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How to Build Trusses for Sheds

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Mon, Jul 15, 2013

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Most of you probably know that a truss is a part of the framework of a shed that provides critical support to the roof. Some of you seasoned do-it-yourselfers may also have experience building trusses. Others of you may be wondering if you need to know how to build trusses if you order a shed from Alan's Outlet. The answer is no. You can order a fully-assembled shed from us that arrives on a trailer.

A second option is to order a shed kit. A kit contains all of the parts of the shed that can easily be put together in a matter of hours. There's no need for you to know how to build trusses when you order a shed kit from us. Here are some of the reasons why you may want to opt for a shed kit. Also, I've added some tips on what you can do to prepare for the arrival of your kit.

The Practical Considerations of Getting a Storage Shed Kit

There are a couple of reasons why you may decide to get a storage shed kit. For one, you may not have the space to accommodate my truck and trailer on your property. The truck and trailer together are 52 feet in length. In order to maneuver safely, our truck and trailer needs 14 feet of width and 13 feet of height. As you may have guessed, we get a lot of attention on the road! If you don't have that sort of space on your neighborhood street or in your yard, then a shed kit is definitely an option for you to consider.

Another reason why you may prefer a shed kit is because you are a born do-it-yourselfer! I completely understand the feeling of putting together your own shed that will sit on your property for years to come. Though building roof trusses won't be a requirement of the job, you may be looking forward to doing the bulk of the assembly work yourself.

Preparing for the Arrival of Your Storage Shed Kit

If you decide to order a shed kit, I will give you plenty of notice concerning its delivery. This will give you some time to ask friends or family members if they will help with the shed's assembly. Let them know what's involved in the simple assembly and that they will not be building roof trusses. Hopefully, you can get at least a couple of people to help out.

Another thing you can do to prepare for the arrival of the shed kit is to ensure that a space is cleared for the shed. Remove any large rocks and weeds as well as other debris that could interfere with the placement of the shed.

A level 4" to 6" gravel base is recommended for you to place the shed.  If you want to place the shed on an existing concrete slab or asphalt driveway that is fine, just make sure it is a level area so the doors open and shut properly.

Finally, once the shed kit arrives, you can take several minutes to read through the easily understandable instructions to get a clearer overall picture of the process. Maybe after you finish your new shed, you could look into building trusses as part of your next DIY project! Good luck with your shed kit! The shed kits are only available in wood T1-11 siding. The wood storage shed kits are delivered in all of Virginia and West Virginia with free delivery in 30 counites in VA and 10 counties in WV. Wondering what sizes, styles to choose from at Alan's Factory Outlet. Here are the shed kit prices, sizes and styles. Thanks, Alan

Topics: Sheds, Shed Kit, storage shed kit

Storage Sheds in Virginia

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Mon, May 13, 2013

Amish Built Storage Sheds in Virginia

Alan's Factory Outlet storage sheds in Virginia are delivered in all of Virginia.  Not only are sheds available but we have a variety of barns, garages, two car garages and 2 story garages that are custom pre built and delivered fully assembled to you.

storage sheds in virginia

The Amish built storage sheds and storage shed kits are delivered for free in 30 counties in Virginia.

The storage sheds are made in 4 different types of siding which consist of wood storage sheds, vinyl storage sheds, board batten barns and cedar buildings.  There are advantages to each type of siding so it kind of comes down to your personal preference and budget as to which type of building you go with.  The Virginia storage shed kits are only available in T1-11 wood siding.  They are precut and painted with each of the four walls already made.  We even put the doors and windows in the location you want them saving you assembly time.

There are many different sizes and styles to accommodate many unique situations whether you want maximum loft space or need a certain width or length shed.  Or maybe you're looking for a large garage.

You get to pick the main color, trim color, shingle color and shutter color for each of the storage sheds Virginia at Alan's Factory Outlet.  Wood Shed Colors, Vinyl Shed Colors.

A couple of common questions asked about the storage shed in Virginia.

1)  Do I need to get a permit?  We do not get any of the building or zoning permits so it is up to each customer to check and see what is required for their VA County based on their location and the size of the storage building, barn or garage your planning on buying.

2)  Is built on site available on the storage shed?  The wood and vinyl storage sheds are delivered fully assembled and are not built on site.  We do have the diy wood shed kits but you would need to put them together.  We do have one product line that is built on site and they are the metal tubing carports and metal storage sheds.

3)  Does the area where the storage shed is going need to be level.  Yes, it is very important that you have a level location for the shed to be placed for the doors to open and shut properly.  We do not level the sheds and we recommend a 4 to 6 inch gravel base which is 2' wider and 2' longer than the size of the storage shed you get.

