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
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
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
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!