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The Difference Between A 'Shed' And A 'Garage' at Pine Creek Structures

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Peak Style One-Car Garage and Storage Shed with Vinyl Siding


At Pine Creek Structures, our Amish craftsmen build a variety of outdoor structures including sheds and garages. But what's the difference? Storage sheds and garages are designed and constructed a bit differently. Let's dive into some of the specifics...


Design & Intended Use:

  • Our heavy-duty sheds are built for general storage use. They usually include a double door standard.
  • Garages are specially designed for heavier items and easy driving in and out. They usually include an overhead door and a single door.


Flooring Material and Construction:

  • Sheds floors are built with pressure-treated floor joists spaced 16" on center and a 5/8” coated, engineered floor sheeting.
  • Garage floors are built with pressure-treated floor joists spaced 12" on center and 3/4” coated, engineered floor sheeting. The floor sheeting is also tongue and groove. Garages also include a 6-inch solid reinforcement at the floor framing's impact point at the overhead door.
  • Both Sheds and Garages also have the option to upgrade to 2x8 pressure-treated tongue and groove flooring. We recommend this upgrade on garages when you intend to drive in and out daily.



  • Standard shed sizes range from 6x6 to 14x40. 
  • Standard one-car garage sizes range from 12x16 to 14x40 and two-car modular garage sizes range from 20x24 to 24x40.
  • A garage often has an equal or taller wall height than a storage shed (depending on the size and style).


Dutch Style One-Car Garage and Storage Shed with LP Siding


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