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Storage Sheds – The Un-Clutter Solution

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A storage shed is a light structure (generally made of wood) in a back
garden used for storage of tools, vehicles, or useful items and is very
often used to pursue hobbies like gardening and light engineering.
Storage sheds are available in a variety of designs and materials in the
market.

Types of Storage Sheds Based on Material. The materials used for storage
sheds are wood, plywood, vinyl, metal, steel and Rubbermaid. The
materials have various advantages and disadvanta...


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A storage shed is a light structure (generally made of wood) in a back
garden used for storage of tools, vehicles, or useful items and is very
often used to pursue hobbies like gardening and light engineering.
Storage sheds are available in a variety of designs and materials in the
market.

Types of Storage Sheds Based on Material. The materials used for storage
sheds are wood, plywood, vinyl, metal, steel and Rubbermaid. The
materials have various advantages and disadvantages. Wood is the
preferred material as it gives an aesthetic appeal. However wood needs to
be treated for ultraviolet protection every year and sometimes treatment
is also given for protection against pests and borers. Cedar wood is
preferred material. Particle wood and plywood are very popular for
storage shed sidings. However they are least resistant to water as they
get out of shape after repeated wetting and drying. Hence plywood should
be avoided in places where it rains frequently.

Vinyl has the advantage of being maintenance free. However vinyl is lower
on the visual attractiveness scale. Metal sidings include aluminum, which
is light and when anodized gives a good look and lasts a long time. Steel
sidings, though cheap, should be avoided as they rust easily. Metal
sidings have the least appealing look. Vinyl coated steel has a long life
and gives good strength. Rubbermaid and poly vinyl chloride sidings are
maintenance free ,requiring no painting, no rust treatment and no rot or
pest treatment. One thing that should be looked into while selecting
siding material is that the siding material should match with the main
building siding material. A different siding material may give a
contrasting look to the storage shed.

Do It Yourself Kits Vs Professional Installation. Storage sheds can be
professionally installed as well as self assembled. Usually for easy
assembly, the parts are numbered in self-assembly type storage shed kits.
Also assembly instructions are provided with storage-shed kits. Self-
assembly may save money and can be a satisfying though difficult
experience.

Sizes & Accessories. The usual sizes of storage sheds are, 12’ X 24’, 12’
X 30’, 12’ X 10’, 10’ X 14’, 10’ X 8’, 8’ X 6’ etc. It is better to opt
for a double door. For those who want to keep light engineering machines,
a good foundation is necessary. Other accessories that come with storage
sheds are windows, shutters, weathervanes etc. Hooks and shelves increase
the capacity of the storage shed by utilizing vertical space. The windows
should be so designed that they match with the main building.

Building Codes and Laws. In various states there are laws on sheds like
zoning ordinance, building codes, deed restrictions, building permits,
siding materials etc. It is prudent to go through these before installing
a storage shed.

Storage sheds are available in various shapes, colors, patterns and
sizes. They can be customized to suit an individual’s taste. Smaller
sheds are called tool sheds. Larger sheds called barns are used to house
vehicles, boats and other large items. The prices range from $300 to
$4000 depending upon size, material and accessories in the storage shed.

				
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