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We’ve been busy getting ready for a swinging 2012 – and just because it is January does not mean that shed builders are sitting on their laurels doing nothing!  We are slightly redesigning the popular Manor Shed to bring you a Heritage-style design.  Both, the Manor and the Heritage are sheds in the Estate Series offered exclusively by Fox’s Country Sheds.

We are in full production here at the Fox Den – a.k.a. our shop – and our crew is busily building stock sheds for our shed dealers to place on their lots once a busy spring season hits.  Of course, we are open year-round, and you can order your Manor Shed now.  Why wait for Spring when the backlog is huge?

Here are some photos of our new Manor Shed – an Estate Series Shed by Fox’s Country Sheds that will truly enhance your upscale property.

Any questions about selecting a Garden Shed or Garage?  Please feel free to contact us directly at www.FoxSheds.com!   Remember that we ship right to you!

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Fox’s Country Sheds of Lancaster County, PA
The author of this blog is Fox’s Country Sheds, a prefab storage shed, garden shed and garage manufacturer located in Lancaster County, PA.  Fox Sheds also sells Amish built gazebos, pergolas and backyard playsets.  We sell retail as well as to the wholesale trade.
Contact Fox Sheds at (717) 626-9560 or on our website at www.FoxSheds.com .   You can also visit us at our retail and manufacturing facility at 537 E 28th Division Hwy (Rte 322), Lititz, PA, 17543, in the heart of Amish Lancaster County.  We ship nationally, pre assembled or in kits for the do-it-yourself handyman.
All images, media and text are protected and are the sole property of Fox’s Country Sheds and cannot be duplicated, copied or used without the expressed written permission of Fox’s Country Sheds.
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These are photos of a double wide garage (that’s a two-car garage) being built in our factory.

We build each section separately when we are working on a larger two-car garage. These photos show the stages of construction in our climate-controlled facility; from the walls and floor being built; the roof being installed, and then finally it is delivered to your property and fastened together by our experienced contractors.

Thinking of adding a garage to your property? Contact us at www.FoxSheds.com or call Fox’s Country Sheds & Structures directly at 717-626-9560. We’ll walk you through each step to make sure that your every need is met for a price you are comfortable with. No BS! Just good, quality service!

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What size shed is right for you?

8 x 10 Carriage style Garden Shed

8 x 10 Garden Shed with Vinyl Siding

When you are shopping for a storage garden shed, you will need to consider what size will work best for your needs.  Fox’s Country Sheds builds all sizes of sheds and garages, so it’s not a matter of what you will find available from us on our website or on our lot.  But rather, what size will fit in the space that you have, and what size will sufficiently store your possessions.

Consider these points when choosing a shed size:

A 4×6 shed is quite small, but if you don’t have much room and only need to store a few hand tools, it might be the right size for you.  Keep in mind, though, that you might outgrow it quite soon!

Personally, I would not recommend anything smaller than an 8 x 10 for simple storage in a relatively small space.  Every style of shed that we build, whether it has vinyl siding or is built of painted wood siding, is available in a 8 x 10 shed size.

An 8 x 10 shed will give you enough room for a mower – possibly even a riding mower.  Be sure to measure the width of your mower before ordering your shed. As a standard, an 8 x 10 shed will come with a 4-Foot wide double door.  Be sure this is sufficient for easily maneuvering your mower in and out.  If you need a larger door – no problem.  But, we need to know ahead of time!

If you are planning on including a workbench or potting bench in your shed – and many of our customers find them very useful to have – keep in mind that the typical width for such a bench is 2-ft.  So, when ordering your garden shed, be sure to include enough room for you to walk around work around the workbench, while still leaving room for storing your mower, snowblower, rakes, etc. If you need a different size workbench or potting bench – no problem!  Just let us know at the time you place your order.

10x14 Chalet-Victorian Garden Shed with Vinyl Siding

10 x 14 Garden Shed with Vinyl Siding from http://www.FoxSheds.com

Some people ask what the ‘average’ size is that most people buy. It really all depends, but a 10 x 14 or 10×16 shed can be an ideal size for most homeowners.  Some even go as large as 12 x 20 or larger, assuring that all of their needs are met for many years.  This will leave you with plenty of room for the rider or a small tractor, kids bikes, snow removal equipment, as well as lawn care equipment.  Many homeowners want enough room to store their valuable patio furniture during the winter months.

If you prefer to be able to “drive through” your shed, you might want to add a second set of double doors on the opposite end.  We also highly recommend a ridgevent or gable vents – something for ventilation, especially if you are storing chemicals or gas-powered equipment.

