When choosing a new garden shed the 1st thing you need to work out is exactly what you will be using the shed for, now that might seem an obvious thing to say but a storage shed is very different to a workshop or a workshop that is also a storage shed. Once you have established what you require from your garden shed then choosing one will be a lot simpler.
So now all you have worked out the ideal size, what about materials? Plastic or as some manufactures call it vinyl has the advantage of being virtually maintenance free although it does require cleaning regularly otherwise it will look dirty. Plastic garden shed may also look a little unsightly in a very traditional garden but in the modern town environment they can look perfectly good. Plastic sheds a very light and easy to erect take down and move.
Metal Garden Shed
Metal sheds have a more sturdy and possibly the most secure in their appearance and as long as the steel is galvanised it will not be prone to rusting. A metal shed will require very little maintenance unless it is knocked about chipping paint off it should last for many years.
Wooden Garden Shed
Wooden sheds are the most popular, there are also the cheapest and with that comes the maintenance issues. They require the most amounts of maintenance, but I also the most difficult to erect and require additional materials on the roof such as roofing felt. Timber sheds are probably the most appealing material for your shed as it will fit in with most garden styles.
There is a range of roof styles for all modern sheds, pent roofs and gabled roofs on the most popular. Pent roofs normally slope from front of the shed to the back giving the highest headroom at the doorway gable roofs are pitched from the centre down from left to right.
When it comes to door styles, most shed doors are single one-way opening. If you require larger doors to allow something like a lawn mower or ride on tractor you will need double opening doors.
The floor of the garden shed should be mounted on a concrete or concrete slab base, avoid laying any kind of flooring directly on the ground otherwise this would be prone to rot. Ensure there is a slight slope to the base to drain any water away. You can help keep the ground around your shed from getting excessively wet by fitting rainwater guttering to the shed sides this can also provide you with a good source of water for the garden. You
Consider all the above when you purchase your new garden shed and you should not have a problem.
Topic: Garden Shed