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The Pros and Cons of a Metal Shed vs. a Wood Shed

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Fri, Nov 7, 2014

alans-factory-outlet-store-wood-and-metal-shedsIf you're thinking about getting a new shed, there are a lot of questions to consider. For instance, do you want a metal or wood shed? I think that the answer to that question has a lot to do with personal preference. In my long experience with sheds, I can tell you that both types have their good points. There are also some perceived disadvantages of each type that we can examine more closely in this week's post. So let's discuss one of my favorite subjects: sheds!

Metal Sheds

Durability is one of the biggest pros of owning a metal shed. They are designed to shelter your lawn equipment, garden supplies, tools, etc., from the rain, snow, and wind. Another pro is that metal sheds are available in a variety of sizes to accommodate whatever you have to store. In addition, it's easy to pair a lean-to with a metal shed to create even more storage space! Metal sheds are affordable, and you can opt for one with a garage door for easy access to larger items.

Now, when some people think of metal sheds, they imagine a gray, dreary structure sitting on a piece of property. Consequently, they may put a dull appearance down in the con column. However, metal sheds are now available in different colors! As an owner, you can choose a color that fits with the look of your property. Or you can simply choose a metal shed in your favorite color.

Wood Sheds

One quality on the pro side of owning a wood shed is its appearance. Many people enjoy decorating a colorful wood shed with flower boxes, potted plants, and an American flag hung over the door. Wood sheds are available with shutters and windows that can make the structure look like an extension of the main house on the property. Another pro of choosing a wood shed is that you can select a two-story model if you want more storage space. Wood storage sheds are durable enough to protect your belongings in all sorts of weather. Furthermore, sheds are now available with a variety of roof styles. Some examples include the A-frame and barn roof. You can choose a wood shed with a roof style that coordinates with the roof on your home.

When it comes to the cons of owning a wood shed, some people think that the wood will attract termites, carpenter ants, and other wood-eating pests. While these pests are attracted to wood, there are some precautions you can take to protect your shed. For instance, staining a wood shed can help to deter these destructive insects. It can also help to protect the walls of your shed from water damage. Clearing branches, weeds, and piles of sticks away from a shed is another way to prevent these pests from trying to invade the structure.

I hope this information helps you to make a decision when it comes time for a new shed. Thanks for reading! - Alan

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