Tips on Picking the Best Shed for You

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For home owners in need of a new shed for their home, the options can be overwhelming because there are so many material and size options. Choosing the best one can feel like finding a needle in a haystack. To help, here are details on the features of each material type, as well as available sizes so that you may make a more informed buying decision when purchasing from a place like Just Sheds.


Plastic is typically more expensive than other shed materials. However, they offer a much simpler assembly as well as long-term performance. Plastic sheds with the proper ventilation and flooring are perfect for corrosive materials and chemicals. While their appearance typically suffers with extensive exposure to dirt and sun, they take some time to get to a point where you will need serious repairs. The only disadvantage to plastic sheds is that when you do need repairs, they tend to be more expensive and may take longer, no matter the amount of damage.


These sheds are typically more appealing to home gardeners because of their appearance. They blend well within gardens because of their natural features; however, due to the natural materials that are used to make them, they're also more susceptible to warping and insect and vermin damage in areas. If you're in a dry climate, you can expect significant warping and your frames and planks may begin to show signs of cracking. In a wet climate, you're likely to experience the bugs and rodents who live in your shed and slowly ruin the framing as well. Timber sheds tend to cost more both in the initial investment, and also for maintenance over time.


Steel is by far the most popular choice for a shed's material because it is less expensive than plastic and timber. Not to mention, it offers much better durability, strength, and requires fewer repairs and maintenance. With the steel shed being the most popular shed on the market, home owners have a substantial amount of options when it comes to size and features. From built-in shelving to better performing ventilation, the steel sheds are a lot more versatile at a less expensive price range.

Shed style type

The style of your shed is going to depend entirely upon what it will be storing, as well as where it will be located. Some owners choose to place their sheds in the garage, which means that they can't house fairly tall items because garages tend to be restricting in height. For this option, the flat roof shed is always best.

If you'll be housing your shed in your backyard, you'll have two additional options: the classic pitched roof and the sloped roof. The classic roof is ideal for storing sporting and gardening equipment because it has the capacity to store taller items. While the sloped shed fits both large and small, but it limiting in capacity of the tall items because there's only one end of the shed which can house tall items.


10 September 2015

Renovating Your House

Hello! Welcome to my blog! My name is Julie and I live in a large house in the suburbs of Perth, Australia. My husband and I moved into our current home a couple of years ago and since then we have been working to transform it into our dream place. The house itself is lovely, but the interior looked like something from the 1970s. When we started our renovation project we didn't have a clue what we were doing. However, with each job we completed and each mistake we made, we learnt a new skill. I decided I would like to share what we have learnt here.