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August 30, 2023

What Style Works Better For Me?

The style of shed that you should choose depends on your specific needs and preferences. Here's a breakdown of the four main styles we have to offer at Eagle Ridge Barn Builders:

Value Gable:

This is a simple and straightforward design that is often the most affordable option. It has a sloping roof that extends from the front to the back of the shed, with a peak in the middle. The walls are generally around 6 feet high. This style is ideal for storage or as a simple workspace. Also because of it's low height it will be more HOA friendly most of the time.

Standard Gable:

This style is similar to the economy gable, but with a higher roof pitch, taller walls, and more headroom. This makes it more suitable for use as a workshop or for storing larger items. It's a popular choice for homeowners who want a simple and functional shed that still looks attractive.

Lofted Barn:

This style has a barn-like appearance, with a steeply sloping roof on either side that creates a spacious loft area in the middle. This design offers more vertical storage space than other styles and is great for those who need a lot of room for storage. However, it may be more expensive than other styles due to the complex roof design. And also not so friendly for city codes and HOA's since it is a high building. 8ft wide lofted barns come with 6ft sidewalls as standard, the rest with 8ft sidewalls.

Single Slope:

This style has a single sloping roof which give it a more sleek or modern look. Comes with a 10ft front wall and 8ft back wall standard but it is customizable if you want something different. It's a great option for a she-shed or studio, or even for a storage room right against another structure.

Cabin Shell:

This style is design for building that will be finished inside so we add more lumber inside to make it easier to finish and also increase the roof pitch to make it look more like a cabin instead of just a storage shed. If you are looking for a gable style roof building to finish inside this is the style for you.

Metal Value Shed:

The most economical style that we offer. It is great if you just want to keep your lawn mower or tools safe from rain and direct sunlight. Main differences with the other styles is the metal siding and lighter wood framing inside. Since metal has ridges it might let some bugs in and because of the metal siding it is less insulated than a wood building. Also floor is not as strong as the wood buildings.


This one is very straight forward...it is made for having plants safe from the elements and alive through winter and hard storms.

Animal Shelter:

Our last style is the animal shelter which is a loafing shed for your animals. It come in different sizes and also you can add a tackroom and choose between wood siding and metal siding for the same price.

Ultimately, the style of shed you choose should be based on your specific needs, budget, and personal preferences. Consider what you'll be using the shed for and how much space you need, as well as the overall look you want to achieve. And always have in mind that you can customize where you want the doors and windows.