Buying Guide

How To Choose Sheds and Outdoor Storage

PLASTIC VS. WOOD VS. METAL SHEDS

Consider your overall storage needs, environment and level of maintenance desired to determine the ideal material for your shed.

Resin or Plastic

resin or plastic shed

Resin or Plastic

Durable and long lasting

Low maintenance 

Resistant to rot and insects

Available primarily for do-it-yourself

Wood

wood shed

Wood

High quality, durable construction

Wide assortment of siding options

Do-it-yourself kits come pre-cut

Can be painted to match your home

Metal

metal shed

Metal

Made with rust-resistant steel

Light and easy to assemble

Requires no painting or staining

Resistant to rodents and insects

DETERMINE THE CORRECT SIZE SHED

small shed/ medium shed/ large shed

Plan for all the items you need to store, including those that will be hung or placed on shelves, and leave extra space for future storage needs.


  • Small - Ideal for tools, gardening supplies and small lawn equipment.
  • Medium - Keep garden tools and larger lawn equipment readily accessible
  • Large - Accommodates a wide range of storage options


Storage sheds typically range from small 3 x 7-foot DIY kits up to 18 x 36-foot professionally installed two-story structures. 


Options with smaller amounts of storage space and lofted sheds are also available. 


Tip: Purchase a shed with a large enough doorframe if you plan to store large equipment

ADDITIONAL OUTDOOR STORAGE AND ACCESSORIES

Carports, pergolas and gazebos provide storage in your yard tailored to a specific purpose.


Deck boxes help keep your deck or patio organized with a convenient place to store garden tools, pool supplies, chair cushions and more.


Adding accessories such as flowers boxes, windows and shutters, lofts and shelves personalize your shed and help utilize every inch of its storage capacity.

Carports

carports

Carports

Affordable and versatile

Offer protection for vehicles & equipment

Pergolas

pergolas

Pergolas

Bring shade to area or walkway

Beautiful additional décor

Gazebos

Gazebos

Gazebos

Provide stylish outdoor shaded seating

Can be used for outdoor storage