Deciding on a metal or wooden garden shed is the first step when you want to add outdoor storage space. You want your new shed to add to your home’s outdoor design and enhance curb appeal, and you want it to last.
The question is, what’s better, wood or metal? What shed material will give you the most value for your money?
Wood: Customization Wins
Wood is sturdy. It’s also extremely easy to create any shape or size shed you want when you build with wood.
If you want a two-story barn-style shed with a loft, you can build it. If you want unique dimensions to fit a custom design you have in mind, it’s not a problem. If you want to add flower boxes or shutters, that’s easy.
The best part about a wooden garden shed is that you can make it unique. It doesn’t have to fit a pre-fabricated mold, and it’s also easy to make changes as the building goes along.
Metal: Strength and Convenience
Whether you choose steel or aluminum, you can trust that your metal shed is strong enough to defeat the elements. As long as it’s anchored securely, your metal shed will last and keep its contents safe.
Buying a pre-fabricated metal shed is also a convenient, low-cost option that’s attractive to many homeowners. You may not get to choose the color, shape or size, but you can quickly add the outdoor storage space you need in a pinch. It’s also much harder to build shelving or customize the interior, but it’s useful when all you need is a roof, four walls and a door.
While you likely can’t match a metal shed to your home, you can potentially take a pre-fabricated shed with you when you move.
Maintenance Is Key
For each shed material option, maintenance is key. Wood must be stained to protect against pests like termites and carpenter ants. This also helps protect the wood from water damage.
While metal is often marketed as a maintenance-free option, this couldn’t be further from the truth. To prevent rust and corrosion, metal must be painted regularly as well.
How A-Shed USA Can Help
Trying to build a shed on your own can be an overwhelming task. From design to construction, you can trust A-Shed USA to help you choose a metal or wooden garden shed. Create the outbuilding that fits your needs and matches your style. Call us today to learn more about our selection of storage sheds and get a free quote!