Debunking Shed Myths: Cost, Sturdiness, Customization

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the most common myths out there surrounding the world of storage sheds and other shed formats. While some of these misconceptions may not have much impact on most people, there are also some that risk misinforming clients or others, and in the process lowering their chances of getting the ideal storage shed on their property.

At A-Shed USA, we’re here to not only provide a wide range of storage sheds, garages and other custom buildings, but also to offer clients expertise and quality information on all these products. Here are a few more of the silly myths we’ve heard about storage sheds in general, plus the correct information on each to set you straight.

Myth #4: Storage Units Are Cheaper Than Sheds

While it may be true in some cases that the up-front cost of a single use of a storage unit is a lower number than the up-front cost of a shed, this advantage disappears quickly when you do the math on long-term use. Storage units require a monthly fee to keep your belongings stored there, while a storage shed is a one-time purchase that will store your belongings for as long as the shed lasts (with proper maintenance, most likely decades).

For this reason, storage sheds almost always work out to be cheaper in the long run than storage units, especially if you need to store your belongings for an extended period of time.

Myth #5: Metal Sheds Aren’t as Sturdy as Wood Sheds

This myth likely comes from a misunderstanding of the construction process of each type of shed. It’s true that, all else being equal, a metal shed will be lighter than a wood shed. However, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

The main structural support beams of any storage shed are going to be the floor joists, which are the horizontal pieces of lumber that span from one wall to the other and support the floor. These joists are what give the shed its strength, not the walls. So, whether you have a metal shed or a wood shed, as long as the floor joists are properly constructed and positioned, your shed will be plenty sturdy.

Myth #6: You Can’t Customize Metal Sheds

Another common misconception is that metal sheds can’t be customized the way wood sheds can. This simply isn’t true.

At A-Shed USA, we offer a wide range of customization options for both our metal and wood storage sheds. From the roofing style to the color of the siding and trim, there are plenty of ways to make a metal shed your own. We can even add things like windows, workbenches and shelving to metal sheds to make them more functional for your specific needs.

For more proper information on any of our products, contact our team today!

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