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Is it Cheaper to Build or Buy a Shed?

For those of you out there hoping to add more space and storage to your home, you may be wondering, is it cheaper to build or buy a shed? Ultimately, it is cheaper and easier to buy an already constructed shed built by a professional. By getting a custom shed from Glick Woodworks, you can have the perfect shed style to match your current outdoor living space while adding on customizations like electricity, windows, flower boxes, and more.

We often hear customers wondering, “Is it cheaper to buy or build a shed?” So, we decided to write today’s blog to give you the advantages and disadvantages of both options. Read on to learn more — or reach out to get your quote today!

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Building Your Own Shed vs Buying One: Price Breakdown

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When you start looking into creating your own outdoor shed from scratch, it might seem like a great way to save money. However, there might be some things you are not considering when trying to make this decision. Price is one of the key factors when deciding between building your own shed vs buying one. We’re breaking it all down right here:

  • Pros Get Building Materials Much Cheaper — Many shed building companies like Glick Woodworks can get building materials cheaper because we buy them in bulk. That means that we can charge you less, and you don’t get saddled with extra materials and shed building supplies you can’t get rid of. Simply put: you’ll pay far more for the same building than we will.
  • Professional Sheds Are Built to Last Longer — This is where the long-term savings factor in. A hand-built shed from a company like Glick Woodworks will last longer than a shed built by an amateur. If you don’t want to have to revisit the headache and expense of building your shed again, it is smarter and more cost-effective to leave it to a group of professional shed builders. Our sheds are built to last for several decades — most homeowners can’t build a shed that durable.
  • It Likely Will Take You a Long Time — When you factor in what your time is worth, then the answer to whether it is cheaper to build or buy a shed is clear. When you work with us, you get a turnkey product, because we handle everything from the building to delivery. Saving money (in the form of saving time) is a clincher for building your own shed vs buying one.

So, is it cheaper to build or buy a shed? Based on the information we provided above, it is cheaper long-term to buy a shed from a trusted shed builder!

Other Advantages of Professionally-Built Sheds

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Not only do we believe that it can be better for your wallet to buy a shed vs building one, but it’s more convenient than you might think. Here’s what we mean:

  1. You Get Custom Options — First, if you want to have an outdoor shed that is sure to be the envy of your neighbors, you need custom options. When building your own shed, you miss out on the great custom options Glick Woodworks can offer that include electricity and other touches like flower boxes, windows, specialty doors, roof options, and more. These stylish customizations are great ways to increase your property value and to also add features that will make using your shed easier.
  2. No Building Headaches — Figuring out how to build an outdoor shed from scratch is enough to stress anyone out — even the most intrepid DIYers. Instead of trying to figure out what materials to use, where to place your shed, or what steps to start with, Glick Woodworks can do all that for you. You won’t have to waste a minute of your time worrying about the project or stopping halfway through because you made a mistake. You can trust our shed experts to craft your backyard shed perfectly to your specifications.
  3. Enjoy Quick Shed Turnaround — Because we have a team of skilled shed builders, we can complete your shed project quickly. That means you can start enjoying the benefits of your shed sooner rather than having your backyard shed become that Sunday project that you never get around to.

Buy Your Shed from Glick Woodworks Today

A good question that many people are asking today is, “is it cheaper to build or buy a shed?” As you can see by the information we shared above, there are many advantages to letting a custom shed building company like Glick Woodworks create your custom outdoor shed for you. For a long-term backyard shed that you can customize and have delivered with no hassle, you can’t go wrong buying a shed. We also can create custom garages, modular barns, and other custom buildings that can be delivered throughout Lancaster and York Counties. Call or contact us today to order your outdoor shed or for more information!

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Glick woodworks did two customized projects in the last three years. Our beautiful 14x22 shed and our 13x13 potting shed. GORGEOUS!!! Glicks are service driven and know how to build that is tough and built to last, sturdy and structurally sound in their trade. Communication with us is enjoyable. They have storage and potting sheds ready to deliver on their lot in Mt Joy, Pa but also shine in customization. Love, love,love.......their whole business plan is impeccable, right up to the delivery day and beyond.Collaborating on future project. Thank you very much !
tracy taverner
tracy taverner
16:25 18 Apr 24
The guys there are very knowledgeable and they work around your budget. Would highly recommend them if you’re looking to get a shed or a garage. Nice guys to work with.
jenn garcia
jenn garcia
14:24 16 Mar 24
BEST IN THE BUSINESS!UPDATE 2/8/24 they are still the best in the business. Wanted to also provide a finished picture of Glick woodwork building.Custom design, build, delivery, and turn-key installation of our 30x50 4 car garage and attached breezeway in NJ.Daniel and his TEAM are absolutely the BEST in the business…hands down!Can’t wait for the next project for them
Allan Witten
Allan Witten
19:53 08 Feb 24
Having had 12x20 garage/shed by Glick Woodworks for seven months now and can tell that this is very solid and well built product. Equally important, it was a very easy and professional process to discuss design, get drawings, and finalize order. All my questions were answered, all emails and calls promptly responded to. The installation was right on time, fast, and just a pleasure to watch. Overall, I don't think I'll need another shed anytime soon, but if I do - I know where to go!
Arkady Sherman
Arkady Sherman
19:33 09 Dec 23
I needed to move a shed to a different property. Dave was quick to respond, scheduling was easy, especially important because I had a narrow timeframe to work with, and the move was smooth, uneventful, and with perfect placement. The person who did the move itself was informative, skilled, and pleasant. I highly recommend and will most definitely use again.
Jon Cabiria
Jon Cabiria
01:53 07 Dec 23
Amazing experience. Great communication and executed the job perfectly. Highly recommend!
Kaitlyn Murphy
Kaitlyn Murphy
15:46 12 Oct 23