Ok, so “quickly” is a relative term, so let’s define how long it usually takes to get a prefab shed. There are about 4 main ways to get a shed, but in all cases, you will need to have a shed base installed first. Assuming you have a proper shed base completed. here are how long each of the following methods will take you.
Build Your Own Shed | 5-15 Weeks
Building your own shed is going to take a long time. It’s tempting to think you can put your own up in a weekend, but we all know DIY projects are never as easy as they seem. Here is a detailed look at the time and money involved in building your own 12×16 shed. The estimate provided here is that it could take upwards of 80 man-hours to build a shed. Assuming you are working full-time and can spare 15 hours each weekend, it will take you at least 5 weekends to finish your shed.
Hire A Contractor To Build A Shed | 12 Weeks
All contractors will supply you with different lead times for building projects. According to this article in the Seattle times, you should plan on scheduling your project 12 weeks before you need the project completed.
Purchase A Custom Prefab Shed | 6 Weeks
Barring supply chain disruptions that we are all familiar with, a custom prefab shed can often be delivered within 6 weeks of the order date. While 2020 and 2021 were exceptional years with long wait times on buildings, 6 weeks is a much more typical wait time, with some companies being able to produce them in even less time.
Purchase An In-Stock Prefab Shed | < 1 week
If getting a shed quickly is your main concern, you should definitely consider purchasing a shed that is already in stock. When you purchase a prefab shed in stock, all that has to be arranged is delivery which is usually less than a week.