Hey, your stuff cost a lot of money, and you want to be sure you have safe and secure storage to keep your valuables clean and safe! We completely understand this, and all of our sheds come with a locking latch and a set of keys.  It’s a good idea to keep one key in a safe area in your garage for easy access, and the spare key tucked way in a secure location in your home in case you ever lose the first key.  Should you lose both of them (and we get many calls from folks that do), we can order a set of keys for you.

Now that you have considered what size shed would fit your needs best, it’s time to decide on where you want to place your shed. This, too, will vary from homeowner to homeowner.  Some people like to keep their storage shed right near their back door or garage door for easy access.  Others like to place them in the farthest corner of their yard.  Whatever suits your needs best, be sure that we have adequate clear space to deliver and place the shed in your designated spot.

Sometimes it’s a good idea to draw out a map of your property which indicated where your house is, where your property lines are, and where any trees, bushes or shrubs, wires or poles, stationary basketball nets or playsets, fences and septic or drainage beds, etc., are located.  This will help us map out whether we can easily delivery the shed to the location in the yard that you have selected as your first choice.  You might want to keep a second choice in mind, just in case the first location is not readily accessible to a delivery trailer.
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Any questions about selecting a Shed size?  Please feel free to contact us directly at www.FoxSheds.com !   Remember that we ship right to you!

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Fox Sheds, Discount Storage Sheds
Fox’s Country Sheds of Lancaster County, PA
The author of this blog is Fox’s Country Sheds, a prefab storage shed, garden shed and garage manufacturer located in Lancaster County, PA.  Fox Sheds also sells Amish built gazebos, pergolas and backyard playsets.  We sell retail as well as to the wholesale trade.
Contact Fox Sheds at (717) 626-9560 or on our website at www.FoxSheds.com .   You can also visit us at our retail and manufacturing facility at 537 E 28th Division Hwy (Rte 322), Lititz, PA, 17543, in the heart of Amish Lancaster County.  We ship nationally, pre assembled or in kits for the do-it-yourself handyman.
All images, media and text are protected and are the sole property of Fox’s Country Sheds and cannot be duplicated, copied or used without the expressed written permission of Fox’s Country Sheds.
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Well, we finally got it done, although the rainy days skewed up our schedule a bit.  I’m talking about a beautiful, custom, Manor Shed design that we built for customers in Elizabethtown, PA., this week. 

rainy day at Fox's Sheds

rainy day at Fox's Sheds

It seemed to rain – hard – every time we had the shed site prep scheduled for this particular customer. I’m sure it started to get them discouraged, but mother nature is beyond our control.  Site Prep is when our crew goes out to the customer’s property to prepare the site where the shed will be placed.  A proper site preparation, also called “a pad”, entails our crew going out with a skidloader and a dumper (ours is affectionately called “big red” or Clifford) full of crushed 3/4″ stone.  (I like to call the skidloader Wall-E because it reminds me of that little creature in the Pixlar movie).  But, I digress.  To prepare the pad, we measure out the size of the shed, add 12″ all around, and start to dig down with the skidloader about 4-6 inches (depending on the lay of the land).  We can either haul that extra dirt away, or leave it for the customer to use for other uses around the house.  Then the dumper jumps into action and fills that area with the stone, while our guys level it out.  Sometimes a border is required, sometimes not.

So anyway, it seemed that every time we planned on getting this particular site done, it would rain.  Hard. (I realize I am repeating myself here, bear with me!)  We really don’t like to drive all of this large equipment onto someone’s wet yard, so we need to re-schedule and hope it doesn’t rain again for the new date.

Our other delay for this particular shed was the backorder for the custom vinyl siding that the customer selected.  Our standard vinyl siding is a dutch-lap style, which is a very popular type of vinyl siding.  But some customers have a particular manufacturer or style/color on their home, and they would like to use the same vinyl siding on their shed.  We have access to all manufacturers and can easily order whichever siding the customer selects to upgrade to.  However, we cannot always control the distributor’s shipping schedule.  So, this Wolverine Natural Clay siding was delayed as well (and we can’t blame mother nature for this!).

Sheds in a Row at FoxSheds.com

Sun shines on sheds!

Finally, the site prep was done and there were a few clear, sunny days predicted for this part of the Susquehanna Valley here in Lancaster County. What had us so concerned about the nice weather after the site prep was done was that this particular shed was to be “built-on-site”. Since there was no access for a delivery shed trailer to bring in the shed pre-assembled, our crew pre-built the majority of the walls, doors, etc., in our shop and built the entire shed “on site”.  It is usually a site to behold!  Like an old fashioned barn-raising, our crew can usually have the shed up in just a matter of hours.  For a truly customized shed, this may take a bit longer.  We also have shed kits available for customers who choose to build the shed themselves.

