A homeowner can always use extra storage. Instead of continuing to pile those closets high and spend money on closet organizers which do not work most of the times. A simple and easy way out is and outdoor storage shed. An Outdoor storage shed is a shed, which can be in the back garden or on an allotment used for storage, hobbies, or as a workshop. It is a slight structure built for shelter or storage. It is used as a workshop and can be attached as a ‘lean-to’ for a permanent building or separate. It is often with open front or sides. They can be of various types depending on the complexity of their construction and their size.
Designs, Look and Utility
Outdoor storage sheds are not merely utilitarian items. The appearance of outdoor storage sheds affects the overall appearance of the property on which they are set up. The shed should be of a design that complements your home. Rustic designs for country style houses. For more formal styles you can select an outdoor storage shed with formal features to match. For example, if your house has an arched window, carry the theme over to your outbuilding. Integrate your shed into the surrounding landscape. Instead of keeping it isolated, decorate the area with plants. This helps the outdoor storage sheds to blend into a landscape. Change the look of the building by adding trellises that will run
up against the walls of outdoor storage sheds and provide beautiful greenery around the building. You can add window boxes, shutters or weather vanes. Buy or build a pressure-treated ramp for easy access to your outdoor storage shed.
Siding Materials for Storage Sheds
Natural wood is considered the best siding for storage units. However, wood exposed over time to water usually rots. There are some woods, which contain natural resins that make them relatively rot-resistant. For example cedar is very popular as a siding choice for storage units. But cedar should be coated with a UV-inhibiting sealer or preservative every other year. This protects the wood from ultraviolet solar radiation. It also gives a clear stain and helps preserve its natural beauty.
As a siding, vinyl is the best choice for maintenance-free storage units. It doesn’t look anything like wood. A house with vinyl siding can have a storage unit that is also sided with vinyl. Steel should be avoided as siding options due to their susceptibility to rust. Rust-free aluminum is usually the most popular choice in siding. However metal siding is not the visually appealing choice. Often particle board and plywood are pressed and glued together to make sidings. Although they are popular siding materials for storage units, they should not be used for regions where it rains a lot.
. Things to remember
• Make sure your storage is big enough to store all your requirements.
• Don’t let price be the deciding factor over quality.
• Check if you need a permit to build the shed or not.
• Buy or build a pressure-treated ramp for easy access to your outdoor storage shed.