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Getting Started

Our goal is to ensure you purchase the structure that is best suited for you and your property. A new shed can transform your outdoor space, so it's important to make the right choice. We're here to help you make an informed and confident decision, so let us put our considerable experience to work for you. To begin, make sure you can answer each of the following questions with a resounding YES!

adequate space
Will It Have Adequate Space?
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Will It Increase My Property Value?
pleasure to look at
Is It A Pleasure To Look At?
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Will It Last A Lifetime?

How Are You Going To Use Your Shed? You probably already have some idea what you want your shed for, but more clearly you identify you exact requirements, the easier will be to figure out the appropriate size and shape that you need.

We'll discuss this with you, but we recommend that you write out exactly how you plan to use your new structure so you are clear. If it’s for storage, what kind of storage? Is it for large items such as lawn equipment, bikes, vehicles, and gardening tools? Or is it more for attic-type items like clothes and holiday accessories that are stored in bulky containers? Do you need to store things that are not suitable inside your home, such as pesticides, chemicals and fertilizers? Additionally, if you plan to work in the shed and will spend a lot of time inside it, you will need to consider ceiling height, space for worktables, lighting and ventilation.

All these considerations will help guide you through the selection process and make you aware of the space you need. Keep in mind it’s always best to have more space than you think you’ll use. You'll also want to consider design options, such as windows, double doors, shelving and overhead storage space. Everything is customizable. Give us a call so we can help guide you through the process.

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Building Codes and Permits Depending On Where You Live, You Might Need A Building Permit For Your Storage Structure.

We recommend you take the time to acquaint yourself with the applicable building codes and ordinances to avoid any unnecessary fines!

These Rules May Determine:

  • How far back from your property or fence line you must set your structure.
  • Allowed heights.
  • Materials that are acceptable for siding.

Some of this paperwork takes time, so the sooner you begin the process, the quicker you can enjoy your new structure. We are more than happy and available to assist you in navigating this often tricky process. Give us a call for a consultation.

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Prices vs. Quality Make Quality Not Price The Determining Factor When Selecting Your Storage Structure.

You really do want to think long term. There is no point in buying a cheap structure that you are only going to have to replace in a few years. The right design combined with good quality materials and skilled craftsmanship will result in a shed that you’ll enjoy for many years.

Worth Paying For?

Metal sheds may be cheaper, but steel is subject to rust, and aluminum simply lacks any visual appeal. The Amish designs and wood materials that we use here at Waterloo have centuries of success to vouch for their quality. You’ll find that our prices are competitive within our industry for the lifetime of value you receive in return.

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Design Your Shed Is Not Merely An Object Of Utility

It will affect the overall appearance of your home and property, and can increase its value. When contemplating a building design, consider a look that will complement your home. Look to match styles and features where ever possible.

For example:

Window Design
Door style
Paint or siding color
Roof pitch
Shingle color

When considering your choice of roof, you want to take into account design aesthetic as well as potential wind damage and snow accumulation in your area. Don't worry, we'll be sure to discuss all these important features with you and help you make the best possible choice to compliment your home and increase your property value.

Selecting Building Materials

The best quality sheds use either painted/stained wood or vinyl siding

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Wood Siding

Natural wood is considered by many to be the most attractive material for siding. Additionally, woods like cedar contain a natural resin that makes the wood more weather and insect resistant.

The trade off for the visual appeal of wood is the occasional maintenance that is needed to preserve its natural beauty.

You should apply stain or sealant every other year to protect it from UV rays and ensure its long life. The same protective measures apply to sheds made from pine.

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Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is a maintenance-free option. You may want to consider this if your house is also protected by vinyl. This is not a hard and fast rule, just something to think about it.

Of course, we're happy to discuss the various options with you and answer any questions you may have regarding durability and maintenance.

Choosing The Right Accessories

Customize your structure. The right accessories will add visual appeal and functionality to your shed. >We have a wide range of options for you to choose from.

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Window Boxes

Delivered Or Built On-Site?

Most people choose to have their storage structure delivered fully-assembled and ready to use. This option avoids the temporary mess and noise that can often accompany a work zone. Additionally, our delivery technology allows us to access properties that traditional methods cannot. It also lets us avoid bringing a heavy truck and trailer onto your lawn, which can cause damage. Check out the site requirements to see if the fully-assembled delivery option will work for you. For larger buildings and properties where delivery is not possible (usually due to fences or trees), our skilled craftsmen will build your storage structure on site.

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Placement On Your Property

We recommend taking note where sunlight falls on your property so you can make best use of it. You'll also want to consider how often you'll be taking equipment in and out of your structure. It's important to have clear paths to and from the structure's location.. Keep in mind that nearby trees could disturb the foundation with their roots.

it’s best to measure the space you have available on your property. Don’t forget about:
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Roof Overhang


All good things are built on a solid foundation, and your shed is no different. We recommend building a treated wood border and filling that in with cement, compacted road base, or pea gravel. Your pad should be at least 1 foot wider than your structure on all sides. We are happy to recommend a trusted foundation contractor for you should you need one.

Straight Foundation
Slope Foundation
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Our solid warranty is designed to give you the peace of mind that you'll be more than happy with your structure for years to come. Our warranty offers:

  • 10-years workmanship coverage
  • 50 years for LP SmartSide wood siding
  • 40-years vinyl siding
  • 30-years asphalt roof shingle

When evaluating a warranty, you want to make sure the company you purchase from will be there when you need them. We’ve been in business for more than 30 years, so you know we will be here to back up our warranty should you ever need to use it.

Why Choose Waterloo Structures?

Because we are committed to ensuring you get the best possible storage structure for your property. This means in quality of design and construction as well as in the service you receive. It’s natural that you will have questions, so please contact us so we can help you through the process and ensure you’ll be 100% satisfied with your purchase. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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Unlimited Possibilities

Our designs and products are totally customizable to your tastes and we will tailor build a structure to suit your specific needs. With Waterloo, you get what you want.

Old-World Craftsmanship

Paying attention to craftsmanship is sometimes an old idea in the age of mass production. But not for us. Our structures are made to last a lifetime.