Construction & Installation

All Historic Shed™ outbuildings are engineered to meet Florida Building Codes. Plans are provided by Historic Shed as part of the building project.
We design each Historic Shed™ outbuilding to look authentic using traditional materials and methods for construction that have stood the test of time. We select the most durable natural materials available to build our sheds, avoiding man-made substitutes that don’t have the true look or feel of real wood.

We build about 80% of your shed or outbuilding in our warehouse. This allows us to work more efficiently, have better control quality, minimize waste, and avoid weather delays. We are also able to significantly reduce travel time by working from a centralized location, allowing us to service a larger area of Florida than a typical local contractor. The benefits to you are less construction time spent at your site and a quality built building.

Foundation Options

  • PT wood deck @16" oc w/ AdvanTech Gold or Prostruct floor w/30"anchor tie-downs (standard)
  • Reinforced concrete slab foundation also available
  • Concrete block piers on reinforced concrete pads also available

Wall Construction

  • #2 southern yellow pine wall framing, 2x4 @16" oc
  • PT sill plate
  • Double top plate
  • Hurricane strapping from foundation to roof
  • 8' walls standard
  • BoraCare applied by a registered professional

Siding Options

  • LP SmartSide smooth lap siding over structural sheathing (standard)
  • SmartSide panel w/ batten overlay for Board & Batten finish
  • Wood siding to match most historic home siding also available

Exterior Trim

  • SmartSide Trim with traditional detailing
  • Cypress accents
  • Can be modified to complement your home

Roof Construction

  • #2 southern yellow pine roof framing @24" oc or engineered trusses
  • Exposed rafter tails w/ eaves up to 24" on Gable and MiMo Sheds
  • Beadboard soffit on hipped sheds
  • Framed for cathedral ceilings standard
  • 1x6 roof sheathing for Gable Sheds, exterior grade plywood for Hipped Sheds
  • Dimensional asphalt shingles standard
  • 5-V crimp metal panels available as an upgrade
  • Various wood vent styles available in gable sheds: triangular, rectangular, custom

Door Options

  • Cedar batten shed doors w/ heavy duty black hardware standard
  • Several styles available
  • French doors available as an upgrade in wood or fiberglass with flush glazing (Therma-Tru or ProPlast)
  • Other door options/ styles available
  • Transoms can be added over doors in Gable and some MiMo Sheds

Window Options

  • Jeld-Wen wood windows with Auralast wood, standard
  • Vinyl windows also available a variety of sizes and styles
  • Impact windows in wood or vinyl available where required (cottages)

Paint Options

  • 2 coats primer and paint applied prior to delivery
  • Unlimited color choices (up to 3 colors per building included)
  • Additional paint applied after delivery for touch-up