C & H Sheds

4014K Mountville Rd, Jefferson, MD 21755

Choosing the proper shed size can be more complex than you think. Variables such as space availability, general purpose, shape, proposed location and cost can all play a part in determining the ideal shed size. Let’s take a look at the various categories of shed and how to select the shed that’s right for you.

Before you Begin

If you live in an area with an HOA, you may need to request approval before adding to your property. The HOA may limit your options in both building type and location. Permits may also be required for erecting a shed. Make sure to check with your neighborhood association and/or city before proceeding. 

Available Space

While many prospective buyers feel,” bigger is better”, the reality is that not everyone has sufficient space for a large garage or storage shed. When measuring the amount of available space, remember to allow an additional foot around the shed perimeter for the foundation.

You may also want to consider the vertical shed dimensions. It’s possible to increase storage capacity, as well as improve versatility, by selecting a higher shed. That said, if the shed is too tall, in some locations, it may block natural light or reduce necessary visibility.

Shed Purpose

A shed needs to suit your intended purpose, whether it’s for general storage, housing of equipment, or as a workshop or office. Remember that bigger isn’t necessarily better, especially if the shed requires climate control. More space requires a greater energy outlay for heating and/or cooling, as well as enhanced insulation and measures to reduce condensation. 


As already indicated, you may wish to provide power in your shed, as well as heating, cooling, ventilation and possibly a water supply.  The running costs for heating and cooling are usually proportional to the temperature controlled space. A larger shed will result in a higher energy bill to maintain than a more compact shed. We recommend consulting a licensed electrician and/or plumber if considering adding either a power or water source. There may also be further permitting required.

Opting for a larger shed, particularly with wide or high doors and insulation, can provide a versatile space, such as agricultural machinery or RV storage. Although a larger shed is more costly overall, the ease with which it can be re-purposed may make it a good option.

Shed Shape

In addition to shed size, you may want to consider the benefits of shed shape. From traditional A-frame and Gambrel (Dutch barn-style), to Salt box (Quaker style) to a Slanted roof (lean-to style) there is a wide selection available.

Shed buyers can choose where the doors and windows (if any) are located, adding to the functionality of the building. A shed shape that’s been chosen to complement its intended use often provides a better option than simply going with a larger shed overall.


An exposed or open space, area with harsh weather conditions, or a spot close to large trees, power lines, etc., may play a major role in selecting the size or shape of shed. Ideally, you should consult a shed expert to determine which option is going to work best.If you are in the PA, MD, WV or VA region, contact C & H Sheds. Our experienced, knowledgeable team is here to help!


Let us know what you need


"We purchased a building in Nov 2007. The service and product was fine. It was a pleasure as always doing business with you."

- The Burks Monrovia, MD

"We have purchased 2 buildings from you all and we are very happy with them. There are other items we are looking at. Your sales person has been very polite and professional, that is one reason we made our decision along with the way they are built and delivered. We couldn’t ask for anything more from your delivery person, Josh."

- R. Caudill Frederick, MD

"C&H Supply Co. I would highly recommend people to your business. Josh was very friendly, pleasant and courteous. He worked very hard to get my building set and did a great job"

- M. Gladhill Frederick, MD

"My overall experience from the final sell to delivery and installation was excellent. C&H helped me analyze the various products to my needs and did not try to oversell. I would highly recommend C&H to anyone desiring a quality product with great service."

- R. Lohr Lovettsville, VA

"As always your products & service are superb, thanks."

- S. Jarels Frederick, MD

"My wife and I are very happy with our building and are also very happy and pleased with the service and cooperation that we were given from start to finish, Again many thanks."

- B. Miskell Jefferson, MD

"Our experience with C And H Sheds was very positive. We dealt with Josh and everything went smoothly from placing the order to the delivery. We definitely would use C&H again and will make referrals as necessary."

- D. Nardi Kearnesville, WV

"My husband and I were quite happy with the storage barn and the services in purchasing and in the delivery process. The building was to exact specification and the pad was done in a professional manner. Josh ,the delivery person was considerate of our property as we had a very rainy spell before and during delivery. A small imperfection on the building was repaired on site and we wish to say thank you. We will recommend your company to our friends who might need a building."

-Mr & Mrs Russ Frederick, MD

"Recently I purchased a lO’x16′ Shed from the C&H Sales Lot in Jefferson. Actually I found the shed I thought I wanted on the Jefferson Lot and called the Home Office and left a message for someone to get back to me regarding the purchase of that shed. A fellow named Josh called me back that same day to discuss, and made an appointment with me to look at the yard where the shed would be placed.. "

-J. Sanday Point of Rocks, MD

"A very pleasant and productive experience, Thanks"

-F. Tipton Frederick, MD




Address: 4014K Mountville Rd, Jefferson, MD 21755
Phone: 301-473-4771
Hours of Operation:

Mon – Tue             By Appointment

Wed – Sat             10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday                 Closed


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