These days, the storage sheds on the market are made from different types of materials. Some of the most popular options are the resin, PVC, metal, steel and wood sheds. In this article, we will look at the pros and cons of using wood storage sheds.
First, let’s take a look at the cons.
Of course, wood is extremely durable so this type of storage shed will be a great option to satisfy your storage requirements. A wooden storage can stand up to wind and harsh weather conditions. So, you can invest in this type of shed whether you are living in a climate that is extremely dry, rainy or cold. Quite often, small wood sheds are erected outdoors to use as firewood storage.
If you are accustom to doing DIY projects at home and want to build your own shed, then wood will be your best choice. There is no doubt that you would already have some of the necessary tools at home to build a wooden storage shed. When it comes to building, wood is far more forgiving and you don’t have to buy tools for one-time use.
Perhaps the most appealing thing about using wood in your building project is that you are able to design the storage shed to suit your requirements. It is difficult to be creative when you are working with steel, PVC, metal or resin.
Wood storage sheds can also be painted to match your house. This means that you don’t have to worry about finding a color that is a close match or even try to find a neutral shade that will blend perfectly. Now, when you paint the shed in the same shade as your house it will be easier for you to change the color combination later.
In addition, most times storage sheds are made with shingle roof, so just like the paint you could match this with the roof on your house. This means that if you have to re-roof the house later, you can also change the shingles on the shed to get a uniform look.
At this point, let’s look at some of the disadvantages of using wood storage sheds. When you have this shed at home, you have to do more maintenance work. For instance, the shed must be painted to avoid rot. However, this is not a difficult task and depending on the size you could finish painting the shed in a few hours. Bear in mind that you would only have to paint every five to ten years.
All in all, wood storage sheds will turn out to be a good investment, whether you are buying or building your own. As long as the wooden shed is kept in good condition, you will have a storage solution that will keep your possessions safe and secure for many years.