the tools nor the skills to do this, most lumber yards can do this for you for a minimal fee. When you have the trusses ready, you need to mark the wall of your shed to determine where the trusses will be anchored to usually an interval of 2 feet of space is done. This increasing need for space is not only relegated to the suburbs and for city folk, people from the countryside are also experiencing these and even though they already have farms and barns, they have machineries and equipment that need to be stored as well. These equipment can be quite large and expensive, they need a place where they can be stored so that they are not only protected from the elements, but from intruders as well. 

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