Affordability will always be an issue and wewill always ask about ways where we can cut costs. The first aspect is always the most obvious. We can save lots of money if we do the job ourselves. Contractors mean a lot of money. Yes they can do the job well and you can be assured that you will have a shed that would last a long time, and with a few extra bucks they would also make your shed extremely beautiful. Also, if you are able to divert potential water flow away from the footing and try to elevate the area where you plan to build your shed to ensure that water won t settle around or beneath it. By doing so, you are not only preventing moisture but also you are making sure that the ground will always stay leveled avoiding your shed from tilting to one side. If you have the skills and the time, you can choose from a wide variety of window shapes and styles. Wood is also a great choice in making shelves inside your shed. Racks and cabinets can also be built using leftover wood. It would be best to have all the basic tools that you will need when working with wood, namely a saw, hammer, drill, framing square, level, nails and screws, and of course your plans. If this happens, the strength and durability of your shed is greatly reduced. Another option for a shed siding is vinyl. A vinyl siding is a great option as they are effective in resisting the elements and they don t require much maintenance. This siding can also be purchased in a variety of styles which can emulate different types of finishes, like wood, tin and aluminum. And if you want extreme durability and strength, a shed that will last a lifetime, then forget the traditional wooden storage shed, a brick shed is what you need. Here is a step by step guide on a brick shed with an average size of about five feet by eight feet. Step 1. Check out your location. Make sure that you have sufficient space for your storage shed, allowing extra space around it and about a couple of feet away from your fence. Depending on your choice as roof material, you can now finish your roof placing your chosen material as per manufacturer s instructions. Safety is always the key, as you would be working on the roof, there is a chance that you may fall off. If possible, get someone to work with you and make sure that when using ladders or other tools for elevation that it is secure.