What Is The Best Material For A Shed?
Not only that, but it can also be a beautiful addition to your landscaping.
With so many options on the market, and lots of different materials, how do you choose the right one for you?
Here are some of the pros and cons of each to help you decide.
- Easy to build
As opposed to wood which can be really heavy, you may be able to construct it yourself or with the help of one other person.
This means you have the option to buy a larger size plastic shed for the same cost as a smaller wooden shed.
- Low Maintenance
Plastic is also a material that is impermeable which means it won’t be damaged by rain and snow, very warm weather, or strong wings.
The only maintenance you might need is the occasional hose down.
- Visual Appeal
The design of plastic sheds has improved a lot over the last few years and there are wood-effect options available that can be a cheaper alternative. It completely depends on your personal preference.
- Weight-bearing capability
- Visual appeal
There are so many options available on the market that there’s something to suit every garden type. There are plenty of traditional options on the market and more modern alternatives.
This can be size, shape, windows, doors, etc.
They can also be easily painted to match the other colours in the garden or house and made to look as pretty or stylish as you like.
- Easy to repair
A well-treated wooden shed can last upwards of 15 years.
This can be costly to do but is a necessary evil. Failure to do so may mean you end up having to buy a new shed much more frequently than you want or need to.
As wood tends to retain moisture, it becomes a breeding ground for decay and the process is accelerated.
You’ll need to make sure your wooden shed is treated for rot to avoid any irreversible damage.
- Insect Damage
Creatures like termites can eat away at the wood if given the opportunity. Again regular maintenance should help to keep this at bay.
- Highly durable
If you have expensive equipment that you’re looking to protect then you may consider purchasing a metal shed.
- Rot & insect resistant
They’re designed to be hardwearing, offering you long-lasting storage for the whole year round without worry.
In fact, most sheds these days are rust and rot resistant.
- Most affordable
This is what makes then such a popular choice amongst shed owners worldwide.
- Easily dented
- Visual appeal
There are ways of making them look neater and not so industrial, but they will never have the charm of a wooden shed.
Professional Choice Sheds can help you to choose the right shed for your needs.
Get in touch and let’s discuss your options.