Second, check with your local planning and zoning commission and show them your building plans. This way, you can be assured that you will have no problems with the authorities later on. Now let s start building. It is imperative that you have all your materials prepared before the actual building process. Instead of having to build a whole new structure with four walls, you will already use one side of the wall of your present structure as the fourth side and just have to build three walls to complete your shed. This will cost less and save you some time when constructing it. To make this project work, and by that I mean make it serve its purpose and also make your shed look complimentary to your existing home and other structures, there are some essential factors that you need to keep in mind. So, if two or more persons are building the shed, you can simultenously build the foundation and the shed itself. Also in some states if a structure is not permanent, you won t need to apply for a permit, eliminating the fees involved and the time spent in waiting for your permit. There are some disadvantages though when using a skids foundation. Another great advantage of a vinyl siding is that they can be designed to match your existing home to compliment it well. Vinyl siding has, unfortunately its own disadvantages. Like the tin siding, it can also be pricey. It is also not easily repairable unlike wood. But luckily, vinyl sidings don t just crumble and break and can withstand wear and tear. With regards to the roof of your firewood shed, you should make sure in your plans that it has a high steep and is slanted. This way, snow and rain will easily slide off and would not get inside to the firewood. This goes the same for the foundation, making it higher from the ground and providing a slant to slide snow and water away from the shed. They have been the first choice for many homes, garages, buildings, and different other structures designed for strength and for durability. So if steel is good enough for a skyscraper, then what more for a shed? Steel as a building material is not as expensive as one would think. Considering that they offer less maintenance needs, they pay for themselves in the long run.