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3 Types of Sheds to Consider for Your Backyard

Monday, June 15, 2020

A backyard shed is perfect for storing outdoor tools and toys, freeing up space in your garage, or even for adding a cute "she shed" or "man cave."

But with so many different types of sheds to choose from, picking the right one for your yard can be confusing.

If you're thinking about adding some outdoor storage to your backyard, keep reading to learn what you need to know about choosing the right type of shed.

Types of Sheds to Choose From

If you think that all backyard sheds are created equal, think again.

From wood to plastic to metal, you have a variety of options when it comes to choosing the material for your shed. There is no clear cut answer for which is best. Instead, each option has its own pros and cons you need to consider to choose the right one for your backyard.

1. Plastic Sheds

One of the most popular materials for modern backyard sheds is plastic.

Lightweight and easy to install, plastic sheds are very resistant to rot and rust, a feature that the other two types of sheds on this list struggle with.

Plastic or vinyl sheds require little maintenance, and are also easy to move if you decide you want you shed in a different location.

Another downside of plastic sheds is that you'll have fewer customization options. So if you have your heart set on a particular style or need a specific size in order for your shed to fit in your yard, plastic might not be the best choice for you.

2. Metal Sheds

While plastic sheds are resilient to rust and rot, they aren't especially durable. A falling tree branch or heavy winds could damage your new shed.

If you're looking for a more durable option, a metal shed might be a better option for your yard. Metal sheds are one of the most cost-effective options for a backyard shed. 

Just as resistant to rot and insects, you will have to contend with rust as your shed ages. But with a little care and maintenance, you can prevent rust and protect your shed for years to come.

Like plastic sheds, you will be limited when it comes to customizing your backyard shed.

3. Wooden Sheds

If customization is important to you, you can't beat a wooden shed.

Wooden sheds offer the most options for customization. Whether you want a certain size or a cute cottage or barn-look, you can pick most aspects of your shed. Besides being easy to customize, wooden sheds are also very durable.

Unfortunately, like any wood that's in contact with rain and the other elements, rot is a threat, especially as your shed ages. But purchasing high-quality materials and performing regular maintenance can help you prolong the life of your shed.

Just as there are benefits to both vinyl and wood fences, you can't go wrong with a wood or vinyl shed. Instead, both have their own unique features and drawbacks you need to consider.

Choosing the Right Shed for Your Backyard

Choosing between the different types of sheds available today can be a challenge. Breaking down the pros and cons and considering your own preferences and backyard needs will help you pick the perfect unit for your home.

If you've already decided which type of shed is right for you or you have more questions before you choose, contact us today to see how we can help.

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