Heartland carries a full line of premium wood sheds, made the way a shed should be. Every shed we sell is loaded with premium features for which other shed companies charge extra. From the ground up, our sheds are made better. A heavy-duty floor system delivers the strength you need to support heavy equipment and the wood is treated for long term durability against rot and insects. Built-in functionality is a key need for any maker and Heartland understands that, so every shed we deliver is equipped for storage, organization and workspace. A weather-proof roof system protects your heartland shed from the harsh weather nature can send your way.
The advantages of wood sheds versus metal or plastic
Wood is strong and durable with centuries of proven performance. It has unmatched resistance against wind and snow loads. It was used to build your house, so if you want a shed that lasts, it should be made out of wood. Metal sheds rust. Plastic sheds fade in the sun and warp. Wood stands the test of time and nature. A wooden shed is also easier to make your own. You can paint it any color you want. You can add windows and skylights. You can easily mount shelves and other fixtures on the interior walls. If you want to get organized, a wood shed gives you the adaptability you need for very precise storage or workspace needs. When it comes to harsh weather, wood has several advantages. Our siding will withstand hail. Good luck with that flimsy metal shed in a hailstorm. A good strong wind or heavy snow load can often collapse a metal or plastic shed. A Heartland shed will stand up to extreme wind storms. Extreme heat can fade and in some cases even warp a plastic shed. A wood storage shed can take the heat.
Treated wood floors and exterior walls give durability to an Outdoor Shed
Treated shed floors are a must. Any wood in contact with the ground needs to be pressure treated for long term resistance against moisture rot and insect infestation. Heartland Sheds use pressure treated runners and LP ProStruct floor decking. ProStruct is made using treated wood strand technology for enhanced durability and SmartGuard to resist fungal decay and termite damage. Any part of your shed that is exposed to weather should be treated. All of our sheds are made with LP SmartSide siding and trim. The wood is treated with an advanced formula of adhesive resins, water-resistant waxes and zinc borate, after which a water-resistant, resin-saturated overlay is bonded to the product. The four components protect against water damage, termites and fungal decay. For convenience, SmartSide is factory primed and ready to paint.
What to consider when buying a Wood Shed
Some of the key things to consider when buying a wood storage shed are what architectural style you like, how much space do you need and how you are going to use it. Heartland builds carries classic gable sheds, modern lean-to style sheds, workshop style tack room or ranch sheds, barnstyle gambrel sheds, smaller garden sheds, and even big buildings with 2 floors and up to 6160 cubic feet of storage. The way you plan to use your shed will impact how many square feet of floor space you need and also how you accessorize. For example, how many shelves might you need, do you need a workbench, do you need windows for additional natural light, or do you need ramps for ATV’s lawn mowers and other large equipment? Two important things to think about are how much space do you need for storage and how much space do you need to work. Also with so many sheds being used for enjoyment today, how much room do you need for your she shed, bar shed or backyard office? The ways a shed can be used today are endless. With some careful consideration upfront you can get exactly the shed you need for the things you love to do.
Decide on a Wood Shed Type
Most people choose their shed type based on personal style preference or to match the architectural style of their home and other buildings on their property. However, various shed types do offer a variety of particular advantages. A gambrel style barn shed, because of the steep slope of the lower portion of the roof, offers considerably more overhead space for needed headroom or additional storage compared to a classic gable style shed. A ranch style shed is a great option if you plan to do work inside. The position of the door and the additional window for extra light are key features. A modern style shed, beyond its visual appeal, offers a few advantages. Firstly, the higher front, door side, wall height is a plus for ease of access and headroom. Second, is that the modern roof style is very effective at water shedding which prevents pooling of water and moisture damage. Last, but not least, windows on the tall front side wall of the modern shed significantly increases the amount of natural light entering the space.
Assessing Different Wood Shed Styles
What look is your style? Contemporary modern? Traditional Barn style? Or is it a mix of styles — Modern Farmhouse style perhaps? The construction style of your shed and the way you paint and visually accessorize your shed will define its style. Shed style sets a mood for your back yard. So, what’s perfect for you? More of a high energy, get things done vibe or a casual relax and get in touch with your inner self kind of vibe? A shed is a great tool for self-expression. A shed should reflect the style and talents of its owner and if really done correctly a shed can unleash your talent with the space you need to do your thing.
