For homeowners, small business owners, and other residents of North Chicago, having a small shed located on your property might offer a great solution for storing certain items that you don’t want taking up space in your garage, basement, attic, or other area of your home or building. An outdoor shed can be a great place for storing potentially hazardous items such as gasoline, propane tanks, lawn and garden chemicals, and other similar items that could pose a risk for families with small children. Gasoline and propane, for example, don’t freeze, even during Chicago´s famously cold winter months. A shed can also give you extra space to store power tools, outdoor furniture, recreational items, and seasonal décor that is taking up space in your already overcrowded closet.
Unfortunately, outdoor sheds also tend to have a significantly shorter lifespan than other buildings. Sheds are generally not heated or air-conditioned. Add that to the fact that sheds do not have a solid foundation, and it should become clear that the constant exposure to the changes of temperature and climate extremes can take its toll on your shed.
Though a high quality shed built from wood or vinyl siding might last for upwards of 20 years, resin sheds, plastic sheds, and metal sheds are much more fragile and may only last 5-7 years at most. So how exactly do you know when your outdoor shed needs to be replaced, and how should you go about removing and disposing of an old shed? Below, we outline the top three signs that indicate you might consider dismantling and throwing away your shed. We then explain why Junk King of North Chicago is the absolute best option for shed removal in North Chicago. We are proud to be the fastest, most affordable, and greenest junk removal company in North Chicago, and shed removal is just one of the junk removal services.
Sign #1 You Need a Shed Removal Service in North Chicago: Water Damage
Water damage is the most common type of damage to sheds. Because sheds don’t have a firm foundation, they will tend to shift and move as the ground below them freezes and thaws throughout the seasons. This can lead to warping, cracks, fissures, and other damage in the structure of the shed. If you don’t notice this damage, water leaks can quickly occur. Because sheds are generally built from plywood, MDF board, and other types of manufactured wood products, even a small leak can quickly compromise the structure. If you notice significant water damage in your shed, it is probably beyond repair and might warrant a complete removal.
Sign #2 You Need a Shed Removal Service in North Chicago: Loose Fastenings
Most sheds are held together by different fastenings, clasps, and other types of press studs. If these become loose or damaged, they may present a danger of the entire shed falling down. Though you can add new fasteners and clasps, if the wood has been compromised, it is probably a good idea to tear down the shed and purchase a new one in order to avoid potential injury from the shed suddenly collapsing.
Sign #3 You Need a Shed Removal Service in North Chicago: Rodent, Termite, or other Pest Infestation
Lastly, if your shed has turned into a full-time home for mice, rabbits, squirrels, termites, or other types of pests, you might consider tearing it down. Long-term termite damage can damage the structural integrity of the shed, and rodent infestation also poses a serious health-risk. In many cases, it might be a safer and better option to tear down the shed and purchase a new one rather than try to eliminate the pests.
Why You Should Hire Junk King of North Chicago for your Shed Removal Needs
Here at Junk King, we are proud to be the top-rated junk removal company in the North Chicago region. We provide our junk removal services to the entire North Chicago area, including the communities of:
- Buffalo Grove
- Des Plaines
- Fort Sheridan
- Great Lakes
- Highland Park
When you hire us for your shed removal needs, you can rest assured that you will be getting the absolute best junk removal service on the market. Our professional junk removal teams will do all of the heavy lifting and hauling for you. In some cases, we can even help you with some minor demolition. If you don’t want to do the “dirty work” of dismantling your old shed, we can also help you with that. If your shed is filled with other types of junk that you no longer want or need, we can also help you get rid of those items all at the same time.
Unlike other junk removal companies out there, we don’t have a long list of “prohibited” junk items that we don’t pick up. From old lawn furniture to wood planks with rusty nails, and everything in between, we can help you dismantle and remove your old shed and its unwanted contents. As long as your junk is not classified as toxic waste, we can help you get rid of it in the easiest and most efficient way possible.
Lastly, when you hire Junk King of North Chicago for your shed removal needs, you will also benefit from getting the greenest junk removal company in town. We are proud to be one of the few junk removal companies around the country that has an environmental ethic as a foundational element of our business model. As a company, we are committed to recycling, donating, repurposing, or “upcycling” at least 60 percent of the junk that we pick up. Due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, we also offer no-contact service, meaning that you never have to physically interact with our junk removal technicians during your shed removal service.
Here at Junk King, we also guarantee to offer fair and transparent cost estimates in writing. We also are confident that we can beat any written estimate, and offer the absolute best service in our industry. We truly believe that it is a combination of excellent customer service and a commitment to recycling, reusing, or donating more than half of the junk we pick up that has made us the top-rated junk removal company in the North Chicago region.
Our company is also fully insured, bonded, and licensed so that you can rest assured that you will never have to deal with unforeseen liabilities.
No matter what shape your old shed is in, we are here to help you efficiently and get rid of that shed and free up space in the space around your home. We also offer commercial junk removal services, and can help local businesses get rid of sheds that may be taking up space in their parking lot or other area around their business.
Give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK, text a photo to 1-737-888-5865, or book an appointment online to save $20 on orders totaling more than $99. Junk King continues to offer free, on-site written estimates, which is still the best way for us to give you our lowest pricing possible.