“This is a time-saving way to control the clutter and get the car back in the garage while at the same time increase the value of their property."
East Peoria, IL (PRWEB) September 11, 2014
The ShedQuarters, Inc., an East Peoria, IL company, recently introduced to the U.S. market a newly developed Do-It-Yourself panelized wood storage building kit. Answering the demand from a growing number of customers wishing to save time and money, The ShedQuarters has fused form and function to allow the typical homeowner more storage space while at the same time adding to the beauty and property value of the residence.
What makes this DIY shed kit different is that it is completely panelized and designed to save do-it-yourselfers valuable time. The floor, the walls and, most importantly, the roof are delivered to the customer in already assembled component pieces that have been professionally engineered to meet most of the varying building codes throughout the United States. The ShedQuarters roof system, so unique in its ease of assembly, has a patent pending with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
The new DIY ShedQuarters panelized wood storage building kit aims to compete directly with the DIY kits available at home improvement stores such as Lowe’s, Home Depot and Menards.
“It’s like comparing a 25-piece puzzle to a 1000-piece puzzle,” says Jim Rule, President and Owner of The ShedQuarters, a specialist in the back yard storage building arena. “Customers bring home a shed kit from a big box store and spend an entire weekend or two putting it together while having to put up with substandard materials and lousy customer service. A ShedQuarters panelized DIY kit can be ready to move in to within a day or even hours!”
Homeowners need basic skills and tools to be able to complete a DIY shed kit and will need the assistance of a helper. Kits come with detailed instruction manuals and customers can reference an instructional video at The ShedQuarters web site or on YouTube. The ShedQuarters has also implemented a customer hotline should questions arise during the installation process. Rule explains, “We know there are bound to be questions and issues that arise. Our goal is to give the customer the confidence to do it themselves and to know we are here to help.”
With the home improvement market on the rise, more home owners are looking to tackle projects such as this. According to the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) Market Forecast Update released in March, 2014, the 2013 DIY market was valued at $289.8 billion, up 4.2% over 2012 and HIRI projects a 6.5% growth in the 2014 DIY market to $308.6 billion. “The do-it-yourself market is exploding,” states Rule. “Home owners are wanting to save money and find ways of making home improvements themselves yet they need ease and simplicity. This is a time-saving way to control the clutter and get the car back in the garage while at the same time increase the value of their property.”
ShedQuarters panelized storage building kits ship from the East Peoria, Illinois manufacturing facility within 2-3 weeks after the customer orders. All kits include the durable fiberglass doors The ShedQuarters features on its professionally installed buildings in the central Illinois market as well as a screened 18”x23” sliding glass window. Additionally, most kits include an above-door transom window. Customers not wanting windows can simply notate that during the ordering process. There are a number of additional accessories such as cupolas, weather vanes, and the popular hand-crafted dormers customers may order to create a building that is most functional and aesthetically pleasing to their personal tastes.
“We have all driven through neighborhoods and witnessed open garage doors displaying the mounds of stuff occupying the garage floor where the vehicle should be,” says Rule. “For some, it’s embarrassing because they know it is an eyesore but they have nowhere to go with all of it. Why throw money away on the monthly rental of a storage locker when you can make more space for your place right in your own back yard? People don’t realize that adding a beautiful storage building to their back yard also increases the home’s property value, too! We network with realtors who suggest to their customers that adding a ShedQuarters building will help get a higher price for their home and make it more attractive to home buyers,” he adds.
The company has been assisting home owners with their storage problems since 2005 and feels that introducing the new DIY panelized kit will help an entirely new market segment. Their current marketing campaign includes an easy-to-navigate web site, a marketing video to inform interested home owners and the incorporation of key social media sites such as Facebook, Pinterest and LinkedIn. For more information, visit The ShedQuarters web site at http://www.theshedquarters.com or contact them at 309-699-6500.