Wood Shed Accessories to Consider
A shed is more than a building, it’s a tool for getting things done. Set up your wooden backyard shed to help you complete your projects, store your treasures or set the mood for your backyard yoga studio and more. Heartland Sheds come with the critical accessories included with the base models. For example, shelves, lofts, workbenches and windows. Beyond those we offer additional accessories you can add to your shed to suit your specific needs and wishes. Consider how you will use your shed. Is it for storage or for completing projects? Is it for fun and entertainment, like a bar shed or she shed? For large equipment like lawnmowers or ATVs, you may need ramps for easy entry and exit. It’s amazing what a visual point of focus like a cupola can do for a shed. Something you might want to consider. For the builders, doer and makers among us, an accessory like a skylight can bring in the additional natural light you require and be a great addition to your shed.
Must-Have Wood Shed Features
No wood backyard shed is complete without a place for storage and a place for work. Shelves, lofts and workbenches are all critical elements of a great shed. And only a wooden shed offers unmatched flexibility of customization. It’s so easy to build a shelf on the wall or add tool hangers for long-handled garden tools or smaller tools like hammers or wrenches. With a few screws and a drill you can quickly alter the interior of your shed. Try doing that with a plastic or metal shed. Light is a very important shed feature. Add windows and skylights to bring in all the light you need to complete projects. That’s the great thing about wood sheds. You can build out your interior to exactly suit your needs, no matter what the intended use of your shed might be. Whether it’s for woodworking, a yoga studio, a she shed, or for storing your camping gear you can set up the interior precisely the way you want it.
Wood Shed Financing Options and Pricing
Get your shed today, pay over time. Heartland Sheds has partnered with Affirm to offer easy to understand financing options for your shed. Our sheds can be purchased with no money down and 0% financing. Getting the shed that helps you unleash your talent has never been easier. You can prequalify in minutes. Just complete a quick application that won’t affect your credit score. Every detail is clear and up front so you will know exactly what you will owe. Simple monthly payments and no hidden fees. If you qualify for out 0% APR program you can pay over time with finance charges giving you the financial flexibility you desire.
*Subject to credit check and approval. Down payment may be required to receive financing on sheds. For purchases under $350, limited payment options available. Estimated payment amount excludes taxes and shipping fees. Affirm loans are made by Cross River Bank, a New Jersey-chartered bank, Member FDIC. See www.affirm.com/faqs for details.
Wood Storage Shed FAQ’S
What types of standard building materials do you use? Our outdoor sheds are designed to last, therefore we use many of the same building materials used to construct homes:
40 year treated 4×4 runners
Stud grade wall framing materials and 2×4 construction
7/16 OSB roof sheathing
LP® Smartside Engineered wood siding – treated to resist insects and fungal decay
What is the standard roof snow load? 30 pounds per square foot.
What is the max wind resistance for your sheds? 90 m.p.h.
How much weight can the standard floors hold? 52 pounds per square foot.
Do your sheds accommodate lawn tractors? Yes, most of our sheds can accommodate lawn tractors. We recommend buying a ramp to aid getting your lawnmower or tractor in and out.
When talking about a shed size, how do I know what is depth and width? Width is always listed first; this is also the side that the door is located. Depth is always listed second. Example: 10’x8? (10 feet wide by 8 feet deep.)
What is the max number of windows I can add on my shed? There is no limit on the number of windows you can add. It is up to you!
Do your sheds come painted? No. But, the exterior wood walls are factory primed and ready for paint.
Can you paint my shed for me? Yes, paint is sold separately. Be sure to choose our professional painting service at checkout.