You will want to order the storage building before you need it because since they are custom built once you order there is a backlog on getting them built.  The current delivery time is approximately 3 to 6 weeks on the VA storage sheds and this my vary slightly a little quicker during the slower months in the winter and a littler longer during peak busy season during the spring, summer and fall months. You will get a one week notice to schedule the delivery date.  The delivery time on the wooden and vinyl siding two car garages is closer to 4 to 8 weeks and the 2 story storage sheds are running between 5 to 10 weeks.  Please feel free to reach out with a phone call or email as these delivery times do fluctuate and are just averages.

What are the payment options on the sheds in Virginia.  We accept check and credit card, Visa, Discover and MasterCard for the deposit and the balance is a check once it is delivered.  We do not have any financing available so for financing you will want to check with your local bank or finance company. 

Thank you for taking the time to read about the storage sheds in Virginia.  We hope you have found this information useful.

Topics: Storage Sheds, Sheds, sheds virginia, sheds in virginia, storage sheds virginia

Prefab Wood Sheds

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Wed, Mar 7, 2012

prefab wood sheds

                         Amish built prefab wood sheds

Alan's Factory Outlet prefab wood sheds are delivered fully assembled to your home.  The prefab wood sheds are built in many different sizes and styles.

5 Most Popular Styles of Prefab Wood Sheds

There are a few other style of wood prefab sheds such as a dormer shed and shed with a porch.

The wood sheds are painted with two coats of paint with 15 different colors to pick from.  There are 8 shingle colors to help the shed match your home.  If you have a vinyl house or don't want to ever paint the shed we also have prefab vinyl sheds.  The vinyl sheds come with a fiberglass door instead of a wood door on the wooden sheds.

You will need to have a level area for the prefab shed to be placed.  We recommend a 4 to 6 inch gravel base that is 2' wider and 2' longer than the size of the shed.

You will also want to make sure you have enough room for the dodge 3500 4wd pick up truck and 24' long hydraulic shed trailer to be able to back into the location you have set aside for the building.  In general terms if it is a straight back in deliver we need 13' high clearance and two feet wider than the width of the prefab shed.  If there is a turn you will need more room depending on the angle of the turn.

Alan's Factory Outlet has free delivery to 21 local counties in Virginia on all of the wood and vinyl prefab sheds.  The storage sheds are available for delivery in all of VA and WV.

Topics: Sheds, Prefab Sheds, wood sheds

Wood Sheds vs Vinyl Sheds

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Sun, Feb 19, 2012

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                              Wood Sheds

vinyl sheds va

                               Vinyl Sheds

One of the biggest decisions you will need to make when getting one of the Amish sheds is if you want to go with either the wood sheds or vinyl sheds.  Alan's Factory Outlet wood sheds and vinyl sheds are both built to the same specs as far as the framing construction is concerned which is 16" on center 2"x4" sidewalls and roof rafters.  Both have a plywood interior, pressure treated 4"x4" foundation skids that help make these storage buildings portable.  The wood sheds are currently available in two different lines, standard heavy duty and deluxe heavy duty.  The main difference is the standard wood sheds have a 25 year 3 tab shingle vs the deluxe wood storage sheds that have a 30 year architectural shingles with felt paper.  Again all of the storage buildings have a pressure treated base but the deluxe also have pressure treated 2x4 floor joists where the standard have regular 2x4 floor joists so this means with the deluxe the first 7" of the floor system is pressure treated vs 4" of floor is p.t. on the standard heavy duty wood sheds.  So those are the 3 difference between the wood standard sheds and wood deluxe storage buildings.  The vinyl sheds are all made to the deluxe storage shed specs.

The wood sheds are made with year duratemp T1-11 siding which will require painting every 10 years or so vs the vinyl siding which does not have any wood that needs painting.  The main difference is the siding which on the wood sheds runs vertical up and down and on the vinyl sheds runs horizontal side to side. 

The wood sheds have wood double doors and the vinyl sheds are built with fiberglass doors.  Both of the doors now come with door stoppers to help protect the door along with a lock and 2 keys.

Alan's Factory Outlet Amish built wood sheds and vinyl sheds are on display at 643 West Main St. Luray, Virginia 22835.  The wood storage buildings and vinyl storage buildings are custom built with the door and windows placed in the location you want.  They are delivered for free in 21 local counties in VA.  The sheds are available for delivery in all of Virginia and West Virginia.

Once you figure out the siding you want you will than need to figure out the style and size shed you want.  Here are the wood shed prices and vinyl shed prices showing the styles, sizes and prices.