In this case, it was two days of “on site” building. This custom Manor Shed design had several windows added to it (in addition to the two that are standard) with box trim on each of them.  If I recall, I think it was a total of 10 windows (which makes a great potting shed)!  It also had raised walls (7-ft tall) and a “dutch door”.  The standard door on the Manor shed is a round-top wood door, which really adds appeal to the design of the shed.  “Dutch Doors” are the type of doors that are split into two, where you can swing open the top part when undoing the latch that holds it into place, while keeping the bottom part of the door secured in place.  It’s what you may see on many barns, where the horse’s head is peeking out to see what is going on. 🙂   Shawn helped to build these, and he knows why! 😉

After two days of building, the custom Manor shed is done! We are excited about it, and the rest of us in the office at Fox’s Country Sheds were anticipating seeing photos of it.  Unfortunately, someone forgot to take a photo! Not mentioning any names though (Brad!)  🙂  Hopefully we will have time to go back this week and take some nice ones to share.  Until then, we will all have to use our imagination (including you)!

Below is what the standard Manor Shed looks like.  We’ll post pics (as soon as we can) of the custom designed “build-on-site” shed we just completed.

Manor Shed, Estate Series Shed from Foxs Country Sheds

Manor Shed, from the Estate Series at Foxs Country Sheds http://www.FoxSheds.com

Any questions about Sheds?  Please feel free to contact us directly at www.FoxSheds.com !   Remember that we ship nationally, right to your driveway or backyard.

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Fox Sheds, Discount Storage Sheds
Fox’s Country Sheds of Lancaster County, PA
The author of this blog is Fox’s Country Sheds, a prefab storage shed, garden shed and garage manufacturer located in Lancaster County, PA.  Fox Sheds also sells Amish built gazebos, pergolas and backyard playsets.  We sell retail as well as to the wholesale trade.
Contact Fox Sheds at (717) 626-9560 or on our website at www.FoxSheds.com .   You can also visit us at our retail and manufacturing facility at 537 E 28th Division Hwy (Rte 322), Lititz, PA, 17543, in the heart of Amish Lancaster County.  We ship nationally, pre assembled or in kits for the do-it-yourself handyman.
All images and text are protected and are the sole property of Fox’s Country Sheds and cannot be duplicated, copied or used without the expressed written permission of Fox’s Country Sheds.

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Villa Pagoda Poolhouse Shed

Enough can’t be said about how wonderful this Villa Pagoda poolhouse shed turned out for us here at Fox’s Country Sheds.  Customized to the specific needs of a recent customer, this shed now finds its home poolside in a New Jersey backyard.

So, where do you keep all of your pool stuff? How about those chaise lounges and floaty mats?  Skimmer?  Pump?  Lord knows you’ve spent quite a bit of hard earned cash on building the pool, why just settle for any ol’ shed from Home Depot or Lowes when you can have something this lovely for probably a similar price? Truth be told, I don’t even know how much the sheds cost at Home Depot or Lowes, because quite frankly our quality just can’t compare.  This is what I am told anyway, you will have to be the judge of that yourself after you do the research.

Front view of Villa Pagoda poolhouse shed from http://www.FoxSheds.com

So many of our Fox Sheds “sheds” can be customized to become a “poolhouse”.  Many of our customers add a porch, larger windows, full-glass doors – to just about any of the basic styles that we build.  On some, we even add an interior dividing wall, creating two separate areas.  The front, as an example, would be finished by the customer (or we can do it for an additional fee) to become an interior sitting area or changing area.  The rear portion would be left as the

Shed Kits are available for your fenced-in or inaccessible yard from http://www.FoxSheds.com

interior of the shed to be used for storage.  Some customers even add a bathroom – we all know how hard it is to keep the kids from running in the house all soaking wet!

Take time to view our various styles of sheds on our website at  www.FoxSheds.com and keep in mind that we deliver to just about anywhere.  Our website is easy to use, just enter your zip code where asked and you will be able to view the various sizes each particular shed is available in. The price shown includes delivery to your accessible and prepared site.  It’s that easy!

Also keep in mind that our sheds are available as shed kits as well, which might be just what you need if your backyard or pool area is already fenced in.  All of our “shed kits” (well most of them anyway) have an instructional DVD to help you with the construction, as well as printed instructions.  It’s a good idea to have some carpentry skills.  If you don’t, no need to panic!  Many of our customer’s who do order a shed kit but do not have carpentry skills will hire a local handyman to build it for them.  So, you can have a pretty shed in your fenced in area after all!

