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Lawn Mower Sheds: How to Pick the Right One

If you invested in a heavy-duty riding mower, lawn tractor, or zero-turn mower this spring, then you need an equally heavy-duty lawn mower shed to match.

Your lawn mower is a serious piece of equipment in every sense of the word, so take care of it like one. Think about it: your mower was a big investment and you’re planning on getting more than a decade of rock-solid performance from it. Storing it properly is a crucial component to enjoying the longevity you expect.

Plus, consider the size and weight — those numbers alone make it clear that this is no run-of-the-mill push mower. The dimensions of your mower can be too big for smaller sheds and certain styles. Plus, the weight from your riding mower (often in excess of 1,000 lbs) can break or damage flimsier sheds.

Glick Woodworks is Pennsylvania’s expert shed craftsmen. We know all about matching heavy-duty lawn equipment to the riding mower sheds they need.

How to Find the Right Lawn Mower Shed

As soon as you fire up the engine of your lawn mower, you know this is real power equipment. When you take that first loop of your lawn, you decide this is the only way to cut grass. When you see this mower side-by-side with your old one, the difference is clear.

You need a shed to match — and this is what to look for.

The Right Lawn Mower Shed Style

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In most cases, the shed style and design is more about looking good and matching your home. When finding a shed for your riding mower, you need one with the depth to store a long piece of equipment. Some styles of sheds can be too shallow to accompany the size of your mower.

For your ideal lawn mower storage shed, you want a shed with a long-ways design. Some examples include our:

The Right Size Shed for Your Riding Mower

Your riding mower is closer to a car than a small push mower. It’s not uncommon for zero-turn mowers and riding tractors to be 7 feet long and 5 feet wide — you’ll need a decent size storage space to handle that.

The right size shed for the job is a 10 foot by 16 foot option. With those dimensions, you have enough room to comfortably house a large mower and extra attachments without wasting too much space.

A Durable Shed Ramp

high wall barn with lawn mower ramp

When your mower weighs over 500 pounds, you’re going to drive it everywhere it goes. If you want to get it into and out of your shed, that shed is going to need a durable ramp that’s up to the job.

While some shed builders cut corners with the ramps, we don’t. Built with pressure-treated lumber, our heavy-duty ramps are 4 feet long and come in four standard size’s: 4 foot, 5 foot, 6 foot, and 9 foot. We can also custom build any ramp to fit the shed.

Our ramps have proven they’re up to the challenge of handling lawn tractors for years to come.

Reinforced Lawn Mower Shed Floor

Your new heavy-duty lawnmower is quite literally heavy enough to break the floor on lesser sheds. That’s why when looking for a riding mower shed, you need to find a shed with a reinforced floor.

We reinforce the structure of our shed floors in two distinct and optional ways:

  • We can upgrade the 2X4’s to 12 inches apart rather than 16. This makes the floor able to withstand far greater weight.
  • We can upgrade to double 5/8 inch flooring for a total of inch-and-a-quarter floorboards for your shed floor. This again makes the floor much stronger.

Finally, since driving mowers in and out of sheds can chip or damage even the sturdiest shed floors, we offer the option of diamond plate door tread. This aluminum plate keeps the plywood edge at the door from chipping when driving over it with your lawn mower.

Choose a Shed with Vents

a-frame lawn mower shed with vent

Since your riding mower uses a serious gasoline engine to generate all that power, vents in your shed can be a good extra amenity to include. Available in the ridge or gables, these vents allow any lawnmower fumes to safely ventilate.

This upgrade can also be important if you plan to do maintenance in your mower shed.

Make Sure it Has Sufficient Storage Space and Shelving

While your new riding mower shed was bought to house your beloved new piece of lawn equipment, chances are you have plenty of other stuff to store, too.

Choosing a shed with space to not only accommodate your mower but other equipment as well is a great idea. Our sheds come customizable with off-ground shelving that’s perfect for storing other lawn equipment.

Our shelve sizes include:

    • 24 inch shelving
    • 32 inch shelving
    • 48 inch loft

Lawn Mower Sheds in PA, MD, and NJ

Glick Woodworks is a premier Amish shed builder that serves Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey. We deliver and install a wide variety of sheds to solve storage problems for homeowners throughout our service areas.

We build the custom lawn mower storage sheds that homeowners use to keep their heavy equipment safe and protected from the elements. If you have questions or would like to order your shed, contact us to start a conversation.

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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 !
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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
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