How To Choose the Right Kind of Storage Shed 

 
". . . a few thoughts on storage sheds"

Storage seems to be a premium in any home, and that applies to outdoors as well as in. If you're searching for someplace to store anything from lawn clippers to a lawn tractor, a handy outdoor storage shed may be just what you need.

VINYL STORAGE SHEDS

For a quick and efficient solution to smaller storage problems, there are a variety of storage buildings made from vinyl composites. They are impervious to insects and just about any weather conditions, and won't dent, chip, rust or otherwise deteriorate. Duramax vinyl sheds are the industry's leader in quality and functionality. Duramax vinyl sheds to find the perfect backyard or garden storage solution for you! Duramax vinyl storage sheds do not include floors. Flooring and anchor kits are additional. Vinyl sheds and utility buildings are the longtime permanent storage solutions. The optional Foundation Kits are an excellent method of securing your Duramax shed to the ground. Review Duramax shed assembly by reading the Assembly Manuals

METAL SHEDS

One of the most common solutions for backyard storage is the metal shed, available in kit form. There are a wide variety of sizes and styles to choose from, as well as many different colors, roof designs, door configurations, and price ranges. By far, Arrow is the leader in the manufacturing and distribution of steel sheds and is the "low cost storage solution".

You'll find metal shed kits in sizes ranging from as small as around 5 feet by 4 feet to 14 feet by 31 feet or even larger. Smaller sheds may have only a single door, and the headroom will be limited. With the larger kits, you get double doors and enough clear height inside to stand and move around comfortably.

Metal sheds are sold in kit form, and while they're relatively easy to assemble, they do require a few basic hand tools and fairly large amount of patience the typical kit has a plastic bag full of screws and nuts that seem sufficient to assemble a small battleship. This is one time where it really pays to lay out and check all of the parts, and follow the instructions carefully to ensure a trouble free assembly.

Ensure the ground is level and building is squared for the easiest assembly. For best results, mount the shed on a floor of concrete or pressure-treated lumber, or use one of the metal foundation kits that are sold as an option with many kits. Mounting the shed to a solid surface is especially important in high wind areas, where the lightweight enclosures might otherwise have a tendency to depart your yard at an inopportune moment. Anchoring kits and floor frame kits are available

WOODEN SHEDS

For a step up in both quality and durability, you might want to consider investing in a wooden shed. Wooden sheds typically come complete with a raised wooden floor, seven feet or more of interior headroom, sturdier doors and roofs covered with residential-type composition shingles some even have windows and skylights.

Wood sheds are available in barn, ranch, lean to and loft styles, and with everything from inexpensive wafer board panels for siding up to clear cedar lap siding. They are also available pre-painted, or you can get one that's either unpainted or pre-primed so that you can paint it to match your home. Because of their weight, heavy duty wood sheds are usually built and sold locally. They also are usually delivered to your site at no charge. Many options are available including windows, double doors, skylights, metal roofing, roll-up doors and special siding.

Depending on the size and installation method of the shed, a building permit may be required, so be sure and check with your local building department before purchasing a shed. Also, check with your homeowner's association to make sure there are no restrictions on installing a shed in your neighborhood.

Our cedar shed kits are easy to assemble and provide an attractive solution to all your outdoor, backyard and garden storage needs. These cedar shed kits are panelized for quick assembly and include floors, pre-shingled roof panels, pre-hung doors and windows.

Wood sheds made from cedar are the most durable. They are not the least expensive but the have a very long life and are esthetically beautiful to look at. These storage solutions look classy and beautiful, are strong, long lasting, non-toxic and smell great! Have you ever had a cedar chest or cedar closet? These natural oils also help the wood resist insect attack and decay. You'll just love cedar in your backyard or garden! Cedar sheds come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

If you have further questions on which type of storage solution is right for your situation, call our customer service staff 1-800-987-4337. We are happy to talk to you about your particular situation!

 



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