If you are looking for a place for all of your pool “shtuff”, look no further than Fox’s Country Sheds to build a beautiful poolhouse or shed to meet your needs within your budget.

Any questions about Sheds?  Please feel free to contact us directly at www.FoxSheds.com !   Remember that we ship nationally, right to your driveway.

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Fox Sheds, Discount Storage Sheds
Fox’s Country Sheds of Lancaster County, PA
The author of this blog is Fox’s Country Sheds, a prefab storage shed, garden shed and garage manufacturer located in Lancaster County, PA.  Fox Sheds also sells Amish built gazebos, pergolas and backyard playsets.  We sell retail as well as to the wholesale trade.
Contact Fox Sheds at (717) 626-9560 or on our website at www.FoxSheds.com .   You can also visit us at our retail and manufacturing facility at 537 E 28th Division Hwy (Rte 322), Lititz, PA, 17543, in the heart of Amish Lancaster County.  We ship nationally, pre assembled or in kits for the do-it-yourself handyman.
All images and text are protected and are the sole property of Fox’s Country Sheds and cannot be duplicated, copied or used without the expressed written permission of Fox’s Country Sheds.

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Fox’s Country Sheds recently was hired to build this custom Trailer Shed for a Lancaster County car dealership for their use during Trade Shows and as a mobile office.

We think it came out pretty cool.  What do you think?

Front View:

Trailer Shed by www.FoxSheds.com

Custom Trailer Shed by Fox's Country Sheds. http://www.FoxSheds.com

Custom built "trailer shed" for mobile office use.

Custom built "trailer shed" for mobile office use. http://www.FoxSheds.com

Just imagine the possibilities!  We think this would also make a great camper and even a personal mobile office.  The possibilities are endless!  If you can think it up, Fox Sheds can build it for you.

Any questions about Sheds?  Please feel free to contact us directly at www.FoxSheds.com !   Remember that we ship nationally, right to your driveway.

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Fox Sheds, Discount Storage ShedsFox’s Country Sheds of Lancaster County, PA
The author of this blog is Fox’s Country Sheds, a prefab storage shed, garden shed and garage manufacturer located in Lancaster County, PA.  Fox Sheds also sells Amish built gazebos, pergolas and backyard playsets.  We sell retail as well as to the wholesale trade.
Contact Fox Sheds at (717) 626-9560 or on our website at www.FoxSheds.com .   You can also visit us at our retail and manufacturing facility at 537 E 28th Division Hwy (Rte 322), Lititz, PA, 17543, in the heart of Amish Lancaster County.  We ship nationally, pre assembled or in kits for the do-it-yourself handyman.
All images and text are protected and are the sole property of Fox’s Country Sheds and cannot be duplicated, copied or used without the expressed written permission of Fox’s Country Sheds.

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Dads work hard to provide for their family and many times put themselves last.  Don’t they deserve something special for Father’s Day?

Shed deals for Fathers Day

Doesn't Dad deserve a new shed for his special day? Buy dad any shed or garage 8x12 or larger, and get a FREE workbench! Order online today at http://www.FoxSheds.com or call directly at 717-626-9560. Dad will thank you!

Get dad the “man cave” he’s always wanted, and get a FREE workbench in the process!  We make it easy for you to provide dad with that special shed, workshop or garage that he’s always wanted for his toys.  You know, all those leaf blowers, lawn mowers and gardening tools that you’ve gotten for him over the past several years?  Isn’t it time he got all of that stuff OUT of the garage and into his own shed?  Not only will dad love it, but mom will thank you, too!

Any questions about Sheds?  Please feel free to contact us directly at www.FoxSheds.com !   Remember that we ship nationally, right to your driveway.

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Fox Sheds, Discount Storage ShedsFox’s Country Sheds of Lancaster County, PA
The author of this blog is Fox’s Country Sheds, a prefab storage shed, garden shed and garage manufacturer located in Lancaster County, PA.  Fox Sheds also sells Amish built gazebos, pergolas and backyard playsets.  We sell retail as well as to the wholesale trade.
Contact Fox Sheds at (717) 626-9560 or on our website at www.FoxSheds.com .   You can also visit us at our retail and manufacturing facility at 537 E 28th Division Hwy (Rte 322), Lititz, PA, 17543, in the heart of Amish Lancaster County.  We ship nationally, pre assembled or in kits for the do-it-yourself handyman.
All images and text are protected and are the sole property of Fox’s Country Sheds and cannot be duplicated, copied or used without the expressed written permission of Fox’s Country Sheds.

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