Can You Move a Shed?
What do you do if you’re moving but have a quality storage shed on your current property? Do you sell it along with your house and let the new homeowners enjoy it — or is there another option? As a well-known Lancaster shed company, homeowners often ask us, “Can you move a shed?” While a homeowner should never try to move their own shed, a professional shed mover can transport most well-built sheds.
Not only does Glick Woodworks build a wide range of high-quality Amish structures, but we also specialize in moving storage sheds throughout the East Coast. While the answer to, “Can you move a shed?” is clear, the other essential question to ask is, should you? In this blog, we’re breaking down the steps to move a shed — and discussing the pros and cons of doing so. Keep reading to learn more, or reach out right now to get prices!Get a Price to Move Your Shed
How to Move a Shed: Main Steps
If you’re trying to figure out how to move a shed as an inexperienced homeowner, we recommend against it. If you don’t have the right equipment and know-how, you risk the possibility of damaging the shed or potentially even hurting yourself. We follow a specific set of careful steps, dependent on the professionals-only equipment we have. Here’s how to move a shed:
- Prepare the Shed for Moving — You’ll want to empty all of the stuff from the interior of the shed. Whether it’s small boxes or larger pieces of equipment, take everything out of the shed to prepare for transport.
- Use a Mule to Lift It — Once the shed is ready to move, we bring out The Mule, an extra maneuverable forklift. The Mule is able to lift the entire shed from its foundation in your yard and securely move it. This tool is crucial to ensuring the shed structure stays intact while lifting and moving it.
- Load & Secure the Shed onto a Trailer — Using the Mule, we drive your shed over to our truck and trailer which will be set up nearby. The shed is then loaded onto the back of the large specially designed shed trailer and secured in place.
- Transport to a New Location — With the shed secured on the back of the trailer, we drive your shed to its new location. During the drive, we employ a chase vehicle to keep anyone from getting too close to the large structure being transported if it is over 12 feet wide.
- Deliver the Shed to Its New Location — This is the last step of how to move a shed. Once we arrive at your destination, we unload your shed and use the Mule to place it on its new foundation. The entire process can be fairly quick — with the drive itself being one of the potentially longest steps.
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Decision Time: Moving a Shed or Buying New
You have an answer to the question, “Can you move a shed?” — now the next question is: should you? The advantages of moving a shed are that you get to keep the shed you like now — and you save some money compared to the cost of buying a high-quality new shed. In addition, moving a shed rather than buying new also means you don’t need to wait for your custom-built shed to be completed.
The downsides of paying to move a shed are that you’re putting a lot of money into an older structure. While moving a shed will be cheaper than buying new, it’s not an insignificant amount of money, especially if you’re moving a long distance away. Plus, if the shed is more than a decade old — or you have concerns about its quality — you may want to be hesitant about moving it. In cases such as these, you may be better off shopping for a new shed.