What to consider when buying a garden shed
• Consider your storage needs. If you are storing a lawnmower and other garden appliances, then a larger shed is ideal.
• Contemplate your time constraints. Garden sheds come in kits that are ready to be built. Wooden sheds require the most amount of time to construct, while plastic and metal sheds are easier to make. Fabric sheds can be setup in minutes.
• The type of environment your shed will be exposed to is important. Wood, plastic and metal can withstand a variety of severe weather conditions, while fabric sheds tend to move a lot in windy conditions. If purchasing a wooden shed, look for anti-rot guarantees.
• Some sheds come with floors while others don’t. For simple storage and occasional use, a shed without a floor can be suitable. If you intend on using it regularly, however, look for one with a floor.
• Wooden sheds are the most expensive, while fabric sheds are the most affordable.
• Check any laws that may prohibit sheds of a certain size in your area.
• A good padlock will keep the contents of your shed tightly secured. Since home insurance rarely covers garden sheds, ensuring your shed is firmly secured and well-lit helps deter thieves.
• Some assembly may be required to build your garden shed. Check to see if a shed can be built by yourself or if it requires multiple people to construct. Also check whether you require specific tools to assemble the shed. Most sheds are delivered in prefabricated panels that bolt together, with waterproof asphalt sheets serving as a roof. With a bit of creativity, you can expand the storage capacity in smaller sheds by hanging bikes and tools and building additional shelves and panels.