Buying the perfect shed starts with choosing the right material. Sheds come in three types of materials: wood, plastic (resin or vinyl), and metal. All three types have pros and cons. This guide of Horti Cubic will help you discover what type of shed best suits your needs and budget.
Resin/HDPE Sheds (Plastic)
What exactly is a resin shed? Resin sheds, or plastic sheds, are one of the most recent types of sheds. They can be made from a variety of materials. Some plastic sheds are vinyl, others are made from polyethylene (the most common type of plastic) or other resin materials. Vinyl and other resin sheds look almost identical. Therefore, many people lump them together. However, there are some differences.
Plastic sheds made form vinyl are fire retardant, while plastic sheds made from other materials may not be. Vinyl sheds tend to be more durable. Vinyl sheds do not crack easily and are more weather resistant. They can usually withstand extreme temperatures better than other plastic sheds. This is a great choice for those who live in hot and humid climates. Overall, plastic sheds resist most elements better than metal and wood.
Wooden sheds are great for those who desire an aesthetically pleasing addition to their yard. Because they are so easy to customize, they are great for the do-it-yourselfer, avid gardener, or those looking for a new art room/workshop. With a wooden shed, the possibilities are nearly endless. Wooden sheds are also very secure and can even be used instead of public storage. However, they do require more maintenance and generally cost more.
A metal shed is great for those who need a cost-effective, simple storage solution. If you do not want or need custom features and simply want to store outdoor items, a metal shed is a good choice. They also work well in most climates, but warm and dry climates will help prevent significant rust build-up. However, if you’re looking for a shed to use as a workshop or multi-purpose room, it’s best to consider another type of shed.