Keys of Distinction Construction Details of Your Quality Shed
A storage shed from Beachy Barns is not just any storage shed; it is built with the finest materials and crafted with careful attention to detail. Our company was founded on a passion for producing quality sheds, and we are still pursuing that same passion today. Here are our keys of distinction.
Barn-style sheds have a 2×8 double top plate. This increases the strength of the sidewall, provides a nice shelf for storage, and creates an overhang on the outside to keep the water from running off the roof onto the sidewalls.
Gable buildings have a double 2×4 top plate with interlocking corners.
All Buildings have 2×4 studs spaced 16” on center with 2×4 trusses or rafters spaced 24” on center.
Trusses have collar ties every 6’.
Plywood or OSB double gussets are used on all trusses.
All siding and framing nails are ring-shanked for maximum holding power and galvanized for superior weather resistance.
Duratemp has a strong plywood inner core with a tough hardboard face that won’t crack or split like regular wood. It has the appearance of rough-sawn cedar without defects. This is the best choice for painting because it comes factory primed, ready to paint, and the paint lasts longer than on bare wood products. A 6-10 year life span can be expected before repainting. Primed trim is used on Duratemp buildings. Duratemp siding comes with a 50-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Vinyl Siding is installed over full ½” OSB subsiding. Vinyl soffits are vented, and a ridge vent comes standard on vinyl buildings. Doors and facia are trimmed with aluminum for a totally maintenance-free structure. A variety of colors for this siding and trim are available. White Fiberglass doors come standard with vinyl buildings and can be painted to match vinyl colors.
Metal Roofing is maintenance-free and eliminates blowoffs that are common with shingles. Our metal has a Kynar 500 paint with a 40-year non-prorated warranty. Metal comes in a variety of sizes.
Underneath the metal is an R9 bubble foil insulation/vapor barrier to prevent condensation during rapid temperature changes. Trusses for metal roofs are spaced 24” in the center. 2×4 purlins run across the trusses to support the metal roof.
Shingle Roofs feature a full ½” OSB sheathing. OSB stays flat and straight and is stronger than plywood. H-clips are placed at all horizontal seams to provide extra support and ensure proper spacing between panels.
We use a Lifetime dimensional shingle that is available in six colors. All shingle roofs come with drip edge protection on the edges to prevent moisture from seeping under the shingle.
Drip edge protection
Insulated vapor barrier
OSB sheathing with ply clips
Standard Floors on our sheds feature the following:
¾” tongue-and-groove plywood floor. This is heavy-duty, underlayment grade flooring (same as in your house) and the tongue-and-groove feature protects against air infiltration.
4×4 pressure treated skids
2×4 treated rim joists
2×4 floor joists 12” on center
Aluminum edge guard on all door openings
Garage Floors feature a 2×8 tongue-and-groove treated floor boards instead of the ¾” plywood flooring. This provides a rock-solid foundation for your shed to hold up under heavy equipment and high moisture situations.
3/4" tongue and groove plywood
Floor joist 12" on center
Aluminum floor edge protector
2x8 tongue and groove treated floor standard on garage models
Our wood doors for our sheds with Duratemp siding are heavy-duty, 3-layered doors. We build a 2×4 on-edge frame for our doors, overlay this frame with a 1/2” Duratemp plywood siding and then use a premium trim board frame, fastened from the back with screws to finish off the front. Our doors will stand the test of time.
Doors are mounted with heavy-duty black hinges with nylon bushings.
All doors include keyed latches and heavy-duty slide bolts on top and bottom for security.
Standard wood doors
Heavy duty slide bolts on top and bottom for security
Heavy duty black hinges
Additional Construction Details
Paint: For painted buildings, we use high-quality Sherwin-Williams paint. The paint is sprayed and rolled to ensure good coverage.
Ridge Vent: Vinyl-sided barns have a ridge vent (instead of wall vents) with a standard 4’ section per 150 square feet of floor space. This ridge vent can be included on wood buildings also at the customer’s request.
Aluminum Wall Vents: All wood buildings come standard with an 8”x16” aluminum vent on each end. These ensure that your shed will have adequate ventilation and not sweat inside.
Storage Space That Makes You A Winner!
Are you tripping over garden tools and the lawnmower every time you go to the garage? Do you close your eyes as you walk through the basement because it’s so full of stuff? Maybe your mudroom has become a giant storage closet?! Explore all the options at Beachy Barns and find good, safe storage space that you can customize for your specific needs and style. We’d love to hear your story and be a part of making you a winner as you add extra space to your life!