Wooden sheds are popular, but plastic and metal are great options as well. Maybe you haven’t been thinking about material for your new shed — you’ve been focusing on style or budget. But material type dictates style. So choosing either a plastic, metal or wooden shed has to be one of your first steps in the decision-making process.
Plastic sheds are usually super cheap. It’s why they’re a popular DIY option. Just pick up the kit from your local home improvement store and put it together yourself in a weekend. It’s a fast solution for a homeowner who just needs to store smaller items.
You might not want to store a ride-on lawnmower inside a plastic shed — not only because it won’t fit, but because it’s not sturdy enough for a mountainous winter climate. At the same time, it works for storing beach chairs and lawn furniture, and maybe some garden tools.
If you want your plastic garden shed to last, make sure you bolt it to the ground, or else you could be in for an unwelcome surprise if it blows away.
Metal is just a bit more durable than plastic. It’s a higher-caliber option when you’re trying to protect valued pieces of equipment from strong winds and endless precipitation. Metal is often thought of as a dull gray, ugly option, but metal sheds come in a range of colors.
Another big pro of metal is that you won’t find any bugs trying to make their home in the walls, as can be the case with a wooden shed. It’s on the lower end of many budgets as well, perhaps even cheaper than plastic. But you can’t customize it as easily as a wooden shed, and it’s usually highly prone to leaking.
Wood is one of the most durable, long-lasting shed materials. When you build a wooden shed, you aren’t just solving your immediate storage needs. You are adding value to your property. It raises curb appeal and it’s strong — you would feel comfortable using your wooden shed as an extension of your home if you need extra living space!
It might be a larger investment up front, but the value of a wooden shed pays off for years to come.
A-Shed USA offers high-quality construction of wooden sheds for your property, built from any of our predetermined blueprints or based on a custom design of your choice. By only using the best materials we can find and putting our decades of experience to work, we deliver backyard sheds of exceptional craftsmanship that will stand the test of time. Get more information on what it would cost for our team to build one for you — contact A-Shed USA today.