Modern-Shed keeps you warm

Now that winter is just around the corner, it’s a good time to talk about how Modern-Shed keeps our customers warm … and, uh, well, cool as well for those living in the hot climates.

We offer all Modern-Sheds with a variety of insulation options best suited to the customer’s needs, desires and permitting requirements.

Above your head: All our standard smaller sheds are priced with a standard R30 rigid foam insulation package in the pre-fabricated roof system. This can be upgraded to R40 and (coming soon) R50 to accommodate extreme cold and heat, as well as to new energy codes that come up. To accommodate electrical needs within the panelized pre-fabricated roof system, one option is an electrical framing package that includes one wiring “chase” in one of the roof panels.

For larger structures that require higher level building permits to accommodate on-site electrical work and on-site building inspections by the local building departments, we offer a credit for an insulation delete option so the customer can use a spray-foam insulation once the inspection and electrical work is complete. We can accommodate any rafter size for the necessary insulation value required by each jurisdiction.

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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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All in the Family

Holly and Chris purchased twin Modern-Shed studios at their vacation home and cabin.
Holly and Chris purchased twin Modern-Shed studios at their vacation home and cabin.

BAY AREA — For years, Holly and her sister-in-law, Alexis, each dreamed of adding onto their residences.

Alexis, an interior designer in Los Gatos, wanted to build a studio she could work at from home, while Holly and her husband, Chris, wanted more space at their vacation home near Blue Lake Springs in the Sierra Nevadas. Continue reading

The Twin Studios

This Modern-Shed twin studio is made with beautiful redwood siding.
This Modern-Shed twin studio is made with beautiful redwood siding.

SACRAMENTO — There’s never too much of a good thing, especially when it comes to Modern-Shed.

That’s what Jim from Davis realized when he and his wife decided they needed more space at their rural area home and ended up with not one, not two, but three Modern-Sheds. Continue reading

What in the world is “open joint siding?

To protect against rain, snow, wind and more, Modern-Sheds can be built with rain-screen technology.
To protect against rain, snow, wind and more, Modern-Sheds can be built with rain-screen technology.

Our open joint siding is more than just a pretty (sur)face. Natural forces impact how we design Modern-Sheds and select the materials we use. We need materials that protect from the elements, while also providing a modern aesthetic. However, form should follow function, but how? Continue reading