Topics: Storage Sheds, Sheds, Vinyl Sheds, Storage Buildings, wood sheds

Amish Built Sheds and Garages are Delivered Fully Assembled

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Thu, Jan 5, 2012

Alan's Factory Outlet storage sheds and modular garages are built by the Amish and delivered from the factory to your backyard.  They are finished and ready for you to start using immediately.  Since it is fully assembled there is no need for you to build it saving you time, money and giving you the peace of mind of a turn key shed or garage solution.

amish built sheds and garages

Amish built sheds and garages are built in 1 story storage buildings and 2 story sheds and 2 story garages with your choice of a single wide or double wide 2 car garages.

amish built 2 story garage

                            24x24 2 story 2 car garage

The Amish made structures are delivered in all of Virginia and West Virginia with free delivery to most of Northern Virginia in 21 local counties in VA along with several counties in WV.

3 Siding Options on the Amish Built Sheds and Garages

  1. Wood Sheds and Garages
  2. Vinyl Sheds and Garages
  3. Board Batten Sheds and Garages

Here is a video tour of one of the wood storage sheds which is a 10x16 size 4' mini barn.

If your looking for a garage and you reside outside of VA and WV we do have metal garages and metal carports which are delivered and installed for free in 27 states in the USA.

To talk a look in person at the Amish built sheds and garages you can visit Alan's Factory Outlet at 643 West Main Street in Luray, Virginia.

Please feel free to ask a question or share a comment about the storage sheds and modular garages.

Topics: Garages, Sheds, amish built garages, amish built sheds, Sheds and Garages

Alan's Factory Outlet Wood, Vinyl & Board Batten Sheds and Garages

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Sat, Oct 15, 2011

Alan's Factory Outlet Amish Sheds and Garages are Delivered fully assembled to your Home.

vinyl storage sheds virginiaAlan's Factory Outlet has Amish built wood storage sheds, vinyl storage buildings, board and batten sheds and cedar sheds and garages.

This picture is a 12x16 vinyl dutch barn.  The vinyl sheds and garages are built in a variety of sizes and styles.  Here are the vinyl shed prices.  The vinyl garages are made in a barn roof like this picture and also a high wall a-frame version.  The vinyl garage prices and sizes are all built to order meaning we build all of the sheds and garages to your specifications including size, style and colors.  There are also many options available on all of the sheds and garages such as ramps, lofts, workbenches, ridge vent, extra single or double doors, additional windows, pressure treated floor, thicker 3/4" floor, closer 12" on center floor joists, glass in the single or double doors and garage doors.

The vinyl sheds and garages are built with 4" dutch lap vinyl siding which has a limited lifetime warranty.

wood sheds alans factory outletAlans Factory Outlet wood sheds and garages are built in many different configurations.  The wood shed shown here is a 10x16 quaker shed with a porch.  The porch is also available on all the other siding options.  The sheds with porches are called pool house sheds.  Here is a list of the sizes and prices on the wood sheds.  The wood prefab garages can be built with or without a floor.  The wood garage prices are also on Alan's Factory Outlet website.

Wood sheds and garages are built with t1-11 siding which has a 25 year warranty.  The wood sheds and garages are painted in your choice of 15 different colors to give you a building that matches your home and looks like it was meant to be there.  

board batten garagesAlan's Factory Outlet board batten sheds are garages are built with 1" thick eastern white pine siding with board and batten strips.  The interior of the board and batten sheds and garages is made with oak framing.  Another characteristic that makes the board and batten buildings unique is the floor which on the other wood and vinyl sheds consists of 5/8" plywood but on the board and batten sheds and garages is made with a 2"x8" tongue and groove plank floor.

The board batten shed prices and board batten garage prices are also on Alans Factory Outlet website.

Alan's Factory Outlet has free delivery on the wood sheds and garages, vinyl sheds and garages and board batten sheds and garages to 21 local counties in Virginia.

Alan's Factory Outlet has a display area of sheds and garages located at 643 West Main St. Luray, Virginia.        

Topics: Alan's Factory Outlet, Garages, Sheds, alans factory outlet sheds and garages, Sheds and Garages

Metal Sheds

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Tue, Oct 11, 2011

metal sheds

Metal sheds with a lean to on both sides

The metal sheds can be made with or without a lean to.  The metal sheds can be built with a single door either 32" wide or 36" wide or a garage door which comes in 6'x6' which gives you 72" wide clearance which works well for most movers and other items.  If you have something even wider like a car you can go with a 8x8, 9x8, 10x8, 10x10 or a 12x12 garage door and turned into a metal garage building.  The metal sheds can be left open and used as a metal carport cover.

Windows are also another option on the metal sheds.  The windows are 30"x30" and come with a screen for ventilation.  The metal sheds come in 13 different colors.  Free delivery and installation on all metal sheds in 19 different states in the USA.

