Ranch Sheds

Ranch Sheds

Ranch style backyard buildings are A-frame sheds with the primary door located on the side (typically the longest dimension and always the wall running parallel with the roof ridge).   Ranches are suited well when a front facing window is desired and work well with partial porch configurations. Often ranches are used as part of a backyard privacy strategy positioning the long side so that it separates you from a neighbor.  

What makes a Leonard Ranch better than the rest?

  • Leonard has been building sheds for over 50 years — we are the shed experts.
  • You are buying directly from the factory. No middle man is adding unnecessary cost, and you customize your order to create the cottage that is perfect for you.
  • All ranches are built using Leonard's famous Notched Skid Floor System™
  • The walls are constructed with traditional 2"x4" studs on 16" centers with bottom and top plates — just like your house. Many competitors space studs 24" apart.
  • The roof rafters are pre-jigged at the plant with high-pressure steel press plates on both sides.
  • Our ranches have higher roof pitches than most in the industry. This not only makes the buildings more visually pleasing, but it also means you have more space inside, and the steeper pitch will allow a longer life for the roof.
  • We offer several roofs options: asphalt shingle, architectural shingle, and metal.
  • Our ranches are available with wood, metal, or vinyl siding. You can choose from thousands of Sherwin Williams paint colors, natural wood stains, dozens of vinyl colors, or several color options in metal.

What size shed do you need?

Leonard offers cottage-style sheds in just about any size you want from a 6x8 to a 14x50. If you are unsure of the size you need, please take a moment to read a post about selecting the right size in our buying guide. The sizes listed below are based on nominal measurements.

Shop Popular Sizes: 6x8 | 8x10 | 8x12 | 10x12 | 10x16 | 12x16 | 12x20 | 12x24 | 12x28 | 14x24 | 14x28  

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Leonard Custom built 12x20 painted ranch style storage building with porch


Siding material suited for holding paint allows you to match the color scheme of your home. Leonard offers vertical panel and lap board siding materials, which are painted at the factory and designed to hold up well to the elements. It is easy to touch up and even change colors later.


Vinyl sided ranch style sheds offer a nice look with low maintenance requirements. Vinyl resists moisture, insects, and the weather very well. Leonard builds the vinyl ranches with metal boxed eaves and nice six panel vinyl clad doors so that the entire building is hassle free.


Shed Buying Guide

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1.Getting Started on Your storage building or shed project

Start by answering this question "How do I plan to use the shed?" It is not always as obvious as it seems. It is worth examining because anticipating all

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2. Selecting the size of your storage building or shed

When selecting a size for your backyard storage building, there are several questions to ask yourself. Use this list as you start your research

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3. Choosing the best building or shed shape

The shape of the shed will affect the cost, look, usefulness, and possibly the placement. Leonard offers 3 distinct storage building shapes.

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4. Understanding Proper Floor construction of storage buildings, sheds

Sturdy pressure treated 4"x6" skids are notched so that the 2”x6” pressure treated joists

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5. Steel Frame vs Wood Frame Storage Buildings and Sheds

For most customers, a storage building's frame material is one of the most important decision factors.

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6. Choosing from storage shed siding materials

When it comes to choosing the right siding material for our shed there a number of factors to consider. Do you have an HOA?


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7. Storage Shed and Utility Building Roof Material Options

Leonard offers the widest selection of roofing material in the industry: Standard Shingle, Architectural Shingle, Corrugated Metal, Heavy Duty Metal Panel, and Cedar Shake.

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8. Choosing the right color(s) for your Storage Building or Shed

The siding and trim material of your storage building or shed will determine the available options for color. Siding materials are broken into four groups

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9. How much does a shed cost?

Sheds come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and materials. All of these affect costs in different ways.

10. Why Rent-To-Own Sheds Win every time over Storage Units

We Americans love our stuff. We love activities that involve tools, memorabilia, boats, bikes, holiday decorations, and hobby supplies.

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11. Should You Choose a Shed Kit vs A Custom Built Shed from a Manufacture?

Shed kits are quite popular for promising new sheds for an unbeatable price. For just a few hours of work, you can get a great storage building. But is that the best option?

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12. How is a storage building or shed delivered?

Leonard offers FREE Delivery. Your shed will be delivered to your backyard, blocked & leveled, and set up for you to start moving your stuff in simply.


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