Sustainable Products We Love

Earth Day has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we at Modern-Shed don’t still care about providing sustainable products.

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Modern-Shed customer and artist Andy Yoder’s 200-pound globe created out of 300,000 matchsticks.

Our customers have invested in a wide range of “green” products that enhance their Modern-Shed experience, from Green Grid roofs to compost Envirolet toilets, but we also are committed to using products from companies that prioritize sustainability in our structures.

Some of the standard Modern-Shed “green” features include use of sustainable products such as James Hardie plank siding, glue-lam beams and Oriented Strand Boards (OSB).

Many of our materials are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, to ensure that our wood materials have been produced by high environmentally conscious standards.

Modern-Shed also uses durable materials like aluminum, galvanized metal and concrete-based siding and our windows are 100 percent recyclable.

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Why We Use … Benjamin Moore paint

We’ve started a new series “shedding” light on the fabulous products we use, such as Benjamin Moore paint.

ModernShed is committed to using and offering only the highest-quality materials. One aspect of this is our paint choice. Modern-Sheds are factory-painted, and due the complexity of open-joint siding, we felt it imperative to use long-lasting, quality paint.

Layla Tromble, the store manager at Pacific Paint and Decorating in Ferndale, Wash., has worked with her fair share of paint companies over the years.

By far, Benjamin Moore paint comes out ahead of the pack.

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Benjamin Moore uses the Gennex pigment system, which bonds to the paint on a molecular level.

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Meet Modern-Shed’s Top Producer

Many of you already know Mike Probach, whose nickname Modern Mike speaks to how closely his clients identify him with the product he sells.
Mike has been with Modern-Shed since Day 1 and has assisted nearly 500 clients with their shed needs, earning the designation of Top Producer last year once again.
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Modern Mike and his wife, Jacki, take a break from cycling through Ireland.
“My favorite part of working with Modern-Shed are the clients,” he said. “They are some wonderful, talented, smart people who all have a unique need for more space.”

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The multipurpose Man Cave

 

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The Modern-Shed Man Cave/Dad’s Office

BAY AREA — As a salesman working from home, Scott knew he and his family were running out of space.

Their three-bedroom home with a small office was maxed out — each of the two kids had their own room, and Scott’s wife began to use the office for her own home business, pushing Scott and his work to the dining room table.

“We live in Northern California, so properties are typically smaller,” he said. “I was working at the kitchen table, at the dining room table, and making calls was distracting. We were maxed out, henced using the common area or Starbucks for work.” Continue reading