C & H Sheds

4014K Mountville Rd, Jefferson, MD 21755

Whether you’re looking to organize, declutter or create a space for your hobbies, a storage shed can bring convenience and enjoyment to your life. This article explores the key factors you should consider before buying a shed.

Purpose of the Shed

The purpose of the shed should help you determine the appropriate size and characteristics. Do you intend to spend much time in the shed, perhaps as a workshop or for gardening? Consider lighting, ventilation, and ceiling height requirements if you’re going to spend a lot of time there. Many sheds also include convenient extras like operable windows and skylights. 

Maybe you’re looking for a place to store things. What type of things do you intend to store in the shed? Tools and heavy-duty lawn equipment? What about sports gear, bikes, or pool products? How about large containers filled with seasonal clothing and/or decorations? Do you wish to have adjustable shelves, hooks, or a loft space?

The intended uses for the shed will help you decide on the optimal shed door configuration. For example, look for sheds with double doors that can open wide if you intend to store large lawn equipment. Would you prefer to have the doors of your shed on the narrow end for deeper parking, or on the wider end for a more accessible entryway? There are many critical details to consider.

Shed Materials

Investing in high-quality materials is essential when purchasing a shed. Storage sheds should be able to resist the rigors of your local climate. Using high-grade materials is a wise decision to minimize maintenance expenses.

Wood and vinyl are the primary materials from which to choose. Each material offers different benefits and drawbacks.

Roofing of the Shed

The roof of your shed serves as the first line of defense against inclement weather, especially rain. The following list of roofing materials is waterproof, but optimal roofing material for your shed will also depend on local climate, sunlight, and wind.

  • Asphalt shingles are widely used because they are both affordable and long-lasting. There are two primary styles of asphalt shingles available: architectural and 3-tab. We opt for architectural shingles over 3-tab because they offer superior strength and durability. 
  • Metal panels offer an excellent alternative to shingles. Metal panels are far more durable, with an average lifespan of 40–70 years. They will stand up to extreme weather conditions and are more impact-resistant. Investing in a metal roof is a smart choice as it requires minimal upkeep in comparison to other roofing materials.
  • Cedar shingles are an eco-friendly and long-lasting choice for your shed’s roof. Investing in cedar shingles may be pricier initially, but with proper maintenance, they can remain in excellent condition for many years.

Shed Size

The shed size depends on its intended use and the objects you plan to store there. There is a wide variety of sizes available for home storage sheds, with the most common being 8×10 to 10×14 feet. Keep in mind that the price will vary depending on the shed size.

It’s also important to consider potential expansion needs. It’s advised to avoid filling your shed to the brim. Size estimations should take maneuverability into account. Leaving some breathing room around your workstation, ATV, or motorcycle for routine maintenance jobs, like oil changes, is a good idea. Consider your use, the objects you plan to store, and the ease with which you want to move around to determine how much more space you need.

Shed Permits

Prior to building a shed on your property, it’s wise to conduct research on any community regulations or covenants that may be in place. This can ensure that you don’t violate any rules or restrictions that could lead to costly fines or legal issues down the road. For instance, many neighborhoods have regulations on how close a shed should be to a boundary line or fence. 

Contact C&H Sheds

Buying a shed is easier with the experts at C&H Sheds. We can help you find the best shed for your purpose and within your budget. Contact us today!


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"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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