The metal sheds are built in many different sizes starting out in a 12x21 size.  Smaller sizes are available but require a special cut on the assembly line and are the same price as the 12x21 metal shed.  So for example if you need to go with a 11' wide or 10' wide we can do that and if you need the length to be 16' long instead of 21' long that is also doable.

Wood storage sheds, vinyl storage sheds and board batten sheds are three other types of sheds.  These sheds are delivered fully assembled unlike the metal buildings that are built on site.  So the advantage of the metal sheds is if you don't have enough room for a truck and trailer ot back into your homes backyard the metal sheds are built on site.  One other option is the wood storage shed kits which are all precut, painted with hardware included and delivered to your home, but with the wood sheds you will need to assemble it or get someone to put it together.

Alan's Factory Outlet has many different of wood and metal buildings at the display area at 643 West Main St. Luray, VA.

Topics: Sheds, metal storage buildings, metal sheds, metal storage sheds

Vinyl Sheds For Sale

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Thu, Sep 1, 2011

Vinyl sheds for sale

vinyl sheds for sale

Alan's Factory Outlet vinyl sheds are custom built in the vinyl siding that best matches your home.  The vinyl sheds for sale are made in many different sizes and styles.  All of the vinyl sheds for sale are built by the Amish and delivered to your home fully assembled.

The shed in this picture is a 10x16 a-frame.  All a-frame vinyl sheds for sale come with double doors, two windows and two gable vents.  The vinyl sheds now come standard with pressure treated 2x4 floor joists which as always still have p.t. 4x4 runners with a 5/8" plywood floor so the vinyl sheds for sale have a floor system that is 7" off the ground not to mention the first 7" are all pressure treated.  This gives you a building that is made to last a lifetime.

The vinyl sheds for sale are delivered in all of Virginia and West Virginia with free delivery to the 21 local counties in VA.

Maybe your looking for something besides a vinyl shed.  We have a few other options to choose from when it comes to the Amish built buildings such as wood sheds and board and batten sheds.

Feel free to leave Alan a comment about the vinyl sheds for sale.

Topics: Sheds, sheds for sale, vinyl sheds for sale, Shed, Vinyl Sheds

Wood Sheds For Sale

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Wed, Jul 27, 2011

Wood Sheds For Sale in Virginia and West Virginia

wood sheds for sale

Alan's Factory Outlet Amish built wood sheds for sale are custom built in many different sizes and styles.  The shed in this picture is a 10x16 a-frame style shed.

Sheds are not only built in wood built vinyl sheds and board batten sheds are also available.  Wood sheds are the most economical of the three different sidings.  The wood sheds for sale are the middle of the road as far as up keep is concerned.  The wood sheds do need to be painted every ten years or so but not as often as the board and batten which needs to be stained every 2 to 3 years or so compared to the vinyl sheds which only require a power wash at most.

The wood t1-11 duratemp siding is also very durable and strong siding which comes with a 25 year warranty. 

Alan's Factory Outlet wood shed prices are listed online with all of the different sizes and styles for sale.

Free delivery on all wood sheds for sale to the 7 local counties in Virginia and West Virginia.

The sheds are delivered fully assembled with a truck and trailer.  Shed kits are also available in the wood sheds ranging from 6x6 to 10x20 in size.

Topics: Sheds, sheds for sale, wood sheds for sale, wood sheds for sale virginia, wood sheds

Prefab Sheds

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Wed, Jun 15, 2011

prefab sheds

Prefab Sheds

Amish prefab sheds are built in storage sheds and prefab garages that come in wood, vinyl and board & batten structures.

The prefab sheds are delivered fully assembled with a truck and trailer to your backyard.  Prefab shed kits are available on sizes ranging from 6x6 to 10x20 on the wooden sheds.

Prefab Shed Specs

  • Prefab sheds all come painted with a main color, trim color, shingle color and shutter color.
  • Shed kits also come painted with the doors and windows prehung for easy assembly
  • Sheds all come with a pressure treated floor system
  • Metal diamond plate on all shed entry points
  • Door stoppers on all doors
  • Double doors and two windows standard on most style sheds
  • 2x4 sidewalls and roof trusses 16" on center on all heavy duty prefab sheds

Alan's Factory Outlet has a display area to view the prefab sheds at 643 West Main St. Luray, VA 22835.  All sheds are custom built in the size, style and color with the options to best suit your needs.

Alan's Factory Outlet also has many other metal buildings such as carports, metal garages which are built on site.

Need a shelter to protect your horses.  Board and batten horse barns and run in sheds are prefab modular structures built specifically for your horse or horses.

Looking for a place to relax in your backyard.  The Amish built pergola kits and gazebo kits may be just what you've been looking for.

Topics: Shed Kits, Sheds, prefab shed kits, Prefab Sheds

 

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