When it comes to making storage sheds, one needs to make a careful decision because storage sheds is much to do with the durability, functionality and aesthetic functions. However, determining what type of shed one needs can be a difficult and confusing decision to make especially if you have never dealt with sheds before. So apart from asking “what size shed do i need?”, you should also ask whether the type of material you have chosen is the right one because the type of material you choose can make or break your shed. This article will look at the pros and cons of each material so that you can make an informed decision on what type of material is best for your shed.
A wooden shed is one of the most famous traditional type of shed and it has the reputation of being completely customized to create a very specific shape of size. Particularly, wooden shades can be painted with any color of your choosing and they can be dressed up with unique window flower boxes or cupolas. You can also customize the inside as well: windows, paint, installing shelves, ceiling, carpet, and curtains and so on. In fact, you can customize the wooden shed in such a way it comes at as your second guest room.
The only disadvantage with wooden sheds is that they are more expensive than other materials of the same size. Wood can be very strong when it comes to durability, but it is vulnerable to insect attack and water which can make it to rot. Over time, the paint can peel off and it is your responsibility to ensure that it is repainted often.
Resin sheds are also known as plastic sheds, high-density polyethylene sheds or vinyl sheds, depending on where you are shopping. These types of sheds are quickly becoming a favorite among homeowners due to their lighter, yet stronger and more durable frames. Most manufacturers now use the integrated steel support as well as double-wall panel construction to add the much need strength.
The other advantage with resin sheds is that they require very little maintenance because they ar stain resistant and protected by UV coating, making them difficult to crack, rust or fade. Also, they do not need any form of painting like the metal or wood sheds.
Although resin sheds are strong, they are not as strong as to sustain heavy roofs the way wooden and metal sheds do. Another disadvantage is that they do not allow for the addition of an extension like windows, skylights, lighting, peg strips and shelving.
Metal sheds are other common shed types that are made from either galvanized aluminum or steel. They have been around for many years and they are some of the least expensive type of shades. However, the only problem with metallic sheds is that they are not as strong as wood or resin sheds. These types of sheds are also quite vulnerable to rust. In addition, they are not as strong and are not designed to be attractive. However, they can perform their storage functions just as well.