Do I need to paint my building right away, what type of paint is recommended, and should I caulk the joints? Sheds must be painted within 30 days of installation to maintain product warranty. All raw exterior wood must be primed using a quality exterior primer before painting. Nail holes, small knots and blemishes can be filled with exterior wood putty prior to priming. Seal all joints, seams and use an acrylic latex caulk application. All factory primed siding and trim must be painted using high-quality exterior 100% acrylic-latex paint (we recommend a satin or semi-gloss finish) to protect your building. Be sure to paint all exposed edges of the siding, especially the bottom edge, and all six sides (top, bottom, two sides, front and back) of the doors.
What kind of paint should I use for my floor? Use an exterior porch and floor paint. If you plan on storing powered equipment inside your shed, use garage floor paint.
What kind of paint do you recommend for my storage building? We recommend a premium quality, exterior 100% acrylic latex paint. This paint is easy to work with and is offered at your local hardware or paint store. Don’t forget to caulk all horizontal seams before painting for a well-protected, professionally finished result.
Wood Storage Sheds Installation FAQ’s
How do I know if installation is available in my area? Visit the product page of any shed and click on the “Add to Cart” button. After clicking on that button, our technology will determine installation availability based on the zip code you enter in the prompt.
What is included in the price shown? Delivery, on-site installation, roof felt paper, drip edge, vents, complete heavy-duty floor system and shingles. Transom windows are included on most models.
How do I schedule an installation date after purchase? We will contact you within 72 hours after purchase to set an installation date.
Will my installer call prior to arrival to confirm my order? Yes. Your installer will also review your order details and confirm shed placement before beginning to build your shed.
Can you remove our old shed? We do not offer shed removal services. Try looking for a shed hauler. Any large truck with a flatbed would also work well.
Do I need to be home during installation of my shed? It is not necessary to be present for every phase of the install process. We do ask that you are initially available to show your installer the proper placement of your shed and are also available upon completion to do a walk-through inspection with your installer.
Are your shed installers insured? We require all of our installers to maintain appropriate liability, vehicle and workman’s compensation insurance. In addition, all installers must pass a rigorous background check and complete our training program before becoming certified as a Heartland installer.
Should your installers receive a tip? It is not a common practice to tip installers. Installers are already compensated to install your outdoor wood storage shed.
What should I do to prepare the site prior to your arrival? Construction area needs to be cleared and prepared to within 6? of level (front left, back to front).
3′ of clearance around and above the building site (4 feet if your building is larger than 160 sq. ft.).
Place four stakes in the ground where you want the corners of your shed and a fifth stake where you would like the center of the door opening.
Access to electricity within 150 feet of the unit and unobstructed access to carry your materials to the building site.
We will take care of the rest!
How long does installation take? The majority of our outdoor sheds can be installed in one day. If you are purchasing a 12’ wide shed, please allow 2 to 3 days for completion.
Is there extra cost for installing accessories? No.
Do I need leveling blocks? Leveling blocks are not required in all states/counties, but be sure to check your local requirements. Our sheds are built on 4×4 pressure treated runners. We will use treated leveling materials and shingle shims to level up the floor prior to assembling the shed. If your ground is out of level greater than 6 inches, leveling blocks will be needed.
Can my shed be moved after installation? In most cases, depending on the size of the shed and the distance required, your shed can be moved. Please keep in mind that each Heartland shed is built on site and moving the shed will void your warranty. That is why we request your presence at the beginning of the construction phase, to ensure you choose the proper location of your shed the first time.
You’ve already built my shed; but I want more options now. We offer a wide array of options and accessories and we can customize each shed to meet your needs. If for some reason you feel that an additional accessory or option is needed at a later date, please give us a call and we’ll be glad to quote you an installed price. Please remember, it’s always more cost effective to order all of your options during the initial purchase.
Can I receive a refund once installation is completed? Purchase is non-refundable once installation has been completed. But, if you have an issue we will make it right.
What do I do with defective parts? Give us a call at 1-800-234-6167 and we can send out any replacement parts that you need or reimburse for parts purchased locally with a copy of the sales receipt that can be emailed, mailed, or faxed to our corporate office.
Where are you located? Our corporate office resides at 1000 Ternes Road Monroe, Michigan 48162