Is a Repo Shed or Used Storage Building Really Worth Buying?

By Scott Kyles   |   Posted In: Storage Sheds

Repo Shed or Used Storage Building

Storage Sheds and Storage Buildings Are Handy to Have Around

If you’re an American homeowner, you’ve probably got plenty of stuff to store. In fact, you probably have more stuff to store than you have space to do it. If you’re looking for a good backyard storage solution, choosing to install a storage shed or storage building absolutely makes good sense.


What About Repo Sheds or a Repo Storage Building?

If your budget is tight, you’re probably wondering whether used metal storage buildings are a good option. You’re figuring that since steel buildings are made to last, then used metal buildings should theoretically keep on lasting, too. Even so, there are still certain drawbacks and unknowns that can come along with choosing to purchase used or repo metal structures.

The obvious advantage of considering a used shed or storage building is its presumably lower purchase price. But is the potentially lower initial investment actually worth the inherent risks that go along with it?

• Building materials

A used steel building makes more sense than a used aluminum or wooden structure. But looks alone can’t tell you much about the quality of the steel that was used to fabricate the original structure. You also may not be able to tell much about how well-installed the building was in the first place.

• Building condition

Your untrained eyes may not be the best judge of the structure’s current condition, either. Do you really know how old it is? And do you really have a good sense of how much maintenance your repo shed or used storage building will require?

• Warranty details

Is the used storage building you’re considering still covered by any manufacturer or dealer warranties? How do you know? Does the seller have any paperwork to verify coverage? And is the warranty coverage still valid once building ownership changes hands? These are good questions to ask of anyone trying to sell you a repo structure.

• Reinstallation considerations

Assuming the used building seller doesn’t provide installation services, how do you plan to break it down, transport it to your site, and get it reinstalled? If you’re not skilled and equipped to handle such things on your own, it might be best to pass on a used building. It would be worth asking whether this particular building has been broken down and reinstalled before, too? Any building can run the risk of losing some structural integrity every time it has to be disassembled and reassembled.

• Limited customization options

Steel-framed buildings are typically advantageous because of their flexibility in application. At the same time, most metal building manufacturers and dealers can’t commit to perform customizations on a building that they didn’t fabricate or install themselves. For this reason, you can find yourself pretty limited in your ability to do any further personalizing or customizing of a used building purchase.

• Local building codes and permits

Many areas require a storage building to be permitted according to local building codes. If you choose a used building, you may come to find out that the framing or other materials of the structure don’t actually meet the certification requirements for your area. And if this ends up being the case, you’re basically out of luck at that point.


Why a New Steel-Made Storage Building is a Better Investment

Trying to save a little money by going with a repo or other used storage building isn’t really worth the risk. It is better to partner with a trusted partner like Carport Central to provide the reliable steel structure you need! Here are a few advantages that come along with choosing Carport Central to meet your building needs:

  • We’re the premier online-based metal structure provider in America, and we serve nearly all of the continental US.
  • We only partner with the best American building manufacturers, and we’re proud to source American steel and help provide for more American jobs.
  • Our steel structures are engineered to last, and they offer superior protection against all of nature’s elements, including sun, rain, snow, hail, lightning, and fire.
  • We’re so confident in the quality of our products that we choose to back each building with a 20-year framing warranty, 10-year paneling warranty, and 30-day workmanship warranty.
  • Our structures don’t come out of any box or off of a shelf somewhere. Each building is individually made-to-order.
  • You can customize every aspect of your structure, all the way from the building dimensions, to the gauges of steel for framing, roof paneling and siding, to doors, windows, colors, and more!
  • We are happy to include professional building delivery and installation with your purchase, all at no extra charge.
  • Concerned about meeting your personal budget? Carport Central offers the best traditional financing and rent-to-own payment plans in the business!
  • You won’t find a better-trained, better-equipped, better group of building specialists than the friendly team at Carport Central!


There’s No Need to Look Any Further. Reach Out to Us at Carport Central Today!

We’re here to provide shelter for your way of life. We’ll listen to your building needs, goals, and budget, and then our team will work tirelessly to provide a perfect metal building to suit. Ready to get started! Connect with us online, or for an even faster response, just pick up the phone and give us a call at (980) 321-9898 right now.


At Carport Central, what’s Central to you, is Central to us.


  • Scott Kyles

    Scott Kyles serves as lead content writer and marketing consultant for Central Steel Group, the parent company of Carport Central. He’s been speaking to the metal buildings industry and its customers for over 5 years, and also holds professional certifications in secondary science education, training, and customer experience.

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